Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Reverie

Grab the Reverie slouchy hat knitting pattern. This hat is knit flat in garter stitch with decreases for the crown and then seamed to bring it all together.


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

PDF Bonus: Ad-Free Video



Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitches



Yarn Weight: Worsted

Yardage: 200 – 210 yards {183 – 192 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland

Needle Size: US 8 {5mm} Straight Needles

Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Straight Needles



Measurements: 10″ Wide x 14 1/2″ {25cm x 37cm}

Gauge: 14 STS & 31 row per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 4.1oz {116g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the garter & rib stitch.

Knit flat and then seamed to join in the round.



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.


Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Using size US 8 {5mm} straight needles


Switch to size US 9 {5.5mm} straight needles

Rows 1-36: *K2, P2*, approx 6 ½” {17cm}

Rows 37-73: *K* in garter stitch, approx 5 ½” {14cm}


Decrease for the crown:

Row 74: *K4, K2TOG, PM*

Row 75: *K, SM*

Row 76: *K3, K2TOG, SM*

Row 77: *K, SM*

Row 78: *K2, K2TOG, SM*

Row 79: *K, SM*

Row 80: *K1, K2TOG, SM*

Row 81: *K, SM*

Row 82: *K2TOG, SM*

Row 83: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {approx. 6 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}

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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Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Reverie


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