Marigold Slouch (Knit Pattern)

ERRORS IN ORIGINAL PATTERN!

  • If you downloaded this pattern before 10/22/2012, please change the increase row after ribbing from (k7, kfb) to (k6, kfb). This will give you the correct number of stitches. Sorry for the error! Any downloads since 10/22/2012 have the revised pattern and need to make no changes.
  • If you downloaded this pattern before 11/03/2012, please change the instructions for “Cable 6 Front” and “Cable 4 Front” from P3/P2 to K3/K2. Any downloads since 11/03/2012 have the revised pattern and need to make no changes.

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn (Lion Brand Yarn – Vanna’s Choice in “Mustard”)
  • Size 7US (4.5mm) dpn’s
  • Size 9US (5.5mm) 16” circular needle
  • Size 9US (5.5mm) dpn’s
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Row Counter

Abbreviations:

  • dpn’s: double pointed needles
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • sts: stitches
  • kfb: knit in front and back of stitch
  • Cable 6 Back: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K3 from left-hand needle, then knit the 3 sts from cable needle
  • Cable 6 Front: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, P3 from left-hand needle, then knit the 3 sts from cable needle
  • Cable 4 Back: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K2 from left-hand needle, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle
  • Cable 4 Front: Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, P2 from left-hand needle, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle

Gauge:

4-4.5 sts = 1” (in Stockinette Stitch)

Size:

Adult

Pattern:

Using smaller dpn’s, cast on 112 sts. (Place marker.)

Work 7 rows in 1×1 rib. (k1, p1)

Switch to circular needle and work one increase row as follows: *k6, kfb* repeat around (128 sts)

Rows 1-2: *p4, k12* repeat around

Row 3: *p4, cable 6 back, cable 6 front* repeat around
Rows 4-8: *p4, k12* repeat around

Repeat rows 3-8 six more times. (40 pattern rows)
Work rows 3-6 once more.

Shape Top:

Row 1: *(p2tog) twice, k1, k2tog, k1, (k2tog) twice, k1, k2tog, k1* repeat around (80 sts)
Row 2: *p2, k8* repeat around
Row 3: *p2, cable 4 back, cable 4 front* repeat around
Row 4: *p2, k8* repeat around
Row 5: *p2tog, (k2tog) 4 times* repeat around (40 sts)
Row 6: *p1, k4* repeat around
Row 7: *p1, (k2tog) twice* repeat around (24 sts)
Row 8: *p1, k2* repeat around
Row 9: *k2tog* repeat around (12 sts)

Finishing:

Break off yarn, leaving an 8-10” tail. Using a tapestry needle, thread end through the active stitches on the needle. Pull tight and secure on the inside (wrong side) of hat. Weave in any remaining ends. Hat should look like the picture to the right at this point.

Blocking:

Soak hat in warm water for 20-30 minutes. Stretch hat around a salad plate (or other mostly flat circular object approx 8.5” in diameter), as shown in the pictures below, and allow to dry completely. (Don’t worry if there is a slight crease once it’s dried, that will smooth out with wear.) This keeps the hat from taking on a ribbed appearance (because of the purl stitches between the cables) and will ultimately give it the slouchy shape you’re looking for.

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28 thoughts on “Marigold Slouch (Knit Pattern)

  1. oxknit October 18, 2012 at 8:30 am Reply

    Reblogged this on OX KNIT and commented:
    A lovely hat pattern

  2. dody November 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm Reply

    After the ribbing what do you mean k6kfb. Knit 6 and knit front and back in each stitch?

  3. Ruru November 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm Reply

    Does the hat fit over your ears and still achieve the slouchy look? (is the rim stretchy?)

    • Devin November 14, 2012 at 12:43 am Reply

      It depends on how big or small your head is really. I have a smaller head, so when I pull mine over my ears it’s still a little slouchy. The rim is very stretchy. If you want to make it slouchier here’s what I would do:

      • Using smaller dpn’s, cast on 96 sts. (Place marker.)
      • Work 7 rows in 1×1 rib. (k1, p1)
      • Switch to circular needle and work one increase row as follows: *k2, kfb* repeat around (144 sts)
      • Rows 1-2: *p4, k12* repeat around
      • Row 3: *p4, cable 6 back, cable 6 front* repeat around
      • Rows 4-8: *p4, k12* repeat around
      • Repeat rows 3-8 seven more times. (46 pattern rows)
      • Work rows 3-6 once more.

