Berets, slouchy beanies, and other stylish loose fitting hats. Updated 2/7/23
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Kite Beach Hat
Slouchy beanie hat knit with an 8 row repeat Chevron Lace, perfect for lightweight protection on windy days. Uses less than one skein 175 - 180 yards (160 - 165 m) Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Marielle Zatar
Slightly slouchy hat knit with a mountain-inspired chevron stranded design. DK weight yarn. Designed by Erin Randle
Hat knit in stretchy rib with an easy cable detail. Both beanie and slouchy versions are given. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Orange Jakey
Slouchy Slipped Hat
10 row repeat of slipped crossed stitches form honeycombs on this slouchy beanie. Designed by Universal Yarn. DK weight yarn.
Ann McCauley’s Seed-Stitch Slouchy Hat
Sixth & Spring Books generously gave permission to In Stitches blog to offer a free knitting pattern for this lovely the Seed-Stitch Slouch Hat from the book “60 Quick Luxury Knits,” a book Sixth & Spring compiled with Cascade Yarns. In Stitches still offers the pattern on their site.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet archive
- Get 60 Quick Luxury Knits on Amazon (Prime available)
All Day Beret
This versatile lace hat was designed by Debbie Stoller.
Do It Yourself Peasant Cap Slouchy Hat
Melody Narvaez was inspired by an expensive cashmere cap to create this fashionable slouchy hat with mock ties and ribbons.
For Joanna Slouchy Hat
Agata Smektala designed this slightly slouchy lace hat with a knit flower ornament.
Michele Slouch Hat
Sarah Punderson offers 2 versions of the same hat, one slightly slouchy and one very slouchy. A simple slip stitch pattern is used for the body of this hat worked in the round; easy to memorize and great for variegated yarns.
Slouchy’s No Slouch
Lea Kobayashi’s design features a cable brim, spiral detail of yarnovers, and an i-cord tassel.
More Free Patterns
Striped Light Stashbuster Hat
Karen Wrai Karn’s hat features a wide ribbed brim that can be folded up and is designed to use up stash and oddball yarn.
Super Slouch Hat
Knit flat on straight needles, this design by Gretchen at Balls to the Wall Knits has simple lace bands. You can make it less slouchy by omitting pattern repeats.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn on sale at Annie’s
- Or shop for DK weight yarn for this hat at Annie’s
Collier Slouchy Hat
This lace hat designed by Norah Gaughan for Berroco is worked from the top down.
Broken Rib Hat
Mari Chiba’s simple hat pattern is slightly slouchy and perfect for the whoel family.
Fern Green Hat
This slouchy hat by Lion Brand couldn’t be cuter or simpler — garter stitch that is knit flat and then seamed.
Slouchy Linen Stitch Hat
Michelle Linen designed this simple yet elegant slouchy hat suitable for men and women with a great texture from linen stitch and a soft rolled brim.
Fractured Light Hat
Kirsten Kapur designed this lace slouchy hat that looks great with variegated yarn. Also has a matching pattern for fingerless mitts!
Montera Slouchy Hat
Sweaterbabe designed this beautiful lace slouchy hat knit in bulky yarn.
Hanna Maciejewskia’s super easy slouchy hat is perfect for beginners and features a ribbed brim with a simple but interesting knot detail. The pattern instructions are charted and written out.
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret
Natalie Larson’s design features crossed cables and is recommended by the designer as a first cable project.
Godric Hollows Hat
Designed by Rebecca Beam after the hat Hermione Granger wears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 during the Godric’s Hollow scene.
Basque Slouchy Hat
This hat by DROPS Design is knit back and forth on straight needles and shaped with short rows, then seamed up the back. The hat is knit with two strands of yarn, one sport and one mohair lace. Also includes a pattern for the shoulder wrap.
Patterns for Purchase
Reversible slouchy beanie with a lightning bolt spiral design. Finished Sizes S/19.5 (M/21.25, L/23) inches. Designed by Fiddle Knits Designs. Worsted weight yarn.
Slouchy beanie with a cable sprouting plant motif growing up one side. Designed by Alana Dakos. Uses one skein (125 yards) of worsted weight yarn.
Colluvia Cabled Ruched Beanie
This slouchy hat features a braided cable on each side that creates a ruched effect. Adult and child sizes. Designed by Lara Serbousek
Knitted Beanies & Slouchy Hats: 31 Original Designs to Suit Your Style & Attitude
Diane Serviss, the design force behind the fantastically successful Pixiebell, offers up 31 original designs in an incredible range of styles, utilizing a wide variety of textured stitches and colorwork techniques.
Muratura Sideways Slouchy Hat
Slouchy beanie with a textured stitch that showcases multicolored yarn. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
Flynn Slouchy Hat
Two versions – slouch (shown) or a beanie. This hat worked all in one piece with no seaming with an asymmetrical eyelet cable pattern. Three sizes.
Celebrity Slouchy Beanies For the Family ebook
7 slouchy hat patterns designed by Lisa Gentry.
Grass Stitch Slouchy Hat or Beanie
Two styles of hat included with this pattern that uses a two row repeat.