Slouchy Hat Pattern & Video: Chain Links – FREE

Slouchy Hat Pattern for Men: Chain Links

Slouchy Hat PatternThis slightly slouchy hat pattern is perfect for men or women. It has a classy hip look. The cables are easy to do with a two stitch technique. But if the cable stitch is worrisome to you an alternative pattern is pictured below. Looks just as good with less flash.

I’ve made it with Paton’s Classic 100 % wool yarn in the Light Grey Marle but it will work well with any yarn type or color, bright, earthy or pastel. I do prefer wool for cable patterns for its ability to stretch better than say acrylic or a blend.

The loom knit pattern is free on the website for now. To adjust it for children just change the loom to the next step down and knit fewer rows. For a “Slouchy-er ” look add a few more rows at the end of the pattern.

See the Video Tutorial below. I promise that you even if you have never loom knitted in your whole life you should be able to make this baby with no problems.

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Supplies for the Slouchy Hat Pattern

Click the image to buy any of the supplies listed here: 

 Extra Large Loom, Worsted Weight Yarn, Yarn Hook, Scissors, Stitch Markers, a Stitch Counter and an optional cable stitch holder.


Slouchy-Hat-PatternLoom: I used the Large 66-Peg 1/2 inch gauge wooden CindiLoom for this project. It was my first with this particular brand and I must say that I was really impressed. I will be using it again. For sure.

I Recommend any large round loom with at least 40 Pegs.The gauge is not important but the smaller the gauge the better the hat will look and the less loosy loopy your ribbed border.

The extra large Knifty Knitter is a good option.


Slouchy Hat PatternYarn: I used Paton’s Classic 100 % Wool worsted weight yarn in Light Grey Marle.

I like Paton’s brand but any medium weight yarn will work fine . I do recommend that if possible you should use a wool or wool blend because it makes stretching the yarn to make your cables a lot easier.

Let us know in the comment section if you have a type of yarn you prefer. It helps everyone to know your opinion.


Slouchy Hat PatternStitch Markers: I used the Rainbow Loom rubber bands to mark my loom. I like these because of all the different colors you get in the bag. I get a bag with 600 of them for less the $4. That is way cheaper than your regular stitch markers. If I lose them I don’t care. I love that.

I wrap each one twice so that they don’t get in my way while I knit.The bottom row in blue to mark the cable pattern and the top row in red to mark the ribbed stitch. I knit where there is a marker and purl where there is none. The top red row I removed when I was done knitting the brim.


Stitch CounterStitch Counter : I used a 4 digit manual counter that cost me less than $2 with Free Shipping on Amazon. It works awesome. I have used the other stitch counters but I really like this one because it’s sturdy, I can put a temporary sticker to mark it and I can have a lot of them because they’re cheap. I tend to work on 3 – 6 projects at the same time. I have mild ADD.

Another plus is that I can put it on a rope around my neck so that I don’t misplace it in my world of yarn, craft supplies and multiple projects.



 Slouchy Hat Pattern: Chain Links


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Slouchy Hat PatternStitches: Knit, Purl, Single Rib Stitch: (which is basically just a knit1, purl1 pattern) , 2 Stitch Cable

Instructions for the Cable Stitch: When you reach the section of the pattern that calls for the cable stitch make note of the first two pegs. Knit both pegs using the e-Wrap method, then remove the loop off the first peg and hold it with your hands or a cable stitch holder . Remove the loop off the second peg and place it on the first peg. Take the first loop you were holding and place it on the second peg (you are swapping loops) and knit the second peg. Feels a bit funky – don’t worry.


Chain Links


Border / Brim

Cast-on : Chain Cast On

Row 1 -13 Single Rib Stitch – Note: use the U-wrap or Flat Knit Stitch


The Hat

Note: Use the e-Wrap Knit Stitch

Rows 14 – 18:   Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2  – until the end of the round (5 rounds)

Row 19:  Cable, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2 – until the end of the round

Rows 20 – 25: Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2  – until the end of the round (6 rounds)

Row 26:  Cable, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2 – until the end of the round

Rows 27 – 47: Repeat pattern (Rows 20-26)

Rows 48 – 50: Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2  – until the end of the round (3 rounds)

Rows 51- 55: Knit Stitch only until the end of the round (5 rounds)

Note: To make it slouchy-er add more rows of knit stitch


Close the Hat

Use the Gathered Method

You’re Done!


Slouchy- Hat-Pattern

Hat with 60 Rounds of Knitting


Slouchy Hat Pattern

The Smurfy Slouchy

Note: Changes to the pattern can give you a slightly different hat.

I recommend that you stick with softer yarns, wool or wool blends is best. And, don’t get carried away with the number of rows. More is not always better – unless you have a particular look in mind. Dahan al’Ahmad Davis from our Facebook Family was nice enough to share her “Smurf Version” of the Chain Link slouchy hat pattern. I laughed so much when I first saw this picture I thought I was going to pee on myself (sorry couldn’t phrase it another way). Her handsome hubby was such a good sport to model the treasure for us.

