Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)



Show only printer-friendly patterns

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Yarn Weight

Select One (optional)

Knitting Needle Size

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • 1 or 2.25 mm
  • 2 or 2.75 mm
  • 3 or 3.25 mm
  • 4 or 3.5 mm
  • 5 or 3.75 mm
  • 6 or 4 mm
  • 7 or 4.5 mm
  • 8 or 5 mm
  • 9 or 5.5 mm
  • 10 or 6 mm
  • 10.5 or 6.5 mm
  • 11 or 8 mm
  • 13 or 9 mm
  • 15 or 10 mm
  • 17 or 12.75 mm
  • 19 or 15 mm
  • 35 or 19 mm
  • 50 or 25 mm
  • Circular Knitting Needles
  • Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)


Free Offer
How to Knit a Hat: 7 Cozy Free Knit Hat Patterns

Make comfy designs for the modern man, woman and pet with this varied collection of patterns. In this FREE eBook, you'll find 7 hat knitting patterns all designed to keep in the heat with style!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Simple Wide Brim Hat

By: Rebecca Roush from Chemknits

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.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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


If you like the Simple Wide Brim Hat, be sure to check out 31 Knit Hat Patterns for the Winter!

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

This is a nice watch cap or skull cap pattern with a wide cuff of ribbing at the bottom (not brim as others have noted). I like the large cuff because it becomes adjustable - you can pull it down over your ears and neck when it's really cold, then fold it up more when it's warmer outside.

Really had my hopes up for a wide brim - but this is actually a hat with a deep cuff -- it is a neat toque but not what I had hoped for still looking for that wide brim

Here are free knitting patterns for some brimmed hats. See if you like any of them. http// == ing-patterns/

I would love a pattern for an actual wide brim hat and directions to felt it.

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!

I agree with Nana Karen. It's not a brim at all, it is a cuff. I too would like to find a pattern for a hat with a true brim-keep that low slanting winter sun out of my eyes.

Here are free knitting patterns for some brimmed hats. See if you like any of them. http// == ing-patterns/

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

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.

Your confusion results from the fact that when you knit round and round, (and not back and forth) on the circular needle, all stitches are facing the same way, so it looks the same as stockenette stitch when worked back and forth, (which also keeps the stitches all facing the same way.)Just keep working the knitted stitches as instructed.

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

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

What is it then?

Wide brimmed goes out from the bottom not up the hat (think cowboy hat brim)


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Easy No Sew Sweater

If you hate free knitting patterns for sweaters that feature tons of seaming and sewing, this is a great pattern to add to your… Continue reading: "Easy No Sew Sweater"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Do Not Sell My Personal Information Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It