This is the perfect basic slouchy beanie for the fall time, it’s one of those super versatile beanies that can compliment almost any outfit. It is super simple yet the stitching looks so intricate. This beanie is made using the fisherman’s rib in the round. There are NO decreases, which makes this pattern very beginner friendly! I used Lion Brand Landscapes for this pattern, which is a medium weight single ply yarn. While you don’t have to use this exact yarn, I highly recommend using a single ply yarn. It just makes the detail of this stitch look absolutely amazing.
16 inch US Size 13/ 9mm circular needles
16 inch US Size 15/ 10mm circular needles
One skein of any medium (4) weight yarn (preferably single ply)
I used Lion Brand Landscapes (with enough yarn leftover to make a pom)
14sts/ 12 rows per 4 inches using smaller needles
K1B- knit one below
P1B- purl one below
Using smaller needles
Cast on 50, join in the round, be careful not to twist stitches, place marker to indicate beginning of round or leave tail
*K1, P1* for two rows
Row 1: *K1B, P1* repeat
Row 2: *K1, P1B* repeat
Continue these two rows for approximately 2 inches.
Switch to larger needles
Continue row 1 and 2 until piece measures approx. 8 inches from beginning (this part is really up to you, depending on how slouchy you want, I find 8 inches gives a good slouch)
Switch back to smaller needles
Continue row 1 and 2 for two more inches
Total length- approx. 10 inches
Cut tail and slip through remaining stitches, weave in ends and secure OR
If you’re like me and absolutely hate the look of this:
Then keep on reading because I will show you how to fix it!
Step 1: Weave end through as shown
Step 2: Insert needle into body and weave it back up through the second stitch down (avoid area where you just weaved in a circle)
Step 3: Insert needle directly across, into the second stitch down
Step 4: Pull tight and secure! So much better
Optional: Add your favorite pom pom!