Loch Raven Beanie

This beanie pattern is still one of my favorites – the rows of texture and the super bulky yarn make for a quick and satisfying knit. I’m excited to share tihs pattern with you for free on the blog!

If you’d like an ad-free, printable version, you can grab it from my Ravelry shop here.

Dimensions and Gauge

Finished dimensions: 10″ length, 15-16″ brim circumference

One size fits most adults

Gauge: 6 stitches and 9 rows = 3″ in stockinette on US 15 needles

Materials and Notions

One skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in desired color, or appx. 80-87 yards of a comparable super bulky (weight category 6) yarn

US 15 ( 10 mm) circular knitting needles, 16″

One stitch marker


Tapestry needle

This slouchy beanie is a great knit for beginners and advanced knitters alike. Simple stitches work together to create rows of texture for an interesting overall design. 


 This pattern assumes the reader has knowledge of the long-tail cast on, knitting in the round, the Magic Loop method, decreasing in the round, the knit stitch, and the purl stitch. If you prefer a tighter fitting brim, or a tighter fitting beanie overall, you may size down to US 13 (9 mm) needles when knitting the pattern.

The Magic Loop method is only needed for the last two rounds of the beanie, during which a decrease method is used.


CO = cast on   k2tog = knit two stitches together k1 = knit one stitch

p1 = purl one stitch k = knit p = purl sts = stitches


Using US 15 circular knitting needles, CO 40 stitches using the long-tail cast on method. Join to work in the round, and place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Rounds 1-5: *k1, p1, repeat from * until end of round

Round 6-8: k all sts

Round 9: *p1, k1, repeat from * until end of round

Round 10:*k1, p1, repeat from * until end of round 

Rounds 11-13: k all sts

Rounds 14-16: *p1, k1, repeat from * until end of round 

Round 17-19: k all sts

Round 20: *p1, k1, repeat from * until end of round 

Round 21: *k1, p1, repeat from * until end of round

Rounds 22-24: k all sts 

Rounds 25-30: *p1, k1, repeat from * until end of round

Rounds 31-32: *k2tog, repeat from * until end of round


Snip yarn from skein, leaving a long tail. Thread working yarn through tapestry needle. Weave yarn through stitches on needles, and cinch yarn to close hat. Weave in any ends on wrong side of piece. Block lightly if desired.

At this time, you can make a pom-pom and attach it to the beanie if you wish!

Congrats! You just finished your beanie! Please feel free to share photos of your progress, or your finished beanie, by tagging me and using the hashtags #lochravenbeanie and #polarpurlspatterns.

Any questions or concerns about this pattern can be directed to polarpurls@gmail.com. You are also welcome to message me through Etsy or Instagram if you wish!

© 2019 Stephanie Andrews.

You are free to sell finished items made using this pattern. However, reproduction, distribution or resale of this pattern is expressly prohibited. Also prohibited is the printing of this webpage, or content included in this webpage, as this is considered unauthorized reproduction of this pattern. Photos featured in this blog are not to be used for sale of products or finished items. Those who violate this copyright will be prosecuted.

NOTE: You are welcome to sell finished Loch Raven Beanies made using this pattern. If you do, please link to my Etsy shop, provide the name of the pattern used and give credit in your listing to Stephanie L. Andrews of Polar Purls. My photos of the beanie or the pattern listing may not be used in any listings for your finished products, or printed for use to advertise in person at craft fairs or in- person sales venues. No part of this pattern may be reproduced, distributed or resold for any reason.

All pattern information, photographs and logos contained within this document are the property of Stephanie L. Andrews of Polar Purls. The images, pattern information and logo are not to be reproduced for any reason without express written permission. Violators will be prosecuted.

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