A slouchy hat in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) with a welted pattern that expands and contracts to give the piece luscious, cozy volume. The deep knit/purl texture gives body and definition to soft, luxury yarn blends, encouraging the hat to collapse into soft folds. Easy to work stitches and a simple, one-piece circular construction make this a great option for last minute gift knitting—one that travels well and is suitable for any age or gender.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.Suggested Yarns:
Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend DK, Spirit Trail Fiberworks Holda, Shalimar Honey Worsted, Briar Rose Wistful, Classic Elite Princess, Malabrigo Silky Merino, Fyberspates Scrumptious DK, The Fibre Company Acadia, Dream in Color Everlasting DK, Great Northern Yarns 100% Yak, Posh Yarn Sylvia DK, or any softly spun DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge.Finished Size:
14(17, 20, 23) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 17(20, 23, 26) inches aroundYarn requirements:
175(200, 220, 250) yardsGauge:
19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked)Needles:
size 7US (4.5 mm) circular needle and DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 5US (3.75 mm) circular needle for brim (or two sizes smaller than body needle)Note: smallest sizes will require the use of DPNs throughout; 16-inch circular needles can be used for middle sizes and 24-inch circulars for sizes above 19.5 inches