Sloppy Joe is casual Hat which drapes back allowing the wearer to tuck up their hair should they wish. The gentle shaping allows the Hat to be worn to the back for a modern slouchy look.
This pattern is ideal for beginning knitters and is also a perfect showcase for your gorgeous hand-spun yarns!
Pattern is worked top down and in the round.
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cord
Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 5.5mm needles over St.St.
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Sizes to fit 20 (22, 24) in/50.75 (56, 61) cm (Finished size 18 (19.5, 21) in/45.75 (49.5, 53.25) cm)
- Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for I-cord & Knitting in the Round
Materials you need at home:
- 107 (113, 130) yd/98 (103, 119) m chunky weight, single ply yarn (Sample shown in Debbie Bliss Maya (137yd/125m per 100g; 100% Wool))
- 27yd/25m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
- Set 5.5mm/UK5/US9 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker as necessary
- Tapestry needle
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