DIY slouchy beanie

Hey Love Stitched readers!  Are you as obsessed as I am with slouchy beanies?  I want to learn to knit/crochet, exclusively so I can make one.  But patience isn’t really my thing so…

I present to you the easiest beanie tutorial ever.  It only takes about 10 minutes.


Did I not say that was easy? 

(Please excuse my finicky model.  To her credit, I shot these as Hurricane Sandy was churning off coast, it was cold and windy!)

BTW, I made her shirt using Melissa Mora’s Saddle Shoulder Polo Pattern.  I’m totally obsessed with this pattern…go check it out!
(…and that’s her about 10 seconds later..)

Did I mention that I have a bazillion sweaters in my cut pile?  If you’re sick of the sweater tutorials let me know, I promise I’m not a one trick pony!  Is there anything you’ve seen on Pinterest and want to learn to make?  Let me know in comments!

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  1. 1
    Lindsay Roberts says:

    I have got to get me one of these. LOVE!

  2. 2

    I love this beanie! I’m so happy you posted it cause when I saw the pics of the saddle shirt I was dying to know if it was as easy as it looked to make. So cute!

  3. 3

    I love this and would have never thought to use an old sweater! so smart. I would really love to see how to update an old denim jacket. I love when other people wear them but I feel so 80’s. any tips on how to update them to look in style now?

  4. 4

    Really cute idea! Thanks

  5. 5

    Super cute Alida!

  6. 6
    Tamara Jones says:

    can you please figure out then show me, lol, how to make golf club covers out of old sweaters? I’d love to make some for the men in my family, but I don’t knit and you make it look like I might actually be able to do it!!!! Thanks !!!

  7. 7

    I saw one of your tutorials on Pinterest which brought me here. I continued looking through the other tutorials and this one caught my eye, well, because that’s my knitted slouchy beanie! Talk about full circle :) I love what you came up with for a fun DIY and am very flattered that you used my hat for inspiration.

    Kitty Dune

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    Galene tait says:

    I can not find a pattern for a button up cardigan to make a hand bag any were lots of photos but no patterning I have lots felted ready to go but don’t want to ruin them thanks galene



    DIY slouchy beanie – Love Stitched


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