Sometimes the best thing that you can do when designing a knit hat is just to simplify. Sure, it’s fun to play with new yarns and explore advanced knitting techniques. But when the yarn is perfect, you can use a fairly straightforward design to showcase it. The result is chic and stylish. I think that’s what I’ve achieved with this slouchy knit hat free pattern.
Make a Big Cable The Star of the Show
In terms of design, this hat was created to boldly showcase a panel of knit cables. It’s always fun to knit cables. They make such a classic statement. They’re sophisticated. They have a sense of style. Yet, despite their rich history across centuries of knitting, cables can always look contemporary. So the main thing that this slouchy knit hat free pattern is all about is the broad cable panel across the front.
Showcase the Yarn with This Slouchy Knit Hat Free Pattern
I designed this pattern using my Chic Sheep yarn. The yarn is luxurious to the touch, and you can almost see that when you look at it in this design. I chose a rich green color for this hat which I named “Road to Success.” Whether success to you looks like lots of money in the bank or a relaxed life out in nature, green is the color that comes to mind. Of course, you could choose a different color for this hat to create your own statement. But the green is a solid choice that stands out as a beautiful accessory. And you can see that the cable looks really good in that green hue!
A Ribbed Brim Keeps The Hat In Place
You’ll use a simple K1 tbl, p 1 repeat around six rounds to create the brim of this hat. The result is a ribbed brim. Obviously this is always a good choice for keeping the hat securely on your head. It stays in place and doesn’t let in the cold. It works especially well with a slouchy hat, which this knit cable hat with pom is designed to be. The slouch gives it a bit of a sporty, casual feel. The ribbing and cabling maintains the sophistication. It’s a very versatile design.
Add a Pom On Top
Top off the slouchy knit hat free pattern with a Pom Pom on top. You can easily use a Pom Pom maker to create this finishing touch for the design. The pom complements the sportiness of the slouch hat style. Because it’s worked in the same solid color as the rest of the hat, it’s still stylishly sophisticated. This is the kind of hat that almost anyone can wear almost anywhere. Make it the star of the show by wearing it with an outfit in neutral colors. It’s a quick way to add panache to an on-the-go outfit.
Get the Slouchy Knit Hat Free Pattern
If you’re ready to make the hat then get the free pattern here or click the image below:
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