Wreckhouse is an area of Newfoundland named for its extreme winds. While the Newfoundland Railway was still in operation, the winds would occasionally blow railway cars off the tracks, and to this day transport trucks are still blown off the road from time to time.

The Wreckhouse hat is knit in thick, dense, Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, making it a stylish but also truly functional winter accessory. The honeycomb pockets trap warm air, making this hat an effective barrier against the briskest of winter winds.



Adult size S [M, L]

Shown in size M with 4 cm/1.5” negative ease.


45.5 [50.5, 56] cm/18 [20, 22]” circumference and 23.5 [24, 25] cm/9.25 [9.5, 9.75]” height


15 stitches & 26 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, after light blocking



154 [174, 201] m/168 [190, 220] yd worsted weight yarn

Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201 m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Rainier Heather (9454); 1 skein.


Size A (for Honeycomb Brioche Stitch body)

One each  40 cm/16” circular needle and set of DPNs*, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*Or preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

Size B (for Brioche Stitch brim)

One 40 cm/16” circular needle, size 3.75 mm/US 5 (or one size smaller than Size A)

Additional Tools and Notions

Stitch markers (2), tapestry needle




Stitch patterns are written only (no charts).


Price: $7.00 CAD

Purchasing options:

  1. Ravelry ($7.00 CAD)
  2. Etsy ($7.00 CAD)
  3. Craft Foxes ($5.50 USD)
  4. LoveCrafts ($5.50 USD)


The Wreckhouse collection is available as a Ravelry eBook! This means:

  • You can get all four patterns at 25% off by purchasing the Ravelry eBook (no expiry!)
  • If you’ve already purchased any of the Wreckhouse patterns on Ravelry, put the 25% off eBook in your Ravelry cart and your past purchase amount will be discounted from the price at checkout (also no expiry!)

Please note that I do not currently have a way to offer this promotion off-Ravelry. If you do not use Ravelry for any reason, please send me an email (allison AT kniterations DOT ca) and I will work something out for you.