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.

Knitted Slouchy Beanie on mannequin head in blue to white ombre yarn colors.
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Slouchy Beanie Knitting Construction

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

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

Easy-to-Memorize: The body of the hat is simply the knit stitch throughout.

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

Slouchy Knitted Beanie Hat in Gray color yarn on mannequin head

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Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern

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Knitting Needles

Knitting Tools

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Knitting Techniques

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

Slouchy Beanie knitted in blue to white ombre yarn colors.

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Slouchy Beanie Knitting Instructions

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!

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