Extra Slouch Hat
Extra Slouch Hat
Pull the wool over their eyes—literally and figuratively—with the surprisingly simple Extra Slouch Hat. Designed by our friend Jane Richmond for Blue Sky Fibers, this hat will be one of the easiest, most relaxing knits to ever fly off your needles. It has a nonchalant slouch and rhythmic stitch which looks much more intricate than what it really is—a knit 1, purl 1 round followed by an all knit round. This creates a gentle, textured rib that’s equally handsome on both women and men—in fact, Laura knit one for her son!
The hat is squishy, plushy, and wonderfully warm in Blue Sky Fibers Extra. This yarn goes the extra mile in everything from its bountiful yardage and additional grams—unusual in an Aran-weight skein—to its hearty, springy twist. Lush but light, lofty and soft, this alpaca-merino blend is fantastically versatile and so much fun to have on your needles—almost as much fun as it is to wear.
Pick up the pattern below and then choose your yarn color. One skein of Extra is all you need. (Please note that if you don't see the pattern below, that means we are temporarily sold out. But we'll have more again soon, so please check back!)
To fit 20-24"/51-58cm head. Approx. 20"/50cm around ribbing, not stretched
1 skein Blue Sky Fibers Extra (218 yds/199m each); shown in Color 3519 Fedora.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) 16" circular needle and double-points, or size to obtain gauge.
Darning needle for finishing.
Approx. 17 sts/2 rounds = 4" in pattern.
Extra Slouch printed pattern leaflet. (Requires shipping)
COLOR: 3519 Fedora. Classic grey felt.
COLOR: 3521 Lake Ice. Silvery grey.
COLOR: 3510 Butter Cream. Rich cream.
COLOR: 3524 Canyon. Glowing copper.
COLOR: 3516 Still Water. Calm blue-green.
COLOR: 3526 Ocean Deep. Dark teal.
COLOR: 3523 Black Swan. Rich deep black.
COLOR: 3518 Java. Dark muted olive.