Arkanoid slouchy hat - knitting pattern

Break out of boring with this deceptively simple Hat. Rows of bricks stack up in a textural stitch pattern that allows you you the choice of using solid or variegated yarn for a range of effects. Since it also lends itself to easy adaptation for a different gauge, Arkanoid is an ideal stash buster.

Instructions for a generous six sizes are provided, with notes on knitting a less slouchy version, as well as tutorials for the crochet provisional cast-on and joining live stitches.

Sample shown in BabyLongLegs Semi~Precious 4ply [437yd/400m per 100g; 50% Merino, 50% Silk]; shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/52.25cm circumference head.

Sizes to fit: 14 [16, 18, 20, 22, 24] in/ 35.5 [40.75, 45.75, 51, 56, 61] cm (finished size: 11.75 [13.5, 15.25, 17, 18.75, 20.25] in/ 30 [34.5, 38.75, 43.25, 47.5, 51.5] cm).

Skills required: knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, joining live sts.


  • Written instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Crochet provisional cast-on & Joining live sts
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • 127 [154, 188, 226, 268, 313] yd/116 [141, 173, 207, 245, 286] m 4-ply or fingering weight, plied yarn (Gauge 26 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St.)
53yd/49m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
* Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
2.75mm crochet hook
3yd/3m waste yarn

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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