{FREE} Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Dignity


Grab this retro inspired slouchy hat knitting pattern. Plus, it only uses 1 skein of yarn!



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

PDF Bonus: Ad-Free Video, Checklist



Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitch

Twist Stitch

Increase Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 55 – 95 yards {50 – 87 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} Cable, or DPNs

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}.



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


Stocking Hat Details:

Yardage: 55 – 65 yards {50 – 59 meters}

Measurements: 8 1/2″ Wide x 9″ {22cm x 23cm}

Weight: 3.5oz {100g}


Slouchy Hat Details:

Yardage: 85 – 95 yards {77 – 87 meters}

Measurements: 8 1/2″ Wide x 12″ {22cm x 30cm}

Weight: 5.1oz {145g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the rib & ripple 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.

Click here to learn the “Ripple Knit Stitch” in my video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using size US 11 {8mm} needles with 16″ {40cm} circular cable, or DPNs

CO 45 STS, PM, join in the round

Round 1-5: *K3, P2*

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


Round 6: *K*

Round 7: *RT, K1*

Round 8: *K*

Round 9: *K1, RT*

Repeat Rounds 6-9, 4 more times for the stocking hat

Repeat Rounds 6-9, 7 more times for the slouchy hat


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 1: *K*

Round 2: *K3, K2TOG, PM* {- 9 STS, 36 STS remaining}

Round 3: *K2, K2TOG, SM* {- 9 STS, 27 STS remaining}

Round 4: *K1, K2TOG, SM* {- 9 STS, 18 STS remaining}

Round 5: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {- 9 STS, 9 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

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PM – place stitch marker

RT – Right Twist – K2TOG, without dropping STS from left needle, knit into the first stitch, slip both sts to the right needle together

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches




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