Purl Soho Basic Hats For Everyone

I love to knit objects that are direct and unfussy and that I can accomplish no matter how many times I am distracted by my busy schedule. Designed to be worked up in our new Worsted Twist, a classic, plied yarn in 100% incredibly soft merino, this pattern is my new project of choice.

The Basic Hats for Everyone Pattern is definitely a desert-island choice, the kind of pattern that you turn to again and again, year after year. It covers four hat styles: rolled brim, garter stitch brim, ribbed brim and ear flap; and is sized to fit just about everyone: babies, uncles and grandmas!

Since these hats are, in fact, so basic, they're ripe for personal touches: pom poms, stripes, tassels, duplicate stitch designs, you name it. Super simple with the opportunity to customize? Think this season's perfect hand knit gift, and whip up a stack for everyone you know!

Here are all the pertinents... And happy knitting! -Joelle


You will need...

  • 1 skein of Purl Soho's Worsted Twist, 100% merino. (NOTE: For a Man's Ear Flap Hat you will need 2 skeins.)


  • 5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch


Baby (Child, Woman, Man)

  • 14 (16, 18, 20) inches in circumference

21 Responses to Purl Soho Basic Hats For Everyone

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  1. Dana says:

    Have you guys considered making this a digital booklet? I was going to purchase it and then realized it cost as much to ship it as the book! I'd definitely download a digital copy.

  2. F. K. says:

    Your yarn looks so beautiful! I think I need to buy some soon! I am new to crocheting so maybe a bit more practice first. ;P

    I have seen the learn to knit and knit a hat and handwarmer kits and they look so fabulous! Would you ever make crocheting kits of the same nature?

  3. brie. says:

    any chance you might make purl patterns in downloadable PDFs? I LOVE so many of your patterns but live in the UK and shipping is a bit prohibitive (and a bit of a drag…)

  4. Greg says:

    OMG…I have a near identical cap to the first image. Actually, I have it on now…wear it ALL the time. I guess this is a kick in the pants and knock out another.

  5. purl bee says:

    Hi Brie-

    Thanks for getting in touch about this! We are working on having PDFs available and we will hopefully work it out soon.



  6. purl bee says:

    Hi FK-

    We don't have plans for a crochet kit right now but it's a great suggestion! Thanks, for getting in touch!


  7. purl bee says:

    Hi Dana-

    Thanks for getting in touch about this! Yes, we are working on having downloadable patterns and hope to have them available soon.



  8. Nicola Lynde says:

    I agree on the PDF. I was on my way to purchase this when I realized I would need an actual pattern to be shipped to me. If this comes in PDF I would definitely buy!

  9. Joan Esser says:

    I thought I was printing out a pattern, but found I had five pages of description, etc., but no pattern. I don't find it today.

  10. Carolyn L. Shirey says:

    I agree-it would be great to be able to obtain these patterns in .pdf form as the shipping to Singapore makes it a no go for me. I am in the midst of knitting hats for presents and for charity and this pattern would be awesome to have.

  11. purl bee says:

    Hi Joan-

    This pattern is available for sale here:

    Thank you for getting in touch!

  12. Katie says:

    Can you make a digital copy. Happy to pay for it, but I live in Australia and it would cost a fortune to send via post. Even if you sent me a payment form – happy to pay, and then a dropbox link that would be fab. Thanks

  13. purl bee says:

    HI Katie-

    We are working on getting downloadable PDFs up and running. They should be ready soon!
    Thanks for getting in touch about this!


  14. Ana-carol says:

    Hi, as some of the comments above, i really love all your projects, designs and knits.
    The prices to transport to Europe-portugal are really a no no to buy yarns and patterns, ill wait for the downloadable patterns :)

    Thank you for all the great inspirations :)

  15. Karen Cook says:

    I am so happy that PDF patterns are coming to Purl Soho! Made my day! :-)

  16. Nesli says:

    Hi, really love your patterns. But I live in Turkey and shipping cost is a bit prohibitive. !!
    I agree it would be great to be able to obtain these patterns in PDF.
    I I'll wait for your patterns in downloadable PDFs.

  17. purl bee says:

    Hi Nesli-

    This pattern IS available for download! You can purchase the PDF here:

    Thank you!


  18. Annie says:

    What is the child sizing? I have a 2 year old and wonder if it would fit. Would like to know before I buy the pattern

  19. purl bee says:

    Hi Annie-

    The child sizing is 16-inches in circumference. All of the info on this pattern, including the sizing can be found here:

    Thanks for writing in!


  20. johanna wearsch says:

    hi wondering how to get this pattern? i am clicking on the link and it is not taking me to the full spread. Is it still available?


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