Slouchy Hat Pattern

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

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

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 1x1 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.

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.

  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.