Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Wisdom

Excellent beginner slouchy hat knitting pattern using super bulky yarn, making it a quick knit.



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 Friendly
Bonus: Video, Checklist


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Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches
Decrease Stitches



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 95 – 100 yards (86 – 91 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needle Sizes: US 11 (8mm) Circular Needles with a 16” (40cm) Cable
Needle Sizes: US 13 (9mm) 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: 9 1/2″ Wide x 14″ (24cm x 36cm)
Gauge: 10 STS & 14 rounds per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the pattern below



Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Knit in the round with a circular needle.
Knit using the rib & stockinette stitch.
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 11 (8 mm) circular needles with a 16″ (40cm) cable.

CO 48 STS, PM, join in the round.
Rounds 1-16: *K2, P2* (approximately 5” (13cm)

(Optional: Switch to size US 13 (9 mm) needles with 16″ (40cm) circular cable for a little extra slouch)

Rounds 17-43 : *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 44 : *K*
Round 45: [K5, K2TOG, PM x6], last 6 STS: K4, K2TOG, SM
Round 46: [K4, K2TOG, SM x6], last 5 STS: K3, K2TOG, SM
Round 47: [K3, K2TOG, SM x6], last 4 STS: K2, K2TOG, SM
Round 48: [K2, K2TOG, SM x6], last 3 STS: K1, K2TOG, SM
Round 49: [K1, K2TOG, SM x6], last 2 STS: K2TOG, SM
Round 50: [K2TOG, remove stitch marker x6], last stitch: K1, 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 *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
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 marker
SM – slip stitch marker
STS – stitches

Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern : Wisdom


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