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Home : Patterns : Slouch Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Slouch Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Bonbons®
Pattern #: L32108E
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)

Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L)
Finished circumference 16 (18, 20, 22) in. (40.5 (46, 51, 56) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-103: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Blossom
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Color (B)

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation Gemstone
Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia Mesquite
Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo Toucan
Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven Winter Sky
Camouflage Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon
Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
Brights Pastels Beach Nature Party Celebrate Jingle Bells Crayons
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)
*Bonbons (Article #601).
Cotton: 100% Cotton. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Gentle Cycle, Do Not Bleach, Dry Flat, Low Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Acrylic: 100% Acrylic. Care: Machine Wash and Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Tumble Dry Normal, Dry Clean and Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.
Metallic: 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester. Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Iron, Dry Clean Any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene.; package size: Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 28yd/26m

Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
8 x .35oz/10g
8 x 38.3 yd/35m

You can also buy materials separately
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
•  640-103 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Blossom
$ 9.49 1, 1, 1 
Note: (A)
•  601-610 Bonbons Yarn: Brights
$ 7.99 1, 1, 1 
Note: (B)
Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 11   $ 6.95  
Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 13   $ 8.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Slouch Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - Bonbons®


9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) with A and larger needles.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


1. Hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles, beg at lower edge.
2. Embroidery is free form.

With A and smaller needles, cast on 36 (40, 44, 48) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, placing 9 (10, 11, 12) sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures about 2 (2, 3, 3) in. (5 (5, 7.5, 7.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger needles.
Continue in St st until piece measures about 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 11 1/2, 12 1/2) in. (19 (21.5, 29, 32 cm) from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Decrease Rnd:
K2tog around - 18 (20, 22, 24) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

With B colors as desired, embroider and embellish Hat as desired. In our sample we worked freehand-embroidered flowers. We used lazy daisy stitch for the petal outlines, and straight stitch to fill in the petals. French knots were used for center of the flowers. We used stem stitch to make twining stems and to outline some of the larger flowers. We cut 9 lengths of B to make 3 braids of various lengths to attach to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)

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