Crochet Pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterI’ve been on a slouchy beanie kick of late. (I guess I’m excited about the return of fall!) My latest addition is the free crochet pattern for the True Blue Slouchy Beanie in 10 sizes. This ombré slouchy beanie works up quickly as you hold two strands of yarn together throughout.

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Recently, I learned about Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate campaign to increase awareness of school bullying. They are collecting 1,500 hats by September 24, 2018 to support a local school for World Day of Bullying Prevention. (If you’d like to send a hat, you can find out more here.) Blue is the color for this campaign to increase awareness and provide solidarity to students. I had so much fun crocheting with Lion Brand Jeans when I was designing the Phoenix Wrap, so I thought it would be the perfect yarn for a blue hat. I picked the name True Blue because it means that someone is very loyal. A true, loyal friend would never bully you, so True Blue seemed just right.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterI wanted to design something that would work up quickly. Sometimes, I need the satisfaction of a fast project! I used two strands of yarn in two colors of Lion Brand Jeans to create an ombré effect.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterI wanted the hat to be textured, but not too complicated, so I chose simple stitches.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterAnd, since speed was one of my goals, I didn’t want complicated decreases for the crown.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterThe result is a textured, snuggly slouchy beanie that is perfect for almost anyone to wear. Change it up by making more (or fewer) stripes, or by changing the order of the stripes.

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True Blue Slouchy Beanie

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground CrafterThis ombré slouchy beanie works up quickly as you hold two strands of yarn together throughout. This pattern was designed to meet the donation requirements of Lion Brand’s Hat Not Hate campaign against bullying in schools.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant Small, Infant Large, Toddler Small, Toddler Large, Pre-School Child, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 5.75” (14.5 cm) height.
    • Infant Small: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.
    • Infant Large: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • Toddler Small: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • Toddler Large: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 7.75” (19.5 cm) height.
    • Pre-School Child: 19” (48 cm) hat circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) height.
    • Child: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 8.75” (22 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 9” (23 cm) height.
    • Adult Medium: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 23” (58.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.75” (25 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/246 yd/335 m) – 1 skein each in 110 Classic (CA) and 105 Faded (CB), or approximately 77 yd (108 yd, 120 yd, 136 yd, 149 yd, 168 yd, 187 yd, 202 yd, 223 yd, 240 yd)/71 m (99 m, 110 m, 124.5 m, 136.5 m, 153.5 m, 171 m, 185 m, 204 m, 220 m) in each of 2 colors in any light medium weight yarn.
  • US Size L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.

Gauge

  • 3 sts = 1” (2.5 cm) in pattern for Hat Band. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – third (back) loop – Celina Lane has a helpful video for identifying the third loop (3L) on hdc stitches here, or see the picture below to distinguish between back and third loop.

Free crochet pattern: True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern in 10 sizes in Lion Brand Jeans yarn by Underground Crafter

  • BL – back loop only – Lion Brand has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • A helpful tutorial for the slip stitch seam is available here.
  • Swellamy Crochet has helpful photos showing “the cinch method” of closing a slouchy beanie here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row or round does not count as a stitch.
  • Entire project is worked holding two strands of yarn together.
  • Hat Band is crocheted flat in rows until it reaches desired hat circumference length. After seaming Hat Band, stitches are picked up along long edge of seamed Hat Band. Hat is worked even in unjoined spirals and then cinched closed at crown.

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band – Newborn (Infant Small, Infant Large, Toddler Small, Toddler Large) sizes ONLY

  • Holding 1 strand each in CA and in CB, ch 4.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), scBL in next st, dcBL in next st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st, dcBL in next st, sc in next st.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until Hat Band measures approximately 12.5” (15”, 16”, 17”, 18”)/32 cm (38 cm, 40.5 cm, 43 cm, 46 cm) long, ending after Row 2. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes), working through back loop on front layer and on back layer (unworked edge of foundation row). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Hat Band – Pre-School Child (Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large) sizes ONLY

  • Holding 1 strand each in CA and in CB, ch 7.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch. (6 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, [scBL in first st, dcBL in next st] across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 19” (20”, 21”, 22”, 23”)/48 cm (51 cm, 53.5 cm, 56 cm, 58.5 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes), working through back loop on front layer and on back layer (unworked edge of foundation row). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Pick Up Stitches Along Hat Band – All Sizes

  • Begin working in the round along long edge/joined circumference.
  • Set Up Rnd: Ch 1, work 42 (48, 52, 54, 58, 60, 64, 66, 70, 72) hdc evenly around long edge (or any multiple of 2 sts), fasten off, change to 2 strands of CA in last yo of final hdc, do not join. Place stitch marker in last st and move up each Rnd to mark position.

Work Even

  • Rnd 1: Hdc3L in each st around.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until CA section measures approximately 1.5” (1.75”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2.5”, 2.5”)/4 cm (4.5 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 6.5 cm, 6.5 cm) in height. Fasten off, change to 1 strand each of CA and CB in last yo of final hdc, do not join.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until CA/CB section measures approximately 1.5” (1.75”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.25”, 2.5”, 2.5”)/4 cm (4.5 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 6 cm, 6.5 cm, 6.5 cm) in height. Fasten off, change to 2 strands of CB in last yo of final hdc, do not join.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until hat measures 5.75” (6.75”, 7”, 7.5”, 7.75”, 8.25”, 8.75”, 9”, 9.5”, 9.75”)/14.5 cm (17 cm, 18 cm, 19 cm, 19.5 cm, 21 cm, 22 cm, 23 cm, 24 cm, 25 cm), or desired final height.
  • Final Rnd: [Insert hook in 3L of next 2 sts, yo, and draw through all 3 loops on hook] around. – 21 (24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36) sts.
  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 36”/91.5 cm in length) for closing top of hat.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Weave yarn needle through each stitch on finished edge. Slowly tighten yarn tail to pull top of hat closed (see Pattern Notes). For larger sizes, you may need to sew top of hat closed after tightening yarn tail.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2018 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/blog/2018/09/10/crochet-pattern-true-blue-slouchy-beanie. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own True Blue Slouchy Beanie, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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