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Seedy Slouch Hat

Christa Knits
Knitting
July 2008
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in Seed stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
131 - 142 yards (120 - 130 m)
Adult
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This reversible hat is knit in the round from the top down.

I am wearing it with the knit side of the linen stitch facing out, and in the photograph showing it alone, it has the woven side of the linen stitch facing out.

A relaxed gauge keeps it nice and slouchy, and for those of us with larger skulls, there is plenty of room to block it a bit bigger!

I have knit this in both solid and painted colours of the Malabrigo Silky Wool, and they are alllll delicious!

If you are looking for yarn substitutions, a similar weight yarn with wool blended with silk, tencel, or another slippery/shiny fibre would be gorgeous! 100% wool could work too, though I’d recommend swatching.

100% alpaca or other non-bouncy fibres wouldn’t be the best choice, as the band needs some amount of cling and recovery to keep the hat on your head instead of slipping over your eyes!