Monday, March 18, 2019

A Year of Giving - March - Anchor Bay - Pannonica Slouch

For March, I made a lacy slouch in Anchor Bay, one of my favorite yarns. It is an ultra-soft and versatile blend of Superwash Merino and Cotton that is fabulous for a variety of projects - from babies to adults in both knit and crochet. We will be giving away 3 kits of 2 skeins each (enough to make at least 2 hats per kit) - 2 through the Cascade Yarns Facebook page and 1 through the blog. To enter on the blog, comment with your favorite spring knitting project. The winners will be drawn at 3 pm PST on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
  • 1 skein Anchor Bay (50% Cotton/50% Merino Wool - 262 yds/100 g) - shown in #22 (Chrysanthemum)
  • US 4 - 16" circular needles
  • US 6 - 16" circular needles and DPNs
  • Stitch Marker
  • K - Knit
  • P - Purl
  • YO - Yarn Over
  • K2tog - Knit 2 Together
  • SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit 2 Slipped stitches together

7.5 sts = 1" in K3, P3 - US 4

Finished Measurements 
15, 16" unstretched at brim
Approximately 8.75", 9.75" long

With US 4 - Cast on (108), 120 sts
Join in the round - place marker to show beginning of round
K3, P3 for (1.5"), 2"

Change to US 6

Start Pattern:
Row 1- K3, K2tog, YO, K1
Row 2 - K2, K2tog, YO, K2
Row 3 - K1, K2tog, YO, K3
Row 4 - K2tog, YO, K4
Row 5 - K1, YO, SSK, K3
Row 6 - K2, YO, SSK, K2,
Row 7 - K3, YO, SSK, K1
Row 8 - K4, YO, SSK

Repeat 8 rounds until (8.5"), 9.5" from cast on edge

Start Decreases:
Row 1- K3, K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (99, 110 sts)
Row 2 - K2, K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (90, 100 sts)
Row 3 - K1, K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (81, 90 sts)
Row 4 - K2tog, YO, K4, K2tog, K1 (72, 80 sts)
Row 5 - K1, YO, SSK, K3, K2tog (63, 70 sts)
Row 6 - K2, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog (54, 60 sts)
Row 7- K4, K2tog (45, 50 sts)
Row 8 - K3, K2tog (36, 40 sts)
Row 9 - K2, K2tog (27, 30 sts)
Row 10 - K1, K2tog (18, 20 sts)
Row 11 - K2tog (9, 10 sts)

Cut yarn. Thread tail through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.


  1. Funky hat! My fave spring projects are colourful cowls.

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  3. Nice hat! Question on decrease row 5: K1, YO, SSK, K3, Ktog (63, 70 sts)
    Should Ktog be K2tog?

  4. Super cute hat! My favorite Spring knits are either tees made in linen or cotton blends, or shawls made in any non-wool yarns.

  5. I really like to knit either baby items, cowls or hats using a cotton or cotton blend cascade yarn.

  6. Something small and light like baby things or socks

  7. I like to knit scarves/cowls or hats - - depends on my mood ;-)

  8. Not spring here! :D I am knitting an exquisite "Ecstasy Sweater".Chest 40-42". Unisex. Cables & Intarsia (my original knitting pattern, including the Celtic Cables) with 128 Superwash Cascade Yarns. Heavenly soft wool, which can be washed in a washing machine.Pattern to be shared soon. Very soon!:D Thelma J. Talloo

  9. One skein projects hats cowls or shawls

  10. Springtime I love to knit and crochet lapghans! Especially in bright colors that remind me of Spring.������

  11. Socks in bright cheerful colours

  12. I like making socks and baby gifts

  13. Shawls are my favorite projects all year round, I may just use a brighter more cheerful spring color.

  14. This spring it is all about knitting baby things....blankets, sweaters, hats, booties and socks.

  15. I like to knit shawls in the spring with lightweight yarn. I wonder if this pattern could be transformed into a shawl pattern. Can't wait to try to make this hat!

  16. I have socks on the needles year round.

    1. Deb - you were chosen as the winner from the blog. Please email with your shipping address and phone number so we can send you your prize.

  17. Cardigans, I love cardigans and spring is the best time for wearing them.

  18. I am currently knitting lightweight hats for the cool spring breezes

  19. Lovvveee to win this great yarn!

  20. A lightweight cowl or lacy hat, so this would be just perfect!

  21. Currently working on a caplet, next on the list is socks.

  22. Currently working on a gradient Shawl, a lace sweater and a baby blanket.....

  23. I like to knit small projects in the spring.

  24. The hat is lovely. My daughters would love it.

  25. I like to knit hats year round, because they are portable, small enough that I don't get bored with a pattern, useful, giftable, and usually only need one skein, unless I am doing colorwork :)

  26. I love one skein projects - always feel so accomplished so quickly! This is a great hat pattern, thanks!

  27. Love this hat. I ordered Anchor Bay to make it and the yarn is fabulous. Question - on Row 4 of "start design" - should it be K2Tog, YO, K4 rather than K5?

    1. I believe there is an error in row four of the written directions. It should read K2tog, YO, K4 not K5