Tombreck is our free knitted hat pattern that we're sharing as a gift from us to you. Tombreck is textured enough to add interest whilst easy enough for knitters learning to knit in the round for the first time. Using worsted weight yarn means this project is speedy too!

This chevron patterned beanie is stylish, unisex and the ideal one-skein gift project. Perfect for new knitters this easy hat pattern uses only knits and purls to create the fun textured chevrons. When working up our free knitted hat pattern you will also practise knitting in the round and decreasing with k2tog to shape the crown of the hat. The hat begins with casting on for the ribbed brim and you'll then work from the bottom up to the slouchy, gathered crown that's just right for topping with a pom pom.


Skills for knitting this project

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18 sts and 24 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in st st using larger needle.


Available in 3 sizes, small[medium, large].

Finished circumference: 20[22¼, 24½]” / 50[55.5, 61]cm
Finished length: 9¼[9½, 9¾]” / 23[24, 24.5]cm

Small (ciel), Medium (Granit) and Large (Potimarron).



273 yds / 250m of worsted weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
We used soft, bouncy De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% Merino, 273 yds / 250m, 100g) in Ciel (S), Granit (M) and Potimarron (L).

Needles and notions

US 6 / 4mm 16” / 40cm circular.
US 7 / 4.5mm 16” / 40cm circular.
US 7 / 4.5mm needles for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round. 

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