Rubus Slouch by Sandy Holdaway
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Rubus Slouch

May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 240 yards (101 - 219 m)
18" 20" 22" 24"
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Rubus Slouch in its ruby coloured yarn reminded me of raspberries, ‘Rubus’ being the plant family that the raspberry belongs. I have many happy memories of berry picking as a child, we would return to the kitchen with our haul and mum would put them into a pie with some apples.

This pattern is written for both DK/8ply and Aran weight yarns.

The hat is worked in the round, bottom up from the brim. Designed with just a subtle slouch in mind, it is easliy customised. Directions are included to measure your head with options provided to fit as a beanie or to add extra slouch.

The skill level is rated as ‘Advanced Beginner’ since the stitch pattern may be fiddly for an absolute beginner to execute, but a confident or adventurous beginner should not be discouraged.

The gathered stitch used in this pattern is based on an Estonian lace technique, a full photo tutorial is included.

Yarn requirements DK/8ply version
Toddler - 18” 130yds/120m
Child - 20” 165yds/150m
Adult - 22” 220yds/200m
Large Adult - 24” 240yds/220m

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows over 4” in stocking stitch with 4mm needles

Yarn requirements Aran version
Toddler - 18” 120yds/110m
Child - 20” 155yds/140m
Adult - 22” 185yds/170m
Large Adult - 24” 210yds/190m

Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows over 4” in stocking stitch with 5mm needles

Skills required
Yarn over
Slipped stitches
Small circumference knitting

License free
This pattern is offered license free, you are permitted to sell items that you hand knit using this pattern. All I ask is that you give credit to this pattern and don’t pass off the design as your own.