Slouchy hat knitting pattern
This shamrock green hat is one of the easy to follow knitted hat patterns with a pretty looking design. This knit hat is a bit slouchy to give you a perfect fit and become one of your beloved winter accessories. The fun pom pom adds a special touch to this cable hat knitting pattern and makes it fit almost for everyone regardless of the age. Of course, style counts and making a couple of cable hats in different colors and with various fur pom poms will definitely make your knitting hats selection richer and more enjoyable. Have fun with always free and easy knit hat patterns from crazyhands and never miss out our upcoming knitting projects.
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4). You can use a circular needle as well;
<> Bonito Lanoso 49% wool, 51% acrylic. Green color: 100 grams -300 m per skein– <1.5 balls;
<> Raccoon fur pom pom.
Cable knit hat size:
Adult 52-54 cm
Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches
Note for knitters:
Knit with two strands of yarn at once.
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two together
k3tog – knit three together
p2tog – purl two together
inc - increase
Cable 5 Back (C5B): Slip 5 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 5k from the left hand needle, 5k from the extra needle.
Cable 5 Front (C5F): Slip 5 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 5k from the left hand needle, 5k from the extra needle.
Knit the ribbing:
Cast on 92 stitches for the hat.
Round 1: Begin with rib 1 by 1 *knit 1, purl 1* and work until piece measures 5 cm from the edge.
Knitting the body of the hat:
Round 1: In this round of knitting a hat, we are going to increase. As usually I am using a method - knit one stitch from the previous round. There are a lot of ways to make an increase, so if you don’t like my method, check any other one that you find more appealing. The total number of stitches at the end must be divided by 17 so for my measurement I will add 10 more stitches (102 stitches). The number of extra stitches may vary according to the hat’s measurements.
1st needle: p2, inc, k10, inc, k3, p2, k3, inc, k3;
2nd needle: k5, inc, k2, p2, k8, inc, k6;
3rd needle: p2, inc, k10, inc, k3, p2, k3, inc, k3;
4th needle: k5, inc, k2, p2, k8, inc, k6;
If you are using circular needles just knit every needle one by one.
Rounds 2-10: *p2, k15 repeat from * to the end.
Round 11: *p2, C5B, k5 repeat from * to the end.
Rounds 12-20: *p2, k15 repeat from * to the end.
Round 21: *p2, k5, C5F repeat from * to the end.
Repeat rounds 2-21 two more times. Repeat rounds 2-11 one more time.
From this point we start decreasing the hat.
Round 1: *p2, k2tog, k11, k2tog repeat from * to the end.
Round 2: *p2, k2tog, k9, k2tog repeat from * to the end.
Round 3: *p2, k2tog, k7, k2tog repeat from * to the end.
Round 4: *p2, k2tog, k5, k2tog repeat from * to the end.
Round 5: *p2, k2tog, k3, k2tog repeat from * to the end.
Round 6: *p2, k2tog, k1, k2tog repeat from * to the end.
Round 7: *p2, k3tog repeat from * to the end.
Round 8: *p2tog, k1 repeat from * to the end.
Using tapestry needle or hook thread through remaining 12 stitches and pull tight to close the hole. Weave in all ends.
The last step would be choosing on fur pom pom and tying it on top of the hat. Good variety of fur pom poms for hats you can buy in our online store.
Knitting hat wearing styles.
There are many ways to wear this hat as shown on the photos below: as a normal or slouchy one, with or without pom, – choose the most appealing way to you and enjoy using this knitted hat.