Slightly Loopy hat - knitting pattern

Soft and warm, the ideal winter Hat! Worked in Moss (Seed) stitch with a Loop (Fur) stitch trim, this Hat is a quick knit and is ideal for chunky yarns, including thick and thin yarns, or variegated and hand dyed yarns alike.

Pattern is provided in 3 sizes.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, loop (fur) stitch

 17 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St.
 15 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Moss (Seed) Stitch


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 20 (22, 24) in/50.75 (56, 61) cm (Finished size 17.5 (19.25, 20.75) in/44.5 (49, 52.75) cm)

  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials Alternate Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round

Materials you need at home:

  • 86 (106, 122) yd/78 (97, 112) m chunky weight, single ply yarn (Sample shown in Debbie Bliss Maya (137yd/125m per 100g; 100% Wool))
25yd/23m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 5mm/UK6/US8 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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