Softyak Slouch Hat by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
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Softyak Slouch Hat

Knitting
March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
Adult Medium & Large
This pattern is available for free.

Take our favorite Basic Beanie and give it a few little tweaks—a little stitch pattern, a little stripe, a little slouch—and what do you get? This handsome topper! A textured ‘granite ridge’ stitch outlines a color-blocked band that can be as be as quiet or bold as you please. With a casually rolled brim, it has just the right amount of easy-going charm.

In Rowan’s Softyak DK, the coolness of cotton is blended with clouds of downy yak fiber. Due to its touch of nylon and the chainette construction, it knits into a gently springy fabric (with a lovely drape after a nice rinse). The cotton and yak fibers absorb color differently, so the palette is made up of pretty shades and slight mélange effects. And it’s durable, washable, and oh-so-soft.


FINISHED SIZE
Adult medium: 18½”/47cm circumference;
Adult large: 20”/51cm circumference.
Note: Hat will stretch to fit head 2–4”/5–10cm larger than finished circumference.
Directions given for medium size, with large size in parentheses ( ).

YARN
2 skeins Rowan Softyak DK (148yds/135m each), 1 each in 2 colors. Designate Colors A and B; our sample used Colors 230 (A) and 232 (B).

Or, in an equivalent DK-weight yarn, approx. 135 (150) yds/123 (137)m of Color A and 45 (50) yds/41 (46)m of Color B.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 (4.5mm) 16”/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 6 (4mm) 16”/40cm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
5 stitch markers, 1 in a contrast color.
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Approx. 22 sts = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch.