Alternating Current Slouch in two weights by Amanda Bell
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Alternating Current Slouch in two weights

Knitting
October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
*See notes for more information*
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 275 yards (146 - 251 m)
Adult S (L), with options for more or less slouch
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Pattern includes instructions for both fingering weight and light worsted weight!

Gauge
Worsted 17 sts and 28 rnds = 4″/10cm Airy Cable pattern on larger needles
Fingering 32 sts and 36 rnds = 4″/10cm in Airy Cable pattern on larger needles

Sizing
Band Circumference S (L): 16 (18)″/40.5 (46)cm, unstretched; 22 (24)″/56 (61)cm, stretched
Depth (Less slouch, slouchier): 8 (9)″/20 (23)cm

Materials - S/less slouch (S/slouchier, L/less slouch, L/slouchier):
Worsted 160 (175, 175, 190)yd/146 (160, 160, 174)m light worsted weight yarn; US 6/4mm circular needle; US 7/4.5mm circular needle (and DPNs if desired for working crown) or size needed to obtain gauge; stitch marker; darning needle
Fingering 225 (250, 250, 275)yd/206 (229, 229, 252)m fingering weight yarn; US 2/2.75mm circular needle; US 4/3.5mm circular needle (and DPNs if desired for working crown) or size needed to obtain gauge; stitch marker; darning needle

The Alternating Current Slouch is an all-seasons hat written for two weights of yarn in two sizes with two “slouch levels” each, for a total of eight options. Sample photos both show size L, slouchier, on a 22-23” head. The brighter aqua version (top 4 photos) is in fingering weight yarn; the darker teal is in light worsted.

Mini-cables and simple lace are combined for an engaging, but not taxing, allover stitch pattern. Both written and charted instructions are provided.

Please note: the worsted weight sample is knit in a slinky bamboo blend; a similar yarn is recommended for substitutions. Try a DK weight at yarn the same gauge if you’d like to use 100% wool or another more substantial base.