Joey hat

My little brother’s all grown up and in college. When I think of him, though, I still sometimes picture him 10 years old and adorable. He goes by “Joe” now, but I still think of him as “Joey” at times. I wanted to knit him a hat low-key enough for a college man, but with some fun elements for the kid in him. The result: the Joey hat!

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Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Size: Fits an average adult’s head (23″) snugly


  • 1 skein (~150 yds) worsted weight yarn (I usedĀ Berroco Vintage: 217 yds / 198 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g; 50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon)
  • US 6 (4mm) and US 7 (4.5mm) 16″ circular or double-pointed needles
  • Optional: cable needle (you can also use a spare DPN for cabling, orĀ cable without a cable needle)

Techniques used: Decreases, cabling (1×1), slipped stitches