Sock Stashbuster Slouchy Hat


Knitting pattern PDF download


Looking for a stashbuster?  This is a nice, simple slouchy hat construction. You can follow the fun, stashbusting stripe instructions, or you can just use this pattern as a basic structure for a slouch hat made with any fingering-weight yarn.

If you like this pattern, check out the matching Scrunchy Ombre Arm Warmers pattern, available from Knit Picks as either a single PDF download or as part of the Under 100 Knit Collection book and ebook.  Both patterns make great stashbusters.

You can use up the seemingly-useless, tiny balls of leftover sock yarn that are sitting in your stash (if it’s anything like mine). If you have a small kitchen scale, simply weigh a pile of up to 50 grams of sock yarn, and you’ll know you have enough.

Don’t forget to join us in the Aknitica Designs group on Ravelry! It’s a great place to talk over colour choices and give the rest of us inspiration. 🙂

The colours used in my sample are Knit Picks Palette in
Fairy Tale,
Garnet Heather,
Bittersweet Heather,
Turmeric (again),
and Whirlpool.

Size:  One.  Fits Adult/Teenager

Yarn:   50 grams of fingering-weight

Needles:  Size 3 US (3.25 mm) circular needles for knitting in the round.  A 16″ will work for most of the hat, but you’ll need 2 circs (Or Magic Loop or dpn’s if your prefer) for the crown shaping.

Skills Needed:

  • Increasing & decreasing
  • Sewing in ends
  • Knitting in the round


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