I designed this Moss Slouch beanie when I was just learning how to knit. I didn't and still don't care to knit with lighter weight yarn, but I wanted to experiment then. I apologize that I didn't work up a gauge swatch then for this pattern. You can always adjust your needle size. If the brim is too big, go down a size, and if the brim is too tight, go up a size.
I've provided videos below for knitting and measuring your gauge swatch if you want to take a stab at it!
Supplies: Worsted Weight Yarn | Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Abbreviations: co - Cast on k1 - K p1 - P
sts - Stitches
kfb - Knit front back k2tog - Knit 2 stitches together p2tog - Purl 2 stitches together
Pattern: The circumference fits 21-24"
BRIM: co 68 sts Add stitch marker and join round (my favorite way of invisible joining)
Row 1-11: [k1, p1] around.
BODY: Round 1: *k9, kfb. Repeat from * until last 8 sts, k8. (74 sts)
Rounds 2-3: *k1, p1. Repeat from * around Rounds 4-5: *p1, k1 Repeat from * around Repeat rounds 2-5 until desired length is reached. The longer, the slouchier. You can cinch the top of the hat together or you can decrease the rounds and round off the top. I actually didn't know the proper way to decrease seed/moss stitches then. This is what I did and it worked out.
Round 1: *[k1, p1] 4 times, k2tog, p2tog. Repeat from * around. Round 2: *k1, p1. Repeat from * around. Round 3: *[p1, k1] 3 times, p2tog, k2tog. Rep from * around. Round 4: *p1, k1. Repeat from * around. Finishing
Cut yarn leaving a long tail (approx 12"). Weave through the remaining stitches as if to knit and close up. Weave in all ends. To add or not to add a pom pom? That was the hardest questions of this? ha-ha This beanie was for me so it's large on my model ;)
Learn how to knit a gauge swatch: https://youtu.be/XnsMzcWXCsE
Learn how to measure your gauge swatch: https://youtu.be/Mx2tyLfEmJ8
Are you a crocheter? Check out the Continental Method video. I feel like this was easier for me to knit as a crocheter.
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