Sockhead Slouch Hat


This slouchy, comfy hat is the perfect project for that one skein of sock yarn that is way too special to put on your feet. Fair warning: there is miles of stockinette stitch, so this makes for great TV, travel or zen knitting.

The hat is simply constructed from the bottom to the crown. It is made up of a wide ribbed brim that folds up for extra warmth while the rest flops and folds over.

This unisex hat has one size with instructions to adjust and no visible seam. The pattern is very versatile, so go ahead and get creative!

Skill Level:

Skills: knit, purl, K2tog

Sizes: adult medium

Finished Measurements:
approx 23 cm wide and 35 cm tall lying flat (unfolded); fits a 51-59 cm head

approx 28 sts = 10 cm in St st on 2.75 mm as given on ball band

approx 32 sts and 46 rows = 10 cm in St st on 3 mm (designer’s tension)

Yarn: fingering weight alpaca blend

Suggested Brand:
1 skein Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn
50% alpaca, 30% merino, 10% nylon, 10% silk
400 m per 100 g
shown in colour 07 Miriam (as seen on page 3)

Note: You may use any 100 g skein of fingering / sock / 4-ply yarn.

3 mm 40 or 50 cm circs
3 mm dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge

Note: Some knitters prefer to use a smaller size needle for the ribbed brim only.

Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; stitch marker