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The Cross•Hat•Ch Knitted Hat Pattern

The Cross•Hat•Ch Knitted Hat Pattern

Many years ago, a friend showed me a cool new stitch pattern she discovered, that made an awesome, tweedy textured fabric. She was using a lovely variegated bulky yarn and the stitch pattern really showed off the texture and colors. However, because of the twisting and wrapping involved, my friend noted that only way the stitch pattern could be used was as a straight block of fabric, like the rectangular scarf she was making.

That sounded like a challenge to me! A few sketches, some math equations, and a trip to the store for some Lion Brand Super Bulky Landscapes Yarn later and I had the beginnings of a hat, which I posted on my old knitting blog, Creazativity.

Somehow a representative at Lion Brand Co. ran across my hat and contacted me about designing a hat/scarf/wrist warmer set for their Creative Knitting Magazine. Of course, I agreed, and my Crosshatch Cozywear Set appeared in the January 2006 issue.

The issue is now out of print and the rights to the pattern have returned to me, so I’ve updated the hat pattern* to make it suitable for both bulky

or worsted weight yarns

and put it up in the Make Ad Lib store!

(*The wrist warmers and scarf are not included, but hit me up if you really want them. I’m happy to write updated versions for them as well!)

The coolest thing about this unique stitch pattern is that while it really pops the colors in variegated yarns, it looks equally cool with solid or textured yarns as well!


Be creative with different yarns and tag #makeadlib so I can see what you come up with!



The Cross•Hat•Ch

Bulky Cross•Hat•ch

*120 yards Super Bulky Weight Yarn
*Sample completed with 2 balls Lion Brand Landscapes (55 yds/50g per ball)
*Size 11(8mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
*Stitch Marker

Worsted Cross•Hat•ch

*190 yards Worsted Weight Yarn
*Sample completed with 2 balls GGH Soft Tweed (93 yds per ball)
*Size 4 (3.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
*Stitch Marker

This pattern is available in the Make Ad Lib store!


If you try my Cross•Hat•Ch pattern, I’d love to hear what you think!! Please leave a comment below or instagram with the hashtag #makeadlib . Don’t forget to tag @makeadlib so I can see your beautiful creation!


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