Bavarian Flower Garden Hat Pattern


If you need a hat that is as fun to knit as it is to wear, you’re in the right place. This design includes twisted ribbing, Bavarian twisted- traveling stitches, an i-cord topper, and embroidered embellishments. Inspired by traditional sweaters and socks in Bavaria and Tyrol in Germany and Austria, this design is updated with a modern style and colors. It’s a quick knit but never boring.

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Suggested yarn:  Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport
Yarn weight: Sport (12 wpi)
Gauge: 28 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in charted pattern
Needle size: US 2 – 2.75 mm
Yardage: 400 yards (366 m)
Sizes available: Child (Adult M, Adult L)

  • twisted-stitches
  • written-pattern
  • textured
  • chart
  • in-the-round
  • charted
  • bottom-up


Note: This hat is knit at a tighter gauge than the suggested gauge on the ball band of recommended yarn.

Knit unique traveling cable designs without a cable needle. Learn texture-rich, modern twists on traditional Bavarian techniques.

Want to knit breathtaking twisted and traveling stitches without a cable needle? Designer Donna Druchunas is here to show you how, using traditional Bavarian methods that give you more dimension and freedom. During class, Donna will teach you how to cross stitches over one another for patterns full of fantastic texture. You’ll begin with an easy-to-follow breakdown of charts and symbols. Then, explore single-stitch crossings, wider crossings and even more complex maneuvers you’re sure to love. Plus, you’ll discover timeless embroidered embellishments, must-have finishing techniques and a class hat project that’s perfect for honing your skills.

An online class is available also for extra cost.
Answers from Donna in our virtual classroom
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