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Grab this bulky hat knitting pattern! Super quick & easy beginner hat knitting pattern. It’s a bit slouchy and knit with 1 skein of yarn!


This is my new favorite hat… and it’s gonna be a hard one to beat.


I don’t usually get all emotional when I put a hat on, but this one was different… it just felt perfect.


“When I put this hat on it felt soooo good I didn’t want to take it off!”



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 & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

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

Suggested Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta

Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} Cable, or DNPs

Needle Size: US 15 {10mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Markers

{Learn About Yarn Substitutes.}



Measurements: 9 1/2″ Wide x 11″ {24cm x 28cm}

Gauge: 9 STS & 15 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 4.5oz {128g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the rib & stockinette 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.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using Size US 13 {9mm} needles with 16″ {40cm} circular cable, or DNPs

CO 40 STS, PM, join in the round

Round 1-4: *K2, P2*

Switch to size US 15 {10mm} needles with 16″ {40cm} circular cable, or DNPs

Rounds 5-30: *K*, approx. 6 1/2” {16cm}


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

Round 32: *K5, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS, 30 STS remaining}

Round 33: *K4, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS, 25 STS remaining}

Round 34: *K3, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS, 20 STS remaining}

Round 35: *K2, K2TOG, SM* {- 5 STS, 15 STS remaining}

Round 36: *K1, K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {- 5 STS, 10 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}

DNPs – 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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{FREE} Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Crazy