Highland Vibe

As fall transitions to winter, this tartan hat is an ideal companion (or gift for one!). Knit with a simple slipstitch pattern using a soft bulky yarn, it serves as a satisfying, eye-catching quick knit. Perfect for combining your two favorite colors. The easy-to- memorize stitch pattern makes for a relaxing knit where you’ll sense the addictive rhythm of your needles.

Sizes Available

Adult: Small (Medium, Large) to fit head circumference of 20” (22”, 24”) / 50.5 (56, 61) cm


US 9 (5.50 mm), 16” Circular needle, DPNs or longer for magic loop method

US 10 1/2 (6.50 mm), 16” Circular needle, DPNs or longer for magic loop method


US 10 1/2 (6.50 mm), 14 sts & 22 rows = 4”, in stockinette stitch in the round, unblocked


Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky, Extrafine Merino Wool Superwash, 60m/50g (65 yds)

Colors Used: Forest (43008) x 2, Silver (43002) x 1


Main Color (MC): 70 (80, 90) yds / 64 (73, 82) m 

Contrast Color (CC): 25 (30, 35) yds / 23 (28, 32) m


Stitch marker 

Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Hat is knit from brim to crown in the round.

When changing colors, work the jogless stripe technique for smooth color transitions. Instructions for this technique are included in the pattern.

Yarn Substitutions

When substituting yarns, please choose a yarn of the same weight and fiber content as the yarn listed above. Do a test swatch and confirm that your gauge matches the gauge needed for the pattern.

Purchase Information

Downloadable PDF copies of this pattern are available for purchase on Ravelry.com and LoveCrafts.com.

Pattern published October 2017.