Slouchy Free Hat Knit Pattern

This is an incredibly easy hat knitting pattern. In fact it is so fast and easy that you’ll want to make more than one.

So gather up some of your favorite yarns and get started. I'm sure you'll want to make one for all your family and friends.

Get Your Free Hat Knit PatternSlouchy Free Hat Knit Pattern

Simple, easy to knit with just one stitch, this can get you started with a quick project - make several for gifts, or even to donate.

They are warm and cozy and fit any size with just a small adjustment. 

They're perfect for making with scraps and ends from other projects, making a colorful and unique accessory.

Free Hat Knit Pattern

Skills Level


Skills Required Garter Stitch

Finished Size

Finished Circumference: Approx 19 – 20 inches (very stretchy)


  • 1 Skein worsted weight yarn, (CKC #4)
  • Knitting needles size US 9 (5.5 mm) 
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Pattern Notes

This hat can be a cute slouchy hat or you can have it fit your head snugly by folding up the brim some more.

And just a reminder that garter stitch stretches a lot so this hat will fit most adult sizes.


Cast on 76 stitches.

Knit garter stitch for approximately 12 inches.

Bind off leaving a long tail. (The long yarn tail is for closing the top of the hat).

Thread tapestry needle and beginning at brim, sew up side seam creating a tube.

At the top of the hat and with tapestry needle weave in and out of bound off stitches pulling tightly to close the hole.

Weave in ends securely. 

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Though I learned to knit and crochet as a child, I didn’t get serious about these amazing hobbies until I retired. I’m a certified knit and crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council and am working on becoming a Master Hand Knitter through The Knitting Guild Association.

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