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This simple slouch/touque is a quick, mindless, easy knit for both guys and gals.
Because, let’s face it; guys are picky. It can’t be too detailed, in a girly colour or contain un-manly motifs. Here then, is a base pattern for a very simple hat that can be worn slouchy or not, and dressed up easily for the more adventurous.
This pattern was originally written for one skein of Malabrigo Arroyo, but a few folks have pointed out that they can’t find the colour I used, so I have altered the pattern to use one skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK weight. Tanis has an amazing selection of ‘guy friendly’ colours, including Charcoal, Spruce, Graphite, Ravine and more. Enough to make sure that even the most manly men can find something they’ll wear ;)
This pattern is also a good option for more variegated yarns, so if you’re looking for a great way to use up a skein of Blue Brick yarn, this might be the ticket!
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches – Size: 19.5, (22) inches around
(You read right, it’s a man-hat after all!)
C/O (108), 120 stitches and join for knitting in the round
Main hat body:
Repeat from * 2 more times
Begin crown shaping (switch to dpns when needed)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Use the tapestry needle to weave this tail through the remaining stitches and pull to close.
Wet-block to relax the yarn and enjoy!