How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

You will have no trouble learning how to crochet a slouchy beanie. You may have heard of “rasta hats”, or even a “beret”, these are just different names for a slouchy beanie. Make a fashion statement as you sport your new slouchy beanie.  Men and women, boys and girls both love these slouchy beanies.  Having a bad hair day? Throw it up in a slouchy beanie.  One favorite crochet beanie of my daughter’s is her Jamaican Rasta crocheted with black, green and yellow yarns. Everyone looks great in a crochet slouchy beanie. At How To Crochet A Beanie you will find everything you need to get started.

The free and easy to follow crochet pattern I’ve chosen to help you learn how to crochet a slouchy beanie is a favorite of mine. This was one of the beanies that I was taught to crochet as a young girl.   Your basic crochet stitches are the majority of the project with the introduction of a simple decreasing stitch.

 

How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

 

Crochet supplies needed to learn how to crochet a slouchy beanie are as follows:

1 skein of your choice of a medium weight yarn

Crochet Hook size: J

Chain (ch) 4 (this will count as your first double crochet (dc)) Double crochet (dc) in 4th chain from hook. Double crochet (dc) 10 more times in the same stitch for a total of 12. Slip stitch (sl st) into the first chain (ch) 3. Note: This is how you will be attaching each row as you climb to the next row.

Chain (ch) 3 this will count as your first double crochet (dc), double crochet (dc) in the same stitch.*2 double crochet (dc) in next stitch, repeat from * around.

Chain (ch) 3 this will count as your first double crochet (dc), double crochet (dc) in the same stitch. *1 double crochet (dc) in next stitch, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around.

Chain (ch) 3 this will count as your first double crochet (dc), double crochet (dc) in the same stitch. *1 double crochet (dc) in next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet (dc) in next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Chain (ch) 3 this will count as your first double crochet (dc), double crochet (dc) in the same stitch. *1 double crochet (dc) in next 3 stitches, 2 double crochet (dc) in next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Chain (ch) 3 this will count as your first double crochet (dc), double crochet (dc) in the same stitch. *1 double crochet (dc) in next 4 stitches, 2 double crochet (dc) in next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Are you catching onto the increasing of your slouchy beanie? You can continue to increase the pattern if you wish a wider hat. (1 double crochet (dc) in the next 5 stitches, 2 double crochet (dc) in the next stitch, 1 double crochet (dc) in the next 6 stitches, 2 double crochet (dc) in the next stitch) etc….

When you’ve decided on the width of you slouchy beanie:

Chain (ch) 3 this will count as your first double crochet (dc), double crochet (dc) in each stitch around. Repeat this row five times.

Now we will begin to decrease your slouchy beanie with a stitch called Sc2tog. Which means single crochet the next two stitches together. You’ll be bringing the circle you’ve crocheted to begin fitting it to your head. What you do is chain 2(counts as your first stitch), insert hook into next stitch, pull yarn only through that stitch, insert hook into next stitch, pull through only that stitch. You now have 3 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull yarn through all three stitches.

So let’s begin the decrease.

Chain (ch) 2 this counts as your first single crochet (sc). Sc2tog around. You will end up with 40-50 stitches when you’ve completed the round.

Chain (ch) 2 and single crochet (sc) in every stitch around. Do this for 4-6 rows for the width you want the band that fits your head.
If you’d like you can do a few different stitches on the finishing band. You can use a half double crochet (hdc) instead of the single crochet (sc) or a front post double crochet (fpdc)/back post double crochet (bpdc)

Here’s a few shots of my “down sized” slouchy beanie I made in the pink camo colors for my niece.  You simply crochet the slouchy beanie pattern until you have a width for the “slouchy” part and begin your decrease to end up with 30-40 stitches.

Slouch Baby Beanie

Slouch Baby Beanie

How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

How To Crochet A Slouchy Beanie

Comments

  1. this is such an easy pattern to follow on slouchy beanies. It looks great. Thanks

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