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TC’s Cozy Hat – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I am back this morning with a new free pattern for you. My daughter, TC (The Collector), designed this hat from scratch and I knit it up for her. She picked every detail and color. TC simply loves her new hat and wears it night and day, indoors and outdoors. It is pretty cute to see someone enjoy a handknit like this.

Hopefully you will enjoy your version of TC’s Cozy Hat, too!

Here is some information you might like to know about this quick and simple earflap hat:


Finished measurement: 20-inch circumference

Note: TC’s head measures 21 ½-inches. The hat will fit would fit a 19-21 ½-inch head circumference. The hat has a snug fit.

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer (65% superwash wool, 35% organic cotton; 100 grams/60 yards), 1 skein each in Flannel #7201, Bayou #7207 and Soapstone #7200

Needles: US size 15 sixteen-inch circular and set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 2 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


The hat is knit and then the earflaps are picked up and knit down from the cast on edge.

The trim is braided separately and sewn on. The finished effect is wonderful.


Here is the Ravelry page for TC’s Cozy Hat!

Click here to download the free pattern for TC’s Cozy Hat!

22 Responses to “TC’s Cozy Hat – Free Pattern!”

  1. February 10, 2010 at 11:37 am Barb Yerke says:

    AGAIN, Thank you SO much for this wonderful hat pattern. I can’t wait to get started knitting it. We woke up to 7″ of snow. Perfect hat for this weather.

  2. February 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm Stephanie says:

    Thanks, Susan! I’ll be casting on the first of two for this one this week–can’t wait. You rock!

  3. February 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm Joan Grahlfs says:

    Thank you Susan, This is just what is needed in all this snow!

  4. February 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm Sara in WI says:

    I bought the yarn for this last Saturday and am ready to cast on for the Olympics! Thanks for the pattern!

  5. February 11, 2010 at 12:55 am kgmama says:

    Very cute hat! How much yarn would I need if I want to do it in one color, not striped? It’s really cute striped, but I’m pretty sure the intended recipient would rather have a plain one.

  6. February 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm Michelle Carter says:

    I love this!!! Looks like it will be a fast knit :) Very cute pattern.

  7. February 12, 2010 at 9:57 am Ellen says:

    I love the hat..will get started soon

  8. February 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm Teresa says:

    Can not open the free hat pattern.

  9. February 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm Mitzie1 says:

    I tried opening the free pattern I am unable to. help. love this pattern.

  10. August 6, 2010 at 8:58 am Donna says:

    I love this hat!!! I’m going to make one for my daughter.

    And – I’m even more excited to see the fabric on the chair…I designed it!! I love stumbling across things like that!

  11. January 2, 2011 at 2:08 am Darles Sovie says:

    I want to make this hat but at the end of the pattern for the ties it says to work in i-cord for 7 ins. what is an i-cord. I have never heard of this. Thank you for your help with this and for the pattern.

    • January 2, 2011 at 7:07 am sanderson says:

      If you look up i-cord on youtube or google it you will find lots of videos and tutorials on how to make it. You have 2 dpns. You cast on the number of stitches in the pattern and knit, don’t turn the needle, slide the stitches to the other end of the dpn, and knit the stitches. repeat this until you have the length you need. Bind off.

  12. January 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm charlotte says:

    Hi – I am a new knitter, and this was my most ambitious project yet. I am SO happy with how it turned out, but my ear flaps are curling out. Do you have any advice for how to fix that? I am thinking of blocking it, but it’s a little hard to figure out how. I haven’t done the braided border yet. Maybe that helps? Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thanks for a great pattern.

    • January 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm sanderson says:

      blocking will help and the braid will help:)

  13. June 29, 2011 at 8:13 am Pam says:

    Hi – I can’t seem to get a pattern for the hat. What stiches and pattern is it? Im looking forward to making one but not sure how to start it? Thanks!

    • June 29, 2011 at 9:22 am sanderson says:

      At the bottom of the post there is a link, I just tried it and it works fine, for the free pattern for this hat. Click on it and you will see the pattern.

  14. September 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm Renee says:

    Been having problems loading the PDF for this pattern, is it possible to get it sent to me or something?

  15. December 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm Rosana Petkoff says:

    Hiya very nice blog!!

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  17. February 11, 2010 at 7:00 am sanderson says:

    2 skeins should do it!

  18. February 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm sanderson says:

    I just clicked to open the free pattern and it popped right up.
    Maybe try again?

  19. February 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm sanderson says:

    I just tried it and the downloadable pattern pops right up. Maybe try again?

    I sent your comment on to the S&C office to see if they have an idea for you.