With its graphic 2×2 ribbing softened by a gentle rolled edge, our Rolled Rib Hat feels like a classic, but its yarn is the newest addition to our family… What a warm welcome for our very beautiful new Echo Cashmere!

Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho

Ninety-five percent recycled cashmere, Echo Cashmere gives a second life to beautiful fibers that might otherwise go to waste from the production process of cashmere yarn and sweaters and from recycled sweaters, too. The 5% of other fibers in Echo Cashmere depend on the sweaters being recycled. It’s mostly wool, sometimes a little nylon, but always fiber being saved!

Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho

Echo Cashmere is three delicate plies spun together into an elegant fingering weight that you hold double to knit your Rolled Rib Hat. The pattern’s ribbing adds the bounce-back you want in a hat but also lends a timeless beauty fitting for this cashmere yarn.

Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho

Because Echo Cashmere is dyed over a mix of cashmere fibers, each color in the palette has a layered richness and depth… A gorgeous earthiness that you will love!

Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho

And there’s even more to get excited about… Because this fiber is recycled it comes at a lower cost, giving you the chance to cast on with cashmere for a bit less. You can knit all but the largest Rolled Rib Hat with just one 50-gram ball of Echo Cashmere and experience the sheer joy of cashmere yarn!

Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Gianna Mueller. Click here to see more of Gianna’s designs!

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


Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho
  • 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) ball(s) of Purl Soho’s Echo Cashmere, 95% recycled cashmere and 5% other fibers. Each ball is 236 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 135 (175, 220, 235, 310) total yards required.
  • US 6 (4 mm), 16-inch circular needles, for Kid and Adult sizes
  • A set of US 6 double pointed needles, for all sizes
  • Stitch markers, including one unique

NOTE: We used the entire ball for the Adult Small/Medium size, so if you want to be sure you have enough, consider ordering an extra ball. If you don’t end up needing it, you can return it for a refund within 30 days of purchase, or within 6 months for store credit. Our Return Policy has all the details!


18½ stitches and 30 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with yarn doubled (see Notes)


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

  • Finished Circumference: 13¾ (15½, 17¼, 19, 20¾) inches, comfortably stretching to approximately 14-16 (16-18, 18-20, 20-22, 22-24) inches
  • Finished Height (from cast-on edge, unrolled): 7 (8, 9, 9½, 10½) inches

Samples: We knit the Baby size in Flour Sack, the Kid size in Toasted Pecan, the Adult Small/Medium in Wild Currant, and the Adult Medium/Large in Osprey Nest.



You will double the yarn throughout this pattern, pulling two strands together. To do this, you can 1) pull one strand from the inside of the ball and one strand for the outside, or 2) wind your ball into two separate but equally sized balls, or 3) if your size requires two balls, pull one strand from each ball.



Using a basic Long Tail Cast On, cast on 64 (72, 80, 88, 96) stitches onto circular needles for Kid and Adult sizes or double pointed needles for Baby and Toddler sizes.

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

Knit 7 rows even.

Next Round: *P2, k2, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat last round for 1½ (1¾, 2, 2, 2¼) inches.


Knit every round for 2½ (3, 3½, 3¾, 4¼) inches. [Piece measures 5 (5¾, 6½, 6¾, 7½) inches from unrolled cast-on edge]


NOTE: If using circular needles, change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Set-Up Round: Remove unique end-of-round marker, k3, replace unique marker for new end-of-round, [k16 (18, 20, 22, 24), place marker] 3 times, knit to end of round. [4 stitch markers placed, including end-of-round marker]

Decrease Round: [Slip slip knit, knit to 2 stitches before next marker, knit 2 together, slip marker] 4 times. [8 stitches decreased]

Next Round: Knit to end of round.

Repeat last two rounds 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) more times. [8 stitches remain]

Cut yarn and thread tail onto a tapestry needle. Sew tail through remaining stitches. Pull taut and bring tail to inside of hat to weave in.


Weave in any remaining ends and gently block.

Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho
Rolled Rib Hat | Purl Soho