Knitted Destashification Slouch Hat Pattern

Destashification Slouch Hat

Destashification Slouch Hat (proudly modeled on a Basketball!)

Slouch hats seem to be the hat of choice this winter.

And stripes abound!

Stripes are perfect for using those small pieces of yarn leftover from other projects.

The grey is the same yarn used to knit the Waffle Scarf:  Vanna’s Choice in Grey Marble.

The stripes are leftover yarn, mostly worsted weight, but some sport weight doubled.

Stripes Detail

Stripes Detail

Pattern:

Notes:  The hat is knit from the brim to the top.  Decreases are hidden in the stripes.  Instructions are provided for both circular needles and straight needles (scroll down)

Each accent stripe requires approximately 5 yards of worsted weight yarn.  To use sport weight or fingering weight yarn just double it!

Hiding the decreases require they be staggered.  However, if one or two decreases are missed or a stitch or two off, do not despair (or unravel) – just move to the next row.  Knit hats do not require absolute perfection!

Materials:

  • About 150 yards of worsted weight yarn for the base color.
  • Several lengths of worsted weight yarn – each stripe requires approximately 5 yards.
  • Size 5 and 7 needles, circular 16″.

Gauge:  18 – 20 stitches per 4 inches (the hat stretches)

Striped Slouch Hat!

Striped Slouch Hat!

Circular Needle Instructions:

Cast on 108 (120 for XL) stitches on size 5 needles using base color (BC).

Place marker and then making sure that stitches are not twisted, Knit 1 Purl 1 (K1, P1) rib for 2.5 inches.

Change to size 7 needles.

Knit 2 rows with BC.  Knit 2 rows with Contrasting Color (CC).  Repeat until striped section is 6″ long (7″ for XL).

Decrease Rows:

  1. Row 1:  Knit 1 row with MC.
  2. Row 2:  With MC *Knit 10, K 2 together*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  3. Row 3:  Knit 1 row with CC.
  4. Row 4:  With CC Knit 4, *Knit 2 together, knit 9*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  5. Row 5:  Knit 1 row with MC.
  6. Row 6:  With MC  Knit 5, *K 2 together, Knit 8*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  7. Row 7:  Knit 1 row with CC.
  8. Row 8:  With CC Knit 2, *Knit 2 together, knit 7*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  9. Row 9:  Knit 1 row with MC.
  10. Row 10:  With MC Knit 4, *Knit 2 together, knit 6*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  11. Row 11:  Knit 1 row with CC.
  12. Row 12:  With CC Knit 1, *Knit 2 together, knit 5*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  13. Row 13:  Knit 1 row with MC.
  14. Row 14:  With MC Knit 3, *Knit 2 together, knit 4*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  15. Row 15:  Knit 1 row with CC.
  16. Row 16:  With CC  *Knit 2 together, knit 3*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  17. Row 17:  Knit 1 row with MC.
  18. Row 18:  With MC *Knit 1, *Knit 2 together*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  19. Row 19:  Knit 1 row with MC.
  20. Row 20:  With MC, Knit 2 together across row.

Cut yarn.  Thread onto large eyed darning needle.  Thread through remaining stitches and pull closed.  Weave end.

Weave ends of stripe yarn.

Straight Needle Instructions:

Cast on 108 (120 for XL) stitches on size 5 needles using base color (BC). 

Knit 1 Purl 1 (K1, P1) rib for 2.5 inches ending with Right Side row.

Change to size 7 needles. 

With Wrong Side facing: Purl one row with BC.  Knit one row with BC. 
Purl one row and knit one row with Contrasting Color (CC). 
Repeat until striped section is 6″ long (7″ for XL)

Decrease Rows:

  1. Row 1:  Purl 1 row with MC. 
  2. Row 2:  With MC *Knit 10, K 2 together*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  3. Row 3:  Purl 1 row with CC.
  4. Row 4:  With CC Knit 4, *Knit 2 together, knit 9*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  5. Row 5:  Purl 1 row with MC.
  6. Row 6:  With MC  Knit 5, *K 2 together, Knit 8*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  7. Row 7:  Purl 1 row with CC.
  8. Row 8:  With CC Knit 2, *Knit 2 together, knit 7*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  9. Row 9:  Purl 1 row with MC.
  10. Row 10:  With MC Knit 4, *Knit 2 together, knit 6*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  11. Row 11:  Purl 1 row with CC.
  12. Row 12:  With CC Knit 1, *Knit 2 together, knit 5*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  13. Row 13:  Purl 1 row with MC.
  14. Row 14:  With MC Knit 3, *Knit 2 together, knit 4*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  15. Row 15:  Purl 1 row with CC.
  16. Row 16:  With CC  *Knit 2 together, knit 3*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  17. Row 17:  Purl 1 row with MC.
  18. Row 18:  With MC *Knit 1, *Knit 2 together*.  Repeat between * and * to end.
  19. Row 19:  Purl 1 row with MC.
  20. Row 20:  With MC, Knit 2 together across row.

Cut yarn.  Thread onto large eyed darning needle.  Thread through remaining stitches and pull closed.  Continue with yarn to sew edges together.  Weave end.

Weave ends of stripe yarn.

Enjoy!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Accessories, Beginner Knitting Project, Stash Couture, Tutorial and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Knitted Destashification Slouch Hat Pattern

  1. Pingback: Another Fair Isle Slouch – 3 color rows. | The Destashification Project

  2. Pingback: This year’s UnFinished Gift – Finished | The Destashification Project

  3. Felicia says:

    I love this hat! I made my own, but I was wondering how you blocked it to get the slouchy shape. Mine just seems rather bowl-shaped on the top.

    • I am glad you like the hat. Please post pictures q- I would love to see it!

      As for blocking, I really didn’t do any. The recipients all do a “pull and plump” when when they wear their hats to get them “just right”. They push the “bowl” back and down. Let me know if that helps.

  4. I LOVE this pattern! I’ve just finished the straight version with 108 stitch cast on, and I can tell it’s going to be awesome when it’s sewn up!

    So I have a quick question: with the 120 stitch cast on, do you follow the same decrease pattern as for the 108 cast on? (on straight needles) Thanks 🙂

  5. Ah, the fleeting memory….
    After reviewing the pattern, I recall that it is applicable to both sizes. The “knit to end” at the end of each of the decrease rows was purposefully written that way, and not as a stitch count, so that both sizes would work!
    I am glad you enjoy the pattern!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s