Seed Stitch Brim Hat with Matching Cowl – Free Patterns

Seed Stitch Brim on a Knitting Loom

Stitch Brim Hat and Cowl


Most hats have a single rib stitch, folded, rolled or garter stitch brim. I wanted to show you a really cool option. The Seed Stitch Brim is a ribbed brim and so the elasticity is there but I find that it’s classier and more refined than the other versions. Plus you can never have to many to choose from.

One of the best things about this stitch is that you’re not going to see that unsightly line every one is always complaining about. Speaking of “unsightly”, on the video I will also show you how to change colors without that noticeable change in height where one color is up higher than the other.

Below is a pattern for a simple hat that includes the Seed Stitch Brim and a matching Seed Stitch Cowl.




Loom: Any Extra Large Round Loom. I used the Knifty Knitter Yellow 41-peg Loom

Yarn: Bulky. I used Lion Brand yarns Wool-ease in Constellation for the Dark color and for the Light color I used Starlight.

Hook: Any Hook. I used the Knifty Knitter hook with a Rubber Grip

Stitch Counter: Any – including just paper and pencil. I used a hand tally. I paid a little over $2.

Scissors:  Any


Pattern: Seed Stitch Brim Hat


These Patterns are FREE on this website. To Purchase a Printable PDF Version: Click HERE


Pattern notes:

Stitches: Knit and Purl
You will be using the U-wrap and the e-Wrap versions of the knit stitch.

The Seed Stitch Pattern: This is one of my favorite stitches. It’s so simple, just one row of Knit 1, Purl 1 and the next row is the opposite. You will Purl 1, Knit 1. It’s all about how you “stack” the stitches.

An alternative is the Double Moss Stitch – which is just a double dose of the Seed Stitch


U-Wrap Cast-0n:

Wrap all pegs

1 Row of the U-wrap Knit Stitch



Row 1: Knit 1 , Purl 1

Row 2: Purl 1, Knit 1

Rows 3 – 22: Repeat Rows 1 and 2

Row 23: Knit 1, Purl 1



Rows 24: e-Wrap Knit

Change Colors

Rows 25- 37: e-Wrap Knit



Gathered Method

Alternative method: Flat Drawstring Cast-off



Pattern: Seed Stitch Cowl


Pattern notes:

The cowl is basically the brim with just a few changes. This is a technique you can use again and again, any time you want to have a cowl to match your hat.


U-Wrap Cast-0n:

Wrap all pegs

1 Row of the U-wrap Knit Stitch



Row 1: Knit 1, Purl 1

Row 2: Purl 1, Knit 1

Rows 3 – 36: Repeat Rows 1 and 2



Modified Basic Bind-off


For the Loom Knit Flower


Seed Stitch Brim Hat


I created this pattern a long time ago. The video is among my first. Not great quality but it will take you through the process and at the end you will have a Loom Knit Flower.




The Seed Stitch Brim Hat and Cowl Video


As always I recommend watching the video from beginning to the end before starting the project. I say this every time and for good reason. Having a notion of what you’re going to do makes the pattern easier and the task seem more doable.

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Comments: 48

  1. Angee October 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Denise, I have the oval loom. 56 peg is the smallest. I was wondering could this pattern work for the oval loom?

    • Denise Canela October 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Angee – don’t struggle with peg count – the base size of the loom is more important. What is the size of the loom in diameter – if it’s between 9 and 11 inches you’re ok

  2. Angee October 18, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Can you use the oval looms for this pattern? I brought them when I saw your video using them.

    • Denise Canela October 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      Yes you can. Oval loom video? I don’t believe I’ve done a video with an oval loom.

  3. Tyfani Ague October 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    My top half is looser than my bottom half of the hat. What did I do wrong? Is it because of the size of yarn?

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      How did you cast-on ?

  4. Ramani Fernando June 30, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Denise, my 5 year old daughter wants me to make this hat for her. Her head size is 20 inches. Will a 36 peg loom work? Thank you so much for sharing your tutorials. I love your clear instructions!

    • Denise Canela July 1, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Ramani – children over 4 years have heads that are very close to our own size – 36 will work but may be a bit snug depending your yarn and tension. I know the yellow sounds crazy but I would use that one for her too. 🙂

  5. Danielle June 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    what is the best way to count loops? inside or outside? I’m having trouble counting

  6. Danielle June 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Is there a way I can count the rows from where I am? Did you use a whole skein of yarn?

