Barista Slouch Hat by Rebecca Langford

Barista Slouch Hat

September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 increase rounds (beginning with 10 HDC) = 3.75"
4.0 mm (G)
290 - 300 yards (265 - 274 m)
One Size (teen / adult small)
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This pattern is available for free.

This season I’m experimenting with different shapes of slouch, and this pattern has a rounder, more “droopy” look to it than my patterns from previous seasons. It’s worked from the top-down but uses the faux-cinched method I tend to favor, but amped up a bit. We’re cramming so many stitches into those first few rounds that you might be thinking “yeah right, Rebecca” as you’re getting started, but trust me, just get through those first rounds and it will get easier and the finished look will be so worth it.

For this pattern I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Vanna’s Style, a #3 weight (not to be confused with Vanna’s Choice, which is a #4 aran). It has beautiful stitch definition and drape which is perfect for this hat.

My model is rocking this hat with her natural waves, but it would also look gorgeous over cascading curls or even a loose braid.