If you’re like me, scrambling in the ninth inning to complete this year’s holiday knitting, then our Homestretch Hat is to the rescue!

Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

Using just one skein of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, this super quick knit has no decreases and, best off all, requires no double pointed needles. For beginners intimidated by those things, as well as for more seasoned knitters who need a quick gift, the Homestretch Hat is a no-brainer!

Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

Its classic silhouette looks good on everyone, and with a new palette of beautiful Gentle Giant colors to choose from, the Homestretch Hat will surely suit everyone on your list. Oh, and did I mention?… No double pointed needles! -Jake

Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

Materials

  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool. We used, clockwise from top left, White Peppercorn, Heirloom White, Wolf Brown, and Silver Mauve.
  • US 17, 16-inch circular needles

Gauge

7 stitches and 10 rounds = 4 inches

NOTE: The Adult Large size uses the entire skein of Gentle Giant, so be especially sure to get the correct gauge if you’re making that size!

Sizes

Baby (Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20) inches
  • Finished Height: 7 3/4 (8 3/4, 9 3/4, 10 3/4) inches

Pattern

Loosely cast on 24 (28, 31, 35) stitches.

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

Round 1: Purl.

Round 2: Knit.

Repeat Round 2 until piece measures 7 3/4 (8 3/4, 9 3/4, 10 3/4) inches from the cast-on edge.

Cut the yarn, leaving about a 12-inch tail.

Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle, and thread the needle through all the live stitches. Pull taut, and then bring the tail to the inside of the hat and weave it in.

Weave in the remaining end, and steam to block, if desired.

Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho