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.
Shown here in Breakfast Blend DK, color toast
Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast DK, Ghillie Sport, Shetlandia Sport, or any soft sport yarn with approximately 200 yards per 50 grams. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
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