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This Hat is knitted top down, and includes a slouchy beret version as well as the slouchy pixie shown here.

The body is knitted with a slight bias to add interest to the shape, and there are 3 different options for the cabled brim - the perfect mix and match pattern.

Pixie: 132 [157, 185] yd/121 [144, 169] m
Beret: 152 [178, 205] yd/139 [162, 187] m
30yd/27m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK9/US9 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Wensleydale Longwool Aran [174yd/159m per 100g; 100% Wensleydale]

Shown in size 19in/53.25cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino [164yd/150m per 100g; 60% Baby Suri, 40% Merino]

18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
21 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Cable pattern

To fit size: 17 [19, 21] in/43.25 [48.25, 53.25] cm
Finished size: 15.25 [16.75, 18.25] in/38.75 [42.5, 46.25] cm

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

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Circular Cast-on and Cabling Without a Needle


Published February 2008

PDF file size: 3.5MB

Product code: WW048KSloochie

Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Mary-Louise Quick