The Seed Stitch Slouch (with pom-pom tutorial)
This simple slouch is quick to knit up with bulky yarn, and is satisfying to wear. You can easily modify the length to make it less/more slouchy to fit your taste.
Included last in the instructions is a tutorial on how to make pom-poms for this hat. Feel free to only print out the instructions to the hat, and just read the pom-pom instructions on the computer to save on ink.
Skill Level: Late-beginner Difficulty: Easy
Method: worked seamlessly in the round with dpns, or by using the “Magic Loop” method with 1 circular needle.
Yarn: 110 yds of a bulky/12 ply yarn (pattern seen in discontinued Alafoss Hespu-Lopi yarn);
Yarn suggested: Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi yarn.
You may need extra yarn if you add extra length to the hat.
• Set of 5 size US 9 (5.5 mm) and US 10 (6 mm) dpns; 40” or longer size US 9 and US 10 circular needles if using the “Magic Loop” Method
• 1 Darning needle
• 1 Stitch marker, or safety pin
• Large (3 3/8 inch diameter) Pom-Pom Maker (there’s a tutorial on last page using Clover’s Large Pom-Pom maker)
• A pair of scissors and some scrap yarn or thick sewing thread in a complimentary color
Measurements: approx. 10’’ wide and 9.5’’-11’’ tall (depending on length preference), not including pom-pom height.
Gauge: approx. 6 sts and 13 rows=2’’ in seed stitch pattern
K=knit P=purl St(s)= Stitch(es) Rd=Round K2tog= Knit two stitches together P2tog=Purl two stitches together DPNS= Double pointed needles