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Razor Slouch Hat

Please meet the Razor Slouch Hat! This is an idea that’s been simmering in my head for a long time. It’s based on a traditional Shetland lace pattern known as razor shell. It’s sharp no matter what style of sock yarn you use; semi-solid, space-dyed, or hand painted. There are two sizes to knit, but four sizes in effect – the hat can be blocked larger or unblocked and left smaller.

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It’s knit in the round from the brim up to the crown. Both written and charted instructions are included. There are four sizes (in effect) that range from smallest to largest as follows: small, unblocked; large, unblocked; small, blocked; large, blocked. The pink hat is a large & blocked; the green is large & unblocked, and the navy multi is small & blocked.
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The stitch pattern is well defined, so the blocking decision is strictly based on your size preferences. Requirements are: Small(Large) 195m/210yd(220m/240yd) fingering/sock yarn, and a 32” 3.0mm circular needle & a 32” US #7/4.5mm circular needle.
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It’s available now for purchase now ($6.00USD); please check out my Ravelry pages for details on the individual hats!
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PS: Big thanks to GoodGriefLucy, for test knitting & making some great text suggestions.
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PPS: I was going to title this post “Women Go Crazy For A Sharp-Dressed Tam”, but it’s not really a tam, and it doesn’t need to be dressed out. And how relevant is ZZ Top these days? Anyways.)

One Comment

  1. adriene says:

    Gorgeous pattern! I love the yarn used in the second photo – what a great way to show of a variegated yarn!