Gallone slouchy hat - knitting pattern

Like Dancette, Gallone features a sideways-knit garter chevron, but takes it in quite a different stylistic direction. Worked at a narrower width and placed right on the brim, this chevron provides an energetic start to a distinctly different slouch Hat. Stitches are then picked up around the brim and the crown is worked upwards in garter stitch, with just four columns of knit stitches to provide definition, before being closed in a dramatic deep envelope finish.

Five sizes are provided, with tutorials for the provisional cast-on and Kitchener stitch in garter stitch.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, Kitchener stitch (garter)

32 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm on 2mm needles over St.St. 
 32 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 2mm needles over Garter St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 14 (16.5, 19, 21.5, 24) in/35.5 (42, 48.25, 54.5, 61) cm (Finished size 11.5 (13.75, 16, 18.25, 20.5) in/29.25 (35, 40.75, 46.5, 52) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on and Garter Stitch Kitchener

Materials you need at home:

  • 222 (275, 339, 399, 472) yd/203 (252, 310, 366, 432) m sock/fingering/4ply weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in The Knitting Goddess British Wool & Nylon Sock (437yd/400m per 100g; 75% Mixed British Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon))
  • 43yd/40m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 2mm/UK14/US0 & 2.25mm/UK13/US1 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • 2mm crochet hook

  • Approx. 1yd/1m waste yarn

  • Tapestry needle
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