Leslie Anne Hat by Brownie Knits

Leslie Anne Hat

October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Modified Slouchy Rib provided in pattern on larger needles, unblocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
150 - 240 yards (137 - 219 m)
Child (Adult S/M, Adult L/XL); Circumference to fit: 18 – 20 (20 – 22, 22 – 24) inches
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The Leslie Anne hat is the perfect fall and winter slouchy newsboy hat! The main body of the hat is knit in the round from the rib up to a modified slouchy rib. A quick center decrease at the top is perfect for those who want to add on a pom-pom. The newsboy bill is picked up from the cast-on edge and is worked gradually around to sit just near the ears. The bill is finished off with an easy-to-work applied i-cord bind off to keep the bill from rolling up. The Leslie Anne hat is a fun, yet functional, hat that comes in a child size and two adult sizes. The hat is named after my mother and reminds me of how much she loved to try on hats of all sorts and shapes.

Yardage: 150 (220, 240) yards 137 (201, 219.5) meters of worsted weight yarn

Samples knit out of Malabrigo Rios in Lavanda 066 for child size (210 yards/192 meters; 100% merino); Swans Island Pure Blends Worsted in Seasmoke YW221 for adult S/M (250 yards/229 meters; 85% organic merino wool, 15% alpaca); Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted in Sky Blue YW206 for the adult L/XL (250 yards/229 meters; 100% organic merino wool)

24 sts / 29 rounds over 1x1 rib = 4 inches, unblocked on smaller needles
20.5 sts / 28 rounds over Modified Slouchy Rib = 4 inches, unblocked and unstretched on larger needles

Pattern is written out and includes demonstration photos for the bill portion. Additionally, a video link is provided for a “live” demonstration of knitting the bill.