I love to knit objects that are direct and unfussy and that I can accomplish no matter how many times I am distracted by my busy schedule. Designed to be worked up in our new Worsted Twist, a classic, plied yarn in 100% incredibly soft merino, this pattern is my new project of choice.

Basic Hats For Everyone | Purl Soho

The Basic Hats for Everyone Pattern is definitely a desert-island choice, the kind of pattern that you turn to again and again, year after year. It covers four hat styles: rolled brim, garter stitch brim, ribbed brim and ear flap; and is sized to fit just about everyone: babies, uncles and grandmas!

Basic Hats For Everyone | Purl Soho

Since these hats are, in fact, so basic, they’re ripe for personal touches: pom poms, stripes, tassels, duplicate stitch designs, you name it. Super simple with the opportunity to customize? Think this season’s perfect hand knit gift, and whip up a stack for everyone you know!

Basic Hats For Everyone | Purl Soho

Here are all the pertinents… And happy knitting! -Joelle


In addition to a Basic Hats for Everyone pattern you’ll need…

NOTE: For a Man’s Ear Flap Hat you will need 2 skeins.


  • 5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch


Baby (Child, Woman, Man)

  • 14 (16, 18, 20) inches in circumference


Basic Hats For Everyone | Purl Soho

The Basic Hats for Everyone pattern is available for purchase a downloadable PDF!

Update: New Pom Poms

November 2019

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We’re having a party and you’re invited! We’ve topped a few of our favorite hat patterns with festive pom poms including our Basic Hats For Everyone! Using our Pom Pom Maker Set in the Small + Large and Extra Large + Jumbo sizes, adorn your Hats and join in on the party here!