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Double brim pattern knitted hat

Ok, I’m off the Hyyge yarn and crochet for a bit. It’s time to go down the knitting rabbit hole! I’m always trying to grow my knitting library, and this knitted hat pattern is a great addition.

I’m really enjoying making these knitted hats right now. They’re very beginner friendly, and while the free knitted hat pattern is kind of a one size fits all, I’m definitely going to work on adding more, in depth knitted hat patterns for free in the future.

I’m also on a faux fur pom pom kick right now (I’m even learning how to make them), but you can skip that part and the hat’s are still beautiful without them.

There’s also a video tutorial for added ease. If you’d like the printable PDF version of this pattern with different sizes( women’s : S – L ), visit my Etsy shop here

the finished knitted hat pattern with the added pom pom

I’ve included a list of all the materials, some of which are affiliate links (you know the drill). I hope you enjoy this simple little knitting project. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on here or my social media for answers. Enjoy 🙂


Stitches used & code

  • co = cast on
  • bo = bind off
  • k = knit
  • rep = repeat
  • pm = place marker
  • st = stitch(es)

Gauge : 14 st x 20 rows = 4″

Size and Measurements :

  • Size M ( fit most women ) = 18″ circumference stretches out to 21″ wide x 9″ tall

Notes :

  • First color(color A) it’s going to be inside of the brim
  • Place marker at beginning of round


Double Brim Knitted Hat Pattern

co 63 st, pm and Join for working in the round( make sure not to twist st )

Round 1 – 18 ( color A ) : k all

Round 19 – 32 ( color B ) : k all

Round 33 ( color B ) : Fold your brim inside the hat and take the first co st into left needle and then k the first st and first co st together and repeat with each st and each co st around. ( check picture below )

working on the double brim portion of the pattern for knitted hat

Round 34 – 60 ( color B ) : k all

*The end of round 60, cut the yarn and leave 18″ tails.

Closing up the hat

Draw through remaining stitches around. Pull tight and bring your tail through to the inside of the hat. Make as many knots as you need till the hat feels secure. Weave the end and trim the tail.

Attaching pom pom

Attach the pom pom to the outside top, tie a few knots from the inside of the hat

Congratulations, you’ve made a hat, nice job!

the interior view of the finished double brim pattern knitted hat

the finished product of the knitted hat pattern in two colors with fax fur pom poms added

Deb Scholes

Thursday 16th of February 2023

I love this pattern. The underside of the double brim is great for using up bits of yarn. I make stripes of 3 x 4 rows and 1 x 6 rows. Made lots. I block it before drawing up the yarn at the end. I cast on 73 stitches for a lady and 79 for a man. My head measures 56cm. I have been using Rowan Cocoon (115m/100g) on 6mm needles. Thank you so much for the pattern.


Thursday 6th of April 2023

That's brilliant Deb! You're a pro. Me too, it's one of the first knitting patterns I ever made.

You're most welcome, thank you so much for your support and kind words. I love to hear from beginners but I love to hear from the veteran knitters anytime. Please keep up the great work.

Terry Burns

Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

I made 3 of these hats for my guys at Christmas! My husband went out ice fishing and said it is the warmest hat he has ever owned! Your instructions are easy to follow and the video really helps too. Thank you!


Saturday 7th of January 2023

That's wonderful to hear, thank you for the kind feedback! You're welcome, it's my pleasure to share with you. It definitely makes for a warm cozy hat.


Friday 2nd of December 2022

Hi. I purchased your pattern on Etsy and am making size large with cast on of 70 in Pattons Alpaca Blend. US 9 needles to get horizontal gauge. I used a provisional crochet cast on to make picking up the brim stitches easier. How many inches is it supposed to measure from the bottom edge of the fold brim (row 16) to row 60? My hat is nowhere near 12" tall. Thanks.


Sunday 4th of December 2022

Hi Diane, I'm so sorry about that, I need to redo that part of the pattern. I know I answered on Etsy, but just for good measure, row 16 to 60 will be 9 inches. Thanks for your patience.


Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Hi, thank you for sharing this pattern! I just watched your video :) I would like to make this hat for my elderly dad (70 years old). Should I cast on more or make it longer? Or can I just stick to the medium size? He lives in a remote area and due to Covid I’m not able to go see him in person so I don’t know the size. It would be greatly appreciated if you could advise. Thank you!


Friday 21st of January 2022

Hi Ellie, That's hard to say not knowing his size. Medium would be sort of a catch all size, but I'd rather err on the side of too big. A too big hat still keeps you warm where a too small hat isn't much use. Maybe a large?

Shawna Blimkie

Friday 31st of December 2021

Ive been knitting for a few years now and I have always wanted to try to do the double brim, however, the provisional cast on and finding the right leg seems somewhat daunting and I have stayed away from it. I found this video a while back and again most recently and was literally put at ease watching you do this. Very descriptive as I am a visual learner, this really made my day, and I will be casting on once I purchase your pattern. I live in Northern Alberta Canada and a double brim is the way to go, as we speak, it is New Year’s Eve, and the temperature here is -39 Celsius! I will spend my days off making one of these for myself! Thank you again and Happy New Year! 2022 has to bring good things to all!


Friday 31st of December 2021

Hi Shawna, thanks for the kind comment. I was always intimidated by the double brim too until I just tried it. I think most things in knitting seem so complex and over our heads, but I've found that's usually not the reality when I try it. Besides, it's a fun challenge to overcome. I only wear double brims in MN too, not quite negative 39 but not that far most days this time of year. Good luck on your knitting and hope you have a wonderful new year! Fingers crossed it's better than last year!