Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Crochet Urban Slouchy Beanie

As winter is approaching I thought of crocheting some simple beanies. The pattern is really really easy and is suitable for crochet beginners. It can be finished in an afternoon so grab your hooks and crochet away!
Check out my other color combos here!
MATERIALS
  • worsted yarn (any color you like)
  • 4.5mm or 7 US
  • Yarn needle
THE PATTERN
Urban Slouchy Beanie
Row 1: Ch 2 , 12 DCs in second chain from hook (12 )
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), DC in same st, 2 DCs in next st, around and join to second chain of beg.chain (24 )
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as first DC)DC in next st, 2 DCs in next st, *DC in next 2 sts, 2 DCs in next st* repeat around; join (32 sts)
Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), 2 DCs in next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around and join (40)
Row 5: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), 2 DCs in next st, DC in next 4 sts, repeat around and join (48)
Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), 2 DCs in next st, DC in next 5 sts, repeat around and join (56)
Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), 2 DCs in next st, DC in next 6 sts, repeat around and join (64)
Row 8: Ch 2 (counts as first DC), 2 DCs in next st, DC in next 7 sts, repeat around and join (72)
Row 9: Ch 2, DC in each st around (72)
Repeat Row 9 until work measures 23 cm or 9 in. and join to first DC stitch.
When you complete your last round you will sc in each stitch around.
Sc tbl only for the next 4 rounds and fasten off.
  • If you want to change colors simply change to desired color yarn at begining of any round and continue with the pattern. 
  • This will fit most sizes! 

92 comments :

  1. Great job, Tania! I could see this being very popular on Pinterest, especially with a free, easy pattern to go along with it! I love the colors you chose and just might have to make one for myself! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy making it!
      Looking forward to seeing the outcome!

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  2. oooo... I love the colors! I really like slouch beanies for fall. Great hat!

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  3. Hi, Tania!
    I like it a lot and i start right now one for my son...let´s see how it goes!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Dora from Portugal

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    1. So happy you liked it!
      Let me know the outcome!

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    2. Hi, Tania! I did it and it was easy! ;)
      I have already post it in my blog.
      xo

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  4. Thank you!!!
    this beanie is so beautiful!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  5. Oh that's very stylish! I am going to make one for myself. I hope it suits me!. :)
    Take care!
    Shikha

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  6. Tania, you've been featured at Hookin On Hump Day! Love this beanie!! http://mymerrymessylife.com/2012/11/hookin-on-hump-day-20-link-party-for-the-fiber-arts.html

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  7. LOVE it Tania, and so happy to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday! And lucky for you, even on your first time at the party you've earned yourself a feature! Hope we'll see you again soon with more great projects!

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much!!!

      Will definitely participate!

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  8. Lovely hat, Tania, and the colors are really very pretty together! :) Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  9. Hello--I'm having a problem with the third row. :/ It says I should make 32 DCs, but I keep ending up with 36-ish. And the math seems to call for 36 as well (unless I'm doing it wrong): the third row should have 3 stitches to every 2 in the second row. The second row has 24 stitches. 24 / 2 = 12, and 12 x 3 = 36. So in order to get only 32 stitches, I have to have a few skips thrown in there.

    I tried ignoring the count and just following the pattern--but then the dome of my hat came out flat and the curve didn't look right at all. For now I think I'll wing it, but... some clarification would be nice?

    Thank you!

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    1. Ah! I figured it out. But I'm not sure if it's because I misread or if the pattern is misleading. You want us to do 4 stitches in the third row for every 3 stitches in the second row (which gives us 32), so the pattern is single DC, single DC, pair of DC. When you said "repeat around," I only repeated a single and a pair, and didn't think that the turning chain might be a stand in for a DC that should also be repeated. Or something like that?

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    2. Hi Krystal!

      That's exactly what I mean. Every row starts with a chain 2 stitch which is your starting stitch.
      So I'll explain once more!
      In the third row you should start with a chain 2 stitch which is your first DC stitch.Then you go to the next stitch and do another DC. Finally do 2 DCS in the next stitch. So for now you have 4 stitches in total. Repeat these 4 stitches around and join when you reach your starting 2 chain stitch.

      Hope that makes sense!
      If you need any more clarification let me know!
      Tania

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  11. Hi! I'm an extreme amateur at crocheting so I'm not sure how to do 12 dcs in the second chain in step one. If you could elaborate on how that'd be really helpful! Thanks again!

