Slinky Hat by Lauren Adams

Slinky Hat

February 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Inspired by all the floppy caps that have been cropping up on Ravelry and sock yarn that’s too pretty to put on one’s feet.

Possible yarn substitutions: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (2 skeins), Noro Silk Garden Sock or Kureyon Sock (1 skein), or Kauni Multicolor (1 large skein).

Note: This hat is intended to be loose-fitting, and I apparently have a bigger noggin (or, more likely, way more hair) than many of you! If you want a snugger fit, cast on any multiple of ten stitches and it’ll come out just the same, except your stitch counts for the decrease rows will be slightly different.