Waffly Versatile Hat by Jem Arrowsmith

Waffly Versatile Hat

November 2021
Under the Olive Tree Milia Merino - 100% Superwash Merino DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Waffle Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
Small and Large
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The Waffly Versatile hat is designed to pair with the Waffly Versatile Cowl. Inspired by the nostalgia of a tea time favourite, this cosy, textured hat knitted with Double Knit yarn is a toasty addition to your winter accessories.

The design uses just knit, purl, yo and k2tog stitches - there is a video tutorial provided for working the ‘yo, k2tog’ stitches.

The hat is knit in the round, with 4 row repeats so it makes it ideal for social or TV knitting too.

The pattern is written for 2 different adult sizes and has the fit of a loose beanie.

The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted prior to publishing.

Stitches used: Knit, purl, yo, k2tog

Sizes: Small and Large


The finished measurements for each size are:

• Small: 21” / 53cm in circumference and 7” / 18cm in height
• Large: 22.5” / 57 cm and 7.5” / 19cm in height

Due to the stretch in the ribbing and style of the hat, the large size will comfortably fit a head size of 24” / 61cm plus.

Materials Used:

• Double Knitting Yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Knits 100% Superwash DK Merino, 100g / 3.5oz, 246 yds / 225m per skein. The yarn shown in the pattern pictures is the Alaskan Sky colour.
Yardage per size:
o Small – 60g / 2.1oz, 148yds / 135m
o Large– 70g / 2.5oz, 172yds / 158m
• 1 x US size 4 (3.5mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle
• 1 x US size 6 (4mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle
• A set of US size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles
• Stitch Marker
• Tapestry needle for weaving the ends in


21 stitches and 26 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch on 4mm needle after blocking

15.5 stitches and 38 rnds to 4” / 10cm on 4mm needles in waffle pattern after blocking

Pattern Testimonials

“I really enjoyed doing this hat, it was quick and easy to do, and the final project is really nice. It will now be part of my go to patterns and I am thinking of doing a set for xmas and will do this hat as part of it. The small size is perfect for teen/ older children” - Aurelie

“This pattern was a lovely weekend project, straightforward to knit and a lovely texture on completion” – Jen

“This beanie is a lovely quick easy TV knit perfect for those cool spring/autumn days” – Cindy