Brioche Paper Bag Hat for Baby Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Loom Knit Brioche Paper Bag Hat

Brioche Paper Bag Hat

I saw a video a few years ago by Maria Eugenia Tovar for the Brioche stitch in two colors. Wow what a beautiful stitch. I knew I wanted to design a Brioche Paper Bag Hat for a baby because I was certain it would be super cute. I did and I love it. This little beanie works great for girls and boys.

Although a bit difficult for a beginner I’ve recorded a video tutorial to make the pattern doable for anyone wanting to try it. PLEASE be sure to watch the video completely before starting your project. I promise that it will make this awesome stitch so much easier to do.


The Pattern for the Brioche Stitch


Brioche Paper Bag Hat Loom

This stitch is pretty basic, but can be confusing until you get used to it. Basically you knit 1 peg – skip 1 peg, yarn-over ( do not use the e-Wrap). On the next row you will purl the pegs you skipped and skip the peg you purled. It’s that simple.

After you Cast-on:

Row 1: Knit 1, Skip 1, Yarn-over ( Do NOT Use the e-Wrap)
Row 2: Skip 1, Yarn-over, Purl 2 Together
Row 3: Knit 2 Together, Skip 1, Yarn-over
Row 4: Skip 1, Yarn-over, Purl 2 Together

Repeat: Rows 3 and 4 for the desired length

Let’s start the hat pattern.


Hat Pattern: Brioche Stitch Paper Bag Hat for Baby


This pattern is FREE on this website post. To purchase a downloadable PDF: Click HERE


Loom: Small Loom. I used the 1/2 gauge CindiWood 36-peg Baby Loom
Hook: Loom Hook and a Crochet Hook
Yarn: 120 yards of Worsted weight #4. I used Caron Simply Soft in Blue Mint and Grape


I’m using the U-wrap because I want to tighten my stitches at the end.
A good alternative is the Chain Cast-on.

Row 1: Knit 1, Purl 1


Note: Do not e-Wrap your Yarn-overs
Row 2: Knit 1, Skip 1, Yarn-over until the last, then Skip 1 Yarn-over
Row 3: Skip 1, Yarn-over, Purl 2 together
Row 4: Knit 2 together, Skip 1, Yarn-over until the last, then Skip 1 Yarn-over
Row 5: Skip 1, Yarn-over, Purl 2 together


Make a slip knot with the next color. Place it on peg 1.


Row 6 – 65: Repeat Rows 4 and 5

Knit off all the pegs with 2 loops

Row 66: e-Wrap Knit



Modified Basic Bind-off


Finish Nicely: Optional

Weave-in your ends
Tighten Loose Loops
Block your little hat
Weave-in a string for a bow


Video: Brioche Paper Bag Hat for Baby

I can not emphasis enough how important it is to watch the video from beginning to end. This will make this simple but easily confusing stitch pattern. I suggest taking a quick scan of the written pattern,  watch the video then begin your own Brioche Paper Bag Hat for your baby.

Share your hat pictures on Facebook with the family, especially if you used a different color.

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Comments: 9

  1. Destiny December 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Can you use a 3/4 gauge loom for this?

  2. Skempf December 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Hi Denise. This question is not directly related to this hat post but I’m making my first pair of fingerless gloves on a 24 peg loom (as directed by another loomer’s video.) I am long and thin and am concerned the glove will not fit my forearm snugly. Is there a way to make the diameter of the glove smaller?

    Thanks so much!

    • Denise Canela December 15, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Hi – if you’re talking about the Rib Stitch Gloves – they will fit fine – I used that pattern to make sure a wide range of sizes could use it. The stitch is VERY elastic

      • Skempf December 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        Thanks for answering. I thought I left another post but I don’t see it anywhere. No, I did not use the Rib Stitch Glove pattern. I used this tutorial: How to Loom Knit Fingerless Mittens (DIY Tutorial) by Tuteate on Youtube.

        I’ve completed one mitten and although it looks nice, it is way too big for my forearm. I am 5’10” and 140lbs. I am brand new to knitting and after watching your beginner tutorial I’m really excited to make more things but I used the smallest loom I have and the glove’s diameter is much too big. Is there a way for me to make a glove that’s more snug?

        • Denise Canela December 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm

          Hey sorry about the delay – using the rib stitch for the gloves is going t make a HUGE difference. Try it and let me know how it goes. Here is the pattern for the Rib Stitch Gloves : Click HERE

  3. Shirley December 14, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Really cute hat. I don’t have any babies, but I will make a few of these for charity

  4. Bernadette Lucas December 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    How can this pattern be changed to fit adults or older children?

    • Denise Canela December 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Use a larger loom – add more rows

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