Cozy Pom-Pom Slouch

It’s that time of year. The residents of The Secret Garden (aka my apartment) have pulled out their fleece blankets, flannels, and man sweaters to cuddle through the coldness. This hat seemed necessary.

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As you can see, Christmas has already exploded in our house (#noshame) and this hat makes the perfect quick gift. I knit it for my friend Stef’s birthday.

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It only took 1.5 hours, and it’s incredibly warm.

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If you’re as freezing as we are, you won’t regret treating yourself.

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Quick & Cozy Pom-pom Slouch

This hat is made with 1 skein of a bulky handspun wool yarn held together with 1 skein of worsted weight black yarn. It’s knit flat but then seamed with only the black worsted yarn, so that the seam is hidden.

Materials;

1 skein bulky weight yarn (handspun if possible)

1 skein worsted weight black yarn

Size 11 straight needles

Size 13 straight needles (optional)

Size 15 straight needles

Pattern;

With size 11 needles, cast on 46 sts.

Work 6 rows in k1p1 rib.

Next row; Switch to size 13 needles (or if you don’t have them, size 15) K2 tog, K until end of round. (45 sts.)

Next row; Purl.

Next row; Switch to size 15 needles if you haven’t already, and knit around.

Work 14 more rows in stockinette stitch.

Next row; *P7, p2tog, repeat from * around.

Next row; Knit.

Next row; *P6, p2tog, repeat from * around.

Next row; Knit.

Next row; *P5, p2tog, repeat from * around.

Next row; Knit.

Next row; *P4, p2tog, repeat from * around.

Next row; Knit.

Next row; *P3, p2tog, repeat from * around.

Next row; Knit.

Next row; *P2, p2tog, repeat from * around.

Next row; Knit.

Next row; *P1, p2tog, repeat from * around.

Next row; Knit.

Next row; P2tog around.

Cut 24-inch tail, and weave through remaining stitches. Then, using black worsted weight yarn from the tail, sew along seam. With extra yarn, create a pom pom (tutorial here) and sew to top of hat. (I might have made mine a bit bigger than the one pictured; experiment and find a size you like.) Weave in ends and enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Cozy Pom-Pom Slouch

    • kniche says:

      Thank you so much, Samira! I was sick for awhile but I’m better now. Thank you so much for your kind comment, I will definitely be updating more frequently again!

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