last-minute slouch

knitting for last minute gifts is part of the holiday season and often unexpectedly fun. this year a slouchy hat using two luxurious skeins of eyre, for a close friend seemed just right.

last-minute slouch :::

yarn :: madelinetosh eyre (225 yds (206 meters): “milk”, 2 skeins, madelinetosh tosh sock (395 yards / 361 meters) : “robin’s egg”, 1 skein. note : both yarns are held doubled throughout.

needles :: one US 9 (5.5mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle.
change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

notions :: 1 stitch marker for marking beginning of round and a darning needle for securing remaining sts.

gauge :: 12 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

here is what i did. ♥

 

CO 80 stitches. Join for working in the round.

Work a K2P2 rib for 3 inches and cast-on one extra stitch before starting the pattern rows.

Pattern:

Rnd 1 – K1P2 across

Rnd 2 – K across rnd.

Repeat 2 rounds until hat is 9″ from beginning.  End with a Rnd 2.

Shape Crown:

Rnd 1 – (K1 P2 K1 P2tog) across rnd. (68 sts)

Rnd 2 – K across rnd.

Rnd 3 – (K1 P2tog K1 P1) across rnd. (54 sts)

Rnd 4 – K across rnd.

Rnd 5 – (P2tog) across rnd. (27 sts)

Rnd 6 – K across rnd.

Cut a 12 inch tail and use a darning needle to thread though remaining stitches, secure and weave in ends.

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