Martin Luther King Day is coming up next week and there is no better way to spend your day off than knitting a hat to keep your head and ears nice and warm for winter! To create your very own “slouchy hat” check out the directions listed below:
Note: When working ribbing, sl st loosely
and do not ch at beg of rows.
1st row: 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sl st
in each ch across. Turn. 12 sl st.
2nd row: Working in back loops only, 1 sl st
in each of next 12 sl st. Turn.
Rep 2nd row until work from beg measures
17″ (43 cm). Do not fasten off.
Join back seam: Working in back loops
only, sl st last row and rem loops of
foundation ch tog. Do not fasten off.
Turn work and proceed as follows:
Hat: Beg working in rnds: 1st rnd: Ch 1.
Working along row ends, work (1 sc. 1 dc)
18 times evenly around. Join with sl st to
first sc. 36 sts.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st – beg
cluster made. 1 sc in next dc. *(Yoh and draw
up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops) twice
in next sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on
hook – cluster made. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from
* 16 times more. Join with sl st to top of beg
3rd rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next cluster. 1 cluster in
next sc) 18 times. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Beg cluster. 1 sc in next cluster.
(Cluster in next sc. 1 sc in next cluster) 17 times.
Join with sl st to top of first cluster.
5th and 6th rnds: Rep 3rd and 4th rnds once
7th rnd: Ch 1. *Draw up a loop in next st. Miss
next sc. Draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw
through all loops on hook – decrease made.
Cluster in next sc. 1 sc in next cluster. Cluster in
next sc. Rep from * 5 times more. Join with sl st
to first st. 24 sts rem.
8th rnd: Beg cluster. Decrease. (Cluster.
Decrease) 5 times. 12 sts rem.
9th rnd: Ch 1. (Decrease. Cluster) 3 times.
Fasten off, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly
through rem 6 sts.
beg = begin(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rem = remaining
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yoh = yarn over hook