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
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
p2tog – purl two together
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.
great pattern for those of us who love bulky yarn
yeah. just one evening and you have new hat 🙂
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.
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
Love this hat. Can it be knit on 2 needles. Thanks
yes, it can. Check how to knit this stitch in rows https://crazyhands.net/aurora-knit-stitch/
Thank you for the instruction video. I will try it. Did you use only one skein of the wool ease yarn?
Hi Gail. Yes, It was even less than 1 skein. My hat is 140 grams
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.
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 🙂
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!
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
Thanks so much! I will give it a try….
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!
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!
Thank you Janine for you warm feedback. Wish you Happy Holidays!
Can I knit this beautiful hat with 4 needles. I have never used circular needles
Hi Ann. Of course. It is up to you 🙂
In the materials needed section, size 9 needles are used but there is a size 13 in parenthesis, what is that?
yes, 9 mm or size 13
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.
if you use lighter yarn it will be totally fine. the hat is easy to adjust for any type of yarn
What length would you do for a 6yr old I have 40stitches on my needle don’t no what length please help
Hi Rene, I think I have answered already you on Youtube. 2-3 rounds less will be fine
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.
Welcome Debbs. Happy you enjoyed the pattern
Love, love, LOVE this hat! The pattern is so easy to follow. Thank you!
Thank you, Please enjoy 🙂
Beautiful hat, love this pattern , I’m fairly new to knitting hats ,usually a crocheter but love the look of knit better!
Thank you Roberta. Try knitting it and if you have any questions I will be happy to help you
Do you have instructions for worsted weight yarn? such as cast on stitches or is in multiples of 4?
Hi for the worsted weight yarn cast on at least 92-96 sts.
Is there a print option? ( in bigger print)
Hi susan. There is no print version unfortunately. Only ads-free pattern
This pattern is beautiful but would like to make it one size larger. How do I figure out the stitch pattern?
Cast on 48, 52, 56 or 60 sts and follow the pattern
If I was to use bulky weight instead of super bulky, how would I adjust the needle size and stitch count?
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 …)