After knitting a hat in the round, you will want to take it off the needles, then weave in your loose ends. Instead of “bind off,” many knitting patterns worked in the round will use the instruction “draw yarn through the remaining stitches.” To do this, you will use a darning needle to anchor your final stitches with your loose end. After taking your hat off the needles, you can use your yarn tails to close gaps and smooth edges before you tie them off.
Below you will find both video and written guides to help you learn how to finish knit hats.
Video Guide: How to Finish Knit Hats (Bind Off & Weave in Loose Ends)
Written Guides: How to Finish Knit Hats
Draw Yarn Thru Remaining Stitches:
Weave in the Top Tail:
Weave in the Cast-on Tail:
Practice With My Knitting Patterns
Ready to try it?
You will finish Simple Knit Beanie hats with the yarn tails as I’ve shown you in this lesson.
My Slouch Hat pattern is finished by weaving in the loose ends in the same manner.
Next, let’s learn to make knitting increases. The “Make One” increases add stitches to your rows. Learning these stitches will allow you to shape the thumbs of gloves and more.