Woolly Wormhead

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 20 patterns

This book has been retired from print and is now only available in digital format.

eBook : 4 patterns

Circled is a special collection exploring the properties of circles through knitted lines and form. Each Hat features a different element: offset arcs (Circled #1), concentric rings in a Fibonacci sequence (Circled #2), negative semi-circles (Circled #3) and top down corkscrew spiral (Circled #4)

eBook : 10 patterns

Classic Woolly Toppers features 10 timeless Hat styles, redesigned for the modern knitter.

eBook : 5 patterns

Elemental is a special collection of Hats featuring short row colourwork knitted sideways. Inspired by Nickelodeon’s Avatar - The Last Air Bender and The Legend of Korra - these Hats explore the 5 elements through yarn bending.

eBook : 24 patterns

This book has been retired from print and is now only available in digital format.

eBook : 10 patterns

Mutonia, an artists and traveller community in Northern Italy, was under serious threat of eviction, and this collection was put together to fundraise for our legal costs. We won and made legal history, but unfortunately we still face challenges.

eBook : 10 patterns

Painted Woolly Toppers is a unique collection of Hats for lovers of colour, structure and technique! Each Hat has been carefully designed to make the most of the vibrant and varied colourways of variegated yarns.

eBook : 10 patterns

Following on from the success of Painted Woolly Toppers, Painted Woolly Toppers for Kids continues to explore the incredible relationship between hand-dyed variegated yarns, structural stitches and the 3D form.

eBook : 10 patterns

Playful Woolly Toppers is a Hat pattern book for lovers of colour, and colour knitting techniques! Whether it be stripes or stranded knitting, there’s something for everyone to be found inside the pages. Each Hat uses two colours of the given yarn, and yardage requirements are given for each.

eBook : 2 patterns

Ridgeway is a pattern of two parts - a beanie and a beret. Both Hats feature concentric circles throughout the body, which feed effortlessly into the crown shaping. With a warm folded brim, these Hats are ideal for colder climates.

eBook : 10 patterns

This collection from Woolly Wormhead focuses on cable, bias and twist techniques. Featuring 10 new designs, this book is illustrated throughout with beautiful photography shot on location in central Italy.