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    1. Hi Frederica!
      Basically you increase around! What is an increase? Work two double crochet stitches in the same stitch.
      After completing Round 1 you will chain 2.
      Do a DC in the same stitch as you did the chain 2.
      Then do 2 DCS in the next stitch until you reach the end.
      Hope that makes sense!If you need more help let me know!

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  12. Thanks for this pattern, I have a nephew out from Wales this Christmas and although we don't wear many beanies here in Mozambique as its mostly so hot I am going to make him a couple of these. Your colour combos are so inspiring, thanks very much.

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  13. I just finished making my beanie and it's a little big on me. For a smaller size should I stop increasing after (64) or even (56)? This is my first crochet project and I don't know how to make a smaller size.

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Marisa!
      One thing you can do is to measure your head circumference and then measure the beanie you made. Probably you can calculate the excess stitches you made and stop increasing according to that calculation.
      I guess it's the best option. I recommend you stop increasing after 64 but that's just my thinking. Please let me know what you did afterall. Hope that helped.

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  14. i would love to use your pattern as an option for my crochet-along if that is ok! quick question though, is 'Sc tbl' single crochet in back loops?

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    1. Yes you may definitely use it!
      Yes sc tbl is exactly that!

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  15. Hi! Love the hat! Unfortunately, I am also an extreme amateur, and have been struggling to figure this out for more than an hour... I think I've finished row 3, but I keep getting these little gaps where ever I ch 2 at the beginning of a row. Also, it looks more like a spiral than connected rows. I'm also not sure what it means by join... maybe this is why I'm getting the gaps? A top view of the hat would be helpful. I keep looking for videos to show me how to do all the steps but I'm not really sure what to look for! Please help! Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Alysia,
      I guess you have those gaps because you're not joining your rounds.
      Here's a great tutorial on joining rounds.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Ynr29_1Jc

      Hope that helps.
      If you have any more questions I'd be happy to help!

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    2. Thank you! That helps a lot. The other thing I'm noticing is that by the time I get to row 9 and start repeating that row, it seems to keep getting bigger. I've been marking my spot and counting the stitches in every row, so I know I'm not accidentally adding stitches. Also, the circumference of the hat is waaaayy too big. I tried taking it back a few rows and continuing on with fewer stitches, but it still seems too big. I think at one point I pulled out 7 rows because it was clearly way too big. Right now I have it back to Row 6, and after measuring the circumference with it laying flat, it should be the right size if I continue down from there. I'm still worried that it will keep getting bigger like last time, though!
      Also, is it right to measure the circumference that way to match the circumference of my head?
      Thanks for your help (And patience)!

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    3. Up to row 9 you increase your stitches, it is suppossed to get bigger as it is a beanie.

      If you think it's too big for your head perhaps you should stop increasing wherever you think it will fit your head and continue with simple DCs until you reach the desired length.
      To determine your head (hat) size, measure your head using a flexible tape measure.

      Wooly Wormhead has a great sizing chart, go check it out!
      http://www.woollywormhead.com/sizing/

      Hope that makes sense!

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    4. Thanks again! I finished it today and it turned out pretty well. I must be a large stitcher though, because I ended it with a 56 stitch circumference (from Row 6) for someone with a 23 inch head. Anyways, great pattern! The links were very helpful!

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    5. so happy that everything turned out ok!!!

      Love
      Tania

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    1. Hi!
      It means you have to crochet through back loops only!
      You can check this video tutorial

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf7Nj0_LJg

      Love
      Tania

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  17. Is there any way there could be pictures for the steps? I am a beginner and I am confused with Row 1.
    Thank You!

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    1. I'll try to make one.
      In row 1 you chain 2 sc stitches and then you make 12 double crochet stitches in the second chain from the hook. Alternatively you can start with a magic ring so the hole can be closed up tight.
      Check Alycia's tytorial for the magic ring here
      http://www.thecuriouspug.com/2012/09/crochet-photo-tutorial-making-magic.html

      Hope that helps for now!
      Love
      Tania

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  18. I don't know if it's just me but I am having a really hard time finding a size 4.5mm crochet hook. Anyways, what other size can I use so the beanie comes out the way it should. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Marisa!
      You can use a 4.00 mm hook or even a 5.00 mm one!
      The gauge is not really necessary for this pattern!
      Perhaps you will need to add or remove some rows, measuring is the key!
      Happy Holidays!
      xoxoxoxooxox


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    2. I am using a 5.00mm and stopped increasing at row 7. I am making this for my sister and it is looking good so far:)



      Thanks!

