Sunday, December 17, 2006

BookWorm Hats and Free Pattern

BookWorm Hat Pattern
by Carissa Bonham

***This pattern may only be used for personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of this hat including using the pattern for group knitting, publishing or to sell requires the specific written permission of the author (that would be me)***

Gauge = 8st = 3”
Yarn = 1 ball Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Pine 182 (color A)
& 1 ball Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Grass 131 (color B)
Needles: sz. 11, straight needles or size needed to optain gauge
Cast on 59 stitches with color A
Work in St. st for 4 rows
Switch to color B for 4 rows
Alternate 4 row sections of each color until there are 6 stripes worked or until unrolled hat measures 6”.
Switch to next color and K1, *K6, K2tog* seven times, K2
Purl across
K1, *K5, K2tog* seven times, K2
Purl across
Change colors and K1, *K4, K2tog* seven times, K2
Purl across
K1, *K3, K2tog* seven times, K2
P2, *P2tog, P2* six times, P2tog, P3
Change colors and K1, *K1, K2tog* seven times, K2
Purl across
K1,*K2tog* 8 times
*P2tog* 4 times, P1
Leaving an 8 inch tail trim yarn and thread through remaining stitches on a blunt needle, pulling tight.
Alternating the yarn (so that colors match up) sew up seam with mattress stitch being careful to be sure stripes match up across seam.
When you get to the last stripe along cast on edge, sew seam on WS so that it doesn’t show when edge is rolled up.
Weave in ends
**Tip: to decrease the amount of finishing work required, instead of cutting and re-tying yarn at each color change, allow the color you are not working with to dangle and allow it to run along the side (it will be hidden inside the seam when done).

If anyone decides to knit this hat, please let me know! I'd love to see pictures.

To contact me regarding permission to use this hat for anything other than personal, non-commercial use, please contact me by posting a comment in this post (being sure to fill out the e-mail address field).



  1. You might come back to find me a bit of a bookworm.

  2. Hey! Cool name! I love your list of "creative Carissa's"! Even if you did spell it "wrong." ;-P We should create a webring for creative Carissas/Charissas!

    You have no idea how incredibly cool I think this is!

  3. I was wondering what size your hat is? I am a beginner and I need a pattern for a child's hat- their heads measure about 19 inches around. I had a problem with my other pattern and really need one that uses Wool-ease thick and chunky, any help would be great! My email is


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