I promised last month that I would get you the pattern for this really fine hat by Jan Wise. After some coaxing she agreed to share her talents. Here is the pattern. NOTE: PATTERN HAS BEEN CORRECTED FOR THE TURNING ROW. jbt
Thanks Jan, and Happy Knitting to all
Slouchy Hat With Picot-Edge
Designed by Jan Wise, Mount Vernon, WA – June 24, 2009
Materials: 2 skeins Plymouth Yarn Royal Llama Silk
(shown in #1002/Gray, #1844/Moss and #1842/Denim)
(102 yds per/skein) or 200 yds worsted weight yarn
Needles: US Size 6 (4.00 mm) – 16” circular
US Size 8 (5.00 mm) – 16” circular and 5 double points
Or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 4.5 stitches = 1-inch on size 6 needles
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1-inch on size 8 needles
Sizes: Finished sizes 19.55, 20 – inches at band/opening
TERMS: Kf&b – knit front and back of stitch to make increase
K2 tog – knit two stitches together to decrease
Using the smaller circular needle, cast on 88 (90) stitches.
Leave a long tail (18-24 inches) to use when sewing up hem.
Join without twisting, place marker between first and last sts.
Rounds 1-4: Knit
Round 5 (turning row): *YO, K2tog*, repeat to end of round.
Rounds 6-10: Knit
Round 11: Purl
Round 12: Knit
Round 13: Purl
Rounds 14-15: Knit
Round 16: *YO, K2tog*, repeat to end of round.
Round 17-18: Knit
Round 19: Purl
Round 20: Knit
Round 21: Purl
Rounds 22-24: Knit
Round 25 (increase rnd):
19.55-inch Size: [(K2, k1f&b) x3, K1, K1f&b] x8 (120 sts)
20-inch Size: *K2, K1f&b*, repeat to end (120 sts)
Change to larger circular needle
Rounds 26-27: Knit
Round 28: Purl
Round 29: Knit
Round 30: Purl
Rounds 31-36: Knit
Repeat Rounds 28-36 Two more times (ending on Round 54).
Round 55: Purl
Round 56: Knit
Round 57: Purl
Rounds 58-62: Knit
Round 63 (decrease round): *K1, K2 tog*, repeat to end (80 sts)
Round 64: Purl
Round 65: Knit
Round 66: Purl
Round 67: Knit
Round 68 (decrease rnd): *K2 tog*, repeat to end (40 sts)
Round 69: Knit
Round 70 (decrease rnd): *K2 tog*, repeat to end (20 sts)
Round 71: Knit
Round 72: Purl
Round 73 (decrease rnd): *K2 tog*, repeat to end (10 sts)
Round 74: Purl
Round 75: Knit
Cut yarn. Thread tail through remaining stitches. Pull tightly and fasten off on inside of hat. Weave in end.
Turn under the hem at the bottom/beginning of the hat and sew in place with tapestry needle using the long beginning tail. Weave in ends.