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New Kit: Hat and Hand Warmers for Beginners

Many of us probably remember using grandma's scratchy scraps and old bent aluminum needles to knit our very first scarf, hat or blanket. We were proud enough of our accomplishment to try again, but the project itself is probably forgotten in the bottom of a drawer somewhere. It is our mission at Purl Soho to prevent the sad fate of moth-eaten first projects!

Novice or expert, we all appreciate the pleasure of wonderfully soft merino and warm wooden knitting needles; we all feel inspired by sophisticated, modern design; and we all want to wear or give the fruits of our labor with pride and joy. That's why Purl Soho has created a kit for first-time knitters that satisfies basic standards of beauty. Our new Hat and Hand Warmers for Beginners kit equips the fledgling knitter with the supplies and knowledge (from winding to a ball to weaving in ends) to knit up a beautiful set of winter goodies!

Constructed out of simple garter stitch rectangles, these hat and hand warmers are classic, chic and totally easy-as-pie. And in Purl Soho's gorgeous Worsted Twist, they're incredibly soft and cozy too! Sized for women and men, each kit includes enough yarn to knit up a hat and a pair of hand warmers.

Each Hat and Hand Warmers for Beginners kit includes...

  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho's Worsted Twist, which is enough to make a hat and set of hand warmers
  • A pair of birch wood US size 7 knitting needles (and a yarn needle for finishing)
  • A full-color how-to-knit instruction booklet, plus step-by-step patterns for an adult sized hat and pair of hand warmers

Choose from seven of our favorite colors (shown above, from the top): Toasted Charcoal, Dark Loam, Timeless Navy, Peacock Blue, Super Pink, Ballet Pink and Heirloom White. And get knitting!

Reader Comments (23)

These hats and hand warmers are so lovely. Is the pattern available online, or just inside the kit?
October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate
is there anyway to just get the book? or patterns
October 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchellsea hernandez
Lovely hat ! Will you publish the pattern or it is exclusive ?
October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFannie
do you have these cute kits in the store?
October 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhila paldi
love love love. simple. sweet. kit. lovely colors.
October 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbritt
I bought (and started knitting this weekend) your Learn to Knit kit with the scarf patterns and Super Soft Merino and absolutely LOVE it!! The booklet is so easy to understand. If anyone is on the fence, I say absolutely purchase it! I may have to buy this to add to my collection!
October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer G
Hi Hila-

Yes we do! Thanks for getting in touch!

October 7, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Hi Fannie-

We won't be publishing the pattern on The Bee but it is available for purchase here:

Thank you!

October 7, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
What company makes the birch needles that you're including in these kits? :)
October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlice
OK, that's sooo cute. I am not a knitter, but I REALLY want to make these. I crochet, but nothing in that field is quite as sweet and simple. Could you possibly translate this into crochet terms? If not, do you think that after learning the basics of knitting, I would be able to make this? Do you have any good resources for learning to knit?
October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLily
Hi Lily-

We won't be doing a crochet version of these. If you'd like to see all of our free crochet patterns you can click here:

But if you'd like to learn how to knit this kit can teach you!

Thank you!

October 7, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Hi Alice-

The needles included in the kit aren't for sale individually, but they are made in the US in case you were wondering.

We do have a wide selection of wooden needles for sale here:

Thanks so much for getting in touch!

October 7, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
HI Chellsea and Kate-

We aren't currently selling the pattern on its own.

Thank you so much for getting in touch!

October 7, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
You mentioned (in your message to Fannie) that the pattern is available for purchase. But the link you give leads only to the kit, not to a standalone pattern. May we buy the pattern separately from the kit?
October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Hi Kate-

Sorry for the confusion. I meant that that pattern is available in the kit. We aren't currently selling the pattern on its own.

Thanks for getting in touch!

October 9, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Good morning,

I just ordered a kit for the hat & handwarmers. I am wanting to purchase more yarn to make a matching scarf. Will one skein of the worsted twist be enough to knit a scarf?

October 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Hi, would you consider a kit for just the hand warmers. I love them. I am not interested in the hat. Or maybe just sell the pattern? Thank you. Diana from San Francisco.
October 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana
Hi Diana-

We aren't selling the pattern on its own or separating the hand warmers from the hat at the moment but thanks for the suggestion!


October 11, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Hi Barbara-

One skein will not be enough for an adult scarf. You will need at least 2 skeins depending on the length and width.

Let us know if you have any more questions and thanks for getting in touch!

October 11, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Love this! Was wondering if the kit has enough yard to make two sets of handwarmers instead of handwarmers and a hat? Visiting the parents over the weekend and noticed that my Mom could use a pair of the handwarmers. Thanks
October 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLizabeth
HI Lizabeth,

Definitely! You could, in fact, make than two pairs of hand warmers if you forgo the hat.

Thanks for asking and I hope your mom loves them!

October 18, 2013 | Registered Commenterpurl bee
Is it possible to buy the pattern? I have searched your online shop, and followed the link above, but have not been successful in find it at all.
November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAntonella
Sorry ladies, I just read through the comments again, and noticed you are not selling the pattern!!!
November 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAntonella

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