THANK YOU DA’HAN and HUBBY ! You guys are beautiful . 🙂



Video Tutorial: Slouchy Hat Pattern


Slouchy Hat Pattern: Minus the Cables

An easier alternative to the Chain Links slouchy hat pattern is to make a slight change to the pattern above, where it calls for cables just replace it with an e-Wrap knit stitch and add 5 more rows of stitches to make the hat simpler and longer. The complete altered pattern can be found below this picture. The supply list is the same.

Slouchy-Hat-Pattern FREE


Note: I wanted this hat to be softer and to drop more so I used a softer yarn – The Caron Simply Soft. It’s luxuriously soft. Pictures don’t do this yarn justice to the feel or the richness of the jewel tone color.

For Supplies:  See Above the First Pattern.


Cast-on : Chain Cast On

Row 1 -13 Single Rib Stitch – Note: use the U-wrap or Flat Knit Stitch


The Hat

Note: Use the e-Wrap Knit Stitch

Rows 14 – 18   Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2  – until the end of the round (5 rounds)

Row 19  Knit 1, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2 – until the end of the round

Rows 20 – 25 Knit 2, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2  – until the end of the round (6 rounds)

Row 26  Knit 1, Purl 2, Knit 1, Purl 2 – until the end of the round

Rows 27 – 55 Repeat pattern (Rows 20-26)

Rows 56 – 60 Knit Stitch only until the end of the round (5 rounds)


Close the Hat

Use the Gathered Method

Your Done!

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Comments: 128

  1. Gina December 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I have a soft micro fiber yarn do you think it will be good for this? all my other acrylic wool is kinda rough and itchy. I do have I think it’s called thick & quick or something but it’s so wavy like yarn very soft but I’m not sure that’s a good choice for this pattern so I’m wondering should I use micro for this or the maroon slouchy hat and cowl. What do u think?

    • Denise Canela December 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Hi Gina – the Thick and Quick is GREAT for anything

  2. Chelsea December 8, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Hi, I’m super new to loom knitting-actually knitting in general is new to me. Anyways, my question is super simple- I just got a loom set- the sizes are 40, 36, 30 and 18. I know the pattern here uses the larger loom but to me it just LOOKS SO BIG! I’m afraid I’m making a huge hat! Is it going to shrink when it’s finished? What can I expect, because it just seems waayyyy tooo big??

    • Denise Canela December 10, 2016 at 12:39 am

      This particular pattern if for a slouchy – you can see the exact hat on the mannequin and on my daughter – as you can see the hat is NOT super big. Don’t let the size of the loom itself disturb you. Really the hat is not that big

  3. JB August 22, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I’m sitting here doing the math and with the pattern being a k2, p2, k1, p2 repeat to end of row where either you choose to do the 2 stitch twist/mock cables or as pattern states “cable” or not both patterns are called to work in peg multiples of 7. The 66 peg 1/2″ gauge loom is not divisible by 7 nor is the 41 yellow kk. I could see the 42 peg boye or the cw 42 peg 3/4″ gauge kk replacement loom working but in 1/2″ gauge you’d need to use maybe 70 pegs set on a universal hat scarf loom keeping the brim knit stitches tight. To ease confusion I’d state in the pattern how to adapt for loom used in sample you did with the loom you used or use a loom that would come out evenly. Just a suggestion I have to help for future reference to make patterns easy to follow and not have confusion and questions asking how to make it work on the loom you have listed to use. 🙂

    • Denise Canela August 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Joanna, the base of the loom best determines the size of the hat not the number of pegs. This is why a say that it can be done with ANY extra large loom – gauge is not that important either. To date the pattern has been made by many knitters – even beginners with very little confusion. Questions are going to come up – no matter how you write the pattern. Questions are Okay – I love the exchange with my readers. Way to often a pattern is made even more complicated then it needs to be by the designer adding a lot of jargon and excess information. Ending the stitch pattern can be done in more then one way. The different variations have little effect to on the end product.

      I don’t get it – Girl – You have written more about this pattern being confusing ( here and on other platforms ) then anyone one in all the years that the pattern has been available. As an experienced loom knitter – I must say that I don’t understand why you’re having such a hard time with a fairly simple stitch pattern.

      Thanks for the advise anyway. Sorry you felt the need to do so much math. I had to giggle cause – It’s not that serious … really. 🙂

      • Gina December 8, 2016 at 3:32 pm

        She could watch video see it done and call it a day. I got tired and confused reading it.

  4. Tom February 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Hi Denise, I noticed in November someone asked about doubling the yarn. I assume my gauge on my loom is 1 inch so I would have to double the yarn also. I assume that would mean we would also have to do less rows some the row itself will be thicker also. Would you agree?

    • Tom February 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Denise, can you give us the measurements, I suppose just the length actually, of the hat when it’s off the loom completed?

      • Denise Canela February 4, 2016 at 7:18 am

        Hi Tom – this was a while ago – I believe I did 9 1/2 inches to get the slight slouch.

    • Denise Canela February 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Sorry for the delay in responding Tom – yes you would do a few less rows – but don’t divide by half. Measure as you go along.

