{FREE} Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Commitment


Here is a cable stitch hat knitting pattern that creates a classic look you will love.



Available Sizes: One

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

Styles: Two, Stocking & Slouchy

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

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Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitch

Cable Stitches



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 70 – 105 yards {64 – 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, Cable Needle


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}.



Gauge: 8 STS & 14 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Stocking Hat Details:

Measurements: 8″ Wide x 10″ {20cm x 25cm}

Yardage: 70 – 80 yards {64 – 73 meters}

Slouchy Hat Details:

Measurements: 8″ Wide x 12 1/2″ {20cm x 32cm}

Yardage: 85 – 105 yards {87 – 96 meters}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the rib & cable 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 learn how to “C4F” in my video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 48 STS, PM, join in the round

Round 1-4: *K2, P2*

Note: Every 5th round you’ll do 4 cables

Rounds 5-9: *P2, K4*

Round 10: *P2, K4, P2 ,C4F*

Repeat Rounds 5-10, 3 more times for the stocking hat

Repeat Rounds 5-10, 5 more times for the slouchy hat


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 1: *P2, K4*

Round 2: *P2, K4*

Round 3: *P2, K4, PM*

Round 4: *P2, K2, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 40 STS remaining}

Round 5: *P2TOG, K3, SM* {-8 STS, 32 STS remaining}

Round 6: *K2, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 24 STS remaining}

Round 7: *K1, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 16 STS remaining}

Round 8: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {-8 STS, 8 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 *

C4F – cable4front {Transfer 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit the 2 stitches off the cable needle}

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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