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  19. So Im making hats for my nieces and their head sizes are 21 and 22. Should I stop on 7 to make it smaller?

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    1. Hi Charlie,
      I guess you can stop increasing on R7, nonetheless here's a great post that actually determines the exact hat size according to the head circumference!
      http://www.slugsontherefrigerator.com/home/2011/10/how-to-design-your-own-hat-pt-2.html
      Hope that helps!

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    2. Thank you :D this helps a lot :D

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  20. Have you measured the entire beanie when complete? Do you know the inches?

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    1. Hi Marisa!
      If you mean the circumference of the beanie it's about 22 inches.
      xoxoxoxoxo

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  21. Sorry, I didn't specify. I meant the length. Thanks!

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  22. Hi! So I have a question about R1. At the end do you want us to join with a sl st? Or not join at all. Cause I see the other rounds are all with joining. Just want to make sure!

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    1. Hi Jess,
      No you do not join at R1!
      All the other rounds are comlpeted with a slip stitch!

      Love
      xoxoxooxoxoxoox

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  23. YAY! I finished it! Your clarification on the pattern in the comments above was very helpful to me. Thanks. I love my hat and want to make a few more now too. Here's a link if you'd like to see some pics:
    :)

    http://www.caughtonawhim.com/2013/01/crochet-long-slouchy-beanie.html

    P.S. I've got my eye on your scarf pattern next. I'll keep you posted on how that turns out too! :)

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    1. Your hat turned out absolutely great!!
      Loved your color choice!

      P.S. Happy to see the outcome!:)

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  24. Hi, I'd like to know if I could make this beanie with Bulky yarn by chance ?
    This is a really cute pattern and I'd love to make it for my boyfriend for Valentines Day, since it's still a bit chilly and all where I live.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi!I guess you can make it with bulky yarn! Normally there shouldn't be any problem!Perhaps you will have to skip some rows but other than that I think it will work out fine!

      If you need any further help let me know!
      Tania

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  25. Hello!
    This is a wonderful pattern, but I seem to be having trouble with it.
    I have tried to crochet it two times already, and both times it has just turned out as a large flat circle. Unfortunately the second time I wasted a lot of yarn, because I cut the yarn in order to use different colors. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, that it is not forming into a hat. Is it supposed to be a large flat circle until you do the 4 rows of sc tbl? Or should it already be forming into a hat? I am still working on the second one, but it seems to be failing. The first was near to impossible, only because of the yarn I was using, I could not see the individual stitches.

    Hopefully I am doing everything right.

    When I increased, for example in row five,
    I would do the first chain stitch, then three dc in the next three stitches, and then 2 dc in the next stitch. Is that how it is supposed to be done? Or is it supposed to be done as in doing the chain stitch, then two dc (individually, not together in the stitches) in the next two stitches, then 2 dc in the third stitch and so on?

    Help would be appreciated! Thank you.

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    1. Hi Jane!
      As in all crochet projects the beginning is a flat circle. You need to progress to the other rounds in oder for it to become a hat.

      I recommend you use worsted weight yarn, in a single color for starters in order to see your stitches clearly and not make any mistakes.

      For the increasing part in row 5, you do 2 ch st, then 2 dc in the same stitch and then 4 dcs in the next 4 st, repeat wround 8 times and that's it!

      Hope that helps!!
      Let me know how it goes!

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  26. This is a lovely slouchy beanie! Thank you for sharing it, Rhondda

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  27. Hi! Btw I have to congratulate you, writing patterns is tough and posting your crafts take guts. I am also very impressed that you have been helping people get through the tough parts.
    So I did the project and I found it very easy to follow and I made one in a turquoise color , like another person mentioned i should have probably stopped increasing after row 6, maybe? But I like it its my new bob marley hat :D
    Also I don't even know how this happened but @ row 8-9 i ended up with 67 stitches instead of 72 lol but its ok it was as large as i wanted it anyways.
    Thank you for sharing the project :D I'm now looking for another one of your patterns

