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Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern

My popular Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern will help you make great gifts for men and women. This is a classic design for adults knitted on circular needles that can be customized with various yarn colors and even stripes.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free printable pdf pattern in my Studio Knit Pattern Shop.

I was inspired to design this simple hat after seeing the character Hazel wearing a similar beanie in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ movie. Find all of the necessary knitting techniques that you need to know linked below, so it is entirely possible for fairly new knitters to give this a try, too.

How to Knit 'The Fault in Our Stars' Slouchy Beanie


Getting Started: To begin, gather all of your knitting tools and materials. Then relax into an easy pattern that’s great for quick knit gifts

Finished Hat Size Fits: Average adult size: 21″ – 23”

Knitting Gauge in Stockinette Stitch: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches

Scarf Construction: The knitted hat is created from the bottom up on circular needles, then finished at the crown with double-pointed straight needles.

Finishing Work: Because we are knitting up our hat in one piece, you simply need to weave in your yarn ends.


  • Yarn – Worsted Weight Yarn (180 – 200 yards)
  • 1 Circular Knitting Needle 8 US / 5.0 mm, 16” length
  • 4 Double Pointed Needles 8 US / 5.0 mm
  • Tapestry Needle – Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
  • Scissors

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Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this project. If you’re new to knitting, you’ll love my Absolute Beginners Knitting Series!

Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
How to Knit on a Circular Needle in 5 Easy Steps
How to Knit on DPNs 
• K2TOG = Knit 2 Sts Together to Decrease
Bind Off
Weave in Yarn Tails

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PRINTABLE PATTERN for the Slouchy Beanie Hat

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Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern

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Adult Sized Beanie

Cast On 73 Stitches with the Long Tail Cast On Method

Join in the Round:  K2Tog, K71 Stitches

Knit in the 1×1 Rib Stitch Pattern for 8 Rows (2 inches)
* K1, P1 * repeat from * to end

Knit all Rows in the Round until your entire piece measures 9 or 10 inches, depending on your length preference. And make sure to switch to Double Pointed Needles when necessary.

Decrease Rows:

Row 1 – * K2Tog, K7, * repeat from * to end (64 stitches remain)

Row 2 – Knit Entire Row

Row 3 – * K2Tog, K6, * repeat from * to end (56 stitches remain)

Row 4 – Knit Entire Row

Row 5 – * K2Tog, K5, * repeat from * to end (48 stitches remain)

Row 6 – Knit Entire Row

Row 7 – * K2Tog, K4, * repeat from * to end (40 stitches remain)

Row 8 – Knit Entire Row

Row 9 – * K2Tog, K3, * repeat from * to end (32 stitches remain)

Row 10 – Knit Entire Row

Row 11 – * K2Tog, K2, * repeat from * to end (24 stitches remain)

Row 12 – Knit Entire Row

Row 13 – * K2Tog, K1, * repeat from * to end (16 stitches remain)

Row 14 – * K2Tog * repeat from * to end (8 stitches remain)

Cut yarn, weave through remaining 8 stitches, and pull tight.

Weave-in ends… and you are done!


I hope you are inspired to knit up this Slouchy Beanie Hat. I just love seeing all the color combinations you all are using to make your knitted hats. Once you’ve knitted your hat up, I’d love to see it. Uploading your pics on my Ravelry pattern page is a great way you can share with other knitters, too!

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Happy Knitting to You!

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