A Squooshy Slouchy Hat

Posted by Jami Brynildson on

Here it is, a super cozy hat that's squooshy soft with just enough slouch. It works up in a blink with two strands of thick-and-thin yarn held together. Top it off with a matching extra large pom pom, or choose a faux fur fluff ball. Pretty cute, don't you think?

Inspired by the tone-on-tone colors and fabulous twisted ply of Merino Textura, Trisha Mitberg designed this quick and easy hat pattern. It looks great in shades of grey, but other combinations are also adorable. Two skeins of Merino Textura will make two hats (one for you, one for a friend), just make your yarn pom poms at the end or use faux fur poms. Enjoy!

Squooshy Slouchy

By Trisha Mitberg

2 skeins Merino Textura by Plymouth Yarns (228 yds per 100g skein)
US size #10.5 - 16" circular needles
US size #11 - 16" circular & double pointed needlesor size it takes you to obtain gauge
Optional: Clover Pom Pom Maker (Large) or Faux Fur Pom Pom
Stitch marker, Darning needle

Gauge:  Approx. 3 sts = 1" inch

Size:  One size, adult medium. Approx. 20" around.

Glossary:  K – Knit; K2tog – Knit next 2 sts together; P – Purl; St(s) – Stitch(es)

Notes:  Pattern is worked with yarn held double. We used two different colors, Grey Shadow and Steel Shadow.

With smaller needles, holding two strands of yarn together, loosely cast on 60 sts. Place marker and join for circular knitting.
Rounds 1-12:  *K2, p2* repeat around.

Change to larger needles.
Continue in stockinette stitch (knitting every round) until hat measures 9.5".

Decrease for crown, switching to dpns when necessary.
Round 1:  *K4, k2tog* repeat around. (50 sts remain)
Round 2:  Knit.
Round 3:  *K3, k2tog* repeat around. (40 sts remain)
Round 4:  Knit.
Round 5-7:  *K2tog* repeat around. (5 sts remain)

Cut yarns leaving 6" tails and use darning needle to pull through remaining sts. Weave in all ends. Make or purchase a large pom pom and attach to top of hat.


© Knitting Bee, 2017, all rights reserved. Photography by Kim Jeyaraj of MELA

1 comment

  • Thank you for the cute pattern.I will for sure be making it. I love Trisha’s patterns!

    Kendra Schreiner on

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