Thursday, 8 March 2012

Stephanie's Knit Slouch Hat

My lovely and amazing friend Jen asked me to knit her a slouchy hat, and there is nothing I like more then a knitting project that doesn't take what seems like 10 years. This quick knit took less then two evenings relaxing in front of the TV, even while being on watch for the stealthily sneak of a kitten who finds yarn irresistibly attackable.

This is my first time attempting my own pattern... so all of you avid knitters out there aren't allowed to judge my poor pattern writing skills. So for everyone else 27 going on 60...here it goes:

Materials used: 
1 Ball of Vanna's Choice Yarn in Mustard (or whatever colour suits your fancy)
Size 10 circular needles
Size 10 DPN's for decreasing

Getting Started:
Cast On 64 stitches and join in the round (or any multiple of 8 to fit your head)


Brim: 
K2, P2 all the way round
Repeat until piece measures approx. 1"

Pattern:
Round 1: K all stitches
Round 2: YO, K2Tog, repeat until end of round
Repeat Rounds 1-2 until total piece measures 7-8 inches (depending on just how slouchy you want it to be... or how much of a hipster you are??) 

Decrease: 
Round 1: K all stitches
Round 2: [YO, K2Tog]x3, K2Tog, repeat until end of round
Round 3: K all stitches
Round 4: [YO, K2Tog]x2, YO K3Tog, repeat until end of round
Round 5: K all stitches
Round 6: [YO, K2Tog]x2, K2Tog, repeat until end of round
Round 7: K all stitches
Round 8: YO, K2Tog, YO, K3Tog, repeat until end of round
Round 9: K all stitches
Round 10: YO, K2Togx2, repeat until end of round
Round 11: K all stitches
Round 12: YO, K3Tog, repeat until end of round
Round 13: K all stitches
Round 14: K2Tog, repeat until end of round

Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches... secure yarn and weave in ends. Voila!



This actually turned out great... time to make myself one! 


7 comments:

  1. Oohhhhhh I LOVE this!!! I've also vowed to never knit with tiny yarn again, so this is perfect. Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Glad you like it! It is a fun, quick knit, and agreed.... I much prefer bigger yarn. :) ~Stephanie

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  2. I love making hats with this stitch, especially baby hats. I use a k1p1 cast on that makes a super-stretchy ribbing that matches the give of the hat so the hats fit from birth up to one year or so!

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  3. I love making hats with this stitch, especially baby hats. I use a k1p1 cast on that makes a super-stretchy ribbing that matches the give of the hat so the hats fit from birth up to one year or so!

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  4. Just came across your pattern on Pinterest! Looks great, cant wait to cast on.

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  5. What is the circumference for the circular needles?

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