Slub Yarn Slouchy Hat & Cowl FREE Pattern for the Loom

Slub Yarn Slouchy Hat and Cowl

Slub Yarn Slouchy

So I’ve learned about a novelty art yarn called Slub. If I was only allowed 2 words for it I would say that it is Beautifully Crude. It is a technique that come about by mistake. New spinners couldn’t get their tension right and created an uneven, lopsided fiber. Now it’s made on purpose. This unrefined product gives a really unusual and interesting texture to your knitting. I loved it.  I instantly thought I needed to design a Slub Yarn Slouchy and why not go one step further and make the matching cowl. The problem was loom knitting this crazy yarn with both extreme of thickness, way to thin sometimes and way to thick other times.

I case you didn’t read my last post, well I did find a solution and below is the pattern for the hat and the cowl. Plus if you keep scrolling you will find a step by step video for the slouch hat.

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About the Slub Yarn

Slub Yarn Slouchy

These yarns are not consist in any way. That’s the point. The batch in your hand is different through the skein and from any other skein in the variations of thickness. So you can go from say Sport #1 weight yarn  to Chunky # 5 within a 1 inch span. How can you pick on loom based on that? You can’t be swapping gauges while you work your project.

I found the solution in Vickie Powell’s line of yarn called Sheepish. This meant that I would have something consistent

For more information on Slub: Click HERE

 * Where can you get the Slub *

: Amazon, my favorite is eBay and some Independent Yarn Sellers

And now Joann’s has a nice line of Thick & Thin Yarn by Buttercream Luxe Crafts

Now Lets Talk Patterns


Pattern for Slub Yarn Slouchy


The Below Pattern is FREE on this Website – To Purchase a Downloadable Printable PDF Click HERE.  As Always Your Support is Greatly Appreciated



Loom: Any Extra Large Round Loom. I used the 41-peg Knifty Knitter.

Yarn: 150 Yards of Slub Yarn and 150 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Joann’s Generic Bagged Yarn and Vickie Howells Sheepish in Grey-ish

Where can you buy slub yarn ?  Amazon, my favorite is eBay and manyIndependent Yarn Sellers

Hooks: Any Loom and Crochet Hook. Used Knifty Knitter with Rubber Grip and a Susan Bates Crochet Hook.

Stitches: e-Wrap, Uwrap, Figure 8



Except for Cast-on, all Knits are U-wrap



e-Wrap Cast-on



Rows 1 – 20: Single Rib Stitch ( Knit 1, Purl 1 )

Fold the fabric in half and mount the first stitches back on the loom. Knit the two sides close.

Row 21: Knit



Rows 22 – 38: Figure 8 Stitch

Row 39: Knit

Row 40: Knit (Decrease every 4th peg using the Basic Bind-off)



The Gathered Method



Video for the Slub Yarn Slouchy Hat

.As always I recommend watching the video from beginning to the end before starting on the project. In fact scan through the pattern, watch the video and then start on you Slub Yarn Slouchy Hat and Cowl pattern.

Let me know if you have questions or comments in the section below.

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Pattern for the Slub Yarn Cowl


I didn’t make a video for this pattern. It’s rather simple. Should you have any questions please feel free to leave those in the comment section. Please do not use the Contact Us option for pattern questions only because someone else may have the same question. Thanks.



e-Wrap Cast-on



Rows 1- 2: Knit ( Uwrap )

Rows 3 – 11: Figure 8 Stitch

Rows 12 – 13: Knit (Uwrap)

Row 14:  e-Wrap Knit



Basic Bind-off ( Knit both pegs )




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Comments: 33

  1. Joy Cook December 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Thank you!

    • Denise Canela December 3, 2016 at 1:15 am

      You are VERY welcome and Thank you for the Thank you !

  2. Joy Cook November 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Your videos are great! Thank you very much. I want to make a slouchy hat but not with the slub yarn. Can I use a different yarn with the slub yarn slouchy pattern or should I use another pattern?

    • Denise Canela December 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Joy – do this slouchy (one of my favorites) – you will be happy – I promise ! 🙂 ….. and yes you can use any yarn. By the way, chunky works best.

  3. Val October 15, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    My friends were amazed when they saw the loom knit booties I made from Your instructions. I am not a knitter or in any way a craft person.. I have only been knitting for a few years. I moved to loom knitting a few months ago.I never could knit anything but scarves and cowls but with a new great grand baby on the way I thought i would attempt some baby booties. Nor until I found Your pattern was I successful. How easy is it to decrease and increase when the pegs r marked and no holes!. I now use a hair band to remind me when a new row is starting. Now I’m knitting slouchy beanies for the grand kids!
    Your a great knitting engineer!
    Much THANKS!

    • Denise Canela October 18, 2016 at 12:42 am

      Thanks Val for the AWESOME comment – super super sweet !!! I remember when I was trying to figure out the best way to teach that pattern. It took me a while. Always good to know the time was well spent. I appreciate the Thanks big time. Hugs Friend!

