Having loved the slouchy hat my sister bought me from Nordstrom’s last year, I knew that slouchy hats were going to be in my wardrobe for the winter months. Little did I know that my prophecy was quite an understatement as I am in love with the slouchy hat look. So much so that I have been in a hat making frenzy as of late. This is the first of 4 hats that have come off the needles this season. This is truly an amazing feat as it nearly DOUBLES my knitted output for the year!! LOL! Ah well, I will take it where I can get it
Yarn: Queensland Collection Llama Seta
Inspiration: Slouchy Copy Cat hat (Raverly Link Here)
Needles: Size 5 for the ribbing, size 6 needles for the rest
Yardage: approx. 185 yards (2.1 balls)
Modifications: Used Ysolda’s cable cast on method
Enjoyment Factor: 10
- I absolutely LOVED this pattern. Quick and easy but with a look that looks a bit more complicated than it truly was.
- Stashbusting! Given hats do not make THAT much of a dent when you are a yarn hoarder, but once again I will take what I can get. Two balls out of stash…hooray! Especially since they are scratchy against the skin due to the silk strands so it made the perfect hat.
- The ribbing. I used Ysolda’s cable cast on and I don’t think that I will ever go back. This cast-on produces a nice stretchy, neat edge to the hat. Absolute perfection.
- I did start this pattern with the cast on and needles called for but once I was into the pattern I noticed that the yarn, although worsted as the pattern called for, was just not working right. So I tore it out, used the cable cast on, and went down to size 6 needles resulting in perfection!
I will definitely be making this hat again in the future. Of the 4 hats I have made so far I think this is the MOST perfect, but the others are good too