Classic Variegated Hat

Classic Variegated Hat
Classic Variegated Hat

Capture the effortlessly cool vibe of a slouchy beanie while rocking a timeless knit hat pattern in the Classic Variegated Hat. This gorgeous chocolate-colored hat features lighter and darker shades of brown with a cute fold-over brim and giant pom pom on top. The Classic Variegated Hat is a great option for winter wear for years to come. Knit one for yourself and one for a friend. Everyone will love this modern classic.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Gauge17 sts and 22 rnds = 4"/10cm over St st using size 10.5 (6.5mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

Finished SizeAdult Medium - Knitted Measurements - Brim circumference 20"/51cm, Length 10"/25.5cm

Materials List

  • 2 32oz/100g skeins (each approx 151yd/138m) of Red Heart Boutique Treasure (acrylic/wool) in #1901 mosaic OR #1907 portrait a
  • Size 10.5 (6.5mm) circular needle, 16"/40cm long, or size to obtain gauge
  • One set (5) size 10.5 (6.5mm) double-pointed needles (dpns)
  • Stitch marker
  • Pompom maker (optional)


KFB Knit into the front and back of next st-1 st increased.
K1, P1  RIB
(over an even number of sts) RND 1 *K1, p1: rep from * to end. Rep rnd 1 for k1, p1 rib.
Change to dpns when there are too few sts to fit comfort­ ably on circular needle.


With circular needle, cast on 80 sts.
Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts, and place marker (pm) for beg of rnd.
Work in k1, p1 rib for 3"/7.5cm.
NEXT (INC) RND *K9, kfb; rep from * to end of rnd-88 sts.
Cont in St st (knit every rnd) until hat measures 7"/18cm from beg.

Crown Shaping

RND 1 *K9, k2tog; rep from *to end of rnd-80 sts.
RND 3 *K8, ssk; rep from * to end of rnd-72 sts.
RND 5 *K7, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd-64 sts.
RND 7 *K6, ssk; rep from*  to end of rnd-56  sts.
RND 9 *K5, k2tog; rep from *to end of rnd-48  sts.
RND 11  *K4, ssk; rep from*  to end of rnd-40 sts.
RND 13 *K3, k2tog; rep from *to end of rnd-32 sts.
RND 15 *K2, ssk; rep from* to end of rnd-24 sts.
RND 17 *K1, k2tog; rep from *to end of rnd-16 sts.
RND 18 *K2tog; rep from *to end of rnd-8 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through rem sts and pull tightly to secure.

Finishing Pompom

Make pompom 3-4 (17.5-10cm in diameter). Sew to top of hat. Block lightly to measurements.

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This yarn is actually a worsted weight.

Looks like a good basic hat pattern. I love how the yarn does the color work for you!

I'm just leaning to knit.

I have got to learn to knit! If I won the yarn it would make a pretty crocheted hat!

I am so cold all the time this hat would be perfect to keep my head warm during the winter.

Cute...but I crochet, not knit, so I'd have to figure how to crochet it and still have it look similar.

would love to learn to make hats

not for me, I just can not get the hang of knitting... mine would be too big

A classic, timeless, slouchy knit hat With these Midwest winters you can't go wrong with that!

Nice pattern -- it should work up quickly -- the kids will like this for playing in the snow.

I love the ribbing!

I like this pattern. simple but pretty

always need a warm hat

hats so fun to make and give away

This also makes a great gift for a guy

Hat making is fun!

Really cute and perfect for winter.

I have not made this item yet but I certainly will have to try it this winter. I looks so warm and cuddly!

Love this - it's so cute.

Love the colors

This is so cute!!

I'd love to make this

Now this looks like the perfect project in the teaching myself to knit process. And I would have to keep at least the first hat for myself !!! lol

Love the variegated yarn colors and the slouch style ... a definite must-knit project!

Have not tried a knit hat yet but would love to try one. Could make a bunch for the Clinic or Lord's Diner.

Cute cute cute! I think I would want to use something a little more colorful, but love the pattern.

Cute hat! It looks adorable

I have challenged myself to try a few simple knitting projects this next year. This pattern looks like a good one to begin with and you never have too many hats! : )

Great pattern! I will be using my circular needles for this one.

Very pretty!!!

Great hat pattern. Perfect excuse to learn how to use circular needles.

That is so cute and my Grandaughter would love it!!

I should have learned how to knit before my mom passed. My grandkids would love this.

Hah, I'd have to make this shorter. Slouchy hats just fall down over my eyes.

The variegated tones are beautiful and I could use another hat, sure hope I win.

Beautiful and warm!

perfect for the kids on COLD winter days, definitely knitting some up

With this cold weather I need one now


The pompom is soooo adorable!

