The Tinker Doodle Hat

When I sit at my desk - more often the kitchen table, because it’s bigger and I like to take up space - and work, I always have a notepad and pen or pencil next to me. I fill pages and pages with doodles while I think and work, constructing intricate shapes and lines that perfectly meld into each other and usually end up looking like they should be turned into a knitting pattern. Turns out they really needed to be turned into knitting patterns, so I took my favourite doodles and created the Tinker Doodle Collection. The Tinker Doodle Hat is the second pattern in the collection, a lightweight toque that is perfect for three seasons and especially fun to knit in a speckled yarn.


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The Tinker Doodle Hat is knit in the round from brim to crown, with a double brim that is knitted together with the cast on edge before knitting the body of the hat.



Available in three sizes: child, adult S, adult L with a finished circumference of 15 (18, 21)” / 38 (46, 53) cm. To be worn with negative ease of 2-5”/5-12 cm.


Yarn and Yardage

Tanis Fibre Arts PureWash DK [113 g (4 oz) / 260 yds (238 m); 100% organic merino, treated; DK weight] in Speckled Trinity; 1 skein, 70 (85, 100) g, 160 (195, 230) yds / 146 (178, 210) m.


Needles and Notions

US5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, for hat and crown - recommended length 16” (40 cm); US5 / 3.75 mm double point needles or long circular needles for magic loop for crown; US3 / 3.25 mm circular needle, for brim - recommended length 16” (40 cm); Alternatively, for the brim, US3 / 3.25 mm set of double point needles or longer circular needle for magic loop.

Stitch marker; cable needle; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.



26 sts and 32 rows in pattern, in the round, after blocking = 4” / 10cm, with main needle (US5).


This pattern has been tech edited and test knit, and is fully charted and fully written. It is not a beginner pattern, but if you like a challenge, go for it! I highly recommend you read all the notes and remarks in the pattern before starting to knit.


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