The Big Slouch

Its Blovember and head cover is a necessity for the next four to five months but even more importantly, it is all about sporting the ‘look.’  The slouch hat ranks number one again in stylish headwear, a trend that has been around since 2009, when Hollywood’s elite group of actors, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Johnny Depp adopted this new-fangled toque which likely evolved from a combination of a skull cap and an oversized tam worn by Rastafarians.  With no signs of fading fast, the trendy lopsided beanie with the relaxed vibe is in demand for kids, men, and women of all ages.  Wear it high on the forehead with ears covered and let the bulk of it fall naturally to the back or side of the head.

Stay one fashionable step ahead of the weather with the Top Ten Slouch Hats for F/W 2013-

 

Whistler Beanie by Sublime

Whistler Beanie by Sublime

Plain and simple, this ribbed Whistler Beanie is a quick gift to knit for a special man in your life.  Cast on with two balls of Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK for the solid version or add some snazzy stripes.  There are a dozen new shades to choose from in the full eye-catching spectrum this season.

 

Tweed Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Tweed Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Sweet and demure, this cosy style combines an interesting lace pattern with the rustic beauty of a speckled tweed yarn.  Knit in Highland Lux, a soft and silky blend of fine merino, alpaca and Donegal viscose available in twelve choices, including these rich hues- caramel, rose, winter green, and claretCharcoal (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet 9855

Sirdar Leaflet 9855

A flower blooms all winter on this capacious hat design by Sirdar (Leaflet #9855) sized from little tykes to adults.  Knit in Softspun Luxury Chunky, a washable yarn that delivers razzle dazzle shine and plenty of warmth. Gracie (shown above).

 

Ushuaia Hat and Scarf Set by Katia

Ushuaia Slouch Hat and Scarf Set by Katia

Once upon a time, there lived a Bohemian Princess with long golden tresses, who was shivering in the cold……  This slouch hat with matching pocket scarf solves that problem lickety-split.  Knit this combo on jumbo needles in Katia’s new polar quality- Ushuaia, a softly spun wool with acrylic out in shops now in all eleven multi-coloured shades.

 

Staghorn Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Staghorn Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

This don’t-mess-with-the-hair slouch hat has a nice deep ribbing to maintain a grip on windy days, and a side cable panel to draw your attention.  Knit in Baby Llama Heather a new quality in the Diamond Luxury Collection that has been flying off the shelves this season.  Look for six deeply-dyed jewel tones.  Indigo heather (shown above).

 

Azteca Slouch Beanie by Katia

Azteca Slouch Beanie by Katia

An ideal cold weather buster, Katia’s self-striping Azteca looks irresistible in this cowl and slouch beanie set.  An easy project for first-timers and just as appealing for women to wear.

 

Freya Slouch Hat by Sirdar

Freya Slouch Hat by Sirdar

Texture in abundance and for sensitive folk, this Freya slouch hat is knit in a pleasing mix of cotton and brushed acrylic.  Baffin (shown above).

 

Sublime Book #625

Sublime Book #625

A cute combo that covers the bases from top to bottom, starting with a face-framing candy-striped slouch hatSublime delivers a crayon box assortment with more than fifty colours now readily available in Extra Fine Merino DK.

 

Button Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Button Slouch Hat by Diamond Luxury Collection

Go big or stay home when it comes to the ultimate in luxury yarns.  Baby Alpaca, features a brand new selection of Hand Paints this season, eight in total.  Two skeins will knit up this simple button slouch hat in an evening on 6.00 mm needles and its a FREE patternLagoon (shown above).

 

Bramble Slouch Hat and Cowl by Mirasol

Bramble Slouch Hat and Cowl by Mirasol

Berry inspiration sets the tone for this lovely ensemble, both hat and cowl are knit in a fun bramble stitch with maxi-sized merino wool, Ushya from Mirasol.  Three new heathery shades are ready for the picking- silver cloud, mallard and field berry.

 

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