Our Tiny Stripes Hat alternates between our classic Line Weight merino and our brand new Linen Quill. A toothsome blend of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen, Linen Quill’s earthy vigor plays the perfect foil to Line Weight’s downy softness. Two yarns that reside at opposite ends of town meet in the middle for an luminous conversation!

Tiny Stripes Hat | Purl Soho

A simple pared-down design allows this hat to take center stage, but other little decisions also add to our Hats’ beauty. Its delicate rolled edge is soft and pretty, and crisp Centered Double Decreases make a nice detail at the crown. It’s also a great decrease to know, if you don’t already, and we clearly explain it in our new s2kp video tutorial!

Tiny Stripes Hat | Purl Soho

These Tiny Stripes Hats are just right for when spring doesn’t go exactly as planned, lightweight but hearty, soft but rugged, a perfect case of opposites-do-attract! -Laura

Tiny Stripes Hat | Purl Soho

Materials

Salt + Pepper

Turmeric Yellow

Lavender Opal

Oatmeal Gray

Gauge

33 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in striped pattern

Sizes

Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 14 ½ (15 ½, 16 ½, 18 ½, 20 ¼) inches
  • Finished Height: 7 (7 ¾, 8 ¾, 10, 11) inches

Samples: The two sizes pictured here are Toddler and Adult Large.

Notes

S2kp (slip 2, knit 1, psso): Slip 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch and off right needle. [2 stitches decreased] For additional help, visit our S2kp Tutorial.

For tips on working stripes in the round, check out our Stripes in the Round Tutorial.

Pattern

Begin at Bottom

With Yarn A, cast 120 (128, 136, 152, 168) stitches onto the circular needles.

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

Round 1: With Yarn A, knit to end of round.

Round 2: With Yarn B, knit to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 5 (5 ¾, 6 ½, 7 ¼, 8) inches from rolled cast-on edge or approximately 2 (2, 2 ¼, 2 ¾, 3) inches inches from finished desired height.

Shape Crown

Set-Up Round: With Yarn A, k14 (15, 16, 18, 20), slip 1 purlwise, place removable stitch marker on slipped stitch (not on needle), [k29 (31, 33, 37, 41), slip 1 purlwise, place removable stitch marker on slipped stitch] three times, knit to end of round.

Round 1: With Yarn B, [knit to one stitch before next marked stitch, remove stitch marker, s2kp (see Notes, above), place stitch marker on s2kp stitch] four times, knit to end of round. [8 stitches decreased]

Round 2: With Yarn A, [knit to next marked stitch, slip 1 purlwise] four times, knit to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 four (five, six, eight, ten) more times.[80 stitches]

Repeat Round 1. [72 stitches]

Next Round: With Yarn A, [knit to two stitches before next marked stitch, ssk, slip 1 purlwise, k2tog] four times, knit to end of round. [8 stitches decreased]

Next Round: With Yarn B, [knit to one stitch before next marked stitch, remove stitch marker, s2kp, place stitch marker on s2kp stitch] four times, knit to end of round. [8 stitches decreased]

Repeat last two rounds three more times. [8 stitches]

Cut both Yarn A and Yarn B. Thread both tails onto a tapestry needle. Draw the needle through the remaining stitches, pull taut, and bring the tails to the inside of the hat.

Finish

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

Tiny Stripes Hat | Purl Soho