Slouchy Pom Pom Hat – A Free Knitting Pattern

Being a lifelong craftaholic I’m no stranger to the pom pom. Memories of yarn-covered tin can pencil holders and ricrack come to mind.

But lo and behold, again my childhood craft projects are becoming popular again (remember friendship bracelets?) Yes, the pom pom is this season’s biggest accessory trend. So I’ve decided to stay on board the pom pom train and offer up a delicious, fluffy, slouchy hat pattern. It’s got extended ribbing in case you want to fold it up for a thicker brim.

Slouchy Pom Pom Hat | A free pattern from Alaska Knit Nat

Slouchy Pompom Hat

What you’ll need:

1 skein each Loops & Threads Wool to Wash in pink and grey or any worsted weight yarn

size US 9 circular and double pointed needles

darning needle

pom pom maker or large serving fork

stitch marker

Slouchy Pom Pom Hat | A free pattern from Alaska Knit Nat

Abbreviations:

CO = cast on

K1, P1 = knit 1, purl 1

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

Slouchy Pom Pom Hat | A free pattern from Alaska Knit Nat

Directions:

On circular needles CO 80 stitches in pink. Join in the round being sure not to twist the stitches. K1, P1 ribbing for 24 rows. Start knitting across all rounds. Knit 29 rounds in stockinette or until work measures 9 inches from the edge. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.

Begin decrease as follows:

*k2tog, k6* Repeat * till end of round
K one round
*K2tog, k5*, repeat * till end of round
K one round
*K2tog, k4*, repeat * till end of round (switch to double points here)
K one round
*K2tog, k 3*, repeat * till end of round
K one round
*K2tog, k 2*, repeat * till end of round
K one round
*K2tog, k1*, repeat * till end of round
*K2tog*, repeat * till end of round.
Cut yarn leaving an 8-inch tail. Using a darning needle, draw up remaining stitches and weave in ends.

Slouchy Pom Pom Hat | A free pattern from Alaska Knit Nat

For pompom:

Use the grey yarn to create your pom pom. I love my pom pom maker, but you can also use the giant fork method. Once your pom pom is trimmed and pretty, secure it to the top of the hat using yarn and a darning needle. I like to go through the pom pom a few times to really get it to stay on the hat.

Slouchy Pom Pom Hat | A free pattern from Alaska Knit Nat

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