8.07.2014

Plum Tree Slouch



Introducing a new hat pattern for Fall! The Plum Tree Slouch!




This is a cozy, slouchy rolled brim hat that is so quick and easy to knit up. If you have never worked a lace pattern before, this would be a great first lace project! I have provided both charted and written instructions in the pattern to make it even easier to follow for beginners.
Also, this hat only took only one skein of worsted weight yarn. I used Imperials Yarns Erin in the Quail colorway for the sample, but any other worsted weight skein with 160 yards or more will work great too! All of us have that one stray skein in our stash that we have no idea what to do with, or the beautiful single skein at our local yarn shop that we need an excuse to buy, right? This is the perfect pattern for just this scenario. 
I think this hat would look stunning in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage myself...hmmm.



Here is the pattern information for those of you interested in knitting up a Plum Tree Slouch of your very own:
SIZE 
Stretches to fit a 20-22”/ 51-56 cm head circumference

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Brim Circumference: approx 19”/ 46 cm unstretched
MATERIALS 
Imperial Yarn Erin 100% Wool; 225 yd / 224 m per 4 oz / 113 g skein; color Quail; 1 skein or approx 160 yd / 145 m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220, Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage
1 US7 / mm 16” / 40 cm circular needle 
1 US8 / mm 16” / 40 cm circular needle 
1 set of US8 / mm double pointed needles 
Stitch marker 
Tapestry needle



Modeling and photography provided by Julie Crawford (knittedbliss.com)

I originally designed this pattern to be part of the Craftsy July Mystery Knit-a-long worshop where I provided step by step photos and instructions of all of the steps. If this workshop interests you, you can purchase the kit HERE through Craftsy.com.

Otherwise, the pattern is available to purchase individually as a pdf download below or in 
print at your local yarn store.

I hope that you enjoy knitting up this quick slouchy hat!







6 comments:

LindaMGeo said...

This hat is so cute, Alana! I just purchased the pattern. What would be the best way to cast on for this project? Would long tail work, or should I do something more stretchy?
LindaMGeo- Ravelry

Amy said...

Love this hat! I have so many big projects that I welcome a one-skein project.

Alana said...

Dear LindaMGeo,

Thanks! I used a long-tail cast on and it worked great. :)
-Alana

RC said...

Such a cute hat! :)

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Love it. Hate having to think about hats tho....

karmyl said...

I participated in the Craftsy workshop. It's a great pattern - quick to knit!