This slouchy stocking cap with matching fingerless mitts in multiple sizes knits up quickly in DK/light worsted yarn for a stylishly warm answer to mid-winter cold. 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 softly spun yarn. For snug fit, go down one size.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Shalimar Yarns Honey Worsted, Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool, Woolen Rabbit Mara or Grace, Tosh Merino DK, Skeinny Dipping Cashmerino DK or Merisilk DK, Briar Rose Wistful, Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK, Dream in Color Everlasting DK, The Plucky Knitter Merino Lite, SweetGeorgia Superwash DK, or any soft DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge
cap: 14(15.5, 17)[18.5, 20, 21.5, 23] inches in circumference to fit heads measuring up to 16.5(18, 19.5)[21, 22.5, 24, 25.5] inches around
mitts: 4(4.5, 5)[5.5, 6, 7, 8] inches in circumference to fit hands up to 5(5.5, 6)[6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5] inches around palm
Note: children’s sizes appear in (parens) while youth/adult sizes appear in [brackets]
cap: 100(110, 125)[150, 175, 200, 225] yards
mitts: 60(75, 90)[105, 110, 130, 150] yards
cap: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
mitts: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
cap: size 6US (4.0mm) 16-inch circular needles and DPNs for body (or size to obtain gauge)
size 5US (3.75mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (one size smaller than body needle)
mitts: DPNs size 4US (3.5mm) or size to obtain correct gauge