  4. Renee April 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Good morning! I love your page and this hat pattern, can’t wait to try it. I have a question about the yarn used for your grey color — does it have to have some wool in it, like my slub yarn does, or can it be any nice soft worsted weight acrylic yarn? (hope that makes sense)
    Thanks and have a Blessed Day!!

    • Denise Canela April 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Either one works fine – just note that the more elasticity the better

  5. Rose March 7, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Thank you for the great videos on loom knitting hats. I never learned to knit the regular way with the long knitting needles, although I have tried several times. But when I saw your video on UTube I was hooked, thank goodness I had a round loom, now I’m going to purchase a set or kit of them. You have got me hooked on loom knitting!!!!! Thank you.

    • Denise Canela March 8, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Rose, Thank you for the Thank you and YES get the set of 4 round looms you can almost knit ANYTHING 🙂

  6. Kim December 27, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Hi I LOVE your videos – I made 4 different hats for my family as Christmas presents and boot cuffs for all my friends using your tutorials!!!! I have a question…..for the cowl did you use the yellow loom for that too? Thanks!

    • Denise Canela December 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Yes – in fact Kim – here is a little secret (I plan to do a video on this ) – you can make a matching cowl to any hat you knit on a green or yellow loom. Make the hat then just do the modified bind off instead of the gathered…. tada – you have a cowl 🙂

  7. Kylie McIntire November 28, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I really love the look of this yarn however, I cant find it. Do you happen to remember the exact name of the slub yarn?

    • Denise Canela November 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Hi Kylie – did you check out the link to Joann’s new Slub yarn Click HERE

  8. DeAnna November 13, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Just found your website and am going to do your Minnie Mouse hat for my new baby on the way, but then I saw this and thought it would be great for my 11 and 9 year olds. I am kind of new to loom knitting, what size loom do you think I should use for my girls? I am thinking this adult size woukd be a little big. My 11 year old is actually into loom and needle knitting so she might like to make this too. Thanks!,

    • Denise Canela November 14, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Hi DeAnna, the 36-peg loom is my favorite for beanie and small kids. However this slouchy as a bit of elasticity because of the knit and purls in a row so believe it or not you could use either the 36 or the 41 peg loom. By the way there is very little difference between the average 4 year olds head and that of a full grown adult. A hat that fits you “should” fit your 11 year old too.

      • DeAnna November 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm

        Thank you!!

  9. Christian faith August 7, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Also a question if I may… (since I was on ebay looking at the various types of slub yarn) I was wondering if this pattern works with red heart lollies yarn. I’m not even sure the texture of that yarn, but upon looking at it, I REALLY liked the texture of it and was curious if this slouchy pattern would also be good for that yarn as well? Thanks again.

    • Denise Canela August 8, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Yes Christian, this pattern would work with any yarn.

  10. Christian faith August 7, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I love this pattern! Definitely going to try! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Adonai August 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Hello! This might be a dumb question, but I was wondering, for the cowl do you use only the slub yarn or do you use both of the yarns together?

    Thank you!

    • Denise Canela August 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Adonai – there is no such thing as a dumb question. I made the cowl with slub and the worsted weight yarn together.

  12. Wanda Barefoot August 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Denise!

    I LOVE this pattern and the yarn. Can you tell me how much yarn is needed for the cowl? And what exact slub yarn did you use? The Vickie Howell in Chartreuse-ish is a greenish in color. Did you mean Citrus-ish? And if so, is that the slub yarn? Boy, I’m full of questions today.. Sorry! Love your patterns and videos! Thank you for sharing!

    • Denise Canela August 4, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      Hi Friend – nice to see you here on the website : ) … sorry about the color confusion – had used the wrong link. The color is Greyish – I have corrected that. But no – the Vickie Howell yarn is not the slub. Right now your best bet is eBay. Click the page links that say eBay and they will take you to a listing.
      Hope that helps,

      • Wanda Barefoot August 9, 2015 at 9:01 am

        Hi Denise,

        I posted but I don’t see my comment, my second comment I mean. You said you need 150 yard of yarn. Is that just for the hat? How much would be needed for the cowl also? I would like to try both.


        • Denise Canela August 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

          Hi Wanda, I used 150 yards of each – total of 300 yards for both the hat and the cowl.

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  14. lkloomer July 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

    It looks great. You make it look so simple. Many thanks to you for sharing your talent and teaching us how to make these beautiful items on the loom.

    • Denise Canela July 11, 2015 at 11:18 am

      THANKS for the Thanks IKLoomer!

  15. Monica July 11, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Thank you so much for the patterns ~ I’m a beginner, hope I get it right to loom

    • Denise Canela July 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Monica, read the pattern then watch the video completely before starting the project – you’ll do it ! 🙂

  16. susan July 11, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Lovely color combo. Nice touch with button too.

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