Pair a fabulous self-striping yarn from Red Heart with a coordinating solid and you can achieve this wonderful almost mosaic look. I’ve included a pompom with the same self-striping yarn. Red Heart Stripes makes the most perfect tie-dye pompoms!
Game Night Slouchie Beanie Hat
designed by Kim Guzman © Apr. 2019
Technique: Regular Crochet
Hat body 20″, height 11″
- Red Heart “Super Saver Stripes” (100% acrylic, aran size 4 weight, 236 yds per 5 oz): one skein in color Parrot Stripe (150 yds required)
- Red Heart “Super Saver” (100% acrylic, aran size 4 weight, 364 yds per 7 oz): one skein in color White (100 yds required)
- Suggested hook sizes: K-10½ [6.5mm] (larger hook) and I-9 (5.5mm] (smaller hook)
- Needle (for weaving ends and seaming brim)
- Pompom (optional)
Hat is worked top-down, in unjoined rounds, brim is applied once the hat body is finished.
Each round is worked in spiral fashion, without joining rounds. Use a stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn to mark the last stitch of each round so you won’t lose your place in the round.
Alterations to the pattern, yarn substitutions or working at a different tension may cause a difference in yardage amounts required.
Puff Stitch (puff): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through] twice, yarn over, pull through 7 loops on hook. It helps if you will turn the hook head down before trying to pull through the 7 loops. Note: Because there is a chain one after the puff, the next round will appear to have two stitches at the puff position. Don’t work into both of them. It doesn’t matter whether you choose to work into the top of the puff stitch or the chain after it. Just be consistent and don’t increase your stitch count by stitching into both of them.
After round 7, approx. 5″
After round 10, approx. 6.25″
After round 12, approx. 7.5″
Crochet Pattern Instructions
Note: Larger hook (see materials) is used for the body of the hat and smaller hook is used for the ribbed brim.
Rnd 1: With larger hook and white, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 8 sc.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around: 16 sc.
Rnd 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 32 sc.
Note: This round is worked in two colors. Specific instructions will be given about dropping unused yarn and picking up next. Essentially, you are simply repeating, *chain 1, single crochet, puff stitch* around so don’t let the lengthy instructions confuse you. Those are just letting you know how to change colors, if you’ve never changed colors like this.
Rnd 6: With white, insert hook in first st, yo, pull lp through, drop white, with stripes, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, *puff in next st, drop stripes, with white, ch 1, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, drop white, with stripes, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, rep from * to last st, puff in last st, drop stripes, with white, ch 1, continue with white for the next round: 32 sts.
Rnd 7: With white, [sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 40 sc.
Rnd 8: Rep rnd 6: 40 sts.
Rnd 9: With white, [sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 48 sc.
Rnd 10: Rep rnd 6: 48 sts.
Rnd 11: With white, [sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 56 sc.
Rnd 12: Rep rnd 6: 56 sts.
Rnd 13: With white, sc in each sc around: 56 sts.
Rnds 14-27: Rep rnds 12-13: 56 sc. On final round, sl st in next sc, do not fasten off. Note: If you prefer beanie length, stop at about round 21, then continue to brim.
Note: Ribbing is worked vertically along stitches from round 27 of hat.
Row 1: With smaller hook, ch 8, sc in second ch from hook and in next 6 ch, on hat body sk 1 sc from round 27, sl st in next sc, turn ribbing.
Row 2:Working in back loops only, sc in 7 sc of ribbing, turn Ribbing.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in 7 sc, on hat body sk 1 sc from round 27, sl st in next sc, turn ribbing.
Repeat rows 2-3 until all stitches used from round 27, fasten off.
With yarn needle, seam Brim. Weave in all ends securely. Make or purchase pompom and attach to top of hat.