Teen’s Tassel Hat – Free Pattern

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There are several patterns for knitted tassel hats already published but I had a hard time finding one for a bigger kid/woman and with yarn in the size I needed (bulky) so I wrote a pattern. This tassel hat is a big hit with my daughter and girls her age. Let me know if you make it, I would love to link back if you post about it.
This hat should fit a young adult or woman. It is 18.5″ circumference (unstretched) and 8″ tall. The top of the hat should fit just about at the top of the head. Hat is knit flat then seamed up the side and top to close.


One skein of Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Fleece Lite
Size 13 needles.
Yarn needle for sewing up hat and weaving in ends.
Crochet hook to assist the attachment of the tassels.

Cast on 44 stitches.
Knit in a 2×2 ribbing (knit, knit, purl, purl) for 2 inches.
Switch to garter stitch (knit both sides of your work) and knit for approximately 6 more inches or until hat is a total of 8 inches long.
Bind off.
Sew up side seam then sew up top to close.
Weave in ends.


To make tassels cut 6 strands of yarn approximately 12 inches long. Fold three in half and pull the fold through the stitches of your knitting and back out on the top corner of the hat. The crochet hook can help you poke them through your knitting. Take the loops off the hook and slip the tassel ends through the loop and pull tight to complete the tassel. Repeat for the other corner. I recommend making a small knot in the yarn at the bottom of each tassel to stop it from fraying.

This is an open source pattern and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ You are free to use the pattern, build upon the pattern, and make the object the pattern provides instructions for for non-commercial purposes only (personal use and charity crafting is allowed). You are required under this license to give credit to me (a link to my blog, my email address, or the pattern is sufficient) for any content you post which contains this work and if you make changes you are required to release the pattern under the same license with credit to original author. Pattern created by Christa Casebeer, web: http://nerdgirlyarns.com , email: christa@nerdgirlyarns.com , Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/linuxchic