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 a luminous conversation!
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!
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
- To knit your own Tiny Stripes Hat, you will need…
- Yarn A: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 494 yards; approximately 68 (141) yards required. We used the color Heirloom White.
- Yarn B: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards; approximately 63 (130) yards required. We used Kettle Black and Rose Granite (above), but have also made a swatch for each of the four additional colors (below).
- US 1, 16-inch circular needles
- A set of US 1 double pointed needles
- 4 removable stitch markers
- 1 stitch marker
Salt + Pepper
33 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in striped pattern
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weave in the ends and block as desired.