Chesser pixie hat - knitting pattern

Chesser is a playful Hat featuring a sideways knit brim+body and a vertically knit crown.

Not only are 7 sizes included but there’s also a thorough explanation of how to resize this Hat for different yarn weights and gauges.

Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, picking up sts, provisional cast-on, garter stitch grafting

Gauge: 23 sts x 35 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St. St. 23 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over Garter St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 14 (15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22) in/35.5 (38, 43.25, 45.75, 48.25, 53.25, 55.75) cm
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.); schematic & tutorial for adjusting gauge

Materials you need at home:

  • 86 (104, 124, 145, 168, 198, 231) yd/79 (95, 113, 133, 154, 182, 211) m DK weight plied yarn (Sample shown in Skein Queen Crush DK (246yd/225m per 100g; 75% Wool, 25% Nylon))
  • 65yd/62m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter.St.
  • Set 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Approx 2yd/2m waste yarn
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle
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