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Simple Slouchy Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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A simple slouchy beanie is the perfect gift for the guys in your life. This free slouchy hat crochet pattern gives him a stylish look.

An easy pattern, it’s crocheted top down. To get the slouchy crochet beanie style there is extra length added. The pattern also includes how to make this beanie fitted under adjustments.

Simple patterns like this one make a great slouchy beanie crochet pattern for guys. The pattern also includes different sizes to fit the whole family.

Close up of grey slouch hat on smiling man.

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More Slouchy Hat Patterns

The Ana is a chunky slouchy hat pattern that’s quick and cozy in bulky yarn.

For a hat with a textured stitch pattern and in all sizes you make like the Autumn Crunch Hat, which is just slightly slouchy.

The Matteo Slouchy Hat harnesses the power of post stitches! Highly textured and worked top down this bottom up slouch hat is eye catching.

This bamboo cotton yarn makes the perfect summer slouch hat.

For a fitted style men’s beanie, use this double crochet beanie that uses only basic crochet stitches. For more men’s crochet beanie patterns check out all my crochet hats.

Man smiling in grey slouch beanie turned to side.

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted yarn* pictured in Lion Brand’s Heartland (100% acrylic, 251 yd / 230 m, 5 oz / 142 g); color: Mount Rainier. See yarn yardage by size below.
  • 5mm US Size H-8 crochet hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Estimated yarn by size: 

  • Baby 0-3 mos ~ 124 yd / 114 m
  • Baby 3-6 mos ~ 131 yd / 120 m
  • Baby 6-12 mos ~ 138 yds/ 126 m
  • Toddler ~ 145 yd / 133 m
  • Preschool ~ 150 yd / 137 m
  • Child ~ 153 yd / 140 m
  • Teen/Sm Adult ~ 160 yd / 146 m
  • M/L Adult ~ 165 yd / 151 m

Stitches and Abbreviations in US Terms

Here are the stitches and abbreviations I use in this hat pattern. Click on any link below for an in depth, step by step tutorial on the crochet stitch.

ch (s) – chain(s)

dc (s) – double crochet stitches

mc – magic circle (magic ring)

rep – repeat

rnd – round

sc (s) – single crochet stitches

sl st (s) – slip stitches

st (s) – stitch(es)

Notes

Ch 3 counts as the first dc. I prefer to use a ch 3 alternative, here is my favorite one.

Gauge

Gauge is how your hat will turn out the same size as the pattern’s (and fit!). If you need help on how to measure gauge start with this tutorial.

For a top down hat that’s worked in the round I like to provide the gauge in the round.

4” / 10 cm x 4” / 10 cm = 12 dc x 8 rnds

This indicates that the first 8 rounds of the pattern (which are a circle) will equal 4″ / 10cm across. So you can follow the pattern for your size to make a gauge swatch and compare it to this.

To see if you’re matching gauge earlier, Rnds 1-3 = 3.75” / 9.5 cm across.

Skill Level

Easy

Construction

This is a basic double crochet hat. You work it from the top of the hat down, in the round. 

This means you will join the last stitch of each round to the first stitch. Then you continue working in a circle. Use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round to help you keep track.

To get the correct size beanie, I include a suggested age for each size that is paired with the head circumference. So if you’re able to measure the head circumference of your family members you can use that with these numbers below.

Fit

To fit age (head circumference): 

  • baby 0-3 mos (14” / 35.5 cm) 
  • baby 3-6 mos (15” / 38 cm) 
  • baby 6-12 mos (16” / 40.5 cm) 
  • toddler (18” / 45.5 cm) 
  • preschool (19” / 48.5 cm)
  • child (20” / 51 cm) 
  • teen/sm adult (21” / 53.5 cm)
  • med/lg adult (23” / 58.5 cm)

Adjustments

To make a fitted beanie you can crochet less repeat rounds to make your hat shorter. Check out this simple double crochet beanie pattern here.

If you want your hat to have a folded brim, then you’ll want to crochet even more length. At least a 2″ brim is standard, so you can add that amount to your repeat rounds.

You can add a pom pom for a little flair. I love using my Clover pom pom maker*, but there are ways to make poms without one too.

Adding different colors in stripes is an easy and fun way to customize your hats with basic stitches.

Video Tutorial

Watch the full video tutorial for the simple slouch hat on my YouTube channel.


You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!


Scroll down for the easy slouchy beanie crochet pattern!

Man smiling in grey slouch beanie turned to side.

How to Crochet a Simple Slouchy Beanie for Beginners

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Free basic slouchy beanie pattern in all sizes. These crochet slouch hats are easy to make and are great gifts.

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn
  • Estimated yarn needed by size: 
  • Baby 0-3 mos ~ 124 yd / 114 m
  • Baby 3-6 mos ~ 131 yd / 120 m
  • Baby 6-12 mos ~ 138 yds/ 126 m
  • Toddler ~ 145 yd / 133 m
  • Preschool ~ 150 yd / 137 m
  • Child ~ 153 yd / 140 m
  • Teen/Sm Adult ~ 160 yd / 146 m
  • M/L Adult ~ 165 yd / 151 m

Tools

  • 5mm US Size H-8 hook, or crochet hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Instructions

Baby 0-3 mos Hat

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in the next stitch and in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *{dc in next st, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts) 3.75” circle
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  5. Rnds 5-17. Rep Rnd 4. ~8” tall; Go to Finishing.

Baby 3-6 mos Hat

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *{dc in next st, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  6. Rnds 6-18. Rep Rnd 5. ~8.5” tall; Go to Finishing.

Baby 6-12 mos

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *{dc in next st, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  6. Rnds 6-19. Rep Rnd 5. ~9.25” tall; Go to Finishing.

Toddler

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *{dc in next st, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  6. Rnds 6-20. Rep Rnd 5. ~9.5” tall; Go to Finishing.

Preschool

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  2. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  3. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  4. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *{dc in next st, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  5. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  6. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  7. Rnds 6-21. Rep Rnd 5. ~9.5” tall; Go to Finishing.

Child

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *{dc in next st, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts) 5.75”-6” circle
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  7. Rnds 7-21. Rep Rnd 6. ~10.25” tall; Go to Finishing.

Teen/Sm Adult

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts) 5.75”-6” circle
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  7. Rnds 7-22. Rep Rnd 6. ~10.5” tall; Go to Finishing.

M/L Adult

  1. Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
    Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *{1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st} rep from * around, join with a sl st to first st. (72 sts) 7.25” circle med/lg adult
  7. Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  8. Rnds 8-22. Rep Rnd 7. ~11” tall; Go to Finishing.


Finishing

  1. Finish your hat with one round of single crochet.
  2. Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to first st.
  3. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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