Some sideways cables, a little bit of bias, a hint of ear-flaps and a touch of pixie = super cute! This pattern is available to purchase individually or as part of the Twisted Woolly Toppers collection.


Hat Description

Brownie is a pixie Hat with earflaps. The deep brim is worked sideways and features an allover basket weave cable. The body has columns of stitches that swirl around the body against a moss (seed) stitch background. The crown decreases slowly to create a pixie shape and the columns of stitches continue their swirl all the way through. The earflaps are small and rounded, and are worked in moss (seed) stitch.


Pattern Details


148 [175, 205] yd/135 [160, 187] m
Worsted weight, plied yarn; solid or semi-solid yarns.

Needles & Notions

Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNS/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
4mm crochet hook
Single needle 3 sizes larger
Approx. 1yd/1m waste yarn
Cable needle as necessary
2 stitch holders
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in KnitPicks Wool of the Andes [110yd/101m per 50g; 100% Peruvian Wool]
Shown in size 19in/48.25cm on model with 19in/48.25cm circumference head

Alternative Yarns

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted [245yd/224m per 100g; 100% Wool]


20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Stocking St.


To fit size: 17 [19, 21] in, 43 [48.25, 53.5] cm
Finished size: 15.75 [18, 20.25] in, 40 [45.5, 51.5] cm

Pattern Notes

Notes about adjusting depth, and achieving additional sizes, are included.

About our Hat patterns

Each Woolly Wormhead pattern is a short workshop in PDF format. Each pattern is carefully developed and every effort is made to ensure that the instructions are as clear as possible. In addition, the patterns are all multi-sized, professionally edited, and professionally photographed. These patterns will not only teach you how to create your own beautiful knitted Hat, but will also teach you new skills and improve your knitting knowledge!

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Product Details

  • Brownie Hat knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Tana Pageler
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-691-02-1
  • Copyright Date: 2010
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW144KBrownie
  • PDF File Size: 1.28MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly


Bottom-up, Sideways, Modular, In The Round, Worked Flat




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written and Fully Charted




English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


12 Months (17 to 18in), Child/Teen (19 to 20in), Adult (21 to 22in)

Stitch Pattern


Stitch Technique

Grafting, Short Rows

Yarn Type

Hand-Spun, Kettle Dyed, Semi-Solid, Single Ply, Solid

Yarn Weight



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