Knit your first hat with Alexa and Emily! Barley is the fourth pattern in the Simple Collection, our free learn-to-knit series.
Prefer to start with a cowl? Try Oats, a simple and snuggly neckwarmer.
|download Barley Hat pattern >|
Tutorials ::: Let's Knit a Hat, knitting in the round using circular needles and DPNs,
|sizing||Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L)
Fits 16 (17.5, 19, 20.5, 22, 23)" head
|materials||70 (80, 90, 110, 150, 170) yds worsted / aran wt yarn (Baby, Child, Adult S, and Adult M samples shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in 'twig', 'winter wheat', 'thoreau' and 'badlands')
|gauge||18 sts and 22 rows / 4" in stockinette stitch
14 sts and 28 rows / 4" in garter stitch
(don't worry about gauge if this is your first knitting project)
|suggested needles||US #6 / 4mm 16" circular needle,
US #8 / 5mm 16" circular and double pointed needles (or as req'd to meet gauge)
|notes||The barley hat is knit in the round from brim to crown. For a slouchier hat, knit an extra inch before decreasing (the child and adult L samples are knit this way).|
For Knitting Teachers - Simple Collection patterns are perfect for use in teaching, and they are free to use! Feel free to use the images from our website, blog, or ravelry when advertising your classes (just give us credit for design and photos). And please ask your students to download a copy from Ravelry or the website. We would love to hear your feedback about how the patterns work in your classes! ~ Alexa & Emily