If you’ve been looking for a pattern to make, and it’s the first knit pattern you’ve ever made; you can totally make this one. All you need if circular needles, know how to cast on, join, knit stitch and cast off. Seriously!! So if the kids are screaming at the top of their lungs, Netflix is on and dinner is supposed to be ready soon, don’t worry. This is a pattern designed to relax you. It’s also very easy to pick up and put back down.
The Beach Day Knit Slouch Pattern is one of those designs I’ve been daydreaming about for years. When I started designing the Beach Day Collection, I thought of this design and realized it was the perfect pattern for this collection. I wasn’t even sure how to make it when I was first thinking about it long ago. But I was determined to figure it out. Turns out, it is a lot easier than it looks, and even a beginner that has never picked up needles can make it! I can’t wait for you to go on this new adventure as my first knitting pattern. Thank you for all of the support you have given me! It means a lot and has been way more than I ever thought possible.
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Beach Day Knit Slouch Pattern
17“ Circumference (can stretch)
10“ From Top to Bottom
*These are my measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
42 STS x 26 Rows is 4”
*Please change the needle size to obtain the gauge.
You can find all the tutorials needed to make this pattern here.
This pattern is worked in the round, and hand stitched together at the top.
ST/STS = Stitch/Stitches
US 6 4mm 16” Circular Needles
Premier Yarns, Cotton Fair, #2 Fine Weight Yarn approximately 150 yards (I used Turquoise, Leaf Green and Bright Peach yarn colors.)
One Stitch Marker
Measuring Tape (keep checking your measurements along the way to make sure they will align with the finished size.)
Large Blunt Yarn Needle
8” x 8” Faux Fur (Optional)
Starting with Turquoise, Leaf Green or Bright Peach yarn,
Cast on 77 STS. PM. Join.
Round 1:K around.
Round 2:Sockinette ST around.
Repeat round 2 78 times.
Cast off, fasten off leaving a long tail, weave bottom end.
Securing the Top
Step 1:Your hat should look like this.
Step 2:Now you will take your yarn needle and take it through your long tail. Start by weaving the yarn needle on the very edge of the hat.
Step 3:Continue all the way around.
Step 4:Once you have gone all the way around, take the yarn needle to the wrong side.
Step 5:YAY! The yarn needle is on the other side! Now pull on the yarn end to pull shut.
Step 6:Take the yarn needle through the top. This will help close the top better.
Step 7:Do the same with the other direction to create an “X”.
Step 8:Weave the end in.
Step 9:Turn it back to the right side. Congrats! You have closed the top!
Learn to make a faux fur pom pom here!
Attaching the Pom Pom (Optional)
Step 1:Take the yarn needle through one yarn end attached to the pom pom. Now take the yarn needle from the right side to the wrong side.
Step 2:Do the same with the other end of yarn.
Step 3:You now have 2 yarn ends on the wrong side.
Step 4:Take one yarn end and take it back to the right side.
Step 5:Repeat step 4 with the other yarn end.
Step 6:Perfect! Now you are gonna take the yarn needle through the pom pom to make it more secure. Do the same with the other yarn end.
Step 7:It should look like this!
Step 8:Now take the yarn end to the wrong side again. Do the same with the other yarn end. It should look like this.
Step 9:Tie both yarn end together and weave in the ends. Congrats! You attached the pom pom!
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