Maple Slouch by Holly Priestley

Maple Slouch

Knitting
December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
to fit head circumference 21-23”/53.3-58.5cm
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The Maple Slouch comes in two versions – one with lace and garter stripes and one with a single lace panel surrounded by a garter stitch body. Both are a great introduction to following charts and working lace. Not to mention this hat is a quick knit and perfect for that single skein you have lying around!

The instructions for the lace and crown shaping are charted.

Materials:
US 6 (4 mm) 16” circular (cir) needle
US 8 (5 mm) 16” cir needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
1 skein Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino DK
5 Stitch markers
Darning needle

Abbreviations:
CO – cast on
Inc – increase
K – knit
K2tog – knit the next 2 sts together
P – purl
P2tog – purl the next 2 sts together
Rnd(s) – round(s)
S2kpsso – slip the next 2 sts knitwise, k1, pass the slipped sts over
Ssk – slip, slip, knit
Ssp – slip, slip, purl
St(s) – stitch(es)
Yo – yarn over