Chunky Slouchy Hat Pattern

Happy Friday everyone!
Today is my last day of vacation 🙁 so I decided to buy myself a “Last Day of Vacation Chocolate Pie” at Publix. Don’t judge me, you know you do it too. We’ve all been there, that “just because” cake or pie. It just looked so sinfully delicious I couldn’t pass it up. I feel a little bad…….not really 😉
Okay knitters, let’s get down to the main reason you’re here. I’ve finally finished my new hat.

This hat has cabled ribbing and is knitted with bulky yarn. I love working with bulky yarn because it’s quick to knit–I am an instant gratification kinda gal (no sweaters for me in the near future).

Couldn’t find a last minute model so I guess I’ll do.
My favorite part of this hat is the cabled ribbing. The type of cable that is used is called Double Cable and is very simple to knit. It gives the hat an elegant touch.
And this is also a slouchy hat…..

Here is the pattern:

2 skeins of bulky weight yarn 100g/3.5oz [I used an acrylic/wool blend-it’s within my budget :)]
Size 11 (8mm) circular needles
Yarn needle

Cast on 80 sts.
Knit first round.

4 sts=1 in (approx. 2.5cm)

Rd 1-2: *K12, P4; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 3: *C6B, C6F, P4; rep from * to end of round.
Rd 4-6: *K12, P4; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat Rds 1-6 once more.

Rd1: K14, M1, *K16, M1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. [85 sts]
Knit until hat reaches approximately 8″ (20.5cm) from cast on edge.

Cap Shaping
Rd 1: * K15, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. [80 sts]
Rd 2 and every even numbered rds: knit.
Rd 3: *K14, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. [75 sts]
Rd 5: *K13, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. [70 sts]
Rd 7: *K12, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. [65 sts]
Rd 9: *K11, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. [60 sts]
Rd 11: *K10, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. [55 sts]
Rd 12: *K9, K2tog; rep from * to end of round. [55 sts]

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close and weave in end.

Wear it proudly!

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  1. I love this hat, but the instructions do not seem complete. I am somewhat new to knitting, (intermediate), but I do not see the instructions for the 20 plus rows that would make up the double cable.
    Please help!

  2. Is this gauge correct? When I use #11 needles and “bulky weight” yarn, I get 2.5 stitches to the inch, and I am not a loose knitter. If I drop down a couple of needle sizes in order to get 4 stitches to the inch, it will be a very tight knit. Suggestions?

    • The yarn I used was bulky weight or chunky weight. It is #5. The gauge should be 14-15 stitches for 4″ or approximately 3.5 per 1″.

  3. Thanks Purlavenue, great pattern, I’ve just made it, it will keep my ears warm this early 2015 xxx

  4. please define what M1 means

  5. Hi, I stumbled across this pattern while looking for hat knit patterns. You see, I belong to a church group who knits for cancer patients, etc. Your pattern is so adorable that I want to also make one for myself to be used next year!!!! Keep up the good work. I love the picture you posted of yourself with the knitted hat. You go girl!!

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