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Available Sizes: One

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

Styles: 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 {Optional}



Yarn Weight: Worsted

Yardage: 135 – 145 yards {123 – 132 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Morehouse Farms, Sliver

Needle Size: US 10 {6mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Markers {Optional}



Measurements: 8 1/2″ Wide x 13″ {22cm x 33cm}

Gauge: 15 STS & 20 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 2.0oz {57g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

No decrease for the crown.

Knit using the 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 US 10 {6mm} circular needles with a 16” {40cm} cable.

CO 64 STS, join in the round.

Knit all other rounds until desired length. I knit until I had about 12″ {30cm} of yarn left, no leftover yarn. :)

{Don’t worry about the beginning stitch, just end it whenever you’re about to run out of yarn.}


The hat in the photo does not have a crown decrease.

Crown Decrease {Optional}:

Round 1: *K6, K2TOG, PM*

Round 2: *K5, K2TOG, SM*

Round 3: *K4, K2TOG, SM*

Round 4: *K3, K2TOG, SM*

Round 5: *K2, K2TOG, SM*

Round 6: *K1, K2TOG, SM*

Round 7: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker*


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}

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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{FREE} Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : I Am Worthy