Scroll down to view the FREE knitting pattern or purchase the ad-free PDF.


Grab this Belonging slouchy hat knitting pattern. This is a great beginner hat knitting pattern if you’re looking for your first hat to knit.



Available Sizes: One

Size: 20-22″ {51-56cm} Head Circumference

Style: One, Slouchy

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video



Knit in the Round

Knit Stitches

Decreases Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 95 – 105 yards {87 – 96 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} 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: 9 1/2″ Wide x 13″ {24cm x 33cm}

Gauge: 9 STS & 14 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 5.3oz {150g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the rib & stockinette knit stitches.

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.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using a 16” cable, or DPNs

CO 42 STS, PM, join in the round

Rounds 1-42: *K*, approx. 12” {30cm}


Note {Optional}:

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


Decrease for the crown:

Round 43: *K5, K2TOG, PM* {-6 STS, 36 STS remaining}

Round 44: *K4, K2TOG, SM* {-6 STS, 30 STS remaining}

Round 45: *K3, K2TOG, SM* {-6 STS, 24 STS remaining}

Round 46: *K2, K2TOG, SM* {-6 STS, 18 STS remaining}

Round 47: *K1, K2TOG, SM* {-6 STS, 12 STS remaining}

Round 48: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {-6 STS, 6 STS remaining}



Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” 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

PM – place stitch marker

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches




Pin-it for Later:


Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. Reselling, rewriting or distributing the pattern itself is prohibited.

I’m honored to have you create and sell hand knitted items with my patterns! All items made using Brome Fields patterns can be sold at local events and online sales, in small quantities {less than 100}. For commercial opportunities, please contact [email protected] I do ask that you give us, Brome Fields, credit for the pattern(s). Thank you so much!


Purchase the PDF to access the Ad-Free video(s)!

{FREE} Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Belonging

Scroll down to view the FREE knitting pattern or purchase the ad-free PDF.


Purchase the PDF to access the Ad-Free video(s)!