Noro Striped Hat

I couldn’t resist knitting a hat to wear with the long narrow Noro Scarf. This ribbed hat is an easy pattern to knit.


I had plenty of the gorgeous yarn left over from knitting the long Noro Scarf.  Although, I used Noro sock yarn to knit this hat, you could substitute any contrasting sock yarns in your stash making this hat pattern a great stash buster. It would also be fun using up contrasting left over sock yarns from other projects.


  • 2 balls of Noro Sock Yarn (Col A and Col B) [I chose to use 1 ball of Noro Kureyon Sock shade 150 (Col A) and 1 ball of Silk Garden Sock Yarn shade 267(Col B)] (These are the remains of the balls left over from knitting the scarf)
  • 4mm 40 cm bamboo circular needle
  • 3.75 mm double pointed needles (dpns)
  • stitch marker
Col A – Colour A; Col B – Colour B; k1 – knit 1 stitch; p1 – purl 1 stitch; p2tog – purl 2 stitches together; k2tog – knit 2 stitches together



Working in k1, p1 rib changing colour every second row.

  • Round 1 and 2 (Col A):  k1, p1 to end
  • Round 3 and 4 (Col B):  k1, p1 to end



  • Using 4mm 40 cm circular needle, cast on 120 stitches and join into a round being careful not to twist the stitches.  I placed a stitch marker at the start of the round.
  • Rounds 1 to 4 set the striped pattern.  Repeat these rounds until the hat measures 25cm /9 1/2inches in length from the cast on edge.
  • Switch to 3.75 mm dpns as you work the first decrease round.
  • Decrease Round 1:  *p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
  • Next Round:  k
  • Decrease Round 2:  *k2tog, p2tog, repeat from * to end.
  • Next Round:  k
  • Decrease Round 3:  *p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end  (15 sts)
  • Thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and gather firmly.
  • Sew in all the loose ends.
  • After the hat is hand washed the Noro yarn turns wonderfully soft and fluffy.

Have fun knitting this free pattern and let me know how you get on.

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