Saturday, November 7, 2009

Julia's Slouchy Beanie Pattern



Julia and I had seen a few slouchy hats in the clothing shops at the mall and I figured this would be easy to make. I had the perfect yarn for this project -- the gorgeous Tanis Fiber Arts yarn I picked up at the Waterloo County Knitter's Fair in September. Julia loves orange and this yarn has the most beautiful shades of that colour. Too bad the photos can't really do it justice. I include the pattern below for your enjoyment.

Size: teen or adult small. Final circumference is 51cm/20in but will stretch to 56cm/22in.

Yarn: 1 skein Tanis Fiber Arts Hand Dyed Yarn (100% superwash merino wool), Green Label Aran Weight (115g/4oz, 196m/215yds per skein) in Orange Blossom.

Gauge: 20 stitches and 26 rows over 10cm/4in square using larger needles.

Needles: 3.75mm and 4.5mm (set of 4 double-pointed needles or 2 circular needles) or size to achieve gauge.

Abbreviations:
K: knit
K2tog: knit 2 together
M1: make one new stitch by picking up, twisting and knitting through bar on previous row

Instructions for Hat:

With smaller needles, cast on 88 stitches. Join in a round, making sure the row is not twisted and do 10 rounds of 2x2 rib (K2, P2 around).

Change to larger needles and start stockinette stitch, knitting every row in the round. In the first round, increase 11 stitches as follows: (K8, M1) 11 times. (99 stitches)

Continue in stockinette stitch until the hat measures 24cm/9.5in from the beginning.

Start shaping for crown.
First round: (K9, K2tog) 9 times. (90 stitches)
Next round: Knit.
Next round: (K8, K2tog) 9 times. (81 stitches)
Next round: Knit.
Next round: (K7, K2tog) 9 times. (72 stitches)
Next round: Knit.
Next round: (K6, K2tog) 9 times. (63 stitches)
Next round: Knit
Next round: (K5, K2tog) 9 times. (54 stitches)
Next round: (K4, K2tog) 9 times. (45 stitches)
Next round: (K3, K2tog) 9 times. (36 stitches)
Next round: (K2, K2tog) 9 times. (27 stitches)
Next round: (K1, K2tog) 9 times. (18 stitches)
Next round: K2tog 9 times. (9 stitches)

Draw yarn through all 9 remaining stitches and close tight. Secure yarn in a knot. Weave in ends.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

slouchy hats are all the rage aren't they! I'm working on a slouchy beret.

Tanis said...

Looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.

jill said...

Beautiful colour! Very nice. I had no idea that slouchy hats were in style though. I prefer a visor to keep the sun off. :)

dori said...

Great hat! I just finished onein Rasta colors (3 wide stripes of green, yellow and red) for my daughter's boyfriend - I never saw a guy smile so much! He couldn't find anything like this, and it was exactly like he wanted. My search for slouchy hats netted me no patterns I liked until I saw this one! Thanks for sharing. Love your items.

Crysalis Jewelry Design said...

Thank you so very much for sharing this pattern..it is simple to understand as I haven't knitted for years but my grandaughter Taysha reall wanted a slouchy Beanie..Thanks again....Debbie

Lori Thorne said...

This is a really cool hat! I will be trying to make one for my daughter and sons! I know that they will love them! Thanks for sharing your pattern with all of us!

Anonymous said...

I was not sure what size to knit a slouchy beanie for a teen. I was thrilled to find your pattern. It is the most straightforward and easy to follow. Will be starting this real soon to complete gift sets. Thanks!