    • Denise Canela June 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Sure – you can count the loops – Remember that mine is 2 colors – so no – I had left overs for both colors

  7. Danielle June 17, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I think you used size 6 yarn. I have lost track of how many rows I have done. Is there a way I can count them? Mine isn’t coming out perfect like yours. Where I have messed up it looks like a ribbed stitch instead of a seed stitch.

    • Denise Canela June 18, 2016 at 11:42 am

      If you looks like a rib it’s because you “stacked” the stitches incorrectly. If you knit a purl over a purl instead of a knit – you get a rib stitch. The seed is a result of “stacking” opposites. That’s why I tend to use markers.

  8. Danielle June 17, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I am using a Hometown USA size 5 yarrn. So it might be on the longer side of the spectrum when i’m done?

    • Denise Canela June 17, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      I used chunky yarn so yours should look like mine

  9. Danielle June 16, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    How many inches should the cowl be when its done? I have 24 rows on my cowl and its measuring almost 6 inches.

    • Denise Canela June 17, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Depending on the yarn and the knitter – between 6-8 inches

  10. Tyfani June 10, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    The biggest loom I have is a 40 peg loom I have the boye looms will that make a difference in the stitching pa? I really want to make this project but not sure if that will effect the way it looks?

    • Denise Canela June 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Hi Tyfani – the pattern will work fine

  11. Linda Martin January 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Can you use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn with this pattern

    • Denise Canela January 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Yes – but you shouldn’t have to – the seed stitch is very forgiving and will work well both ways ever with worsted weight yarn

  12. Tracy January 23, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    First time poster thanking you for your easy-to-understand and thorough videos! I made this hat with the same yarn you’d selected (flat drawstring cast-off) and it’s my best effort yet (two previous gathered hats and a muffler). I also tightened the loose loops per your instructions and I’m very pleased with the results. I don’t have a 12 peg loom to make the flower, but will get one when this east coast snow storm finally stops. Loom knitting has made being snow-bound fun!

    • Denise Canela January 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

      So happy I could make a tough day fun – thanks for the feedback ! 🙂

  13. carolyn wiegman January 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Denise,, first I thank you so much for all the work you do & hv done. Not sure how long I’ve been W/ you. Was not to long before U started the 100 projects for that 1 year Think I made 1 of each at that time. . Now, I am trying to make a copy ( print out ) of this Seed Stitch hat & cowl,. But can’t figure out how to. I’ve watch video 2 or 3 times now.. But now would like to sit on sofa to make this time. Thank you in advance,,, Have an Awesome 2016 New Year .

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Carolyn – the website now has a content protecting lock. Folks would right click and copy entire post and patterns and past them on their site – or they would make minor adjustments – I work very hard on each of these post and although it doesn’t stop every body it stops some – here is an example: This is my work: . This is soooooo pathetic but true – this women is making money from my work. She even copied my picture style. It makes me mad but there is nothing I can do – no one to complain to.

      Also, I’ve now added a link on each pattern post to my Crafty pattern store. The sale of the patterns help pay for the website and supplies. I know you’ve been around for a bit Carolyn – I sent you an email with a gift… and a Hug!

  14. Nichole Dean January 10, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Hi! I first saw this on your YouTube channel… big fan, BTW! This set is beautiful. I was wondering if 1 skein of the white is enough for the hat and cowl?
    Thanks! ?

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Nichole – it will make you mad how little more you will need. You can try reducing the number of rows on the brim and the top and maybe yes.

  15. Lisa December 17, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you Denise! I made this for me and it is perfect I will reduce the rows by 3 and keep it on the 41 peg thank you again!

  16. Lisa December 16, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Hi I was wondering if this hat could be made also on the 36 peg loom. I wanted to make one for my son’s step daughter she is 7. If it can what adjustments would you recommend. Thank you very much.

    • Denise Canela December 17, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Lisa – the 7 year old will fit this hat using the 41-peg loom. If you want to make sure it fits more snug – use the U-wrap stitch for the top instead of the e-Wrap. Personally, I would just elimate a few rows maybe 3 but not much more. Keep in mind that the seed stitch is elastic (rib stitch) and the size of a 7 years old head is not that much different from yours.

  17. SARAH MILLER December 6, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Thank you so much! I only had one problem with the hat. I wanted to tighten the bottom but it wouldn’t move or tighten. Its like it was a knot. But I just love everything you make and your videos make learning all these new things so much easier. Now I’ll be able to finish my mom’s gifts and have them mailed out at the end of this week. I’m going to attempt to make a baby blanket on a 22″ rake loom. I want to make 4 squares and some how conect them together. I still don’t know what pattern I want to do yet.

