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Aurora Knit Hat Pattern



The time has come to put your knowledge to test and knit a beautiful bulky hat using Aurora stitch. Knitting Aurora hat is easy, you just have to know the basics – knit, purl and get a refresher on selvage stitch, making it an excellent choice for beginners and those who loves to knit hats (like me). I highly recommend using bulky or super bulky yarn for this project to get it done faster and spend more time wearing your new hat outside. Enjoy last bits of Autumn Sun and keep physical distance. Stay safe and healthy!

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular (40 cm) or double pointed knitting needles, size 9 (US 13/UK 0)

<> Super chunky yarn – Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice. In total 140 grams.

Aurora knit hat size:

Adult: 54-58 cm

Gauge: 9-10 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette

super bulky aurora knit hat with fur pom pom

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

p2tog – purl two together

free chunky aurora knit hat pattern

Aurora knit hat pattern

Body of the knit hat:

Using long tail method cast on 44 stitches or any other number divisible by 4. Place marker and join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 for 8 rows or until piece measures 6 cm

Round 1: [k3, slip next st with yarn in back] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: repeat Round 1.

Round3: [p1, k1, p1, k1] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 4: knit all stitches around.

Round 5: [ k1, slip the next st with yarn in back, k2] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 6: repeat Round 5.

Round 7: [p1, k1, p1, k1] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 8: knit all stitches around.

Repeat Rounds 1- 8 until hat measures 19 cm from the edge. In my case I repeat Rounds 1-8 two more times and then repeat again Rounds 1-4.

Shaping the crown of the knit hat:

Round 1: [k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: [p1, k1, p1, k1] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 3: [k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 4: knit all stitches around

Break yarn and leave 10 cm tail. Thread end through remaining stitches and fasten securely. Weave in all ends securely.

Add yarn, faux or real fur pom pom.

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Janey Harris 22nd November 2020 at 15:37

thank you
great pattern for those of us who love bulky yarn

Knitting Guru 22nd November 2020 at 21:23

yeah. just one evening and you have new hat 🙂

Caroline 17th December 2020 at 14:10

fairly new to knitting. it looks like you are knitting from the back of the stitch on some. doesn’t that make a difference? and how would you know which stitches to do that to. beautiful pattern.

Knitting Guru 17th December 2020 at 19:26

Hi Caroline. Does not matter how you knit or purl. If it says purl just purl, if knit than just knit. I am sure you can knit this hat. Let me know if you have other questions

Jane Foster 26th December 2020 at 12:19

Love this hat. Can it be knit on 2 needles. Thanks

Knitting Guru 14th January 2021 at 17:02

yes, it can. Check how to knit this stitch in rows

Gail 26th December 2020 at 14:19

Thank you for the instruction video. I will try it. Did you use only one skein of the wool ease yarn?

Knitting Guru 26th December 2020 at 17:44

Hi Gail. Yes, It was even less than 1 skein. My hat is 140 grams

Rita 28th December 2020 at 02:45

Gorgeous hat – I’d love to knit it. But for a novice like me the video is a little fast. I even missed how to put the cast in stitches into a round.
Maybe I’m confused because the yarn seems to be held in the left hand. I hold yarn in my right hand.

Knitting Guru 28th December 2020 at 09:28

Hi Rita, thanks for your feedback and sorry to confuse you. Yeah i am using continental way of knitting. Regarding the video you can always change video play back speed with Youtube control buttons. I hope you knit a nice and beautiful hat 🙂

Yvette 28th December 2020 at 07:47

Looks like a lovely hat and I just bought some super bulky yarn!! I’d love to make the adult size and also kid size and preschool/toddler size so they can all have matching hats. Do you have any advice on stitch counts for the kid sizes? Thank you for your pattern!

Knitting Guru 28th December 2020 at 09:32

HI. Kids usually have same head circumference as adults, only the length can vary. You can also cast on 40 sts and take 8 mm knitting needles

Yvette 28th December 2020 at 12:55

Thanks so much! I will give it a try….