  5. Marlene Lee January 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Hi, Denise I’m working on the no cable pattern. I have a 40-peg CinDwood circular loom that’s 5/8 inches wide between pegs. Not as close as yours as I have seen it in your video.

    So, from rows 14-18, the repeats doesn’t add up to 40. It’s the K2 P2 K1 P2 – totaling 35 (5 rounds). Then there’s 5 left that doesn’t complete the pattern. What do I do with the extra 5 stitches?

    In addition, row 19 doesn’t seem to match with the pattern of row 14-18. It appears in the photo that it’s a straight K2 P2 K1 P2 pattern.. But row 19 calls for K1 P2 K1 P2.

    I’m a bit confused. Did I missed something? I’m fairly new to loom knitting and just an advance beginner knitter. Thanks!

  6. Kim Melikian January 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    For the KB All-n-One loom (80 pegs) will the pattern be the same.

  7. Angelina January 9, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Hi Denise
    Is there a way to make the cable stitches wider? I want to use them on a baby blanket and I’m still pretty new to looming. If you could help me out I would really appreciate it. Also if you have a video demo on how to do it can you point me in the right direction. Thanks Angie

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      A wider cable it very tricky not a beginner friendly project and doesn’t work well with large gauge looms. Here is a video by Scarlett Royal: Click HERE

  8. Miranda January 4, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Denise!

    I made the slouchy hat for my husband but now my 5 year old Son really likes it so i want to make 1 for him.
    Ho do i do it? The pattern and the size loom?
    Greetz Miranda

    • Denise Canela January 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      The size depends on the brand – for instance for large gauge looms like Knifty Knitter – it would be 36 pegs. This is not the case for a small gauge loom – What brand of looms are you using?

  9. Miranda January 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hi Denise,

    I made the slouchy hat for my husband but now my 5 year old Son wants the same hat. How do i do that. And i mean the pattern and the loom size?
    Greetz Miranda from the Netherlands

  10. Valerie November 23, 2015 at 1:31 am


    Is there another cast on that can be used for this? I’d love to make one for my brother, but I can’t get the chain/crochet one to work for me. No matter what I do, the yarn won’t go through the loop/pull through to even start it. I’ve tried with a couple different size needles and I haven’t had success with any of them.

  11. Ericka Darrington November 13, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Hey Denise I made the hat I used #4 %100 wool the pattern came out perfect but it’s very thin with gaps I used 41 peg loom! What did I do wrong? Would it be ok if I double the yarn?

    • Denise Canela November 13, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Yes Ericka with the 41 peg loom the #4 is to thin with this stitch. It’s not so much the yarn or the loom – but a combination of factors

      • Ericka Darrington November 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

        So should I double it? If not what number should I use?

  12. Brittany November 9, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Just came across this and would like to make it for my toddler. What is the reason for at least 40 pegs? I’m wondering if this will work on a 27 peg loom so it’s child sized. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Denise Canela November 10, 2015 at 12:03 am

      27 pegs for a toddler sounds VERY small – what brand of loom – kids 3.5 and up should use the 36-peg Knifty knitter or something like it in size not so much in peg count

      • Brittany November 10, 2015 at 3:26 am

        Thanks for the reply and input! I’m not sure what brand it is, it’s a wooden loom my mother gave me. There are no markings on it at all.

        My son is under 2, about 50cm head circumstance (which also happens to be the circumference of the loom when measured around the pegs). I’ve already begun knitting a beanie on the loom so if it ends up too small as you suggested I will gift it to my friend expecting the arrival of her first child this week 🙂

        I will certainly get a 36 peg loom next. Is there a reason 40 pegs is the minimum or would it turn out fine on the 36 for a child? Thanks again!

        • Denise Canela November 11, 2015 at 9:25 am

          Hey Brittay, Yes the 36 is the right loom for a child. For a child under 2 the 31-peg will work. By the way you can get a great deal on the set instead of buying the individually. Try Darice brand, nice loom – really cheap price – the color of the looms are different but they are the exact same as Knifty Knitter: Click HERE

  13. Ericka Darrington November 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for the pattern! But I’m somewhat confused I’m using a 41 peg loom therefore I’m not able to knit every other peg for the 1st 14 rows! What should I do? ?

    • Denise Canela November 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Your loom is an odd number so just add a knit or purl stitch – the hat will still look exactly the same

  14. Marquee November 5, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Hey, Denise!

    I have a story about the Slouchy Cable Hat I recently made!

    In September, our Granddaughter married a very nice young man from Massachusetts. And, being the first Northerner in our family, he was really nervous about meeting all of us for the first time.

    But,I handed him a little package with this hat inside, and a note saying I have made everyone in our family a hat, and he’s family now. And, I wrote that the hat was a first for me in several ways.

    It was the first time I used Alpaca wool yarn, and it was my first time knitting cables. But, it finished beautifully. Just as his new life will work out beautifully.

    Denise, he got tears in his eyes and gave me the biggest hug I’ve had in years!

    Right there, YOU effected MANY people’s lives! It even broke the ice between his new Father-in-Law and him!

