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Published on November 26th, 2016 | by Laura Strutt


Twisted knit rib winter hat

Crafting extraordinaire Laura Strutt from Made Peachy shows you how to whip up a wonderful twisted knit rib winter hat. If you’re looking for a stylish hat to help you stay warm, look no further than this free pattern.

Bobble hats never go out of style – especially one that has a deliciously soft and voluminous pom pom! This classic hat is knitted using a twisted rib stitch giving it lots of stretch for a super cosy fit, and by working the knit stitches through the back loop creates a distinctive finish to the design.

You will need:

Yarn: Schoeller und Stahl Alpha, 50g (1.75oz), 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool, two balls in shade 35 Braunmeliery
Needles: 8mm circular needles
Pom pom: Grundl Wolle Fellbommel pompom in Multi
Yarn needle for sewing up
Stitch marker

KTBL – knit through the back loop, work the knit stitches by knitting into the back loop of the stitch rather than the front loop, this will create a slight twist to the position of the stitch.

The pattern:

With a 8mm circular needles, cast on 60sts.

Join in the round and place marker to indicate start of the round.

*K2tbl, p2, repeat from * to end of round, slip marker.

This pattern creates a twisted knit rib, continue in pattern as set until work measures 25.5cm (10in) from cast on edge.

Decrease for crown: *k2togtbl, p2tog rep from * to end of round. 30sts

Next round: *k2togtbl, rep from * to end. 15sts

Feed tail through all sts and draw up to close hole – sew securely to seal the hole.

Position the pom pom onto the crown of the hat and using the tails of the pom pom sew securely into position.

Weave in all yarn ends to finish.


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About the Author

Laura loves to knit, crochet and sew, she believes her dog, Waffle, is the most handsome dog on Instagram and hopes to one day be in a Ukulele band with her husband.

Last updated: May 24th, 2018.

5 Responses to Twisted knit rib winter hat

  1. Myriam says:

    thank you so much for a fun, yet practical hat pattern.

  2. Vandana Khanna says:

    Thanks loads n tons for explaining it so wonderfully

  3. Susan says:

    Looks Fab! Defo having a go at this! These are all the rage in the shops just now and at a stupid price too!!!!

  4. Sylvia Eldridge says:

    Great pattern,will knit my Great grandchildren one , very practical this time of the year.x

  5. Maria Maldonado says:

    I crochet scarf, skirts and always wanted to learn how to stitch with 2 needles don’t know where to start

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