Black Embroidered Slouch Hat

Black Embroidered Slouch Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Additional Information



  • Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
    • Black 1 (1, 1, 1) ball (A)
    • or color of choice
  • Lion Brand® bonbons
    • Celebrate 1 (1, 1, 1) package (B)
    • or color of choice
  • Lion Brand®:
    • Stitch markers
    • Pom Pom Maker
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Double-pointed knitting needles, size 11, set of 5
  • Double-pointed knitting needles, size 13, set of 5
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure


Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L)
Finished circumference 16 (18, 20, 22)”, will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to the size before beginning.


9 sts = 4” in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) with A and larger needles.
When matching the gauge in a pattern, the project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


Hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles, beg at lower edge.
Embroidery is free form.


With A and smaller needles, cast on 36 (40, 44, 48) sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, placing 9 (10, 11, 12) sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in St st (k every rnd) until piece measures about 2 (2, 3, 3)” from beg.
Change to larger needles.
Continue in St st until piece measures about 7 1/2 (8-1/2, 11-1/2, 12-1/2)” from beg.
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Decrease Rnd: K2tog around – 18 (20, 22, 24) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.


With B colors as desired, embroider and embellish hat as desired. Embroider circles in stem stitch and French knots. Braid strands of B yarns, then pinned the braids to the hat to make swirling lines. Whip stitch over the braids to hold them in place. Make small pom poms with B yarn and tie them to the top of the hat.
Weave in ends.


beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 sts together
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette st
st(s) = stitch(es)