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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