free pattern: baby brewer

Baby Brewer Hat Pattern / /


Yarn: Aran, 50g (my choice being Quince & Co.’s Osprey)

Needles: US 9 – 5.5mm circular or double-pointed needles

Gauge: 4 sts in garter stitch = 1 in.

Sizes: 6-12 months


BO: bind off
CO: cast on
k: knit
k2tog : knit 2 together
p: purl
pm: place marker
ssk: slip slip knit


CO: 64 sts, pm
Rounds 1-8: k1, p1
Round 9: k
Round 10: p
Repeat rows 9 & 10 until your piece measures 7 in. from the CO row, ending with a P round. For more slouch measure an extra inch or two before decrease.

Decrease starting with a K round:

Round 1: k5, k2tog, k2, ssk, * k10, k2tog, k2, ssk *, repeat in ** until last 5 sts, k5
Round 2: p
Round 3: k4, k2tog, k2, ssk * k8, k2tog, k2, ssk *, repeat in ** until last 4 sts, k4
Round 4: p
Round 5: (k1, k2, k3, k4), k2tog, k2, ssk * k6, k2tog, k2, ssk *, repeat in ** until las 3 sts, k3
Round 6: p
Repeat in this pattern until there are 16 sts left, and BO.

Weave in ends and add pompom or tassel. Embellish as you wish!

If you wish to add stripes, I recommend starting in contrasting color immediately after the 1×1 ribbing; always starting the stripe on a K row and ending with a P row.

© 2012 Nicki Corridoni

please let me know in the comments if there are problems or if i may improve this pattern in any way!


3 thoughts on “free pattern: baby brewer

  1. Hi! This hat is really cute. I’m currently knitting one for my nephew, and I will knit one for my new baby boy next. I’m stuck, though, so I hope you can clarify for me: In round 5 of the knit decreases, I’m not sure what the purpose of the parenthesis are. Do I knit 10 stitches before moving on? I though that to continue the pattern, I would knit 3 to begin, but doing so means I end up with 6 stitches at the end (not 3 like the pattern states). Help and thanks!

    • This pattern was not test very well, and yours is the first feedback I’ve had. If you found this pattern through Ravelry, I would suggest reading other knitters feedback there, and I’ll have a look through the pattern. It once had multiple sizes, so the parenthesis are probably leftover from that. I’m sorry I can’t be more help than this at this time.

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