Poplar Slouch by Sarah Lehto

Poplar Slouch

October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
170 - 250 yards (155 - 229 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult, Large Adult)
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The name for this hat came from the way the lace resembles poplar tree leaves. We have a lot of poplars in Minnesota and right now they are in peak autumn color. This is the first pattern I’ve designed using my own hand spun yarn, and I’ve included my spinning notes for those who wish to spin a similar yarn. I’ve also written the pattern for a commercial dk weight yarn so you can knit one up from the yarn in your stash!

Commercial Yarn
Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash(100% merino wool; 125y/114m per 50g skein); 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins (12008 aran, hand dyed)

Handspun Version
Fiber: Edgewood Garden Studio (Corriedale Cross Wool, 4oz/113 grams); 1 braid Ripening Peaches

Yarn Description: 2 ply, 11 WPI, worsted draft with short forward draw, finished by snapping

4.5mm/US 7 16 inch/40cm circular needle
4.5mm/US 7 DPNs

stitch marker
yarn needle

21 sts / 28.5 rounds = 4 inches (10cm) square using 4.5mm/US 7 needles

Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult, Large Adult)

Finished Measurements
Approximately 13.75 (15.25, 16.75, 18.25, 19.75)“ circumference, unstretched
Approximately 7 (8.25, 8.75, 9.75, 10.75)” height