01 March 2012

Cozy Cap - Knitting Pattern

Well, I've said I have a few patterns, and here's one, finally!!!

This is a super easy knit hat. It knit with a great wool blend, making it warm, and washable.  I've sized it from Infant to Adult, so you can knit up one for every one in your family!!! I've included size XXL, which is just that,  a super chunky, super huge hat, at my sister Phoebe's request.

Cozy Cap

Infant, Child, Adult, XXL

Super bulky yarn (I used Cozy Wool by Loops & Threads Super Bulky: 50% Acrylic, 50% Wool)
1 set of 10 mm (US size 15 double-pointed needles (can use a 16" circular needle until decreases make using the DPNs necessary)
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle
9 sts/14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st

2X2 Rib (Worked in the round over a multiple of 4 sts)
Round 1: [K2, P2] to end
Repeat this around for 2x2 Rib
If changing colours, use the Stationary Jogless Stripe Technique to make the stripes even. 


Infant, (Child, Adult, XXL)
CO 40 (44, 48, 52) Divide stitches between needles.  Place marker. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. 

Work in 2x2 rib for 9 (10, 11, 12) rows.

Continue knitting in stockinette stitch (knit around) until hat measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2) inches

Rnd 1 - K 2(2, 4, 2) K2Tog around - 30 (33, 40, 39) stitches
Rnd 2 - K around
Rnd 3 - K 1(1, 3, 1) K2Tog around - 20 (22, 32, 26) stitchs
Rnd 4 - K around
Rnd 5 - K2tog around - 10 (11, 16, 13) stitches
Rnd 6 - K2tog around (for the child size and XXL you will have one stitch left - just knit it) - 5 (6, 8, 7) stitches

Break yarn and with a tapestry needle thread through the loops and draw tight.  

Weave in ends. 
And that's it.  As you can see in the pictures, I've made a few variations:
Colour: Stripe your hat by changing colours: three rows of ribbing in MC, three rows in CC, complete hat in MC
"Umbilical Cord" Top: (For infant size) Knit to end of instructions, and then instead of breaking yarn and pulling through, instead knit the remaining 5 sitiches as an I-Cord for 5 inches.  Cast off five stitches and tie I-Cord in a knot close to hat. 

Find the pattern here on Ravelry.

All photos are taken by Chloe Taylor Photography!


  1. I can't get over how darling the pictures of our boys are! I particularly can't get over how many ROLLS Samuel has... Count them up... 5 from his armpit to leg! lol

  2. Great pictures Chloe! I love the finger on Si's lip! Mindy and E's beautiful freckles, and of course Sam's Rooooolllllls!

  3. The pattern in child's size is really tight over a 16" circular needle but I love the pattern, so I'll keep trying. :)

  4. When you say on the child's pattern to knit until it measures 4 1/2", do you mean measure 4 1/2" from the ribbing or 4 1/2" total???

    1. Kaitlin, You should knit 4 1/2" from the cast on edge. Good luck!


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