KNITTING PATTERN: Birchwood Beanie | Easy Knit Hat Pattern | Easy Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn Hat Knitting Pattern

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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!

Named for the little town across the lake from where I live, the Birchwood Beanie is my take on that popular store-bought acrylic hat that everyone wears. I wanted a lightweight hat with a beautiful decrease that poufs a bit at the top and looks nice without a pom pom. This is the hat I'll be running errands in.

Knit with a worsted/aran weight alpaca blend "blown yarn," this hat is lightweight, airy, soft, yet still warm.

-- Materials Needed --

NEEDLES
US size 8 • 5 mm 16" circular needles and
US size 8 • 5 mm double pointed needles
or size needed to obtain gauge

YARN
Weight 4 • Heavy Worsted/Aran alpaca blend
Used: Wool and the Gang "Feeling Good Yarn"
136 yards for folded brim option

RECOMMENDED YARN SUBSTITUTIONS
Cascade Aereo, Knit Picks Wonderfluff, Drops Air, Woolfolk Luft, Camarose Snefnug, Berroco Mochi, Tahki Yarns Everest

NOTIONS
Scissors
Stitch markers
Darning needle

SIZE
Adult, but includes basic instructions on how to modify size

NOTE: this digital download includes instructions for aran/worsted weight yarn. The BULKY Birchwood Beanie pattern which includes instructions for bulky/chunky yarn is available for purchase separately here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1063051117/knitting-pattern-bulky-birchwood-beanie?ref=listing


To knit this pattern, you'll need to be familiar with knit and purl stitches, knitting in the round, K2TOG & SSK decreases.

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.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

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

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

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

In fall/winter 2021, custom orders will be accepted during a designated timeframe. Follow me on Instagram @woollybear_knits or join my email list for specific updates on custom order timelines.

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 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

Returns are accepted if your item is not to your liking. Per my return policy, contact me within 5 days of delivery to initiate a return, and item must be shipped back within 7 days of delivery at customer's expense. Please keep your tracking number for the return. Item must be in original condition.

Refund will be processed within 24 hours of receipt of return. Refund will be subject to a restocking fee if the customer originally received free shipping (restocking fee will be the cost Woolly Bear Knits paid for "free" shipping to you originally, typically $3-5), which will be deducted from the refund.

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.




Very easy pattern! Love that it has various brim options and it's quick to knit up!



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