Provisions Hat by Nick Davis

Provisions Hat

October 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in body pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
120 - 200 yards (110 - 183 m)
One size fits average adults 21-22" head circumference with slight negative ease.
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The aim of this design is a dense, warm, beanie-style hat with a traditional silhouette and an interesting construction method. Dense stitch motifs, multidirectional knitting sections, and lofty-but-substantial Malabrigo Yarn Worsted work together for a hat that’s well-suited to these goals, and fills a functional space in your fall-and-winter wardrobe. It’s a pretty good hat. I like it a lot.

You’ll need to be comfortable working flat and in the round, since this hat is knit flat and in the round. This pattern uses brioche rib. If you’ve knit my designs before, you’ll also notice that the stitches are picked up differently this time.


  • 1 skein or about 120-200 yds Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted
  • 1 16”circular needle in US5/3.75mm, or size needed for brioche gauge.
  • 1 16” circular needle in US 7/4.5mm, or size needed for main gauge.
  • 1 set of DPNs in US7/4.5mm, or size needed for main gauge.
  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 or 5 removable st markers

Body pattern gauge is 18 sts and 28 rows in pattern as written, after blocking. Brioche Gauge is 16 sts and 16 brioche rows in 4”/10cm in brioche rib, after blocking. Please be sure to check your gauge.