Lace Slouch Hat Knitting Pattern
I love hats, – I’d wear them all year round if I could. Although this hat is mostly wool, the 4ply yarn and the yarn overs make Autumn Gold a lightweight lace hat suitable for the in between seasons. Knit in the round, the pattern is made up of lace and cable stitches, so your fingers won’t get bored!
This cute slouchy hat pattern has been written with everyone in mind, and consequently has instructions for right handed knitters, and left handed mirror knitters.
There is also an option in the pattern for those of you wishing to make a shorter, more beanie style lace hat than the slouch one in the photos. A note is given when to start decreasing to achieve this effect.
I chose to use Fyberspates 4ply Rural Charm, which is 70% Blue Faced Leicester, 20% silk and 10% Cashmere. Yum! As soon as I had my hands on a skein I had to bring it home, but it was a while before it told me what it wanted to be. I think you’ll agree the lace stitch pattern works fabulously in it (if I don’t say so myself).
The slouch hat requires about 75g Fyberspates Rural Charm, (less if making beanie style) 1 pair of 2.50mm (US 1.5) x 60cm circular needles, 1 pair of 3mm (US 2.5) x 60cm circular needles and 5 x 3mm (US 2.5) double pointed needles for decreasing.
* Please note, this pattern was written with the ribbing on 2.5mm needles (US1.5). I since realised this size was not so widely available in the US, and have had it tested with 2mm (US 1)’s, which obtained a similar gauge. There is also a lot of stretch in the ribbing band.
Ribbing gauge measures 14 sts and 10 rows per inch in rib on 2.5mm (US1.5) needles.
Lace pattern measures 34sts and 48 rows in 10cm/4”, using 3mm (US2.5) needles
S-M (53-57cm/21.5” – 22.5”)
M-L (58-62cm/23 – 24.5’)
Please note there was an error in an earlier version of this pattern, which has now been updated. If you have an older version, the errata can be found here.
PS – The cardigan is ‘Lichen‘ by Lisa Richardson, from Rowan Magazine Issue 40.