Scala slouchy hat - knitting pattern

This is the perfect Hat for dreadlocks or big hair, as the cable and ladder stitch design has plenty of stretch and drape. The design also works well with the current casual slouchy look.

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

Gauge: 
 22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St. 
 22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over 1x1 Rib, lightly stretched

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21, 23) in/43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 14.5 (16.25, 18.25, 20) in/36.75 (41.25, 46.25, 50.75) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable Cast-on & Cabling Without a Needle

Materials you need at home:

  • 122 (146, 172, 200) yd/112 (134, 158, 183) m DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Baah! Yarns Sonoma (233yd/213m per 100g; 100% Merino))
  • 39yd/36m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle

  • Cable needle
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