Free Knitted Brain Hat Pattern Great For Costume Parties

Jun 22, 2020 | Free patterns, Knitting

This free knitted brain hat pattern tutorial will guide you, step by step, to make a visually and textured, impressive  knitted brain hat. The best part?

There is a written pattern and a video tutorial, so you can learn and master all of the steps, making you a more confident knitter with less stress. That’s not all…

With links to the knitting stitches required video tutorials, you will finish this project with an arsenal of new stitches.


Free Knitted Brain Hat Pattern


Knitted Brain Hat Pattern

This knitted brain hat pattern will provide you with all the information you need to make a brain hat that you and your family will laugh at.

That’s not all, you’ll be more confident in your knitting, make fewer errors and realize the immense potential of this knitted brain hat. You will hopefully create a warm and beautiful “brain hat”. But first things first, why a knitted brain hat?

Hahaha, sometimes the silliest knitting ideas are the best ones! I ran into this brain hat pattern at a time I was following the iZombie TV series on the CW network.

The plot was simple really, a medical resident at the coroner’s office comes up with these “brain recipes” taking on the personality of the deceased person and helping solve crimes.


Knitted Brain Hat Pattern


Knitted Brain Hat Is The Perfect Dress Up Item

Well today I sadly won’t be sharing with you any brain recipes but what I can promise you is something much better; the a brain knit cap pattern. At Crafting News, we think this idea for a hat is really ‘smart’!   

The hat is a fun hat to keep you or the kids warm in chilly winter weather, or you and the family could also wear it as part of a fancy dress costume.

Sounds like an excellent idea for Halloween, doesn’t it? What I’d love to see more than anything is this hat used as part of a mad scientist costume.

If you have seen Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, then you know what I’m talking about.

Working this hat in some dull greyish colors with some hint of red here and there would also work together with a-rockin’ zombie costume.

Now, gather your materials and start knitting your brains out!


Knitted Brain Hat Pattern


Brain Knit Hat Pattern Materials

  • A pair of Scissors and a Tapestry Needle.
  • Two Double Pointed Knitting Needles U.S Size 10.5 or 6.5mm.
  • Worsted or Bulky Weight Yarn/Worsted Weighted Yarn, in any fiber or colors of your choice.
  • One Circular Knitting Needle for Hat the hat US Size 8, 16inches long.
  • Four Double Pointed Knitting Needles also for the Hat. U.S Size 8.


Knitting Techniques And Stitches

You will also need to be well versed with how to knit an i-cord which you’ll use to create the brains. 


Knitted I-Cord For Brain Hat


As far as the hat part goes, you can choose to use a ready-made hat or start from scratch. Browse our vast collection of hat patterns and choose one that pleases your eyes.

It won’t take you long to start and finish the knitted brain hat pattern project. In a couple of hours, you can get started on your brain knit cap and have it ready to go.


Knitted Grey Brain Cap

Knitted Pussy Brain Cap


Your Knitted Brain Color Choices

The human brain has a grey color with bits of white, black and red here and there. If you intend to sell authenticity, we recommend you stick to grey heather yarn and a little red here and there.

It depends what kind of crowd you plan to hang around in this knit a brain hat pattern. If it’s the nerds or anatomy geeks, trust me you’re going to have a hard time.

However, the thing about zombies is that they don’t really care about peoples opinions and what not. Use any combination of colors to bring out the desired effect.

As you know zombies in most cases appear to have seen better days and are mostly decomposed.

Throw in a light shade of green to bring out the “rotting effect”. The small details make a huge impact on the overall aesthetics.


Free Brain Hat Pattern Video And Written Tutorials

Feeling hyped about the knit a brain hat pattern? Why not give it a try? You should check out the video tutorial below for how to make your hat. 

In case you prefer to have your knitting instructions written, there is a free pattern for the hat shown. You can download the pattern and its accompanying instructions in PDF format from Studio Knit.

You can also use any hat, even a ready-made one. If you need to know how to knit the i-cord to form the brains, there’s a separate video below that shows details for that too.


How To Knit I-Cord Video


So what do you think about the knitted brain hat pattern? We would love to hear your thoughts, questions, and comments on this spectacular piece.

We sincerely hope you have a blast putting together this wonderful brain hat pattern.


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