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Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

Every color of Speckled Hen starts with an incredibly soft alpaca roving at its core. Roving is unspun fiber, and it’s that downy, super cozy roving  that gets wrapped with a fine, undyed strand of merino, either in creamy, natural white or rich, very dark brown. This unique structure offers the marvelous opportunity to pair the same color roving with different color wraps, and our Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers does just that, creating a striking play of light and dark… The same but different!

Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

We used this feature of Speckled Hen to capture the graphic design details of this accessory set. Easy enough for a very beginner to knit, the color shift does all the work to make these beauties so special.

Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho
Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

All you do to make them is knit both the hat and hand warmers flat in garter stitch (hello, knit stitches!), then sew a simple seam to pull your knitting into shape. The seaming is super easy, and if you’ve never done it, our tutorial will show you how!

Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

That’s the color and the knitting, but you’ll also love the feeling! Eighty percent baby alpaca (so soft!) and 20% fine merino wool (same!), Speckled Hen feels wonderful in your hands as you knit, and once blocked, the roving blooms to create a subtle halo and increase the softness even more!

Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

So, pick your favorite pair from Speckled Hen’s inviting palette and get ready to play! Knit the cuffs light or dark, or switch it up between your hat and hand warmers… Either way the stippled beauty and wonderful feel of Speckled Hen will make each stitch a pleasure!

Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Keith Foster. Click here to see even more of Keith’s work!

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Materials

Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

HAT

  • Purl Soho’s Speckled Hen, 80% baby alpaca and 20% fine merino wool. Each ball is 120 yards/ 50 grams.
    • Main Color (MC): 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); approximately 95 (135, 170, 200, 240) total yards required
    • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein; approximately 55 (65, 80, 100, 120) total yards required
  • US 4 (3.5 mm), 24-inch circular needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn

HAND WARMERS

  • Purl Soho’s Speckled Hen, 80% baby alpaca and 20% fine merino wool. Each ball is 120 yards/ 50 grams.
    • Main Color (MC): 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s); approximately 80 (110, 130, 180) total yards required
    • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein; approximately 20 (35, 50, 75) total yards required
  • US 4 (3.5 mm), 24-inch circular needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn

To make both the Hat and Hand Warmers, you will need…

  • MC:  2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls of Speckled Hen; approximately 175 (215, 280, 330, 420) yards required
  • CC: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) ball(s) of Speckled Hen; approximately 75 (85, 115, 150, 195) yards required

We made our samples in these color combinations…

Baby Hat + Baby/ Toddler Hand Warmers

  • MC Rainstorm Blue + CC Dew Blue

Kid Set

  • MC Rose Peat + CC Cameo Pink

Adult Small/ Medium Sets

  • MC Estuary Blue + CC White Caps Blue
  • MC Lilac Daybreak + CC Wisteria Vine

Adult Medium/ Large Set

  • MC Heirloom White + CC Quail Feather

GAUGE

25 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

SIZES

HAT

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

  • Finished Circumference: 14½ (15¾, 17¼, 20¼, 21½) inches unstretched, comfortably stretching to 16 (18, 20, 22½, 24½) inches 
  • Finished Height: 8 (8½, 10½, 11¼, 12½) inches, uncuffed

HAND WARMERS

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

  • Finished Circumference: 4¾ (5½, 6½, 7¾) inches, comfortably stretching up to 2 inches

Finished Length: 7 (8¼, 9, 10¼) inches

PATTERN

Contrast Cuff Hat + Hand Warmers | Purl Soho

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