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Monochrome stripes of Birch and Pebble give texture to this exquisitely soft, slouchy hat. Three lines of decrease make a geometric-looking crown, while short rows subtly enhance the hat’s slouch. Pattern includes illustrated tutorials for German Short Rows and a tubular cast on. Slouch 3 is worked in the round from brim to crown using knit, purl, and k2tog/ssk decreases. The pattern instructions are written only.

Sizes
19.5 (21, 22.5) in/49.5 (53.5, 57) cm brim circumference,
13.5 in /34.5 cm deep in front, 12.5 in/32 cm deep at back

Yarn
Shibui Knits Pebble (48% silk, 36% merino, 16% cashmere; 224 yards/205 m per .88 oz/25 g); Abyss: 1 skein
Shibui Knits Birch (100% extra fine merino; 262 yds/240 m per 1.76 oz/50 g); Abyss: 1 skein

Needles
US3/3.25 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle
US5/3.75mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle and set of dpns

Gauge
26 sts & 37 rows = 4 in/10 cm in k2, p1 rib on smaller needles, in Shibui Knits Birch.
26.5 sts & 37.5 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette in the round on larger needles, in Birch
For a good fit, take time to check your gauge.

Notions
4 stitch markers (end of rnd + 3 for short rows & crown shaping); yarn needle

About the Yarns
Shibui Pebble is a tweedy, 2-ply, light fingering weight silk/merino/cashmere blend with a soft hand and a little memory. The fibre content means it has little bounce at loose gauges. To help the brim keep its shape, the brim is knit on much smaller needles than the body. If you’re substituting for this yarn, look for a tweedy, light fingering weight yarn with at least 36% wool and some drape. If you use a yarn with a high wool content, be sure to swatch carefully, as the added bounce may mean that you need to go up a needle size or two or go up a brim size. You will need approximately 190 yds/174 m of your substitute yarn.

Shibui Birch is a sport weight extra fine merino singles yarn, with exquisite softness and a bit of a halo. If substituting for this yarn, look for a soft, sport or heavy fingering weight yarn that gives a fabric with some structure at the pattern’s gauge. You will need approximately 115 yds/105 m of your substitute yarn.
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