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Need a project you can take on the go? Classic Ribbed Hat. Want a no-look TV-friendly knit? Classic Ribbed Hat. Looking for the perfect gift that you can knit up in a wink? Classic Ribbed Hat. It may not be the answer to all our problems, but our Classic Ribbed Hat sure solves most of our knitting ones!

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As straightforward as it gets, you cast on and knit in one-by-one rib from cuff to crown, adding in decreases to create that beautiful spiral detail.

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To make the simple stunning, all it takes is the right yarn. And our Cashmere Merino Bloom is just right. Seventy-five percent extra fine merino and 25% cashmere, this yarn is sumptuous and soft, with a gentle halo that illuminates the detail of your stitches. Since cashmere is even warmer than wool, it’s not just warm, it’s over-the-top cozy, too! 

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Cashmere Merino Bloom has two even plies, giving this ribbed fabric an even look and a beautiful hand.

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Plus, its tidy twist and merino content make Cashmere Merino Bloom hard-wearing, as well… Good news, because this hat is going to be your favorite!

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With over twenty colors, it’s hard to choose just one. But that’s okay because, with sizes from tiny baby to big grandpa, you’re going to want more than one of these … so pick a palette and cast on!

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

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Materials

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We knit the following sizes in the following colors…

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Baby: Wheat Flour

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Kid: Warm Honey

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Adult Medium: Conch Shell

GAUGE

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

SIZES

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

  • Finished Circumference (unstretched): 10½ (12, 13½, 15, 16½) inches, comfortably stretching to approximately 13–16 (15–18, 17–20, 19–23, 21–25) inches
  • Finished Height (uncuffed): 8 (9¼, 10½, 11½, 12½)

PATTERN

BEGIN

Cast 84 (96, 108, 120, 132) stitches onto double pointed or 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.

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: If using circular needles, 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. [6 stitch markers placed, including unique end-of-round marker]

KID, ADULT SMALL, ADULT MEDIUM, AND ADULT LARGE SIZES ONLY

Round 1: [*P1, k1, repeat from * to 2 stitches before next marker, knit 2 together (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 four more times. [24 stitches remain]

Next Round: *P1, k1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [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.

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