January 10, 2012

Simple Slouch Hat

This slouchy beanie is perfect for first-time knitters. Basic techniques make it a quick knit for all skill levels, and the modern style makes it the perfect gift!

YARN
One skein I Love This Yarn! (100% acrylic; 355 yards/325 meters per 198 grams) 


NEEDLES
US 9 / 5.5 mm 16" circular needle 


NOTIONS
Darning needle for weaving in ends


GAUGE
16 sts x 20 rows = 4" in stockinette


SIZES
baby (toddler, child, adult) = 14 (16, 18, 20) inches wide, un-stretched.


ABBREVIATIONS
CO = cast on
K = knit
K2TOG = knit two stitches together
RND = round
STS = stitches


DIRECTIONS
Using long tail method, CO 56 (64, 72, 80) sts. Place marker to join, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: K all STS around.

Repeat Rnd 1 until hat measures 8 (9, 10, 11) from CO edge. 
 

SHAPE CROWN
Decrease Rnd 1: K2TOG around.

Repeat Decrease Rnd 1 until you can no longer work in the round.


FINISHING
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Use darning needle to thread yarn through remaining sts. Pull yarn tight and secure.

Weave in all ends.


SHARE
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16 comments:

  1. First off, thank you for sharing your pattern. And really thank you for having it available in pdf format. Sunny

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    1. I love the pattern but on the page before you click on download it lists 4 different sizes but the downloaded pattern does not. Is there somewhere to get the pattern with the different sizes. I'd like to make one for my granddaughter. Thanks.

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  2. Thank you so much, this pattern is wonderful :)

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  3. When you say repeat round1 until it measures X from CO, what is X measured in, stitches or inches? Sorry if that is a silly question!

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    2. I'd say it's in inches, in rounds/stitches would make it pretty short. PS, there's no such thing as silly questions in knitting! For the longest time when I first started out, I had no idea that garter stitch and knit stitch were the same thing ;) hehe

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  4. In have the same question as Isabelle. I'm guessing cm, b/c inches seems huge?? Thanks

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    1. Doesn't it?? I finished mine at about 9.5" (I'm a teen) and it fits perfectly! I'm now trying to figure out when to stop for my neighbours' toddler...

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  5. When you begin decreasing, about how many rounds do you make? I'm using this pattern to make my hubs a beanie, but he doesn't want it slouchy.

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    1. Not sure this is going to work as an adapted pattern... maybe try a beanie pattern instead to get better sizing? Lots of free ones on Ravelry and elsewhere.

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  6. Has anyone tried this with a bulkier weight yarn?

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  7. Wow..great pattern...Ive been making babies and childrens hats and now I gave tnis great pattern fir us bigger kids....going to make them in all different colours and maybe add a face etc on some...thanks again.....

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  8. Such a beautifully simple pattern! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. what does it mean to "place marker to join"?

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-b8hLdPiQU

      Hope this helps with joining. Placing a marker allows you to keep track of when your round is complete.

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