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Gilmore Girls Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern

Learn to make your Gilmore Girls Ribbed Knit Hat inspired by Lorelai’s adorably cozy beanie! As soon as the trailer came out and I saw the character Lorelai was wearing it, I was obsessed to figure out how to write up the pattern for you.

I had so much fun making it and I think you are going to have a blast mastering this ribbed knitted hat on circular needles.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

Knitted Ribbed Hat in Grey yarn color with faux fur pom pom
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Knitting Supplies

• Worsted Weighted Yarn, in any fiber, & color of your choice
My example was knitted with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Silver Heather
• Circular Knitting Needles: Size 8 US, 16″ long
• 4 Double Pointed Knitting Needles: Size 8 US
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle
• Pom-Pom (optional) Learn How to Make Faux Fur Pom-Pom

MATERIALS How to Knit a Hat Inspired by Gilmore Girls | Easy Ribbed Knitted Hat, Cap, Beanie with Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial, DIY Craft

Knitting Techniques

How to Knit on Circular Needles in 5 Easy Steps for Beginning Knitters with Studio Knit | Watch Free Knitting Video Tutorial

Finished Hats by Fellow Knitters

Ravelry allows us to share our knitted projects. I love seeing all of your creative projects created with my free knitting patterns! Check out all the finished and work-in-progress Gilmore Girls Hats by fellow Ravelry knitters!

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PRINTABLE PATTERN for the Gilmore Girls Hat

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Written Knitting Pattern

Knitted Ribbed Hat in gray colored yarn with faux fur pompom


  • Cast On 101 Stitches onto your Circular Needle
  • Slip 1 Stitch from Right to Left Needle to Join
  • Row 1: K2Tog, P1, * K1, P1*
  • All Rows: * K1, P1 * Until height is 3 inches
Hat brim knitted on circular needles.



All Rows: * K3, P2 * for 6 inches, until the total height is 9 inches



  • Row 1: * K3, P2, K2tog, K1, P2 * (90 stitches remain)
  • Row 2: *K3, P2, K2tog, P2 * (80 stitches remain)
  • Row 3: *K3, P2, P2tog, P1 * (70 stitches remain)
  • Row 4: *K3, P2, P2tog * (60 stitches remain)
  • Row 5: *K3, P1, P2tog * (50 stitches remain)
  • Row 6: *K2tog, K1, P2 * (40 stitches remain)
  • Row 7: *K2tog, P2 * (30 stitches remain)
  • Row 8: * K2tog, P1 * (20 sts remain)
  • Row 9: *K2tog * (10 sts remain)
  • Row 10: *K2tog * (5 sts remain)

Knitting the crown of a hat on circular needles.

Knitting the crown of a hat on circular needles.

Knitting the top of a hat with double pointed needles.



Make Faux Fur Pompoms

Making Pom Poms yourself is so much more affordable than purchasing them premade. You can get really creative with your color choices and sizes. Learn how I made my faux fur pom-poms for hats today!

How to Make a Faux Fur Pom-Pom with Studio Knit | DIY Craft

Thank You for Visiting Studio Knit

I hope you are inspired to knit up this classic ribbed hat pattern in your next knitting project. Make sure to check out my popular Bubble Beanie and Slouchy Beanie Hat Patterns, too!

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Happy knitting to you!

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