View Full Version : looking for an easy hat pattern with a brim

02-08-2007, 10:14 AM
I have searched the forums but can't find what I think I am looking for. I made my nephew a knitted hat and he has now asked me if I can make him the same type but with a brim. The hat I made was just a simple hat where I knit and purled for the bottom of the hat and then just knitted the rest all done in the round.

But he wants a hat like a baseball hat. I have seen the newsboy type hats and a fancy hat with a brim that was a womans hat.

And I need it to be relatively easy!

Anyone know of a pattern?


02-08-2007, 10:46 AM
I've been looking for a similar pattern. My daughter wants one. I think its basically a beanie with brim. Like a newsboy, but more form fitting. I haven't found one yet.

02-08-2007, 11:02 AM
This one seems to be really popular.


Hope it helps


02-09-2007, 12:51 AM
My nephew sent me this link and said this is the type of hat he wants me to knit...............I cannot make a pattern........anyone know of one for something like this. Not a newsboy hat..........or one with a large brim.


02-09-2007, 08:48 AM
You could knit a basic touque, the borrow the brim pattern from Topi, just knitit 1/2 the width the pattern calls for, I know I have seen a pattern somewhere for a hat similar to it though.

02-11-2007, 11:40 PM
I found an interesting pattern. Maybe not "exactly" what you are looking for...but, what do you think about this? http://vickiehowell.com/2006/05/brimster-free-pattern-of-month_01.html

02-12-2007, 12:33 AM
Thanks Jill. I saw this too but it is too Sherlock Holmesish for my nephew. He wants his own signature type hat that all the skate boarders and all are wearing. I hope to get to my local yarn shop tomorrow to ask them!

My nephew is such a hoot and asked for a hat with a large pom pom! I made it for him and he loves it! But now wants his own signature hat and wants me to embroider his name on the side too. Say's he'll never take it off if I can make it! So of course I will find a way to do this!!!!

02-12-2007, 03:28 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: You're right! Now that I look at it, it does look like Sherlock Holmes!
I should have asked my daughter. She wants a beanie, like the one in the your pictures. If you are able to find a pattern, let me know!
My son is easy, he likes the basic beanie. My daughter likes the skater type beanies, something a little different.

07-05-2009, 02:48 AM
I think I've found what you're looking for. It's a fairly simple pattern using k2p2 for the brim area and k1 row p1 row for the rest. It's made to fit a baby but you can use the gauge to make it bigger.. I think the number of stitches should be a multiple of 4, buy you'll have to see as you go.


07-05-2009, 10:38 AM
Take a look at this one. You'll have to scroll down pretty far, it's a blog entry from August 08, but it's sized for an adult and you could eliminate the stripes to simplify it.


Jan in CA
07-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Umm... Delicious and yarncharmer...this post is a couple years old. I suspect she's already found the hat by now. :teehee:

07-08-2009, 06:36 AM
ahhh, well... wonder why it got dredged back up to the top then... what did you do delicious? :roflhard: Just kidding, of course -- welcome to KH!

You know, when I first started knitting and would google some technique, KH would often come up in my searches. Sometimes the posts it linked to would be really old, so it's easy to see how old things gets brought back. I sometimes pay attention to the dates, but not always...

07-15-2009, 10:09 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Well, I am glad it did resurface - it is exactly the pattern I needed! We were talking about a brimmed beanie at Spinning group at the weekend and I said I would try to find a pattern. Thank you everyone!

07-19-2009, 09:26 PM
Yippee!! :cheering: I'm happy it helped! Be sure and show us your hat when it's done. :happydance: