The Best Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

slouchy beanie crochet pattern

The best slouchy hat crochet pattern has arrived and it’s ready to be made with your stash of DK light weight yarn! This easy beanie crochet pattern uses the bare minimum of yarn and whips up within a few hours for you to enjoy in the cold winter!

This slouchy beanie is perfect for those cold winter days, I made myself a few in different colors to fit my closet. And I also made a lot to gift to the people close to me! So come along for the ride that is the best slouchy beanie crochet pattern of 2022!

a woman wearing a sand and sage color slouchy hat standing in front of the ocean
The Sand and Sage Slouchy Crochet Hat

Let’s dive into the deeds:

Before you start with this crochet slouchy hat, here are some important things to know and some background around this pattern.

beige color slouchy beanie next to yarn balls a crochet hook and scissors

The Detail of the Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

This is a hat crochet pattern that I’ve been working on for more than a year! I started my blog and wanted to design a slouchy beanie, but couldn’t for the life of me come up with something I was completely happy with. Until now!

I struggle with anxiety sometimes and in the month of mental awareness (May) I designed this beanie. It’s my calming crochet pattern, because I can relax and enjoy crocheting this beanie while watching my favorite show (Chesapeake Shores πŸ™‚ ) and in a matter of a few hours, and episodes, I’m done! I just love crocheting so much!

A little more about the style of the slouchy beanie…

Starting with the brim – made out of front and back post double crochets, the brim is an easy getaway from your normal “single crochet in the back loop only” brim. I love the texture of it and it works up really fast!

The rest of the slouchy beanie is crochet out of a combination of puff stitches (which I adore) and single and double crochets. The 3 rows of single crochets in the middle of the beanie creates the bump at the back of the beanie which, I think, is a statement of the Slouch!

woman standing next to ocean wearing a crochet beanie hat

Furthermore, you can add a pom pom to the beanie to make it even more slouchy! The weight of the pom pom gives a little weight to the crochet beanie which directs it to the back. I loved adding the biggest pom I could make to the blue and purple (the candy floss twins), it gave them so much character! Scroll down to see them!

Candy floss slouch blue
Candy floss slouch purple
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The pattern level:

intermediate crochet level

This Slouchy Hat crochet pattern is an Intermediate crochet pattern. This sounds a bit daunting, but all you need is a little bit of extra concentration on reading and following the pattern. So if you are a beginner, please don’t feel discouraged! You can make this your first next level crochet pattern!

You need to know the following:

If you are new to crochet and not familiar with any of the above mentioned, please click on the links and follow the easy tutorials! You will be able to make your Crochet Slouchy Hat in no time!!!

the candy floss twins slouchy hat crochet pairing
The Candy Floss Twins

Some FAQ and answers:

Can I adjust the size of the Bucket Hat?

This slouchy hat is made to fit the average head size of an adult female. If you would like to make it smaller, you can by decreasing your foundation chain by 10. As long as you work in multiples of 10, you are good to go!

If you would like it bigger, please feel free to leave me a comment down below in the comments section!

woman smiling and wearing beanie
What Yarn and Hook Should I use?
#3 dk light weight yarn

I used #3 DK weight cotton yarn for this slouchy hat. This combo of yarn with the bigger size crochet hooks, make it so you have just enough slouch in your beanie!

I used Kismet Lollipop Dk yarn in the colors Sand and Melange Sage. This is a 100% Acrylic yarn, but you can use any type of DK light weight yarn, just be sure to make a gauge swatch to see if you need a bigger or smaller hook.

I also used a 5.5mm (USI/9) and 6mm (J/10) Boye Crochet Hooks!

If you reside in the US or abroad of South Africa, you can use something like Lion Brand Truboo or Patons Grace yarn, if you use yarn from full 100g balls, you will have enough left over to make another beanie in the same contrasting colors!

When you use something else, then please leave me a comment down below! I would love to know what brands you use.

back of the sand and sage slouchy hat

Let me know if you have any other questions by leaving a comment down below!! πŸ™‚

The materials needed for the Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern?

You will need the following materials:

  • #3 DK light weight yarn – 125m/136yds (50gr/1.7oz) in two colors. Main color and second color.
  • Size 5.5mm Hook (US I/9)
  • Size 6mm Hook (US J/10)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
materials needed for sand and sage beanie

Let’s get started!

Now that you know all that is need to be known, I will not keep you any longer from crocheting The Best Slouchy Hat crochet pattern of 2022.

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Happy Crocheting!!! πŸ™‚

~Nadine

woman wearing the sand and sage slouch

The Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US Terms

Patten Level:

Intermediate – you know your way around colorwork and stitches.

Materials:

  • #3 DK light weight yarn – 125m/136yds (50gr/1.7oz) in two colors. Main color and second color.
  • Size 5.5mm Hook (US I/9)
  • Size 6mm Hook (US J/10)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 stitches together
  • Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 stitches together
  • Fpdc = Front post double crochet
  • Bpdc = Back post double crochet
  • Puff St = Puff stitch (see special stitches)
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • Nxt = Next
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • Sk = Skip designated stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(s)
  • Sp(s) = Space(s)
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rnd = Round

Instruction Abbreviations explained:

SC2TOG (Single crochet 2 together):

Insert your hook into center of your next stitch. Yarn over and draw through the chain stitch and up onto the hook so that you have two loops on your hook.
With those two loops on your hook, repeat step one into the next stitch. You will now have three loops on your hook.
Using your hook, grab yarn and draw it through all three loops on your hook, leaving just one loop on your hook. You’ve just single crocheted two stitches together. 

DC2TOG (Double crochet 2 together):

(Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2) repeat this one more time, yarn over and draw through all remaining loops on the hook.

FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet):

Work just as a normal double crochet stitch, only instead of working into the next chain space, you work around the vertical post, around the front. Insert your hook from the front of your work to the back and then back out to the front, moving from right to left. 
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BPDC (Back Post Double Crochet):

Work just as a normal double crochet stitch, only instead of working into the next chain space, you work around the vertical post, around the back. Insert your hook from the back of your work to the front and then back out to the back, moving from right to left. 

Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch:

Place your Yarn over hook and insert your hook into the specified stitch/space, yarn over hook again and pull up a long loop. (Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch/space.  Yarn over again and pull up a long loop) three more times,  Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on your hook.  Ch 1 to close the Puff Stitch. (Very important)

Gauge:

5.5mm hook in DC:

4in x 4in / 10cm x 10cm = 15DC X 8 rows

6mm hook:

SC Loosely:

4in x 4in / 10cm x 10cm = 16SC X 19 rows

DC:

4in x 4in / 10cm x 10cm = 14DC X 7 rows

Finished Size:

Fits average woman size head of 22in / 56cm

Width x Length: 11.5in / 29cm x 9in / 23cm

Notes:

  • This hat is crochet in the round from the bottom up and you will not turn after each round.
  • You will start with a foundation chain and connect the chain with a slip stitch to the 1st chain. Taking care to make sure that your chain is not turned when you connect to the 1st ch.
  • For the Dc rows, ch3 at the beginning of each row counts as a dc/stitch
  • For the Sc rows, ch1 at the beginning of each row does not count as sc.
  • Stitch count of each row is shown between () at the end of each round. Count your stitches!
  • Use a stitch marker in the beg of each round if you are not sure where your first st of the round is or if you are a beginner.
  • I found it easier to weave in my ends as I crocheted the hat. It feels like you save a lot of time that way.

Before you begin ask yourself:

  1. Did I read the all important notes for this pattern?
  2. Do I have all of my materials?
  3. Did I make a gauge swatch?
If yes, then you are ready and let’s get started!!

