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Slalom Beanie

There’s nothing like an open ski run on a crisp winter morning and this beanie captures all the twists and turns down the mountain. In this colorwork hat, the slalom turns come to the fore, cutting their way through a forest of treetops. The crown of the hat features a beautiful spiraling effect. This Slalom Beanie knits up quickly and requires less than 130yds of each color—the samples are knit in Rosa Pomar Brusca, an affordable yarn from Portugal that’s available in the U.S. and abroad. The hat is perfect for an intermediate knitter who feels comfortable capturing a few floats and reading a colorwork chart.


This listing is for a PDF download of the pattern.



  • Sizes: 19 (21.5, 24)” circumference x 8.5” high
  • Needles: US size 2.5 (3mm) and US size 2 (2.75mm) with a cord long enough for hat circumference or magic loop (24” or 40”). If you opt to use the shorter cord, you’ll need DPNs to finish the decreases and closure at the top of the hat.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle
  • Gauge in colorwork pattern:
  • 25 sts and 32 rounds in 4”; if you find that your colorwork is tight, try going up a needle size.
  • Yarn: Rosa Pomar Brusca 136yds/50grams or a DK weight yarn of your choice. 1 skein each of MC and CC (includes swatch yarn).



  • Provisional Cast On
  • Colorwork in the round
  • Applied I-cord bind off
  • Decreases (K2tog)



  • Cream and green sample knit in Rosa Pomar Brusca in Color A (MC) and 13C (CC); size 24”
  • Blue and cream sample knit in Rosa Pomar Brusca in Color 13A (MC) and A (CC); size 21.5”



If you have any questions about the pattern, please email me at and I would be happy to help!

Slalom Beanie

    • You will need to download a copy of Adobe or another PDF reader to view your file.
    • Patterns are instant, digital PDF downloads and are, unfortunately, not eligible for refunds. 
    • If you have any problems with the file, please email me at knittingthestash(at)
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