Marina slouchy/rasta hat - knitting pattern

The soft waves of seafoam stitch are perfect for showing off colour-changing or variegated yarns. Worked here in worsted-weight yarn, they make for a comfortably drapey sideways-knit slouch, extending naturally from the simple garter-stitch brim. 

The pattern includes an extra-long rasta version (not shown), with three sizes written for each version, and provides charts as well as written instructions. Tutorials for provisional cast-on and Kitchener stitch in garter pattern will boost your skills.

Sample shown in Rico Creative Dreams Aran [218yd/200m per 100g; 100% Wool]; shown in size 22in/56cm, Slouchy Beanie version, on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head.

Sizes: to fit 20 [22, 24] in/ 51 [56, 61] cm (Finished sizes: Slouchy Beanie version: 16 [18.25, 20.5] in/ 40.5 [46.25, 52] cm, Rasta version: 16 [18, 20] in/ 40.5 [45.75, 51] cm)

Skills required: Knit & purl sts, yarnovers, short rows, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch.


  • Written & charted instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • for Slouchy Beanie 132 [149, 168] yd/121 [137, 154] m worsted weight, single ply yarn (Gauge 20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St. / 20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St.)
  • for Rasta Version 164 [181, 204] yd/150 [166, 187] m worsted weight, single ply yarn (Gauge 20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St. / 20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St.)
  • 35yd/33m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
  • Pair 4.5mm/UK7/US7 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle
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