RIDGE BIG SLOUCHIE HAT
really big hat!
This is becoming my fave sitting-at-the-computer-where-its-cold
hat. Covers forehead, ears, back of the neck in cozy but lightweight
warmth -- sort of like a giant wooly shower cap! However, if you
would prefer an overall smaller size, use a smaller needle, e.g.
size 8 (5 mm) & 10 (7 mm), or even size 8 (5 mm) throughout. Also,
see Finishing Note at end of pattern for the possibility of felting
the hat to reduce the size." -- Kathy North
Finished size: One size (Teen/Adult) 21 brim circumference (unstretched),
will stretch up to 25 circumference ; 9 deep (unstretched) ; 12.5
yds. worsted wt. wool
or wool-blend yarn
Sample shown in Brown Sheep
Lambs Pride Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair 190 yds. per skein)
color M-51 Winter Blue
Circular needles (16 length) in size 8 (5 mm) and size 11 (8 mm) --
or size needed to achieve gauge
4 (or 5) double-pointed needles (dpns) size 11 (8 mm)
Gauge: 12 sts & 16 rows = 4 in stockinette st on size 11 (8 mm)
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO),
knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), loop (lp), purl (p), purl two
together (p2tog), repeat (rep), skip (sk), slip (sl), stitch (st),
yarn over (yo)
worked in-the-round from ribbing to crown, in alternating bands of
stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch. Stitches are increased
just above the ribbing and are decreased at top of crown.
counter is useful for keeping track of rounds in this pattern.
one (M1) increase: make backwards loop of yarn over right thumb and
place it on to right needle. Knit into this new stitch when you come
to it on next round.
smaller circular needle, CO 72 sts. Join for circular knitting,
placing marker to note beginning of rounds.
1-6: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
to larger circular needle.
(inc rnd): *K1, M1, k1, k2, rep from * around (90 sts)
(inc rnd): *K3, k1, M1, k1, rep from * around (108 sts)
19-42: Rep Rnds 13-18.
change to dpns when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular
(dec rnd): *P25, p2tog, rep from * around (104 sts)
(dec rnd): *P24, p2tog, rep from * around (100 sts)
(dec rnd): *K8, k2tog, rep from * around (90 sts)
(dec rnd): *P7, p2tog, rep from * around (80 sts)
(dec rnd): *P6, p2tog, rep from * around (70 sts)
(dec rnd): *K5, k2tog, rep from * around (60 sts)
(dec rnd): *P4, p2tog, rep from * around (50 sts)
(dec rnd): *P3, p2tog, rep from * around (40 sts)
(dec rnd): *K2, k2tog, rep from * around (30 sts)
(dec rnd): *K1, k2tog, rep from * around (20 sts)
(dec rnd): *K2tog, rep from * around (10 sts)
yarn, leaving 12 tail. Run tail through rem sts on ndl and gather
to close. Weave in all tails.
Finishing note: if your hat is a bit too baggy and is made of 100%
wool, it can be fulled or felted carefully to reduce the overall
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