Serpentine Hat by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits)

Serpentine Hat

August 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 - 300 yards (137 - 274 m)
Finished Sizes: S (M, L) 17.5 (19.5, 21.5)” circumference. (Shown in size Medium/19.5”) / To Fit Sizes up to a 20 (22, 24)” head circumference.
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Pattern #11 from the Shades of Green Collection

The serpentine stone gets its name from the word “serpent” because it often has a mottled or scale-like appearance. It comes in a range of tones including brown-reds, brown-yellow, greens, and even white. Meditation over serpentine is said to help one find inner peace. Other uses of the stone include protection against poisonous creatures, balancing of mood swings, and the ability to find peaceful solution to conflict.

The photos for the Serpentine hat show a beanie, however, the design is very easily lengthened to create a semi slouchy, or slouch style hat. The pattern will note how many repeats to work for your preferred style.

Remember that a beanie takes less yarn than a slouch hat. Make certain to read the materials section correctly before you begin knitting!
Slouch hats are often worn looser than beanies. If you opt to make a beanie you may want to select a size that will fit you snuggly. Alternately, if you want your end result to be a slouchy hat you might consider going up a size.