Free Knit Pattern: Fossil-Inspired Bulky Knit Cap

33 Responses

  1. Heidrun says:

    Hi Kayla,
    what a wonderful cap! I have just looked a long time for such a pattern. Thank you for sharing your pattern with us! Thanks to ravelry.
    (from Germany)

  2. Ariel says:

    Great idea. What a clever pattern. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for making it free!

  3. MMN says:

    This is adorable, but is Row 3 of brim correct? Seems to need some increases to be ready for Row 4. Thanks.

  4. Kayla K says:

    Row 3 is correct. For row 4 itself, you would slip one, and because there are no stitches to purl before center stitch, you would move right into the make one.
    So, Row 4: Sl 1, M 1, K 1, M 1, P to end.

  5. Pam says:

    Oh my goodness gracious, I have never heard of you! Found you through The Daily Knitter and Love Your Stuff. Thank you for sharing, not only your patterns, but also for sharing your knowlege of knitting. I hope some day to be able to create as well as you and other great knit and crochet designers. Have a great day!

  6. Pat says:

    I knit this up using Rowan by Amy Butler belle organic aran, 2 skeins held the yarn doubled throught out. It worked up fast and looks adorable. I had yarn from each skein left over not sure if it is enough for a second hat but could be used to make a 2 colored version having the brim and band one color and the rest of the hat in the second color.

  7. Mindi says:

    I am a beginner I have been crocheting for a long time and want to knit. I love this hat and wat to make it as a suprise for my daughter. You should make a video though for us slow ppl lol.

  8. Jolandie says:

    This is really a nice pattern and it seems like it’s easy to make. Thank for this nice pattern, something I would like to try this winter!


  9. Marie says:

    What is the diameter of the hat in the picture. My hat seems to be on the small side. I was hoping it would fit my head, however it is looking like in might fit my nieces hat better. Any ideas on how to fix this? I am loving how this is knitting up and am happy with the pattern overall. Thanks.

  10. Kayla K says:

    The hat is very stretchy and cushy. It fits my size large head quite comfortably. The only thing I would change is making it a little longer before beginning the crown decreases. I would like it to cover my ears.

  11. Marie says:

    After looking back over the pattern and what I did I realized I used size 10 needles instead of 13. Just a side note using a size 10 makes a cute baby/toddler hat.

  12. Liz says:

    How many yards would I need to make this?

  13. Sarah says:

    Hi Kayla! I’ve been looking to a hat like this for FOREVER!

    But, I want to make it as a men’s size. Should I just increase the needle size to 15? Or could you possibly post an edit for how to increase the size? Thanks for your help!

  14. Cindy says:

    This looks like a great hat. After row 5 the instructions are to repeat row 4 . Do we repeat that every row including wrong. & right side? Thanks for your help and the pattern.

  15. Claudette says:

    the vintage houndstooth gloves are awesome and grandkids love them, but is there a way of making the cuff area smaller and keeping the number of stitches for the fingers the same. Would truly appreciate any help you can give me. ty

  16. esta says:

    Fantastic! Thank you – What a genius you are especially using unravelled wool. I never thought of this way to recycle a beautiful but 80’s sweater, the colour of which I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE! Could not bring myself to throw it out – you saved my beautiful wool! Deep bluish purple.

  17. Cindy says:

    Where did you buy your size 13 circular needle? What yarn did you use and did you knit the brim using straight needles in size 13?
    I am excited to make this it looks really cute.

  18. Kayla K says:

    I use circular needles for everything. Just pass the work back and forth instead of making a full circle. My favorite brand of knitting needles is Addi Turbo. I bought mine at a local yarn shop but they are available online as well.

  19. Ashley says:

    Hi, I love the look of this pattern, but am having trouble on the “short row curve” part. The pattern shows there are less and less stitches, but my work is not decreasing, can anyone tell me how this works? Something with the turn?

  20. Gwen says:

    Hi Kayla
    Just found your beautiful knit cap pattern. I love it!! I would like to knit it. Would you tell me what gauge should I be getting on size 13 circular needle and if I could use another size needle with a thicker yarn.

  21. Gwen says:

    Hi Kayla, please disregard my question above. I see that you have already indicated what gauge and yarn that is needed. I would like to know if I can use another thicker yarn and needle. Thanks.

  22. Marty says:

    I found you pattern last week and love the look of it. I knit it up and I’ve done something wrong with the brim. I raveled it and have knit up the brim about 6 times and just can’t get it to look right. When you M1 are they M1P or M1K? Also should the repetitions of row 4 be identical? As I said, I love the hat and hope I can figure it out with your help. I would like to make several as gifts. Thanks for any help you can give me.

  23. Marty says:

    I found you pattern last week and love the look of it. I knit it up and I’ve done something wrong with the brim. I raveled it and have knit up the brim about 6 times and just can’t get it to look right. When you M1 are they M1P or M1K? Also should the repetitions of row 4 be identical? Thanks for any help you can give me.

  24. Penandra says:

    Kayla: Thank you for this delightful pattern. I found you through a pinterest board and this hat is exactly (exactly!) what I have been looking for . . . I want to make a baseball cap and then add the stitching of a baseball to it and this will work wonderfully (even if it doesn’t I’ll get a great hat out of the deal, eh?!)

    Thank you for posting the pattern for free . . . . I’ve got the yarn in my stash, I have my size 13 circulars and I’m ready to go!

  25. Teresita says:

    Hi I am confused. On making the brim,you cast 3. It seems that row 4 needs 6 stitches . Help

  26. Teresita says:

    On making the brim,how do you knit Row 4 from having only 3 stitches on Row 3

  27. Pinky says:

    Hello, i’m a self taught knitter and i ran across your pattern. I love this pattern, however, I’m a little confused with how you make 1. Do you just yo, or do you knit in front and back of the stitch? Through your blosgs, I was able to figure out the roe 3 and 4 snaffu, but i’m still lost a but on the hat. Could you please help me with this matter? Thanks so much, Lori Saline

  28. Cathie says:

    Hi! What a great patern. Using the extra long tail is very clever! I do have a question on the brim. I used super bulky yarn – my brim did not turn out to be as stiff as yours looks. Is there a secret to that? Or should I switch yarn and use dbl strand worested to get the same effect.


  29. Kayla K says:

    I like to make one by knitting into the front and back of the stitch.

  30. Denise says:

    I Love this patern but I was woundering when swiching to the double pionted needles do I need to use a size 13? I did have some problems working the very top it came out in a long point. Can you please help? thank you very much

  31. Kayla K says:

    Yes, keep with the same size. This hat does come out a little more pointy than most. You could add a few extra rows and decreases if you like.

  32. Denise says:

    I have one more question when the pattern says to Sl 1, p 4, or sl 1, K 1 do I slip the stitch purl before a p4 stitch or do I just slip them all in a knit weather the next stitch is a knit or purl? thank you again for your help!

  1. March 1, 2010

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