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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Slouchy Textured Beanie


This particular pattern has some great photos posted on Ravelry by fellow crocheters and I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has given it a try, I love seeing how you have used the pattern! 

There is now an infinity scarf to match this hat, you can find it here: Textured Infinity Scarf
If you're not into infinity scarves, there is also a traditional scarf version here: Textured Scarf

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni



Skill Level: Easy

Size: Women's, 21-22" head circumference

Supplies:
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch


Important Notes:
-Joins are made with a sl st.
-Ch 2's do not count as a dc.
-Do not join to the chain 2, when you join you should be joining to the first dc in the row. 

Gauge: Approx. 4 dc x 4 rows = 2"

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc. Join. (11 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same. 2 dc in next and in each around. Join. (21 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, In BLO: dc in same. *2 dc in next, dc in next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (31 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, In BLO: dc in same. *Dc in next 2, 2 dc in next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (41 dc)
Row 5-6: Ch 2, fpdc around next. *Dc in next, fpdc around next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (20 dc, 21 fpdc)
Row 7: Ch 2, In BLO: dc in same. *Dc in next 3, 2 dc in next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (51 dc)
Row 8: Ch 2, In BLO: dc in same. *Dc in next 4, 2 dc in next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (61 dc)
Row 9: Ch 2, In BLO: dc in same. *Dc in next 14, 2 dc in next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (65 dc)
Row 10-11: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (65 dc)
Row 12: Ch 2, In BLO: dc in same and in each around. Join. (65 dc)
Row 13-14: Ch 2, Fpdc around next, *dc in next, fpdc around next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (32 dc, 33 fpdc)
Row 15-17: Ch 2, In BLO:  dc in same and in each around. Join. (65 dc)
Row 18-19: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (65 dc)
Row 20: Ch 2, In BLO: dc in same and in each around. Join. (65 dc)
Row 21-22: Ch 2, Fpdc around next, *dc in next, fpdc around next* Repeat *to* around. Join. (32 dc, 33 fpdc)
Row 23-25: Ch 2, In BLO:  dc in same and in each around. Join. (65 dc)
Row 26-27: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. (65 dc)
Row 28-30: Ch 1, In BLO: sc in same and in each around. Join. (65 sc)

Fasten off and sew in ends.

Now you can add a pom pom to the top of the hat!  I use my hand to make my pom poms and wrap the yarn around and around my hand (about 100 times). Lay out a long piece of yarn (approx. 18"). Carefully slip the yarn off of your hand and lay on top of the long piece of yarn, tie a knot twice. Using your tapestry needle; sew the long yarn ends in and out of the pom pom over and over. Add a dab or two of fabric glue to the center. Let dry. Cut through all your loops and trim up your pom pom. Sew to the top of hat.

38 comments:

  1. This is my absolute favorite pattern I have ever found is there any way I could pay for the pattern so that I could sell the hats that I make from it or put a link to your pattern?

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    1. I'm so glad you like the pattern as much as me! I believe I replied via google+, if not you are free to sell anything you make from any of my patterns.

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  2. I want to thank you so much for those gorgeous patterns for the hat & the cowl neck scarf. They are so beautiful and I will start making some for my 5 grand-daughters as Christmas presents.....and get them done early, as I'm sure I'll spot other nice patterns before Christmas rolls around. Once again, thank you.

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    1. You're very welcome, I am happy to hear you can use the pattern. I had a lot of fun creating it and it's always well received as a gift.

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  3. Thank you so much for this pattern! I love the finished product. It was really easy to follow - thanks again!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment :)

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    2. Didn't mean it to be anonymous… Not sure why it shows that way.

      Leticia

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  4. Thank you for the beautiful pattern, I featured it on my blog :) http://www.colorfulcanary.com/2016/01/14-fashionable-crochet-hat-patterns-for.html

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    1. Thanks Colorful Canary! I was sure to share your blog post, I appreciate your share :)

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  5. Hi Jenni! I have made this hat twice now and it's so lovely. Only problem is, the second time I used a slightly heavier yarn and the hat has come out HUGE! I wondered if you know a way to shrink it down a bit, as it's a shame not to wear it! Thanks for any tips, Amy x

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    1. Maybe you can work some decreases in the last couple of rows or would it still be too bulky at the top of the hat?

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  6. I adore this hat! I just finished making it, it turned out beautifully and the pattern was so easy to follow. I do believe this is my favorite slouchy hat pattern so far and it's free! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Yvonne, I am glad you enjoy the pattern, you are very welcome!

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  7. Hi there Jenni!

    I would love to know what yarn you used here! I want to make mine look exactly like yours! <3

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    1. Hi Samantha, I used Red Heart With Love yarn in Pewter. It's my favorite! :)

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  8. Hi! I'm working on this beautiful hat now. For rows 5-6 the fpdc I'm not sure how to work them. One way looks like there are gaps and the other way the stitches look too close together. Any suggestions?

