Beanie Free Knitting Pattern

free hat pattern

This beanie hat has plenty of slouch!

If you like your hat to be super slouchy, this is perfect and a really easy pattern to follow.

Knit with simple ribbing, this pattern requires basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, plus some shaping including K2tog.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

Easy hat pattern

Easy Slouch Beanie Hat Pattern

The slouchy beanie pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles.

This easy knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches.

grey slouchy beanie hat

The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

If you would like to make more knitted items for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.


You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.

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grey slouchy beanie hat pattern

Yield: Slouchy Beanie

Easy Slouchy Beanie Free Knitting Pattern

Easy Slouchy Beanie Free Knitting Pattern
Knit with simple ribbing, this pattern requires basic knowledge of knit and purl stitches, plus some shaping including K2tog.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $10


  • 1 skein of super bulky yarn in mustard (Lion Brand Hometown USA)
  • 1 skein (or scraps) of super bulky yarn in grey
  • 1 skein (or scraps) of super bulky yarn in white


  • Circular knitting needles 10 mm (US 15) 16″
  • Large Clover Pom Pom Maker (3 – 3/8in)
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure


  1. With 10mm circular needles and grey chunky yarn cast on 40 sts
  2. Join in the round and place marker.
  3. Knit 2, Purl 2 – work in 2×2 Rib until piece measures 2 inches
  4. Cut yarn and join the mustard colour, then continue in knit 2, Purl 2 –2×2 Rib until piece measures 10.5 inches from the start of grey edge.
  5. Next Row: K2TOG
  6. Next Row: K2TOG
  7. The total length should be 11 inches.
  8. Cut a long tail of yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull tight together and secure.
  9. Make a large pom with the clover pom maker (3 – 3/8in) out of white/grey yarn and stitch to the top of the hat.


This hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to in any listings. Thank you!

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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