This crochet slouchy hat is great pattern for a crochet beginner. This cute and simple crochet hat pattern works up quickly, looks great, and makes a great gift. Ready to learn how to crochet a simple slouch beanie? Let’s go crochet! This post was originally shared by me on the Darice blog and may contain affiliate links, which help to support this site.
A couple years ago I had the opportunity to teach a couple of ten and eleven year old girls how to crochet. They were just adorable, and we had so much fun learning and practicing the basic stitches.
Once we had the basic stitches down, we started actually making things with my Simple Pencil Pouch Pattern, and then I came up with the pattern for this little hat to teach them how to crochet in the round. The girls loved it, and it was so fun to see them excited about making their first hats!
This crochet slouchy hat pattern is super duper simple – simple enough that I could offer it up as a second pattern to brand new crocheters! But a few simple techniques and touches make it look and feel special.
Crochet Slouchy Hat Supplies:
- 1 ball of No. 4 Worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft is similar to what I used)
- J (6.00 mm) crochet hook
- Finishing Needle
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- sewing machine or needle and thread
How to Crochet a Beanie for Beginners
I am sharing a written pattern for this beginner slouch beanie below. To make this beanie, you should know how to chain, slip stitch, double crochet, and single crochet. If you are not familiar with reading patterns, then hopefully the video tutorial below will be helpful! (I would love if you subscribed to my youtube channel HERE.)
Simple Crochet Slouchy Hat Pattern
Please note: This pattern is free for personal use only and uses American crochet terms.
- Chain (ch)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Double Crochet (dc)
Rnd 1: Starting with a magic loop (If you don’t know how to do a magic loop, check out this video here. It gives you a tighter hole in your finished piece, which is great, If you don’t want to try the magic loop, just ch4, sl st to form a loop and work the remaining stitches in that loop.), ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in magic loop, sl st to join, pull to tighten (12 dc).
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join (24 dc).
Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in next st, * dc, 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join (36 dc).
Rnd 4: ch 3, dc, 2 dc, * dc, dc, 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join (48 dc).
Rnd 5: ch 3, dc, dc, 2 dc, * dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join (60 dc).
Rnds 6-16: ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st to join (60 dc).
Rnd 17: Work in back loops only (see image below), ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join (60 sc).
Rnds 18-19: Repeat Rnd 17.
Finish off, weave in ends. At this point, your Simple Slouch Crochet Hat is complete!
How to Finish your Slouchy Hat
If you want, you can add a little grosgrain ribbon tag to the brim of your hat like I did. It’s a simple detail, but I think it gives the hat a lot more personality.
To make your own ribbon tag, cut a piece of ribbon 4-5 inches long. You can attach the ribbon plain or add a design to the ribbon.
If you have a sewing machine, this is a great time to play around with some of the special stitches. I added two triangles to my ribbon.
After you have sewn a design onto your ribbon, all you need to do is attach the ribbon tag to the hat.
Simply fold the ribbon over the brim of the hat and sew it on. I found it was easier to attach the tag using a needle and thread instead of my sewing machine.
This hat is simple enough that you have plenty of time to whip up a whole bunch for holiday gifting. Switch up the embroidery and colors for lots of different looks!