eBook : 10 patterns

34 pages, 5MB, image res 150dpi

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A sideways knit slouchy beanie that is ideal for knitters wishing to try out different grafting techniques. This Hat best suits a variegated yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Knit in a delicious sport weight yarn from RipplesCrafts, the lace pattern is easily memorised and results in a slouchy Hat that everyone will love.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beautiful tam is decorated with an interlocking lattice pattern, which is created by twisted and travelling stitches. The shaping is incorporated into the stitch pattern, allowing the lattice to continue right into the crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
A fun Hat for chilly days on the playground, Aerial is a cute way to keep your little acrobats warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Aileron is a beanie designed to make the most of hand painted sock yarns. Featuring offset columns of slipped stitches, the Hat is a quick and enjoyable knit.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
This fun and quirky little Hat is knit top down, using a spiral cable pattern. The brim features a warm and stretchy garter stitch band and practical and well fitting earflaps.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This skater style slouchy beanie makes great use of slipped stitches with variegated yarns. Instructions are included to customise the pattern to make a truly unique Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A textured beanie with a little slouch and strong lines that add visual interest and character to this classic shape. This unisex Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up and is a versatile knit that will showcase hand dyes and semi solids perfectly.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Alveare’s deep welts pile up like a iconic beehive, creating an irresistibly wearable slouchy Hat with an optional bobble. The alternating bands make for a simple, gratifying knit that shows the beauty of both sides of stocking stitch – choose a soft, smooth yarn such as this BFL singles for best effect.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is the perfect beret for using up odd balls of 4 ply, fingering and sock yarn. Using the travelling jogless stripes method for the body and twisted rib for the brim, this stylish Hat is perfect for gifts.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Making use of twisted stitches that slip around the entire hat, this beret is given great drape thanks to the silk content of the yarn. Worked from the brim up, in the round, this Hat is a little bit of luxury and comfort both in the knitting and the wearing.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knit sideways, this warm and drapey beret features a cable and eyelet brim, and striking eyelet detail on the body. As it’s knit from side to side, you can check your sizing and adjust as necessary quite easily!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Break out of boring with this deceptively simple Hat. Rows of bricks stack up in a textural stitch pattern that allows you you the choice of using solid or variegated yarn for a range of effects. Since it also lends itself to easy adaptation for a different gauge, Arkanoid is an ideal stash buster.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Armley Beanie was one of our 2016 MKAL patterns and should you need any help, you can find an extensive discussion here.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The Armley Beret was one of our 2016 MKAL patterns and should you need any help, you can find an extensive discussion here.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
With its off-centre crown and architectural detail, Asymloche is no ordinary Hat.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This pattern is available to purchase separately or as part of the Bambeanies collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Please read ALL the information below carefully before purchasing this pattern.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Inspired by Victorian caps, the lace droplet pattern circles around the Hat, creating an interesting concentric effect, with the shaping cleverly incorporated into the pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Basel is a beanie with an interesting sweeping, spiral like texture. The lines of stitches adorning this Hat come out from the brim, up into the body, and gently merge into the crown, keeping the spiral pattern continuous throughout the Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern is available to purchase separately or as part of the Bambeanies collection.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Bedragonned features a unique textured band that flows into a soft, drapey body. The pattern is worked in one piece, from the brim up, and includes 6 sizes. Also included are illustrated tutorials for the specialist techniques and tips on how to master the brim creation.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
This wonderfully structured design is knit in a buttery soft yarn, resulting in a striking and very wearable Hat. The ridges are created using a combination of knitted tucks and folding hems, and all the techniques needed are included in the pattern.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A soft and feminine Hat, with beanie shaping and a cloche style rolled brim. Looks wonderful in a variety of textured or coloured yarns.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The cables on this brim follow though into the body where they mingle with a delicate leaf lace pattern creating an intricate and beautiful pattern. The deep brim enhances the slouch, and can be worked shorter for a beret finished if preferred.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
