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"Flight of the Bumblebee" Slouch Beanie Pattern & Tutorial

Hi Friends! Tody's free pattern is the "Flight of the Bumblebee" Slouch. I thought this name was cute and decided o use the stitch name :). The pattern is available on my YouTube Channel. A left handed video is also available.

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I used Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick and Quick, Glacier. This is a wool blend (20%) but if your skin doesn't love the wool blend, then, Hometown USA Yarn may be a good alternative. This a100% acrylic yarn. They also have all acrylic in Thick and Quick Bundle. It looks like the Wool Blend.

The free pattern is for a child size only.

You can find the ad-free pdf pattern in my shops or save it as a favorite. Links to video and resources are provided in the pdf pattern as well.



Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick or Hometown USA | 87-106 Yards

NEEDLES | Knitter’s Pride Ginger US 13/9mm BRIM – 16” Circular Needles

US 15/10mm BODY – 16” Circular Needles



co – Cast on st(s) – Stitch(es) k – Knit

ktbl – Knit Through Back Loop

p – Purl rep – Repeat rem – Remaining

p2tog – Purl 2 sts together

dpn – Double Pointed Needles (optional if you choose to use it)

Special Stitch: Long Knit Stitch (K1L) - Insert Needle 2 rounds below in the next stitch & knit. Drop unworked stitch.

GAUGE | Stockinette in US15/10mm

4” = 10 Stitches | 14 Rounds


Instructions | Child Size

Co 40 sts, add stitch marker and join careful not to twist sts.

Please note that in the video, I cast on one more stitch for the Invisible Joining method.

BRIM | US13/9mm Circular Needles

Brim: *ktbl, p1. Rep from * around. You're going to repeat until yo have 6 rounds of brim. You can adjust the height of the brim as desired with less or more rounds.

BODY | US15/10mm Circular Needles

Round 1-2: p all sts around.

Round 3: *p3, k1L (see special stitches above). Rep from * around.

Round 4-6: p all sts around.

Round 7: *p1, k1L, p2. Rep from * around.

Round 8: p all sts around.

Repeat Rounds 1-8 until beanie measures approx. 10-11 inches measuring from the bottom of the brim. This is 2-3" taller than the child's "height" measurement. See chart below.

Decrease Rounds

Switch to dpns when stitches are too tight on circular needles or try the Modified Magic Loop!

Round 1: *p2, p2tog. Rep from * around.

Round 2: p all sts.

Round 3: *p2, p2tog. Rep from * around.

Round 4: p all sts.

Round 5: *p2, p2tog. Rep from * around.


Cut yarn leaving long tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave through remaining stitches as if to knit and pull tight. Secure and weave in all ends.

Pom Pom

Using an extra-large pom pom maker (or desired size), make pom pom by wrapping yarn around pom maker until full or as thick as you’d like and attach to beanie.

Yarn Pom | Video Tutorial

Faux Fur Pom | Video Tutorial

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