Slouchy Hat- Free Pattern

Slouchy Hat- Free Pattern

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Slouchy Hat

© Amanda Bryant 2018

 

Materials Used:

Mainstays Basics 100% acrylic medium (“4”) weight yarn

Size 4.5 mm 16 inch circular needle

Size 5 mm 16 inch circular needle

Size 5 mm dpn’s (set of 4)

Stitch marker (for noting the beg/end of rounds)

Yarn needle

Sizing: Adult medium

Finished Measurements: (Unstretched) Ribbed cuff 20” circumference; body of hat (at widest point) 23” circumference; total hat length (crown to bottom edge of ribbing) 10”; ribbing length 1 ½”

Gauge: 6 rounds and 5 sts= 1” (in stockinette stitch on 5 mm needle)

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

CO- cast on

st(s)- stitch(es)

K2tog- knit 2 sts together (decrease)

K- knit

P- purl

Kfb- knit into the front of the st then knit into the back of the st (increase)

Special Notes:

  • The ribbing of the hat is worked using the smaller (4.5 mm) needle, and then the larger (5 mm) needle is used for the rest of the hat.
  • Switch from the circular needle to dpn’s when there are too few stitches left to comfortably work with.
  • You can make the hat more or less slouchy by increasing or decreasing the amount of rounds worked even (round 5 repeat) for the body of the hat.

Instructions:

Beginning with the ribbing:

With size 4.5 mm circular needle, CO 97 sts

First- K2tog to join the round, K2, P1, *(K3, P1), repeat from * around (96 sts)

Next- Work in K3, P1 ribbing until 1 ½” from the beginning

The Body of the hat:

Change to size 5 mm circular needle

Round 1- K around (96 sts)

Round 2- *(K11, kfb) repeat from * around (104 sts)

Round 3- K around (104 sts)

Round 4- *(K12, kfb) repeat from * around (112 sts)

Round 5- K around (112 sts)

Repeat Round 5 until hat measures 8” from the beginning

Begin decreasing for crown (change to dpn’s when there are too few sts left on the needle to comfortably work with):

Round 1- *(K12, k2tog) repeat from * around (104 sts)

Round 2- K around (104 sts)

Round 3- *(K11, k2tog) repeat from * around (96 sts)

Round 4- K around (96 sts)

Round 5- *(K10, k2tog) repeat from * around (88 sts)

Round 6- K around (88 sts)

Round 7- *(K9, k2tog) repeat from * around (80 sts)

Round 8- K around (80 sts)

Round 9- *(K8, k2tog) repeat from * around (72 sts)

Round 10-  K around (72 sts)

Round 11- *(K7, k2tog) repeat from * around (64 sts)

Round 12- K around (64 sts)

Round 13- *(K6, k2tog) repeat from * around (56 sts)

Round 14- *(K5, k2tog) repeat from * around (48 sts)

Round 15- *(K4, k2tog) repeat from * around (40 sts)

Round 16- *(K3, k2tog) repeat from * around (32 sts)

Round 17- *(K2, k2tog) repeat from * around (24 sts)

Round 18- *(K1, k2tog) repeat from * around (16 sts)

Round 19- *(K2tog) repeat from * around (8 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Using yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the remaining 8 sts (optional, weave through these 8 sts twice). Pull the yarn tightly to close the hole. Secure yarn and weave in the end.

 

 

 

 

 

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