Chestnut Hat by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

Chestnut Hat

November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
105 - 180 yards (96 - 165 m)
baby (toddler, child/adult S, adult M, adult L
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The Gellatly Nut farm, located on the Westside of Okanagan Lake, is one of the oldest working nut farms in Canada. Started in the early 1900s by brothers Jack and David Gellatly, the farm soon became the hub of nut growing and breeding in North America. Today, the farm is home to over 800 nut trees and shrubs, including the beloved chestnut.

This reversible, unisex hat is knit bottom-up, with an all around nut-inspired textured body. The pattern includes options for five different sizes, and a slouchy or beanie version.


50-95 g (95-180y) worsted weight yarn, depending on size and style knit.

Shown in The Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted (200y/105g), using 75g (143y) En Garde.


3.75mm (US 5) and 4.5mm (US 7) needles for preferred method of working in the round, or size needed to get gauge, stitch markers, darning needle


19 st / 4” in stockinette and 21 st / 4” in pattern, with larger needles, after blocking

(A different gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage requirements.)


baby (toddler, child/adult S, adult M, adult L)

to fit head circumference: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)”

14 (15½, 17, 18½, 20)” around by
Beanie version: 6½ (7, 7½, 8½, 9½)” tall
Slouchy version: 8 (8½, 9, 10, 11)” tall

Love this design? Check out the coordinating Chestnut Mittens and Chestnut Cowl!