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Sidewinder+ Slouchy Beanie

Sidewinder+ Slouchy Beanie Pattern Cover

This pattern started as an experiment with shaping a hat using short rows. The result was far more interesting than I expected.

Sidewinder is knit flat using short rows to create a unique reversible hat where garter stitch mimics ribbing.

The optional addition of colorwork stripes makes this hat stand apart from the crowd.

And since it’s all knit stitches, it can be made in just a few hours. A perfect last minute gift.

Sidewinder+ comes in 3 sizes and two lengths, regular and slouchy.
It also includes instructions for solid color and striped versions.

The hat is also reversible (This has more impact with the striped version)

Small fits up to 19.5” head
Medium fits up to 22” head
Large fits up to 24.5″ head


1 skein worsted weight yarn
(2 for colorwork option)

Shown in: Pattons Classic Wool
(100% Wool – 3.50 oz / 100 g -210 yd / 192 m)
Colors: Dark Grey and Plum Heather

1 set size US 8 (5.0mm) knitting needle

1 size US H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle and T-pins for finishing

17 stitches & 34.5 rows = 4”x4” (10cm)
in garter stitch

This hat is worked flat on the side and then seamed together. Gauge is very important to this hat fitting properly

The crochet hook is used for the provisional cast on.

Instructions are included for all special techniques.

If you would like to produce this pattern commercially please contact for licensing.
(selling finished scarves to friends and at craft shows is fine.)