Crafts

Chunky Crochet Slouchy Beanie (With Pattern!)

I’ve finally mastered my first crochet hat, and pretty timely too considering the cold temps are upon us in Toronto! Over the past few months, I tried some different patterns but they didn’t quite work out for me. I kind of made my own variations and think this one is pretty simple to follow. I’m so excited to share this pattern with you!

What you’ll need:

  •  1 Skein of yarn – Usually I use a category 5,  however this was the colour I wanted and it only came in a category 4. It still worked!
  • Crochet hook- size 6.0mm

You’ll need to know how to:

slip knot, chain, single crochet, weave in ends

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet

  1. Foundation: Start with a slip knot, and ch 40 (keep the tension loose), ch 1 extra
  2. Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. sc 40 acrosswp-image-1953734796jpg.jpg
  3. Measure the circumference of head size you need. This is how many rows you’ll need to crochet to achieve that length. For me it was 20″. So repeat step 2 until you have your length.
  4. Once you have completed this, finish off your ends. img_1
  5. The next step is to thread yarn through the rougher edge of your square and pull it tight so the ends are connected. I used my crochet hook to weave the yarn through, but you can also use a needle. You will still have a hole at the top, but you can do some stitches across to close it up. img2
  6. Then do stitches down the side of the hat to join the sides. img_3
  7. You can fold the bottom end up about 1.5-2″ and just do a couple stitches on each side so it doesn’t unfold. img_3594_fotor

 

Crocheting is so much fun! I’m thinking the next step is that I will a fleece liner for this hat to keep me warm during what is predicted to be a pretty bad winter. Have fun making this hat either for yourself or as a gift!

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