Once a Wolverine Hat


Once a Wolverine Hat

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This hat was designed to match my dad's Always a Wolverine Scarf. True to form, when asked what colors he wanted, my dad asked for maize and blue. Once a wolverine, always a wolverine. Whatever your allegiance, I hope this scarf will help you show your true colors. (And from my dad, "Go Blue!")

The Once a Wolverine Hat pattern is a double layered hat made of two hats in one. The hat is worked in one piece, from the top of the simple striped hat to the brim, then up to the top of the other hat. The first hat uses simple stripes. The second uses slipped stitches to create a vertical stripe pattern, which culminates in a unique crown. Instructions are also included to make only the inner or outer hat.

The pattern has been test knit and tech edited.

Once a Wolverine also comes in a matching knit scarf:


  • Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/ Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
  • Hat circumference: 13.75 (15.25, 16.75, 18.25, 19.75, 21.25)" / 35 (38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50, 54) cm
  • Head circumference: 16 (17.5, 19, 20.5, 22.5, 24)" / 40.5 (44.5, 48.5, 52, 57, 61) cm

Level: Intermediate Only one color is used per round. Increases are used to form the crown of the inner hat and decreases are used to form the crown of the outer hat. The inner hat uses simple stripes and the outer hat uses slipped stitches. Only one color is used per round.

Yardage: The pattern can be worked with fingering weight yarn held double or DK weight yarn. Yardage: Fingering weight yarn held double:

  • Main Color: 230 (310, 395, 420, 495, 580)
  • Contrast Color: 120 (155, 190, 185, 210, 245)
  • Total: 350 (465, 585, 605, 705, 825)

Yardage: DK weight yarn:

  • Main Color: 115 (155, 198, 210, 248, 290)
  • Contrast Color: 60 (77.5, 95, 93, 105, 123)
  • Total: 175 (233, 293, 303, 353, 413)


  • Fingering weight yarn held double or DK weight yarn
  • Size US 4/3.50 mm 16” circular needle
  • Size US 6/4.00 mm 16” circular needle
  • Size US 6/4.00 mm 16” double pointed needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker(s)

The pattern is written in English. The PDF download includes:

  • The complete pattern for the hat
  • A list of materials
  • A list of abbreviations
  • Descriptions of all special stitches
  • Size and gauge information

I made the pictured hat with Knit Pick's Hawthorne Fingering held double.

Copyright Notice: This pattern is for your personal use. You may sell items made from this pattern. Providing credit to my Ravelry or Etsy store is appreciated. This pattern and the pictures in it may not be copied, distributed, rewritten, or resold.

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