Winter Moss Hat Pattern (free)

Winter Moss Hat without pompom and brim folded over twice.

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Last October, I applied to be a Blue Sky Maker for Blue Sky Fibers and was invited to join the team. If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while or have read any of my previous posts before reading this one (see Camp Loopy 2019 and Camp Loopy 2020) you’ll know that I have a special place in my heart for Blue Sky Fibers, especially their Woolstok line. Woolstok has a way of screaming out to me whenever I’m wondering a yarn shop or perusing an online store, and when I come across it I find myself distracted by all things colorwork. How could I not be excited when they sent me one of their cool bundles in the mail?

Winter Moss Hat with Pom-pom

Seven colors, that’s how many colors come in a woolstok bundle. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent pouring over Pinterest looking at blue and green images or Ravelry looking for inspiration. One of the Strange Brew knits came to mind, but I wanted to make something that wouldn’t need much more than the one bundle and didn’t find inspiration in the charts found in Anthology. The colors on my table looked so beautiful together, the more I stared at them the more I thought about my fiancé’s homeland, New Zealand.

It’s worth noting at this point, that I have never been to New Zealand unless you count viewing the Lord of the Rings trilogy that was filmed there (I don’t). Despite looking at many pictures of gorgeous scenery, it’s safe to say that there is a little bit of the Shire in my eventual design. It probably took me four or five hours to develop this chart, all the while I was wondering if I would come to hate myself for having more than two colors within the same line.

Winter Moss Hat without Pompom

Chart done, I started swatching to develop the fabric that I wanted and then started playing around with numbers in order to get fit vs fabric that I was hoping for. The final result is this hat! I love how the colors come together to show a sunny mountain day from the side and a snow flake or flower when looked at the hat from top down.

For those of you who are not feeling up to holding more than two colors at a time, I recommend using a duplicate stitch. Honestly, I found holding multiple colors at a time a fun challenge – it helped that you don’t have to hold them together very long!

Now my fiancé and I have different head sizes, but we are both able to wear and enjoy the hat. Since I knit the brim long, when he wears it he folds it over twice and enjoys extra warm ears. When I wear the hat I tuck the brim in, so that about two inches are showing, which makes the hat feel smaller while also keeping my head nice and toasty. Can you tell that our winters are cold?

Please use the hashtag: #wintermosshat so I can see your project!

Hat Pattern

Winter Moss hat with out Pompom and the long brim unrolled.

Sizing: One size fits most adults, decrease or increase stiches by multiple of 20 for a different size.

Recommended yarn: Woolstok Bundle (cool, neutral, or warm), 1 skein of 150g solid color Woolstok

Recommended Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows per 4 inches

Suggested needle size: US 5 and US 6

Note on sizing: Decreasing your stitches per inch will result in a larger hat, increasing your stitches per inch will result in a smaller hat. My fiancé and I can both wear this hat (I usually wear an adult S/M and he usually wears an adult M/L) due to the brim construction. I push the extra brim inside the hat and he doesn’t need to.

With smaller needles and the Italian Tubular Cast on, CO 120 sts

Join in the round, being careful not to twist

Work 1×1 rib for:

  • 6-8 inches (double fold brim, I did 6)
  • 4 inches (regular fold brimg)
  • 2 inches (no folding)

Switch to larger needle, Knit 1 round

Work 48 row chart (below), changing to double pointed needles or magic loop when needed.

Cut yarn leaving about a six inch tail. Thread the tail through the remaining 12 stitches.

Optional make a pom pom with your leftover yarn.

Chart Key:

  • / k2tog
  • \ ssk
  • ^\ s1k2psso
Pattern chart, see written version below.

Chart Written Instructions Key:

K: Knit

MC: Main color

CC 1-7: Contrast Color (7 total)

SSK: Slip Slip Knit

K2TOG: Knit Two Together

S1K2PSSO: Slip One, Knit Two, Pass Slip Stitch Over

Chart Written Instructions:

To be repeated a total of 6x around

Row 1: [K1 CC1, K9 MC, K1 CC1, K3 MC, K1 CC1, K1 MC, K1 CC1, K3 MC]

Row 2: [K2 CC1, K7 MC, K2 CC1, K2 MC, K2 CC1, K1 MC, K2 CC1, K2 MC]

Row 3: [K3 CC1, K2 MC, K1 CC1, K2 MC, K3 CC1, K1 MC, K3 CC1, K1 MC, K3 CC1, K1 MC]

