Crochet Pattern: Sonic Waves Slouch Beanie

This is my second project for the 2020 Scarf and Hat of the Month Club with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy. It’s also the second of four crochet patterns I’m sharing that you can make with one pack of mini skeins! Sonic Waves is a crochet mini skein hat pattern in 3 sizes.

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Like the Sonic Waves Cowl, the Sonic Waves Slouch Beanie is made using WeCrochet Brava yarn in Mini Packs. Each pack includes 24 mini skeins in different colors. I used 13 colors combined for Cowl and Beanie set.

For this particular crochet mini skein hat pattern, I knew I wanted to add a little bit of slouch. By increasing from the crown to a larger circumference but keeping the length short, I was able to get the right balance for me. If you want a slouchier version, keep crocheting the wave stitch pattern before decreasing to make your hat longer.

I designed the pattern in 3 sizes (infant, child, and teen/adult), each of which uses twelve mini skein colors in different combinations.

I actually designed the hat first and then Sonic Waves Cowl that was released last week. The hat has more emphasis on the lighter colors while the Cowl has more focus on the darker colors. Of course, in your own versions, you can switch around the order of the colors if you’d like.

I’m so excited to be joining my friends for the 2020 Scarf & Hat of the Month Club with The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet. Click on the link to either of their sites to get all 36 free patterns!

Don’t forget to stop by Oombawka Design for the Warm & Toasty Winter Hat and The Stitchin’ Mommy for the Mulberry Wine Earwarmer.

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Sonic Waves Slouch Beanie

Crochet Mini Skein Hat Pattern by Underground Crafter

This colorful and slightly slouchy beanie is made with a simple combination of stitches with alternating heights and coordinates with the Sonic Waves Cowl. It is a perfect project for mini skeins and is the second of four patterns made from a single WeCrochet Brava yarn Mini Packs with 24 mini skeins of yarn.

Finished Sizes

  • Infant (Child, Teen/Adult). Photographed sample is size Teen/Adult.
    • Infant: 14.25” (36 cm) hat circumference x 5.75” (14.5 cm) length.
    • Child: 17.5” (44.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.75” (19.5 cm) length.
    • Teen/Adult: 20.5” (52 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) length.

Materials

  • WeCrochet Brava yarn Mini Packs (100% acrylic, 18 oz/600 g/1308 yd/1196 m) in 28460 Blues – 1 mini skein each in 28455 White (A), 28409 Alfalfa (B), 28432 Fig (C), 28422 Cornflower (D), 28437 Marina (E), 28427 Denim (F), 28453 Tidepool (G), 28434 Grass (H), 28420 Cobblestone Heather (I), 28429 Dublin (J), 28452 Solstice Heather (K), and 28411 Asphalt Heather (L), or approximately 38 yd (34.5 m) in A; 5 yd (4.5 m) in B; 45 yd (41 m) in C; 9 yd (8 m) in D; 14 yd (13 m) each in E, F, I, and J; 16 yd (14.5 m) each in G and K; 11 yd (10 m) each in H and L in any medium weight yarn.US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. NOTE: Yarn requirements are listed for largest size; smaller sizes will require less yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 4 = 4.5” (11.5 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful tutorial for identifying the back loop here.            
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful tutorial for sc2tog by ChristaCoDesign is available here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • The video below includes helpful tutorials for crocheting the dc, hdc, sc, sl st, and tr.
  • If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • Fiber Flux has a helpful tutorial for identifying the back loop here: https://youtu.be/VdOgClt8rj4.
  • Slouch Beanie is crocheted in the round in joined Rounds.
  • Change colors when joining Rounds with sl st. Colors A and C (and later K and L) are used throughout the pattern and should be carried along the inside of the hat when not in use. When picking up A, C, K, or L, be sure not to pull too tightly or hat will pucker. As other colors are fastened off, crochet over the yarn tails as you crochet. Fiber Flux has a helpful tutorial explaining how to do this here. For best results, point yarn tail ends towards inside of hat.

