Owl Cable Slouch

Here is one of my first patterns. An edit I would suggest in the first step is to knit a few more rows of k1p1 rib than I have noted, perhaps more like 10 or even 12 than the 5. However, the hat pictured only used 5 rows. It’s up to you!

Materials

    • – Less than one skein Red Heart Super Saver in brown. (I only used this because I had it and am poor; this hat would be even better in any worsted weight wool or alpaca, just check gauge; 17 stitches and 23 rows = 4″ .)
    • -Size 7 and size 8 (US) circular needles, 16″.
    • -Size 8 (US) dpns
    • Cable needle and tapestry needle

Notes

  • C4B – means slip 2 sts onto cable needle. Hold to back of work, k the next 2 sts, then k the 2 sts from the cable needle.
  • C4F – means slip 2 sts onto cable needle. Hold to front of work, k the next 2 sts, then k the 2 sts from the cable needle.
  • C6 – means slip 3 sts onto cable needle. Hold in front of work, k the next 3 sts, and then k the 3 sts from the cable needle.

Pattern

  1. On size 7 circulars, CO 80 sts. Join into the round and work 5 rows in K1P1 rib.
  2. Next round; *K1, K into the front and back of one st – 120 sts.
  3. Knit four rounds, then change to size 8 circulars. (Knit more rounds here if you want your hat to be slouchier; mine covers the top half of my ears.)
  4. Next round; *K8, P3, K6, P3 around. Repeat this 4 more times.
  5. Next round; *C4B, C4F, P3, K6, P3
  6. Next round; *K8, P3, K6, P3.
  7. Repeat #6.
  8. Next round; *K8, P3, C6, P3
  9. Repeat #6 4 times (for the next 4 rounds).
  10. Next round; *C4B, C4F, P3, K6, P3
  11. Repeat #6.
  12. Next round; *K1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, k6, p3
  13. Next round; *K1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, C6, p3
  14. Repeat #6 twice (for the next 2 rounds).
  15. Next round; *C4B, C4F, P3, K6, P3
  16. Next 4 rounds; Knit the knits, purl the purls.

Decreasing (This next part is fussy but it turns out alright)

(EDIT! I am sorry, but thanks to Amanda for noting;

Just wanted to let you know that steps 1 and 2 in your decrease rounds leave off the second set of 3 purl stitches. I just repeated the stitches from the 1st purl set and it worked out, but you might want to note this.

Sorry about this!)

  1. Next round; *K2tog, K4, K2tog, P3, C6
  2. Next round; *K2tog, K2, K2tog, P2tog, P1, K6
  3. Next round; *C4F,P2tog, K6, P2tog
  4. Next round; *K4, P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1
  5. Next round; *K4, P1, K2tog, K2tog, P1
  6. Next round; *K2tog, K2tog, P1, K2tog, P1
  7. Next round; *K2tog, P1, K1, P1
  8. Last round; *K2tog

Cut yarn, thread through remaining sts, and secure with a tight knot. (I totally almost typed “secure with a tight knit”. Haha!) Please let me know if there are any problems. Enjoy! 

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