After I made the Barbie hat and still had an itch to keep to knitting I decided what better to knit on a hat besides “I am Kenough.” 🤣 lol. It was something I could not resist to make! Though it was a bit tricky because I have not put a set of words on a knit hat before, since I have only done the duplicate stitch a few times. I am just glad I managed it to fit in I think under 40 sts (columns for the chart) so it was able to fit on the front of the hat! When I showed this hat to my friends they loved it! I basically used the same hat pattern as the barbie hat and so this is a similar rough outline of what I did because my knitting gauge again was a bit weird and will have the chart as well.

I ended up being so glad I had leftover pride yarn that I got from I think Joann’s because it had similar enough colors from the hoodie it was on in that scene from the Barbie movie.


Ah, I am still figuring out gauge since a similar thing happened as the Barbie beanie, where the label says one thing, and I used same sized-needles, and my gauge still turned out a bit larger than what the label said. I think my gauge was 16 sts by 22 rows in stockinette stitch for a 4-inch (10 cm) swatch with 4.5 mm needles, and the yarn label said 17 sts by 24 rows with 4.5 mm needles. Aim for that gauge or like 16+ sts. The reason I suggest this is because of the size of duplicate stitch chart. In order for it to fit on the front of the hat, you want the hat be at least to 2x times the amount of sts (columns?) than the chart has especially because it is words and to have enough vertical space as well. The sizing of the hat still worked out for me since it was like 22″ and was just a bit loose which I personally don’t mind. Of course if you decide to do less stitches than 80 the full quote ” I am Kenough.” will not be fully visible on the front of the hat


You will be needing 3 colors for this one, I used medium weight yarn (4) for the hat:

  • Color A for the body (I chose Big Twist Living Yarn “Confidence” colored yarn)
  • Color B for inside the K (I chose a white sparkly colored yarn for flair)
  • Color C for the rest of the letters (I used black)
  • 4.0 mm circular knitting needles
  • 4.5 mm circular knitting needles
  • 4.5 mm double-pointed knitting needles
  • needle to weave ends
  • stitch marker


  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • k2tog – knit 2 together
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Making the brim

There are many ways to do a brim, it can be 2 inches or 4 inches to fold over. You can do a k1 p1 or a k2 p2 rib stitch for the brim.

Use the 4.0 mm needles or the smaller needles you have and cast on 88 stitches (if you want a smaller hat cast 80 sts, which will result in a hat that is 20″ in circumference) with the color A yarn and join in the round. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Repeat *k1, p1* across the round (or do a k2,p2 rib stitch)

I stopped when it reached 4″ because I like to fold it over but stop at 2″ if you prefer!


Switch to the 4.5 mm circular knitting needles.

Knit all the stitches (do a stockinette stitch)

Continue working in stockinette stitch until it measures about 5″ – 5.5″ from the edge of brim or to your desired length. Make sure it is at least 22 rows so image from the duplicate stitch will fit.

Crown Shaping

Here we will be decreasing, and you can go ahead and start using your 4.5 mm double-pointed needles as needed here.

Round 1: Repeat *k6, k2tog* across the round. 77 (70) sts.

Round 2: Knit all the stitches

Round 3: Repeat *k5, k2tog* across the round. 66 (60) sts.

Round 4: Knit all the stitches

Round 5: Repeat *k4, k2tog* across the round. 55 (50) sts.

Round 6: Knit all the stitches

Round 7: Repeat *k3, k2tog* across the round. 44 (40) sts.

Round 8: Knit all the stitches

Round 9: Repeat *k2, k2tog* across the round. 33 (30) sts.

Round 10: Knit all the stitches

Round 11: Repeat *k1, k2tog* across the round. 22 (20) sts.

Do you want a pony tail? If you do I suggest casting off here, cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

Round 12: Knit all the stitches

Round 13: Repeat *k2tog* across the round. 11 (10) sts.

Cut tail to weave in ends.

Duplicate Stitch

For this hat, I have only done duplicate stitch a few times but please look up videos if you need help. For this one I started on the third row above the edge of the brim for the duplicate stitch. I started with color B for the k, then did the rest of the letters with color C. You will have to carry the yarn for the letters with color c yarn so it should only show the carries on the inside of the hat. Once you are done with each color, cut and weave in the ends.

It should look similar to this. I did stretch the hat so you can get an idea of how the text will look like on the hat!

You can add a pom pom on the end of the hat, but I kept it as. I hope you had fun making the hat, and are able to show people you are Kenough! 😁 I know this is a knit pattern but you can try to use it for crochet, or even enlarge the chart to put on a bag or a pillow as well. If you make it feel free to post it and tag me on my socials! I’d love to see how it turned out and the color combos you used! Also there might be one or two more I might make for as a barbie hat series.

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