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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 🙂


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Stitches used & code

  • CO = cast on
  • K = knit
  • PM = place marker
  • ST = stitch(es)

Skill: Easy

Gauge : 14 st x 20 rows = 4″ In stockinette stitch

Notes :

  • This pattern made as US women’s size S(M, L)
  • First color (Color A) it’s going to be in side of the brim
  • Place marker at beginning of round

Finished Hat Measurements (After blocked)

  • S : Smaller heads = 16″ circumference stretches out to 19″ x 9″ tall
  • M : Most women = 18″ circumference stretches out to 21″ x 9″ tall
  • L : Larger heads = 20″ circumference stretches out to 23″ x 9″ tall


Double Brim Knitted Hat Pattern

CO 56(63, 70) ST, PM and Join for working in the round (Make sure not to twist ST)

Round 1 – 18 (Color A): K all ST around. Total of 56(63, 70) ST

Round 19 – 32 (Color B): K all ST around. Total of 56(63, 70) ST

Round 33 (Color B): Fold your brim inside the hat and take the first CO ST into the left needle and then K the first ST and first CO ST together and repeat with each ST and each CO ST around. Total of 56(63, 70) ST. Check picture below

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

Round 34 – 60 (Color B): K all ST around. Total of 56(63, 70) ST

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


Sunday 4th of February 2024

Many thanks for the detailed explanations and the video tutorial. They’re very helpful.


Friday 16th of February 2024

You're very welcome, thank for the nice comment!


Sunday 3rd of December 2023

could i use worsted weight yarn instead? If so, how many cast on stitches?


Monday 18th of December 2023

Hi Suzanne. Theoretically, you could use any weight yarn you wanted, if you are experienced enough to make the adjustments. However, I don't recommend it if you want to use a pattern. It would be a totally different pattern at that point, and I couldn't tell you how many stitches off the top of my head. I would have to sit down and do the math for worsted weight yarn. You could double up the worsted weight, and that would be closer to the bulky yarn I used, but you would definitely need to make a matching gauge before starting. I hope that's helpful, good luck on whatever you decide.

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.