Sydney Fireworks Hat

The Sydney Fireworks Hat is knit in the round with a repeating two color slipped stitch pattern. In total it uses less than one skein of worsted weight yarn, meaning you can get two hats out of two skeins if you swap main and contrasting colors. Knitting starts at the brim with elastic 2×2 ribbing then the body of the hat is worked with stripes of color and slipped stitches before decreasing in pattern towards the crown.  The hat is available in four different hat sizes and the pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.


The pattern is available for sale on Ravelry for $4 (you don’t have to be a member).

See this project knit by other Ravelers.

Details regarding gauge, yarn, needles, and sizes are listed below.

Sizing & Finished Measurements:

X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)

Fits head 18 (20, 22, 24) inches around

Height of 6½ (7½, 9, 9)”

Supplies Needed:

  • Yarn

55 (70, 90, 120) yards of Color 1 (C1)

35 (45, 60, 75) yards of Color 2 (C2)

All yardages are approximate.

Pattern is designed for worsted weight yarn. Shown in Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine (40% wool, 40% alpaca, 20% silk), a softly spun single ply yarn. Each skein contains 197 yards. Sample colors used are Swimming Pool (09) and Campfire (07).  Other suggested yarns include Madelinetosh Tosh Merino, Manos Del Uruguay Maxima or another worsted weight yarn.

  • Needles

Size US 5 (3.75 mm) for ribbed brim and US 7 (4.50 mm) for body of the hat, or size needed to obtain gauge.

 You can use a 16” circular needle, double pointed needles or a long circular needle (for magic loop) to knit in the round.

  • Other Materials

1 stitch marker

Tapestry needle


Other Pattern Information:

  •  Gauge (over 4 inches)

Ribbing (unstretched): 26 stitches & 34 rounds

Pattern (unstretched): 24 stitches & 53 rounds

Pattern (stretched): 16 stitches & 48 rounds

 Not meeting gauge may affect finished size.  Stretched is the fit over a head.