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What a Slouch Hat


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Knitted from the bottom up and in the round, this fun hat is available in Adult S/M and Adult L/XL with optional 9.5 or 10.5 inches in depth. The pattern walks you through the stripe changes and how to make a slouchier hat, if you prefer. (Hat can also be knitted out of a solid or semi-solid color without the stripes.) Gauge is 4.5 sts and 6 rounds to an inch on a US 7 needle or size needed to get gauge. Because this hat is meant to be slouchy, it is all knit on the same size needle. The first 1.5 inches forms the rolled brim. You can wear the hat further down to cover your ears or set back on the head. The green and cream version is the adult size L/XL in a 10.5 inch depth. It is knitted out of Knit Picks Swish Worsted. The blue and cream version is the adult size L/XL in a 10.5 inch depth. It is knitted out of Berroco Vintage. The Earth tone hat is adult Adult S/M in a 10.5 inch depth. It is knitted out of Dream in Color Classy. The semi-solid black hat is Adult S/M in a 9.5 inch depth. It is knitted out of Madelinetosh Tosk DK. (If using a DK weight, be sure to swatch to get gauge.) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY What a Slouch is knitted in the round and involves DPNs. You can knit in a solid color or follow the instructions for stripes, which involves changing colors. GAUGE 4.5 sts and 6 rows per inch on US 7 (or size needed to get gauge) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult S/M (Adult L/XL); Finished Circumference: 20 (22.5) inches; To Fit: 20-21 (22.5-23.5) inches

Recommended with this pattern

  • 205-250 yards of light worsted weight yarn/heavy DK
  • See notes for specifics on yarn used in samples
  • US size 7 16 inch circulars; US size 7 DPNs

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