Alternating Chevron Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Hearty

This alternating chevron slouchy hat knitting pattern is knit-in-the-round using Day 28 of my #100daysofknitstitches challenge with the lovely Malabrigo Rasta super bulky yarn.



Available Sizes: One
Size: 20 – 22″ {51 – 56cm} Head Circumference
Styles: One, Slouchy
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner
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Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches
Decrease Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 75 – 85 yards {68 – 77 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta
Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs
Extras: Stitch Markers


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande
Lang Yarns Virginia
Phildar Phil Alaska
Rowan Big Wool Yarn
MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Measurements: 8 1/2″ Wide x 11″ {22cm x 28cm}
Gauge: 9 STS & 15 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 4.8oz {135g}



Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Knit using the rib & alternating chevron stitch.
Knit in the round with a circular needle.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.



Click here to watch the “How to Block a Hat” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to Decrease for the Crown” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “Alternating Chevron Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using US 13 {9mm} circular needles with a 16” {40cm} cable.

CO 40 STS, PM, join in the round

Rounds 1-4: *K2, P2*



You can place a stitch marker after each repeat to keep track of your stitches.


Round 05: *P4, K1, P1, K4*

Round 06: *P3, K2, P2, K3*

Round 07: *P2, K2, P1, K1, P2, K2*

Round 08: *P1, K2, P2, K2, P2, K1*

Round 09: *K2, P3, K3, P2*

Round 10: *K1, P4, K4, P1*

Repeat rounds 5-10, 4 more times for a total of 5 chevrons

{measures approximately 8” {20cm} from the beginning}


Note {Optional}:

When the stitches get too tight switch to a longer cable and knit using the magic loop method.


Decrease for the crown:

Round 35: *K* if you used stitch markers remove them as you come to them

Round 36: *K6, K2TOG, PM* {- 5 STS 35 STS remaining}

Round 37: *K5, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS 30 STS remaining}

Round 38: *K4, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS 25 STS remaining}

Round 39: *K3, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS 20 STS remaining}

Round 40: *K2, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS 15 STS remaining}

Round 41: *K1, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS 10 STS remaining}

Round 42: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {- 5 STS 5 STS remaining}



Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” {25cm} tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.



To block this hat I use a saucer. Like a teacup and saucer. ;) I put it inside the hat, so the bottom “swirl” is in the center of the saucer and the saucer is bulging outward, spritz it with some water, pat dry with a clean towel and let it dry overnight.



* – * – repeat between *
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
DPNs – double pointed needles
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
PM – place stitch marker
SM – slip stitch marker
STS – stitches




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Alternating Chevron Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Hearty


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