Free Pattern: The Nod (Extra Slouchy Hat)

Updated: 9 hours ago


Who's ready for a super easy knit project???? This hat is perfect for beginners. Not only is this one easy to follow, but makes up pretty quickly. The finished hat looks like it would be complicated, but I promise, it's not.


An image of the hat being worn by creator Jenn Smith from the back.
Photograph © 2020 Jenn Smith of Smith Country, LLC




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OK, ON TO THE PATTERN!

This pattern is written using standard U.S. terms. Basic stitch knowledge is assumed.

Yarn



Knitting needle


Notions

Gauge Using the 5mm needles

CO on 20, knit in garter stitch for 20 rows.

Within the swatch, you should be able to measure a 2” square that has 8 stitches across and 16 rows.


Notes

  • If you have to change the needle size to adjust for the gauge, make sure you have a smaller set that is 1.00 mm smaller than the size you used to achieve the gauge for the brim.



Terms to Know

CO: cast on

PM: Place Maker

1X1 twisted Ribbing: Knit one by one twisted Ribbing

K: Knit

K2tog: knit 2 together

P: Purl

P2tog: Purl 2 Together

St(s): stitch(es)


* * = Repeat instructions between * and * the number of times indicated



Stitches

  • 1X1 twisted Ribbing: Knit 1 in the back loop, Purl 1


  • Knit: Insert right needle into the first stitch, bottom to top; push right needle into the stitch; grab the yarn attached to the ball of yarn; wrap the yarn around the needle, back to front; pull yarn down. Gently pull the needle down and pick out the yarn on the needle; Push the right needle into the loop; pull the right needle off the left needle; pull yarn attached to the ball of yarn to tighten the stitch (if needed).


  • K2Tog: Insert the right-hand needle knitwise into the next 2 stitches on the left-hand needle. Then wrap yarn (attached to the ball) around the right-hand needle. Pull the right-hand needle through the loop (just as you would with one).



  • Purl: Insert right needle into stitch from top to bottom; wrap working yarn around the right needle from front to back; wrap the yarn all the way around the right needle creating a loop. Pull the loop under and through the stitch on the left needle; push the right needle through the loop; then all the way into the stitch; Pull the stitch off of the left needle. Then pull yarn attached to the ball of yarn to tighten the stitch (if needed).


  • P2tog: Insert the right-hand needle purlwise into the next 2 stitches on the left-hand needle. Then wrap yarn (attached to the ball) around the right-hand needle. Pull the right-hand needle through the loop (just as you would with one).



Directions:


Brim

Starting with the smaller circular knitting needles:

  • Co on 84. Place the stitch marker at the end before joining. Straighten your stitches, being careful not to twist the stitches, join round. 1x1 in twisted ribbing until approximately 2”


Hat

Switch to larger circular knitting needles

Rounds 1 - 4: * Knit 4, purl 2*; repeat from * to * around

Rounds 5 - 8: Knit 2, * purl 2, knit 4*; repeat from * to * until last 4 sts, purl 2, knit 2.



Rounds 9 - 12: * Purl 2, knit 4*; repeat from * to * around

Rounds 13-48: Repeat Rounds 1- 12 (three more times)



Decrease

*switch to DPN when needed

Round 49: *Knit 4, purl 2*; repeat from * to * around

Round 50: *k1, k2tog, k1, p2* repeat from * to * around

Round 51: *K3, p2* repeat from * to * around

Round 52: *K1, k2tog, p2* repeat from * to * around

Round 53: *p2, K2* repeat from * to * around

Round 54: *p2, k2tog* repeat from * to * around

Round 55: *p2, k1*, repeat from * to * around

Round 56: *k1, p2tog* repeat from * to * around

Round 57: *p1, k1* repeat from * to * around

Round 58: K2tog around


Almost done...

Weave yarn in stitches and pull to tighten.


Add Pom Pom (optional)


Done! Enjoy!


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Tester Finished Hat in Gray with handmade yarn pom pom
Tester Finished Hat






All images © 2020 Jenn Smith of Smith Country, LLC

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