My slouchy hat is done.
I have to tell you, the whole time I was knitting this hat, I had Rick James’ “Super Freak” running through my head, except that my version went like this:
It’s a super slouch, a super slouch,
It’s super slouchy!
(My apologies for the ear-worm.)
So I will of course be calling this design “Super Slouch.” Here it is on my rather large head:
The tubular ribbing is very stretchy so it will stretch to accommodate a wide range of head sizes. Unstretched it is 18″ around and it will stretch out quite a bit. My head circumference is around 22 inches and it fits with a good deal of stretch to spare.
This was knit from Madelinetosh Tosh DK, using a U.S. size 4 for the ribbing and a U.S. size 8 for the lace portion. Tosh DK has approximately 220 yards per skein and I estimate that I used 200 yards for my hat.
The reason I designed this hat is because I wanted something I could bundle all my hair into in the winter, and pull it down over my ears. I have approximately a metric ton of hair, and it all fits nicely in the hat with room to spare.
I am planning on making the pattern available for sale, but before I do, I am knitting another version of it. Here is the ribbing:
This is Fiesta Boomerang in the “Morocco” colorway. I’m using the same needles as for the Madtosh DK version, even though Boomerang is a bit thinner. But it is working out nicely so far.
This hat will have a different lace pattern — one that will work well with a more variegated yarn. So the pattern, when finished, will have two options for the lace.
Gotta love a two-fer!
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