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Hi there, I'm a mother of 2 school age kids living in Melbourne Australia. I was taught to knit by my mum at an early age. It was traditional for girls to learn from their mothers as she was also ...

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Rubus Slouch

from Sandy Holdaway's Pattern Store
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rubus Slouch
Rubus Slouch
Rubus Slouch
Rubus Slouch
Rubus Slouch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Circular knitting
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Yarn over
  • Slipped stitches
  • Small circumference knitting

Pattern Description:

Rubus Slouch is a versatile hat pattern designed with a subtle slouch in mind.

Additional instructions are given for measuring your head to customise the fit to suit your own preference. Whether that be a beanie, subtle slouch or extra slouch.

The hat is worked in the round, bottom up from the brim. Both DK/8ply and Aran yarn weight versions are included in the pattern..

Instructions are provided with a youtube video tutorial link for the optional tubular cast on. For the perfectionists out there you can't go past a tubular cast on for a polished and professional finish. It is well worth the little extra time and effort to complete it.

The skill level is rated as Advanced Beginner since the stitch pattern may be fiddly for an absolute beginner to execute but a confident or adventurous beginner should not be discouraged.

The gathered stitch used in this pattern is based on an Estonian lace technique, a full photo tutorial is included.

The copyright of this pattern remains with the author Sandy Holdaway. It is intended for your personal use only. Please do not distribute any copies but direct others to purchase their own copy.

If you are personally hand knitting items, you are permitted to do as you wish with the finished article. You may gift, sell or donate items made using this pattern. All I ask is that you give credit to this design and do not claim the pattern as your own design.


DK version - 22 sts/30 rows over 4"
Aran version - 18sts/26 rows over 4"
in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit head circumference:
  • 18"
  • 20"
  • 22"
  • 24"


  • DK version - 3.5mm (US 5) and 4mm (US 6) circular needles
  • Aran version - 4mm (US 6) and 5mm (US 8) circular needles
  • **DK/8ply version yarn requirements**
  • 18" - 130yds/120m
  • 20" - 165yds/150m
  • 22" - 220yds/200m
  • 24" - 240yds/220m
  • **Aran version yarn requirements**
  • 18" - 120yds/110m
  • 20" - 155yds/140m
  • 22" - 185yds/170m
  • 24" - 210yds/190m

You Will Also Need:

  • DK version - 3.5mm (US 5) and 4mm (US 6) circular needles
  • Aran version - 4mm (US 6) and 5mm (US 8) circular needles
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Darning needle

Suggested yarn:

240 yards of DK weight