Knitting Ribbed Stitch: A Free Beginner Knitting Pattern (Hat)

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Knitting ribbed stitch is one of the basic building blocks of knitting! You master knitting the ribbed stitch and you can knit a large number of basic patterns, including the free beginner hat pattern below!

When you’re knitting ribbed stitch, that can mean a lot of different things. But at its most basic, it is columns of knit stitches next to columns of purl stitches.