Happy Holidays! 

I am constantly amazed that a small knitting business started 9 years ago in my living room has grown so much, but grown it has! With my website, blog, Amazon, Etsy, Craftsy, Ravelery, YouTube, and the sales from 2 published books, we are now a community of over 250,000 knitters from all over the world. I feel truly, deeply blessed to be even a small part of your life. Knitting is such a joy, isn't it? :)

So I wanted to create a free, simple-to-knit pattern for all of my awesome followers out there.  Et, voila! This slouch hat!

This hat is fun to knit, and fun to wear. It knits up in about 2 - 3 hours, and is a perfect starter project for a newbie. It's super playful and cute, and can be worn in many ways depending on your mood for the day. My fav is pulled way down, with the 'ears' tucked in. Let me know how you like to wear it, and send me pics if you have the chance. 

Many blessings for you, and all of the people in your life for whom you knit, in 2018!

Pattern

Materials:

2 skeins sport weight yarn, less than 100g/3oz total (Sample knit in Katia Basic Sport color 011)

A pair of 5mm/US8 knitting needles

A pair of scissors

A darning needle

Instructions:

Cast on 40 stitches.

Knit 1 row.

Knit 5 rows of 1x1 rib (k1, p1, repeat).

Continue in stockingnet stitch (k1 row, p1row, repeat) until work measures 40.5cm/16'.

Knit 5 rows of 1x1 rib.

Cast off.

Seam up sides and darn in ends.

Enjoy! xo