Jason's adult winter hat - knitting pattern

A hat for the cold weather, with chunky cables, earflaps and braids. This was inspired by my son who wanted a fashionable and functional hat to wear at the ski hill, where he goes at the first sign of snow. The original design was for my son, who has a lot of wild curly hair! So the size is medium to large. As decreasing stitches for a smaller size will not work because of the pattern, I suggest using a smaller needle if this hat is going to be for someone with a smaller head (or not a lot of hair!).
There are four pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. Double knitting yarn was used for the pictured garment, 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 intermediate or advanced knitters

Materials you need at home:

You will need: * Sirdar Country Style DK, [45% acrylic, 40% nylon, 15% wool; 348 yds per 100g]; naturelle; 1 ball of 100g. Any double-knitting yarn may be substituted, but as the yarn used is light in weight, please check the yardage rather than the weight when choosing another yarn. * 1 set US #11/8mm straight needles * 1 cable needle * Yarn needle for sewing

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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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