Hi everyone! So I thought I would share with you a slouchy hat pattern that I created about 2 years ago! I made it on a whim and it literally has been my everyday, go-to slouchy beanie! I love the drape that it has and the color will match pretty much any outfit (of course you can use any color you like). It is a very simple pattern. The brim is created by working slip stitches in the back loop only and the body of the hat is worked using single and double crochet stitches.
The yarn I used for this pattern is Bernat Softee Baby Chunky in the color Cream Puff. I love how soft it is. The yarn also has this subtle sheen that gives it such a nice look!
The beanie pattern is worked from the bottom up. You will also join in each round. I hope you enjoy the pattern!
1 skein of Bernat Softee Baby Chunky in Cream Puff or any comparable yarn
6.5mm and 5.5mm crochet hook
Fabric measuring tape or ruler (optional)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Although this yarn calls for an 8mm crochet hook, I found using a 6.5mm hook obtained the gauge I wanted. The 8mm hook was too big. This yarn is also on the lighter end of a bulky yarn.
Always start the beginning stitch of a round in the same stitch as your ch.1 or ch.2
Slip stitch (ss)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Back loop only (blo)
For the band
Using a 6.5mm hook
Ss in the second chain from the hook and each stitch across (7)
Ch. 1 turn, ss blo in the first stitch and each stitch across (7)
Repeat row 2 until your band measures approx. 19.” There is quite a bit of stretch to the band.
Join the shorter ends of the band by slip stitching them together to create a circle.
For the body of the hat:
Using a 5.5mm hook, Ch.1 (You will now be working in the round) sc all the way around the top (edge) of the band and join with a slip stitch to the beginning sc of the round. After completing sc’s all the way around, my stitch count came to 49 sc. If you have a different number, that’s fine as long as it is an ODD number.
Using a 6.5mm hook Ch.2, dc in same stitch, sk. next stitch and dc in the next. Then, go back and dc in the skipped stitch. *sk next stitch and dc in the next, then go back and dc in the skipped stitch* (you should be creating what looks like and “x” ). Repeat *to* ss in top of first dc of round.
Ch.1 , sc in the same stitch, sc in the next stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to top of first sc.
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until your beanie measures approx. 9″ tall. This measurement includes the band.
When your work has measured 9″ tall you will work sc decreases
Ch.1, sc in same stitch, in the next stitch complete a sc decrease. *sc in the next stitch, sc decrease in the next* Repeat *to* In the last stitch complete a sc. Join with a ss to top of first sc.
Ch.1, sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to top of beginning sc.
Ch.1, sc in same stitch, then sc decrease in every stitch around. Join with a ss to top of first sc.
Ch.1, sc in same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to top of first sc.
Bind off and leave a long tail (approx. 12″)
Thread a tapestry needle and weave in and out of each sc post. Do this all the way around. When you get back to the beginning, flip the beanie upside down. Pull yarn tight to close top of the beanie. Weave yarn through the top of the beanie stitching the hole closed. Weave in any loose ends!