Risalire slouchy hat - knitting pattern

Sly twisted-stitch patterning creates a subtle optical illusion in this simple slouch Hat with a split brim to pull low and keep your ears warm.

Charted as well as written instructions are provided for three sizes, with tutorials for the provisional cast-on and short rows.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

 29 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over St. St. 
 28 sts x 60 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over Garter St. 
 28 sts x 58 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Slipped St. pattern


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 19 (21.5, 23.5) in/48.25 (54.5, 59.75) cm (Finished size 16 (18.25, 20.5) in/40.75 (46.25, 52) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Short rows

Materials you need at home:

  • 214 (266, 324) yd/195 (243, 296) m 4ply, sock or fingering weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Koigu KPPPM (175yd/160m per 50g; 100% Merino))
  • 56yd/52m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 2.25mm/UK13/US1 & 2.5mm/UK--/US1½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 2.25mm crochet hook

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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