Monday, March 20, 2017

Ken Broken Rib Slouchy Hat

The slouchy hat can be made for men, women, or unisex by just using the color scheme of the sock yarn. This sock yarn is in navy, forest green, gold and orange. Unfortunately, it was in my late mother’s stash and did not have a label other than the box stating “sock yarn,” so I don’t know if it is still available. Although you can make this with a single-colored yarn, self-striping sock yarn will create the effect above.


MATERIALS
1 skein any sock yarn (you will probably only need about half a skein)
Size US 4 (3.25 mm) Circular Needles
Size US 4 (3.5 mm) Double Pointed Needles
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Gauge: 18 (3½ pattern repeats) stitches per 2 inches.
Size: Fits most medium (22-23”) to large (23-25”) sized heads since pattern is very stretchy. To make a smaller size, reduce the number of cast on stitches by numbers divisible by 4.

Broken Rib Pattern Stitch:
Round 1 and 2: P2, k2. Repeat these 4 stitches to end of round.
Round 3: P2, YO, K2, Pass YO over the two knit stitches. Repeat to end of round.
Round 4: P2, k2. Repeat these 4 stitches to end of round.

Hat Pattern:
Cast on 168 sts. Place marker and join.
Work the four rows of the pattern stitch for 10 inches, ending with round 4.

Crown:
Switch to double pointed needles when appropriate.
Round 1: P2, k2. Repeat these 4 stitches to end of round.
Round 2: P2tog, k2. Repeat to end of round.
Round 3: P1, YO, K2, Pass YO over the two knit stitches. Repeat to end of round.
Round 4: P1, k2. Repeat these 4 stitches to end of round.
Round 5: P1, k2tog. Repeat to end of round.
Round 6: P1, k1. Repeat to end of round.
Round 7: k2tog. Repeat to end of round.
Round 8: K2tog. Repeat to end of round.


Break yarn. Thread yarn thread and draw through the remaining stitches.  Weave in ends.


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