The Sunset Slouch is inspired by brilliant California sunsets and the laidback lifestyle of coastal NorCal. This lightweight hat is designed for nearly all-season wear, especially if you live in an area where the temperature drops significantly after sunset.
The Sunset Slouch is the perfect simple knit with a huge color payoff, using nine colors in the Hudson + West Co. palette.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 1 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% US Merino / 30% US Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): MC midnight (navy); CC1 fawn (natural beige); CC2 lake (gray-blue); CC3 juniper (medium green); CC4 evergreen (dark green); CC5 gold leaf (green-yellow); CC6 red feather (burnt orange); CC7 barn red (deep red); CC8 jam (purple), 1 skein each; or one Sunset Slouch Kit.
21” (53 cm) circumference (unstretched), 9” (23 cm) height.
Size A: (for hat body): Size US 4 (3.5 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular needle and a set of doubled-pointed needles, or a long circular needle for magic loop per knitter preference.
Size B: (for ribbing): US 3 (3.25 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular needle or long needle for magic loop per knitters preference.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch marker (m); tapestry needle; (optional) sharp sewing needle and thread; (optional) H+W Custom Foldover Leather Label.
23 sts and 36 rows per 4” (10 cm) over St st on Size A needle, after blocking.
Decreasing; circular knitting; jogless joins.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits (2015-2018) and hails from the Hudson Valley where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East.
Find all her designs on her Ravlery design page at https://www.ravelry.com/designers/meghan-babin.