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Minimalist Hat Using Rowan Alpaca Soft DK

Minimalist Hat Using Rowan Alpaca Soft DK

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The Design

"Sublime slouch."

With the subtlest of details and simplest of shapes, the Minimalist Hat is all about the way you feel when you wear it. Its clean lines—no visible edging treatment, no cuff, and nearly no visible shaping—are perfect for sublimely soft, squishy yarns that produce dense, delicious fabric. It just feels good. And it’s a free pattern!

The Minimalist Hat is a pleasure to knit in Rowan Alpaca Soft DK—a wonderfully soft blend of merino and alpaca. Four-plied and DK-weight, Alpaca Soft DK is lightweight, warm, and bouncy. The firm fabric has great stitch definition and a nice drape—just what we like in a slouchy hat.

The Details

FINISHED SIZE
19"/48cm around (fits 20-23"/51-58cm head); approx. 10"/25cm deep for shorter slouch or 12"/30cm for longer slouch.

Follow instructions for DK- weight version.

YARN
Rowan Alpaca Soft DK (137 yds/125m each)
Shorter version: 2 skeins or approx. 180 yds/165m.
Longer version: 2 skeins or approx. 240 yds/219m. See knitter's notes.

Shown in Shorter version in color 204 Classic Brown.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular needle and set of 5 double-points or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16" circular needles or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle.

GAUGE
22 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on gauge needle.

Please see the note on the pattern tab for more information on swatching for gauge, fabric and fit.

Free digital Minimalist Hat pattern (Download).

COLOR: 201 Simply White. Creamy white.

COLOR: 210 Rainy Day. Overcast sky on a drizzly day.

COLOR: 211 Charcoal. Medium grey.

COLOR: 216 Simply Black. Solid black.

COLOR: 204 Classic Brown. Tweedy brown.

COLOR: 202 Trench Coat. Light sand with a faint hint of pink.

COLOR: 213 Green Teal. More teal than green.

COLOR: 214 Hunter Green. Green with a hint of blue.

COLOR: 220 Autumn Gold. Golden pollen.

COLOR: 218 Brick. Pumpkin orange.

COLOR: 206 Deep Rose. Magenta-red.

COLOR: 205 Tea. Burgundy wine.

COLOR: 203 Toffee. Coffee Brown.

COLOR: 209 Enchanted. Pastel purple.

COLOR: 221 Off White. Cream.

COLOR: 222 Stone. Linen white.