I fell in love with the Snapdragon Lace Pattern in my crochet library and I couldn’t wait to make something with it. Slouches are so popular and this one is the perfect accessory for fall. Add the faux fur pom and you’re all set for falling leaves and cooler temperatures!
Skyline Snapdragon Slouchy Beanie
designed by Kim Guzman © Sep. 2019
Technique: Regular Crochet
Teen to Adult Woman, 18″ rib (unstretched), 21″ body circumference, 9.5″ height
- Stylecraft Yarns “Special DK”, 100% premium acrylic, 322 yds per 100g, shown in one skein of color Duck Egg, approx. 200 yds used
- Suggested hooks: G-6/4mm (smaller hook) and H-8/5mm (larger hook)
- Needle (for weaving ends)
- Pre-made pompom (optional)
Beanie is made, starting with the ribbing, worked vertically in rows then stitches are picked up along the side edge and the remainder of the beanie is worked in the round. 8 stitches of the ribbing will require seaming but the rest is seamless.
Slip stitch ribbing is quite wonderful and I encourage you to give it a try. If you prefer to use single crochet ribbing, you can use that by working single crochet in the back loops. It won’t look exactly the same and you’ll only need about 80 rows. Just be sure to shoot for the 18″.
V-Stitch: [dc, ch 3, dc] in same stitch or space indicated
Your ribbing should measure 18″ long (unstretched) and 1″ tall. Worked in ribbing stitch pattern: 8 stitches for 8 rows measures 1″. The remainder of the beanie is worked in a hook 1mm larger than the hook that gives you proper tension for the ribbing, which will produce a body of 21″ circumference. There are 10 stitch repeats and each stitch repeat measures about 2″ wide.
Crochet Pattern Instructions
Slip Stitch Ribbing
Row 1: With smaller hook, ch 8, sl st in back horizontal bar of each ch across: 8 sl st.
Note: You will be working in all back loops for the ribbing. When working in slip stitch ribbing, you do not need to chain 1 at the beginning of a row. It brings the edge up too high. If the last stitch of a row pulls up too much, work the last stitch under two loops to keep it more stable.
Rows 2-160 Working in back loops only, sl st across, turn: 8 sc. Do not fasten off.
Note: Unstretched, the ribbing piece should measure 18″ long. As long as you are at or slightly above 18″, it will work for you. This is the piece that is fitted to hold the beanie on the head. It just needs to be smaller than the actual head circumference.
Switch to larger hook.
Round 1: Turn ribbing strip to begin working along the sides of rows, ch 1, work 80 sc evenly across, sl st to first sc: 80 sc.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), sk first sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, *ch 1, sk 2 sc, v-st in next sc (see Special Stitches above), ch 1, sk 2 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * to last 5 sc, ch 1, sk 2 sc, v-st in next sc, ch 1, sk 2 sc, sl st to top of beg ch-3 and sl st in top of next dc: 10 3-dc groups.
Round 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, plus 1), sk remainder of 3-dc group, *7 dc in ch-3 sp of v-st, ch 1, dc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, rep from * to last v-st, 7 dc in ch-3 sp of v-st, ch 1, sl st to third ch of beg ch-4.
Round 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc, plus ch 3), dc in same st as joining, *ch 1, sk 2 dc of 7-dc group, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, sk 2 remaining dc of 7-dc group, v-st in next dc, rep from * to last 7-dc group, ch 1, sk 2 dc of 7-dc group, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, sl st to third ch of beg ch-6 and sl st into ch-3 sp.
Round 5: Ch 3, 6 dc in same ch-3 sp, * ch 1, dc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, 7 dc in ch-3 sp of v-st, rep from * to last 3-dc group, ch 1, dc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, sl st to top of beg ch 3 and sl st into next 2 dc.
Round 6: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, *ch 1, sk 2 remaining dc of 7-dc group, v-st in next dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc of 7-dc group, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * to last 2 dc of last 7-dc group, ch 1, sk 2 last dc of 7-dc group, v-st in next dc, ch 1, sl st to top of beg ch-3 and sl st into top of next dc.
Rounds 7-10: Rep rounds 3-6.
Rounds 11-13: Rep rounds 3-5.
Round 14: Sl st into one more dc, ch 1, sc in same dc as joining, *sk remaining 3 dc of 7-dc group, v-st in next dc, sk 3 dc of 7-dc group, sc in next dc, rep from * to last 3 dc of last 7-dc group, sk last 3 dc of 7-dc group, v-st in next dc, sl st to first sc, sl st into top of next dc and into ch-3 sp.
Round 15: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, *3 dc in ch-3 sp of each v-st around, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off, leaving 10″ strand for cinching the top.
With yarn needle, weave yarn in tops of each dc of last row, cinch together carefully and fasten. With yarn needle, seam the first and last rows of ribbing. Attach pompom (optional). Weave in ends securely.