Keep your ears nice and warm with this slouchy crochet beanie! This free crochet slouchy beanie pattern is cozy, comfy, and totally beginner-friendly.
It’s the perfect simple beanie to throw on when heading out during the colder months. This crochet beanie is made out of a rectangle using only two stitches.
Continue to read through the inspiration behind this design or scroll down for the free pattern and guided video tutorial.
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Crochet Slouchy Beanie
My latest design and free crochet pattern on the blog is this simple slouchy beanie. It’s beginner-friendly, uses only two stitches and just one ball of yarn.
You can wear this crochet beanie when heading out to town with friends or you can pop it on when doing errands. One thing is for sure it’ll keep your ears nice and toasty!
I just love how this marled crochet beanie turned out, and I’m so happy to be sharing this easy free pattern with all of you. I’ve designed this pattern with beginners in mind, so if you’re new to making beanies, I think you’ll be surprised at how simple it is.
All you have to do is crochet one long rectangle, fold it in half, seam it, and put your pom-pom on. That’s it, easy right? Plus, there is a guided video tutorial to help with any tricky parts.
Beginner Crochet Beanie
One thing that I love about this simple beanie is that it uses basic crochet stitches. All you need to know for this pattern is single crochet, half double crochet, and back loop.
If you know how to make these stitches, you can make the pattern. If you need a little help, check out this beginner crochet tutorial post.
Another thing that I love about this beanie is the slouch factor going on. I love a good slouchy beanie, plus it’s perfect if you’re having a not-so-great hair day. Do you love wearing beanies?
If you like this beanie pattern, you might also like this chunky ribbed crochet beanie pattern and this cute crochet shrug.
The Yarn You’ll Need for This Crochet Slouchy Beanie
For this project, I chose to work with Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Yarn in the color Cool Night. It’s a lightweight number 3 blended cotton yarn that works up beautifully.
The marled colors in the yarn line are amazing and it really makes this project pop in my opinion. There are a total of 12 colors, my favorites being Chai Latte and Driftwood. What are your favorite colors?
I loved working with this yarn and highly recommend it for this project. However, you can easily substitute this yarn for another light weight number 3 yarn. You can even use a worsted weight yarn, as the yarn felt a lot thicker than a number 3 yarn.
Free Cold Weather Crochet Patterns
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Keep your ears nice and toasty with this simple crochet beanie pattern! This slouchy crochet beanie is made from a rectangle using basic crochet stitches. It’s perfect for a night out with friends or toss it on when doing errands.
- Purchase the printable PDF pattern here
- 1 Ball of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Yarn in the color Cool Night (Weight 3/7oz, 392 yds), or another light weight/worsted weight yarn (check pattern notes for yarn option).
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- 1 pom-pom
- Darning needle
12 rows x 16 stitches = 4″ inch square in half double crochet back loop
ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.
sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.
hdc – half double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.
hdcblo – half double crochet back loop only: Yarn over, insert hook into back loop of stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.
Crochet Beanie Size:
Women Size – 22″ inches
- Pattern written in U.S. Terms.
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
- Yarn used is classified as a lightweight 3 yarn, but feels like a worsted weight yarn. So you can use either a number 3 or a number 4 weight yarn for this pattern.
- Pattern is explained in 5 different parts.
Crochet Slouchy Beanie Pattern
Step 1: Brim
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, hdc in first chain and across till end of row (14).
Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdcblo in first stitch and across till end of row (14).
Row 3 – Row 55: Repeat row 2
The brim part of the beanie is finished, now you will work the body panel of the beanie.
Step 2: Main Body Panel
Working lengthwise, ch 1, and make 1 sc in the first row. Make another sc in the second row and then make 2 sc in the third row. Now the pattern will repeat itself as follows: make 1 sc in the next row, and then 2 sc in the following row.
Continue to do this until the end of the row. Your last row should have 2 sc. (83).
Now that you’ve worked the first row of the body panel, it’s time to start our second row.
Row 2: ch 1, hdcblo in the first stitch and across (82)
Row 3 – Row 18: Repeat row 2
Finish off, but leave a long tail end. The tail end will be used to seam our panel together.
Step 3: Seaming the Panel Together
Grab your rectangle and fold it in half, so that the edges are perfectly lined up. Then you want to grab your darning needle and insert your tail end through. Once your yarn is in the darning needle, whip-stitch your two sides together.
Once your two sides are whip-stitched together, tie a knot and work in your ends.
Step 4: Closing the Top Part of the Panel
Once the sides are seamed together, it’s time to turn our rectangle into a beanie. First, you want to cut an additional piece of yarn twice the size of your rectangle and insert it through a darning needle.
Then you want to insert your darning needle at the top edge and weave in between each stitch all the way around the rectangle. Finally, pull your two pieces of yarn together and tie three knots. Cut yarn.
Now you have a beanie!
Step 5: Adding the Pom-Pom to the Beanie
Insert your darning needle through one end (yarn) of the pom-pom and insert it through the top part of the beanie. Grab the remaining piece of yarn from the pom-pom and insert it also through the top of the beanie.
Working from inside the beanie, grab the two pieces of yarn and tie 3 knots. Cut the yarn and work in the ends. You’re finished!
I really hope you enjoyed making this simple crochet beanie and don’t forget to share it with me on Facebook or Instagram. I would love to see it!
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Tuesday 26th of July 2022
I really want to try this project! However, for the life of me I can’t find very many colors in the lion brand comfy cotton.
Can you suggest a website? Or a nationwide craft store? I am in Phoenix, AZ
Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Friday 29th of July 2022
Hi there, yeah I noticed that they didn't have very many colors left over on a couple of different craft stores. So another great yarn for this project with lots of color options would be WeCrochet Comfy Worsted weight yarn, which can be found at wecrochet.com
I did notice that knitting-warehouse.com had some more colors of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Yarn. I personally have not purchased anything from this website, but that might be one to look into. I hope that helps, but please let me know if you have any other questions.