    It’s things like this that I can’t thank you enough for. It couldn’t have happened without your guidance.

    BTW, we had 50 Trick-or-Treat children and 5 who showed up without warmth on their heads–recieved sock hats, as well as candy!

  15. Kristina October 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the instructions for the slouchy cable hat. I am confused about the rounds. There are not 6 rounds between 48 and 50. What do I do for those rounds? For example, 27 to 32 = 6 rounds, cable 33, 34 to 39 = 6 rounds, cable 40, 41 to 46 = 6 rounds, cable 47, rounds 48 t o 50 are only 3 rounds. The pattern said repeat rows 20 to 26, but that comes to 53 rounds if fully repeated.

    • Denise Canela October 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Kristina, I get it ! You are right my friend.. I’m low budget and I don’t have pattern testers. THANK YOU !

      • Kristina October 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

        Thanks Denise.
        So what do I do for those rows, or do I omit them from the pattern?

        • Denise Canela October 24, 2015 at 11:05 pm

          Hey Kristina – I did not omit them – I updated the pattern. Are you using worsted weight yarn?

          • Kristina October 26, 2015 at 10:38 am

            Thanks Denise for your reply and updating the pattern. That is really kind of you to update it.. I am using Lion brand Quick & Thick wool blend yarn. I had another question if you have a chance. I recently used the drawstring closure method you posted a video of for a hat and I really liked how the hat turned out. Will that closure method work ok for this pattern, too, or should I use another pattern? I wanted to make a hat for myself that has cables but also sits on my head nicely like the drawstring closure hats do. Or should I maybe use another pattern. Thanks in advance.

            • Denise Canela October 27, 2015 at 6:06 am

              Yes Kristina – I can’t think of any hat where you wouldn’t be able to use it – here is a post just on that technique: Click HERE

              • Kristina October 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

                Thanks Denise. I liked Jeanette’s video. I used that closure on my most recent hat for my mother. It worked pretty well for a beginner’s first time trying. I’m going to try it with the cable hat. I like your cable pattern, its the easiest I’ve tried so far of three. I had to restart my hat yesterday because I lost my place even with a row counter and the little stitch markers. But every time I have to restart I think its okay because I’m getting practice and it gets a little easier to remember or notice differences between the last stitch I did or didn’t do. Thanks again.

                • Denise Canela October 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm

                  You’re VERY welcome Kristina !

  16. Lia October 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I’m interested in making this as a non-slouchy beanie on my All-In-One loom. Could you suggest how many pegs would work well? Thank you!

    • Denise Canela October 12, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Here is a resource that will help you with that question even when the hat is different: Click HERE

  17. Amy September 7, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Denise!
    I am new to loom knitting and love your tutorial videos. I am having trouble with the slouchy hat one. I can not figure out how to mark my loom. I have watched the beginning several times, have the pattern instructions but I’m still not “getting it”. Can you please help?!

    • Denise Canela September 10, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Hi Amy, sorry for the delay in responding.. a few thinks.. I mark my loom because I have mild ADD and I often loose my focus – but it’s not a must. If you’re new this pattern may be a bit much and I would suggest something a bit easier first : Click HERE

      But if you still want to dive in and tackle this one well, I am adding my markers according to task – last one first and first on last so I could remove them easily. So the last set of markers was for my ribbed brim in one color and then so on and so on.

  18. Laryssa September 2, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I’m attempting to loom knit this slouchy beanie hat after a very successful first attempt at a toque – thank you very much for your videos. I’m just wondering what you do with the loose yarn from the beginning (slip knot) now that there is no brim to hide it in. I’m new to knitting, and I am afraid all my hard work is going to unravel if I leave it.

    • Denise Canela September 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Laryssa,

      You thread the working yarn through a yarn needle, turn the hat inside out and then you basically “weave” (feed) the working yarn into the stitches form the inside of the hat.

      Let me know if this answer worked for you – otherwise I will try another way of explaining

      • Laryssa September 3, 2015 at 6:19 pm

        Thank you. I figured out how to close the hat on my previous project, but I was wondering about the other end — the piece of yarn that is left from the beginning of the hat when I cast on. I’ve checked multiple patterns, and there seems to be no real explanation about what to do with that piece unless the hat has a folded brim. In this pattern, the hat does not have a folded brim, and therefore I’m left with an awkward piece of yarn attached to my brim.

        • Denise Canela September 3, 2015 at 10:55 pm

          Hi Laryssa, in my last answer I was referring to the left over yarn that was used as a slip knot. Thread the working yarn through a yarn needle and weaving (feed it) through the stitches on the inside of the hat. I will look for a video where I do this at the end and return with a link for you.

      • Laryssa September 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm

        Thank you for responding. Sorry if I was unclear; I understand how to close the hat with the gathered method, but I don’t understand what to do with the strand of yarn left on the brim of the hat from when I first cast on. The strand of yarn attached to my very first stitch, which was slip knotted to the starter peg.

