Slouch Hat

Slouch Hat

Hats are easy to forget about when thinking of knitting in Texas.  We rarely need hats and, as a curly-haired person, I rarely wear them.  But they’re so much fun to knit! And considering how much sock yarn I have in my stash, I was happy to find this Sockhead Slouch Hat pattern….perfect for using up the stash!

Fingering-Weight Hats

Obviously, it takes longer to knit a hat with fingering-weight yarn.  And it was the first time I’d done this so it was a learning opportunity – in patience.  

Indeed, this hat seemed to progress very slowly so I had to amuse myself with watching the gorgeous shades of purple come together.

Easy Knitting

One thing about it – knitting continuously in the round is great for TV/travel knitting!  This hat was like knitting socks – but without the stress of the heel!  

Slouch Hat


Pattern: Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure

Yarn: Dream in Color Jilly

Colorway: Eggplant

Needles: US2 (2.75 mm)

Made for: someone else

Time to completion: 3 weeks

This was the first time I’d used Dream in Color and I must say the Jilly base was not my favorite.  The yarn split very easily and was a bit…fuzzy for my liking. However, I loved this colorway! Purple is the best!

The brim seemed to take forever…and then, once finished, it was a bit daunting thinking of how much more knitting there was to go!  But I enjoyed this project and would consider knitting a fingering-weight hat again. I love using up my stash yarn and this is a great way to do it!

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