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Easy-to-Memorize Blanket & Hat Knitting Patterns, Great for Beginners

With these easy to memorize knitting patterns, it’s simple to knit a blanket and 5 different sizes of hats

Easy to Memorize knitting patterns

Do you ever want to just skip the pattern altogether, when you’re eager to knit? Wouldn’t it be nice if you already had a knitting pattern memorized?

Maybe you’ve just bought a gorgeous yarn bursting with colors, and you don’t even want to fiddle with anything complicated. You just want to use that beautiful yarn and make a nice, simple hat to show off its beauty.

Or maybe you’ve been given a large quantity of yarn, and — wonder of wonders! — it’s all the same weight. It’s many different colors, but you have enough yarn to easily knit a blanket.

Again, you don’t want to mess with a complicated pattern. You just want to dive in and get ‘er done. It’ll probably have lots of different stripes and be bursting with color thanks to all this yarn… who needs anything complex?

If this is what you want or need, you’ve come to the right place!

Below you’ll find knitting patterns for a blanket and for a hat in 5 possible sizes. They’re so simple, you’ll memorize them in no time!

KNIT A BLANKET – So Easy to Memorize

Easy to memorize blanket sample
Here’s a sample of this easy-to-memorize blanket pattern!

The only special supplies for this super-simple pattern are long needles. Better still would be a long circular needle! This will ensure you can hold all the stitches. Gauge won’t matter much; you can use pretty much any yarn you want.

Directions:

  1. Cast on 4 stitches.
  2. Knit into the front and back of the first stitch; knit to the end.
  3. Repeat step 2 until your blanket is half the length you want it to be.
  4. Knit until you get to 2 stitches before the end; knit two together.
  5. Repeat step 4 until you have 4 stitches left. Bind off.

With this simple pattern, you’ll have ample opportunities to make it your own. One possibility, of course, is to add stripes. The diagonal slant will add instant interest to stripes!

Another possible variation is seed stitch. Here’s how you can add a nubby texture to this blanket:

Easy to memorize blanket pattern, seed stitch variation
Looks great in seed stitch, too!
  1. Cast on 4 stitches.
  2. Knit into the front and back of the first stitch; knit to the end.
  3. Repeat step 2 once.
  4. Knit into the front and back of the first stitch. Then, starting with a K1, alternate between knit 1 and purl 1 to the end of the row.
  5. Knit into the front and back of the first stitch. Then look at the next stitch. If it is a knit stitch (with a V shape), purl it. If it is a purl stitch (with the bump facing you), knit it. Then continue alternating between the knit and purl stitch to the end of the row.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the blanket is half the length you desire.
  7. Look at the first stitch of the row. If it is a knit stitch, purl it; if it is a purl stitch, knit it. Then continue alternating between K1 and P1 until 2 stitches from the end of the row. If the third stitch from the end was a purl stitch, knit 2 together. If it was a knit stitch, purl 2 together.
  8. Repeat step 7 until you have 4 stitches left. Bind off.

As you can see, either variation of this knitting is so easy that you can memorize it in no time!

KNIT A SUPER-SIMPLE HAT IN 5 DIFFERENT SIZES

All you need for this easy-to-memorize hat pattern is worsted weight yarn and US 7 straight needles. You’ll knit this hat flat and seam it up at the end.

Easy to memorize preemie hat sample
Easy-to-memorize preemie hat sample

This hat offers 5 size varieties: preemie, infant, child, pre-teen, and teenager/adult. The first number is preemie size; the other sizes are in parentheses.

  1. Cast on 32 stitches (40, 48, 60, 72).
  2. Begin rib stitch: either K1, P1, or K2, P2. Continue every row until the fabric measures 1 inch. This makes the hat brim.
  3. Switch to stockinette stitch. Knit 1 row, then purl 1 row; continue these 2 rows until the fabric is 3 (4, 5, 7, 8) inches long in total.
  4. Decrease for the crown: *Knit 6, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
  5. *Knit 5, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
  6. *Knit 4, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
  7. *Knit 3, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
  8. *Knit 2, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
  9. *Knit 1, knit two together; repeat from * until the end of the row. Purl the next row.
  10. Knit two together; repeat until the end of the row. You’ll have 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) stitches left.
  11. Break yarn; with a yarn needle, pull through remaining stitches on your knitting needle. Turn the hat inside out and sew the seam.

Like the other pattern, you can easily add your own design elements, like stripes or texture, to make this simple pattern truly your own.

For instance, to add seed stitch like with the blanket pattern, follow these instructions in place of step 3:

  • 3a. (right side) K1, P1 all the way across.
  • 3b. (wrong side) P1, K1 all the way across.

When you have the length required for your chosen size, just continue with step 4.

With these easy to memorize knitting patterns, you’ll have freedom. Enjoy the freedom of quick, simple ways to knit a blanket or a hat anytime you wish!

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2 Comments

  1. Hi
    I would like to knit scarves for homeless people. I only do one basic stitch and would like to know if you could help me with a few questions. Basically, yarn type, how long, how wide etc.
    Thank you
    Jody