Slouchy Hat Gloves Crochet Pattern:

With 5.5mm hook:

Foundation Chain: ch80, join with a sl st into the 1st st made to create a circle. You will now work in the rnd.

Rnd 1: ch3 (counts as a dc, here and throughout the pattern), 1dc in each ch around, sl st into the top of ch3 to connect rnd (now and in every rnd unless otherwise stated)  (80)

Rnd 2: ch3, *1Fpdc in nxt st, 1Bpdc in following st;  rep frm * until end of rnd, sl st to top of ch3. (end in Fpdc) (80)

Rnd 3: ch3, *1Fpdc in nxt st, 1Bpdc in following st;  rep frm * until end of rnd, sl st to top of ch3. (end in Fpdc) (80)

The best slouchy hat - round 1 to 3

Switch to 6mm hook:

Rnd 4: ch3, 1dc in each st around, sl st to top of ch3 (80)

Rnd 5: ch3, 1dc in BLO in each st around, sl st to top og ch3 (80)

Change color to second color

Rnd 6: ch2, *puff st in nxt st nxt to ch (remember to ch1 to close of puff), sk 1 st; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st puff st. (40 puffs)

Change color to main color

Rnd 7: ch3, * 1dc into top of puff st, 1dc into ch1 (not sp but ch itself); rep frm * until end, sl st to top of ch3. (80) (make sure to count your stitches!)

the best slouchy beanie - round 4 - 7

Rnd 8: ch1, 1sc (loosely) in each st around, sl st to 1st sc of rnd. (80)

Change color to second color

Rnd 9: Rep rnd 8

Change color to main color

Rnd 10: Rep rnd 8

Rnd 11: ch3, 1dc in each st around, sl st to top of ch3. (80)

slouchy beanie crochet pattern - round 8 - 11
Change color to second color

Rnd 12: ch2, *puff st in nxt st nxt to ch (remember to ch1 to close of puff), sk 1 st; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st puff st. (40 puffs)

Change color to main color

Rnd 13: ch3, * 1dc into top of puff st, 1dc into ch1 (not sp but ch itself); rep frm * until end, sl st to top of ch3. (80) (make sure to count your stitches!)

Rnd 14: ch3, 1dc in BLO in each st around, sl st to join. (80)

Change color to second color

Rnd 15: ch2, *puff st in nxt st nxt to ch (remember to ch1 to close of puff), sk 1 st; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st puff st. (40 puffs)

Change color to main color

Rnd 16: ch3, 1dc in each of nxt 5 sts, dc2tog, * 1dc in each of nxt 6 sts, dc2tog; rep frm * until end, (end in dc2tog), sl st to top of ch3. (70)

Change color to second color

Rnd 17: ch1, 1sc in each st around, sl st to 1st st of rnd. (70)

Rnd 18: ch2, *puff st in nxt st nxt to ch (remember to ch1 to close of puff), sk 1 st; rep frm * until end, sl st to top of ch2. (35 puffs)

Change color to main color

Rnd 19: ch3, 1dc in each of nxt 4 sts, dc2tog, * 1dc in each of nxt 5 sts, dc2tog; rep frm * until end, sl st to top of ch3. (60)

Rnd 20: ch1 (does not count as st), * 1sc in each of nxt 4 sts, sc2tog; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st st. (50)

Rnd21: ch1, *1sc in each of nxt 3 sts, sc2tog; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st st. (40)

Rnd 22: ch1, * 1sc in each of nxt 2 sts, sc2tog; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st st. (30)

Rnd23: ch1, * 1sc in each of nxt st, sc2tog; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st st. (20)

Rnd24: ch1 (does not count), sc2tog in each st around, sl st to 1st st. (10)

Finish off, leaving a long tail.

Use long tail to sew top of hat by weaving tail in front loop only of each st and then pulling tight to close.

Weave in your ends securely.

Add a pom pom to your hat if preferred.

The Best Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern
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