Trapper’s Hat


Meghan Babin

The Trapper's Hat was inspired by a leather earflap hat seen in the Hudson Bay area, which has a history of trappers and rugged wilderness. Knit your own lined hat in three colors, with the option of buttoning the flaps to the crown.

Finished Size 21¼ (22½)" head circumference. Hat shown measures 22½".

Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American wool; 275 yd [251 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): nest (medium brown; MC1) and woodsmoke (light gray; MC2), 1 skein each. Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American wool; 140 yd [128 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): pumpernickel (dark brown; CC1), 2 skeins; long johns (red; CC2), 1 skein.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle; three 1" buttons.

Gauge 18 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in St st with CC1; 17 sts and 26 rnds = 4" in St st with 1 strand each of MC1 and MC2 held tog.

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