Free Knit Slouchy Hat Patterns

Slouchy hats are a great way to keep your head and ears warm during the winter, plus they are easy to knit! There are many types of knit hats you can make, but slouchy hats are my personal favorite. Below, I found some of the best free slouchy knit hats you can make today!

What is a Slouchy Hat?

A slouchy hat is a type of hat that is designed to be worn loosely so that it hangs down over the wearer’s ears. Slouchy hats are often made from a soft, stretchy yarn so that they can be easily pulled on and off the head.

Materials to Make a Slouch Hat

To make a knit slouch, you will need yarn, knitting needles, a pair of scissors, measuring tape and a pattern!

  • Yarn: You can use any almost any type of yarn for a slouchy hat. I go more into detail about a few of my favorites below and what to look for in a yarn when making a slouchy hat.
  • Knitting Needles: The type of knitting needles you require will depend on the pattern you are making. Make sure to browse through each hat pattern to see if you have the knitting needle size that is required.
  • Other Knit Notions: A pair of scissors (I prefer stork scissors) and a good tape measure will also come in handy in most slouch hat designs.

What are the Best Yarns for Knitting a Slouchy Hat?

When choosing yarn for a slouchy hat, you’ll want to choose a yarn that is soft, stretchy, and lightweight. Yarns like acrylic, wool, and cotton are all good choices for knitting a slouchy hat.

Each of the patterns below has the recommended yarn listed in the design, so be sure to look over that suggestion before beginning your knit hat. I have also listed a few of my favorite yarns for hat making as well.

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 6 – Super Bulky yarn.

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

Fiber: Acrylic (80%), Wool (20%)
Yardage: 106 yards (87 in prints/stripes, 92 in metallic)
Hook: 9 mm (M/N-13)
Substitute: Lion Brand Hometown USA

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Vanna’s Choice

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Vanna's Choice

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland

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Free Slouchy Knit Hat Patterns

Browse the free collection of knit hat designs below, ranging from easy skill level to more advanced, to find your next favorite knit slouchy hat pattern!

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Chunky Slouch Hat

This slouchy chunky hat is a perfect knitting pattern for a beginner. The hat is worked in the round, so there is no seaming required. The chunky yarn makes this hat quick to knit up, and the slouchy style keeps your head warm on those cold winter days.

Image & Pattern from All About Ami

Super Slouch

You can make this knit slouch in two different sizes; child & adult with this free pattern. This hat is designed to have texture as well as a wonderful stretch.

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Seed Stitch Slouch

This easy knit slouch is available from Yarnspirations as a free PDF. It can be knitted with any four weight yarn and only uses two simple stitches.

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Pom Knit Slouch

A fun pattern like this is a great slouch hat to try to start your journey into stranded colorwork. It uses two different colors of yarn and is available as a free PDF pattern.

Image & Pattern from Michelle Lynne

Lightweight Slouch

You’ll love how this hat can be worn in every season! This hat is knitted with a lightweight yarn and is a great design for both men and women. Get the free PDF from Ravelry.

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Easy Knit Slouch

This easy knit slouch hat is perfect for a beginner! The pattern is simple and easy to follow, and it’s a great project for learning how to knit in the round. The finished hat is soft, cozy, and stylish – perfect for winter.

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Textured Slouch

Use this free PDF to make this beautiful and easy knit slouch. This hat uses Heartland yarn from LionBrand which is a soft fiber that works up beautifully on your needles.

Image & Pattern from the Knitting Loft

Bean Slouchy Hat

This slouchy knitted hat design is a perfect pattern for a new knitter. This simple stitch hat design is not only easy to make, but it is also a free PDF from Ravelry.

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