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Emily's Super Slouchy Knit Hat Free Knit Pattern by Jessie At Home

Emily’s Super Slouchy Hat
Free Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot


I made this hat for my fabulous photographer and babysitter. She wanted a slouchy hat in natural colors, and this was what I came up with. It is quite simple and a quick knit, great for bringing along with you if you need a project to take with you in waiting rooms or while traveling!

The brim can be left as is, or it can be folded up to make the hat a little less slouchy, and add extra warmth around the ears. I love wearing mine this way!

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Child, Child Large, Adult, Adult Large
Fits 18 (20, 22, 24) inch head

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) stripes in Earth(ish) 70 g/130 yds per skein
2 skeins, all sizes

US 8/5.00 mm

17 sts by 22 rows in stockinette in a 4″ square

Stitches and Skills used:
CO ~ cast on
K ~ knit
P ~ purl
Kfb ~ knit in front and back



CO 72 (80, 88, 96)

Work in rounds, be careful not to twist. Place a marker to indicate the end of the round.

Rnd 1~12: [K2, p2] around entire round. (72 (80, 88, 96) sts)

Rnd 13: [Kfb, k8 (9, 10, 11)] around entire round. (80 (88, 96, 104) sts)

Rnd 14~27: K all (80 (88, 96, 104) sts)

Rnd 28~30: P all (80 (88, 96, 104) sts)

Rep rnds 14 ~30: 1 (2, 2, 3) more times

Decrease Set up Rounds (by size):

Size Child:
Rnd 1&2: K all (80 sts)
Move onto decrease rounds

Size Teen:
Rnd 1&2: K all (88 sts)
Rnd 3: [K2tog, k9] 8 times. (80 sts)
Rnd 4: K all (80 sts)
Move onto decrease rounds

Size Adult:
Rnd 1&2: K all (96 sts)
Rnd 3: [K2tog, k10] 8 times. (88 sts)
Rnd 4: K all (88 sts)
Rnd 5: [K2tog, k9] 8 times. (80 sts)
Rnd 6: K all (80 sts)
Move onto decrease rounds

Size Adult Large:
Rnd 1&2: K all (104 sts)
Rnd 3: [K2tog, k11] 8 times. (96 sts)
Rnd 4: K all (96 sts)
Rnd 5: [K2tog, k10] 8 times. (88 sts)
Rnd 6: K all (88 sts)
Rnd 7: [K2tog, k9] 8 times. (80 sts)
Rnd 8: K all (80 sts)
Move onto decrease rounds

Decrease rounds: (all sizes)
Rnd 1: [K2tog, k8] 8 times. (72 sts)
Rnd 2 and all remaining even rnds: K all
Rnd 3: [K2tog, k7] 8 times. (64 sts)
Rnd 5: [K2tog, k6] 8 times. (56 sts)
Rnd 7: [K2tog, k5] 8 times. (48 sts)
Rnd 9: [K2tog, k4] 8 times. (40 sts)
Rnd 10: [K2tog, k3] 8 times. (32 sts)
Rnd 11: [K2tog] 16 times. (16 sts)

Bind off, clip yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tail onto a yarn needle and thread it through all 16 bind off stitches, then pull tight to close the hole. Weave in ends.

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9 Comments on Emily’s Super Slouchy Hat

  1. Jan Sedlar
    December 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I usually crochet and it has been a while since I knitted but does this pattern call for dp needles or circular needles or did I miss that?

    • Jessie
      December 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Sorry, I didn’t put that in because I tend to leave that to the preference of the knitter. You could use dp needles for the whole thing, a set of 26″ circs and dps to finish, or a long (36″ or longer) set of circs for the whole thing using the magic loop method. Whatever way you are most comfortable with. 🙂

  2. Lisa
    December 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

    I loved testing this hat, and so happy with the finished product 🙂

    • Jessie
      December 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm (3 years ago)

      As always, you did a wonderful job with the test. Your son looks so adorable in his hat! He is such a cutie. <3

  3. alison middleton
    December 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I have been looking for slouchy hats this year, to go with some wrist warmers that I have designed. This looks perfect.

  4. Frances
    May 12, 2015 at 9:48 pm (3 years ago)

    thank you for the pattern I like that this one is for all sizes

  5. Amie
    December 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm (1 year ago)

    It’s my first time knitting a hat, but I have been knitting for 7 yrs. what size cables do you need for the size 8 needles to knit in the round? Also, what is the weight of the yarn? I have a nice size stock pile so I want to use some from that. Thank you!

    • Jessie
      December 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm (1 year ago)

      I usually use 16″ for hats (then dpns or 24-36″ with the magic loop method for the decreases). The weight is worsted, but check your gauge, that’s the important thing for the proper size.


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