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Gingersnap Hat

The Gingersnap Hat, a cream-colored hat with lots of texture, sits flat on a white marble countertop surrounded by green antique books, peach roses, and a blue and white tea cup.

Gingersnap Hat Release

The Gingersnap Hat is now available on Payhip, Etsy, and Ravelry! Here you’ll find links and some discount codes.


Here’s where you’ll find the Gingersnap Hat.


Here’s where you’ll fine the Gingersnap Hat.


Here’s where you’ll find the Gingersnap Hat.

About the Gingersnap Hat

This pattern has been professionally tech edited by Bonnie Davis and test knit by a pool of at least ten testers.

I love the spice of a gingersnap. It’s a bright, sharp jolt to the senses, filled with energy and zest. They’re best in fall and winter, I think, when the quiet slowness of the outside world starts to turn me into a hibernating bear. Then the gingersnap’s bit of spice will give me a little kick, and off I go again.

This hat pattern is one of my spicier patterns to date, but I promise, it’s still a pretty mellow knit! It has an all-over texture that repeats every six rounds and is highly memorizable—still perfect for knitflixing or relaxing, but with an appearance that says otherwise. I’m hoping a new hat with a fun texture will help you enjoy the outside world, even as the weather cools down here in the Northern Hemisphere.

Gingersnap Hat Specs and Details

S, M, L, XL
Finished hat dimensions: 16.5 (18.25, 20, 21.5) in / 42 (43 cm, 51 cm, 54.5 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their hats snug, so if that’s what you’re looking for, choose a finished hat size that is somewhat smaller than your actual head. This is a tall hat with a crown that decreases very fast, so it has a slouchier fit.)

DK weight yarn, 140 (165, 190, 215) yds / 128 (151, 174, 197) m

Sample shown knit in Playful Day Yarns SW Merino DK, 246 yd / 115 g, 4 ply

4” (10 cm) square = 26 stitches x 30 rows in stockinette

One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above, plus one set of needles two sizes smaller (for the brim).

Suggested needle sizes: US 5 (3.75 mm), US 7 (4.5 mm)

One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Techniques: increases, decreases, knitting in the round

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