It truly is time for a Homestretch Hat, but this hat is not only a super quick knit, it’s also a real mood lifter! Soft and cozy, colorful and exuberant, our Two-Color Homestretch Hats really bring the holiday spirit!

Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

The secret to calmly making it through the weeks leading up to Christmas is our quick jumbo Gentle Giant merino wool, plus this pattern that requires no double pointed needles and no decreasing.

Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

Just knit a tube, cinch the top, add a big, fluffy pom pom, and you’re done! This no-fuss design means it’s perfect for brand new knitters and a boon for experienced ones.

Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

Based on last year’s one-color version, this year’s Two-Color Homestretch Hat takes advantage of our newly expanded Gentle Giant palette. Tone on tone or high contrast, there’s a combination that will suit every single personality on your list.

Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

In just an hour or two, you can make a gift that will be far more memorable than anything you purchase out of pressure. The Two-Color Homestretch Hat not only solves the last-minute gift challenge, but making it will calm your nerves and warm your heart!

Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

This project designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.


Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

  • Main Color (MC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Gentle Giant
  • US 17, 16-inch circular needles
  • Optional but helpful: Clover’s Pom Pom Maker, size Large

NOTE: This is enough yarn to make one hat, except you can make two Baby size hats if you switch the colors. Also, if you omit the pom pom, two skeins is enough to make two hats in any size, reversing the colors.


We knit up samples in 9 color combinations, in sizes Kid and Adult Small…

Mint Ice + Super Yellow
White Peppercorn + Parakeet Yellow
White Peppercorn + Honey Amber
Heirloom White + Orange Koi
Cowrie Pink + Clay Pot
White Peppercorn + Sugar Maple
Heirloom White + Super Pink
Silver Mauve + Rose Violet
Silver Mauve + Purple Lupine


7 stitches and 10 rounds = 4 inches


Baby (Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20) inches
  • Finished Height: 7¾ (8¾, 9¾, 10¾) inches


To make the Two-Color Homestretch Hat, simply follow our original Homestretch Hat pattern, casting on with the Contrast Color and knitting the first 5 rounds with it. Switch to the Main Color to finish and add a Contrast Color pom pom to the top!

For the free pattern, visit out original Homestretch Hat story!

Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho

Two-Color Homestretch Hat | Purl Soho