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After 20 years of working in music and worship arts, I have had the joy of spending the last eight years teaching and encouraging knitters, as well as designing knitwear.

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Slouchy Square Hat

from Pastiche Knitwear
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Slouchy Square Hat
Slouchy Square Hat
Slouchy Square Hat
Slouchy Square Hat
Slouchy Square Hat
Slouchy Square Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Work increases and decreases
  • Basic stranded knitting

Pattern Description:

Being a rabid Noro-lover, I wanted use their fabulous long color runs in a different way. This hat uses a DK weight background color and Silk Garden Lite to achieve these beautiful results.

Beginning at the brim with the Chinese Waitress Cast-On you'll jump right into simple color work, then on to a Lateral Braid. There are simple increases, as well as single and double decreases, and you'll finish off with the super-fun I-cord donuts.

Video tutorials are available for the Chinese Waitress Cast-On, Lateral Braid and I-Cord Donuts.

Pattern uses from 165 - 200 yds of solid main color and about 75 yds of contrast color.


22 st and 28 rows = 4" in pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Moderately slouchy - 9" diameter and 63/4" drop
  • More slouchy - 11" diameter and 8" drop
  • 21" brim circumference for both sizes


  • US 6/4mm 16"circular and
  • US 6/4mm 24"circular for Magic Loop or
  • US 6/4mm double pointed needles
  • Size F/3.75mm crochet hook for cast-on
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Noro Silk Garden Lite/ Cascade Venezia Sport