Mill Hill Toque

simple ribbed hat

A wardrobe staple whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or the streets of your hometown, this versatile unisex hat can be styled with the brim turned up, or left down and slouchy. The wide rib offers excellent stretch and fit, and the crown is shaped thoughtfully to maintain the crisp ribbing. You’ll find tips in the pattern to adjust the length, and you can choose your favorite fibre: plant-based for breezy summer evenings, or wool for an accessory you’ll wear all winter long.  

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Stretches to fit average adult head circumference: 19 in/48 cm - 22 in/56 cm

Finished Brim Circumference: 19 in/48 cm Length Cast-on to Top of Crown: 10 in/25.5 cm


180 yd/165 m worsted weight yarn

  • Red sample shown in Berroco Remix (30% nylon, 27% cotton, 24% acrylic, 10% silk, 9% linen; 216 yd/198 m per 100g skein) Color: Strawberry; 1 skein

  • Brown and black samples shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% wool; 140 yd/128 m per 50g skein) Colors: Nest (brown) and Cast Iron (black); 2 skeins


Needle A: US 3/3.25 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle

Needle B: US 3/3.25 mm; use preferred small-circumference circular knitting method such as double pointed needles, magic loop, or two circulars

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.


23 sts/36 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in slightly stretched 3x2 rib pattern