So we’re gonna try to do the first installment of Tutorial Tuesday. I’d like to introduce my first posted pattern: the double up the rib, extra slouch on the top please beanie. Excited? You should be.
This Sunday I went with my Fiancé’s family to meet his grandparents & some aunts and uncles a couple hours away. On this trip, I decided to kick my ass into gear and knit something. I’ve been quite the fan of the double rib brims that are extra long. I only had a pair of straight needles with me so I decided to knit this flat.
Well here’s the pattern:
Double up the rib, extra slouch on top. Please.
Needle: US8 / 5.0mm
Yarn: Bulky 12ply – Spud & Chloe Outer in Soapstone
Gauge: 12st x 18rw = 4″ st st
I use some kind of typical long tail cast on. I am one of those knitters who just uses 1 general cast on for most things. Probably not the most strategic, but aye, what can I say?
Cast on 60 sts.
Row 1: *K2, P2 -repeat from star…as in do an awesome 2×2 rib.
Row 2: *P2, K2 – Repeat from star, I know, totally surprising.
Repeat these 2 rows for about 4.5″.
Once you get to a stopping point (the end of the brim) it’s time for the fun Stockinette stitch.
Row3: Knit all.
Row4: Purl all.
I do recommend to slip the first stitch of each row to make for a smoother side for hemming.
Repeat for about 2.5″ Time to decrease.
Row 5: *K8, K2tog – Repeat all the way through
Row 6: Purl.
(for all even/wrong side rows you will purl)
Row 7: K7, K2tog
Row 9: K6, K2tog
Row 11: K5, K2tog
Row 13: K4, K2tog
….I’m sure you are seeing a pattern now.
Row 15: K3, K2tog – Row 17: K2, K2tog – Row 19: K1, K2tog
Row 21: K2tog all stitches, leaving 6 on needle.
Cut a long tail for weaving about 3 times the length of the hat. Run the end through the remaining stitches. Now use the rest of the end to hem the hat together. I do this with the wrong side facing me. Now I am going to admit I am not to good at this, I always seem to jack it up somehow and one side is higher. I hope, you have more patience than me. Haha.
Now since I used a Cotton blend, the hat is a bit stiff. I would recommend using a larger needle 1-2 sizes larger after the brim to give it more of a relaxed slouch. I would love to see your finished hats! This pattern is now available on Ravelry if you would like to “cast on” there.
As a warning, this pattern has not been test knit. So please, please, please feel free to tell me if there’s any information is wrong. Hope you enjoy this pattern well!