        • Denise Canela September 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm


          Just for you, I included Weaving in the ends on my new video. – So Check it out, it’s only a bit over 10 mins: Click HERE

  19. Eleanor S. May 27, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    This is my first knitting project and I just got a touch confused after the first 13 rows. I’m using a 40 peg loom and my last five pegs look like 2k, 3p (because I ran out of room) and then it starts over with the 2k, 2p, 1k, 2p. Should I make the last peg a knit peg and have three knits together? Is three purls together okay? Or should I make the last five 2k, 1p, 1k, 1p before the pattern starts over. Sorry if this is confusing, can’t wait for some advice.

    • Denise Canela May 28, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Eleanor, first… there is no wrong answer for this question of pattern adjustment. All the options you know are ok, I prefer to have at least 1 purl stitch on each side of the knits.. so I would do the 2p, 1k, 2p .. but again any combination is fine – it not going to show up as much of folks think it will.
      Hope that helps,

  20. Melody April 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    How do you mark the loom.

    • Denise Canela April 14, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      Hi Melody, did you look at the video. I go into detail as to how I marked the loom. Let me know if you need more information.

      • Melody April 16, 2015 at 5:09 pm

        I did watch the video and it says look at the pattern

        • Denise Canela April 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

          Hi Melody, Sorry it was a long time ago that I did the pattern and the video. Ok, let see if this helps some – in the supply list I mention the (rubber band )stitch markers – here are my notes: I wrap each one twice so that they don’t get in my way while I knit.The bottom row in blue to mark the cable pattern and the top row in red to mark the ribbed stitch. I knit where there is a marker and purl where there is none. The top red row I removed when I was done knitting the border… see the picture for a visual.

          Let me know if this was helpful or not

  21. Stephanie March 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I am new at looming & knitting. I love your tutorials. They are easy to follow. I just have trouble with marking my loom for your slouchy cable pattern. Could you explain how to mark my loom to do the slouchy cable pattern, please? Thank you.

    • Denise Canela March 9, 2015 at 7:24 am

      Hi Stephanie, I explain how to mark the loom in the video. Scroll to the bottom of the post and you will find the video

      • Anonymous March 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

        Thank you! I was able to figure it out.

  22. Teresa February 3, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks Danise! I was using the 41 pegs loom. I actually finished my hat and I just made another one for me son

    • Denise Canela February 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Awesome – My son is the cutie in the picture. He loves that hat. Works well for boys and men. I love to hear how folks use my designs . Thanks Teeresa !

  23. Ceci February 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Could this hat be adjusted for a baby? You say it needs to be at least 40 pegs but could I move down to a smaller loom if I want it for a newborn?

    • Denise Canela February 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Yes you can use a 24 or 31 peg loom. Adjust the number of rows. Here is a size chart: Click HERE

  24. Teresa January 30, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Denise, I’m a bit confused when I watch the video for Row 14 – 18. It’s KK, PP, K, PP and then do I continue with KK, PP, K PP again?

    • Denise Canela February 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Teresa, Yes you continue the pattern all around the loom – Depending on the number of pegs you might have to change the last few. Let me know if that didn’t answer the question.

  25. Johana January 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Hi! Thank you so much for all your work with your videos and posts, they are incredibly helpful! I made my first hat, I was quite obsessed haha, but in the end I didn’t like it that much because it was super loose (like the stitches were very spaced and you could see through), and then I started to read the comments here and learned that my pegs are too wide apart, so I need to like double wrap each peg. Would you please explain this further, or point me to a video or something where you do it? Pleaseeeee haha, and thank you thank you thank you 😉

    • Denise Canela January 20, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Hi Johana, I have a post with a video on how to knit with 2 strands. Click HERE

  26. Jean Blackley January 13, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    I have started this hat on a Martha Stewart loom with 48 pegs but it seems very loose. I was wondering if it would work better on my KB all-n-one loom? How many pegs would I need to use on this loom? Thanks-Jean

    • Denise Canela January 14, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Hi Jean, not familiar with the MS – had mine for 2 years – never used it – but on the AIO its 80 pegs
      Hope that helps

  27. Karin January 2, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Denise

    Thank you very much for this great tutorial! I’ve almost finished my hat 🙂

    Could you let me know the length of the hat you made (in inches)? The yarn I’m using might be a bit different and I would just like to get the length right. Thank you so much for your help!

    • Denise Canela January 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Hey Kerin – sorry for the delay – hat was about 11 inches

  28. Annie Hentz December 24, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Hello! First of all I just wanted to say thank you! I have learned how to loom knit in these past few weeks thanks to your tutorials! Now I’m attempting to make this slouchy hat with the cables and this may be a silly question but I was wondering what do you do with the string hanging down from the slipknot at the end? In your tutorial for a basic hat it shows how to hide the slipknot string but since this hat has a different type of brim I’m a little confused. 🙂

    • Denise Canela December 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Hi Annie, Glad you liked the hat. As far as the slip knot … with a yarn needle weave it into the inside of the hat going upwards.
      Hope that helps,

  29. Delphia Rich December 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Good Afternoon,

    This is my first time attempting the cable knit hat. I am a bit confused as to how you placed your markers. I was not able to understand from the video (watched it several times) or from the pattern you provided.