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  28. Hey there,
    thank you for the easy pattern! I see some hat patterns that are like--complete gibberish. Strangely enough, I encountered a weird...counting issue? I got the twelve in the magic ring, then did as the instructions asked to get twenty four in the next round and so on, but somehow when I got to the fourth or fifth row I was already at the round requirement for the step after that, but I went back and checked and I hadn't added stitches anywhere weird. And I didn't do anything strange because it was the EXACT amount. It's really strange because it's supposed to 5DC then 2DC to equal 56, but I already had 64 by that round and then I just went onto 6DC then 2DC and it ended up at the next right amount even though that was supposed to be the one that equaled 64. I really have no idea how this happened at all. My question was, whether or not I should do the last row that is supposed to equal 72 when I already had that amount in the row before that..I hope that makes sense in some way. It's going to be 72 stitches the rest of the way regardless, but I didn't know if I should go ahead an increase again another round and then stop increasing after THAT round?...Confused, but it'll work out either way. I'm just worried about it not being baggy enough. Thanks again!

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    1. Hey Taylor,
      This really sounds strange, I'm not sure what might have gone wrong! I suggest you measure the hat to see if it fits. If it does, I wouldn't increase further but instead would add one more row at the end before sc all around to ensure its slouchiness!
      If it seems a bit tight I would do another increase and continue as normal!

      I hope this helps somehow!:)

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  29. hey, have you got a tutorial for this as i cant read the pattern

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  30. Grazie con le tue spiegazioni sono riuscita a fare un bellissimo cappello! Thank you!!!

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  31. the sc tbl rows are to big and the hat keeps falling of my head. What am I doing wrong.

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    1. If it falls off you should have not continued increasing up to 72 st it's rather too big!. Remake the hat and make sure it fits your size!
      Hope that helps!

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  32. I used a 6.00mm hook the first time, without really realizing what it would do... and it's a pretty sizeable hat. haha.. oh well. This is the first hat pattern i've ever been able to understand and follow, so i'm really excited! Thank you so much! This will be a great source for several gifts for christmas... (:

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  33. Love the pattern;) was just wondering if you could tell me approximately what rows you changed colors? I'm in the middle of making 100 hats to donate to an orphanage in China & this will be one of the patterns included;) Thanks soo much for sharing. It really helps keep me motivated if I switch up the pattern every now & then.

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  34. Hi! I was wondering how you could make this as a toddler size....I know how to decrease and all but I don't have much experience. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Grace!
      I think you should definitely not crochet the basic part up to 72 sts.
      Anne has a wonderful sizing chart here, which seems really helpful!
      So I would start off by crocheting so as to meet the toddler size head circumference and then just repeat Round 9 meaning crocheting without increasing!
      http://anniespictureperfect.blogspot.gr/2013/01/how-to-properly-size-crochet-hats-chart.html
      Hope that helps!
      If you go for it I would definitely like to see!:)
      Happy crocheting!

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  35. (AMATEUR CROCHETER ALERT!!) I've probably tried this pattern 5 times by now, but I'm not giving up! Within those 5 tries, I always get stuck on row 9... Does it mean to DC until the desired length? When are you supposed to "ch 2" again? Help!

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    1. Please check the beneath comment! Happy crocheting!

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  36. Hey Kaitlin,
    After completing round 9, you will continue to crochet until you reach the desired length of your beanie. You are just going to repeat round 9, meaning ch 2 at the beginning of each next round. For example round 10 is ch 2, DC until you reach the end. Sl st to the top of beginning ch 2. Repeat this process until your happy with the size of your beanie! Hope this helps! If you have any more questions feel free to contact me! :)

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    1. Thank you so much!!! This amateur crocheted feels like a pro after completing the beanie ;) thanks for the simple pattern btw!

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  37. So is this using 4.5 mm hook? :)

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  38. Silly question... do I start with a 12 ch magic loop?

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    1. Yes, you can also start with a magic loop!

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  39. Hi, hope you are still following..., would love to make these for grandkids in XL (24 in. Circumference) & In large, about 22 inches. Please let me know how to adjust the patter...
    I'm a novice @ crocheting... Thanks!!

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    1. Hey Grisel!

      I recommend you use this guide to properly size your hat !
      http://anniespictureperfect.blogspot.gr/2013/01/how-to-properly-size-crochet-hats-chart.html and then simply adjust my pattern to it!

      Hope this helps! If you need any more help let me know!
      Happy crocheting!:)

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  40. Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I found it last year and have since made 3 slouchy beanies. Very easy to make. My sons love them. Today I am starting a 4th.

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