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Trento Knit Hat an Easy Knitting Pattern

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The Trento Hat is an easy knitting pattern in sizes for the family. Knits and purls in a simple four row repeat create this lovely texture.

This beanie knits up fairly quickly in worsted weight yarn. I love how the solid color and texture work up.

Even with this darker purple yarn, the stitches still pop. This stitch pattern is the double moss stitch.

Purple knit beanie laid flat.
The texture on this knit hat looks great even in darker colors.

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Go here to get a tutorial on how to knit the double moss stitch in the round and flat.

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This hat knits up nicely in Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch, a #4 medium worsted weight yarn. Since I knit it in my daughter’s size having a wearable yarn is a must.

When we take time to hand make our knits we want our loved ones to wear them. This acrylic, anti-pilling yarn makes it easy to keep them looking great too.

I love that the Basic Stitch comes in such a wide variety of colors. They also have a Basic Stitch Premium yarn in this line.


I love knitting. The repetition is so soothing to me. The Trento Hat is knit with basic knits and purls.

There is a 4 row repeat that gives us that texture we crave. And it’s simple enough to memorize.

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A girl in a purple knit hat.


  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch in purple.
  • Rec yarn by size:
  • Toddler 95yds/87m
  • Child 105yds/96m
  • Teen/Sm Adult 115yds/105m
  • M/L Adult 125yds/114m 
  • 4.5mm circular needles with 16” cables (or longer 24”+ for magic loop), or needle size needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape


  1. This hat is knit in the round. You may use your preferred method for joining and knitting in the round.
  2. Pattern requires a stitch multiple of 4.
  3. Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round and move it up for each round.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

BO – bind off

BOR – beginning of round

CO – Cast On here are 4 easy cast ons for beginners.

K – knit 

K2tog – knit two together

P – purl

P2tog – purl two together

rep – repeat  

rnd – round

sk – skip the indicated stitch

sm – stitch marker

st(s) – stitch(es)

You can use any cast on method for this pattern. Pia from StitchesNScraps has a really nice tutorial for an alternating cable cast on, or seed stitch cast on that works well for hat ribbing.

The purple knit hat is laid flat with yarn, needle and scissors.


4”/10cm x 4”/10cm =16 sts x 30 rounds in pattern, before blocking




This hat is worked bottom up in the round. We’ll start with a basic rib stitch for the brim. The body of the hat is 4 rnd repeat. To close up the top we’ll do two rounds of decreases and finish off by threading the tail through the remaining live stitches.


Negative Ease = 2”/5cm where hat ribbing is intentionally 2”/5cm smaller than head circumference and stretches to fit. To fit age (head circumference): toddler (18”/45.7cm), child (20”/50.8cm), teen/sm adult (21”/53.3cm), med/lg adult (22”/56cm)

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The purple knit hat is laid flat with yarn, needle and scissors.

Trento Knit Hat Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

The Trento Hat is lightly textured and knit in worsted weight yarn this simple hat has an easy 4 row repeat.


  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand’s Basic Stitch in purple.
  • Rec yarn by size: Toddler 95yds/87m, Child 105yds/96m, Teen/Sm Adult 115yds/105m, M/L Adult 125yds/114m


  • 4.5mm circular needles with 16” cables (or longer 24”+ for magic loop), or needle size needed to meet gauge
  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape



    Toddler (Child, Teen/Sm Adult, Med/Lg Adult)

    CO 68 (76, 84, 92) join in the round, be careful not to twist. Place SM to mark BOR.
    Rnds 1-8. *K1 P1 rep from * around, or until ribbing measures 1.5”/3.8cm tall. Move SM up each Rnd.

Hat Body

  1. Rnd 1. *K2, P2 rep from * around.
  2. Rnd 2. *P2, K2 rep from * around.
  3. Rnd 3. *P2, K2 rep from * around.
  4. Rnd 4. *K2, P2 rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1-4 until hat measures 7”/17.8cm tall including ribbing.

Child/Teen/Sm Adult
Rep Rnds 1-4 until hat measures 7.5”/19cm tall including ribbing.

Med/Lg Adult Sizes
Rep Rnds 1-4 until hat measures 8.5”/21.6cm tall including ribbing.


  1. Rep Rnd 1.
  2. Rep Rnd 2.
  3. Rnd 3. *P2, k2tog rep from * around.
  4. Rnd 4. *P2tog, K1 Rep from * around.


  1. Cut a long tail. 8-12" is plenty of length.
  2. Weave long tail through all live stitches
    and pull closed. The yarn needle is thread through the first few stitches to close the hat.
  3. Sew hole closed.
  4. Weave in ends.

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  1. I made this hat and love it. It is very warm. Now I need a scarf pattern that would go well with it. Any ideas greatly appreciated.