A simple hat with two different options; a beanie worked in a wonderfully textured lacy pattern or a slouchy toque with lace panels and pompoms. The all-over stitch pattern on the Lacy Beanie is perfect for highlighting hand dyed and variegated yarns as the texture helps reduce pooling. The slouchy toque has a relaxed fit that won’t crush your ‘do and who doesn’t love little pompoms?!
Both versions of this hat are worked from the bottom up in the round. Both written and charted instructions are included for the lace pattern and decrease section.
Lacy Beanie - XS (15.5/39.5) S (17/43), M (18.5/47), L (19.75/50) inches/cm.
Pompom Slouch - XS (16.75/42.5) S (18.25/46.5), M (19.75/50), L (21.25/54) inches/cm.
To fit head circumference: XS (17/43 to 19/48.5) S (19/48.5 to 21/53.5), M (21/53.5 to 23/58.5), L (22/56 +) inches/cm.
Lacy Beanie shown in S and Pompom Slouch shown in M, both modeled on a 21 inch/53.5cm head.
Lacy Beanie - 23 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm in 3x1 rib with US 6/4mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pompom Slouch - 21 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette stitch with US 6/4mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Lacy Beanie - madelinetosh tosh merino dk, 100% Merino, 225 yards shown in Lichen - approx. 137 [150, 164, 178] yards
Pompom Slouch - Malabrigo Superfine Merino, 100% Merino, 168 yards, 50gm shown in Persia - approx. 143 [156, 168, 182] yards
US 5/3.75mm 16 inch circular needle and/or a longer circular for magic loop or double-point needles
US 6/4mm double-point needles for I-cord
Both Sizes - US 6/4mm 16 inch circular needle and/or a longer circular for magic loop or double-point needles
Thanks to my lovely tech editor, Kate Vanover and my awesome test knitters!