This unisex slouchy beanie hat pattern has been created by OneHandKnits especially for The Yarn Cafe. It is available as an online download. This pattern is a quick, bottom-up pattern that is knitted in the round and introduces a few new techniques. It is rated as moderately easy. There are comprehensive instructions together with charts for the design.
The hat can be knitted in three sizes:
Teen - 18-20 inch (45-51cm) circumference and length of 12 inches (31 cm)
Adult Female - 20-22 inch (51-56cm) circumference and length of 14 inches (36cm)
Adult Male - 22-24 inch (56-61cm) circumference and length of 16 inches (41cm)
The pattern is downloadable in pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe pdf reader. A copy of this software is available at http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/.
Images have been provided by OneHandKnits.
Suggested needle size
24 inch (60cm) circular needle in size 4.5 mm
24 inch (60cm) circular needle in size 5mm
Weight of yarn
2 or 3 x50g Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran
Waste yarn for tubular cast on
25 stitches x 22 rows for a 10cm x 10cm square over Chart A on 5mm needles
18 stitches x 24 rows for a 10cm x 10cm square over stocking stitch on 5mm needles
Other items needed
4 stitch markers, cable needle, darning needle