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Picot Edge Slouch Hat With Malabrigo Rios Yarn

20140227-120528.jpg Hello fellow yarn lovers. Today I’m sharing with you my latest favorite hat with a free pattern Plymouth Yarn’s Royal Llama Silk Hat by Jan Wise. It can also be found on Ravelry. I knit my hat with one skein of Malabrigo Rios, approx. 200 yds, on size 6 & 8 16″ circulars, and size 8 dbl points at the end. I made a couple of adjustments in the pattern.  First off, Round 5 she calls it the turning round. What she means is this is the round you will fold up to create that lovely picot edge. The pattern calls for you to keep a very long tail to use later to stitch the hem up to create this picot edge. I find it easier to follow the pattern to Round 9.   At Round 9, fold the beginning edge, picking up one edge stitch along with the stitch on your needle, knitting these two stitches together, repeating around the hat. No need for that long tail and more finish work at the end of your project! 20140227-121425.jpg You can see in the pictures above that the picot edge is not there! But just fold the cast on edge up to meet the 9th round and knit 1 st from the edge and 1 st from the needle tog and you're set! 20140227-121500.jpg 20140227-121527.jpg 20140227-121553.jpg Voila!!!  A beautiful picot edge! Secondly, the hat sizes are listed as 19.55 / 20 inches. This just creates all kinds of questions in my head. Suffice to say I have a 23″ head. The 20″ size is plenty big enough for my head and not in the least bit tight. I hope you will give this hat a try. It is simple, very pretty, and adapted well to my Malabrigo Rios yarn :) Happy Knitting!  Maria


Posted by Melissa on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 18:00

Your hat turned out beautifully! I too have a large head and it is so good to know that the fit is still good!

Posted by Maria on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 18:00

I don’t have any spool knitting or loom knitting patterns however if you go to and join that site (it is free!), I believe you can find some patterns there. Good luck and let me know how it goes :)

Posted by Kelley Hobart on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 18:00

We’ll see what we can come up with and post here for you! That’s great you spool knit for these charities!!

Posted by Alice green on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 18:00

Do you have any patterns for spool knitting, because of arthritis I can no longer knit or crochet. I am 80 years old & a disabled widow lady. I enjoy spool knitting. I receive yarn donated to me & spool knit hats for homeless,vets,active service person,hospice & a local home for abused children. I would appreciate patterns for spool knitting. Thank you so much.

Posted by Maria Welke on Wed, Oct-05-2016, 18:00

I really like it! Let me know how yours turns out k?

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