This pattern is available to purchase separately or as part of the Bambeanies collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Worked from the brim up, Bobba features a rolled brim and an oversize bobble that finishes this stylish Hat. The pattern calls for a heavy worsted weight yarn and is knit in the round. The slight mohair content of the yarn gives a slightly decadent halo to this simple knit.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This lovely slouchy beret was inspired by sea urchins, using bobbles for a textured finish which all graduate towards, and meet at, the crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Bóithrín (pronounced ‘Boreen’) is Irish for ‘a little road’
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
Some sideways cables, a little bit of bias, a hint of ear-flaps and a touch of pixie = super cute!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fun, unisex Hat featuring a large cable motif on a reverse stocking stitch background. 2 different pattern options are included - classic beanie shape or flat/square top. Pattern is sized from 3 months through to large adult, and is great for all ages. This Hat is worked in the round, bottom up.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the perfect pattern for showcasing hand-dyed yarns and funky buttons! The pattern starts with a deep sideways knit band and continues into the crown by working in the round. Using only a single skein and one rather large button, this Hat would make a perfect gift. Modern and stylish, it’s a quick and relaxing knit too.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
Buzzba is a super cute earflapper/chullo Hat with optional I-cord ties.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This cap is a quick knit and ideal for beginning knitters who wish to complete a stylish Hat whilst learning about cables and different increase and decrease methods at the same time.
Knitting: Billed Hat
A Hat with a classic brim, this cap offers style and interest both visually and in its creation. The brim is worked first and instructions are included for making the brim stand out in a way that is truly architectural.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Simply folding back the split brim turns this almost-beanie into a jaunty cloche. Stitches are picked up from the sideways-knit garter band (tutorial included) and worked in a simple textured stitch to the crown, showing off a beautiful yarn as much as two special buttons.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A gentle tam that is perfect for introducing the different techniques used throughout this book. Quick to knit and great in any style of yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named after the Italian fairytale, Cannetella is a beautiful Hat with gentle slouch and an easier than you think lace pattern. The arches, reminiscent of Renaissance architecture, work their way around the body and into the crown, where they come together with a gently gathered finish.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Is Castiel casually elegant or elegantly casual? One thing is for sure - this Hat has its feet firmly planted on the ground, despite the lacy columns. It is named after the Angel of Thursday - which probably makes it an everyday Hat that is a bit special!
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Chesser is a playful Hat featuring a sideways knit brim+body and a vertically knit crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Deep chevrons, created by travelling stitches, adorn the body of this perfect men’s Hat. The extra layer of fabric created by the patterning provides additional warmth.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circled #1 is the first pattern from the Circled collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circled #2 is the second pattern from the Circled collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circled #3 is the third pattern from the Circled collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circled #4 is the fourth and final pattern from the Circled collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fluffy cumulus sits atop zigzag cirrus lines that spiral to the crown in this cozy beanie. Soft, bulky yarn makes for a quick knit to whip up before the weather turns.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Coldharbour Twist is an interesting beret, knit on the bias with panels of Moss (Seed) Stitch and Stocking Stitch.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Based on the maths of concentric circles, Concentricity is a fun beret to knit, and is simpler than it first appears. Worked almost entirely in rib, the pattern is worked top down and in the round.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Contoura is a Hat designed around short rows. The Hat is worked in sections that rotate and turn, creating a striking architectural finish.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Perfectly geometric in shape and form, Corbelle offers new lines in Hat construction. Worked in hand painted sportweight yarn, this bucket style Hat is worked in one piece: the brim is worked first before proceeding to the main body of the Hat to ensure perfectly unison in the lines and forms created by twisted stitches.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
This intricate lace and cables tam was one of the patterns from the 2011 Mystery KAL. Reminiscent of feathers or flames, the cables work their way through the lace and integrate in the crown shaping.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Warm DK yarn and cleverly shaped earflaps make Cornice the ideal choice for cold weather. Add a pompom and enjoy classic ski Hat styling with a fresh colour twist.
Knitting: Hats - Other
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
This pattern is available to purchase separately or as part of the Bambeanies collection.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sideways-knit garter stitch hugs the head, with a wide chevron band creating movement and even more elasticity for a great fit. Increases and decreases shape that beautiful chevron, but it’s short rows that mimic the classic spiralling crown on this multi-directional beanie.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This architectural beanie was originally published in issue 115 of Simply Knitting magazine, and is now available as a single pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A soft, gentle Hat using simple lace techniques combined with the short rows and grafting. Ideal for spring and summer, this Hat can be knitted in cotton or silk blend yarns.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Brimmed Hat
