Lattice Slouchy Hat, Intermediate Knitting Pattern
This hat gives you that cabled, textured detail without the need to actually make cables!
The pattern is written for working on 1 or 2 sets of 16 Inch, Size 6 circular needles. It starts out on one set until the decreases in the crown require dividing the stitches in half and working with both sets or using double pointed needles to finish the crown. Simply make the changeover to two circulars or the Double Pointed Needles when it is too hard with only 1 set of circular needles. The row count doesn't really matter as you will go by measurements for the height of the hat.
165 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn (the green sample shown is Emerald Isles)
6 stitch markers if you want to mark each pattern repeat. (This is highly recommended if you are unfamiliar with pattern knitting.)
Optional Faux Fur Pom Pom
US 6, Double Pointed Needles- to work the whole pattern in DPN
US 6, 16" Circular Needles (with an additional circular set or a DPN set for the crown of the hat)
Abbreviations and Basic Skills you will use:
Ssk: Slip the first Stitch as if to Knit, Slip the 2nd Stitch as if to Knit, Knit the 2 Stitches to the back
K2tog: Knit 2 together
YO: Yarn Over
1 lattice repeat = 1". Unstretched ribbing measures 21 St to 4". Row count doesn't really matter as you will go by measurements for the height of the hat.
Sizing and Finished Measurements
Women's - fits 19" to 20" head