FO: Slouch hat

This hat consumed one of the three skeins of Cascade 220 leftover from my Eris cardigan (Eris is now blocked and awaiting zipper installation).

Slouch hat

Pattern: Slöfock hat by knitspot

Yarn: Cascade 220

Needles: US5 and US8

Duration: 20th January to January

The pattern is quick and simple, the thermal ribbing pattern looks good and the switch to a larger needle gives the crown of the hat a more fluid feel. I managed to cast on 10 less stitches than I needed for the medium size, but I think it works OK, and it’ll stretch.

This is my second completed stash-busting project for 2012. I have 45 different yarns in the stash, including 8 handspun skeins, my goal is to get the total down to 30 total, and use some of the handspun. Next up is a Windschief hat in fluffy 3 strand Morehouse Merino yarn. If you haven’t tried Morehouse Merino, it’s well worth it, there’s a little vegetable matter in the wool but the undyed skeins are like knitting clouds. I haven’t tried the dyed stuff or the sport weight yet but I expect it to be just as awesome.


  1. If you keep up this pace, you’ll be halfway through your stash by the end of the year…
    Beautiful hat! Love the color – no wonder you chose if for Eris!

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