This pillbox style Hat stands tall with its tapering shape and firm fabric. The fabric is knit at a tighter gauge to ensure the shape remains proud while clever construction continues the shape right to the very top. Available as a single pattern or as part of the Classic Woolly Toppers collection.


Hat Description

Taboosh is a tall pillbox-style Hat. It has a deep folded stocking stitch brim. Because the pattern is worked at a slightly tighter gauge than usual for the yarn, the Hat sits up structurally. It has a completely flat crown that is encased by a knitted tuck that gives it greater definition. The body of the Hat is worked in moss (seed) stitch.


Pattern Details


193 [222, 264, 303] yd/176 [202, 241, 277] m
DK weight, plied yarn; solid or semi-solid yarns.

Needles & Notions

Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ & 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNS/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
3.25mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Spare circular needle
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in KnitPicks Gloss DK [123yd/112m per 50g; 70% Merino, 30% Silk]
Shown in size 20.5in/52cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Julie Asselin Leizu DK [260yd/238m per 4oz/115g; 90% Merino, 10% Silk]


24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Stocking St.
24 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Moss (Seed) Stitch


To fit size: 17 [19, 20.5, 22] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 52, 56] cm
Finished size: 16 [17.25, 18.75, 20] in/ 40.5 [43.75, 47.5, 50.75] cm

Pattern Notes

The yarn is knitted at a tighter than recommended gauge for firmness of fabric.

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!

With each purchase you will receive an email with a download link to the primary PDF. This PDF includes the instructions to make the Hat, and also includes links to in-depth photographic tutorials and where available, supporting videos. These educational resources are provided to guide you through each technique so that you can learn new skills as you make your Hat, all at your own pace. There is also live support available via our forum, where we can answer any questions and provide help where needed.

Once payment clears you’ll receive an email with the download link and instructions - do check your Spam folder if it doesn't arrive promptly. The link will expire after 5 downloads. For further help with downloading and storing files, please visit our FAQ page.

All Woolly Wormhead tutorials, workshops and knitting patterns are colour-blind, neurodivergent, low-bandwidth and printer friendly. The standard PDF format is compact, with succinct and clear instructions that don't use colour beyond the photos on the front and back pages. In addition, some patterns are also available in an LVA format, that is large print and suitable for screen-readers. To see examples of how the patterns are laid out and presented, and please visit the pattern sample page.


Product Details

  • Taboosh Hat knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Tana Pageler
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-692-36-3
  • Copyright Date: 2012
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW202KTaboosh
  • PDF File Size: 1.23MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly


Bottom-up, In The Round




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written Only




English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


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

Stitch Pattern

Twisted Stitches

Stitch Technique


Yarn Type

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

Yarn Weight



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