Dulcie is a Hat that has received so many compliments from knitters all over the world. “versatile” and “flattering” are two words I hear again and again!
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Named for a pioneering (and stylish) aviatrix, Dutrieu’s bold lines make the most of hand-painted sock yarn. While the sideways garter-stitch construction is easy and fun to work, short rows plus a widening brim result in unpredictable colour changes that add a note of adventure to this simple cloche.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
Offset circles adorn this playful design. With a folded brim for warmth and comfort, this Hat is a perfect topper for all ages.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Elourne is an elegant, sculptured beret featuring mirrored cables and lace, creating structure and warmth. The detailed patterning provides a pleasurable knit, which is worked bottom up and in the round. Provided in 3 sizes, the instructions are both charted and written out.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
An elegant beret, using a combination of slipped stitches, simple twists and bias techniques to create it’s unique shape. Knit stitches starting at the brim travel through the Hat, spiralling towards the crown. This Hat is knit in the round, from the brim to the crown.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
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Knitting: Cloche Hat
Delicate circular cables decorate this Cloche style Hat. The Brim is knitted sideways and the stitches for the Body are picked up in a clever way to ensure neatness and continuity. The Crown is finished with a delicate gather, defining the overall shape.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Billed Hat
This Hat was our 2013 Mystery-Hat-along!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A real classic, Everglade is as beautiful as the area it was named for. I designed this Hat with versatility in mind: fold back the brim for extra warmth and a fitted look or leave the brim long for a slouchy Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fabales grew from my desire to knit a Hat that would showcase a special skein of yarn but also have just enough detail to catch the eye. The motifs grow organically from a twisted rib into a background of reverse stocking stitch.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This is a romantic, graceful Hat with long drapey ear-flaps and offset cables.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
An asymmetrical cable and bobble design adorn both the front and back of this modern, fun Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Pixie Hat
Forest Imp is a great little Hat that combines a simple but effective textured stitch pattern with a coloured trim, which is perfect for raiding your stash and using up those leftovers of your favourite yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Forestry is a lightweight beanie, ideal for spring and summer or warmer climes.The lace pattern grows out from the brim and gently works its way towards the crown, where the shaping is elegantly worked into the lace pattern. The brim is reminiscent of the base of trees, the trunks; the the body lace pattern reflects the branches and the crown d...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
This ear-flap Hat is worked top-down and in the round, and is perfect for showcasing hand-spun or hand-dyed yarns.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Like Dancette, Gallone features a sideways-knit garter chevron, but takes it in quite a different stylistic direction. Worked at a narrower width and placed right on the brim, this chevron provides an energetic start to a distinctly different slouch Hat. Stitches are then picked up around the brim and the crown is worked upwards in garter stitc...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie is truly reversible, making it the ultimate men’s Hat. With a range of sizes covering babies from 6 months old through to adults, the pattern will offer plenty of mileage.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Giostra’s staggered bobbles and gently peaked crown hint playfully at the carousels it is named for, making a Hat that’s as appealing to kids as it is flattering to adults.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
Stranded knitting is used to full effect with this charming little Hat. Robot-like characters adorn the main body, and the distinctive crown is created through a combination of cleverly placed stripes and the crochet bind-off method.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named after an area in Manchester where the design was conceived, Gorton features proportional columns of slipped stitches against a garter stitch background. Ideal for showcasing hand-dyed yarns, the pattern is worked from the bottom up and in the round. 4 sizes are included within the pattern, as well as illustrated tutorials for the cast-on ...
Knitting: Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Based on the theories of halves,’Half Theory’ is a beanie full of intriguing details - from the half-life motif right through to the unique crown shaping formula.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Slipped stitches whirl around the head to break up pooling and create flattering lines in this quick-knitting slouch Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Houndale is a fantastic quick knit, using a soft and squishy bulky yarn, and is slightly slouchy in style. Knit in the round and bottom up, the design uses slipped stitches and twisted stitches to create it’s distinctive look.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Igloo is an ear-flap (chullo) Hat for those with ponytails!
Knitting: Hats - Other
