Perfect for unpredictable transition seasons, this slouchy stocking hat with matching fingerless mitts knits up in two sizes (S/L) with a twist—unexpected lacy openwork to lighten the mood in blustery weather. The mitts have a fitted thumb gusset while the hat brim is reversible and can be doubled back if desired. For maximum slouch, choose a very soft yarn.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast DK, Great Northern Yarns 100% Extra-Virgin Yak, Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin Ranch Fingering Weight 100% Yak, Romni Wools 100% Camel, American Buffalo Fingering, South West Trading Company Llama Lluxury, Oomingmak Qiviut, Ranch of the Oaks Zoo Blend, or any soft sport yarn with approximately 200 yards per 50 grams
hat: 17(19) inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 21(23) inches around
mitts: 5.75(7) inches in circumference to fit hands up to 6.5(8) inches around palm
hat: 175(225) yards
mitts: 135(175) yards
hat: 25 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unwashed, unblocked)
mitts: 29 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unwashed, unblocked)
hat: size 4US (3.50mm) 16-inch circular and DPNs for body (or size to obtain gauge)
size 2.5US (3.00mm) 16-inch circular for brim (two ‘mm’ sizes smaller than body needle)
mitts: DPNs size 3US (3.25mm) or size to obtain correct gauge