Ginger Glad Hat by Brienne Moody

Ginger Glad Hat

December 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 160 yards (137 - 146 m)
Adult XS/S (Adult M/L) Approximately 18.5 (21.75)”/ 47 (55.25) cm circumference and 9” / 22.75 cm tall, unstretched.
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Are you ready to call in a good snow day? Need a break and a breather from the hustle??

Up here in the Great Lakes region, we’ve had a smoky, forest-firey summer and a record-breakingly hot fall.
So when a school cancelling, fort building pile of great, big snowflakes piled up outside of my window in early December, I felt so totally glad! With most cars staying safely off of nearby roads and the drought-scorched landscape being softened, the snowstorm cloaked us in quiet and stillness. And I couldn’t wait to save the glad memory of that with my needles.

I chose a worsted weight yarn in a ginger shade that matched the season to knit my hat but this motif could be so sweet in red or green or teal… I recently made a second version in black and white! This pattern is quick to knit and kind to give. May knitting this hat bring you glad feelings and good times.

Lichen and Lace Superwash Merino Worsted (100% Superwash Merino, 115 grams/200 yards)

  • Main Color - Ginger Snap, 1 skein.
  • Contrast Color - Natural 1 skein. OR
  • Approximately 125 (144) yards / 114 (132) meters in Main Color.
  • Approximately 25 (29) yards / 23 (27) meters in Contrast Color.

Gauge 18 stitches and 24 rounds= 4” / 10 cm in both Stockinette Stitch & Colorwork Pattern on larger needles.

Suggested Needles*
US Size 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm length for the ribbing.
US Size 7 / 4.5 mm 16” / 40 cm length for the hat body.
Double pointed needles of the same sizes suitable for small circumference knitting for the crown decreases.
Always choose the needle size that you need in order to obtain the pattern’s gauge.

Designed to fit Adult XS/S (Adult M/ L). Approximately 18.5 (21.75)”/ 47 (55.25) cm circumference and 9” / 22.75 cm tall, unstretched.

Size shown is the Adult M/L and is being worn with some slouch. The gauge is fairly relaxed and can be easily blocked to a larger circumference.


  • 1 Stitch marker to mark BOR
  • Highlighter Tape (optional - to keep your place in the pattern)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Pompom maker or Pre-made Pom Pom
  • Wool Wash and Blocking Mat

Techniques Used

  • Long Tail Cast On Method
  • Knitting in the Round on a Circular Needle
  • K2TOG Decreasing
  • Small Circumference Knitting in the Round
  • Stranded/Colorwork Knitting