Our Simple Pleasures Hat is surely simple and definitely a pleasure. Super soft, slightly slouchy, and 100% lovely, it’s one of our favorite hats around!
The first kicker here is the wide 2×2 rib cuff. Knit up holding two strands of Line Weight merino, it is thick and cozy right where you want it.
The second kicker is the soft halo that rises above the cuff. A mixture of one strand of Line Weight and one of mohair-silk Tussock, it is a fluffy little cloud that will never weigh you down. Get a skein of both with our Line Weight + Tussock Bundle, available in 16 beautiful color combos!
Our Line Weight + Tussock Bundle includes…
- Yarn A: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino. Each skein is 494 yards; approximately 185 (225, 285, 345, 385) yards required. We used Red Plum.
- Yarn B: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skeins is 328 yards; approximately 70 (85, 105, 125, 140) yards required. We used Ripe Boysenberry.
There are lots of colors to choose from! Shown above, they are…
Top Row: Kiln Red + Orange Pekoe; Red Plum + Claret Pink; Red Plum + Ripe Boysenberry (we used this one for our sample!)
Second Row: Ballet Pink + Pale Orchid; Super Pink + Pink Joy; Lotus Flower + Bright Thistle
Third Row: True Turquoise + Blue Lagoon; Night Blue + Cerulean Sea; Blue Jeans + Blue Fjord
Fourth Row: Cosmic Yellow + Lightning Yellow; Frond Green + Bright Jade; Frond Green + Cypress Green
Bottom Row: Heirloom White + Heirloom White; Wheat Flour + Cloud Blue; River Rock + Gray Quartz
You will also need…
39 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in 2 x 2 rib, using smaller needles and 2 strands of Yarn A
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, using larger needles and 1 strand of each yarn
Baby (Kid Small, Kid Large, Adult Small, Adult Large)
To fit actual head size of 16-18 (18½-19½, 20-21, 21¼-22½, 22¾-24) inches
- Finished Ribbing Circumference (unstretched): 9½ (10¼, 11, 12, 12¾) inches
- Finished Body Circumference: 14¾ (16, 17¼, 18½, 19¾) inches
- Finished Height (un-cuffed): 8 (9¼, 11, 12½, 13) inches
Using 2 strands of Yarn A, cast (92 100, 108, 116, 124) stitches onto smaller circular needles.
Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Round 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 3 (4, 5, 6, 6) inches from cast-on edge.
Cut one of the strands of Yarn A and add one strand of Yarn B (so that you’re knitting with one strand of A and one strand of B).
Change to larger circular needles.
Knit every round until the piece measures 4¾ (5, 5¾, 6¼, 6¾) inches from the top edge of the Cuff.
NOTE: Change to double pointed needles when necessary.
Next Round: *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [69 (75, 81, 87 stitches
Knit 2 rounds.
Next Round: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [46 (50, 54, 58, 62) stitches]
Knit 2 rounds.
Next Round: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [23 25, 27, 29) stitches]
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.