Jay Street Slouch by Caryl Pierre

Jay Street Slouch

February 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
S/M and M/L
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I designed this hat as part of the Ravelympics 2010 Designer Original Dance event. I named it the Jay Street Slouch as the inspiration for this hat came as I was standing on the Jay St-Borough Hall platform (in NYC) waiting for the F train.

Thanks to all my test knitters: adriennec, hellskitsch, knittygrrlku, irunnaked and pikkle. I couldn’t have done this without you.

Skill Level: Intermediate or adventurous beginner

Sizes: Woman’s Small/Medium (up to approx. 20” head circumference), Woman’s Medium/Large (up to approx 23”). Directions are written for size S/M with changes for size M/L in parentheses

Gauge: 16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked over larger needles


  • Size 5.5mm (US 9) and size 5mm (US 8) circular or double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Approx. 12-13 stitch markers (optional)
  • Tapestry needle

Yarn: approx. 150-200 yards of worsted weight yarn.
(Used in photo: Malabrigo Merino Worsted; colorway – Rhodesian)