Gridiron Hat by Johnny Vasquez

Gridiron Hat

November 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Basket Rib Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m)
One Size Fits Most
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This pattern is available for free: Gridiron-Pattern.pdf

Gridiron is a traditional beanie style hat that uses the basket rib stitch to create a grid effect. The pattern makes for a quick project that can be knit up in less than 5 hours and consists of a four row repeat and standard crown decreasing.

This hat looks equally good on men and women.

Skill Level

One size fits most

Yarn Options
1 skein Lion Brand Jiffy
(100% acrylic 135yds/ skein)

1 skein Martha Stewarts Crafts Alpaca Blend
(40% wool 40% acrylic 20% alpaca 115yd/skein)
color shown: Magpie

1 skein Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky
(100% baby alpaca 108yds/ skein)
color shown: 579

14.5 sts and 18 rows
per 4”x4” swatch in basket rib stitch pattern

One 16″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
4 DPN’s in same size
Suggested needle size: US 10 (6mm)

Removable stitch markers (1), tapestry needle

This is a free pattern. Please share it with your friends and use it for charity knitting. If you would like to produce this pattern commercially please contact for licensing.
(selling finished hats to friends and at craft shows is fine.) Credit is appreciated for derivative works.