This whimsical striped topper is fun and easy to make— perfect for a beginning knitter or a satisfying project for a knitter at any level. Complementary colors and a tasseled drawstring add to the irreverent effect. Wear it with or without a ponytail through the gathered opening.
About 18 (19½)” (45.5 49.5 cm) circumference at brim and 9¼ (10½)”
(23.5 26.5 cm) tall.
To fit 18½–20 (20–21½)” (47–51 51–54.5 cm) head circumference.
Hat shown in 18” (45.5 cm) size.
Tip: select a size that will fit snuggly around your ears because the slouchy design is slightly top heavy and tends to slip off the back of the head.
Fingering (#1 super fine)
Shown here: Quince & Co. Finch (100% wool; 221 yd/50g); Color A #133 winesap, 1 skein; Color B #139 belize, 1 skein.
U.S size 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles
U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) straight needles (for ribbing)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
24 sts and 40 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with larger needles