Like a stone-covered beach, with waves combing over piles of smooth pebbles, our Colorblock Timeless Hat displays a subtle play of browns and grays glinting in the sun. 

Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho

This pattern knits up simply, showing off the crisp line of the color change. And like the white stripe around a wishing stone, the circle of purls around the brim is a lovely nod to small gestures.  

Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho

The Colorblock Timeless Hat features our dreamy Cygnet yarn, which combines undyed white cashmere with natural-color baby alpaca, creating five delicate shades of gray-brown. Pick your favorite two for your own subtle contrast.

Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho
Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho

The soft glow of Cygnet’s color is matched by the incredible softness of its feel. Both light and warm, the Colorblock Timeless Hat will take you right from the cold of winter into the thaw of spring!

Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Jake Canton. Click here to see even more of Jake’s designs!

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Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho
  • Purl Soho’s Cygnet, 70% undyed white cashmere and 30% natural-color baby alpaca. Each skein is 164 yards/ 50 grams.
    • Color A: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s); approximately 80 (113, 150, 164, 200) yards required.
    • Color B: 1 skein; approximately 36 (45, 55, 60, 70) yards required.
  • US 2 (3 mm), 16-inch circular needles
  • A set of US 2 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers, including one unique

We made our samples in the following colors and sizes…

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Baby size (above, left): Color A: Silver Stone and Color B: Weathered Gray

Adult Small size (above, right): Color A: Ash Bark and Color B: Rock Salt


31 stitches and 40 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

NOTE: To avoid running out of yarn for the Kid and Adult Small sizes, make your gauge swatch with Color B.


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

  • Finished Circumference: 15½ (17, 18½, 20, 21¾) inches
  • Finished Height: 7 (8½, 10, 10½, 11½) inches


With Color A, cast on 120 (132, 144, 156, 168) stitches. 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.

Rounds 1–3: Knit to end of round.

Round 4: Purl to end of round.

Continue in stockinette stitch, knitting every round, until piece measures 4 (5¼, 6½, 6¾, 7½) inches from cast-on edge.

Cut Color A.

Join Color B and continue in stockinette for 3 more rounds.


NOTE: Change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Set-Up Round: *K20 (22, 24, 26, 28), place marker, repeat from * to end of round.

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

Round 2: Knit to end of round, slipping markers as you come to them.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 six (7, 8, 9, 10) more times. [78 (84, 90, 96, 102) stitches remain]

Repeat Round 1 twelve (13, 14, 15, 16) 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 wet block.

Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho
Colorblock Timeless Hat | Purl Soho