Slouchy Chunky Hat Knitting Pattern

This slouchy chunky hat knitting pattern is a quick knit and easy to learn, but not just straight knitting. An easy, fast & satisfying project!

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About the Pattern

Available Sizes: One
Size: 20 – 22″ (51 – 56cm) Head Circumference
Styles: One, Slouchy
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Skill Level: Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Video, Checklist
Pattern Name: Chipper

Techniques

Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches
Decrease Stitch

Yarn & Substitutions

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 90 – 100 yards (83 – 92 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needles & Notions

US 11 (8mm) Circular Needles with a 16” (40cm) & 24”+ (60cm) Cable, or DPNs
Extras: Stitch Markers

Gauge

10 STS & 15 rounds per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the pattern below

close-up of a knitted swatch with a wood gauge

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Details

Measurements: 9″ Wide x 13 1/2″ (23cm x 34cm)
Gauge: 10 STS & 15 rounds per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 5.3oz (150g)

Notes

Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Knit using the knit & purl stitch.
Knit in the round with a circular needle.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
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
STS – stitches

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Pattern Instructions

Using 11 (8mm) circular knitting needles with a 16” (40cm) cable

CO 44 STS, PM, join in the round

Rounds 1-17: *K2, P2*

Switch to US 13 (9mm) circular knitting needles with a 16” (40cm) cable

Round 18: *K*

Round 19-20: *K1, P3*

Round 21&24: *K*

Round 22-23: P2, K1 *P3, K1* P1

Repeat rounds 19-23, 3 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 37: [(K4, K2TOG x2) K5, K2TOG] x2 K4, K2TOG (-7 STS 37 STS remaining)

Round 38: [(K3, K2TOG x2) K4, K2TOG] x2 K3, K2TOG (-7 STS 30 STS remaining)

Round 39: [(K2, K2TOG x2) K3, K2TOG] x2 K2, K2TOG (-7 STS 23 STS remaining)

Round 40: [(K1, K2TOG x2) K2, K2TOG] x2 K1, K2TOG (-7 STS 16 STS remaining)

Round 41: [(K2TOG x2) K1, K2TOG] x2, K2TOG (-7 STS 9 STS remaining) (remove stitch markers as you come to them)

End:

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.

Block:

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.

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