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Slouchy hats are all the rage! Here is my version with big, bold cables.
This hat is a super quick knit on DPNs and circular needles. Big, dramatic cables make for a striking and comfy hat. Chunky ribbed brim can be folded up or left as is for maximum slouchiness.
The top of the hat has decreases that create a cool, decorative flower effect. Your hat will look great as you are coming and going.
Plus, this hat uses less than 2 hanks of yarn!
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Finished Knit Measurements: Circumference is approx 16 ½" [42 cm] unstretched at brim; stretches to 24" [61 cm]. Approx 10 ½" [26.5 cm] total height.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Swish Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [137 yds/125 m] per hank): 2 hanks in Cashew #24369.
Pattern Gauge: Widest part of 12-st Wide Cable Panel = 2 ½" [6.5 cm] and approx 16 rnds = 3" [7.5 cm] on size 10 ½ [6.5 mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on US size 10 - 11 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 274 yds [250 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Misti Alpaca Chunky
Cascade 128 Superwash
Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky
Karabella Yarns Aurora 8
Berroco Vintage™ Chunky
Mirasol Yarn Sulka
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; (Optional; you can just use DPNs if you prefer) 1 - 24" circular needle in Size 10 ½ [6.5mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Vivian Brown on 27th Jan 2015
I did this hat in a matter of hours. It turned out great. Now I'm trying it with a dk weight yarn and it looks pretty good.
Posted by Michele on 16th Feb 2014
This hat is beautiful when finished. It works up well with a very small, very minor issue. When you begin to decrease, the stitch count is off. The printed stitches in the pattern are 100% accurate. So after I ripped it out once and repeated the pattern as written (ignoring the stitch count) it worked out well. So well I made 3 more in various colors as gifts. I cannot wait to begin the other projects purchased from this designer.
Posted by Helene on 1st Jul 2013
I knitted two last weekend and the girls love them. My 11 year old granddaughter said they look very dainty as L did them in white
Posted by Vivian Brown on 15th Jun 2013
Easy to follow instructions. Whipped up hat in less than a day. Will be part of Christmas presents.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Feb 2013
Easy to make following her great instructions. Looked great when finished and my daughter loved it.
Posted by Anya on 1st Nov 2012
Hat pattern was very easy to follow and the instructions are written well. Everyone I know now wants one...it's going to eat up my whole stash! Definitley going be ordering more patterns from this site! Took one day to make and less than two skeins. Love love love it!!!
Posted by Laurie on 28th Oct 2012
I made this hat for my niece in a beautiful shade of purple (her favorite color). The instructions were easy to follow and the hat knitted up quick and easy! What more could you ask for! Love it! Will definitely order from SweaterBabe again.
Posted by Unknown on 24th Oct 2012
made this for my sister and now am starting on me one. I love all of these easy to follow instructions and beautiful patterns...Very satisfied customer:)
Posted by Brenda Rawlings on 22nd Oct 2012
This was an amazing hat to knit!!
I had no problem with it.
Easy to follow no complaints!!!!
Will purchase from this designer again!!!!!
Posted by Donna on 1st Oct 2012
I made this hat for my daughter and she love it.It seems that slouchy hat are in. I saw her wearing a white one and I made her a blue and gray one in two days.