You’ve knit the requisite garter stitch scarf… and another and maybe another. Now what? Knitting has a mountainous learning curve, and if you’re not careful, you can plateau… early. Take your beginning knitting skills to the next mountain top with Purl Soho’s Hat In The Round Pattern!

Hat In The Round Pattern | Purl Soho

This Pattern is for advanced beginners who know how to cast on, knit, and purl but who want to learn how to use circular and double pointed needles, as well as how to join and orient knitting in the round.

Hat In The Round Pattern | Purl Soho

By the end of our step-by-step how-to booklet you’ll be totally prepared to finish up with your very first no-seam, no-sewing, in-the-round classic winter hat. And in Purl Soho’s beautiful Worsted Twist, it’s a great way to reach the next peak!

Please note: The original Kits designed for this project are no longer available, but good news! You can purchase all the necessary materials below, including the Hat In The Round Pattern…

Hat In The Round Pattern | Purl Soho


To knit our Hat In The Round Pattern you will need…

  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino wool. Choose from six colors: Heirloom White, Yellow Yellow, Pink Grapefruit, Desert Blue, Oyster Gray or Toasted Charcoal.
  • US 8, 16-inch bamboo circular needles
  • A set of five US 8 bamboo double pointed needles
  • A stitch marker
  • A tapestry needle
  • A hard copy or download version of our pattern

This is enough yarn to make two Toddler hats; or one Kid or Adult hat.


Toddler (Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)

Finished Circumference: Approximately 15 (16¾, 18½, 20½) inches

Designed to fit a head circumference of 17 (19, 21, 23) inches


18 stitches x 24 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Hat In The Round Pattern | Purl Soho

P.S. First-time knitter? Try our kits for beginners first. Our Learn to Knit Kit and our Simple Hand Warmers + Hat Kit are both designed for the uninitiated and will set you up to try this Learn to Knit a Hat in the Round Kit next!