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.
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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.
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- Worsted or Bulky Weight Yarn (180 – 200 yards):
- Gray sample knitted with Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Yarn in Grey Heather
- Blue/White Ombre sample knitted with Lion Brand® Scarfie Yarn in Cream/Teal colors
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• 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
Watch Video Tutorial
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.
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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