• shown in Merino Silk Aran (Ultraviolet)
  • shown in Merino Silk Aran (Ultraviolet)

Ballard Slouch

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A lovely clover lace pattern is the basis for a slouchy beret-style hat. Its easy lace pattern makes for a very simple and elegant one-skein gift. Knit it up in a luxurious and drapey Merino Silk Aran or a lush and cushy Superwash Worsted yarn.

So named “Ballard” since I started knitting this during the border crossing (90 minutes) on my way to the Earthues Natural Dye Studio in Ballard, Seattle, WA.

SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Aran (50% silk, 50% merino; 185 yd/100 g): 1 skein OR SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted (100% superwash merino; 200 yd/115 g): 1 skein

US Size 7 and 8 (4.5 mm and 5 mm) 16” circular needles and US 8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles

finished size
Fits up to a 22-inch head circumference

4.5 sts per inch using larger needle