Ombre Double Brim Beanie Knitting Pattern

Double brim beanies are all the rage lately! These gorgeous brimmed hats are not only incredibly stylish and simple to make (you can knit the entire hat in stockinette stitch so no ribbing required), they also have an extra layer of warmth from where the brim is folded over! Your ears will be thanking you all winter long.

I’ve had the intention to create a fair isle obmre hat for a while, so I thought this would be the perfect combination after posting my last pattern and stranded knitting video tutorial for the Buffalo Plaid Winter Hat. I had a lot of fun coming up with this design, and I really hope that you have a lot of fun knitting up this cozy warm winter hat!


I have written out and posted the free pattern for this stylish winter hat below on this page.

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As an added bonus, the PDF file includes additional instructions for a child size hat.

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Materials:

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Size:

Adult (PDF pattern includes child size as well. You may purchase the PDF pattern by clicking the button below).

Gauge:

15 stitches, 18 rows = 4 Inches in stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit
P: Purl
K2Tog: Knit Two Together decrease

Notes:

This hat is knit in the round on circular knitting needles, switching to double pointed needles when necessary during the decreasing of stitches for shaping the top.


To create the double brim, you will need to cast on the stitches with some waste yarn using the Provisional Cast On. Here is a great article describing this simple cast on: https://shop.mybluprint.com/knitting/article/provisional-cast-on-tutorial/

When working the stranded stitches, always hold the non-dominant colour to the left, and the dominant colour to the right. The yarn held to the left will produce a slightly larger stitch than the yarn held to the right; this will ensure the stitches are consistent in size and make the non-dominant colour pop.

I have created a bonus video on stranded knitting to show how I hold the yarn and switch colours.

Pattern:

Using size 10 (6 mm) circular needles, crochet hook, and color A, cast on 56(63) stitches using provisional cast on method.  Place stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join (being careful not to twist the stitches).

Knit in the round in stockinette stitch until work measures 5.5(6.5) inches.

Fold the brim inwards and line up provisional cast on stitches with the stitches on the needle.  *Remove waste yarn from provisional cast on to expose 1 live stitch. Pick up this stitch with left hand needle and knit together with next stitch on the left needle.  Repeat from * to end of round.

Knit one more round and then follow the color chart below for the next eight rounds.  Color A is represented by the white squares, and color B is represented by the blue squares.  Chart is read right to left for every round.

Click on the chart image belowfor a larger image.

Knit 12 more rounds with color B in stockinette stitch and then start decreasing to shape the top of the hat.

Decreasing Rounds:

Round 1:  *K7, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (56 stitches remain).

Round 2: Knit all stitches.

Round 3: *K6, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (49 stitches remain).

Round 4: Knit all stitches.

Round 5:  *K5, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (42 stitches remain).

Round 6: Knit all stitches.

Round 7: *K4, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (35 stitches remain). 

Round 8: Knit all stitches.

Round 9: *K3, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (28 stitches remain). 

Round 10: *K2, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (21 stitches remain).  Continue to Finishing.

Finishing:

Cut yarn (leave a long tail) and pull through yarn needle.  Thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.  Secure and weave in ends.

Attach a pompom to the top of the hat with a yarn needle.


I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and I am so grateful for your support!  Don’t forget that you can purchase the ad-free PDF file.  Purchasing the PDF file helps support this website and allows me to continue to share my patterns and inspiration with you guys!   

As an added bonus, the PDF file includes additional instructions for a child size hat.

Should you have any issues with the download, please email: [email protected] for assistance. 

You can Purchase the PDF file (which will be emailed to you automatically after purchase) for $4 USD through Ravelry or by clicking the button below. 


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4 thoughts on “Ombre Double Brim Beanie Knitting Pattern

  1. I love this pattern & hat but I have a problem with circular needles. I always get confused with which end to start with! I’m 69 yrs old & no dummy but I just can’t seem to get the gist of it! Could you give me some ideas how to make this work better for me!

    1. Hi Janet, No I’m sorry but the pattern is for chunky weight yarn. It really wouldn’t look the same with worsted weight and I haven’t worked it with thinner yarn. You could experiment with adding more stitches and a smaller needle size.

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