In this post I am going to show you how to crochet the Every Girl Slouch Beanie pattern. This is a crochet beanie pattern that I created a few years back. I made it on a whim and it literally has been my everyday, go-to slouchy beanie!
My thought was to crochet a beanie pattern that is both beginner friendly and stylish. The Every Girl Slouch incorporates both those elements.
I love the drape that this beanie gives 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.
What I love most about the Every Girl Slouch beanie is that it is a very versatile pattern. If you are not comfortable with creating the band with slip stitches, you can crochet a simple single crochet in the back loop only. A yarn over slip stitch would work as well. If you want more slouch, simply add more rows before the decreases.
You can even crochet this beanie in a worsted weight yarn instead of a bulky weight yarn. Just keep in mind your stitch count will be off but the pattern and effect will be the same!
The yarn I used for the Every Girl Slouch beanie 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! Any #5 bulky weight yarn will work for this pattern. Although, if you want a slouchy look, I recommend the above yarn or something like Lion Brand Heartland Thick and Quick yarn or We Crochet Mighty Stitch Bulky yarn.
The Every Girl Slouch beanie pattern is worked from the bottom up. Firsty, the brim is worked in short rows, followed by the body that is worked in joined rounds. I hope you enjoy the pattern!
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The Every Girl Slouch 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
- Always start the beginning stitch of a round in the same stitch as your ch.1 or ch.2
- I worked my first row of slip stitches in the back “bump” of the chain. This isn’t necessary, however it does provide for a nice join later.
- End each round with a ss to first st of the round.
Slip stitch (ss)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Back loop only (blo)
EVERY GIRL SLOUCH PATTERN
For the band
Using a 6.5mm hook
Row 1 – Make a ss in the second chain from the hook and each stitch across. I worked my ss in the back bump of the chain. This is optional. (7)
Row 2 – Ch. 1 turn, ss blo in the first stitch and each stitch across. (7)
Repeat row 2 until your band measures approx. 20.” This will be approx. 94 rows.
There is quite a bit of stretch to the band. Make sure to end your last row on the right side of the band.
Join the shorter ends of the band by slip stitching them together to create a circle. There is a great video tutorial showing exactly how to slip stitch your sides together to form a circle.
Body of the Beanie:
Round 1 – 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.
Round 2 – (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 end of round. (49)
Round 3 – 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. (49)
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until your beanie measures approx. 9″ tall or until your desired height.
This measurement includes the band.
For a beanie measuring 9″ tall, you will repeat Rounds 2 & 3 six times for a total of 13 rounds. Remember, Round 1 is a round of sc along the edge.
Round 14 – 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 last stitch. In the last stitch complete a sc. Join with a ss to top of first sc. (33)
Round 15 – Ch.1, sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to top of beginning sc. (33)
Round 16 – Ch.1, sc in same stitch, then sc decrease in every stitch around. Join with a ss to top of first sc. (17)
Round 17 – Ch.1, sc in same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to top of first sc. (17)
Bind off and leave a long tail (approx. 12″)
After you have finished the decreasing, 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. Next, 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!
That’s it! Feel free to add a pom if desired.
Thank you so much for following along with this beanie pattern. Please feel free to share your beanies with me on Instagram!
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Hook size was mentioned for the first couple rows. But not for the rest? Does it alternate every other row?
Hi Michele! The 6.5mm is used only for the creating the band and the body of the beanie. The 5.5mm is used only to create the sc edging around the top of the band before you start the body. I used a smaller hook for this because sometimes it is hard to place your hook into a place that is not an actual stitch. Hope this helps!
I can not get this to print at all ; what might I be doing wrong ? Thank you
I’m not sure. What is it saying when you try to print? Are your margins outside the parameters? Are you printing directly from the website?
Is there a print button ?? I don’t see one at all…….
Are you talking about the actual post? You need to print from your browser. Keep in mind though the pictures and ads will print as well.
Carolyn Treadway says
I love you for this pattern , tried every pattern out there, , thank you again. !! I am 70 yrs and I have lupus. You are a wonderful person too share!!!
Thank you Carolyn! I’m so glad you like the pattern!
For the band, you have ss(slip stitch)…did you mean sc (single crochet)?
The correct pattern uses a ss (slip stitch) in the back loop only. This makes for a very stretchy band! 🙂
Hmmm…okay. I’m a novice also I hadn’t seen that done before. I’ll have to try it and see if I can do it right! Lol…fingers crossed mine turns out cute like yours! Thanks for the quick reply and clarification…
I have a question as well. When you say “back loop only” does this mean just whichever side happens to be facing away from you at the time, or is there a wrong and right side?
Yes, whichever loop is furthest from you on that given side, that is loop you work in. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much for the super fast reply!
For Round 1 – what do you mean by this ? Do we only work in our SC or do we work in between them too?
“(You will now be working in the round) sc all the way around the top (edge) of the …”
Hopefully I can figure this out, super cute hat ❤️
You will work sc’s around the edge of the band. You are creating the spaces for the sc’s. You will then work round 2 in the sc’s you created from round 1. Hope that makes sense! 🙂
Wait, if you have 49 stitches at the end of round 1, how many sc do you have at the end of round 3?
I was pretty happy with how it was coming out but it had way bigger spaces between the X’s than yours has, so I went back and re-read the pattern and I think I misinterpreted the skipping/going back part, so I frogged it and re- did it and now I have too many stitches and it’s all wavy. So maybe I was doing it right the first time? I think it would help me if I could see a zoomed in photo that shows the detail of the stitches.
You will have 49 stitches in every round. In the “x” round. You will ch.2 and dc in the same st. Then, you will skip the next st and dc in the next. Then, you will (go back) dc in the skipped stitch to create an “x.” You continue with this pattern all the way around.
Yep I did it right the first time! I second guessed myself because it worked up a little differently than yours, but that must just be because the different type of yarn. Thank you so much for all your help!
Hi. Thanks for this gorgeous and simple pattern.. I made it in around 5 hours in total. Its so comfortable and I can’t wait to go out wearing it. I’ll be making a few more in different colours now.
I’m so glad you like the pattern!
This pattern is beautiful! Would it be workable if I used a bigger hook size and a 4 weight yarn instead of the 5 that you used? I have a specific yarn I used to make a few scarves and would love to make these hats to go along with them!
Yes, Absolutely! You can actually use the appropriate hook size with the #4 yarn. Just follow the pattern making sure you measure the band the appropriate length, and when you make sc’s along the side of the band, make sure it is an even amount of stitches. I hope that helps!
Awesome, thank you! I’ve looked and looked and looked for slouchy hat patterns and this one I just keep goin back to. So simple but so stylish and eye catching!
Love this hat!! Great, easy to follow pattern!! Love it!!
I’m so glad you like the hat!
Easiest pattern ever. I’ve made 8 and the last one I did 65 stitches and love it! More slouch. Thank you for sharing your pattern, it’s my favorite hat.
I’m so glad you like it!
Is this a British or American pattern as the stitches are different.
All my patterns are written using American Standard terms 🙂
Will this hat have a visible seam line where the rows begin? I know there are ways around that, but I am such a novice that I wouldn’t know by reading the pattern. This looks like the perfect first hat project. Thanks.
Not too visible 🙂
Thank you so much, this was fun and I learned some new things…plus it came out pretty cute!
Rosalind Paragus says
I came out with 69 stitches- help
I am somehow adding stitches. If I chain two, then DC in same stitch, isn’t that an increase? I SS to the first CH to join each round. I’m sure I’m misunderstanding something. Help! Thank you!
You are actually ss to the first dc of the round. Not the chain.