Bringing to mind the braids of my schoolgirl days and the rugged Aran sweaters my grandmother knit and my grandfather wore, twisted rib is definitely one of my favorite stitch patterns. A fabric in twisted rib is tidy, sturdy, elastic, and wonderfully handsome!

Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens | Purl Soho

With just the knit stitches twisted, these Hats + Mittens are nice and smooth on the wrong side, while rich ridges on the right side face both the world and those chilly months ahead. With the slightest twist (pun intended) on a standard 1 x 1 rib, these classic accessories take on a distinctive dimension.

Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens | Purl Soho

We knit our Twisted Rib Hats + Mittens in soft and squishy Flax Down, a pretty blend of baby alpaca, extra fine merino, and linen. From an Heirloom White bottom to a colorful top, Flax Down glows with warmth and subtlety.

Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens | Purl Soho

Our Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens Pattern is sized from small babies to large adults, so everyone gets a little something. And whether you’re wearing the Hat over braids or the Mittens with an Aran sweater, these knits will bring your winter a touch of color, plenty of warmth, and a ton of beauty! -Laura

PS: As in love with Twisted Rib as I am? Check out my latest sweater, the Twisted Rib Pullover.

Materials

Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens | Purl Soho

In addition to a Purl Soho Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens Pattern, you’ll need…

Hat

  • Main Color (MC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino, and 15% linen. Each skein is approximately 219 yards; approximately 64 (96, 128, 154) total yards required. We used Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Flax Down. Approximately 26 (41, 47, 64) total yards required. We made a Hat using every color in our Flax Down palette!
  • US 6, 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 6 double pointed needles
  • One ring stitch marker + four removable stitch markers

Mittens

  • Main Color (MC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine merino, and 15% linen. Each skein is approximately 219 yards; approximately 77 (122, 191) total yards required. We used Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Flax Down. Approximately 19 (31, 43) total yards required. We used every color of Flax Down!
  • A set of US 5 double pointed needles
  • A set of US 6 double pointed needles
  • One ring stitch marker + four removable stitch markers

Gauge

29 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Twisted Rib Stitch, using larger needles

Sizes

Hat

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

  • Finished Circumference: 13¼ (15½, 17¾, 20) inches unstretched, comfortably stretching to 15½ (18¼, 21, 23) inches
  • Finished Height: 7¾ (8¾, 10, 11) inches, with instructions to modify

Mittens

Toddler/Kid (Junior/Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference at Palm: 4½ (6½, 8½) inches, comfortably stretching to 5½ (7¾, 9) inches
  • Finished Length from Cuff to Tip: 8¾ (10½, 12¼) inches, with instructions to modify

Pattern

Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens | Purl Soho

The Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens Pattern is available as either a hard copy or download.

Twisted Rib Hat + Mittens | Purl Soho