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Bulky Seed Stitch Brim Slouch

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I’ve got to say, I’m kinda of obsessed with this seed stitch brim. I have been very partial to a nice and stretchy K2, P2 ribbed brim for most of my beanies but I am so happy with the way this one turned out. And, it’s so comfy to wear. Instead of the stretch you get a cozy, gentle hug to keep ears warm knit up in a beautiful texture. Finished off with rounds of stocking stitch and a quick decrease on the crown for a trendy slouch look. This is another quick knit so it makes an awesome last minute gift or perfect for building up stock for craft market season.

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Knit in a bulky Cascade 128 merino superwash, this yarn is so incredibly soft, especially after the first wash. It is the perfect weight for fall and winter warmth and gives an awesome drape at the back of the beanie.

The Pattern


Cascade 128 Superwash Merino Wool, you can find this yarn at Love Crafts (see affiliate statement above)
Weight – Bulky (5)
Amount – 1 skein (128 yards)
I used the colour Celery for the hat in the photos

Needles and Tools

  • US10 (6.0 mm) 16″ circular needle
  • Set of US10 (6.0mm) Double Point Needles (DPNs)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Darning Needle


4″ (10 cm) = 15 stitches in stocking stitch (knit every round)


Adult/One Size
Circumference fits between 22″-23″ (56-59. cm), length 10″ (25.5 cm)


CO – Cast on

DPNs – Double point needles

K2tog – Decrease 1 by knitting the next 2 stitches together

KFB – Increase 1 by knitting into the front and back of the next stitch


CO 64 stitches with US10 (6.0mm) circular needle

Purl to end, place marker and join the round

Seed Stitch Round 1: [K1, P1] repeat to end

Seed Stitch Round 2: [P1, K1] repeat to end

Repeat these 2 seed stitch rounds 10 more times (total 22 rounds from CO)

Increase Round: [K3, KFB] repeat to end (80 stitches)

Knit 22 rounds

Begin Decrease Rounds – switch to DPNs when needed

Next Round: [K6, K2tog] repeat to end

Next Round: Knit

Next Round: [K5, K2tog] repeat to end

Next Round: Knit

Next Round: [K4, K2tog] repeat to end

Next Round: Knit

Next Round: [K3, K2tog] repeat to end

Next Round: Knit

Next Round: [K2, K2tog] repeat to end

Next Round: Knit

Next Round: [K1, K2tog] repeat to end

Next Round: [K2tog] repeat to end

Cut the yarn and run it through the remaining stitches and into the center of the hat with a darning needle. Sew a couple stitches on the inside to keep from getting a hole in the center.

Weave in loose ends

Hand wash and Block
note: superwash takes a little longer to dry than regular wool and it may seem a little stretched out when wet, let it air dry after the first wash though, it’ll be worth a wait.

Wear and Enjoy

© 2021 Heather Pelletier – Handknit Hugs
Do not copy, re-distribute or sell this pattern either in whole or in part.
You may sell products made from this pattern – credit would be appreciated.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern. I would love to see your finished beanie, share your project on Ravelry or post a pic on Instagram and tag me @handknithugs #bulkyseedstitchslouch. Comment below if you have any questions or feedback.

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Looking for something similar? Try the Bulky Irish Moss Slouch Beanie, this one is also knit up in the super soft Cascade 128 merino. Or check out my Patterns page to see more. Thanks so much, Happy Knitting! Heather