Row 4: [K1 MC, K3 CC1, K3 MC, K3 CC1, K1 MC, K3 CC1, K3 MC, K3 CC1]

Row 5: [K1 CC1, K1 MC, K3 CC1, K1 MC, K3 CC1, K1 MC, K3 CC1, K2 MC, K1 CC1, K2 MC, K2 CC1]

Row 6: [K1 CC1, K2 MC, K2 CC1, K1 MC, K2 CC1, K2 MC, K2 CC1, K7 MC, K1 CC1]

Row 7: [K1 CC1, K3 MC, K1 CC1, K1 MC, K1 CC1, K3 MC, K1 CC1, K9 MC]

Row 8: [K20 MC]

Row 9: [K5 MC, K1 CC2, K7 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K2 MC]

Row 10: [K20 MC]

Row 11: [K5 MC, K1 CC2, K7 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K2 MC]

Row 12: [K4 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K6 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K2 MC]

Row 13: [K3 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K5 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K2 MC]

Row 14: [K2 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K11 MC]

Row 15: [K1 MC, K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC4, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K10 MC]

Row 16: [K1 CC2, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC4, K1 MC, K1 CC4, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC2, K2 MC, K1 CC4, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC4, K2 MC]

Row 17: [K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC4, K3 MC, K1 CC4, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K4 MC, K1 CC4, K1 CC3, K1 CC4, K3 MC]

Row 18: [K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC4, K5 MC, K1 CC4, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K2 MC, K2 CC3, K1 CC4, K2 CC3, K2 MC]

Row 19: [K1 MC, K1 CC4, K3 MC, K1 CC3, K3 MC, K1 CC4, K4 MC, K1 CC4, K1 CC3, K1 CC4, K3 MC]

Row 20: [K1 CC4, K9 MC, K1 CC4, K2 MC, K1 CC4, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC4, K2 MC]

Row 21: [K20 MC]

Row 22: [K2 CC5, K1 MC, K4 CC5, K1 MC, K4 CC5, K1 MC, K4 CC5, K1 MC, K2 CC5

Row 23: [K20 CC6]

Row 24: [K2 CC5, K1 MC, K4 CC5, K1 MC, K4 CC5, K1 MC, K4 CC5, K1 MC, K2 CC5

Row 25: [K20 MC]

Row 26: [K6 MC, K1 CC7, K1 MC, K1 CC7, K1 MC, K1 CC7, K1 MC, K1 CC7, K7 MC

Row 27: [K2 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K3 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7]

Row 28: [K1 CC7, K3 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K3 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K3 MC, K1 CC7, K1 MC]

Row 29: [K1 MC, K1 CC7, K1 MC, K1 CC1, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K1 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC]

Row 30: [K2 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K3 MC]

Row 31: [K4 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K2 MC, K1 CC7, K5 MC]

Row 32: [K1 MC, SSK MC, K1 CC7, K4 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K4 MC, K1 CC7, K2TOG MC, K2 MC]

Row 33: [K1 MC, K1 CC7, K4 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K1MC, K1 CC3, K4 MC, K1 CC7, K2 MC]

Row 34: [K1 CC7, SSK MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K5 MC, K1 CC3, K2TOG MC, K1 CC7, K1 MC]

Row 35: [K3 MC, K1 CC3, K7 MC, K1 CC3, K3 MC, K1 CC7]

Row 36: [K1 MC, SSK CC3, K1 MC, K1 CC3, K5 MC, K1 CC3, K1 MC, K2TOG CC3, K2 MC]

Row 37: [K6 MC, K1 CC6, K7 MC]

Row 38: [K1 MC, SSK MC, K2 MC, K3 CC6, K2 MC, K2TOG MC, K2 MC]

Row 39: [K3 MC, K5 CC6, K4 MC]

Row 40: [K1 MC, SSK CC6, K5 CC6, K2TOG CC6, K2 MC]

Row 41: [K2 MC, K5 CC6, K3 MC]

Row 42: [K1 MC, SSK MC, K3 CC6, K2TOG MC, K2 MC]

Row 43: [K3 MC, K1 CC6, K4 MC]

Row 44: [K1 MC, SSK MC, K1 MC, K2TOG MC, K2 MC]

Row 45: [K1 CC2, K4 MC, K1 CC2]

Row 46: [K1 CC2, S1K2PSSO CC2]

Row 47: [K2 CC2]

Row 48: [SSK CC2]

Top down view of hat pattern.

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