It is dangerous to let your children browse Pinterest.
When mine do then it usually turns into another project for me.
Daughter #1 saw this cap and wanted it.
At $14 it wasn't a bad price, but when I said we could make one she looked at me a little incredulously. I've made many a knit cap using circular needles and I knew I could come awfully close to this style.
I made a practice one with some yarn from her stash and came up with the pattern adapted from the cap pattern I usually use.
Here's the first prototype modeled by my youngest daughter who has also commandeered this hat.
The yarn I used was junk, to be quite honest. But is was a freebie and it worked just fine for practice. It is just really stiff once it is made up and so it doesn't really slouch. Although, the pattern allows for some great stretch to accommodate a ponytail underneath.
Top view of crown shaping
On the second hat (that goes to daughter #1) we decided that 6 rows of ribbing instead of 4 was better for the edge.
Detail of pattern
And this yarn was a bit softer and slouches better.
Slouchy Knit Hat
Finished hat circumference 20” and from edge to top.
Size 8 – 16” circular needles
Size 8 double-pointed needles
Cast on 84 sts.
Ribbing:Join and work 6 rnds in k1, p1 rib.
Body of Hat:
*Knit 3 rnds.
Purl 5 rnds
Knit 3 rnds.
Work 3 rnds in k1, p1, rib.*
Repeat above section between (* *) 2 more times.
Knit 1 round
Shape crown, working decs as follows, changing to dpns when necessary.
Rnd 1: *k2tog, k4; rep from * -70 sts.
Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8 knit
Rnd 3: *k2tog, k3; rep from * -56 sts.
*Start using Dpns at Round 5
Rnd 5: *k2tog, k2; rep from * -42 sts.
Rnd 7: *k2tog, k1; rep from * -28 sts.
Rnd 9: *k2tog; rep from * -14 sts.
Rnd 10: k2tog 7 times -7 sts.
Cut yarn. With tapestry needle, run tail through remaining 7 stitches and fasten off. Weave in ends.
My suggestion for a slouchy-ier hat would be to add to the purl rounds and/or to the ribbing rounds. Give it a bit more length and then therefore more slouch.
Add another section repeat (for a total of 4) if you like your hat really slouchy.
I'm working on #3 for me. Love the green.
Enjoy! And stay warm.
We've got 20's today and it feels balmy compared to our past week of sub zero wind chill temps.