This would be nice to wear right now since the weather has turned cold.

Great for this crazy weather your having.

Proper 'bobble' hat!!! xx

nice colouring

I haven't made this hat yet, but I have made quite a few hats on a loom.

Cute simple hat pattern.

cute hat

I have a couple of nephews who would love this hat. The bigger the pompom the better!

I love knitted hats and really love the pom pom on the tip! Pom Poms are making a huge come back and I am super excited about it!

I love this pattern! I'll probably make multiples of this one!

Another good reason to learn to knit!

Oooo! I love this hat! Perfect for some of my stash.

love this hat, such a lovely pattern

Will definitely be making several of these over this season for friends and family. Was super quick to put together!

My daughter would love this!

I would love to give this pattern a try. I have made a number of different hats. This one looks great.

This looks warm but i wish i knew how to knit

I have a lot of family members who love being outside and would love getting something like this. I also have grandchildren who could really use these.

I love love LOVE winter hats. I'll have to add this to my list

I am jealous I can't get it to come out right. Have to try again

I have made up quickly and looks fabulous with the variegated yarn!

This hat looks like something my kids would like! Must try!

Love this, looks very warm

I love the yarn that this is made in. The subtle changes in color give the hat a really nice touch.

this look so cozy and warm....which is much needed on this snowday

I love this hay. It looks so cozy and warm.

thats a cute hat

I love making hats!!

I made one of these and my daughter's boyfriend ran off with it! Looks like I need to make another!

Love this project!

I would love to learn how to make this hat, so cute!

I am addicted to hats! Need to add this one soon :)

Hats are cool!!!

I love this hat!

Love this yarn and it looks like a quick knit too.

I'm not a knitter but this is really pretty.

The only thing better than hot cocoa is a lovely color coordinating hat to wear while you drink it. I love the colors.

This I will make right away!

Had a customer ask for a hat like this last week. I'll have to send her the link.

Nice! Love it

This looks like something I'd enjoy making... not too difficult, not too long a project, and very cute!

still have not mastered knitting but the hat is nice

Looks easy enough. If I could only find my circular needles! ;-)

i really like the hat, but i don't understand knitting - i used to crochet a long time ago and would like to relearn

I don't know how to knit but if I did I'd make these for my daughters. They'd love them!

I don't knit, but I would love to have the yarn to crochet with!

Love making hats.

Very nice!

Don't think I could make it :(

Looks like a great project.

this is cute but it doesnt look as easy as they say it is

ooooooo its very cute! I would do it in a different color!

Nice colors and looks great:)

It looks classic and classy.....simple pattern and would make a great gift done up in colors a person likes...I like the pictured one's color...

Looks warm and cozy!

have to try this

this pattern looks easy and it looks very warm!

I love this hat! It's warm!

I am going to make one. The pattern looks easy to do.

It looks like a nice warm hat which could be made for men or women. The ribbed band looks like a nice snug fit.

Nice comfy looking hat.


going to make this for my grandchildren

I love working with variegated yarn! It looks great in caps.

My husband loves hats with poms! So making this more him!

This will make a great hat for loved ones and myself, once I get past my beginning knitting stages! I look forward to making lots of stuff!


Love this pattern and have made it many looks so different depending on the yarn!

super cute. would like to make it.

Cute and easy, great for beginners or a fast gift for experienced knitters.

Truly a classic, great for any age or either gender!

This is the type of warm hat to wear on some of the windy days that are ahead for us. After I finish it is when I would decide who the recipient would be. I feel like anyone would love to have it.

Love the classic look of this hat, and the giant pompom on top is a big plus.

I am so going to make one of these hats in black and grays!

This is very cute and functional too. The pattern looks pretty easy so I hope to make this as soon as I practice a bit more. (Beginner here)

My Mom would love the big pompom this is going in with my WIP's!!

This hat looks like it would be great for my son - maybe without the pompom though :)

I love the warm pretty hat. Nice colors and classic pom=pom. I would totally wear it if my girls didn't mooch it first. :)

Love the hat and it looks easy enough to make. Would make a great gift.

Looks warm and simple

cute and simple. giant pom poms make everything better

Looks so warm and comfy!

I love making hats - I've added this one to my list of patterns to make!

Really nice looking hat - will put on my to do list!!!

super cute and looks easy enough I just have to learn how!

Just love the colors in this hat, so natural and earthy. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays....Sandy In Montana

Really like this!!

Love it!

Would love to make this for the 4th of July. It would probably take me that long to make it. I'm just learning to crochet. Beautiful and warm. Oh yes!

Great looking hat and simple to follow directions thanks


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