It seems that one of the family's favorite hats had gone missing. Of course, this could mean nothing less than it was time for me to design a new hat to meet the assorted needs of the "hat wearers" of this household. They happily chimed in with their opinions and requirements and said they wanted something that was very warm but, trendy too. It needed a snug fit, but not too tight. It needed to cover the ears. Hence, this long rib does just that. In fact, I chose to knit the rib section just long enough to make it interesting and still offer the option to fold it up for the more traditional appearance of a watch cap. I love the modern slouchy look so I designed the top portion to be longer and fuller, but not so much so as to be sloppy. Thus the Slouchy Boy Hat was born.
I chose to knit this in the luscious Artyarns UltraBulky not only because it is a mainstay at the Salon, but also because it is a a bulky, 12 ply merino which knits up quickly and feels soft against the skin. It is machine washable, though I recommend hand washing with all my knits, just because after I've spent the time knitting something, I'd prefer to hand wash and take better care of it.
Best of all, this is a one skein project. Using all of the 110 yards is exactly what I aimed to do. There is but one caveat - regrettably, the manufacturer is no longer selling it- alas, what a pity- however, we still have plenty in stock. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will let you know what colors are available.
Design by Laurie Kimmelstiel
A modern beanie with a long wide rib and a bit of a
slouch at the top. The rib can be worn
flat over the ears or turned up for a more traditional cap
Materials: 1 skein
Artyarns Ultra Bulky, 100%
100g 110 Yds per skein,
Needles: US#9/5.5mm circular needle and 1 set US
#9/5.5mm 6 or 8” double pointed needles; stitch marker; tapestry
Gauge: This is a very
stretchy hat. 21 sts = 4” in stockinette
Measurements: 17” around x 10” high
approximately without stretching.
Instructions: Cast on 71
sts. Slip 1st st on right
needle to left needle, place marker on right needle. Join to knit in the round with a k2tog. K2, p2, *k3, p2 repeat from * to end of round.
*K3, P2, repeat from *
in Rib pattern until ribbed section measures 5” or desired length
from bottom edge.
Round: Knit, increasing 5 sts evenly
across round. (75 sts)
knitting in the round until hat measures 9 ¼” from bottom edge.
1: *K3, k2tog, repeat from * across round - 60 sts
3: *K2, k2tog, repeat from * across round - 45 sts
to DP needles.
5: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * across round - 30 sts
7: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * across round - 15 sts
you still have enough yarn, continue to Round 8.
yarn leaving about 12- 15” Thread thru tapestry needle and draw needle through remaining 15 stitches on your
needle. Pull snugly to reinforce top of hat with yarn. Weave in ends.