    • Denise Canela December 19, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Delphia, skip the part about marking the loom – watch the knitting and go one part at a time – pausing the video when necessary… that should help the process.

  30. Connie December 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    When you use the Caron Simply Soft yarn, did you use 2 strands?

    • Denise Canela December 6, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Yes – If I’m using a large gauge loom like a Knifty Knitter. No – If I’m using a small gauge like a CindLoom

  31. LindaJ December 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Denise, I have a question about your slouchy hat. I am going to try to do two, one cable one not. I noticed above that you recommend wool and I believe you also mentioned wool blend. I would like have these hats washable. And I need to stay in a everyday hobby store yarn price. Do you know if the wool blends are washable and if not, is there another yarn that can give good hat that is washable?. These hats will go to my 18yr old foster grandsons.
    Oh I guess I have more than one question. For one hat, will one skein work or do I need two. And the directions say 100% worsted weight. Would that be #4,5 or 6? I have been away from looming for a few years. I have to unpack all my notebooks and try to relearn my old skills Thank you, Denise for any help on this. I really appreciate it. And I appreciate all you do. I joined the looming family back at the end of 2005 and it’s grown , exploded really, from a simple ewrap stitch, plain scarves and hats….to what it is today. Videos are a miracle, though Isela had them on her blog back in the day. Now, everything known to loom knitting land and more Is available to help us. You are a part of this creative, teaching side and share what you know to us. Priceles 🙂 Thank you!

    • Denise Canela December 8, 2014 at 5:56 am

      Hi Linda – sorry about the delay…Thanks so much for all the kind words. They are HIGHLY valued and very much appreciated… more then you can imagine.
      About the yarn, I have used Caron Simply soft Per Amazon’s product description: Care: machine wash warm gentle cycle; tumble dry low; do not bleach; do not iron; do not dry clean – Plus it looks beautiful and feels great

      Both hats were made with just 1 skein of yarn – and I still had some left over.

      Hope that Helps,

  32. Sarah-Jill November 29, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Thanks so much for the awesome pattern!! =D how many balls of yarn would I need if I used this yarn?
    Sorry, I looked everywhere and couldn’t find where you might have said how many you used!

  33. Laura November 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    This may be a stupid question, but do you by any chance have a pattern for this hat that’s for knitting on needles instead of a loom?? I’ve been trying to find a pattern for a hat like this that I like but it’s not going very well

    • Denise Canela November 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Laura, sorry I don’t knit with needles and never have. I would suggest doing a Google image search of a slouchy hat with cables. You will find the option to change your regular Google search to an image search by click the word that you will find under the search bar – where you enter the keywords and URLs you will see the words, Web Images Shopping Videos More. Just click Images.
      Hope that helps

  34. Beccy October 22, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Thank you for this tutorial, I found it very easy to follow, with my only adjustment being the direction so I went clockwise in stead; And when doing the cable, I did untwist the loop going from 1 to 2 so it laid flat, I presume they didn’t lie flat at first because I went the other way.

    I would like to send you a photo of my first attempt, not quite sure how to do that.

    Kind regards

  35. tippi October 19, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Again,
    I’m sorry…it is 41 pegs. I bought Paton Classic wool-worsted. I think maybe I should use 2 strands as it looks kind of thin.
    By the way I love this site and your videos. You explain everything in a way that I can understand. I am a little on the klutzy side with knitting but I love it anyway.

    • Denise Canela October 22, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Hi Tippi, trying to see how I can help without seeing the hat up close in my hands. You say the hat looks really long – but note that slouchy’s when they are not being worn look really long. And you say you want to add a second strand of yarn- remember that this will make the hat thicker and if you use the same number of stitches it will make it longer.

      If you have the time try to make one exactly like the pattern says first (even if it looks weird) than adjust what you don’t like about the pattern on the next one, only after you have actually worn it or used it. This is a good practice for any pattern when possible. This idea would be to much fun with say a bedspread – buy hats and scarfs it’s pretty much doable.

      I’m VERY glad you like the way I teach – I’m have mild ADD and I teach the way I need to be taught.
      Thanks Tippi – Hugs,
      denise 🙂

  36. tippi October 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Denise, I am working on my second hat using the 60 peg large yellow knifty knitter. It looks about the right length now, but according to the pattern I need to knit about 20 more rows.
    The hat will be down to my knees if I keep going. Am I (obviously I am doing something wrong)?

    • Denise Canela October 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Tippi, I have a few questions; are you sure you’re using the KK yellow loom because that loom only has 41-pegs, are you knitting with chunky yarn or with 2 strands – any one of these factors can make your hat longer then mine. Also, keep in mind that slouchy look abnormally long until you put them on.

  37. Shawna van der Berg August 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    This is my first looming attempt and I am using the 41 peg loom. However I am from South Africa and judging by the pictures and your video it seems that on the loom I am using the pegs appear to be further apart than on your loom. As a matter of fact the loom fits completely over my head and rests on my shoulders. Will this size still be correct to make the hat or should I rather opt for a 36 peg loom?

