Sloochie pixie hat - knitting pattern

This Hat is knitted top down, and includes a slouchy beret version as well as the slouchy pixie shown here.

The body is knitted with a slight bias to add interest to the shape and there are 3 different options for the cabled brim - the perfect mix and match pattern!

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

 18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St. 
 21 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Cable pattern


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21) in/43.25 (48.25, 53.25) cm (Finished size 15.25 (16.75, 18.25) in/38.75 (42.5, 46.25) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Circular Cast-on and Cabling Without a Needle

Materials you need at home:

  • Pixie 132 (157, 185) yd/121 (144, 169) m Aran weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Wensleydale Longwool Aran (174yd/159m per 100g; 100% Wensleydale))
  • Beret 152 (178, 205) yd/139 (162, 187) m

  • 30yd/27m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 4.5mm/UK9/US9 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle

  • Cable needle
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