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    1. If you would like to send me a photo I may be able to help, you can email me at byjennidesigns@gmail.com or message me on facebook @ facebook.com/byjennidesigns

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  9. I am trying to make an earflap out of this pattern I dont like them close to the top of the head they look like helmets any suggestions please...sorry about anonymous cant remember password! My name is Sharon...thank you

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    1. Hi Sharon, I've never tried this hat with ear flaps but I like the idea! I worked up some ear flaps on my own textured slouchy beanie, here's the quick pattern for you.

      If you want to keep with the theme and have some texture on the earflaps you can work the rows in the BLO (back loop only).

      For the 1st ear flap:

      Join with a sl st, ch 1.

      Row 1: Hdc in 12. Ch 1, turn. (12)
      Row 2: Hdc2tog, hdc in 8, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (10)
      Row 3: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (10)
      Row 4: Hdc2tog, hdc in 6, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (8)
      Row 5: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (8)
      Row 6: Hdc2tog, hdc in 4, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (6)
      Row 7: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
      Row 8: Hdc2tog, hdc in 2, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (4)
      Row 9: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
      Row 10: Hdc2tog, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (2)
      Row 11: Hdc2tog. (1)

      Fasten off.

      You'll need to leave 24 stitches unworked in the front of the hat and 17 in the back of the hat.

      For the 2nd ear flap:

      Join with a sl st, ch 1.

      Row 1: Hdc in 12. Ch 1, turn. (12)
      Row 2: Hdc2tog, hdc in 8, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (10)
      Row 3: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (10)
      Row 4: Hdc2tog, hdc in 6, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (8)
      Row 5: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (8)
      Row 6: Hdc2tog, hdc in 4, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (6)
      Row 7: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
      Row 8: Hdc2tog, hdc in 2, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (4)
      Row 9: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
      Row 10: Hdc2tog, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (2)
      Row 11: Hdc2tog. (1)

      Do not fasten off, work a row of sc's around the hat and earflaps.

      Fasten off and sew in the ends.

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  10. I'm a bit of a beginner and don't quite understand rows 5-6. If I do the "dc in next, fpdc in next" it adds stiches. I just ended up doing fpdc all the way around. Can you maybe explaine those rows - in beginners terms please :-)

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    1. When you work a fpdc you are working around the stitch which leave the loops at the top un-worked. You need to leave those loops un-worked and move on to the next open loops. Hmmm...sorry if that's difficult to understand. I could better explain it with photos if you'd like. You can message me on facebook @ facebook.com/byjennidesigns or email me at byjennidesigns@gmail.com

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  11. For round 3, do you do all the stitches in the back loop?

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  12. Hi Jenni, would love to have a go at creating your beautiful hat, unfortunately I live in the U.K. I have tried quite a few sites to try and find a conversion for the wool type and amounts, but they are all saying different. Would love it if you could advise me,
    Many thanks Su x

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    1. Hi Su, here is a chart from Ravelry that states worsted weight is equivalent to 10 ply in the UK. http://www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights I hope this helps!

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  13. I really loved the way this looks. I'm so picky about my hats. I will be making this for myself as a Christmas present!!! A woman in a crochet group I am a member of shared her hat she made from this pattern, and she shared the link for all of us who are so interested in this beautiful hat. It's absolutely lovely, thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much and you're welcome! :) I am crocheting up some this year for Christmas gifts too!

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  14. Love the pattern.bit confused as there seems to be more rows than stated in written instructions compared to photograph

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    1. The hat in the photo is made from this exact pattern, you just can't see all the rows that are up by the pom-pom.

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  15. Hi Jenni, I have made this hat twice now, and i absolutely love it. It is the first time I was able to follow a pattern to a "T" and have it turn out well. The second time I decreased the number of rows as it was too slouchy for my taste, but it came out great. Thanks so much for sharing!!!! I am starting the matching scarf now. :)

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    1. Hello Carrie! I am happy to hear my pattern so much and glad it worked out well for you! I am currently editing the scarf pattern to fix an issue with the edge curling a bit. The pattern is still up if you want to give it a try or I'll have the new version up in a few days. :)

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  16. Hi Jenni! Could you explain to me how you counted each row? I seem to get more stitches than what is stated. Do you not count the ch 2 at the beginning of each row? I get a total of 12 in magic ring including the ch2 and then 24 in the 2nd row and so forth... I'm sorry I don't get it!

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    1. Hi Maria, if you read under the Important Notes section you'll see that the ch 2 does not count as a dc in this pattern therefor it shouldn't be counted in the stitch count.

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  17. I have made 3 slouchy beanies in 2 days, wonderful pattern. I used Caron simply soft yarn; they came out beautiful.
    Meredith

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    1. Hi Meredith! Thanks so much for sharing, I looove that yarn too!

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