Half-Pipe Hat by Debbie Stoller

Half-Pipe Hat

November 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with 2 strands held tog
US 9 - 5.5 mm
256 yards (234 m)
20-inch circumference
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This pattern has also been published as Have a Ball - Half Pipe Hat in Simply Knitting 37, February 2008.

Pattern description from Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch: “If a watch cap and a baseball cap had a baby, it would be this simple brimmed cap. And in the past year or so, it is this style of cap that seems to have become the winter headgear of choice for all types of men here in New York City--from skater boys to hip-hoppers, jocks to indie rockers, janitors to baristas. For sale everywhere at street-corner vendors as well as high-end hipster boutiques, the cap is almost always constructed just as it is in this pattern: as a standard, circular-knit tubelike cap, with decreasing at the crown, that’s folded up at the bottom and has a C-shaped brim stuck in and stitched down. Of course, this Half-Pipe Hat is a few steps up from the rest, as it is made in luxuriously soft baby camel hair yarn. And since it requires only two balls of the stuff, it’s an affordable extravagance. Half-Pipe Hat is a quick project and an easy gift for every man in your life.”

Size: 20-inch circumference

Special Technique: Tubular cast-on.


  • Classic Elite Blithe (100% baby camel; 25g / 128yd), 2 balls #60690 Charcoal
  • US 9 (5.5mm) straight needles
  • US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular needles
  • US 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Plastic canvas (10 holes per inch)