Plaid Slouchy Pattern

Plaid Slouchy Beanie

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Needles: Size 15 circular
Yarn: two colors of a super chunky OR doubled worsted-bulky weight.

Abbreviations:
K – knit
P – purl
M1 – make one
MC – main color
CC – contrasting color
K2Tog – knit two together
PM – place marker

Cast on 36 stitches with MC

Ribbing: Knit in k2, p2 rib for 8 rows or to desired length.

Join CC and continue in St Stitch as follows

Row 1: [1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 4 MC, M1MC] Repeat three more times. 1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 5 MC. (40 stitches total)

Row 2: [1 MC, 1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 4 MC] Repeat four more times

Row 3: [1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 5 MC] Repeat four more times

Row 4: [1 MC, 1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 4 MC] Repeat four more times

Row 5: [5 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 1MC] Repeat four more times

Row 6: [4 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC] Repeat four more times

Row 7: [5 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 1MC] Repeat four more times

Row 8: [4 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC] Repeat four more times

Row 9: [1 CC, 1 MC, 1 CC, 5 MC] Repeat four more times.

Continue hat by following row 9 with rows 2-8. (so the pattern should go 1-8, 9, 2-8, 9, 2-8) knit until hat reaches desire length, about 10 inches is nice, ending on row 8 or 4.

Decreases: Begin on a row 9 or 5 *(See note below)

Set up row: continuing in color pattern, [knit 8, pm] Repeat four more times.*

Row 2: [K to two before marker, k2tog ] Repeat 4 more times

Row 3: Knit all stitches

Row 4: same as row 2

Row 5: move all markers forward 4 stitches (to other side of next solid color block) remembering to move last one forward as you knit the next row if you don’t have ones that open and close around your needles.

Row 6: k2, k2tog, pm if you haven’t already, k4. [k to two before marker, k2tog, k4] repeat brackets 3 more times.

Row 7: knit all stitches

Row 8: [k to two before marker, k2tog, k4] repeat brackets 3 more times.

Finish: break ends, weave tails through remaining stitches and tuck strings!

*It looks best if your decreases fall on a solid patch. The set-up row is written to begin on a row 9. If you choose to begin on row 5 set it up as follows: In color pattern k4, pm, [k8, pm] repeat brackets three more times, k4. Remember to think 4 ahead in the decrease pattern as well. This means you basically do rows 5-8 and then 1-4.

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