Sidewinder Free

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

Sidewinder Free is a regular length, free version of our Sidewinder+ Slouchy Beanie. This hat is knit flat using short rows to create a unique reversible hat where garter stitch mimics ribbing.

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

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One size fits most

Advanced Beginner (2 of 5)

1 skein worsted weight yarn

Shown in: Pattons Classic Wool
(100% Wool – 3.50 oz / 100 g -210 yd / 192 m)
Colors: Light Grey Marl

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.

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


Crochet Stitches

Bobbles & Puffs Chevrons & Ripples Colorwork Edgings Lace & Shells Squares & Motifs Textured & Plain Tunisian Crochet

Crochet Techniques

Abbreviations Foundation Chains Seaming Shaping Tips & Tricks

Knitting Stitches

Cables & Arans Colorwork Edgings Knits & Purls Lace & Eyelets Ribbing Shapes & Motifs Slipped Stitches

Knitting Techniques

Abbreviations Bind Offs Cast Ons Finishing Techniques Fixing Mistakes Shaping Tips & Tricks