Emma's quirky hat for children - knitting pattern

This is a fun little hat, which can be worn as made, or with a twist in the top. One style has equal bands of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch, and the other has a wider band of stocking stitch with a small band of reverse stocking stitch. Add a pom-pom if you like! Ideal for your little elf if made with stripes in Christmas colours. For a smaller or larger size, you simply change the needles up or down. There are three pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. Soft worsted yarn was used for the pictured hats, you don't need to use the yarn specified as long as you make sure that you check the gauge. The hat is knit flat, so only straight needles are required.


  • PDF knitting pattern
  • Written pattern (no chart)
  • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric
  • Suitable for beginners

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * 42 g (1.5 oz) any worsted yarn * Straight knitting needles:
for 16” hat – size 5mm (U.S. 8, or U.K. 6) for 17” hat – size 5.5mm (U.S. 9, or U.K. 5) for 18” hat - size 6mm (U.S. 10, or U.K. 4)
Note: if you prefer a tighter rib, simply use a smaller needle for that section. Use circular needles if you prefer * Yarn needle for sewing up

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Christina Drummond

I learned to knit as a child living in both Ireland and England. I love the intricate work of aran garments, but it was only when my first grandchild came along that I began to design for babies and children - for her first child my daughter had wanted a tiny sweater with a particular aran stitch on the front, I couldn't find a pattern so decided to make one up!

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