      And then continue with the “Shape Top” instructions.

  4. francesca November 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm Reply

    1 skein of the vanna’s choice to make this?

    • Devin November 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm Reply

      Yes, ma’am.

  5. haniya January 19, 2013 at 9:11 am Reply

    Hi,
    I am having some problems with the pattern. can you help?

    • Devin February 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm Reply

      Sure! What problems are you having?

  6. Adi April 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Hi!
    I’m just wondering regarding the overall length of the hat.
    Thank you in advance for the answer!

    • Devin June 18, 2013 at 1:46 pm Reply

      Here is the project gallery on Ravelry, hopefully that will help you get a better feeling for the length of the hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marigold-slouch/people

      You do have to be signed up for Ravelry to see the gallery, but it’s a free knitting/crocheting community and has lots of great patterns. It’s worth signing up for if you’re not already!

  7. Jenni Lenehan July 12, 2013 at 3:53 am Reply

    Hi,
    I was just wondering, is the wool 8ply in this pattern?

    • Devin October 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm Reply

      It is worsted weight Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn, which is 10 ply.

  8. Brenda September 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Looks great. I can’t wait to start this hat.

  9. Pat Carter September 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm Reply

    I don’t understand when you join the rows. Is it knitted in the round or is it sewn together.
    grannypatcarter@aol.com

    • Devin October 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm Reply

      It is knitted in thee round; not sewn together.

  10. Karen J. Roberts September 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm Reply

    This is a lovely hat, Devin. Thank you very much!

  11. Susan Jarvis October 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm Reply

    What about a 23″ or 23+ size head size?

    • Devin October 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm Reply

      My head is 21″ around and this hat, knit with the correct gauge, fits me fine. So I would say no adjustments are necessary if you have checked your gauge and it matches. If you need to adjust I would either go down a needle size, use DK or Aran yarn instead of Worsted, or make both adjustments.

  12. almostdutchArlene der Kinderen October 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I love this hat but know it will be too big for my head. What should I do to make it smaller? I can get away with a large child’s hat in most cases but LOVE this pattern.

    • Devin October 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm Reply

      You just need to check your gauge and go from there — use smaller needles to adjust your gauge if necessary. Gauge is very important, which is why I put so many memos about making sure to check gauge. I, too, have a relatively small head. My head is 21″ around, I can wear both my 5 year old and 2.5 year old’s hats with no problem, and this hat fits me perfectly fine when my gauge matches what is listed in the pattern.

  13. rebekahholcomb December 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm Reply

    Hey I’m kind of new to this, but I’m at my first increase row and I just switched to circular needles. Am I supposed to switch back to dpns at some point? If so, which ones? ( the 5.5mm or 4.5) and when?

    • Devin December 16, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply

      Yes, you can switch back to dpn’s towards the top of the hat once you’re begun decreasing. You do this because using the circular needle gets too tight as the stitches become fewer. You can also use the magic loop method though.

      • rebekahholcomb December 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm Reply

        Awesome:) I finished it and it looks great! Thank you for the pattern!

  14. nikicasady December 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm Reply

    I’m a newish knitter and I don’t have smaller needles on hand for the ribbed brim. Is it necessary to get them, or will it work with the regular needles?

    • Devin December 16, 2013 at 11:55 am Reply

      It will work, but it will be loose. I suggest starting with fewer stitches (somewhere between 90 and 100), and then making sure that you add extra increases to get back up to the number of stitches you need (128) in the first row after the ribbing.

  15. kmclymer March 1, 2014 at 1:28 am Reply

    Reblogged this on This Little Journey We Call Life and commented:
    I’m enjoying this pattern so much! I can’t wait to see what it looks like finished! <3

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