Shortcut Brioche Pom Pom Hat

PDF Knitting Pattern & Video Tutorial

$2.49 USD

If you can Knit and Purl, you can make this Chunky Shortcut Brioche Pom Pom Hat!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Please note that this is a Large-Print, Ad-Free, Printable PDF version of a pattern that can be viewed for free, with ads, on my blog. For the free version, click here. Thanks for supporting YayForYarn!

This tutorial will teach you to work my Shortcut Brioche stitch in the round. If you can work in the round and work “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing, you can knit this hat! There are no decreases at the crown, or anywhere in the pattern, it’s just Shortcut Brioche Stitch.


To Fit Head Circumference: 

Child Small: 17” (43.2 cm) 

Child Medium: 18” (45.7 cm) 

Child Large: 19” (48.3 cm) 

Adult Small: 21” (53.3 cm) 

Adult Medium: 22” (55.9 cm) 

Adult Large: 23” (58.4 cm)

Hat is made with negative ease, meaning it is a bit smaller than the actual head circumference, so it will stretch to comfortably stay on the head.

Finished Size: 

Child Small: 15” (38.1 cm) 

Child Medium: 16” (40.6 cm) 

Child Large: 17” (43.2 cm) 

Adult Small: 19” (48.3 cm) 

Adult Medium: 20” (50.8 cm) 

Adult Large: 21” (53.3 cm)

Instructions and yarn requirements for Child Small are given outside the parentheses, and all following sizes are given inside the parentheses, like this: Child Small (Child Medium, Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)

You Will Need:

  • US Size 11 (8 mm) Circular Knitting Needle, 32” long 
  • 74 (80, 88, 104, 114, 125) yds #6 Super Bulky weight yarn 
  • Pom Pom Maker or pre-made, purchased Pom Pom
  • 1 Locking Stitch Marker or Safety Pin 
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Very Large Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle

NOTE: Yarn requirements include enough yarn for a medium density pom pom, about 3” in diameter, and using about 10 yards of yarn. If you make your pom pom larger or more dense (by wrapping yarn around pom pom maker more times), that will require a bit more yarn than the instructions call for.

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