A delicate yarn calls for a delicate shape and this turban works both to glamorous effect. Worked flat, this piece is all in the finishing with fascinating folds and turns that turn simple garter stitch into a sculptural masterpiece.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Luxuriously soft yarn and an elegant lace pattern add up to pure refinement in this classic beret, crowned with an intricate star. Worked in the round from the garter stitch brim up, the shaping is perfectly integrated with the lace for an elegantly satisfying knitting experience.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Seafoam stitch is ideal for showing off variegated yarns, as the elongated stitches give those colour changes room to breathe while creating gentle ripples instead of harsh stripes. Here it is worked in a classic beret that creates the maximum real estate for those painterly effects.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Jimster is knit flat, from side to side, and is a fantastically quick knit! Ideally worked with a provisional cast-on and grafting for a seam-free finish, this little Hat is absolutely perfect for practising these skills. Notes are included for grafting garter stitch, and a lengthier photographic tutorial can be downloaded from here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Joyce was one of the two patterns for our 10th annual mystery Hat-a-long.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Juxta is a sideways knit Hat that’s rather fun when worked in gradient or contrasting yarns.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Kabouter is the Dutch word for elf or gnome, and describes this Hat perfectly!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
A warm and protective knit, this aran weight aviator style Hat with integrated earflaps offers comfort on cold days and long nights. Initially started in pieces which are joined as the Hat progresses, the design calls for a garter stitch band and ear flaps to be worked before joining to create a smooth crown of warm stockinette.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy sideways knit Hat ticks all the right boxes - easy to knit, comfy to wear, on trend, relaxing knit, ideal for hand-dyed yarns!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Kernmantle’s striking effect stems from the contrast in gauge between the dense cable and its background of moss stitch. The slouch format thus gets a structural element that’s underlined by starting the cable right at the brim, with a perfect edge achieved by using two different cast-ons (tutorials provided).
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Kilbride is an exploration in garter stitch lace, texture and structure, which finishes with an unusual crown shaping. Ideal for hand-dyed yarns, it will work just as well in something solid in colour.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stylish and graceful half-dome style Hat is worked in the round, bottom up. With it’s gentle and flattering garter stitch brim, and its delicate bias body, this Hat has plenty of style and stretch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Short rows are used to create off centre stripes in garter stitch, that carry right through to the crown. 5 sizes are included to ensure the perfect fit, and due to the pattern structure, the range of sizes is created by two different weight yarns. The Hat is worked in the round and bottom up.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Groups of knit stitches are lassoed with slipped stitches, drawing attention to the colour changes and glowing texture of a special hand-dyed yarn. A pom-pom adds extra fun to this cute, casual beanie.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
While bias knitting is particularly suited to variegated yarn, Lamitra’s eyelet rows set against a smooth stocking stitch ground are equally eye-catching in a solid. The full gathers at the crown only add to the spiral effect.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ledger is a stepped beanie, incorporating both 2x2 and 1x1 ribbing. Starting with a unique 2x2 ribbed cast on (tutorial available to download from here) this beanie is not only fully reversible, but also covers a wide range of sizes from 6 months through to large adult.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Previously published in Brave New Knits, this sideways knit Hat is now available to purchase individually.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lexie is a classic Hat with modern details.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Limerick is a Hat that likes to bend the rules. Instead of the usual multiples for a beret, here we work with the number five. There are 5 lines spiralling around the body of the Hat which is knit on the bias to emphasis the shape and create its unique structure. Full of character, Limerick is sure to charm.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The gentle leaves that grow out of the brim adorn the body of the Hat and graduate as stems of twisted knit stitches towards the crown. Drapey and slouchy, this beret is full of charm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Pixie Hat
Worked in a bulky yarn, this Hat is super quick to knit! The cables that adorn the body are ideal for beginners, and as with the other designs in this collection, the shaping is worked discreetly into and around the stitch pattern, giving you a perfect finish.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
This Hat includes options for chullo style with earflaps (shown) or regular beanie version and is available in 3 sizes. Due to the nature of the pattern, this pattern is provided in charted format only, and each section and size is fully charted.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Marble Muffin is a wonderful modern and fun Hat knitted on the bias, that can be worn in a number of different ways.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
The soft waves of seafoam stitch are perfect for showing off colour-changing or variegated yarns. Worked here in worsted-weight yarn, they make for a comfortably drapey sideways-knit slouch, extending naturally from the simple garter-stitch brim. 