    • Denise Canela September 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Shawna, sorry for the delay in responding I’ve been ill for a bit. Just trying to catch up.
      If you use a 36 peg the hat will no longer be a slouchy – you’ll end-up with what we call a beanie or cap. The 36 gives a snug fit to an adult hat. The 41 peg will work perfect don’t pay attention to the size of the loom – the hat will contract.
      Hope that helps,

  38. Erin July 7, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I did the chain cast on but the bottom of my hat curls extremely outward. How do I avoid this to get a flat brim?

    • Denise Canela September 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Erin, sorry for the delay in responding I’ve been ill for a bit. Just trying to catch up.

      About your question – A loom knit brim will curl with the chain cast-on unless you use a stitch for your border like a Rib Stitch or a Garter stitch or you can fold the brim.
      If you want to see how to do a folded brim: Click Here

      Here is a link to a Stitch Guide: Click Here

      • Erin September 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

        I am not sure what you mean by using a stitch for the border, could you explain that further? I would prefer not to fold the brim. Do you have any tutorials on how to do brimless hats?

        • Denise Canela September 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm

          Erin, I’ve updated the pattern and added some links. This hat does not have a folded brim – it has a Single Rib Stitch brim – the pattern for that stitch is just Knit 1, Purl 1. for 13 rows.
          The knit stitch can be done in several ways for this pattern it’s best that it be a tight knit stitch and so that is why my note says to make it a U-wrap or Flat Knit stitch. If needed click the links for patterns and video tutorials of the different stitches.
          Hope that helps,

  39. Sharon March 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    On a round loom with 36 pegs doing the 2 k, 2 p, 1 k, 2 p, on the last 6 pegs will it look funny with 2 p, 2 k, 2 p?

    • Denise Canela March 25, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      No Sharon, it’s going to look fine. Depending on the yarn – you barely notice. I try to keep the knits between purls – be it 1k or 2k.
      Note that with a 36 peg loom you will get more of a beanie then a slouchy if the hat is for an adult.
      Hope that helps,

    • Sharon March 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Thank you. Can’t wait to get started and see how it looks

      • Denise Canela March 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        Share Pictures !

        • Sharon March 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm

          I wanted to post a picture of the finished hat but don’t know how to do it. Please advise.


  40. Allison March 16, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Please forgive my stupidity but with a 41 peg loom NOTHING comes out even at the end of each round.

    The pattern on rows 1-13 is KP so I end up one short. Do I finish with a KPK or a KPP??

    The pattern on rows 14-18 is KKPPKP which goes over by one. What do I add and where?

    The pattern on row 19 is PPKPP which falls short by one again. What do I add here??

    Thanks for your time!

    • Denise Canela March 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Allison sorry for the delay – I’ve been working on some other projects. My personal preference is to always put a knit (K) in the middle of purls (p). So is I only have 3 pegs left those last 3 would be PKP if I have 5 pegs left I would do PPKPP or PKPKP . Because the knit shows up better that way. So lets answer your three rows

      In rows 1-13 finish with PKP even if you have PPKP as an ending – it’s ok
      In rows 14-18 add a P – in order to keep the K between Ps
      In row 19 change it to PPKPKP – so you’re adding a P at the end – always keeping the K between Ps – doesn’t matter if its 2 P or 1 P

      Hope that helps – if not – come back and ask again – no problem 🙂

  41. Dionne February 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Im using a 41 peg loom it looks like hat is gonna be to big and loose

    • Denise Canela March 2, 2014 at 12:12 am

      The 41 peg loom is the correct size for a slouchy. The Rib Stitch tightens the brim to your head and changing the stitch after the brim is what creates the slouch. Hope that makes sense. .. As “they” say : Try It – You’ll Like It.
      Let know if that doesn’t answer your question.

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  43. Jessica Daoust February 9, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Hi ! First of all, I want to thank you very much for this video and pattern, I love it ! Also, my yarn is too thin, so I’m using two strands of yarn as one. But I was wondering if I must do less rows when I’m doubing my yarn, or if I can do 60 of them anyway. I’m sorry if my question doesn’t make much sense, english is not my first language.

    • Denise Canela February 10, 2014 at 11:40 pm

      Hi Jessica, good question but I don’t have the answer. Only you know if 60 rows is good or not because you have the loom and your yarn in your hand. So here is how you find the answers to your question. With more questions.. 🙂
      The first question is how long do You want your hat let’s say in inches. The second question is how many rows do YOU have to do to get an inch. So knit a few rows then measure until you get an inch. If it takes YOU with your loom and your yarn 3 rows to make an inch and you want a 10 inch slouchy – 3×10=30 so YOU will need to knit 30 rows. Just remember that the brim and the hat are different stitches and you need to measure them separately. If that doesn’t help try this link for a video: Click Here
      On this post you will find other peoples questions – that might help too.

      Let me know if you still have questions. No problem I will try to explain it differently.

      • Jessica Daoust February 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm

        Hi Denise,

        Thank you, your answer helped me a lot !

