Burnt Sienna Slouch Hat

The Burnt Sienna Slouch Hat is an easy-to-knit hat that features a wide double-ribbed band and a geometric design that wraps around the front two-thirds of the hat. Worked up in a gorgeous copper color, this hat is the perfect autumn accessory.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: Hat brim 18” circumference and 12” in length. Brim will stretch to fit head circumferences 20-23”

Gauge: 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Fine weight yarn Sunshine Yarns Merino Sport (100% merino; 225 yards [206 meters]/100 grams): Pumpkin Bread (1 skein)
Needles: US size 2.5 (3.0 mm) 16” circular needles; US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular and set of double pointed needles or sizes needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This hat is worked from the brim up. The geometric pattern is worked over two thirds of the hat while the rest is worked in Stockinette stitch. 

Pattern

Brim

With smaller needles CO 124 sts, pm, join to knit in the round being careful not to twist stitches.
Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 2” [5 cm].

Hat

Switching to larger needles, work next 80 sts from Chart, pm, k to end of round.
Repeat, working Rounds 1-18 of Chart A 2 times, then rounds 1-9 one time, repeating highlighted portion 4 times.
Work Rounds 37-54 of Chart B 1 time, repeating highlighted portion 3 times. (120 sts)

Crown

Next rnd: Work Chart C over next 75 sts, pm, [k13, k2tog, pm] 4 times. (108 sts)
Next rnd: Work as established.
Next rnd: Work Chart C to first m, sm, [k to 2 sts before m, k2tog] 4 times. (92 sts)
Next rnd: Work as established.
Repeat last two rounds 1 time more. (88 sts)
Next rnd: Work Chart C to 2 sts before m, pm, k2tog, [k to 2 sts before m, k2tog] 4 times. (77 sts)
Next rnd: Work as established.
Repeat last two rounds 1 time more. (73 sts)
Next rnd: Work Chart C to m, sm, [k to 2 sts before m, k2tog] 5 times.
Repeat last round 5 times more.
Next rnd: Work Chart C over next 24 sts, k2, k2tog, pm, [k to 2 sts before m, k2tog] 5 times. (67 sts)
Repeat last round 2 times more. (55 sts)
Next rnd: Work as established.
Next rnd: K1, *k2tog; repeat from * to end. (27 sts)
Repeat last round once more. (14 sts)
Break yarn and use tapestry needle to tighten sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block as desired. yarn ball

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