Brinker Hat
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"Brinker" is part of the Lit Knits collection. To purchase the entire 10 piece collection, see the Lit Knits page.


Part of the Lit Knits collection.

Hans and Gretel Brinker are the poorest children of all their friends, but they are the richest in spirit. And both are quite resourceful. In order to skate with all the other children, Hans carves wooden skates for his sister and himself. But without steel skates, they have no hope of winning the skating race. Perhaps with enough hard work, both children will have a fighting chance at winning the race's prize: Silver Skates.

This hat is inspired by the story Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates, first published in 1865 by Mary Mapes Dodge. Ice skating tracks run up the hat. They get smaller towards the crown as if the skaters were moving further into the distance.

The hat is knit from the brim up. An optional pom-pom is added at the end. The instructions are charted and written out.


Medium (Large)
18¾”/ 48cm (22½”/ 57cm) circumference
10”/ 25cm deep with brim rolled down
8”/ 20cm deep with brim rolled up


Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted; 210yds/ 192m per 3.5oz/ 100g skein; 100% Merino Wool; aran weight:
1 skein in #27 Bobby Blue (MC)
1 skein in #63 Natural (CC)
approx 150yds/ 137m (MC), 100yds/ 91m (CC) of an aran weight yarn

Needles & Notions

Size 8 US/ 5.0mm circular needle, 16”/ 40cm
Size 8 US/ 5.0mm set of five double-point needles
Or preferred small circular method.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Cable needle, 1 stitch marker


16sts/ 24rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch