The Blacksod Hat

The Blacksod Hat

Disclosure: The Blacksod Hat has been a free pattern since its release in 2020. As of November 2023 this pattern has now moved to a new blogging platform and is only being offered as a paid only PDF download. Thank you for understanding.

The knit Blacksod Hat has been called an "instant classic" and has been one of my all time best selling patterns. You will find yourself immersed in a relaxing cable stitch pattern that both men and women will wear and enjoy for years to come. I named this hat after Blacksod Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. I believe this county may be where some of my family originated from, so I did a little looking around for areas that intrigued me and Blacksod Bay was it. I thought this area was not only beautiful, but you can sight common and grey seals, bottle nosed dolphins and harbor porpoises in this area. I've never been to Ireland, but I've always wanted to see it. Maybe someday!

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Supplies Needed

Needle Size: 16” Circular needles in either a US 6/4mm for a tighter brim, US 7/4.5mm for medium fitting brim, US 8/5mm for brim that is more relaxed (in relation to a 22” head circumference). 

US 9/5.5mm 16” circular needles for the body

Yarn Used: 100 - 125 yards of Berroco Vintage, Lion Brand Heartland or any Worsted Weight yarn

For the burnt orange version, I used 100 yards Heartland and went with a tighter brim. For the green version, I used 125 yards of Berroco Vintage and knit a more relaxed brim for my husband. 

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Gauge(With US 9/5.5mm) 16 sts x 20 rows of stockinette stitch | Finished hat should measure approx. 8” wide by 8.5” tall


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