Rickrack Rib Slouchy Hat

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well. We are exactly one week from Christmas and I admit that I am very behind with my knitted gifts 🙁 I have been plagued with a stomach bug for the past couple of days. It’s been a very long time since I’ve gotten any sort of stomach bug. But I am feeling better with every passing day. Even with my ailment, I can’t seem to slow down.

Yesterday, in an attempt to force myself to take a break, I managed to take a look around at my surroundings and noticed how disorganized my craft materials have gotten. As a result, I went out in search of a solution and found a three-drawer storage shelf at a local craft store that was on clearance.

I assembled the shelf as soon as I got home and this is the result:


It turned out really well…better than I had expected. This is an early birthday gift to myself (my birthday is this Friday! 🙂 )

With my life a little bit more organized, I was able to finish that hat pattern that I’d been working on for the past several days. With only one week left until Christmas, this will be the last pattern for my “Holiday Quick Knit” series. As some of you remember, this was what the hat looked like when I first started:

slouchy hat

I ended up frogging this hat because I was not impressed with my yarn selection. The yarn didn’t work well with the stitch I was using because it didn’t produce the drape that I was looking for for a slouchy hat.

With that said I selected a different yarn type and weight and it turned out much better.

Rick Rack Slouchy Hat

The stitch I used for this slouchy hat is the rickrack rib stitch. This version of the rickrack rib stitch is not the true version because it had to be modified for knitting in the round. Even though it is not the true rickrack rib stitch, in my opinion, it turned out pretty well.

Rick Rack Slouchy Hat Back

Unstretched measurements: approx. circumference 20″ (51cm) and length of 9″ (23cm)

Here is the pattern:


1 skein of Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight

  • 109yds (100m) per skein
  • 3.5oz (100g) per skein
  • US 11 (8mm)

US 10 (6mm) circular needles
US 11 (8mm) circular needles
4 US 11 (8mm) DPNs
Yarn needle
Stitch marker


Stockinette: 11sts x 15 rows=4″


With US 10 (6mm) circular needles, CO 54 sts. Place stitch marker and begin to knit in the round.


Rnd 1: *k3, p3; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat Rnd 1 three more times.

Rnd 4: *M1, k2, M1, k1, p3; rep from * to end of round.  72sts

Main Body

Begin to knit with US 11 (8mm) circular needles for this section.

Rnd 1: *p1, k tbl of second stitch on the left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then k tthe first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: *p1, knit into the front of second stitch on left-hand needle (leave stitch on needle), then knit first stitch, slide both stitches off needle; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until hat reaches 8″ from edge.

Here is a video on How To Knit The Rickrack Rib In The Round.


Switch to US 11 (8mm) DPNs when appropriate.

Rnd 1: *k3tog; rep from * to end of round. 24 sts
Rnd 2: *k3tog; rep from * to end of round. 8 sts.

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close and weave in end.

Now you have a new hat!

Rick Rack Slouchy Hat 2

This pattern can be somewhat confusing. Please let me know if you need a video tutorial.

Happy knitting!

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Knitting Abbreviations

M1 (Make 1 Stitch)=pick up strand of yarn lying between last st worked and next st and work into back of it.

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  1. what does M1 mean

  2. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I need an explanation on k tbl in second stitch. Thanks.

    • When knitting through the back loop you would knit through the back loop of the first stitch. In this case, you will skip the first stitch and knit through the back loop of the second stitch.

  3. Rickrack Hat I do not know what TBL means in the directions.

  4. This is a darling hat. I’m not totally familiar with all the stitches but am hoping with your tutorials I will be able to figure it out. I’ve never used DPNs either since I’m fairly new to knitting but if you don’t try, you’ll never learn. Thank goodness for You Tube; you can find most anything on there.

  5. This is a great knit. My daughter loves slouched hats, I completed this in an evening and then added a couple of loose pom-poms and sent a picture to my daughter.
    I would say that maybe 8″ is too small and will be doing a further one at 10″ or maybe I just didn’t put it on right.
    Thanks for the pattern.

  6. need help with the rickrack rib stitch could you please send a video for me to see how you do that a little confused thank you

  7. I was excited to try this hat. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. However, I find that CO 54 stitches creates a very small opening for someone’s head and fits more on a baby. Is there a suggestion for an adult’s size?? I am really eager to begin this project. Thanks!

    • Are you using the yarn that is recommended for this pattern? Sometimes yarn weight will make a huge difference in your gauge.

  8. Curious, did you use the whole ball? I’m making a scarf for a friend and will have slightly under the yardage listed here and this would be a great bonus present for her! (She actually bought the yarn when she asked me to make her something!)

  9. Lovely pattern! I have a knit student who thinks so too. She bought out a whole shelf of Malabrigo Rasta at the LYS and plans to make many, many, of these!

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Working on this and really like it so far (3 inches in & counting 🙂 . Thank you very much for the video, it really helped. Making these for my UK nieces and daughter-in-law’s.

  11. I just copied your ridge rib men’s scarf pattern !!!
    ,!!!!….I have gone to bed it is about 11.50 PM and I went nutsey looking for something to write it on because I knew I would forget in the AM ……..you have a awesome talent and classical taste……..soooooo elegent!!! Thank you for sharing it all…. Paula

  12. Great! It was very helpful for me your video clip showing how to do rickrack rib.Thanks!

  13. Really nice and easy pattern. Has anyone tried it using 4 or 5 strands of fingering yarn, random colors, straight from your stash, I think that could look FANTASTIC

  14. Absolutely LOVE this pattern. This was the first hat pattern I tackled after I decided to move on from scarves and blankets. Very straight forward, I’ve already made 3! The pattern is addictive, it’s quick and easy 🙂

  15. Thanks for sharing when the pattern says m1 u do not say left or right so I never know which one cause I’m not sure why I would want my hat to lean one way r the v other please clarify I really do love this hat thanks again

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