        • Denise Canela February 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

          So Glad – Thanks for coming back to let me know 🙂

  44. Elizabeth January 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Hello! This video is awesome 🙂 thank you for posting it! This is my second attempt at this hat.. My first came out a smurf hat!! Lol. I bought a bigger loom and the one I’m working on now, looks good as far as the cable stitch is concerned. My only question is, my hat looks too open. Like the spaces in between the cable stitch look too far apart. Yours looks tight and together. I thought maybe I was doing it too loose but even when I made sure to make them tight they still don’t look like yours. Then I thought maybe my yarn was too thin.. But I checked mine with what you’re using and they’re the same weight.. Lol help!

    • Denise Canela January 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, the loom that I used to make this hat is by CindiLooms and it’s a small gauge loom. If you want the stitch tighter with your current loom try using two strands of yarn as one.
      Hope this helps,

      • Anonymous January 22, 2014 at 12:54 am

        I’m sorry I’m such a beginner!! Are you saying I should double wrap or use two separate skeins at once??

        • Denise Canela January 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

          Hi Anonymous, I’m not trying to be funny but the answer is Yes and Yes. Both options will work – just not at same time. You can double warp each peg or you can use two separate skeins. You can also take one skein and pull from two places. The aim is to get 4 loops on each peg and pull the two button over the two loops on top when you knit.
          I hope that helps, if not – let me know. You can ask me as many times as necessary. ITS FREE 🙂 and never be sorry that you stopped by for help. I’m glad you choose me to ask when there are lots of other sites to choose from.

  45. Terri January 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm


    thank you for all you do. Your videos and patterns are awesome. One question does the slipknot go on the anchor peg or the first peg in the loom? I am using a 41 peg loom. Also my Patons yarn seems thinner than what you used in the video. Is there another yarn you recommend that would have the same thickness
    as yours?

    • Denise Canela January 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Hi Terri, Thank you for the complement. It’s greatly appreciated. ..To do the Chain Cast on you can put the slip knot on the first peg – or on the crochet hook itself but not the anchor peg. As far as the yarn – you should try to stick to wool or wool blends. For some ideas – Click HERE
      Hope that helps,

  46. Sewfy January 18, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Hiya, I made a 66 peg loom so that I can have ago at loom knitting. I really want to make this hat! I’ve never knitted on a loom before, so sorry if this is a silly question; how much wool do I need I.e. If I get a 50g ball will I need 2/3 balls?
    Also this website and your YouTube posts are amazing! It must take you ages to do all of this! Thank you so much and thank you for keeping it free- wool is so expensive in England. I couldn’t even buy a loom from anywhere they just don’t seem to exist.

    • Denise Canela January 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Hi Sewfy, Thank you for acknowledging that this does take A LOT of work. I try not to let it bother me when folks give a thumps down on the YouTube videos – like they have no idea that I’ve given up hours and hours to do that video and without regard, just because – they give a thumps down. Borderline cruel and cowardly. Anyway, let me stop… about your loom – great to know you made one ! PLEASE send a picture. Would love to see that. I want to do a post about handmade looms. Put if you ever want to buy them, Amazon and eBay ship to you in England. About the yarn – I used Paton’s Classic (one of my VERY favorites for 100 % wool because of its price )worsted weight, 192 m/ 210yds. I made two of these hats and had yarn left over.

  47. Jim January 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    This was my first time doing the cable pattern. Looming about a year and have made socks, hats and scarfs. The video was one of the best I have seen online. Can’t wait to do a cable pattern on socks or scarfs. Thank you for the very helpful website.

    • Denise Canela January 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you Jim for your kind words – Greatly appreciated.

  48. Trina Reid January 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I downloaded a free “counter” application to my cell phone. You can use the counter and save the file. This way if you have multi projects on the go you can name each file according to the project, save it and come back to it later.

    • Terri January 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Trina,

      What is the name of the counter app you downloaded. There are so many that I want to choose the best. Thanks,

  49. Lesley C December 31, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I am on the third hat in this pattern! I LOVE it! I’ve been looming since November 1 and was scared of cabling until I saw this post. How easy that is! Thanks so much for the great pattern and tutorial. I am using a 41-peg Darice loom; I do the series of 7 stitches 5 times and the last is 6 stitches, ending with a purl stitch.

  50. Linda December 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Oh, I see you’ve posted a video and you addressed the pattern issue from my previous question!! I’ll have to watch it carefully again and sort it out. Any additional advice you have about adjusting the pattern rows to different numbers of loom pegs would be greatly appreciated!! Again, thanks so much for these great patterns!!!

  51. Linda December 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I just LOVE these two patterns, and want this to be my very next project. Thanks so much for sharing them!! I do have a question. If I’m understanding this correctly, your row stitch patterns are increments of 7 and 6 repeated stitches, and the 7-stitch pattern does not repeat an even number of times on your 66-peg loom (I’m planning to use a 48-peg loom). How do you make this work on those rows?? Thanks for your help!!!

    • Denise Canela December 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Linda, yes you will need to make adjustments to the last few stitches depending on the number of pegs on your loom. Just make note of the fact that when you adjust the pattern at the end of the row make sure to have Purl stitches on either side of a Knit stitch.
      Hope that helps,

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