Slouchy Beanie Crochet Pattern free

Nov 19, 2021 | Crochet patterns

This slouchy beanie crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern for a unique side to side hat by Nana’s Crafty Home!

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I have designed two additional patterns with this amazing stitch pattern – the Mountain Trail Tweed Poncho and Mountain Trail Blanket pattern.  I love the look of this stitch pattern and knew it could also look fantastic for a modern, stylish unisex hat!

Mountain Trail Slouchy Beanie Crochet Pattern Details

For both of my previous designs using this stitch pattern I used Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes* which worked really well to give these patterns a really unique woven look.  However, in order to get the full effect of the color work for such a small project I wanted to use a self-striping yarn with shorter color changes.  So I switched it up to another one of my favorite yarns by Lion Brand – Ferris Wheel yarn with many vibrant color options with short ombre color changes.

*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself. This post may contain affiliate links that if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 

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This slouchy crochet hat is worked by alternating colors from two yarn cakes or by working both ends of the same yarn cake, switching colors every second row.  This really provides interesting textures and unique woven look to your finished hat.

And, even though you are working color changes throughout no worries about a ton of ends to weave in at the end.  You will not cut yarn when changing between yarn cakes – drop unused yarn to be picked up 2 rows later.  Yarn floats will be covered during seaming process. Yay!

Hat is worked side to side as a rectangle which is then folded together, seamed and then sew the top of your hat closed.  Easy, peasy!

I simply added a leather tag to my hat but you could certainly add a pom pom as well if you wish.

I have provided instructions for three sizes which will fit teens through adult large.  This pattern could easily be adjusted for any size.  Simply adjust your foundation chain to change the height of your hat and adjust the circumference by adding or subtracting rows.

I have all the stitch photo and video tutorials you need for this hat.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

Interlocking Arched Columns Stitch Tutorial

Mattress Seam Stitch Tutorial

Sew the top of a Hat closed Tutorial

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Mountain Trail Hat crochet slouchy beanie hat free pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Lion Brand Ferris Wheel, Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic) 3 oz / 270 yd 
Color Summer Day 
Small: 1.8 oz / 162 yards
Medium: 2.0 oz / 180 yards
Large: 2.2 oz / 200 yards

Crochet hook size H/8 (5.0 mm)
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size:

Small 8” x 19” rectangle before seaming
Medium 9” x 20” rectangle before seaming
Large 10” x 21” rectangle before seaming

Gauge: 13.5 pattern rows x 16 dc st = 4” x 4”

Abbreviations:

ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
sk = skip(ped)
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Recommended Tutorials:

Interlocking Arched Columns Stitch Tutorial

Mattress Seam Stitch Tutorial

Sew the top of a Hat closed Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

  • Hat is worked by alternating colors from two yarn cakes or by working both ends of the same yarn cake, switching colors every second row. 
  • Do not cut yarn when changing between yarn cakes – drop unused yarn to be picked up 2 rows later.  Yarn will be covered during seaming process.
  • Chain 4 at beginning of a row counts as first dc + ch 1 throughout.
  • Stitch counts are listed according to size small (medium, large)
  • Rows with even numbers are RS, odd numbers are WS.
  • To adjust height of hat, chain foundation chain in multiples of 2 + 5.

Pattern Instructions

With Cake A, ch 35 (39, 43)

Row 1:  dc in 5th ch from hook (sk chains count as 1st dc + ch 1), ch 1, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1* repeat from * to * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, 1 dc in last ch.  Turn.  Do not fasten off.  Switch to Cake B or opposite end of cake.  17 (19, 21) sts, 16 (18, 20) ch-1 sps

Row 2 (RS):  ch 1, sc in same st, *working in front of ch-1 sp work dc in skipped ch from foundation chain, sc in next dc of row 1; repeat from * across working last dc in 4th ch from foundation ch and sc in top of ch-3. Turn.  33 (37, 41) Note: use a stitch marker to mark this as right side of hat, if desired.

Row 3: ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in sc, ch 1, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to last st, dc in last st. Turn. Do not fasten off. Switch to Cake A or opposite end of cake

Row 4:  ch 1, sc in same st, *working behind the ch-1 from previous row work dc in skipped st 2 rows below, sc in next st from previous row,* repeat from * to * to end, sc in last st (work sc in the dc of dc + 1).  Turn.

Row 5:  ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in sc, ch 1, sk next st*, repeat from * to * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.  Do not fasten off. Switch to Cake B or opposite end of cake

Row 6:  ch 1, sc in same st, *working in front of the ch-1 from previous row work dc in skipped st 2 rows below, sc in next st (top of dc post from previous row),* repeat from * to * to end.  Turn.

Row 7 – 66 (70, 74) Repeat rows 3-6, ending after either row 4 or 6.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining ends.

Fold ends of rectangle together, with WS facing, sew together with mattress seam stitch.  Sew top of hat closed.  Note:  top of hat is the side with all the yarn “jogs or floats” as you were pulling yarn back into your work.

crochet slouchy beanie pattern

Note about Ferris Wheel yarn which is a roving yarn. This yarn will easily break if you pull on it too hard. You may need to use another worsted weight coordinating yarn in order to pull together hard enough to close top of hat.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

4 Comments

  1. Leah Arthur

    Excited to try these out! I’ll tag you on IG

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    • Tonya Bush

      Yay – so glad you like it! Looking forward to seeing yours 🌸💕

      Reply
  2. Marcia S Goen

    I love this pattern! I just finished four of these hats for our granddaughters for Christmas! I made two with alternating colors as the pattern suggests. I made the other two in variegated yarns and they turned out beautiful!

    Reply
    • Tonya Bush

      That’s wonderful! I am so glad you enjoyed the pattern and I am sure your granddaughters will love them 🌸💕

      Reply

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