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Knit hat pattern


Yarn - Big Twist (color #02009)/ medium 4 / Net Weight - 100 g/ 137 yds (125 m) / about 1 ball needed
Knitting Needles - Circular, 16", Size 3 (3.25 mm) or other size needles needed for the gauge
Gauge - About 14 sts (ribbing) go into 4 inches (10 cm)
Hat Size - S/M (will fit average head circumference)
Complexity - Advanced Beginner

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Slouchy hat knitting pattern

Row-by-row knitting instructions

Cast on 72 sts or multiples of 8 sts on a circular needles.

1st round – k to end
2nd round – k to end


3rd round – [k1, p1] to end
4th round – [sl.1st., p1] to end
Alternate 3rd and 4th rounds.

Rhombus pattern


15th round – [inc.1, (k1, p1) x 4] to end
16th round – [sl.2sts, p7] to end
17th round – [k1, inc1*, k1, p7] to end
18th round – [sl.1st, p1, sl.1st, p7] to end
19th round – [k1, inc1, p1, k1, p2, p2tog, p3] to end
20th round – slip all k sts and purl all p sts
21st round – [k1, p1, inc1, p1, k1, p2, p2tog, p2] to end
22nd round = 20th round
23rd round – [k1, p1, inc1, p2, k1, p1, p2tog, p2] to end
24th round = 20th round
25th round – [k1, p2, inc1, p2, k1, p1, p2tog, p1] to end
26th round = 20th round
27th round – [k1, p2, inc1, p3, k1, p1, p2tog] to end
28th round = 20th round
29th round – [k1, p3, inc1, p3, k1, p2tog] to end
30th round = 20th round
31st round – sl.1st., [p3, inc1, p4, cross sts] to end
32nd round – [p8, sl.2sts] to end
33rd round – [p3, p2tog, p3, k1, inc*, k1] to end
34th round = 20th round
35th round – [p2, p2tog, p3, k1, inc1, p1, k1] to end
36th round = 20th round
37th round – [p2, p2tog, p2, k1, p1, inc1, p1, k1] to end
38th round = 20th round
39th round – [p1, p2tog, p2, k1, p1, inc1, p2, k1] to end
40th round = 20th round
41st round – [p1, p2tog, p1, k1, p2, inc1, p2, k1] to end
42nd round = 20th round


43rd round – [p2tog, p1, k1, p5, k1] to end
44th round = 20th round
45th round – [p2tog, k1, p5, k1] to end
46th round = 20th round
47th round – [cross sts, p5] to end
48th round – p purl sts and slip k sts
49th round – [k2tgo, p5] to end
50th round – [sl.1st., p1, p2tog, p2] to end
51st round – [k1, p2tog, p2] to end
52nd round – [sl.1st., p2tog, p1] to end
53rd round – [k1, p2tog] to end
54th round – sl.1st., [k2tog] to end

Cut the yarn and secure it.


cross sts – sl.1st., k2tog, cross sts (remove one stitch from the left needle, slide one stitch from the right needle to the left one, and pick up the removed stitch on the right needle), k1
inc – increase one stitch
*inc – pick up a st in between two knit sts of previous round
k – knit
k2tog – knit two sts together
p – purl
p2tog – purl two sts together to decrease one st.
sl.1st. – slip one stitch
sl.2sts – slip two sts
st. – stitch


Hat knitting pattern



I would like to know how to

I would like to know how to increase size to fit 24 inch circumference. Is it enough to increase needle size or should I increase amount of stitches also? I am using Red Heart Super Saver yarn Medium 4 yarn. I love the look of this hat. Thanks in advance.

Hi Pioneer Woman,

Hi Pioneer Woman,
It depends on your gauge. Knitters produce different gauges using the same size knitting needles and yarn. It is important to make a small sample of the ribbing pattern before making the final decision. I would use just a larger size needles to adjust the size. Happy knitting!