Ballard Slouch (Free)
The Ballard Slouch from SweetGeorgia Yarns uses a lovely clover lace pattern to form the basis for a slouchy beret-style hat. Its easy-to-memorize lace pattern makes for a very simple and elegant one-skein gift. Originally knit it in their Merino Silk Aran (WEBS does not carry), lush and cushy Trinity Worsted would make an excellent substitute.
Finished Measurements: Fits up to 22” head circumference
Yarn Requirements: Approx 185 yards of worsted weight yarn; shown in SweetGeorgia Yarn Merino Silk Aran (WEBS does not carry, but Trinity Worsted is an excellent substitute)
Needle(s): US size 7 & 8 (4.5 & 5mm) 16” circular needles; US size 8 DPNs
Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1” on larger needle