Pony Tail Hat

Here’s a cute, cozy, quick, and easy hat to knit for the pony tail wearer in your life. Materials:

  • Bulky weight boucle yarn, 125 yards
  • Size 13 circular or set of double pointed needles
  • Small length of thin elastic cord
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 7 stitches = 4″ in pattern, slightly stretched

With circular needles or dpns, loosely cast on 40 stitches. Join, being careful not to twist.

Work in rounds of k1, p1 knitting for approximately 12 inches.

Bind off loosely in rib.

Thread elastic cord through sts about 3 inches below 1 end. Pull cord in tightly to gather and tie securely.

Trim cord ends and allow top of hat to roll naturally to the outside.

If you’d like to knit a matching scarf:

Cast on 15 stitches on size 13 straight needles

Row 1: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * across to end. Turn.

Row 2: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from* across to end. Turn.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 to desired length. Cast off in rib.

Vintage Crochet: Floppy Brim Hat


Sport weight yarn – 4 ounces variegated colored.

Crochet hook size J

Use 2 strands together throughout.

Gauge: 3 sc = 1 inch. 5 rounds = 1 inch.

Crown: Starting at center with 2 strands held together, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, in ring make (sc, ch1) 5 times. Join with sl st to first sc – 5 double sts, counting each sc and the following ch1 as 1 double st.

Rnd 2: ch1, sc in joining, *ch1, sc in next ch1 sp, ch1, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch1, sc in next ch1 sp, ch1. Join as before – 10 double sts.

Rnd 3: ch1, * sc in next ch1 sp, ch1, in next ch1 sp make (sc, ch1) twice – 1 double st increased in a ch1 sp. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 4: ch1,* sc in next ch1 sp, ch1. Repeat from * around.

Rnd 5: ch1 * , (sc in next ch1 sp, ch1) twice; inc 1 double st in next ch 1 sp. Repeat from * around. Join – 5 double sts increased.

Rnd 6: Work as for 4th rnd, increasing 5 double sts evenly spaced. Join – 25 double sts.

Rnds 7 and 8: Repeat rnd 4.

Rnd 9: Work as for 4th rnd, increasing 5 double sts evenly spaced. 30 double sts.

Next 9 rnds: Repeating Rnd 4. Ch1,turn.


Rnd 1:Increasing 10 double sts evenly spaced, work as for 4th rnd of crown – 40 double sts.

Rnds 2 and 3: Repeat 4th rnd of crown.

Rnd 4: Repeat first rnd of brim – 50 double sts.

Next 6 rnds: Repeat 4th rnd of crown. Break off yarn and fasten.

Note: this is a vintage pattern originally printed in 1973. The yarn used in the model in photo is no longer available.