A New Slouch Hat

I turned to this hat because I was making a boring-to-knit cowl and needed something to get my knitting mojo back. The idea was to knit 4 rows on the cowl and then spend the rest of my knitting time (for that day) on the hat. Of course once I started in on the hat, I had no desire to go back to the cowl, so I haven’t touched it since.

This is the Skinner Hat by Melissa LaBarre, knit up in a new yarn line that we’ll be adding in to the shop soon. (Still under wraps, but I love the yarn.) It’s a 50/50 merino/silk and knit up beautifully. The hat is long so that it slouches in the back when you wear it. (Or if you have Rapunzel braids, I would imagine you could tuck them all up in there and keep them warm and dry.)

Guess who else likes merino/silk blends? Zoe had a good time checking it out.


I thought I’d celebrate Thanksgiving week by giving away a few things in the blog this week. It seemed fitting to share some extra prizes with all of you, since YOU are at the top of The Loopy Ewe Gratitude List this year. Today’s giveaway – 5 of you will win a copy of this pattern, just because I liked it so much and want to share it with you. If you’d like to be in the running, leave a comment below. We’ll announce the winners on Wednesday’s blog (where we’ll then have another giveaway to share with you.)

Sheri oughttogobacktothecowlnow,butmightstartsomethingelseinstead


  1. I’m probably late for Monday’s drawing but hey this is another way to procrastinate all of the things I have to do today!

  2. Just started a man’s sweater – stockinette – so I relate the the boring knitting situation. This hat looks great – would love to have this pattern.

  3. Love the hat and love the color. Trying to finish up a scarf – it’s a Christmas present – so I can move on to something else.

  4. Adorable and in your favorite color, what could be better! I would lo e to receive that slouchy hat pattern.. Hope that you had a lovely First thanksgiving in good ol’Colorado!

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