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Simple Wide Brim Hat



Whether you're looking for that perfect stocking stuffer, last minute holiday gift idea or an easy-to-make mens knit hat pattern, this Simple Wide Brim Hat fits the bill. Because of the basic design, this hat also makes a great present for women too. And with a cozy ribbed brim, you won't have to worry about this hat popping off your head after walking through a strong gust of wind.

Simple Wide Brim Hat
Simple Wide Brim Hat
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Knitting Needle Size: 6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)



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Jul 9, 2013

I agree with another post - it's not a "wide brim" hat, it's a "wide cuff" hat. A brim stands out from the head & provides protection from rain or sun. A cuff hugs the head & adds an extra layer of warmth over the ears. This is a good wide cuff hat! -- I used to have a pattern for a medium or wide brim hat that you knitted (huge), then felted & shrank it down to the desired size. (I used several sizes of up-side- down mixing bowls for "hat forms" for those hats that I made for gifts!) I lost that pattern in a move, & wish I could find one like it again!


Jan 2, 2013

Pattern materials" size 6 or size 16...should read size 6 16"


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Dec 9, 2012

I notice in the instructions that after making the brim it says to work 30 rows of stockinette then is says (K every round). K every round is a garter stitch. This is confusing since stockinette is K one row, P one row. So, which one is it? Stockinette or garter. The picture does shows stockinette.


Dec 1, 2012

I have been looking for a pattern for a hat knit with circular needles. Thanks so much.


Dec 1, 2012

This is not a wide-brimmed hat. It should be called a cap, or a watch cap.


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