  18. SARAH MILLER December 3, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I’m sorry I have another question. My mom wouldn’t want a cowl, is there any way to make a scarf using this stitch/pattern?

    • Denise Canela December 4, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Yes – it’s actually a lot easier then you would think. See the post about the basic scarf – just switch the stitch from the e-Wrap to the seed stitch. Click HERE

  19. SARAH MILLER December 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Thank you so much for your page and all that you share. I’m new to knitting and only know how to loom knit and just the basics. I so badly want to learn new stitches and patterns. So I decided to try out this hat pattern of yours. I’m making it for my mom and hoping to do a scarf done before Christmas. I just have one question. The large 41 peg loom, when its done will the hat be big? Bc my mom’s head measures 21″ and I don’t want it way to big for her. Thank you! 🙂

    • Denise Canela December 4, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Sarah, the mannequin has a small head. The hat should look on your mom exactly like you see in the picture. Plus the seed stitch is a variation of the rib stitch and has some elasticity.

  20. Rose November 21, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Hi Denise, first off I just wanted to thank you for sharing all of these amazing patterns!!! When I need a pattern, I always come to your site! Every single one is fabulous! Thank you so very much.

    This is another wonderful pattern I’m going to make for myself & definitely a Christmas gift for the family.

    I also have a question for you (totally random! Haha) Do you have any headband patterns? I’ve been searching everywhere and have only found one, but it doesn’t work for the kniffty knitter loom…
    I’ve been playing around and have been doing just a plain knit, but that folds so I started doing a garter stitch for the whole head band, which came out very cute! However, I was just curious if you had any fun patterns for a headband?
    Sorry for the long message!
    Thanks a bunch again! Hope you’re doing well!

    • Denise Canela November 21, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Hi Rose, thanks for asking – not yet – should happen for next year. Getting a lot of request. Any particular look or stitch you would like to see and learn in this project ?

      • Rose November 21, 2015 at 5:53 pm

        Yay! That’s great. I’m really excited for that! 🙂
        And no, not necessarily. I totally trust you and love seeing your creativity!
        The only thing I’m trying to master with my head bands is the binding off… I’ve tried the stretchy bind off method several times, and I must be doing something wrong because it just doesn’t look the way it should. Gosh, I could talk to you for hours! I love talking about knitting, especially talking to you about it… I could go on and on! Haha, I love everything you do. Thank you a million!

        Thanks so much for the quick reply. I really appreciate it. You’re wonderful, Denise!!!!

        • Denise Canela November 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm

          Rose I prefer to just modify the Basic Bind-off – here is what I do: Click HERE

          • Rose November 23, 2015 at 1:33 am

            Oh, that’s great!!
            Thank you!

          • Rose November 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

            Sorry to leave so many comments, but I wanted to share this with you! I finished another headband today, and this one has came out the best! I decided to use your pattern for the brim as the headband pattern. It’s really cute!! 🙂

            • Denise Canela November 24, 2015 at 6:12 am

              That is a GREAT idea – saw a video of a little girl that did that with the regular folded brim. And Thanks for the comments Rose – leave as many as you want – I love getting them .

  21. Peppy Brooks November 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Denise, exciting news. . .I figured it out, not only why the crochet bind off would not work, but how to do the modified bind-off. I watched you several times and just did it slowly following your example and I did it!!!!!! You are the absolute best!!!! Thanks for all you do to make loom knitting understandable and easy!

    • Denise Canela November 16, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Peppy I VERY happy to hear I was of any help and … Thanks for the Thanks ! Very much appreciated.

  22. Peppy Brooks November 16, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Denise,I have a question- by the way love this pattern right in time for Christmas- can you use the crochet pattern to bind off the cowl, or,does it have to be the modified. The reason I am asking is that I am lousy at the modified (My ADHD?) and am more comfortable with the crochet- love, love , love all you do! Happy holidays and BIG hugs

    • Denise Canela November 16, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Hi Peppy ( I’m going to tell you a thousand times – I LOVE YOUR NAME ! ) – well I can soooooooo relate to attention deficient (My ADD)- it’s why a loom is my knitting tool. Can’t stay focused – not going to try to fix it – it makes me who I am, messy, disorganized and creative. I wish we would stop trying to fix little kids with any form of Attention Disorder – I need to stop …. anyway ……

      Yes, you can use the crochet bind-off but I find it a teeny tiny bit thicker then the modified.

  23. Karen Aicken November 12, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Beautiful set! Thank you so much.

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