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Sarah's Slouch

Knitting
February 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with yarn held double, see notes
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
95 - 464 yards (87 - 424 m)
14, 17, 20, 23 in/ 35.5, 43.25, 51, 58.5 cm
This pattern is available for free.

A Hat designed for my friend’s birthday. We both felt this pattern should be offered for free, so here it is!

Slouchy Hats are in fashion, and Garter Stitch slouchy Hats are the ‘must have’. What makes this Hat so special is the colour combination – how you use the yarns and colours and how you combine them creates this unique style.

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Pattern was updated on 02/12/14 - please download the latest version.

Yarn
1st yarn: 22 (32, 42, 53) g/87 (125, 168, 212) m/95 (137, 184, 232) yd BabyLongLegs Semi~Precious 4ply 
2nd yarn: 37 (52, 70, 89) g/87 (125, 168, 212) m/95 (137, 184, 232) yd assorted DK/sports weight yarns 
(Hat is knitted with both yarns held together throughout) 

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Set 5.5mm/UK5/US9 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers as necessary
Tapestry needle 

Gauge
18 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Garter.St 
16 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 5.5mm needles over Garter.St

Sizes
To fit size: 14 (17, 20, 23) in/ 35.5 (43.25, 51, 58.5) cm 
Finished size: 11 (13.25, 15.5, 17.75) in/ 28 (33.75, 40, 45) cm

Sample details
Shown in BabyLongLegs Semi~Precious 4ply (437yd/400m per 100g; 50% merino, 50% silk) and assorted DK/sport weight oddments

Shown in 23in/58.5cm on model with 22in/55.25cm circumference head

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases

Note
By using 2 strands of yarn held together – one 4ply/sock, the other DK/sport – we can build a beautiful Hat with graduating colours.

The 4ply yarn was the one constant throughout the Hat. Dyed as a semi-solid by BabyLongLegs, it created the base for all the other yarns to blend with. I recommend using a single yarn for the base, and a solid or semi-solid is ideal.

The 2nd strand, the DK/sports yarn, was created using oddments of yarn, all of the same weight and co-ordinating colours, joined together using the spit splice method. You can join them all together before you start, creating a skein to the approximate weight/yardage required, or you can join them as you go. I did the latter: I found it allowed me to be more creative with the placement of colours.

Published February 2012
Product code: WW190FSarah’sSlouch