Thick and thin (or “slub”) yarn was once considered a mistake, an irregular mess headed for the discard pile. But I am grateful to whoever it was who first noticed the beautiful, organic quality of slub yarn, for without that discovery, Purl Soho would not have Merino Script, our very own thick and thin yarn!
Merino Script is not only wonderfully capricious, it is also much softer than any slub yarn I have ever felt. To take advantage of Merino Script’s coziness and to show off its rustic beauty, we used it to knit up my simple Classic Cuffed Hat. Originally in Worsted Twist, this Merino Script version is the same pattern with a whole new look, one that celebrates happy mistakes!
To make a Classic Cuffed Hat in Merino Script just follow my original Classic Cuffed Hat pattern, using the materials listed below. And stay cozy! -Gina
- Hat: 1 (1, 1) skeins of Purl Soho’s Merino Script, 100% merino. We used the color Ballet Pink (Heirloom White, Heirloom White) for the Baby (Kid, Adult) size.
- Pom pom: 1 (1, 1) skeins of Purl Soho’s Merino Script, 100% merino. We used the color Pink Grapefruit (Green Turquoise, Black Green).
- A US #5, 16-inch circular needle
- A US #7, 16-inch circular needle
- A set of US #7 double pointed needles
- 4 stitch markers (one a different color from the others)
- Optional: Clover Pom Pom Maker in Large
NOTE: To make a hat with a matching pom pom, you’ll need 1 (1, 2) total skeins.
Body: 20 stitches x 28 rounds = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle
Ribbing: 24 stitches x 32 rounds = 4 x 4 inches in 1 x 1 rib (unstretched) on smaller needle
Baby (Kid, Adult)
- Finished Body Circumference: 15 (17, 18 1/2) inches
- Finished Ribbing Circumference (unstretched): 12 (13, 14) inches
- Finished Height (not including pom pom): 9 ½ (11, 12 ¼) inches
For the full, free Classic Cuffed Hat pattern, click here!