Wide Brim Hat knitting pattern with Malabrigo Rios Yarn by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.Wide Brim Hat knitting pattern with Malabrigo Rios Yarn by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

Wide Brim Hat Knitting Pattern


Learn to knit Wide Brim Hats in all sizes with the step-by-step instructions in this knitting pattern. Order here to download, save, and print a PDF of this pattern.


Wide Brim Hat

A KNITTING Pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

Wide Brim Hat knitting pattern with Malabrigo Rios Yarn by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.Use this Wide Brim Hat knitting pattern to make cozy hats for yourself and the whole family. After you have learned to knit, purl, work in the round, switch needle sizes, and make decreases you can knit these wide brim hats. Adding a smooth stockinette top to your wide knit-purl-rib brim creates a classic knit look. And the doubled-over brim makes the hats extra-warm

Choose double point needles, short circulars, or long circulars, and follow the instructions to knit in the round in your favorite method. Between the ribbed and smooth sections of this pattern, you will practice switching needle sizes and yarn colors.

With this pattern download, you will receive instructions for Preemie, Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult, and Adult XL sizes.

How these Wide Brim Hats are Made

Wide Brim Hat knitting pattern with Malabrigo Rios Yarn by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.This pattern can be knit in the round in three different ways. Instructions are included for double point needles, the magic loop, and shorter circular needles. Pick your favorite method to knit in the round, then follow the instructions that match your chosen needles.


Make these hats with Malabrigo Rios Yarn a very soft merino wool yarn with a wide array of color choices. Here I used Malabrigo’s colors “Sabiduria” for the hat brim and “Diana” for the top. Or, you can substitute almost any worsted weight yarn in this pattern successfully; just check your gauge before you start.


This is a beginner to intermediate knitting skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of knitting in the round, knit stitches, purl stitches, switching needle sizes, and decreases.

Size Notes

  • Adult Extra Large size fits adults with larger heads, or measuring 23 to 25 inches around.
  • Adult size fits most adults and teens, or heads measuring 21 to 24 inches around.
  • Child size fits children ages 2 – 14 years, or heads measuring 19 to 21 inches around.
  • Toddler size fits children ages 3 months – 2 years, or heads measuring 16 to 19 inches around.
  • Baby size fits infants from birth to 3 months, or heads measuring 13 to 16 inches around.
  • Preemie size fits extra small babies, or heads measuring 10.5 to 13 inches around.

Find my full size chart and how to measure here.


If you use the materials suggested in this pattern, your final product will be machine washable. To keep your hats looking their best, hand wash or machine wash separately on delicate cycle in cold water. Laying flat to dry is recommended.

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Please note

This listing is for a digital download of my hat knitting pattern, and is not a physical item. You will be able to download a PDF file immediately after your purchase has been processed. If you have any trouble with your order, please email purlsandpixels@gmail.com.

This pattern is for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. You may also sell handmade items created using this pattern. Do not copy this pattern and distribute it. If you’d like to share the pattern, refer your friends to my website, purlsandpixels.com/shop/, so they may obtain a copy.

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Wide Brim Hat knitting pattern with Malabrigo Rios Yarn by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels.

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