Slouch Hat

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When I was a child I always wanted asymmetrical things. I remember my mother explaining to me that one braid and one ponytail was not what people do; she may have been right, but I made this hat slightly asymmetrical anyway.

Difficulty: Easy

Size: M[L] (shown in size L)

Finished measurements: 20 inches (50cm) [24 inches (61cm)] slightly stretched
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Materials: 122 yards [112m] Bouclé yarn

Note: I used 2 skeins of Emu Florentine [51% Wool, 44% Acrylic, 5% Nylon]; 61 yards [56 m] per skein. The ribs may show much more if knit with a different yarn.

1 set US #9/5.5mm straight needles

Gauge: 12 sts / 14 rows to 4 inches [10cm]

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Hello, I’m using your pattern for the Slouch Hat as my first short row shaping project. I understand the concept, I’ve checked out online tutorials, so feel okay there. My question is about the stitch pattern itself- is the body of the pattern k2, p2 throughout or K on RS and P on WS? Hard to tell from the pic from the yarn used (boucle). Thanks much, Heather

Hello Heather,

The pattern I used for the slouch hat uses the k2, p2 pattern for the whole hat to the crown decreases.

Thank you for knitting my pattern!

Sarah

adorable hat! How many do you cast on for adult size hat? You say you use k2, p2 pattern till the decrease, but the photo looks like it has a band then changes. Which is it, please, and thank you for sharing this pattern! I plan to make one for my adult daughters for Christmas gifts, but now I have a new grand daughter so need to make a size 6mon. too! teri

I have made two adult sizes — 20 inches and 24 inches. You should measure your head to decide which size to make of consider that 20 inches is a standard size. For the 20 inches size you should cast on 58 sts ( for the 24 inch cast on 70 sts). The hat is worked to the decrease in k2, p2 rib, the “band” change is from the short rows.

I hope you enjoy making it and your daughters enjoy wearing it.

Cheers,
Sarah

“When I was a child I always wanted asymmetrical things. I remember my mother explaining to me that one braid and one ponytail was not what people do….” March to you own drummer, Sarah. It could just be that you’re a bit (or quite a bit) ahead of the rest of the world. Nothing wrong with that. I’ve been doing it for years!

Hi,

I’m a beginner knitter and have made one hat and now I’m obsessed with other easy patterns! LOL

I love your hat, materials, the colors and the fact that I can knit it on straight needles because dpns and circulars scare me already! LOL

Your hat is a beauty! Thank you so much!

Mimi in No. CA