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This is a super simple slouchy hat knitting pattern where you’ll learn the alternating long rib stitch. It’s the simple combination of knit and purl stitches that give this hat a unique texture.



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: Super Bulky

Yardage: 85 – 95 yards {77 – 86 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Madelinetosh A.S.A.P.

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

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Markers

{Learn About Yarn Substitutes.}



Measurements: 7 1/2″ Wide x 11″ {19cm x 28cm}

Gauge: 14 STS & 18 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 4.6oz {130g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the alternating long rib 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 “Alternating Long Rib Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

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

CO 52 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-5: *K1, P1*

Switch to US 11 {8mm} circular needles with a 16” {40cm} cable

Rounds 6-10: *P1, K1*

Repeat rounds 1-10, 3 more times


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 41: *K3TOG, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, PM* K1, P1, K1, P1, SM {-12 STS 40 STS remaining}

Round 42: *K1, P1, SM*

Round 43: *K3TOG, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, SM* {-10 STS 30 STS remaining}

Round 44: *K1, P1, SM*

Round 45: *K3TOG, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, SM* K3TOG, P1, K1, P1, SM {-8 STS 22 STS remaining}

Round 46: *P1, K1, SM*

Round 47: P1 *K3TOG, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, SM* K3TOG, P1, K1, SM {-6 STS 16 STS remaining}

Round 48: *P1, K1, SM*

Round 49: P1 *K3TOG, P1, K1, P1, remove stitch marker* K3TOG, remove stitch marker {-6 STS 10 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}

K3TOG – knit 3 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} Super Simple Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Snappy