Shark Hat

The shark hat was originally designed for my boyfriend. After many poked and prodded me for it, I hastily released a pattern that was riddled with errors. Too busy to get back to it, there it sat, annoying knitters the world around.

The hat is finally re-published. If anyone has ANY issues with this hat, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Download the pattern PDF here!



  • Jeanelle says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I’m not sure that I ever will but you humble me by making this
    available for me. Perhaps I should be more giving. I know my 4 year old Great Nephew will
    love this. THanks

  • Heather says:

    Hi, I tried this hat before and had problems, happy thats this is fixed now and I casted on some stiches to try again, But the problem that I’m having is that in the picture it looks more like stocking stitch, but the pattern asks for knit. I am I doing something wrong or is it actually knit a row purl a row.


  • Martha Puccio says:

    @ Heather

    Heather, when you knit in the round you only need to knit to create stockinette stitch.

  • Kim says:

    Love this pattern! I’m not too good at knitting and I haven’t even started the hat because I’m already a little confused……For the body it says cast on 10, then Join in a circle, being careful not to twist. Am I supposed to be using circular knitting needles? Or is there a certain knitting in the round technique I don’t know about. I’ve googled knitting and joining in a circle, but it was not very helpful, all it said was to use circular needles, can you help?

  • Sherry says:

    What does the m stand for in the pattern?

  • Sherry says:

    What does the m stand for?

  • Ellisen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your shark hat with us. Grandsons will be thrilled!

  • Patti says:

    I am having a difficult time finding the Bernat Softee Chunky in the blue grey. Any suggestions where I can find that color???

  • Melissa says:

    I’m having trouble with the cast on for the dorsal fin. Any advice?

  • Kristi says:

    I’m wanting to make this hat for my 22 mo old. The pattern shows adult and child size…is there any directions for toddler size or what is your recommendation for making it smaller?

  • Tracie says:

    Do you have the sizes in inches for the different size hats? Also, I finally found the Bernat Softee Chunky yarn but is seems thicker than the yarn you used. I’ve gone down two needle sizes with my gauge and it’ still too big. I just read on the yarn label “now quicker and thicker”‘ 11sts. Is this yarn thicker than what you used? How would I adjust the pattern?

  • Thank you so much for sharing this wonderfully presented pattern! I love your notice stating that you won’t work on commission, and it’s so true! I’ve made a few of your hats to include in my market wares, (giving credit where it’s due to the fabulous hat designer) mostly to draw a bit of attention to my area, as the time involved doesn’t make them a profitable project. But some of my best customers know how to twist my arm lol and the ones I have made bring lots of smiles to their wearers :)

  • Kris McDermott says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for this! I knitted it for my nephew this holiday, who was thrilled to pieces. Turned out perfectly.

  • kim says:

    Oh my gosh ! I love the shark hat. I have spent alot of time trying to find a shark hat for my son. He loves evrything shark! Ty so much for posting . You did an amazing job on this hat.. Im going be a cool mom now that i can finally knit my son a shark hat..

  • Rena Pelletier says:

    I am currently making this hat. I could NOT find the blue gray Chunkee so am using the only gray I could find, which is a fairly dark gray. I agree with one of the posters that it seems like a different yarn that the pictures show. The finished hat also looks much larger than the pictures show. To Kim – start the had on double pointed needles and move it to the circular needles once you get to about 80 stitches.

  • Caroline says:

    I love this pattern and thanks for updating it I made two hats but it took 4 tries before I figured it out – but the child’s hat was a great success with my little grandnephew. I an going to make another for someone’s Christmas this year.