A slouchy, garter stitch hat in an easy, two-colour stripe and slip-stitch pattern.
PDF knitting pattern
The hat is designed to show off the beautiful colour effects of hand-dyed yarn. Knit it to suit your tastes – add more slouch or make it fitted, two colours or one – it’s up to you!
The hat is worked in the flat and seamed, and is suitable for novice knitters familiar with knit and purl. You may want to read this article on seaming if you need help with mattress stitch.
- Small: to fit head circumference 51 cm / 20 inches
- Medium: 56 cm / 22 inches
- Large: 61 cm / 24 inches
Yarn & notions
Suitable for worsted / light aran weight yarns in pure wool or wool/bamboo and wool/silk blends.
- Main colour: 82 (91, 100) metres / 90 (100, 110) yards.
- Contrast colour: 65, (74, 83) metres / 71 (81, 91) yards.
2 x 100 g skeins of It’s a Stitch Up Awesome Aran will make two hats (with main and contrast colours reversed).
The sample is pictured in Colinette ART in ‘Nocturne’ (main colour) and ‘Star Anise’ (contrast colour).
Needles & equipment
- 4 mm needles
- 5 mm needles
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Yarn needle
Tension / gauge
18 stitches over 10 cm (4 in.) in garter stitch using 5mm needles