Free Crochet Pattern: Gail Slouch Beanie

By Amy – 2 Comments

Gail Slouch Beanie at Crochet Spot

It is officially Autumn and I am just itching to start crocheting hats and scarves! Some of my favorite hats to crochet are slouch beanies because they fit loosely on the head, and I can’t stand a hat that smooshes my hair down.

With the Gail Slouch Beanie, the fit is just right. (And if you want a different size than suggested, look on down for instructions on how to adjust the size of your beanie). First you will crochet the ribbing in rows and then turn the hat to work the body, which is made of alternating puff stitches. Though the hat may look complicated, it really is quite simple and crochets with ease.

Give the Gail Slouch Beanie a try and let me know what you think!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: fits adult size of 20″ – 22″ circumference

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 120 yards)
Crochet hook I (5.50mm) and K (6.50mm)
Yarn needle

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
3 sc = 1’’
3 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 4.
Row 1: with crochet hook K, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 sc
Row 2 – 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 3 sc
Finish off.

Adjusting Beanie Size
To alter hat size, simply add or subtract a multiple of 3 rows from the ribbing and continue pattern instructions.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Gail Slouch Beanie

Ribbing
Row 1: with crochet hook I, ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 5 sc
Row 2 – 60: ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only in each sc across: 5 sc
Do not finish off, hold ends together and sc across to join ends.

Body
Round 1: with crochet hook K, ch 1, turn, work 1 sc along side of each row, sl st in first sc: 60 sc
Round 2: ch 3, turn, * skip next 2 sc, (dc, ch 2, puff) in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch-3: 20 puff sts
Round 3 – 12: ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 2, puff) in each ch-2 space around, sl st in beginning ch-3: 20 puff sts
Round 13 – 16: ch 3, turn, skip next ch-2 space, (dc, ch 2, puff) in each ch-2 space around, sl st in beginning ch-3
Note: The stitch count on rounds 13 – 16 deceases by 1 puff stitch on each round. After round 16, there will be 16 puff stitches.
Round 17: ch 1, turn, sc in each ch-2 space and between each puff st around, sl st in first sc: 32 sc
Finish off.

Flip beanie inside out. With a long strand of yarn and a yarn needle, make a running stitch along Round 17. Pull yarn to gather hat tight and stitch closed. Flip hat back right side out.

Be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts!

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2 Comments

  1. Erica says:

    What a beautiful pattern, Amy!

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