Montana slouch

I knit this hat up for my daughter to wear on our trip to snowy Montana this winter 🙂

Yarn: Woolfolk Flette – 2 skeins (131 yds/ea) in color #27

Needles: US 6s and 4s (for ribbing) – 16″ circulars and dpns

Pattern: I improvised this pattern:

Cast on 102 sts (however, the hat was way too loose at the brim – next time, I would cast on only 92 sts)
Knit in twisted rib for 1″ (I’d like a wider brim, so next time, I’d knit 1 3/4-2″)
Stockinette stitch until hat is 8.5″, then decrease as follows:
R1: *K5, K2tog; rep from * to end
R2 and all even rnds: K to end
R3: *K4, K2tog; rep from * to end
R5: *K3, K2tog; rep from * to end
R7: *K2, K2tog; rep from * to end
R9: *K1, K2tog; rep from * to end
R11: *K2tog; rep from * to end
Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches, cinch yarn to close top of hat, weave in ends.

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2 comments on “Montana slouch

  1. I think I have improvised something very similar— I was recently teaching a few 8-to-12-year-olds how to knit for 4H, using the yarn they had picked up with their moms, and the “stockinette for as long as possible with rapid decreases at the end” thing just made too much sense. 🙂 Cute hat!!!

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