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Slouchy Hat Pattern

Published by Shana | Filed under Free, Knitting, Patterns

I made a Star Crossed beret and had a coworker ask for one for his wife. Since knitting the exact same thing twice in one week sounds about as much fun as rollerskating in traffic, I decided to modify the pattern for a slip stitch pattern. The yarn I used has a nice gloss to it due to the bamboo, so a flatter design would compliment it.

Putting this forth as a pattern is a bit silly, since it’s really just a variation, but hey, it’s free. The complaint department is standing by.

Knit slouchy hat

Slouchy

Fair Verona Slouchy Beret Pattern

Size: Adult woman

Gauge: 6 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in pattern

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns, Lana Bambu (79% wool, 21% bamboo), 55 grams (just over half a skein)
  • US Size 11 Circular Needle, 24 inches
  • Cable Needle (I used one of my dpns)
  • US Size10 DPNS
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations

  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • M1 – Make One
  • K2tog – Knit two together
  • WYIF – With yarn in front
Hat from front

The "I hate having my photo taken" expression

Directions

Cable cast on 72 sts using a US Size 10 circular. Join for working in the round and place a marker at the end of the round.

Work in 1×1 rib (K1, P1) for five rounds. Change to a US Size 11 circular.

Work rounds 1-12 of pattern.

Pattern

  1. *K4, sl2 wyif* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  2. *K3, sl2 wyif, k1* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  3. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  4. *K1, sl2 wyif, k3* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  5. *Sl2 wyif, k4* Repeat from * to * to complete round. Slip last st from right needle back to left.
  6. *Sl2 wyif, k4* Repeat from * to * to last st, k1.
  7. Knit the full round.
  8. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  9. *K3, sl2 wyif, k1* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  10. K5 *sl2 wyif, k4* Repeat from * to * to last st, k1.
  11. *Sl2 wyif, k4* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  12. *K1, sl2 wyif, k3* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  13. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.

Increase round: *K2, M1, repeat from * to the end of the round – 108 total

Repeat rounds 1-13 of the pattern.

Knit one round.

Repeat rounds 1-6 of the pattern.

Slipped stitch-riffic

Decreases

  • *K7, k2tog* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  • *K2, sl2 wyif, k2tog* Repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K3, sl2 wyif* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  • K2tog, k2, *sl2 wyif, k2tog, k1* Repeat from * to * to last stitch, slip las stitch wyif.
  • Sl1wyif, k2tog, k1 *sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. [Sl2 wyif, k2tog, *sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * 2 more times.] Repeat between brackets to end. 60 sts remain
  • *K10, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K9, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K8, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K7, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K6, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K4, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K3, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K2, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • *K1, K2tog, repeat from * to the end of the round.
  • K2tog to the end of the round. 6 sts remain.

Break yarn and pull through the remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Block over a dinner plate.

Here’s the hat that inspired it all. Natalie Larson makes other cool things, too. Go be her friend.

I have been told this looks neither like a chef hat or a Smurf hat.

  1. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  1. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  1. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  1. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  1. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  1. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.
  1. *K2, sl2 wyif, k2* Repeat from * to * to complete round.

Star Crossed

Slouchy Hat Pattern, 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
February 9th, 2011
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7 Responses to “Slouchy Hat Pattern”

  1. steph Says:

    I love the new version…winter is coming, so it is looking good to me! thanks smiley

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  2. Shirley Says:

    I don't see a definition for the abbreviation 'wyif'.  Can someone tell me what that means?  Thanks!

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  3. shana Says:

    With Yarn in Front. You hold the yarn in front of the stitches as you slip them so it runs across the right side.

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  4. rachel Says:

    Both of these hats are gorgeous! Thanks for the pattern!

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  5. Margaret Benak Says:

    I have a picture of the cream colored slouchy hat (adore it), but no instructions. Would it be possible to get them? Also, I have started the brown one—which I do not like so well as light one—but I do not understand one of the instructions–when it says wyif then knit 12,3, or 4, does that mean to put the yarn in front for all of those stitches? Also, slide 2, knit or purl direction? Okay, so 2 instructions. Sorry. Margaret

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  6. Linda E Arbesman Says:

    Margaret Benak wrote on April 9, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. asking for clarification of two items of instruction for the star crossed slouch baret and also asked for directions for the natural colored one. Was her questions ever answered? I’d also like to know. I hope to hear from someone. Thank you, Linda

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  7. Shana Says:

    The other pattern was not written by me. There is a link a the bottom of the post.

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