k   knit
p   purl
st(s)    stitch(es)
k2tog   knit 2 stitches together (decrease)
m1       make one—from the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into back of loop (increase)
yo       yarn over
 [  ]  repeat directions inside brackets as indicated
* repeat directions from asterisk as indicated

19 sts and 30 rows = 4 in. in stockinette stitch with larger needles. Make sure to check your gauge and adjust needle size to match gauge.

LACE PATTERN (multiple of 11 sts)
Lace Round 1:  *[K2tog] twice, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, [k2tog] twice; repeat from * to end of round.
Lace Round 2:  Knit.

With smaller needles and contrasting color, cast on 108 sts.  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist cast-on row.  Place marker at beginning of round.
Rounds 1-2:  [K1, p1] to end of round.
Change to main color. Continue in k1, p1 until ribbing measures 2 in. from cast-on round.
Knit 1 round.
Increase round: [K3, m1] around until 3 sts remain. K3: 143 sts.
Change to larger needles.
Knit 1 round.
Begin lace pattern. Work lace rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 6½ in. from cast-on round.

Crown decreases: (change to double-pointed needles when sts no longer fit around the circular needle)
Round 1 and all odd-numbered rounds:  Knit.
Round 2:  [K9, k2tog] 13 times:  130 sts.
Round 4:  [K8, k2tog] 13 times:  117 sts.
Round 6:  [K7, k2tog] 13 times:  104 sts.
Round 8:  [K6, k2tog] 13 times:  91 sts.
Round 10:  [K5, k2tog] 13 times:  78 sts.
Round 12:  [K4, k2tog] 13 times:  65 sts.
Round 14:  [K3, k2tog] 13 times:  52 sts.
Round 16:  [K2, k2tog] 13 times:  39 sts.
Round 18:  [K1, k2tog] 13 times:  26 sts.
Round 20:  [K2tog] 13 times:  13 sts.

Cut yarn with a 12-in. tail. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and pull through remaining stitch loops; tighten and weave in tail neatly on wrong side. Weave in all ends. Gently wash and block.]

Hat measures about 9-1/2 in. wide x 8-1/2 in. high and fits a 22-in. head circumference.

Slouchy Knit Hat Pattern designed by Marie Grace Smith. Photography by Joel Eagle.

Craft provided by Juniper Moon Farm.