Braided Slouch Pattern Release!

I have a new pattern for you today!

Remember that orange one I teased you with and requested test knitters for?  It’s been test-knit and the kinks worked out and I really love all of the results I have seen.

The Braided Slouch

A simple textured braid with an interesting decrease method makes this hat engaging to knit as well as fashionable to wear.  The extra-slouchy nature allows this hat to be an easy fit for most head-sizes.  Using just 1 skein of most sock-yarns, it’s the perfect project to help you work through your stash or perhaps sample that new skein you’ve had your eyes on for ages.

Freshy brought it to my attention that the yarn originally called for in the pattern, Colinette Jitterbug, is no longer distributed in the US but I recommend you look at the other yarns that were used and see the results of similar materials and wpis to find a suitable substitute!

Sizes: One size fits most adult heads


US #2 Circular Needles, 16 inch

US #5 Circular Needles, 16 inch and DPNs

Cable needle

Stitch Marker

1 Skein of Jitterbug from Colinette Yarns (100% merino, 291 m)

Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch in k2, p2 rib stitch on size 2 needles (row gauge is not important)

Necessary Skills: Knitting, purling, decreasing, cabling

*I want to thank my wonderful test-knitters Freshy, Sims, Hannayt, Angoska

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