December 19, 2020

Make a Needle Knit Edelweiss Hat for Someone You Love!

Inside: Full pattern for the needle knit Edleweiss Hat. Includes written instructions for sizes Toddler to Adult Large and tutorial videos for both right and left handed knitters.

The delicate edelweiss blossom covers the mountainsides of the Alps and now you can duplicate that delicate floral texture with my Edelweiss Hat.  This fitted beanie is stretchy and features a ribbed brim, textured body and decreased crown. This breathable, comfy hat is sure to be loved by everyone in your family.  Or make a few to donate to your community as chemo hats.  Sizes include Toddler to Adult.

The decreased crown shapes the top of the hat for a better fit.  While this pattern is written for a specific gauge the shaping technique may be used with any gauge or hat pattern that uses a multiple of 8 stitches.


By Kristen Mangus

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Medium (#4) weight yarn
Red Heart Chic Sheep (3.5 oz/100 g; 186 yds/170 m) Creme de Mint & Mimosa used in samples. 1 ball.

US 8 (5.00 mm) – 5 DPNs or circular needle.
Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Interchangeable circular needle and Knitter’s Pride Karbonz DPNs used in samples.

Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Stitch marker

Approx = approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit two stitches together 
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl two stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd = Round
St(s) = Stitch(es)

New to knitting? I’ve got a How to Knit Beginner Video Series to teach you ALL the basics.

20 sts x 28 rows in 4” (10 cm) in Edelweiss st.


Toddler (Child, Small, Medium, Large)

Circumference 12.75 (14.5, 16, 17.5, 19.25) inches and [32.25 (37, 40.75, 44.5, 49) cm and 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)  inches [19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm] in height. 


This hat is very stretchy with 3 inches [7.5 cm] of positive ease.  While the finished hat may be slightly smaller than a regular hat it is designed to stretch to fit.

Edelweiss Stitch Close Up


Cast on 64 (72, 80, 88, 96) sts. If using DPNs, divide sts evenly over 4 needles. Connect in the round by switching first and last stitches and place marker between them. 

Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 2, 2) inches [4 (4, 4, 5, 5) cm].

NOTE: For longer brim rep Rnd 1 until desired length.

Edelweiss Stitch Pattern

Before beginning on DPNs, slip last stitch on empty needle and stitch marker for beginning of round. This extra stitch keeps marker in place and is used in Rnd 2.

Rnd 1: Knit all.

Rnd 2: K1, *p2tog, k2tog in same st*. Repeat from * to * until 1 st remains. Slip 1 PW and remove marker. Slip previous st back on left needle. P2tog without dropping sts, move yarn to back and place marker on right needle. K2tog in same st.

Rnd 3: Knit all.  (NOTE: The first st is already knit when finishing Rnd 2.)

Rnd 4: *P2tog, k2tog in same st*. Repeat from * to *, to the end.

Rep Rnds 1-4 in Edelweiss st until work from beg measures approx 5.5 (6, 6.5, 7, 7.5) inches [14 (15, 16.5, 18, 19) cm]. 

needle knit edelweiss hat in progress on DPNs
Almost to the crown decreases…


Starting at the beginning of the round place a stitch marker every 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) sts.   

Rnd 1: *Knit 6 (7, 8, 9, 10), K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 (64, 72, 80, 88)  sts.

Rnd 2 and alt rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: *Knit 5 (6, 7, 8, 9), K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 (56, 64, 72, 80)  sts.

Rnd 5: *Knit 4, (5, 6, 7, 8), K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 (48, 56, 64, 72) sts.

Rnd 7: *Knit 3 (4, 5, 6, 7), K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 (40, 48, 56, 64) sts. 

Rnd 9: *Knit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6), K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 (32, 40, 48, 56) sts. 

Rnd 11: *Knit 1 (2, 3, 4, 5), K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 (24, 32, 40, 48) sts. 

Rnd 13: *Knit 0 (1, 2, 3, 4), K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 (16, 24, 32, 40) sts.  [Toddler Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 15: *Knit X (0, 1, 2, 3), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (8, 16, 24, 32) sts.  [Child Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 17:  *Knit X (X, 0, 1, 2), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, 8, 16, 24) sts.  [Small Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 19:  *Knit X (X, X, 0, 1), K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, X, 8, 16) sts.  [Medium Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]

Rnd 21:  *K2tog. Rep from * around. X (X, X, X, 8) sts.  [Large Size break yarn leaving a long tail and continue with FINISHING below.]


Thread tail through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Weave in tails.

Needle Knit Edelweiss Hat Tutorial Video

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Right handed

Left handed

Check out some of my other needle knit hat patterns:

Seagrass Slouchy
Easy Going Knit Hat
Easy Fair Isle Hat
Boyfriend Hat with Diamond Lace Stitch

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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