Embroidered Slouch Hat
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®:
- Fig 1 (1, 1, 1) ball (A)
- or color of choice
- Lion Brand® Bonbons
- Party 1 (1, 1, 1) package (B)
- or color of choice
- Lion Brand®:
- Pom Pom maker
- Stitch markers
- Large-eyed blunt needle
- Double pointed knitting needles size 11, set of 5
- Double pointed knitting needles size 13, set of 5
- Tape measure
Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L)
Finished circumference 16 (18, 20, 22)”, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to the size before beginning.
9 sts = 4” in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) with A and larger needles.
BE SURE TO CHECK GAUGE.
When matching the gauge in a pattern, the project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
1. Hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles, beg at lower edge.
2. Embroidery is free form.
With A and smaller needles, cast on 36 (40, 44, 48) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, placing 9 (10, 11, 12) sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures about 2 (2, 3, 3)” from beg.
Change to larger needles.
Continue in St st until piece measures about 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 11 1/2, 12 1/2)” from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Decrease Rnd: K2tog around – 18 (20, 22, 24) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
With B colors as desired, embroider and embellish Hat as desired. In our sample, we worked a freehand zig zag pattern in stem stitch around the Hat with a doubled length of yarn. The ‘V’s of the zig zag were embellished with straight stitches in contrasting colors. Following package directions, make a pom pom with 2 colors of B and attach to top of Hat.
Weave in ends.
beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette st
st(s) = stitch(es)