Sunday, January 11, 2009

Free Pattern: Erich's A&F Knockoff Hat

My brother Erich has a skull cap from Abercrombie & Fitch that I’m sure cost a small fortune … for a hat, anyway.

I saw him recently, and being the knitter that I am, I inspected the hat and said, “Hmph. I could make that!!” After all, I’d rather take his money than see him give it away to A&F. So he says, “Okay then, I want a gray one.” Your wish is my command, baby brother. And I’ll even do it for free!


Yarn: Plymouth Encore Mega (less than 1 skein)
Gauge: 2 sts = 1 in (stockinette stitch)
Needles: Size 15 US (10.0 mm)


1. Cast on 40 stitches. You may use your preferred method for circular knitting; I used 2 circular needles.

Note: You may wish to adjust the hat size by adjusting the number of cast-on stitches (in multiples of 4) and/or adjusting needle size.

2. Knit 2 x 2 ribbing for about 8 inches, depending on how much coverage you want on your ears or whether you want a fold-up brim/cuff.

3. Decrease as follows:
- K2tog, P2tog all the way around
- K1, P1 all around
- K2tog all around

4. Finish off:
- Cut yarn, leaving 12 inch tail
- using tapestry needle, thread through the remaining 10 stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.

© 2009 Eboni A. Francis


  1. Beautiful job as well as a beautiful face to go with it!!! lOL You are truley awsome!!! Marion

  2. great job....casting on one for my nephew now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love the look, and want to give this a try. My list of things I want to try keeps growing and growing. lol did you get that need Rav1 project logo added?


  4. This is great. I am going to make one

  5. This is a great pattern for something really simple and easy. I am going to make several for people for Christmas!

    Thanks a whole lot!

  6. Easy and attractive. Thanks so much!

  7. Great pattern! Thank you!


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