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DIY: Red  Slouchy Anthropologie Beanie +Giveaway!

DIY: Red Slouchy Anthropologie Beanie +Giveaway!

There are few stores that hit the nail on the head for me like Anthropologie does. I would wear almost everything they sell. I would eat off of every dish and sniff every candle and sleep under every comforter at the same time. Actually… that sounds like a pretty great day.

Sadly for me, I am not a baller who can afford this kind of gangster lifestyle. So when I see things like this Eugenia Kim Maddox Pommed Beanie:

Apparently other people do live my dream lifestyle.

Apparently other people do live my dream lifestyle.

… I ogle it for a few minutes and then have a stern discussion with myself, listing all the reasons why I do not need a $215 beanie. There are many.

In this case, the design was something I thought I could pretty closely recreate myself, so I took a stab and I’m pretty happy with the result!

Spoiler alert: I’m giving it away to someone who subscribes or shares this post!

Here’s how I made it.

You’ll need:

I like the look of a thick, double cuff on a winter hat, so I tried a new design on this one. Instead of needing to fold it over on itself, I built the double layer cuff in using the provisional cast-on method. This allows you to cast on, knit for as long as you want, and then pull the cast-on row out to reveal raw stitches, which you can then stitch together. Confusing? I agree. Take a look at this link: Provisional Cast-On: a One-Step Method.

One tip I’ll throw in is that I like to always use a different color to cast on because somehow this just makes it easier for me to see what I’m doing.

If that sounds awful, look for the ‘tlo pro-tip’ in the pattern below. It tells you how to do a normal, ribbed cuff instead. If I make another one of these, that’s probably what I’ll do.



  • Using size 10-1/2 needles and the provisional method, cast on 48 stitches in the round.

  • Knit for ~3 inches (more for a bigger cuff or less for a smaller one, recognizing that you will fold it in half so you need to knit 2x the length you want for the cuff)

  • Remove cast-on row carefully, picking up resulting stitches on extra set of needles (size isn’t critical)

  • Fold cuff in half with wrong sides facing each other and line up needles holding top and bottom stitches. Knit around, picking up one stitch from each needle (48 stitches).

*tlo pro-tip*: you can simplify the hat by doing an easier cuff. Cast on 48 stitches with size 10-1/2 needles and rib for 3” (K1, P1 around). Then continue with pattern below.


  • Switch to larger (size 13) needles. Knit for 7 additional inches past the top of your cuff (48 stitches)

  • Next row: *Knit 6, K2tog (knit 2 together); repeat from * around (42 stitches)

  • Next row: *Knit 5, K2tog; repeat from * around (36 stitches)

  • Next row: *Knit 4, K2tog; repeat from * around (30 stitches)

  • Next row: *Knit 3, K2tog; repeat from * around (24 stitches)

  • Next row: *Knit 2, K2tog; repeat from * around (18 stitches)

  • Next row: *Knit 1, K2tog; repeat from * around (12 stitches)

  • Pull yarn through remaining 12 stitches to bind off. Leave 18” tail to attach pompon.

Anthropologie hat recreation DIY- free pattern


  • Using darning needle and yarn tail at top of hat, secure poof (or pompon if you choose to make your own) to hat. I made 4-5 passes through the poof with the needle to be certain it won’t pull off should it be tugged by… I don’t know… toddler hands.

  • Hide and trim yarn tails

  • Admire your adorable creation

Project Overview:

  • Time: The hat probably took me 2-3 hours to knit. It took another 2 hours to figure out how to get a decent picture at the same angle as the Anthro model in decent lighting, much to Noah’s delight.

  • Cost: The yarn cost $7 (30% off week at HobLob, holler!) and the pom cost ~$2 (using 40% coupon). Using basic math skills, this is what we’ll call ‘markedly’ cheaper than purchasing from Anthropologie ($215. Plus tax. Plus shipping.).

Toodles! tlo

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