Rebecca 3rd January 2021 at 18:59

Yvette- I played around with this. CO 32 gave me infant size, CO 36 gave me about a 2 year olds size. So, I’d do 40 like she suggested or stick with 44 and just do 4 rows of the rib.

Awesome pattern Knitting Guru! Thank you!

McJanine 28th December 2020 at 13:07

This is a fabulous pattern. The texture of the stitches make the hat fit nice and snug. Experienced knitters can whip one of these up in the time it takes to watch an NFL game. So cute topped off with a faux-fur pompom. Great for beginners too!

Knitting Guru 28th December 2020 at 21:21

Thank you Janine for you warm feedback. Wish you Happy Holidays!

Ann Byrne 2nd January 2021 at 08:11

Can I knit this beautiful hat with 4 needles. I have never used circular needles

Regards Ann

Knitting Guru 2nd January 2021 at 09:34

Hi Ann. Of course. It is up to you 🙂

Suzanne Kachikis 17th January 2021 at 12:02

In the materials needed section, size 9 needles are used but there is a size 13 in parenthesis, what is that?

Knitting Guru 17th January 2021 at 15:07

yes, 9 mm or size 13

Suzanne Kachikis 18th January 2021 at 10:51

Wish I would have know it was 9mm. I thought it was a size us9 . Guess I’ll use the current one being knit for a child!!!!! Thank you.

Knitting Guru 18th January 2021 at 15:14

if you use lighter yarn it will be totally fine. the hat is easy to adjust for any type of yarn

Rene 20th January 2021 at 10:40

What length would you do for a 6yr old I have 40stitches on my needle don’t no what length please help

Knitting Guru 21st January 2021 at 20:44

Hi Rene, I think I have answered already you on Youtube. 2-3 rounds less will be fine

DebbsSeattle 27th January 2021 at 17:07

Jan 2021…just found this pattern. Made it in a couple hours. Cast on 44 stitches on US11 with #5 yarn and did 8 rows rib, 2 repeats of rows 1-8 and crown decrease as written made a toddler size hat. Next time I will do 2.5 repeats for a bit of room to grow into. Loved it. Thank you! Great looking hat pattern. Going to look at your others for chunky yarn now! Found on YouTube then came here for written pattern.

Knitting Guru 27th January 2021 at 22:41

Welcome Debbs. Happy you enjoyed the pattern

LSS 14th February 2021 at 07:56

Love, love, LOVE this hat! The pattern is so easy to follow. Thank you!

Knitting Guru 14th February 2021 at 12:27

Thank you, Please enjoy 🙂

Roberta Foster 18th July 2021 at 14:13

Beautiful hat, love this pattern , I’m fairly new to knitting hats ,usually a crocheter but love the look of knit better!

Knitting Guru 21st July 2021 at 15:56

Thank you Roberta. Try knitting it and if you have any questions I will be happy to help you

susan m rings 11th October 2021 at 07:58

Do you have instructions for worsted weight yarn? such as cast on stitches or is in multiples of 4?

Knitting Guru 15th October 2021 at 11:25

Hi for the worsted weight yarn cast on at least 92-96 sts.

susan m rings 11th October 2021 at 07:59

Is there a print option? ( in bigger print)

Knitting Guru 15th October 2021 at 11:23

Hi susan. There is no print version unfortunately. Only ads-free pattern

Michelle 3rd December 2022 at 16:44

This pattern is beautiful but would like to make it one size larger. How do I figure out the stitch pattern?

Ann 4th December 2022 at 09:18

Cast on 48, 52, 56 or 60 sts and follow the pattern

Laurie Speck 6th February 2023 at 10:51

If I was to use bulky weight instead of super bulky, how would I adjust the needle size and stitch count?

Thank you!

Ann 6th February 2023 at 11:03

I usually use 5.5 or 6 mm knitting needles for a bulky weight yarn. The number can vary, depends again on yarn brand and your gauge. Cast any number divisible by 4 (60, 64, 68, 72, 76 …)


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