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Slipped stitches whirl around the head to break up pooling and create flattering lines in this quick-knitting slouch Hat. Grab a skein of heavy DK or worsted yarn and take this opportunity to practise cabling without a needle – a tutorial is provided.

Available either as a single pattern or as part of the Painted Woolly Toppers collection.


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170 [207, 248] yd/155 [189, 227] m
34yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy DK or Worsted weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Socks That Rock Heavy Weight
[350yd/320m per 7oz/198g; 100% Superwash Merino]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head

22 sts x 31 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St. St.
21 sts x 42 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Garter St.
21 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

To fit sizes: 20 [22, 24] in/50.75 [56, 61] cm
Finished size: 17.25 [19, 21] in/43.75 [48.25, 53.25] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, slipped stitches, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable Cast-on and Cabling without a needle


Published April 2015

PDF file size: 3.3MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW256KHelical

Technical editor: Heather Murray