A Christmas gift to my readers – the Man Slouch.

man slouch

pdf downloadI’d like to celebrate today with a free pattern for my awesome blog readers :) Thank you everyone, for making the Blue Brick such an enjoyable, inspiring experience! This simple slouch/touque is a quick, mindless, easy knit for both guys and gals, but really, it’s one for your man.

The Man Slouch ©Shireen Nadir 2012

Because, let’s face it; guys are picky. It can’t be too detailed, in a girly colour or contain un-manly motifs. Here then, is a base pattern for a very simple hat that can be worn slouchy or not, and dressed up in a number of ways for the more adventurous, from using variegated or self striping yarn to filling in the stockinette sections with your choice of pattern (seed, moss, lace etc.).

The Man Slouch ©Shireen Nadir 2012

The pattern is available for free on Ravelry – Project page here :) In response to the ambitious yet disorganized among us (including me…): yes, if you start one today it can be ready for Christmas!

However, and whatever you celebrate, I hope you have a beautiful holiday season :)


  10 comments for “A Christmas gift to my readers – the Man Slouch.

  1. December 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks! It looks great.

  2. December 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Merry Christmas and blessings of the season to you too

  3. alyson noakes
    September 13, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I’ve just finished the Man Slouch. I’m a beginner at knitting, and the pattern was raved about by all my friends, even my knitting teacher wanted a copy of the pattern. Its really easy to knit and the end result is cool stuff for all the blokes in my life. Thank you heaps for providing such a fab pattern

  4. Jackie
    January 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I made this for a Christmas present for my neighbor (he’s like a son to me) and later told me it’s his favorite Christmas present! He has had people comment on it. I made it out of a variegated and it turned out awesome! Love this pattern!

  5. Clara
    March 27, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I love this pattern. My man is a big guy. He wears a 7 5/8 size cowboy hat. I would really love to make this hat. Will it fit him?

    • March 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Hi there! It’s a pretty forgiving fit, so I suspect you’re fine :) If you are worried you can always increase your cast-on number – I recommend swatching, seeing how many stitches you’re getting to the inch, and increase the cast on accordingly. Measure your guys head to get the right number, and don’t forget to swatch in the round because it can really change your gauge :)

      • Clara
        March 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

        Thank you! Do you have a cowl or scarf pattern that would go with the hat?

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