For this project, I will teach you how to make one of my favorite slouchy beanies! I made myself one in a few different colors and I wear them everywhere. Please note that this is a beginner crochet pattern, however you need to know how to do the following stiches comfortably:
SC: Single crochet
DC: Double crochet
HDC: Half double crochet
Yarn: I used a chunky medium-sized yarn.
Needle: 5.5 mm “I” hook
Chain 64 and slip stitch with beginning chain to connect, take extra care not to twist the chain in any way when connecting. I had to chain 68 stitches to comfortably fit around my head without being too tight. Make sure to test the size of the loop with your head before proceeding.
ROW 1: hdc in all 64 st
ROW2: *1 sc and 1 dc in the same st, then skip the next st*, repeat all the way around.
ROW3: 1 sc in every st worked in the back loop only.
ROW 2 and 3 are the pattern stitch for the base of the hat. Work these two rows all the way around your beanie until it is about 5.5 inches in length.
Once the base reaches your desired length (about 28 rows of the pattern stitch for my beanie) begin working on the top of the hat. SC all the way around the hat in every st. You can choose to join each row at the end of every round, but if you are working in one color only this in not necesarry and it will be easier to sc in every st all the way around until the hat is your desired length, about 10.5 inches long. Try the hat on and see if it is long enough for you before proceeding.
(I used a stitch marker to count my stitches for this next section)
Row 1: decrease every 8 stitches
Row 2: sc in every st without any decreases
Row 3: decrease every 7 stitches
Row 4: sc in every st without any decreases
Row 5: decrease every 6 stitches
Row 6: sc in every st without any decreases
Row 7: decrease every 5 stitches
Row 8: decrease every 4 stitches
Row 9: decrease every 3 stitches
Row 10: decrease every 2 stitches
Decrease every two st until there are only a few st left. The top of the hat will be very pointy, I sewed it into the inside of the hat to keep it from pointing out at the end. I also sewed in my beginning yarn tail and it was ready to be worn! Enjoy!