Heirloom Hats for Newborns by Purl Soho

Heirloom Hats for Newborns

October 2013
Light Fingering ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
115 - 120 yards (105 - 110 m)
13 1/2 inches in circumference
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This pattern is available for free.

It can get pretty hectic trying to welcome every new baby you know with a hand knit gift, which makes a little hat a great option. But how to convey that this is no ordinary hat? Choose an exquisite yarn! Purl Soho’s Line Weight is instantly special with its simple purity and understated beauty. A single ply, soft and cozy merino, it is as light as a feather and as soft as a kitten. Plus, the almost 500 yard skeins mean that you’re set for the next ten babies!


  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino, in the Storm Gray (Color A, right) and Oyster Gray (Color B, left). This is enough yarn for ten hats!
  • A US #2, 12-inch circular needle.
  • A set of US #2 double pointed needles.
  • A Pom Pom Maker (for the Roll Brim Hat). Use the smallest template of Susan Bates’ Pom Pom Maker or the smaller template of Clover’s Pom Pom Maker- Small.

8 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Finished Circumference: 13 1/2 inches