Parisian Slouch Hat

Parisian Slouch HatParisian Slouch Hat
Find more pattern info at:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/parisian-slouch-hat
Needles:
Size 8 double pointed needles (4)
Size 8 circular needles,16″
Gauge:
2 inches stockinette = 10 st/14 row
Yarn: Worsted weight wool — I used Cascade
Pattern:
Using circular needles, CO 72.
Place marker and join round.
Row 1: *K2, P2. Repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat row one until piece measures 1 inch.
Begin body of hat.
*K1, M1 (making one new stitch for each existing stitch). Repeat from * to end of row. 144 sts.
Knit until piece measures 7 inches. If you want a slightly less slouchy hat, only knit 6 inches.
Begin decreases.
*K7, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row. 128 stitches.
Knit one row.
*K6, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  112 stitches.
Knit one row.
*K5, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  96 stitches
Knit one row.
*K4, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  80 stitches
Knit one row.
*K3, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  64 stitches
Knit one row.
*K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  48 stitches.
Knit one row.
Switch to double pointed needles when circular needles become difficult to manage.
*K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  32 stitches
Knit one row.
*K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  16 stitches
Knit one row.
*K2tog. Repeat from * to end of row.  8 stitches
Finishing
Break yarn with a long tail and string through remaining stitches.
Weave in loose ends

24 responses to “Parisian Slouch Hat

  1. Hi, which M1 increase are you using? Like obviously not a yarnover…thanks!
    Also, I was going to use a chunkier yarn….would I cast on less?
    Thanks! Great hat!

  2. Hi. How much yarn did you need for the hat? I have about 180 yds of worsted in my stash I’d like to use. Thank you in advance.

    • You might be a bit short with 180. Though I’m uncertain of the exact yardage, I used one skein of Malabrigo worsted (220 yds), and I didn’t have much left over.

  3. ok, here is where I am confused….if I am K1 M1 for that row, and I am increasing every other stitch at the end of the row I only have 108 stitches, not 144

    • Terri, for each of those 72 stitches, you are also making one, doubling the number of stitches. 72 stitches + 72 new stitches = 144 total. I’ll amend the directions to make that more clear. Thanks!

  4. You did not say to join in the round. I have 1 inch and now I have to tear it out. Also, can I use a number 3 yarn and if so how do I adjust the pattern? Thanks.

    • Hi Beverly, thanks for catching that. I’ve adjusted the pattern accordingly. If you’ve already made the band knitting straight, you can just join the round where you are and then stitch the band together after the hat is complete. As for using a lighter weight yarn, you should just wind up with a looser knit if you’re using the same needle size the pattern recommends. Thanks!

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