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Abalone slouchy beanie hat - knitting pattern

by Woolly Wormhead
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  • Written and charted instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, St.St. Kitchener, Garter St. Kitchener & Short Rows
  • Pattern in metric and Imperial measurements


A sideways knit slouchy beanie that is ideal for knitters wishing to try out different grafting techniques. This hat best suits a variegated yarn.

Pattern includes a range of sizes and illustrated tutorials covering all required techniques.

Sample shown in Noro Silk Garden [110yd/101m per 50g; 45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool]; shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head.

Sizes to fit: 18 [20, 22] in/45.75 [50.75, 56] cm (finished size: 15 [17.25, 19.25] in/38 [43.75, 49] cm)

Note: Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.

Skills required: knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, Kitchener stitch.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 113 [140, 170] yd/104 [128, 156] m heavy Aran/Chunky weight, single ply yarn (Gauge 16 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St.)
  • 27yd/25m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • Pair 5mm/UK6/US8 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 5mm crochet hook

  • Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

  • Stitch marker