Slouchy Candle Flame hat by Sisse Holmstrup

Slouchy Candle Flame hat

February 2012
17 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
This pattern is available for free.

This is my favourite hat <3 I LOVE the Candle Flame shawl, and ever since I made it I’ve been thinking about other ways to use the beautiful candle flame stitch pattern - and a slouchy hat came to mind :-)

I used 2 strands of Semilla (BC Garn) and US size 6 circulars, but you can use whatever you like - there is detailed information on adapting the pattern to your chosen yarn and needle size, based on a gauge swatch.

Yardage depends of course on whether you use 2 strands of a lighter yarn, or 1 strand of heavier yarn - I used 2 strands and needed about 2½ skeins (50g/160m - 400 m total), which means you’d need about 200 m of a heavier yarn.

The hat is made bottom up with a double brim, and it’s really warm and toasty, great for cold winters. If you’d like a hat for spring and autumn, you could do it in a lighter yarn on larger needles :-)

The pattern is beginner friendly and lists all techniques and abbreviations, with video links to everything but knit and purl :-)

I have done my best to explain everything but please don’t hesitate to ask, should anything be unclear!

April 2013: I have just added photo tutorials for the increase and the decrease used in candle flame stitch, as these have been difficult to use for some.

Pattern is available in English and Danish.