Everyone feels a little sense of pride for his or her letter. From toddlers just learning the alphabet to fully literate adults, John’s and Josephine’s root for J, and Peter’s and Petunia’s think P is A-number-one. These Monogrammed Hats for Everyone allow us all to show some my-letter-love!

Monogrammed Hats for Everyone | Purl Soho

Using our original Super Soft Merino Hats for Everyone pattern as the base, these hats add a simple duplicate-stitch monogram on the front and a cute pom pom on the top. Incredibly soft and cozy in Super Soft Merino, they’re also seriously quick and easy to whip up!

Monogrammed Hats for Everyone | Purl Soho

From A to Z, from Alfie to Zelda, we all have a letter. Put it on a hat and wear it proud! -Whitney

Monogrammed Hats for Everyone | Purl Soho

Materials

  • Main Color: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool, 87 yards per skein. We used the colors Heirloom White and Oyster Gray. (Each hat requires about 36 [47, 58, 69, 80] yards of the Main Color.)
  • Contrast Color: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. We used the colors Red Zinnia, Super Pink, Clementine Orange, and Paprika Red, plus a splash of Storm Gray for a pom pom. (For just a monogram, you need only a small amount of the Contrast Color. For a pom pom, you’ll also need about 5-20 yards, depending on the size of pom pom.)

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Gauge

12 stitches = 4 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Baby (Toddler, Kid, Women’s, Men’s)

  • Finished circumference: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) inches
  • Finished height (not including pom pom): 6 (6 3/4, 7 1/2, 8 1/4, 9) inches

Pattern

Cuff

Cast 36 (42, 48, 54, 60) stitches onto the circular needles.

Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Round 1: *K3, p3, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 four (4, 5, 5, 6) more times.

Body

Knit every round until piece measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) inches from the cast one edge.

Crown

  • Baby: start the crown with Round 9
  • Toddler: start with Round 7
  • Kid: start with Round 5
  • Women’s: start with Round 3
  • Men’s: start with Round 1

Round 1: *K8, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [54 stitches]

Round 2: Knit.

Round 3: *K7, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [48 stitches]

Round 4: Knit.

Round 5: *K6, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [42 stitches]

Round 6: Knit.

Round 7: *K5, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [36 stitches]

Round 8: Knit.

Changing to double pointed needles…

Round 9: *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [30 stitches]

Round 10: *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [24 stitches]

Round 11: *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [18 stitches]

Round 12: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [12 stitches]

Round 13: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [6 stitches]

Cut the tail and thread it through the remaining stitches. Bring the tail to the inside of the hat.

Pom Pom

Use whatever size pom pom maker you like to make a pom pom. Thread each pom pom tail separately through the top of the hat to the inside. Tie the tails into a knot, then thread the tails up through the pom pom itself and trim them so they’re even with the pom pom.

Sew in all the ends.

Monogram

Monogrammed Hats for Everyone | Purl Soho

Positioning your letter a few rows above the top of the cuff, follow the letter chart of your choice to create a duplicate-stitch monogram. Note that each square in the charts represents an “A”-shaped knit stitch, not a “V.” And if you’d like a few duplicate stitch pointers, please be sure to visit our Duplicate Stitch Tutorial!

Monogrammed Hats for Everyone | Purl Soho

All done!

Monogrammed Hats for Everyone | Purl Soho