Knitting: Beret, Tam
With Mayrose we see a classic lace stitch (feather & fan) used in a beret. The lace is shaped so that the pattern graduates towards the crown effortlessly, creating a timeless design.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Arches created by twisted stitches grow from the brim of this Hat and adorn the body. Medici is a gentle tam, beautiful and structured, and ideal for solid or semi-solid yarns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
This striking design is simpler than it looks! The vertical stripes are achieved through stranded colourwork, and is the perfect pattern for trying this technique. The deep folded brim ensures warmth and a good fit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Featuring short row garter stitch stripes, Misura is a design that makes the most of the properties of sideways knitting.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Clever use of simple increases and decreases create the double chevron that works its way around this sideways knit Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Modbury is a casual slouchy Hat worked sideways and on the bias - and is a lot simpler to knit than it sounds! Perfect for hand-dyed and variegated yarns, this Hat will knit up in no time.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
This lovely brimmed lace Hat was originally published in the Knit on the Net magazine. It has since been thoroughly revised, with fresh charts and new tech editing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Decorative bobbles in a contrast colour adorn this Hat, which is worked on the bias. 4 sizes are included, and the pattern is provided in written format. Hat is worked bottom up, with the deep folded brim being created first.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Mulinello starts with a circular cast-on for a top-down spiral, whilst at the same the brim is started bottom-up. As you work through the Hat, the two pieces are cleverly and easily joined, resulting in a perfect finish at both the brim and the crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Rich texture suggests ancient stone walls in this classic sideways-knit Hat, with a stitch pattern that lends itself well to a range of yarns, from dramatic hand-dyes to smooth solids. Just as a standard masonry pattern will yield different, but always beautiful results depending on the stone used, Muratura can be made new over and over again.
Crochet: Beret, Tam, Pixie Hat
Originally designed in 2005, this pattern has received a complete makeover. This new version of this pattern includes fresh photographs, a range of sizes and both UK & US terms. The pattern has been thoroughly revised by a crochet tech editor.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Niamh is a Hat that will take you on a journey through sideways cables, and along the way you’ll explore short rows and button bands too. This pretty and practical Hat won’t disappoint, either in its construction or its wearing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
How do you make a slouchy Hat elegant? With a fine-grained textural stitch, silky yarn and an intriguing envelope finish. Then again, if you want the texture without the slouch, there’s a neat beanie version that offers structured crown shaping and a deep folded brim.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
A stunning pattern from Woolly Wormhead which showcases her signature cables and swirling stitch patterns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Please read ALL the information below carefully before purchasing this pattern.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This gorgeous slouchy Hat was originally published in The Knitter, issue 32, and is now available as an individual pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sometimes it’s tricky to convince kids to wrap up warm on cold days, but they’ll love wearing this funky, skater-style hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Pinua comes with a story of a trip to a pine forest. Walking about, I noticed the bold, graphic qualities of the tree branches and decided that I had to try capturing that in a Hat. The result is Pinua.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The technical challenge with this beret lies with the knitted pleat formation near the crown, which help give this Hat its fullness and drape, making it a refreshing alternative to a regular beret.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Perfect details, a little slouch and subtle colour combine for a quietly elegant Hat that you’ll want to wear as much as you love making it. Choose a smooth yarn with not too much variegation to show off Ponderosa’s distinctive motif.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Propello is a gentle beret with flattering shaping and texture. Based on the Propeller beret from Wee Woolly Toppers, this adult version comes in 3 sizes and is a pleasant, quick knit. Great for last minute gifts!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stunning slouchy Hat features a lace pattern that is fully reversible, giving you two Hats in one!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The simplest of details makes all the difference here, with the widening brim creating a notched-neck effect at the same time as hinting at cloche styling. Worked in a variegated yarn, it’s quietly charming; in a solid or gradient, the architecture comes dramatically to the fore.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
Quynn’s impish charm comes from the combination of chullo-style earflaps – perfectly integrated with the body of the Hat and worked using simple increases and decreases – and a gentle pixie point.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret is decorated with gentle lines travelling from the brim to the crown, like radials of a circle or the spokes of a wheel.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
