the Nico Slouch hat by Tif Neilan - tif handknits -

the Nico Slouch hat

Knitting
March 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ DK
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in herringbone stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
75 - 160 yards (69 - 146 m)
toddler, child, adult regular & adult large
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the Nico Slouch hat pattern is designed with three levels of slouch for you to choose from! Pick little bit of slouch for a winter beanie or give me all the slouch for a fun wear anytime piece! Moderate slouch falls right in the middle

Sample hats were knit using a strand of Fiber for the People BFL DK held with 2 ply sock to achieve a heavy worsted / Aran weight yarn

*Little bit of slouch:* designed to fit more like a slightly slouchy Winter hat / beanie
Finished width at center (measured flat) 6.75” / 7.75” / 8.75” / 9.75”

*Moderate slouch:* designed to fit with obvious slouch
Finished width at center (measured flat) 7.75” / 8.75” / 9.75” / 10.75”

*Give me all the slouch:* designed to fit with maximum slouch like a newsboy cap or beret. Less of a Winter hat & more of a fashion / wear anytime piece!
Finished width at center (measured flat) 8.75” / 9.75” / 10.75” / 11.75”

Sizes included in the pattern:
Toddler approx 7.5” flat at herringbone fits 18” head
Child approx 8.5 flat at herringbone fits 20” head
Adult reg approx 9.5” flat at herringbone fits 22” head
Adult large approx 10.5” flat at herringbone fits 23-24” head

Gauge info

	18 sts /  20 rows in herringbone stitch
	18 sts / 22 rows in textured pattern on size 9 needles
	16 sts / 19 rows in textured pattern on size 10 needles

Yarn and Notions

Heavy worsted or aran weight yarn (sample is knit with dk + sock held together)

If you’d like to do the same, plan for the yardage amounts listed below for both yarns

Toddler: 75 - 95 yards depending on amount of slouch
Child: 95 - 120 yards depending on slouch
Adult reg: 115 - 135 yards depending on slouch
Adult large: 130 - 160 yards depending on slouch

US size 10.5 OR size needed to get gauge (for the herringbone) 16” circular for adult sizes + 30” circular for magic loop method during decreases - US size 10.5 needle (for the herringbone) 30” circular for child size (magic loop method)

US size 10 needle (for the body) 16” circular, or size to get gauge for “give me all the slouch”

US size 9 needle (for the body) 16” circular, or size to get gauge for “little bit of slouch” and “moderate slouch”
Alternatively, you can use dpns as needed if prefer