This slouchy stocking cap in multiple sizes knits up quickly in DK/light worsted yarn for a stylishly warm answer to mid-winter cold. The hat brim is worked in a reversible herringbone rib and can be doubled back if desired; the pattern continues with a simple linear detail through the body. For maximum slouch, choose a very softly spun yarn and/or one that blends silky, relaxed fibers with wool. For a snug fit, go down one size.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK or Honey Worsted, Barenaked Wools Breakfast Blend DK, Spirit Trail Birte, Skeinny Dipping Cashmerino DK, Briar Rose Wistful, Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK, Studio June Andrea Mae DK, Tosh Merino DK, Dream in Color Everlasting DK, The Plucky Knitter Merino Lite, SweetGeorgia Superwash DK, String Theory Merino DK, Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool, or any soft DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge
11(13.5, 16)[18.5, 21.5, 23.5) inches in circumference (unstretched) to fit heads measuring up to 15(17.5, 20)[22, 24.5, 27] inches around
Note: child/youth sizes appear in (parens) while adult sizes appear in [brackets]
125(150, 200)[225, 250, 275] yards
21 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (knit flat; unblocked)
size 6US (4.0mm) circular needles and DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 5US (3.75mm) circular needle for brim (or one size smaller than body needle)