A Shaker peg, a pair of Levis 501s, a shingled New England cottage… The effortless balance between beauty and function. We’d like to think that our Simple Hand Warmers + Hat are a worthy addition to this list of pared-down classics!

Simple Hand Warmers + Hat in New Colors | Purl Soho

The truth is, this handsome kit is already a Purl Soho classic, an update of what-we-used-to-call our Learn to Knit Hat + Hand Warmers Kit. Like the original version, this one makes an adult pair of hand warmers and a hat using two skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, a yarn so soft and beautiful that, even if this is your very first knitting project, you’ll proudly wear the fruits of your effort when you’re done!

Simple Hand Warmers + Hat in New Colors | Purl Soho

So what’s new about this kit? The name, of course, but also its earthy new palette, as calm and lovely as a memorable walk in the winter woods. Otherwise, we didn’t tinker with a pattern that wasn’t broken. Geared for first-time knitters, we walk you through every single step of the way!

Simple Hand Warmers + Hat in New Colors | Purl Soho

Both the hand warmers and the hat are constructed from basic rectangles that you sew into shape with a single seam. And in garter stitch, there’s no purling required… Simple, right?

Simple Hand Warmers + Hat in New Colors | Purl Soho

From total beginners to old knitting pros, our new Simple Hand Warmers + Hat Kit is an educational experience that also happens to be pure knitting fun!

Simple Hand Warmers + Hat in New Colors | Purl Soho

Materials

Simple Hand Warmers + Hat in New Colors | Purl Soho

Our Simple Hand Warmers + Hat Kit includes enough materials to make an adult-sized pair of hand warmers and a hat…

NOTE: This Kit is the same as our old Learn to Knit a Hat + Hand Warmers Kit, except that this version has new graphics, a new name, and comes in six new colors. They are…

Top Row: Wheat Flour, Ballet Pink, and Copper Penny

Bottom Row: Oyster Gray, Tabby Gray, and Charcoal Gray

Gauge

20 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch

Sizes

Hand Warmers

Adult Small/ Medium (Medium/ Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 5¾ (6¾) inches, comfortably stretching to about 8 (9½) inches
  • Finished Length: 8 (9) inches

Hat

One Size

  • Finished Circumference: 17 inches, comfortably stretching to about 24 inches
  • Finished Height: 10½ inches (uncuffed)

Pattern

Simple Hand Warmers + Hat in New Colors | Purl Soho

If you already have what you need, pick up just the Simple Hand Warmers + Hat Pattern, which includes thorough how-to-knit instructions and two patterns.