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Free crochet beanie pattern

Keep your head snug in style with this slouchy crochet beanie pattern!

free crochet beanie pattern

Louise Smith’s slouchy crochet beanie pattern is a great unisex pattern that you can hook up quickly, and is the perfect accessory for those bad hair days! It’s got an interesting construction, where you make the ribbing in rows first and then change to working in the round. Hooked up in solid colours, this free crochet beanie pattern really shows off your neat crochet stitches, and even uses clever invisible decreases to achieve crochet perfection!

You will need

King Cole Luxury Merino DK (100% Wool, 50g/140m), 3 balls of Cobalt (2635) – or alternative dk yarn

A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Please note – this pattern was originally designed in Louisa Harding Cassia (75% wool, 25% nylon, 50g/133m) yarn, which has since been discontinued. We have substituted it for a suitable alternative yarn, but you should still check your tension to ensure your sizing is correct and the colours available may differ from those pictured.

Tension

18 sts and 22 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over dc in the round, using 4mm hook or size required to achieve tension

Measurements

27.5cm (10¾in) deep (with rib folded up) and 52cm (20½in) circumference

Abbreviations

Invisible Decrease (inv dec) Insert hook in fl of each of next 2 sts, yrh, draw yarn through 2 fl loops, yrh, draw through 2 loops on hook. You can find more information in our how to do the crochet invisible decrease tutorial.

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crop top crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

Rib is worked back and forth in rows first, then joined into a tube and rotated so that you can work the main portion of the hat into the row ends of the rib in the round.

When working in the round, always work the first dc into the same st at base of the ch1.

Free crochet beanie pattern

free crochet beanie pattern square

With 3.5mm hook, ch10.

Row 1 Working in back loop only (BLO): Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [9 dc]

Row 2 BLO Ch1, dc in each st to end, turn.

Repeat Row 2 another 88 times.

Bring Row 1 up to meet last row and hold edges together. Join edges tog with a ss seam (RS is facing outwards).

Change to a 4mm hook. Rotate work and continue along side edge, working from RS.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, dc in each row end, working 90 dc in total, ss to first dc to join. [90 dc]

Round 2 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Rounds 3-27 As Round 2.

Round 28 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 21 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 20 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 21 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 10 sts, ss to first dc. [86 dc]

Rounds 29-31 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

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Round 32 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 20 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 19 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 20 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 9 sts, ss to first dc. [82 dc]

Rounds 33-35 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 36 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 19 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 18 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 19 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 8 sts, ss to first dc. [78 dc]

Rounds 37-39 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 40 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 18 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 17 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 18 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 7 sts, ss to first dc. [74 dc]

Rounds 41-43 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 44 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 17 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 16 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 17 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 6 sts, ss to first dc. [70 dc]

Rounds 45-46 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 47 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 16 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 15 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 16 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 5 sts, ss to first dc. [66 dc]

Rounds 48-49 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

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Round 50 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 15 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 14 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 15 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 4 sts, ss to first dc. [62 dc]

Rounds 51-52 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 53 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 14 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 13 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 14 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 3 sts, ss to first dc. [58 dc]

Round 54 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 55 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 13 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 12 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 13 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss to first dc. [54 dc]

Round 56 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 57 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 12 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 11 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 12 sts, inv dec, dc next st, ss to first dc. [50 dc]

Round 58 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 59 Ch1, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 11 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 10 sts, inv dec, dc in each of next 11 sts, inv dec, ss to first dc. [46 dc]

Round 60 Ch1, dc in each st to end, ss to first dc.

Round 61 Ch1, (inv dec) to end, ss to first dc. [23 sts]

Round 62 Ch1, dc in next st, (inv dec) to end, ss to first dc. [12 sts]

Round 63 Ch1, (inv dec) to end, ss to first dc. [6 sts]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail and thread tail through remaining 6 sts. Pull tight and weave in ends.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet beanie pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

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