With a slight slouch and textured ribbing, the Waffle Stitch Hat will keep you looking chic and nonchalant as you brave the cold.
To knit the pattern, you’ll need to know how to knit and purl. Not sure how to do that yet? Check out How to Knit and come back when you’re ready!
Yarn: 1 skein of TJOCKT Martta the Merino (140 meters/200g) in color Graphite (similar yarns are Lana Grossa Ragazza in color Taubenblau #0080 or Malabrigo Rasta in color Sombras or Cape Cod Grey)
- for knitting flat:one pair of US 15/10mm knitting needles
- For knitting in the round: 16” circular needle size 10mm (US 15) and set of DPNs in the same size
- Use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below – every knitter’s gauge is unique!
Gauge: 11 sts = 4”/10cm in textured rib pattern
- tapestry needle
- tape measure or ruler
- Flat Knitting: Adult Hat Circumference is 19” and Child Hat Circumference is 15.7″
- Circular Knitting: Adult Hat Circumference is 20.4” and Child Hat Circumference is 15.3″
Pattern Construction: this pattern includes written instructions for knitting the hat flat or in the round.
The video tutorial for this pattern is a little over 60 minutes of step-by-step instruction. It walks you through the entire pattern, from cast on to cast off.
It includes a demonstration on knitting the hat flat and seaming it together.
If you’re nervous you won’t understanding the pattern, the video will hold your hand through the whole knitting process.
This pattern includes access to a video tutorial that covers how to:
- cast on with the long tail cast on
- increase with M1-Ps and PTBL
- knit the textured pattern
- seam with the mattress stitch
- seam purl stitches together for an invisible finish
Watch the Video Tutorial
After purchasing the pattern, look to the first page of the pattern PDF. It will include a link to a super secret page where all the video tutorials are available to be streamed.
For Older Customers: If you purchased this pattern before June 18, 2019, your PDF pattern will include a password to access the video tutorials. Hold onto this password. In order to view the video tutorials now, use this link structure in your browser: https://sheepandstitch.com/patternpassword to access the video tutorials. For example, if the password is “cutie”, then enter https://sheepandstitch.com/cutie. New customers will not be affected by this change.
If you needle help, just email me at davina [at] sheepandstitch.com. This is part of an overhaul to the video viewing experience. I appreciate your patience!
Buy the Pattern
Don’t have the pattern? Buy the pattern right here and join the fun!
You’ll be purchasing a PDF file of the knitting pattern, which gives you access to the video tutorials.
Once your make your purchase, the PDF pattern will be emailed to you. The first page of the pattern includes the password and instructions for viewing the video tutorials.
Barbara Lucio says
How long will I be able to access video tutorials? Thank you.
Hey Barbara, the video tutorials are available forever! They’ll be available as long as you have the password, which is on the first page of the PDF pattern.
The actual PDF file is delivered via email to you, and you can download that file for up to a week. After a week, the link to download will disappear. This is to discourage from link sharing. However, once you have the PDF file, just save it on your computer or attach it to an email and send it to yourself (something I do all the time to save “in the cloud”!) so that you’ll always have the file. Hope that helps!
what materials are required? ie needle sizes.
The Waffle Stitch Hat uses 1 skein of Tjockt Martta the Merino yarn to make one women’s size hat and one toddler size hat. That amounts to about 140 meters of bulky weight yarn. The recommended needle size is US 15/10mm and the gauge is 11 sts = 4″/10cm in textured rib pattern.
This information should really be published on the page. I apologise! I’ll add all this to this page asap.
When knitting in the round on the Increase round, does M1 mean make one stitch knit wise? I’m watching the video and when you did it on flat needles, the pattern said to do it purl wise but here it just says M1.
Yes, MI means to make one knitwise. We make the increases on the purl side with an M1-P when knitting flat because that’s the wrong side. When knitting in the round, we always knit on the right side, so our M1 is knitwise. There’s a pretty decent picture tutorial on Lion Brand in how to do an M1 here: https://www.lionbrand.com/faq/77.html?language= (which reminds me, I should start filming short tutorials on these knitting abbreviations!)
Would 90 yards of Malabriga fasts be enough to make just the adult hat?
Yeah, 90 yards should be enough. For the adult size, it worked out to be about 80 yards in the TJOCKT, so 90 yards of Malabrigo should work fine.
Thank you for the beautiful pattern! Quick question – it says to cast on 33 (41) stitches. What does the 41 signify and why is it in brackets? Sorry, I have knit your Big Hat and several other pieces, but am definitely still learning.
Hi the brackets indicate a size-related instruction. So, 33 refers to the child size and 41 refers to the adult size. Cast on 33 if knitting a child size or 41 if knitting an adult size. Anytime you see a number followed by a bracket, that’s giving instruction related to the size. Hope that helps!
Zipporah Johnson says
Any recommendations for getting yarn off of Amazon for this pattern? I would prefer black since this will be for my boyfriend. Thanks!
I continue to knit hats that immediately stretch out and no longer fit anyone. I have not used your patterns yet, but have used patterns and same result.
I have cast on with cable cast on and long tail, no help. I’m using circular needles.
I just bought this pattern from you. I am following the pattern for knitting in the round. My question is as follows. According to your gauge you say 11st-4”. For the adult pattern you call for casting on 40 stitches. Here is where I get confused. You say the finished circumference of the hat is 20.25” or so. But if you do the math on 40 stitches at 4” per 11st, this would be closer to 15”. Once the hat is enlarged 52st the circumference would be closer to 20”. Am I just over thinking this? I’m asking because I am using a slightly finer gauge yarn to do this pattern so my stitch number will be slightly different. My last question is, will my having a different number of cast on stitches disrupt the pattern for the hat radically? I would greatly appreciate any information you could provide me. Thank you for all of your awesome videos. They have helped me immeasurably as a new knitter.