KNITTING PATTERN: Sunrise Hat in 5 Sizes | Easy Fair Isle Knit Hat Pattern | Super Bulky Yarn Scrap Yarn Pattern | Ombre Knitting Pattern

$6.50

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Please Note: This listing is for a KNITTING PATTERN only, not a finished product. You will receive a digital, downloadable file of instructions to knit this hat. If you would like to purchase a finished hat, please check my shop listings for a finished product!

This pattern includes instructions for five sizes of the Sunrise Hat: infant (0-1 years), toddler (1-3 years), child (3-10 years), adult woman/teen, and adult large/man.

I created this pattern as a way to use up scraps of yarn leftover from making hats. The variegated yarn from three colorways of your choice creates a beautiful ombre effect, inspired by my love of sunrises.

Skill Level: Easy
Language: English
Supplies Needed:
- US15/10mm 16” Circular Knitting Needles
- US13/9mm 16" Circular Knitting Needles
- Super bulky weight yarn (weight 6), for a total of approximately 75 yards for adult size (Color A: approx. 35 yards, Color B: approx. 25 yards, Color C: approx. 15 yards)
- Recommended yarn: Malabrigo Rasta (yarn used in main picture: Malabrigo Rasta in Ivory, Porrinho, and Valentina colorways)

To knit a matching cowl, check out the Sunrise Cowl pattern here: https://woollybearknits.shop/listing/679398846/knitting-pattern-sunrise-cowl-easy-fair

This pattern is beginner friendly, but you will need to be familiar with knitting in the round, knit and purl stitches, decreasing stitches, color changes, and basic colorwork to knit this pattern. The pattern includes a link to a video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

This pattern was written by me, and the pattern and pictures are property of Woolly Bear Knits and may not be altered, shared, or sold. You’re welcome to sell finished products made with this pattern, but you must use your own photos and credit the pattern design to me: Emily Sheehan of Woolly Bear Knits and link to my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/woollybearknit

If you are selling products you made from my patterns, it is not allowed to copy my Etsy listing text for your own listing (please use your own words to sell your products) and you must use your own photos.

Due to the digital nature of this listing, there are no refunds on my patterns.

If you are on Instagram, please use #sunrisehat and tag me @woollybear_knits so I can see and share what you make! Contact me through Etsy or Instagram if you have any questions.

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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Occasionally I can accept custom orders, depending on supply availability and capacity. Please send a message with what you're looking for and I'll respond back to let you know if it's possible. Typically I cannot accept custom orders during my busiest time in November through mid-December. If I can accept a custom request, you'll be sent a listing to purchase, and work will begin once the item has been paid for. I will provide an estimated turnaround time at the time of your order, typically 2-4 weeks.

There are no returns on custom orders, and discount codes do not apply.

Care instructions

- Hand wash cold in gentle detergent, reshape and air dry flat.
- Do not put in washing machine or dryer, as this will cause your wool item to felt.
- Remove pom pom before washing for best results (pom pom can be removed by untying from inside).
- Fluff pom pom to refresh by gently brushing with comb or cool heat from a hair dryer.

All wool will stretch over time. If you feel your hat has gotten too stretched out, follow the instructions above to wash it, then reshape it to desired shape, and allow to dry. This should reshape it to its original size.

Sizing details

Detailed measurements of each item are provided in each listing description. Hats are made with chunky merino wool or wool. Hats will be fitted on medium/larger heads with taller foreheads, or slouchy/tall on smaller/medium heads with short foreheads. If you are looking for a very small or very large size, message me and I might be able to customize the fit for you.

If you have any questions about sizing or fit, feel free to send me a message! All listings include a video of the fit on my own head (which is larger, with a tall forehead).

All wool will stretch over time. If your hat feels small (especially at the brim) when it arrives, know that it will stretch over time (after a few wears) and mold to your head shape.

Returns and Exchanges

Due to USPS delays in 2020-2022 along with hygiene factors related to COVID-19, returns are not accepted. Please don't hesitate to message me with any questions or concerns about your order and we'll work together to make it right.

If you have any questions about sizing, fit, or materials before your order, I'm more than happy to send you more info, pics or even a video. I typically respond to messages within an hour or two, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're unsure before you order!

I need a new pom pom!

Lost your pom pom or maybe your pet ate it? Or maybe you just want an additional color so you can switch it out? Send me a message to order a new one.


Great pattern! So quick and easy to follow


I usually prefer crochet over knitting, and I've never done colorwork with knitting before. This knit up quickly and looks nice. The linked tutorial video in the instructions was helpful!


Well written and creative pattern. This designer is very skilled and knowledgeable; you will be very pleased with all the different options for this one. Thank you very much.



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