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This gorgeous slouchy lace Hat was originally published in the Knit On The Net magazine,. It has since been thoroughly revised, with fresh charts and new tech editing.

Knit sideways using short rows for shaping, this really is a custom fit knit - simply knit to fit.

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169 [190, 211] yd/156 [174, 194] m
27yd/24m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Worsted weight, single ply or multi-plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Pair 4.5mm/UK7/US7 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4.5mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi [225yd/206m per 4oz/114g; 100% Merino]

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

Alternative yarns
Malabrigo Merino Worsted [216yd/198m per 100g; 100% Merino]

Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.

To fit size: 18 [20, 22] in/45.75 [50.75, 56] cm
Finished size: 16 [18, 20] in/40.5 [45.75, 50.75] cm

To fit size: 18 [20, 22] in/45.75 [50.75, 56] cm
Finished size: 16 [18, 20] in/40.5 [45.75, 50.75] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, lace

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, Short Rows (w&t) & Kitchener Stitch


First published April 2008 by Knit on the Net magazine; republished July 2011

PDF file size: 3.3MB

Product code: WW127KZiggy

Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Heather Murray