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This gorgeous slouchy Hat was originally published in The Knitter, issue 32, and is now available as an individual pattern.

The subtle stitch pattern, inspired by peacock feathers, grows out of the brim into the body. A gentle gathering at the crown enhances the slouchy design.

Pattern is worked from the bottom up and includes charts for both the stitch pattern and the crown shaping. 5 sizes are included.

Available as a single pattern or as part of the Hatopia collection.

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148 [173, 185, 219, 253] yd/136 [158, 169, 200, 231] m
34yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Sports weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 & 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca/Silk Sport/DK [280yd/256m per 100g; 80% Alpaca, 20% Silk]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St.St.
26 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over brim pattern

To fit sizes: 18 [19, 21, 22, 23] in/ 45.75 [48.25, 53.25, 56, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15 [16.25, 17.25, 18.25, 19.5] in/ 38.25 [41, 43.75, 46.5, 49.25] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables, twisted sts, eyelets/yarnovers

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons


First published May 2011 by The Knitter magazine; republished November 2011

PDF file size: 2.8MB

Product code: WW133KPavone

Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Heather Murray