Basic Rolled-Brim Hat by JoAnne Turcotte

Basic Rolled-Brim Hat

January 2001
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st (St st)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
Child (16”), Adult Small (18”), Adult Large (20”)
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern Description from Knitting for Peace: “Every charity knitter needs a pattern for a basic rolled-brim hat. It uses are unlimited: knit it out of wool for an afghan child, use a warm and washable blend for a child at a local shelter, or find very soft, luxurious fiber for a friend - or stranger - undergoing chemotherapy.”

“A basic hat pattern like this is also a blank canvas for you to play with color, embellishment, and stitch patterns, expanding your knitting repertoire and using up odds and ends of yarn. Experiment with stripes, topknots, and pompoms--anything you think the recipient might like.”

Finished Measurements: To fit Child (Adult Small, Adult Large) 16 (18, 20)“ in circumference.

Yarn: Approximately 100-150 yards worsted-weight yarn. Samples in book shown in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair) and GGH Maxima (100% merino wool)


  • One set of double-pointed needles size US 7 (4.5 mm)
  • One 16” circular (circ) needle size US 7 (4.5mm), optional
  • change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, yarn needle.