My daughter wanted the perfect slouchy hat, like these from the Marni runway show a fews seasons back. It is a very simple pattern, but seems to be a success as she hardly takes it off! You can use a chunky yarn or dk weight doubled. A simple pattern calls for luxurious yarn, and this Luster yarn from Verb for Keeping Warm is soft and springy.
General knitting skills.
small (medium, large)
20 (22, 24)" head
Soft, chunky weight yarn or dk weight used double, that gets gauge.
Sample: 1 skein A Verb for Keeping Warm Luster dk used doubled (100% blue faced leicester, 75 g/165 yds)
Alternate Yarn: 2 skeins Debbie Bliss cashmerino chunky 55% merino wool 33% microfiber 12% cashmere, 50 g/72 yds)
16 sts = 4" (row gauge not important) in stitch pattern with #10 needles. This is measured unstretched. Swatch stretches easily to 12 sts = 4".