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Learn how to knit the rib & welt stitch in this free slouchy hat knitting pattern, which uses less than 1 skein of a chunky yarn.



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

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Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitches



Yarn Weight: Bulky

Yardage: 75 – 85 yards {68 – 77 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Adriafil Llama Classic

Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Markers



Measurements: 8 1/2″ Wide x 10″ {22cm x 25cm}

Gauge: 10 STS & 19 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 3.0oz {80g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the rib & welt 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 “Rib & Welt Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using US 10.5 {6.5mm} circular needles with a 16” {40cm} cable.

CO 64 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-11: *K1, P1*

Round 12 & 13: *K1, P1, K1, P5*

Round 14 & 15: *K1, P1, K5, P1*

Round 16 & 17: *K1, P5, K1, P1*

Round 18 & 19: *K5, P1, K1, P1*

Round 20 & 21: *P4, K1, P1, K1, P1*

Round 22 & 23: *K3, P1, K1, P1, K2*

Repeat rounds 12-23, 2 more times


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 48: *K1, P1, K1, P3, P2TOG, PM* {-8 STS 56 STS remaining}

Round 49: *K1, P1, K1, P2, P2TOG, SM* {-8 STS 48 STS remaining}

Round 50: *K1, P1, K1, K2TOG, P1, SM* {-8 STS 40 STS remaining}

Round 51: *K1, P1, K2TOG, P1, SM* {-8 STS 32 STS remaining}

Round 52: *K1, P1, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS 24 STS remaining}

Round 53: *K2TOG, K1, SM* {-8 STS 16 STS remaining}

Round 54: *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}

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}

P2TOG – purl 2 stitches together

PM – place stitch marker

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches




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{FREE} Rib & Welt Hat Knitting Pattern : Spirited