Pine Forest Slouch Hat – Free Pattern

After making my Criccieth mitts last year I decided I really needed a hat to co-ordinate with them so I came up with the pattern for this hat. It has just enough slouch in it for comfort but not so much that I feel like a teenager or a hipster! The texture on the body of the hat reminded me of pine cones and the co-ordinating ribbing in green decided the pattern name for me.

side

Yarn:

Colour A: 50g/ 150m Colinette Jitterbug 400*

Colour B: 50g/ 150m Colinette Jitterbug 400

Needles:

2.75mm 40″ circular needle

3mm 40″ circular needle

Tension:

30 sts x 40 rows = 10cm over textured pattern

Size:

To fit adult head up to 57cm/ 22.5 inches

To make hat:

Using 2.75mm needles and colour A cast on 144 sts and join in the round being careful not to twist stitches

Round 1: k2, p2

Repeat this round until work measures 3″ from cast on edge.

For the main body of the hat change to yarn colour B and 3mm needle.

Textured pattern;

Round 1: Knit.

Round 2: K1, *YO, K2, pass made stitch over the 2 knit stiches, k2; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, YO, K2, pass made stitches over the 2 knit stiches, K1.

Round 3: Knit.

Round 4: K3, *YO, K2, pass made stitch over the 2 knit stitches, K2; repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Repeat these 4 rounds until main body of hat measures 6″ (work now measures 9″ from cast on edge).

back

For the crown decreases change back to yarn colour A and work as follows.

Round 1: *k6, K2tog; repeat from * to end

Round 2:Purl

Round 3: Knit

Round 4: *P5, P2tog; repeat from * to end

Round 5: Knit

Round 6: Purl

Round 7: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * to end

Round 8: Purl

Round 9: Knit

Round 10: *p3, P2tog; repeat from * to end

Round 11: Knit

Round 12: Purl

Round 13: *K2, K2tog; repeat from * to end

Round 14: Purl

Round 15: Knit

Round 16: *P1, P2tog; repeat from * to end

Round 17: Knit

Round 18: Purl

Round 19: *K2tog; repeat from * to end

Round 20: Purl

Round 21: *K2tog; repeat from * to end

Draw yarn through remaining stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends and block as required**

* Colinette Jitterbug comes in 150g/ 400m  skeins so you will only need partial skeins of each colour

** I chose not to block my version as I wanted a snug fit, if you wanted a slightly looser fit you may be able to achieve this by blocking.

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Interested in all things crafty, I knit, spin, sew, crochet, quilt, grow my own and bake (although the baking these days is all allergy friendly) and I try and blog about all these things. I also host a bi-weekly podcast on incorporating slow living into all my crafty adventures
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