If you had to pick (or pack) one knit piece to see you through whatever the day throws your way, it would be hard to choose more wisely than our Classic Ribbed Hat. In cozy Cashmere Merino Bloom, it is the most perfect be-warm, go-anywhere, look-good head topper we can imagine!

Classic Ribbed Hat | Purl Soho

Wear it cuffed, wear it slouchy. Wear it bright, wear it neutral. Throw it in your bag just in case or don’t take it off all weekend. Wherever it goes, however it rolls (or doesn’t), the Classic Ribbed Hat is sized for everyone, from babies to adults, and only requires one skein to make it (okay, except for the largest size, which requires two).

Classic Ribbed Hat | Purl Soho

Cashmere Merino Bloom is a combo of incredibly soft and toasty cashmere, along with extra fine merino, a good addition for keeping the hat in shape! Plus, we just added 16 colors to the palette, so now you can go vivid with something like potent Red Poppy or purple-y Lotus Flower, or keep your warm head cool in Gray Pearl or Blue Rust. A classic among classics, this is the one!

Classic Ribbed Hat | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Gauge

32 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in 1×1 rib unstretched

Size

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

  • Finished Circumference (unstretched): 10½ (12, 13½, 15, 16½) inches, comfortably stretching to approximately 13¾ (15¾, 17¾, 19¾, 21¾) inches
  • Finished Height (uncuffed): 8 (9¼, 10½, 11½, 12½)

SAMPLES: The hats shown here are sizes Baby (in Bright Flamingo), Kid (in Pink Apricot) and Adult Medium (in Autumn Oak).

Pattern

Begin

Cast 84 (96, 108, 120, 132) stitches onto circular needles.

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

Round 1: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 6¼ (7, 8¼, 9, 9½) inches from cast-on edge.

Crown

NOTE: Change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Set-Up Round: Remove unique end-of-round marker, k1, replace marker for new end-of-round, *[p1, k1] 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, pm (place marker), repeat from * to end of round, omitting final stitch marker which is end-of-round marker. [6 stitch markers placed, including unique end-of-round marker]

Kid, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large Sizes Only

Round 1: [*P1, k1, repeat from * to 2 stitches before next marker, k2tog] 6 times. [6 stitches decreased]

Round 2: [*P1, k1, repeat from * to 1 stitch before next marker, k1] 6 times.

Round 3: [*P1, k1, repeat from * to 3 stitches before next marker, p1, k2tog] 6 times. [6 stitches decreased]

Round 4: *P1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 – (0, 1, 2, 3) more time(s). [84 stitches remain]

All Sizes

Round 1: [*P1, k1, repeat from * to 2 stitches before next marker, k2tog] 6 times. [6 stitches decreased]

Round 2: [*P1, k1, repeat from * to 3 stitches before next marker, p1, k2tog] 6 times. [6 stitches decreased]

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 five more times. [18 stitches remain]

Next Round: *P1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [12 stitches remain]

Next Round: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [6 stitches remain]

Cut yarn and thread tail onto a tapestry needle. Thread tail through remaining stitches. Pull taught and bring tail to inside of hat to weave in.

Weave in the ends and block as desired.

Classic Ribbed Hat | Purl Soho