Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Chunky Brimmed Winter

I wrote up the pattern, but I want to say this up front, I like my hat where it has it's own shape and pops on my head-I have thick hair and don't like it squeezing my head. If you prefer a snugger hat, stop increasing after round 6 and do even rows from row 7-22.

Yarn used: Wool Ease Thick N Quick-102 yards, 6 ounce skein-1 skein
You may use two strands of worsted weight yarn held together throughout or a bulky wool yarn.

Hook size: 9 mm (this was an M hook for me, check MM size, each manufacturer is different)

Notions needed: Stitch marker (or safety pin), tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: 8 sc = 4"

Finished size: Almost 24" in circumference


Foundation row: Chain 4, join w/ sl st to form a ring. Work 6 sc into ring. Place marker in last sc (you will move the marker up for each round-this is worked in a spiral and until round 8 (or 7 for the smaller hat) you will have an increase made in the marked stitch for each round. (Doing the hat using this method will ensure no seam)

Round 1: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
Round 2: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next (inc made)* repeat around (18 sc)
Round 3: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (24 sc)
Round 4: *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)*around (30 sc)
Round 5: *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (36 sc)
Round 6: *1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (42 sc)
Round 7: *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next (inc)* around (48 sc)

At this round, the hat should measure 7" across when laid flat

Rounds 8-23: 1 sc in each sc around (even, no increasing).

Fold up brim and go!

This pattern and all its contents are ©copyrighted January 2007 to Deneen St Amour and may not be copied, reproduced in any way, or used for profit in any way. Pattern is for your personal use only. You may sell the finished item. You may post a link to the pattern.

This is untested-any errors or questions, contact me at yarnsandmusings(at)


Marvie said...

Love the hat! Saving this pattern! Thanks for sharing it =)

Regina aka Lady Garnet Moon said...

Wonderful Hat! I will be making one tonight. With my alopecia, a hat like this will be wonderful on the super chilly days! Thanks!

Lucy said...

That looks great...thanks for the pattern! How you feeling???

Mimi said...

That is cute! I also dont want a snug fit...

Cindy said...

Very nice! great pattern.

Bron said...

Thanks so much for the pattern! We can SO use it with another huge winter storm coming our way. :) I'm making one tomorrow!!!!

Pink said...

OMG, Deneen...I love that hat AND I was asked to make something similar to this today for someone at 'bout that?! Thank you for sharing.

Vik said...

Hi Deneen! I love this hat! Thanks for sharing!
I´m spending the whole month January at the beach -summer holidays here- that´s why I´m not visiting so often as usual here!

Wendy said...

Great hat!!

KnitXcorE said...

one day i will be a hooker... and on that day I'm making your hat!

Donna said...

Love this hat...I have a lot of hair too, and this is perfect! I'm saving this pattern too!

llp said...

Great pattern, thank you very much. When I measured the crown, mine was at 6.75 inches, so I added an extra round at the end to ensure my husband's ears were covered. I used Naturelle Chunky wool. It looks great!

Anonymous said...

Loved this pattern! I used 2 strands of worsted weight together and added 3 rows of doubles at the end to make a floppier brim. Thanks for sharing!!

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