This gorgeous slouchy lace Hat was originally published in the Knit On The Net magazine. It has since been thoroughly revised, with fresh charts and new tech editing. Knit sideways using short rows for shaping, this really is a custom fit knit - simply knit to fit! Yarn: 169 (190, 211) yd/156 (174, 194) m 27yd/24m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. Worsted weight, single ply or multi-plied yarn Needles & Notions: Pair 4.5mm/UK7/US7 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge 4.5mm crochet hook Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn Tapestry needle Sample details: Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi (225yd/206m per 4oz/114g; 100% Merino) Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head Alternative yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (216yd/198m per 100g; 100% Merino) Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St. Sizes: To fit size: 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm Finished size: 16 (18, 20) in/40.5 (45.75, 50.75) cm Skills required: Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, lace Pattern contents Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, Short Rows (w&t) & Kitchener Stitch Note Fit is determined by row gauge– if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.