Woodland Slouch - knitting pattern

This slouchy Hat features a soft stitch pattern that works beautifully with variegated yarns. 

Pattern is worked bottom up and in the round, and is provided in 4 sizes, ranging from 6 months through to large adults.

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

21 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St. 
 22 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
 22 sts x 31 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over 8 row Body stitch pattern


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 21.5, 22.5, 24) in/45.75 (50.75, 54.5, 57.25, 61) cm (Finished size 16 (17.5, 19, 20.25, 21.75) in/40.75 (44.5, 48.25, 51.5, 55.25) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

Materials you need at home:

  • 111 (145, 181, 218, 261) yd/102 (133, 166, 200, 240) m DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Fyberspates Vivacious DK (251yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino))

  • 33yd/31m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 & 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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