Free Pattern: Totally Tweedy Hat

Free Pattern: Totally Tweedy Hat

Published by Michelle on 23rd Nov 2019

I knew I had to have a hat in CamaRose Lama Tweed the minute I touched it! It is such a soft and cosy yarn.  Of course, I also need mittens in it but the adjusted Sockkens pattern is going to take another little while!  For now, here is our Totally Tweedy hat  ... sized, for the first time for me, from Baby to Those of a Substantial Cranial Girth (Michelle for sure!).

Three hats knit in a tweed aran yarn

Toddler, Child & Large Adult sizes, knit in Rosa, Sort (Black) & Lysebrun

Yarn, Needles & Notions

Yarn: CamaRose Lama Tweed (50g ball, 40% Llama wool, 40% Peruvian highland wool and 20% viscose), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) balls.  Shown in Rosa, Sort (Black) and Lysebrun below.

Needles: 4.50 & 5mm 40cm circular needle, 5mm Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions: Scissors, Darning Needle for ends, 1 stitch marker

The Lama Tweed Yarn is beautiful up close

The lovely 'tweediness' of this yarn makes our hearts sing and it's super soft

Fit & Finished Size

Gauge: 22 stitches and 28 rounds to 10 cm / 4 ins measured over the main pattern.

Sizes: Baby, toddler, young child, child/teen, adult, adult large

To fit head circumference: 35.5 (40.5, 45, 50.5, 56, 61) cm / 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) ins

Finished hat size: 32 (37, 42, 46, 50.5, 55) cm / 12.5 (14.5, 16.5, 18.25, 20, 21.5) ins

Construction Note: This hat is worked inside out so that more stitches are knit rather than are purled.  After threading the yarn through the remaining stitches at the end of the crown shaping, ensure it is sewn in to be invisible when the hat is turned right side out.


K: Knit

P: Purl

P2tog tbl: Purl 2 stitches together through the back loops.  To purl through the back loops, insert the right needle into the back of the next two stitches on the left needle from back to front, starting with the second stitch from the right, then wrap the yarn purl wise as normal and complete the purl stitch

S1pw wyif: Slip 1 stitch purl wise with yarn at the front of the work


Using a loose method (e.g. long-tail method), and size 4.5mm needles, cast on 70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120) stitches.

Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place marker to indicate the start of the round.

Round 1: (K4, p1) around

Round 2: (K4, s1pw wyif) around

Work rounds 1 and 2 three (three, three, four, four, four) times.  A total of 8 (8, 8, 10, 10, 10) rounds.

Change to 5.00mm needles.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until the piece measures 5.5 (6, 6.5, 7.25, 7.75, 8) ins / 14 (15, 16.5, 18.25, 19.5, 20) cm from the cast on edge.  Finish after working round 2.

Crown shaping

Change to DPNs when circumference is too small to continue comfortably on the circular needle.

Decrease round 1: (K3, p2tog tbl) around.  14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) stitches decreased.

(K3, s1pw wyif) around.

Decrease round 2: (K2, p2tog tbl) around.  14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) stitches decreased.

(K2, s1pw wyif) around. 

Decrease round 3: (K1, p2tog tbl) around.  14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) stitches decreased.

(K1, s1pw wyif) around.

Decrease round 4: (p2tog tbl) around.  14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) stitches decreased..

(K1, s1pw wyif) around.

Decrease round 5: (p2tog tbl) around. 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) stitches decreased.

Cut the working yarn and thread through the remaining 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) stitches.

Michelle wearing a big hat!

Michelle is wearing the largest size which on her 23.5 inch head is plenty big enough!

Finishing & Care

Sew in ends using the darning needle, block (optional), turn rightside out and wear!  Follow care instructions on the ball band.

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