Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Grace

Grab this free slouchy hat pattern. One skein of yarn is all you need to knit it.



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



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 80 – 90 yards (73 – 82 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}.



Measurements: 9 1/4″ Wide x 12″ (23cm x 30cm)
Gauge: 10.25 STS & 16.5 rounds per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 4.8oz (135g)



Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Knit using the cable & 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.
Click here to watch the “C4F” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using US 11 (8mm) circular needles with a 16” (40cm) cable.
CO 48 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-12: *P2, K4*
EXCEPT rounds 5 & 9: *P2, C4F*
Rounds 13-39: *K*

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 40: *K*
Round 41: *K4, K2TOG, PM* (-8 STS, 40 STS remaining)
Round 42: *K3, K2TOG, SM* (-8 STS, 32 STS remaining)
Round 43: *K2, K2TOG, SM* (-8 STS, 24 STS remaining)
Round 44: *K1, K2TOG, SM* (-8 STS, 16 STS remaining)
Round 45: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* (-8 STS, 8 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}
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
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

Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Grace


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