Knit using self-striping sock yarn, this fun slouchy hat is perfect for early- or late-season days when a heavier hat is just too much. It’s perfect for stashing in a pocket “just in case,” too!
This design was inspired by and named after the Prismatica interactive art exhibit that I was fortunate to experience in my Lower Manhattan neighborhood in Spring 2019.
Photos of the exhibit are on page 2 of the pattern and more information is available at https://www.downtownny.com/prismatica-Mar15-Apr21
Increasing and decreasing stitches
Crochet provisional tubular cast on
Sewing together ends of cast on
50 g of fingering weight yarn; sample knit using one ball of KnitPicks Felici self-striping sock yarn (218 yards)
Two US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needles or one 32” (81 cm) circular needle of same size
Waste yarn (smooth yarn works best)
Crochet hook about the same size as your needle
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows over 4” (10 cm)
Finished hat is 10” from cuff to tip and is about 17” (43 cm) in circumference. It easily stretches to fit a 21-23” (53-58 cm) head
This pattern was designed to be used during my one-on-one tutoring sessions, to teach simple beginner knitting. It has been professionally tech edited and test knit. If you find a mistake, need pattern support or are interested in private knitting lessons please write to [email protected].
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