Pattern Instructions

Slouch Beanie

All Sizes

  • Starting at crown with A, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join B with sl st to first dc, drop A to inside of hat. (12 sts).
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st and each st around, join C with sl st to first dc, fasten off B. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join D with sl st to first dc, drop C to inside of hat. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join A with sl st to first dc, fasten off D. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join E with sl st to first dc, drop A to inside of hat. (60 sts) INFANT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR INFANT SIZE
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join C with sl st to first dc, fasten off E. (72 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHILD SIZE.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join F with sl st to first dc, drop C to inside of hat. (84 sts) TEEN/ADULT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEEN/ADULT  SIZE.

Instructions for Infant Size

  • Rnd 6: Fasten off A and C. Ch 1, starting in same st *sc2tog in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, join F with sl st to first dc, fasten off E.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in same st *sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join G with sl st to first sc, fasten off F.
  • Rnd 9: Turn to wrong side, ch 1, starting in same st *dc in next 3 sts,  hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join H with sl st to first dc, fasten off G.
  • Rnd 10: Turn to right side, ch 1, starting in same st *sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around, join I with sl st to first sc2tog, fasten off H. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, scBL in same st and in each st around, join I with sl st to first scBL, fasten off H.
  • Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 11, join J with sl st to first scBL, fasten off I.
  • Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 11, join K with sl st to first scBL, fasten off J.
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 11, join L with sl st to first scBL, drop K to inside of hat.
  • Rep Rnd 11, alternating colors at the end of each Rnd, until hat measures 5.75” (14.5 cm) from crown, or desired length. Fasten off K and L.

Instructions for Child Size

  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st *sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join F with sl st to first sc, drop C to inside of hat.
  • Rnd 8: Turn to wrong side, ch 1, starting in same st *dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join A with sl st to first dc, fasten off F.
  • Rnd 9: Turn to right side, rep Rnd 7, join G to with sl st to first sc, fasten off A.
  • Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 8, join C with sl st to first dc, fasten off G.
  • Rnd 11: Turn to right side, rep Rnd 7, join H with sl st to first sc, fasten off C.
  • Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 8, join I with sl st to first dc, fasten off H.
  • Rnd 13: Turn to right side, rep Rnd 7, join J with sl st to first sc, fasten off H.
  • Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 8, join K with sl st to first dc, fasten off J.
  • Rnd 15: Turn to right side, ch 1, starting in same st *sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around, join L with sl st to first sc2tog, drop K to inside of hat. (66 sts)
  • Rnd 16: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around, join K with sl st to first sc2tog, drop L to inside of hat. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 17: Ch 1, scBL in same st and in each st around, join L with sl st to first scBL, drop K to inside of hat.
  • Rep Rnd 20, alternating colors at the end of each Rnd, until hat measures 7.75” (19.5 cm) from crown, or desired length. Fasten off K and L.

Instructions for Teen/Adult Size

  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in same st *2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (90 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, join A with sl st to first dc, fasten off F.
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in same st *sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join G with sl st to first sc, drop A to inside of hat.
  • Rnd 11: Turn to wrong side, ch 1, starting in same st *dc in next 3 sts,  hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join C with sl st to first dc, fasten off G.
  • Rnd 12: Turn to right side, rep Rnd 10, join H to with sl st to first sc, drop C to inside of hat.
  • Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 11, join A with sl st to first dc, fasten off H.
  • Rnd 14: Turn to right side, rep Rnd 10, join I with sl st to first sc, fasten off A.
  • Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 11, join C with sl st to first dc, fasten off I.
  • Rnd 16: Turn to right side, rep Rnd 10, join J with sl st to first sc, fasten off C.
  • Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 11, join K with sl st to first dc, fasten off J.
  • Rnd 18: Turn to right side, ch 1, starting in same st *sc2tog, sc in next 13 sts; rep from * around, join L with sl st to first sc2tog, drop K to inside of hat. (84 sts)
  • Rnd 19: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join K with sl st to first sc2tog, drop L to inside of hat. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 20: Ch 1, scBL in same st and in each st around, join L with sl st to first scBL, drop K to inside of hat.
  • Rep Rnd 20, alternating colors at the end of each Rnd, until hat measures 8” (20.5 cm) from crown, or desired length. Fasten off K and L.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2020 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/11/22/crochet-pattern-sonic-waves-slouch-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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