TRY CRAFTSY UNLIMITED | Watch everything free

Pattern Download

Tree Bark Hat


Skill Level


What You Get

  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.


I was inspired by the mature trees that are growing throughout the city of Chicago. They are too big to wrap your arms around, yet they spring out of sidewalks down many streets in Lakeview. They seem so out of place amongst the cars and concrete, and they bring a kind of serene beauty and calmness to the neighborhoods. This reversible hat mimics the patterns of tree bark. It makes a beautiful design worn either way, and would also be suitable for women or men. The smocking pattern creates a distinct cable look on one side and an interesting rib pattern on the other. SIZE One, but this can be modified by changing yarn gauge. The two types of yarn I used result in two different sized hats. Almost 40 projects for this pattern on Ravelry: BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic knitting skills cabling working in the round GAUGE Brown Version: 15 sts/21 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch Purple Version: 16 sts/ 20 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Brown Version: 8.5 inches unstretched at the brim; 8 inches from cast on edge to crown. Purple Version: 9 inches unstretched at the brim; 8.5 inches from cast on edge to crown.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Brown Version: Jo Sharp Silkroad Ultra [85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 60yd/55m per 1.75oz ball]; 712: Truffle; 2 balls. Purple Version: Malabrigo Chunky [100% Merino wool; 104yd per 3.5oz skein]; 68: Violetas; 1 skein.
  • 1 16 inch US #8/5mm circular needle 1 set US #8/5mm douple-point needles
  • 1 cable needle 1 small tapestry needle 1 stitch marker

Sold by

Breean Elyse
Breean Elyse
I work as a brand strategist and account manager in Chicago. The majority of my "free time" is spent knitting, designing, reading, shopping and ingesting as many americanos as humanly possible. Most weekends you'll find me knitting, watching my endless supply of movies, or ambling around Chicago with the love of my life, Joshua.