The Vermonter

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It’s an alpine kind of winter! Bust out the pom-poms, look out mountain… here we come!

Alpine winters should be filled with ski jumpers, mulled wine and pom-pom hats. Hence why we’ve got a nifty little pattern to make the ultimate beanie for snow fun!

The Woven super soft & chunky Vermonter

The bigger the pom-pom the better!

Knit in the Woven’s Super Soft & Chunky, a fast knitting blend of NZ Wool and Alpaca.

The Woven super soft & chunky

One ball of Super Soft & Chunky is all you need!

The Woven Vermonter

The Vermonter is a classic alpine style beanie

The hat sits snug on your head, with the purl detailing to give it definition.

Pattern is available in 3 sizes… including a larger slouch style that is also suitable for men 🙂

The Woven Vermonter


Other colours available are Grape, Black, Cream and Dark Grey.

Order your kit or wool from The Woven.

We recommend this pattern as beginner +, suitable for the knitter who can knit, purl, decrease and follow a pattern. It is knit in the round on circular needles.


This pattern was developed from an original pattern by Abi Gregorio aka SpiderWomanKnits, the original pattern can be found on Ravelry here.



Knit on 8mm needles or 9mm needles for a larger fit

1 x Balls 100grm The Woven, Super Soft and Chunky

60cm circular needles


Knit three sizes, petite, standard and large



Using 8mm for petite or standard, 9mm for larger fit.
Cast on 45 stitches, ideally using a long tail cast on

Careful not to twist your stitches, join the round by moving the last stitch on your right needle to your left, and knit the two together – leaving 44 stitches.
Place round marker.


K1P1 ribbing or 5 rounds (petite) or 8 rounds for standard and large


  1. Rounds 1 – 4 Knit
  2. Round 5 Purl
  3. Steps 1 and 2 are repeated (rounds 6 – 10)
  4. Rounds 11 – 14 Knit
  5. Purl 2 stitches together (P2tog), purl to last 2 stitches, P2tog


  1. Round 1 knit
  2. Round 2 *Knit 2 together (K2tog), knit 5* 6 times around
  3. Round 3 knit
  4. Round 4 *Knit 2 together (K2tog), knit 4* 6 times around
  5. Round 5 Purl a round
  6. Round 6 knit

As the stitches decrease you can make your circular needles work by pulling the cable through, or look up the magic loop method

  1. Round 7 *Knit 2 together (K2tog), knit 3* 6 times around
  2. Round 8 knit
  3. Round 9 *Knit 2 together (K2tog), knit 2* 6 times around
  4. Round 10 Purl a round
  5. Round 11 knit
  6. Round 12 *Knit 2 together (K2tog), knit 1* 6 times around
  7. Round 13 knit
  8. Round 14 *Knit 2 together (K2tog) * 6 times around
  9. 6 stitches left, draw up the stitches to close the top
    Need help with this? Break your working yarn with a good 10cm left, thread on to wool sewing needle and thread through the stitches as you take them off the needles.

Pom pom making has many techniques; I use just my fingers to make them… I recommend for a massive pom pom, use 4 fingers 🙂

Suggested Variations:

Use contrasting colour for the pom-pom or mix colours like the sample photo of Cream in the grey

Use a contrast colours to stripe the beanie between raised rows, or on the raised rows (must try this and blog it!)

Feedback welcome 🙂

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