Today we will learn 5 ways to knit a simple square hat with knitting needles. The simplest knitted hat is a real find for beginners in knitting. The hat pattern has the shape of a rectangle and the crown without decrease.

You can easily knit such a hat if you only know how to knit a scarf.

The top of the hat can be beautifully decorated in 5 different ways.

The finished hat has a slightly elongated shape. The length of the hanging part of the hat can be changed by folding the bottom edge in the form of a lapel.

**How to knit a simple ****square**** hat**

A simple square hat is suitable for both young children and adults.

To get started, make some simple measurements and simple calculations. And you can easily knit a square hat.

**Knitting pattern**

In order to correctly calculate the number of loops, a sample is knitted before starting work.

Next, the sample is erased. Washing allows you to avoid unpleasant surprises when caring for finished products.

After washing, measurements are taken and the density of knitting is determined.

The density shows the number of loops and rows in a square with a side of 10 cm.

It depends on the pattern, the thickness of the yarn and the number of knitting needles.

**How to determine the size of the hat**

To correctly determine the size of the hat, measuring the head with a partner meter will help. Measurements are taken at the widest point of the head, just above the ears.

**Calculation of the number of stitches**

We measured the size of the head. Now let’s calculate the number of loops.

The measurement is reduced by 2-3 cm. Then the hat will sit tightly on the head.

For measuring 55 cm:

52 cm = 55 cm — 3 cm.

Calculate the number of loops. Multiply to calculate the size of the head by the number of loops in the sample of 10 cm.

94 st. = 52 cm * 18 st. / 10 cm

Or enter the measurements in the fields of the calculator, and it will do the calculations for you.

The height of the simple square hat will be half the circumference of the head.

26 cm = 52 cm / 2

To calculate the number of rows, enter measurements in the fields of the calculator.

**Step by step description of a simple square hat**

Take straight needles and cast on the required number of stitches. First, knit an elastic band 3 cm long. Then knit with the front stitch.

When the hat is the desired length, close the loops.

Fold the hat in half and sew the back of the hat with a large needle.

It remains to arrange the top of the head. This can be done in different 5 ways.

**Hat ****«****candy****» **

The candy hat is simple and original.

To decorate the top of the head, crochet a cord about 50 cm long. Pass the cord 3 cm below the edge of the hat. Tie the cord at the top of the hat. Tie the string into a bow.

If you loosen the lace and straighten the top of your head. That hat can easily turn into a snood.

**Нat «flower»**

The top of the head, laid in the form of a flower, looks beautiful. The number of petals can be any – 4, 5, 6, 7. For a cap of thin yarn, you can make a crown with 6, 7 petals. For bulk yarn or yarn of medium thickness – 4, 5 petals.

The cap is turned inside out. The top of the head is laid out in the form of a flower with the right number of petals. Then each petal is sewn separately with a knitted seam. If a small hole has formed in the center, a thread is threaded through it. After that, the hole sewn up.

**Hat «Harlekino»**

For children, you can knit a hat “Harlequin” with pompoms.

To decorate the crown, you need to divide the upper edge into 3 equal parts. Mark the control points with markers and connect them together in the center of the crown. Sew the resulting parts with a knitted stitch. And then sew on the pom poms.

**Knitting pattern for a beanie hat**

The top of the beanie hat is the simplest. Sew the top of the hat with running stitches and tighten the thread well.

Take yarn (250 m / 100 gr.) And long knitting needles number 4.5.

Cast on 80 stitches. Knit 12 rows with an elastic band – 2 persons.p., 2 out.

Work 80 rows in stockinette stitch. Alternate rows with knit and purl stitches.

When the cap measures 32 cm, close the loops.

Fold the hat right side out. Sew the back seam. Then pass the remaining thread through the top edge, tighten the thread and secure the ends.

**Нat «envelope»**

The top of the simple square hat is laid out in the form of an envelope.

The top of the hat is divided into 4 parts with the same number of loops. Control points connect at the center. The parts are folded together and sewn with a knitted seam. The hat turns right side out. Corners straighten out.

Take yarn (250 m / 100 gr.) And long knitting needles number 4.5.

Cast on 80 stitches. Knit 16 rows with an elastic band – 1 persons.p., 1 out.

Work 80 rows in stockinette stitch. Alternate rows with knit and purl stitches.

When the a simple square hat measures 32 cm, close the loops.

Fold the hat right side out. Sew the back seam. Then sew the top of the hat in the form of an envelope.

**Conclusion**

I hope that you can knit a simple square hat with knitting needles using one 5 ways.

To make calculations for the cap, our calculator will help you.

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