Wearing our Three-Yarn Hat For Giving is like resting your head in a bunny den… Ooh, cozy!

Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho

The companion to our Three-Yarn Scarf For Giving, both use a very snuggly combo of three yarns: Super Soft Merino for big, cozy squishiness; mohair-wool-silk Brume for more heft and some downy softness; and Tussock, the little mohair-silk kicker.

Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho
Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho

Our Three-Yarn Hat Bundles have a skein of each yarn in a beautiful color combo that matches our Three-Yarn Scarf Bundles. They also come in a Purl Soho tote bag with a postcard that includes the link to this free pattern, a perfectly ready gift for the knitters in your life!

Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho

So scrumptiously soft and wonderfully warm, the Three-Yarn Hat For Giving really is the bunny den of hats and the gift of the season!

Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Joelle Hoverson and Gaby Bush.

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoThreeYarnHatForGiving, #PurlSohoSuperSoftMerino, #PurlSohoTussock, and #PurlSohoBrume. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Materials

Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho

Our Three-Yarn Hat Bundle includes…

  • Yarn A: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 87 yards/ 100g; approximately 54 (73, 87) total yards required.
  • Yarn B: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Tussock, 60% super fine kid mohair and 40% silk. Each skein is 328 yards/ 25 grams; approximately 64 (87, 104) total yards required.
  • Yarn C: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Brume, 58% mohair, 25% wool, and 17% silk. Each skein is 273 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 53 (73, 87) yards required.
  • A postcard with a link to this free pattern
  • A Purl Soho cotton tote bag

You’ll also need…

Choose from nine beautiful color combos…

TOP ROW, left to right

Coquina: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Ballet Pink; Yarn B, Tussock in Tea Rose; Yarn C, Brume in Pink Fog

Guava: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Peachy Pink; Yarn B, Tussock in Pink Joy; Yarn C, Brume in Bright Thistle

Thistle: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Crocus Bud; Yarn B, Tussock in Bright Thistle; Yarn C, Brume in Alpine Phlox

MIDDLE ROW

Cocoon: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Heirloom White; Yarn B, Tussock in Cloud Blue; Yarn C, Brume in Silver Needle 

Pansy: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Wild Violet; Yarn B, Tussock in Blue Black; Yarn C, Brume in Amethyst Purple

Eclipse: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Soft Black; Yarn B, Tussock in Blue Black; Yarn C, Brume in Blue Black

BOTTOM ROW

Canopy: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Reef Green; Yarn B, Tussock in Balsam Green; Yarn C, Brume in Cypress Green

Twilight: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Sapphire Blue; Yarn B, Tussock in Cerulean Sea; Yarn C, Brume in Blue Fjord

Lapis: Yarn A, Super Soft Merino in Cobalt Blue; Yarn B, Tussock in Lapis Lazuli; Yarn C, Brume in Electric Lapis

GAUGE

14 stitches and 12 rounds = 4 inches in 1×1 rib, unstretched, holding Yarns A, B, and C together

SIZES

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

To fit actual head circumference of 18-20 (20-22, 22-24) inches

  • Finished circumference: 14¼ (17¼, 20) inches unstretched
  • Finished height: 8 (9¼, 9¾) inches

Samples: We knit our hats in size Adult Small/Medium.

NOTE

HOLD YARNS TOGETHER

Throughout this pattern, you will hold one strand of each yarn together. Don’t worry about them lining up or getting tangled. As long as you catch every yarn in every stitch, it’ll all work out! 

PATTERN

BEGIN

Holding one strand of Yarns A, B, and C together (see Note), cast 50 (60, 70) stitches onto circular needles. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

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

Round 1: *P1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 5 (5½, 5½) inches from cast-on edge.

CROWN

Round 1: *[P1, k1] 4 (5, 6) times, knit two together (k2tog), repeat from * to end of round. [45 (55, 65) stitches remain]

Round 2: *[P1, k1] 3 (4, 5) times, p1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [40 (50, 60) stitches remain]

Round 3: *[P1, k1] 3 (4, 5) times, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [35 (45, 55) stitches remain]

Round 4: *[P1, k1] 2 (3, 4) times, p1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [30 (40, 50) stitches remain]

Round 5: *[P1, k1] 2 (3, 4) times, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [25 (35, 45) stitches remain]

Round 6: *[P1, k1] 1 (2, 3) time(s), p1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [20 (30, 40) stitches remain]

Round 7: *[P1, k1] 1 (2, 3) time(s), k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [15 (25, 35) stitches remain]

ADULT SIZES ONLY

Round 8: *[P1, k1] – (1, 2) time(s), p1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [– (20, 30) stitches remain]

Round 9: *[P1, k1] – (1, 2) time(s), k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [– (15, 25) stitches remain]

ADULT LARGE/EXTRA LARGE ONLY

Round 10: *P1, k1, p1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [20 stitches remain]

Round 11: *P1, k1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [15 stitches remain]

ALL SIZES

Next Round: *P1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [10 stitches remain]

Next Round: *K2tog, repeat from * to end. [5 stitches remain]

FINISHING

Cut the tail and thread it through the remaining stitches. Bring the tail to the inside of the hat. Weave in ends.

POM POM (OPTIONAL)

If you’re using Purl Soho’s Pom Pom Maker Set, use the Large Pom Pom Maker, the 2½ (2½, 3)-inch Trim Guide, and your leftover Tussock and Brume to make a fun and fluffy pom pom. Hold one strand of Tussock and Brume together and follow the instructions for a sportweight yarn in our Pom Pom Tutorial.

ATTACH POM POM

Thread each pom pom tail separately through the top of the crown to the inside of the hat. Tie the tails into a knot, then thread the tails up through the pom pom itself and trim them flush with the pom pom.

Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho
Three-Yarn Hat For Giving | Purl Soho