Button Candy Hat by Purl Soho
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Button Candy Hat

December 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.25 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
baby (toddler, kid)
This pattern is available for free.

Inspired by the festivity of classic Button Candy and the joy it brings, the Purl Bee offers our adorable Button Candy Hat! The bright colors of Koigu’s hand-dyed merino Needlepoint Yarns are perfect for the stranded bobbles, and Purl Soho’s incredibly soft Line Weight makes a wonderfully downy backdrop.


  • Main Color (MC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool, in the color Heirloom White.
  • Contrast Colors: 4 skeins of Koigu Premium Merino Needlepoint Yarns, 100% merino wool, in the colors (shown above, from left to right)… Contrast Color a (CCa): 1145, Contrast Color b (CCb): 2229, Contrast Color c (CCc): 2100, Contrast Color d (CCd): 1504
  • US #4, 12-inch circular needles or double pointed needles
  • US #2, 12-inch circular needles
  • A set of US #2 double pointed needles

8 1/4 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, using the MC and the smaller needles

Baby (Toddler, Child)

  • Circumference: 12 (14, 15 3/4) inches
  • Height: 6 1/4 (7, 7 3/4) inches

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