Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, P2tog, K2tog,
Sizes: adult small (size 21-22" head) and large (size 23-24")
Finished Measurements: slouch = 11" tall (not including pom) and 9-10" wide lying flat; beanie = 6.5" tall
Gauge: approx. 20 sts = 4" in st st on 5 mm as given on ball band; 18 sts and 36 rows = 4" in patt st on 6 mm
Yarn: 100 g, 218 yds (199 m) worsted weight merino wool
Suggested Brand: 1 skein "Maxima" by Manos del Uruguay
Needles: 4 mm 16" circ, 6 mm 16" circ, 6 mm dpns
Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook
With smaller needles and long-tail method, CO 80 sts for small size and 88 sts for large size.
Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Pm for beg of rnd. Sl m throughout.
Rnd 1-12: K2, P2 to end.
For large size only, pu 2 extra sts on Rnd 12. 90 sts.
Brim should measure approx. 1.75" from CO (or work until desired length).
Change to larger needles.
Begin pattern stitch (see instructions below). Work in patt st until hat measures approx. 5.5" from CO for beanie and 10" from CO for slouch (or to desired length) ending with a Rnd 2. Begin decreases.
Rnd 1: *P4, K1*, rep from * to * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Change to dpns when sts become too tight on circulars.
Maintain patt st unless otherwise stated.
Rnd 1: *P1, P2tog, P1, K1*, rep from * to * to end of rnd. 16/18 sts decreased. 64/72 sts.
Rnd 2-4: Work even in patt.
Rnd 5: *P2tog, P1, K1*, rep from * to * to end of rnd. 16/18 sts decreased. 48/54 sts.
For Beanie only:
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: *P2tog, K1*, rep from * to * to end of rnd. 16/18 sts decreased. 32/36 sts.
Rnd 8-9: P1, K1 around.
Rnd 10: K2tog around. 16/18 sts decreased. 16/18 sts.
Rnd 11: Knit.
Rnd 12: K2tog around. 8/9 sts decreased. 8/9 sts.
For Slouch only:
Rnd 6-8: Work even in patt.
Rnd 9: *P2tog, K1*, rep from * to * to end of rnd. 16/18 sts decreased. 32/36 sts.
Rnd 10: Knit
Rnd 11: P1, K1 around.
Rnd 12: K2tog around. 16/18 sts decreased. 16/18 sts.
Rnd 13: Knit.
Rnd 14: K2tog around. 8/9 sts decreased. 8/9 sts.
Cut yarn and tie off. Weave in ends.