The Alabaster Slouch Beanie is a stylish and functional beanie that is extremely beginner friendly. This pattern uses a cluster stitch that is crocheted in the round without joining.
The other day I was cleaning/organizing my yarn stash and came across some skeins of yarn I bought a while ago, but didn’t have a purpose for at the time. I was so excited to find them. It was like a little Christmas present waiting to be found! Anyway, I absolutely love the color of this yarn (which is kinda weird because I tend to gravitate toward bright colors).
The yarn I am referring to is Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice in the color Linen. It’s such an interesting color in the respect that I can’t for the life of me figure out if it’s more of a grey, or if it’s more beige in color. Either way it reminded me of what the color clay or alabaster looks like. Hence, my inspiration for the name of this pattern.
Any worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern. Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice comes in so many beautiful shades! You can crochet this beanie pattern is just about any color you like!
How the Beanie is Crocheted
The Alabaster Slouch Beanie is a very easy pattern consisting of primarily two stitches. First, the band is worked by crocheting short rows of single crochet. Then the body of the beanie is worked in a cluster that is made in a continuous round. Finally, decreases are made gradually at the top. I sewed two coconut shell buttons onto the beanie as well. I think they add a nice touch. This is completely optional. I hope you enjoy the pattern.
Alabaster Slouch Beanie Pattern
- If you need to make your band longer/shorter just simply crochet less/more sc rows. Be sure to end on an ODD number of rows.
- If you would like to keep track of your rounds, place a stitch marker in the first sc of every first cluster of the round.
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or any comparable worsted weight yarn.
5mm Crochet Hook
Fabric tape measure
2 buttons (optional)
Stitch Marker (optional)
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (ss)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
ALABASTER SLOUCH BEANIE INSTRUCTIONS
For the band:
Row 1 – Sc in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in the next stitch and each stitch across. (7)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, sc in the first stitch and each stitch across. (7)
Repeat row 2 until your band reaches approx. 20″ long. When your work has reached 20″ long, ss or whip stitch the shorter ends together to form a band (circle).
Body of the beanie:
Ch.1 and work sc’s all the way around the top (edge) of the band. Ss in the first sc that you made. I ended up with 60 sc stitches. If you have a different stitch count that’s fine. Just make sure your stitch count is an even number.
Round 1 – Ch.1, sc + dc in the same stitch, *sk next stitch, sc + dc in the next stitch.* Repeat *to* in a continuous round. DO NOT JOIN!
Note – If it helps, when you come back around after completing round 1 of the sc + dc pattern, you will have one sc left. Skip over this sc and the ch.1 you made in the beginning of the round. Make your next sc + dc cluster in the first sc you made of the round. This sc is part of the first sc + dc cluster you made in the first round. Continue working your beanie in continuous rounds.
NOTE: If you are using a stitch marker to keep track of rounds, place the stitch marker in the first sc of your first cluster of the round.
Continue with the pattern until your work reaches approx. 9 – 9.5″ tall. (This measurement includes the band.) This will be approx. 15 rounds.
Once your work is 9 – 9.5″ tall:
Ch.1, hdc in each stitch around. Join with a ss to beginning hdc of the round.
Ch.1, sc in the same stitch, sc decrease in the next. *sc in the next stitch, sc decrease in the next.* Repeat * all the way around. Ss to top of first sc.
Ch.1, sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to first sc of the round.
Bind off leaving a tail approx. 12″ long. Thread a tapestry needle and work your needle in and out of each sc post. When you come back to the beginning, flip your beanie upside down and pull the yarn to close the top of the beanie. If needed, weave your needle in and out through the top of the beanie to close the hole. Weave in any loose ends!
Thank you so much for following along with this beanie pattern. I hope you have enjoyed it!