A striking ear-flap/chullo Hat with a distinct pixie crown. This design makes the most of yarns with long colourways, although most variegated or hand-painted yarns would work well.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This cloche is alive with texture from the heathered yarn to the moss stitch brim and asymmetry. The construction of this Hat makes for a very interesting knit: beginning with a provisional cast on, stitches are worked onto the textured brim to create a seamless and stylish finish.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this feminine beanie features a cluster of leaf motifs on a reverse stocking stitch background. Growing up from the soft picot edged brim, the leaf motifs graduate towards the crown and integrate with the shaping.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This fun retro pattern is worked from the bottom up, and a generous 6 sizes are included!
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Ribba is an unusual cap, influenced by conical shells. This pattern includes two different versions of the cap, yet there is only one line different between them!
Knitting: Bonnet
Sly twisted-stitch patterning creates a subtle optical illusion in this simple slouch Hat with a split brim to pull low and keep your ears warm.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Rosalind features dropped stitches inside lozenge cables and is surprisingly simple to knit. Although it’s knit in 4ply, those drop stitches mean that it’s much quicker to knit, and you have all the fun of deliberately letting those stitches unravel!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Travelling stitches march in perfect formation to the crown, taking just one sharp turn before coming together in a tight spiral. Their strong lines against reverse stocking stitch make the perfect canvas to show off a variegated sock yarn.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Originally published in Simply Knitting, this flattering Hat is now available to purchase as an individual pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Originally published in Knit Now magazine, Runway is now available to purchase as an individual pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Deceptively simple garter stitch angles form a sculptural sideways-knit Hat with plenty of movement. Sagitta’s arrowhead pattern is formed in narrow panels that can be easily adjusted for a perfect fit beyond the 5 sizes already written.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the perfect Hat for dreadlocks or big hair, as the cable and ladder stitch design has plenty of stretch and drape. The design also works well with the current casual slouchy look.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Earflap Hat
Using a modified version of a classic ripple stitch, Selkie is a chullo Hat full of charm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sette Vele was one of the two patterns for our 10th annual mystery Hat-a-long.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This striking retro beret is knitted using intarsia and colourwork techniques. The sideways construction means that the colourwork is not as complicated as it may first appear, because the Hat is created by knitting a series of panels.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A simple two-round stitch pattern creates a striking fabric with banded columns reminiscent of industrial shutters. The beautiful chain detail comes from casting off after the brim, then picking up stitches to work the body.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Whirling travelling-stitch columns and a perfect pom-pom conjure up the fun of the fair in this split-brim Hat that’s both snuggly and stylish. Worn low to cover the ears and hug the face, Skelter will be your favourite winter warmer.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Please note: the errata listed is for the first edition of the print book - all subsequent versions of this pattern are correct :)
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Soft and warm, the ideal winter Hat! Worked in Moss (Seed) stitch with a Loop (Fur) stitch trim, this Hat is a quick knit and is ideal for chunky yarns, including thick and thin yarns, or variegated and hand dyed yarns alike.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Worked from the bottom up and in the round, a generous 4 sizes included. The pattern is provided in both written and charted format, and also includes an illustrated tutorial for the specialist cast on.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Pixie Hat
This Hat is knitted top down, and includes a slouchy beret version as well as the slouchy pixie shown here.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sloppy Joe is modern, casual Hat, which drapes back allowing the wearer to tuck up their hair should they wish. The gentle shaping allows the Hat to be worn to the back for a modern, slouchy look.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Sophora was our 7th annual Mystery-Hat-along!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is a great quick knit, worked in the round from the bottom up. Light and refreshing, this is ideal Hat for spring or autumn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cute little Hat features picot edgings to create a flower cum sprout-like detail.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The clean lines of this classic beanie show how much can be achieved with simple ribbing and stocking stitch. Just extending half of the rib columns into the body of the Hat creates a pattern that is graphic, striking and yet satisfyingly understated.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Star Beanie is a simple yet subtle Hat. Using a classic textured stitch that has been converted for knitting in the round, this beanie is both super warm and stretchy.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Starburst is like a romantic rasta Hat – soft and drapey with its lacey body yet modern and slouchy at the same time.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Striato comes in two flavours: slouchy and beanie. The stripes that adorn the body of this Hat continue all the way through to the crown, where the two different styles have different crown shapings.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A romantic rasta style Hat, with its deep textured brim and airy, light body, that can be worn in a number of ways. Wear back for a casual look, or forward for the beret look, or to the side to be just that little bit different.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circles disappear with perfect precision into the crown of this beanie that features a deep folded brim and clever tucks. The stitches add shape while the 4ply yarn ensures there is no bulk which makes this a year round Hat to knit and wear.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
