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Grab this free hat knitting pattern. It uses super bulky yarn and has a faux cable stitch brim.



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 & Mobile Friendly

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Knit Flat & Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitches

Faux Cable Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 75 – 85 yards {69 – 78 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


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: 10″ Wide x 10″ {25cm x 25cm}

Gauge: 8 3/4 STS & 13 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 4.4oz {125g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the ripple knit 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 “Ripple Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth} & Knit in the Round:

Knitting flat, using US 11 {8mm} straight needles.


Row 1, 3, 5, 7 {WS}: K1 *P2, K1*

Row 2, 4, 6 {RS}: P1 *RT, P1*

Slide your stitches to a 16” {40cm} cable to knit in the round.

Round 8 {RS}: *K* K2TOG joining in the round {I knitted all the way around and when I came to the last stitch I knitted it into my first stitch of the next round to reinforce the join, leaving 45 STS. You can sew up the rim

seam now or when you’re finished.}

Rounds 9-29: *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 30: *K4, K2TOG, PM* K3, SM {knit the last 3 STS}

Round 31: *K3, K2TOG, SM* K1, K2TOG, SM

Round 32: *K2, K2TOG, SM* K2, SM

Round 33: *K1, K2TOG, SM* K2, SM

Round 34: *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

RT – Right Twist – K2TOG, without dropping STS from left needle, knit into the first stitch, slip both sts to the right needle together

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches




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