Knit Slouchy Hat
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Knit Slouchy Hat

Soft and sophisticated, this knit slouchy hat is a must-have for the fashion forward wardrobe!
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Material List

  • RED HEART® “Shimmer™” (1 ball each):
    1810 Royal A
    1625 Lime B
    or colors of your choice
  • 16-inch Circular Knitting Needles: size 13 [9mm]
  • Double-Pointed Knitting Needles: size 13 [9mm]
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle

Project Instructions

Step: 1

10 sts = 4; 12 rows = 4-inches in pattern with 2 strands of yarn held together. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Step: 2

Finished Size
Hat circumference is 14-inches (35.56cm).

Step: 3

Special Abbreviations
M1 Make 1 (inc) - Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.

Step: 4

A, B, etc = color A, B, etc
K = knit
mm = millimeters
P = purl
st(s) = stitch (es)
p2tog = purl 2 together
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

Step: 5

For this pattern, check your gauge using two strands of yarn.

Step: 6

Holding 1 strand each of A and B together and with circular needle, cast on 52 sts. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.

Step: 7

Work in K2, p2 rib for 1¼-inches.

Step: 8

Next Round *K4, M1; repeat from * around - 65 sts.

Step: 9

Knit 3 rounds, purl 6 rounds.

Step: 10

*Knit 2 rounds, purl 6 rounds; repeat from * until piece measures 10-inches from beginning.

Step: 11

Shape Crown

Step: 12

Note Change to double-pointed needles as needed.

Step: 13

Round 1: *P3, p2tog; repeat from * around - 52 sts.

Step: 14

Round 2: Purl.

Step: 15

Round 3: *P2, p2tog; repeat from * around - 39 sts.

Step: 16

Round 4: *P1, p2tog; repeat from * around - 26 sts.

Step: 17

Round 5: [P2tog] around - 13 sts.

Step: 18

Round 6: P1, [p2tog] around - 7 sts.

Step: 19

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull tight to close top. Weave in ends.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.