With its sideways brim with integrated earflaps, Swinton is a classic helmet style Hat redesigned for hand-dyed yarns.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret pattern makes the most of the colourways of sock yarn, by using a simple chevron based pattern to create multiple lines of symmetry and reflection.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This pillbox style Hat stands tall with its tapering shape and firm fabric. The fabric is knit at a tighter gauge to ensure the shape remains proud while clever construction continues the shape right to the very top.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is a cute little tam that sits jauntily on the head, with a folded brim and optional I-cord detail at the crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Previously published in issue 6 of Knit Now magazine, this pattern is now available to purchase individually.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A gentle, slouchy Hat, with a decorative folded picot brim and horizontal eyelet ribs. The slouch is subtle and feminine and, should you prefer, is easily adjusted to different lengths.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Quick to knit and ideal for all ages, this Hat is a great introduction to cables.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Hats - Other
Torsione is a colourwork Hat, knitted on the bias. The tension between the stitches created by the stitch pattern are highlighted by the colours to great effect. It is also surprisingly simple to knit!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret uses simple twists and cables with a combination of decrease techniques to create the stunning design that appears like lightning travelling towards the centre of the Hat.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Trellis is a modern beret, knit in the round with panels of stocking stitch and eyelets. This is an ideal Hat for beginning lace knitters and is easily adjusted for different sizes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Trenza is an interesting beanie, comprising a sideways cable and lace band, which is grafted together. The body stitches are then picked up and worked vertically.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a fun pattern for all ages and sizes! Pattern is provided in both written and charted format, with a schematic for the crown shaping. Decorated with mirrored cables, this is a great quick knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Hats - Other
Tucked is a unique Hat that will take you on a journey through tucks and short rows.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Medieval inspiration looks thoroughly up to date in this distinctive sculptural Hat. The unusual construction makes for a fun knit that works up fast in bulky yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cabled spirals work their way around the body of this distinctive Hat. With the crown shaping worked into the pattern, the spirals continue all the way to the crown.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
A wonderfully soft beret decorated with small strings of pretty beads travelling towards the crown. Knit in the round from the brim up, this gentle pattern is relaxing to knit. Vernalis is Latin for “of spring” and describes its gentle patterning perfectly.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Vlora is a modern brimmed beret knit sideways on straight needles, and suits a wide range of people. The gentle swirls use a simple cable twist technique which add interest to the softly slouchy body.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Bias-knit garter stitch creates a spiral of colour sweeping around the head to a four-pointed crown. Short rows, provisional cast-on and a Kitchener stitch finish (tutorials provided) ensure a perfect, seamless fit in four sizes.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This slouchy Hat has a lovely deep brim and a textured lacey body creating a modern and comfortable Hat. It can be worn in a number of ways for a variety of looks.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A modern, slouchy beret with a bias body and generous shape. This design echoes the styles seen on the High Street. Pattern is worked bottom up and in the round.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This wonderful beret uses bias knitting techniques, combining fine cables and eyelet panels to create this striking effect.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A gentle slouchy-cum-rasta Hat, using simple lace for the brim and picot edge for detail. Wonderful in solid and variegated yarns alike.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy Hat features a soft stitch pattern that works beautifully with variegated yarns. 
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Originally published in 2014 by PLY magazine, this pattern has been revisited, updated and re-edited.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This cute little buttoned cloche will please little people and big people alike. Provided in 5 sizes, Wychavon will help you work your way through your hand-dyed stash to create perfect gift Hats!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This gorgeous slouchy lace Hat was originally published in the Knit On The Net magazine. It has since been thoroughly revised, with fresh charts and new tech editing.