I love sudden flashes of inspiration. The type that makes you put down everything else and create this genius thing you've just dreamed up. This hat is one of those ideas. I'm not sure exactly where it came from, but last week a slouchy pixie hat seemed like the best idea in the world. Kind of wacky, yes, but also really cute. And since it wasn't too difficult to make, I'm sharing the pattern notes with you!
I'm calling it the Fairy Lights hat, but secretly I refer to it as 'slouchy in front, pixie in back'.
To make one, you'll need:
- 1 skein of Cascade 220 (220 yards, worsted weight)
- A set of US 7 / 4.5 mm double points
- 3 stitch markers
The finished hat measures 22 inches around with a gauge of 22 st/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette.
CO 96 st. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist.
Mark the beginning of the round with a stitch marker
Work in (K1, P1) for 1 inch.
Work (K2, M1) 18 times, then knit to end of round. 114 stitches total.
Knit even for 4 inches, or until the hat measures 5 inches from the brim.
(Knit 38, place marker) twice, knit to end of round.
Row 1: (SSK, K to 2 st before next marker, K2tog) three times.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat these two rows until there are 6 st left, ending with row 1.
K2tog until 1 stitch remains. Cut yarn and pull through the loop.
Weave in ends and pretend to be a pixie (or even a gnome)!