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Alveare slouchy hat - knitting pattern

by Woolly Wormhead
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  • Written instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons, I-cord
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 [20, 22, 24] in/45.75 [50.75, 56, 61] cm , (finished size 16 [17.5, 19.25, 20.75] in/40.75 [44.75, 48.75, 52.75] cm)


Alveare’s deep welts pile up like a iconic beehive, creating an irresistibly wearable slouchy Hat with an optional bobble. The alternating bands make for a simple, gratifying knit that shows the beauty of both sides of stocking stitch – choose a soft, smooth yarn such as this BFL singles for best effect.

Worked from the bottom up in worsted weight, the pattern is written in 4 sizes and includes tutorials for two cast-on techniques and I-cord.

Sample shown in Lorna's Laces Haymarket [215yd/197m per 100g; 100% Blue Faced Leicester]. Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head.

Skills required: knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cord.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 134 [162, 197, 235] yd/123 [148, 180, 215] m worsted weight, single ply yarn (gauge 20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St.)
  • 34yd/31m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
  • Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle
  • Small amount of stuffing for bobble