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Modern Rib Hat – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am back with this fantastically quick and fun Modern Rib Hat for you! Get those needles roaring by the fire and whip up one for everyone you know. Don’t forget that this warm, squishy hat can be worn four different ways. Click here to see how you can style this hat.

Here is some information you might like to know:


Size: baby (toddler, small child, large child/teen/adult)

Finished hat to fit head circumference in inches as follows: 13-15 inches (16-18 inches, 18-20 inches, 20-22 inches)

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein for smallest two sizes, 2 skeins for the two largest sizes in Firefly #7505

Needles: US size 7 needles, sixteen-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch



The pattern is written for the single color hat but I included the information for the striped version in the photo above and below. The striped version of the Modern Rib Hat is knitted in the largest size. I just completed it this morning and it looks great. Here is the yarn information for the striped version, you will need one skein of each in Spud & Chloë Sweater:


Popsicle #7501, Chipmunk #7511, Splash #7510, Pollen #7508, Watermelon #7512, Grass #7502, Moonlight #7507

As always, you could use any of the Sweater colors or combination of Sweater colors to come up with your own beautiful hat!

Okay, hat knitters, get a move on with this one!

Here is the Ravelry link for the Modern Rib Hat.

Have fun!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Modern Rib Hat!

23 Responses to “Modern Rib Hat – Free Pattern!”

  1. November 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm gigi says:

    I’ve been waiting for this since I saw the pix the other day! I’m ordering my yarn right now. This year, hats for everyone!

  2. November 25, 2009 at 4:14 pm ToniC says:

    Thanks for the pattern! I have an elephant and a hippo to knit by Christmas, so if I need a break on bigger needles, I can do some basic ribbing and have a gift for the charity basket. I finally got my “Itty Bitty Toys” book, and I love it. Next summer my first grand nephew or niece will be born, and I’m eyeing the ducks! Or maybe the frog/turtle reversible. Or the sleepy puppies. Or …

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. November 26, 2009 at 9:14 am Cathey says:

    I can’t wait to make this hat. Going to go to Loops in Tulsa Okla. Friday to get my Spud and Chloe yarn to make project. Can’t wait!

  4. November 26, 2009 at 3:08 pm Terrie says:

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. November 30, 2009 at 8:53 am Agnes says:

    done! it’s awesome… ;)

  6. December 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm Amberlee says:

    Another cute item–my dd has wanted a hat like this! Tks again

  7. August 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm Dina says:

    Thank you for sharing your patterns. I love this hat!

  8. October 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm Nancy says:

    I can’t download the pdf. :(

    • October 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm sanderson says:

      I just tried it and it seems to work fine. Hmmmmm….

  9. November 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm Joan says:

    Hi Susan- I love this pattern, but the pdf link is not working. Is there an alternative?

    • November 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm sanderson says:

      I just popped on and tried the link and the pdf opened right up. It may be your computer. Maybe try again or on a different computer?

  10. May 20, 2011 at 8:11 am noemi says:

    what does Firefly mean, I am new to knitting

    • May 20, 2011 at 8:37 am sanderson says:

      Firefly is the yarn colorway.

  11. September 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm Sarah says:

    Hi. I love this pattern. I am going to knit up a white one for my daughter’s smurf costume. I’m trying to download the pattern, but it won’t work. I’ve tried on three different computers now. I see that a few others had problems. Do you have any tips? Thanks.

  12. September 17, 2011 at 2:27 am Tragamonedas says:

    granda a delames si porio renteso con radotern. reluzia aupededo se ralacomo son dantar mi fivento ramolvera y finho cumilh cobricovo.

  13. October 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm carrie says:

    i am having problems with the 1st decrease row its not coming out right is anyone else having this problem

  14. December 16, 2011 at 12:00 am Cornelius Tkacz says:

    Excellent web website. Lots of useful info here. I am sending it to several buddies ans moreover sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you within your sweat!

  15. December 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm Kasha Motamed says:

    always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from……