The No Slip Stitch Given Beanie

Effortless like you don't give a slip stitch!

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Detailed PDF pattern

πŸ–€ Step-by-step instructions and tutorial photos.

πŸ–€ Video tutorials for the trickier parts.

πŸ–€ Row tracker to help you track progress and stitch counts.

What you'll need

πŸ–€ DK, worsted or aran weight yarn in the approximate amounts shown below.

πŸ–€ 5 mm hook; I like to use my Clover Amours.

πŸ–€ Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, stitch markers.

Customizable

πŸ–€ Pattern comes written for 5 sizes, from preemie to adult.

πŸ–€ Easy to make the hat taller, shorter, wider or narrower.

Pattern support

πŸ–€ For pattern related questions, please join my Facebook support groupΒ orΒ contact me at thecrochethighway [at] gmail.com.

Long version with folded brim

Using Schachenmayr Soft & Easy (single color)

Short version with folded brim

Using Schachenmayr Soft & Easy (stripes)

Short version without brim

Using Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120 (single color)

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The design

The No Slip Stitch Given Beanie is designed for those of us who have a love-hate relationship with slip stitches. Do you love the faux-knit look that the slip stitch pattern creates, but hate how long it takes to work up? Me too! So, I came up with this effortless beanie design which works up quickly and hassle-free, like you just don’t give a slip stitch!

The pattern works up great in a single color, multiple colors for a striped effect, or you can even use a gradient or self-striping yarn like some of my testers did with great results!

Make it longer or shorter, with stripes or a single color, wear it with or without a folded brim – this classic beanie design will be your go-to accessory for years to come. It comes in five sizes and it’s super easy to customize, making it the ideal gift for friends and family!

One pattern for the entire family!

The pattern

Each of the 5 sizes can be made in 2 different lengths. The longer version is intended to be worn with a tall, folded brim, and the short version may be worn with or without a folded brim. The beanie is worked from side to side using a combination of short and long rows to shape the crown and reduce the bulk at the top. After completing the main body of the beanie, the first and last rows are seamed together.

Like all CrochetHighway patterns, this intermediate pattern has you covered with step-by-step instructions, tutorial photos and videos for the trickier parts of the pattern. The Row Tracker will come in handy to take note of your progress and stitch counts.

Ribbed hat without the slip stitch work…

Sizing

FINISHED BEANIE CIRCUMFERENCE
1 – 8”
2 – 10.75”
3 – 13.25”
4 – 16”
5 – 18.75”

Check out the photos from my testers and exact yardages below, as well as a list of yarn substitution ideas.

The pattern is written for 5 sizes, from preemie to adult. The beanie is designed to be worn with 1-4” of negative ease. During the testing process, it was determined that the yarn you’re using plays an important role in how stretchy the fabric will be. Depending on this, you may need to work more rows in order to achieve the perfect circumference. The pattern guides you on how to modify the beanie in order to achieve the perfect fit!

Each of the 5 sizes can be made in 2 different lengths. The longer version is intended to be worn with a tall, folded brim, and the short version may be worn with or without a folded brim. The beanie is worked from side to side using a combination of short and long rows to shape the crown and reduce the bulk at the top. After completing the main body of the beanie, the first and last rows are seamed together.

Yardage

To complete this beanie, you’ll need aboutΒ 90 (135, 180) (235, 295) yds, or 80 (125, 165) (215, 270) m for the short version, or about 110 (165, 220) (280, 345) yds, or 100 (150, 200) (255, 315) m for the long version.
Yardages are approximate and reflect the yarn usage of the designer samples. Your yardage may vary based on yarn, measurements and gauge.
Scroll down to check out the beanies of my testers for yarn inspiration and actual yardages.

Tried & tested substitution yarns

This beanie is designed for DK, worsted, and aran weight, but here you can find all the yarns my testers actually used and would use again for this project – conveniently put together in an alphabetically sorted list, so you can easily browse and see if you have any in your stash already.

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Check out my testers' versions

My patterns would not be so smooth without the input of my team of talented testers. Scroll alllll the way to the end of this photo gallery for some inspiration on various colors. Swipe left & right for more photos of your favorite versions!

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Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 232 yds

Yarn: Elements Tweed Aran (Aran weight)
Yardage: 340 yds

Yarn: Patons Canadiana (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 280 yds

Yarn: Sugar Bush Canoe (Aran weight)
Yardage: 260 yds

(family set using Berroco Mercado)

Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter Velvet (DK weight)
Yardage: 230 yds

Yarn: Handmaiden Fine Yarns Mulberry Tussah (DK weight)
Yardage: 163 yds

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Print (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 200 yds

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK (DK weight)
Yardage: 140 yds

Yarn: Magic Needles Hobby Store Aran (Aran weight)
Yardage: 290 yds

Yarn: Drops Lima (DK weight)
Yardage: 140 yds

Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 272 yds

Yarn: Rico Design Mega Color (DK weight)
Yardage: 285 yds

Yarn: Lion Brand Angora Merino (DK weight)
Yardage: 299 yds

Yarn: Big Twist Shine (DK weight)
Yardage: 340 yds

Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 231 yds

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 230 yds

Yarn: Hobbii Horizon (DK weight)
Yardage: 270 yds

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 216 yds

Yarn: Red Heart Roll With It Melange (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 249 yds

Yarn: Cisne Premium (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 214 yds

Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 250 yds

Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo (DK weight)
Yardage: 157 yds

Yarn: Tree House Knits Dogwood DK (DK weight)
Yardage: 220 yds

Yarn: Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK (DK weight)
Yardage: 190 yds

Yarn: Premier Sweet Roll (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 224 yds

Yarn: Drops Cotton Merino (DK weight)
Yardage: 206 yds

Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 258 yds

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 355 yds

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 355 yds

Yarn: Bernat Super Value Solids (Aran weight)
Yardage: 300 yds

Yarn: Expression Fiber Arts SW Dewey DK (DK weight)
Yardage: 228 yds

Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo (DK weight)
Yardage: 157 yds

Yarn: Yarn Bee Tweed Indeed (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 195 yds

Yarn: Vardhman Dropill (DK weight)
Yardage: 225 yds

Yarn: Heartbeats Denimz (Worsted weight)
Yardage: 140 yds

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