Blackberry Slouch Hat

The holiday rush is in full fa-la-la-la mode, and its a dazzling display of twinkly lights brightening up downtown shops, fringed by towering pine trees trimmed in festive grandeur.  Add a few cookie swaps, Christmas concerts, and all those get-togethers to attend, whew………isn’t it good to know some gifts can knit up in a hurry?

This week’s project is a softly-textured slouch hat designed to fit teens to adults knit in Sulka by Mirasol, a splurge of merino, silk and alpaca all rolled into one sweet skein.

 

Mirasol Sulka in Blackberry

Mirasol Sulka in Blackberry

Ripe and ready for winter knitting, Sulka offers more than forty richly-hued choices, from Snow White to Pacific Rim.  

Blackberry Slouch Hat

Blackberry Slouch Hat

BLACKBERRY SLOUCH HAT

Finished Size: Women’s Medium (25.5 cm/10 ins x 56 cm/22 ins)

Yarn: 3 skeins Mirasol Sulka (col #242)

Needles: 6.00 mm-60 cm/24 ins and 7.00 mm-60 cm/24 ins circular

Tension: 14 sts and 18 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over Pattern St on 7.00 mm needles

MK: (P3tog, k3tog, p3tog) all into next 3 stitches

YO: yarn over needle

Cast on 72 sts, with smaller needle, join in round, being careful not to twist sts over needle.

Place a marker on first st.

Rnd 1- [P2, k2] rep

Rnd 2- [P2, k1, yo, k1] rep

Rnd 3- [P2, k3] rep

Rnd 4- [P2, sl1, k2, pass sl st over k2] rep

Rep these 4 rnds 2 more times.

Change to larger needle and k 2 rnds, inc 6 sts evenly spaced across first rnd = 78 sts.

Continue in Pattern St as follows-

Rnd 1- [K3, MK] rep

Rnd 2 & 3- K

Rnd 4- [MK, k3] rep

Rnd 5 & 6- K

Rep these 6 rnds until hat measures 23 cm/9 ins from cast on edge.

Shape Top:

Next Rnd- [K4, k2tog] rep

Next Rnd- [K3, k2tog] rep

Next Rnd- [K2, k2tog] rep

Next Rnd- [K1, k2tog] rep

Next Rnd- [K2tog] rep = 13 sts.

Cut yarn and draw through remaining sts, tighten and secure.

Design by: Michele Meadows

 

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