Sock yarn hat pattern flat to circular?

Hello all,

Got a great free pattern at the lys the other day with a skein of sock yarn… only takes one skein of Happy Feet. Problem is the hat is knitted flat and I would like to knit it in the round. I cant find the pattern online anywhere and assume I cant post it. Are there any websites, etc. that help or have instructions on converting a pattern?

It is basically a beanie with 1x1 ribbing for an inch or so, then 3x3 ribbing… the decreasing is what has me worried as it includes ssk and I dont know how I would make that look right when always on the right side? KWIM?

Ive looked all over and cant find a similar pattern with fingering weight yarn…


Are the decreases on both RS and WS rows? Could you post a decrese row or two?

Sure can :slight_smile:

row 1 (RS): K1, *(K2, SSK, P2, K3, P3), REPEAT FROM * TO LAST ST, END K1.
ROW 2 (WS): P1, *(K3, P3, K2, P3), REPEAT FROM * TO LAST ST, END P1.

HEY! After typing these out and really looking closely, it appears the ssk only shows up on the right side rows, so I think I CAN do this!!!

So, just to clarify, for the above rows in the round, I would:

row 1: K1, *(K2, SSK, P2, K3, P3), repeat from * to last st, end k1.
row 2: K1, *(P3, K3, P2, K3), repeat from * to last st, end k1.

is that right? just change any knits to purls and purls to knits on the wrong side rows?


you got it!


For the rib sts just keep the ‘WS’ stitches in pattern since there’s no decreases there. Just knit or purl the sts, however the RS decreases left the stitches.