Our Striped Cuff Hat really puts us in the mood to hop the soonest Amtrak to Maine for a winter wonderland injection, but no way are we taking it off when we get back to the crowded streets of Manhattan!

Striped Cuff Hat | Purl Soho

Knit up in our gorgeous sportweight Season Alpaca, the Striped Cuff Hat keeps you warm without a whole lot of bulk. The double layer hem does the job of ear flaps without the fuss, and the super softness of the baby alpaca keeps you nice and cozy.

Striped Cuff Hat | Purl Soho

Despite their complex appearance, the stripes are cleverly made with a simple slip stitch pattern. We love their crisp definition and that they are just unique enough to make a statement.

Striped Cuff Hat | Purl Soho

A true classic, this winter staple looks as smart in the woods of Maine as it does on the streets of midtown. Sized for everyone from infants to adults, our Striped Cuff Hat is happy to join the family!

Striped Cuff Hat | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

  • Main Color (MC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca. We used (shown above, from top to bottom)…
    • Ebbtide Blue (Baby)
    • Trout Brown (Kid Large/ Adult Small)
    • Stillwater Blue (Adult Medium)
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Season Alpaca. We used Heirloom White.
  • US 7, 16- or 20-inch circular needles
  • US 7 double pointed needles
  • 5 stitch markers and 1 unique stitch marker

NOTE: This is enough yarn to make 2 identical Baby size hats; or 2 Baby, Kid Small, or Kid Large/ Adult Small hats, switching the MC and CC yarns. It’s not enough yarn to make 2 Adult Medium or Large hats.

For the Provisional Cast On you will also need…

Gauge

28 stitches and 52 rounds = 4 inches slip stitch pattern

Sizes

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

  • Finished Circumference: 15½ (17¼, 18¾, 20½, 22¼ ) inches
  • Finished Height, from folded edge of cuff to top of crown: 6½ (7½, 8½, 9½, 10½) inches

Note

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise with yarn in back.

Pattern

Work Inside Of Cuff

With Scrap Yarn, cast 108 (120, 132, 144, 156) stitches onto larger circular needles, using a Provisional Cast On.

Set-Up Round: With Main Color (MC), knit to end of round.

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

Round 1: *K1, slip 1 (see Note), repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2: *Slip 1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 one more time.

Cut MC.

With Contrast Color (CC), repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 2 (2½, 2½, 3, 3) inches from cast-on edge.

WORK VERTICAL STRIPE PATTERN

Joining MC…

Round 1: With MC, *k1, slip 1, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2: With CC, *slip 1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 3¾ (4¾, 4¾, 5¾, 5¾) inches from cast-on edge.

Cut CC.

With MC, repeat Rounds 1 and 2 one more time.

Weave in all ends before creating Hemmed Cuff.

Create Hemmed Cuff

Slip Provisional Cast-On onto smaller circular needles, following instructions of Provisional Cast-on Tutorial. [108 (120, 132, 144, 156) stitches on each set of circular needles]

Fold the Cuff up inside the hat, wrong sides together, so the two circular needles are parallel to each other, working needles in front and spare needles behind.

Next Round: Continuing with the MC and using the right-hand end of the working needles, *knit together 1 stitch from front needles and 1 stitch from back needles, slip 1 from the back left-hand needle to the front right-hand needle, slip 1 from front left-hand needle to front right-hand needle, repeat from * to end of round. [162 (180, 198, 216, 234) stitches on working needles]

Next Round: *Slip 1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [108 (120, 132, 144, 156) stitches]

Work Body Of Hat

Continuing with MC…

Round 1: *K1, slip 1, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2: *Slip 1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 5½ (6½, 7, 7½, 8½) inches from folded edge of Cuff.

Shape Crown

Set-Up Round: *[K1, slip 1] nine (10, 11, 12, 13) times, place stitch marker, repeat from * to end of round, without placing marker on last repeat. [5 stitch markers placed; 6 total, including end-of-round marker]

Next Round: [K2tog, *slip 1, k1, repeat from * to next stitch marker, slip marker] 6 times. [6 stitches decreased]

Repeat last round until 18 stitches remain, changing to double pointed needles when necessary.

Next Round: *K2tog, slip 1, remove stitch marker, repeat from * to end of round, leaving end-of-round marker in place. [12 stitches]

Next Round: [K2tog] 6 times. [6 stitches]

Cut MC, leaving an 8-inch tail.

Thread the tail onto tapestry needle and thread needle through remaining 6 stitches. Pull taut. Bring the tail to inside of hat and weave it in.

Weave in any remaining ends and block if desired!

Striped Cuff Hat | Purl Soho