We love a knit that you can imagine discovering in an old chest tucked deep in an attic corner. Something someone somewhere made long ago, it looks like it could have been made yesterday to wear today. Our Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers didn’t come from an attic, but really, they could have!

Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

In simple stockinette, these pieces are pared down to their bare shaping minimums, plus a delicate ring of purl stitches around the edges. The beauty is in the way they could be from anywhere anytime and also in the very special yarn we used: our brand new Simply Camel!

Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

Simply Camel couldn’t be simpler. One hundred percent undyed baby camel, there is only one choice: yarn how it was grown by the animals who grew it. Simply Camel is also incredibly soft with a beautiful drape and a desert glow.

Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

Pick up two or three skeins of this heirloom-quality yarn to make a Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers set for anyone from baby to big papa. Someday it may just be discovered by future knitters, as modern then as it is now!

Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

Hat

Hand Warmers

To make both the hat and hand warmers, you will need 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins of Simply Camel; approximately 178 (248, 321, 404, 492) yards required.

Gauge

26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Hat

Baby (Toddler, Kid/Junior, Adult Small, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 15¾ (16½, 17½, 19¼, 21¼) inches
  • Finished Height (from cast-on edge, unrolled): 6½ (8, 9½, 10, 11) inches

Sample: We made the Adult Small.

Hand Warmers

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

  • Finished Circumference At Wrist: 4¼ (5¼, 6¼, 7¼, 8½) inches
  • Finished Circumference At Palm: 4¼ (6¾, 8, 9½, 11) inches
  • Finished Height (from cast-on edge, unrolled): 8¼ (10, 11½, 13, 13½) inches

Sample: We made the Adult Small.

Hat Pattern

Cast 102 (108, 114, 126, 138) stitches onto circular needles. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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

Knit 3 rounds.

Next Round: Purl to end of round.

Knit every round until piece measures 4¼ (5½, 6¾, 7, 7¾) inches from cast-on edge, unrolled.

Crown

NOTE: Change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Set-Up Round: *K17 (18, 19, 21, 23), place marker, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 1: *Knit to 2 stitches before next marker, knit 2 together (k2tog), slip marker, repeat from * to end of round. [6 stitches decreased]

Round 2: Knit to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 four (5, 6, 7, 8) more times. [72 (72, 72, 78, 84) stitches remain]

Repeat Round 1 eleven (11, 11, 12, 13) more times. [6 stitches remain]

Cut yarn and thread tail onto a tapestry needle. Thread tail through remaining stitches.

Pull taut and bring tail to inside of hat to weave in.

Weave in remaining ends and gently block.

Hand Warmers Pattern

Cast 28 (34, 40, 48, 56) stitches onto 4 double pointed needles. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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

Knit for 3 rounds.

Next Round: Purl to end of round.

Knit every round until piece measures 8 (6, 6½, 7, 7½) inches from cast-on edge, unrolled.

Finishing: Baby Size Only

Next Round: Purl to end of round.

Knit 3 rounds.

Bind off knitwise.

Weave in ends.

Make another identical hand warmer, and gently block both.

Gusset: All Sizes Except Baby

Set-Up Round: K- (5, 6, 7, 8) place marker (pm), knit to last – (5, 6, 7, 8) stitches, pm.

Round 1: Knit to next marker, slip marker (sm), make 1 left (m1L), knit to next marker, make 1 right (m1R), sm, knit to end of round. [2 stitches increased]

Round 2-4: Knit to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 – (4, 5, 6, 7) more times. [- (44, 52, 62, 72) stitches]

Thumb Hole

Knit to next marker, place previous – (5, 6, 7, 8) stitches onto stitch holder or scrap yarn, knit to next marker, place remaining – (5, 6, 7, 8) stitches onto stitch holder or scrap yarn. [- (34, 40, 48, 56) stitches remain]

Palm

Resume working in the round and knit every round until Palm measures – (1¾, 2¼, 2¾, 3) inches from Thumb Hole, or to ¼ inch less than desired Palm length.

Next Round: Purl to end of round.

Knit 3 rounds.

Bind off knitwise.

Thumb

Place the – (10, 12, 14, 16) on-hold Thumb stitches onto three double pointed needles. Distribute stitches as evenly as possible on needles.

With right side facing you and beginning with the right-most Thumb stitch, join yarn and resume working in the round. Knit every round until Thumb measures – (¾, 1, 1¼, 1½) inches from Thumb Hole, or to ¼ inch less than desired Thumb length.

Next Round: Purl to end of round.

Knit 3 rounds.

Weave in ends.

Make another identical hand warmer, and gently block both.

Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho
Timeless Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho