Super Comfortable Slouchy Crochet Beanie – Free Pattern

This is a free pattern for a super comfortable and warm slouchy crochet beanie. Keep warm in the winter months with this super stylish and easy to wear beanie for women.


Podaca Slouchy Crochet Beanie is a great pattern to work on to create a warm and stylish beanie. The combination of stitches makes it a modern crochet accessory.

I have used a really fun purl single crochet stitch. This stitch gives the fabric an interesting look with a subtle texture.

The beanie also uses round of mock ribbing using half double crochet. You simply alternate front post and back post stitches to create it.

It uses a standard DK weight yarn so you can definitely go stash diving for this pattern.

This beanie also comes with a powerful message as I have designed it for the Crochet Cancer Challenge.

This is a yearly event run by Christine from Sweet Potato 3. It is a great event to get involved in.

This is a community event where crochet designers come together and share new crochet hat designs. It is lovely to see our amazing crochet community come together to make a difference by participating in the Crochet Cancer Challenge.

It is a charity event that lasts throughout October – the cancer awareness month. Almost every day, you will be able to download a free crochet hat pattern.

Each hat pattern has been designed in honor of someone we know. Someone who has battled cancer or to help bring awareness to a specific type of cancer.

By downloading the pattern for free you are taking a pledge to make a minimum of one hat from that pattern to donate. You can give the donation to someone you know who is battling cancer, or to a cancer center.

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Podaca Slouchy Crochet Beanie

Last year I designed Free Textured Crochet Beanie For Women – Marta Hat Pattern which is dedicated to my dear auntie Marta.

This year I named my beanie Podaca Beanie. Podaça is a beautiful small village in Croatia.

My mum and I went on holiday to this beautiful place with my auntie Marta and uncle back in 2002 and 2004.

I have some beautiful memories from this lovely village, such a lovely and care free time.

And that is exactly what I wish for my dear auntie, care free and relaxing time.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see my auntie this year. However, I spoke to my auntie on the phone when we visited Slovakia in summer holidays and she sounded well.

Although she is still undergoing cancer treatment, she is doing well. That makes me incredibly happy.

In the spirit of bringing awareness to ovarian cancer, here are symptoms of ovarian cancer from NHS website HERE.

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The Podaca Beanie featured in the Crochet Cancer Challenge 2023.

To see all the available designs, visit the main round up page.

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Materials

Tension

18 sts x 13.5 rnds = 4 x 4 inch /10 x 10 cm measured of purl sc worked in round

Slouchy Crochet Beanie Finished Size

finished hat measures 18.5 inch /47 cm circumference x 10 inch /25.5 cm hat height to fit a head circumference up to 22 inch /56.5 cm

Stitches And Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

sc blo – single crochet worked through back loop only

purl sc – purl single crochet, pull working yarn to the front, insert hook and yarn over, pull through, yarn over and pull through both loops, for a tutorial please CLICK HERE

hdc – half double crochet

FPhdc – front post half double crochet worked around the post of the stitch inserting hook from front to back to front, yarn over and pull through, yarn over & pull through all loops on hook

BPhdc – front post half double crochet worked around the post of the stitch inserting hook from front to back to front, yarn over and pull through, yarn over & pull through all loops on hook

inv dec – invisible decrease – insert hook through back loop only of the next 2 sts and work them together

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

beg – beginning

rnd – round

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Slouchy Crochet Beanie Pattern Notes

  • the hat is worked bottom up
  • the pattern starts with the ribbed brim
  • ribbed brim is worked in short rows of sc blo st rows until you reach your desired circumference
  • the brim is then joined into a continuous round by crocheting the last row and underside of foundation chain together
  • the brim is then folded over to create a double brim
  • the main body of the hat is then worked around the long edge of the hat brim
  • you will be working around the end stitch of each end of each row of the hat brim and pick up stitches in each row
  • so the number of rows of the hat brim will equal number of stitches of the hat main body
  • to adjust the size of the hat, you will need to adjust the length of the hat brim when working the short sc blo rows
  • then simply join the hat brim into round and continue working along the long edge of the brim
  • you can refer to the handy hat sizes chart below when adjusting the size
  • so for each 1 cm of the hat circumference you should have 1.8 sts or 4.5 sts per 1 inch
  • as an example: for 3-6 months size hat, I will need 15 inch hat circumference; 15 x 4.5 = 67.5 sts; therefore you will need to work 68 rows of the hat brim and continue with the pattern
  • please note that the decreases on the crown will need to be evenly distributed throughout the round, however, they will not correspond with the size written out below.
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Slouchy Crochet Beanie Main Pattern

With yarn A, chain 21.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn. [20 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and troughout), 1 sc, 18 sc blo, 1 sc in last, turn. [20 sc]

Repeat Row 2 another 88 times until you have 90 rows of the hat brim in total.

Fold the brim in half and line up the stitches of the last rows with the stitches of the underside of the foundation chain.

Using yarn needle or a hook, sew or crochet the two rows together to join the long strip into a brim of the hat.

Turn right side out. Now fold the hat brim lengthways to create a double brim.

You will now be working around the long edge of the brim of the hat to create the body.

You will be working around the end sc st of each end of the row of the brim of both ends of each row attaching the brim.

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Main Body Of Slouchy Beanie

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in same end st, 1 sc in each end st around, sl st into top of first st. [90 sc]

Rnd 2 – 5: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), 1 purl sc in each st around, sl st into top of first st. [90 sts]

Rnd 6: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), starting in same st at the bottom of 2 ch, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st into top of first st. [90 sts]

Rnd 7 – 9: 2 ch, (1 FPhdc, 1 BPhdc) around, sl st to top of first st. [90 sts]

Rnd 10 – 14: 1 ch, 1 purl sc in each st around, sl st into top of first st. [90 sts]

Rnd 15: 2 ch, starting in same st at the bottom of 2 ch, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st into top of first st. [90 sts]

Rnd 16 – 18: 2 ch, (1 FPhdc, 1 BPhdc) around, sl st to top of first st. [90 sts]

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Shaping The Slouchy Crown Of The Beanie

Rnd 19: 1 ch, 1 purl sc in each st around, sl st into top of first st. [90 sts]

Rnd 20: 1 ch, (4 purl sc, 1 inv dec) repeat around, sl st into top of first st. [75 sts]

Rnd 21: 1 ch, (3 purl sc, 1 inv dec) repeat around, sl st into top of first st. [60 sts]

Rnd 22: 1 ch, (2 purl sc, 1 inv dec) repeat around, sl st into top of first st. [45 sts]

Rnd 23: 1 ch, (1 purl sc, 1 inv dec) repeat around, sl st into top of first st. [30 sts]

Rnd 24: 2 ch, starting in same st at the bottom of 2 ch, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st into top of first st. [30 sts]

Rnd 25 – 26: 2 ch, (1 FPhdc, 1 BPhdc) around, sl st to top of first st. [30 sts]

Rnd 27: 1 ch, (3 purl sc, 1 inv dec) repeat around, sl st into top of first st. [24 sts]

Rnd 28: 1 ch, (2 purl sc, 1 inv dec) repeat around, sl st into top of first st. [18 sts]

Rnd 29: 1 ch, (1 purl sc, 1 inv dec) repeat around, sl st into top of first st. [12 sts]

Rnd 30: 1 ch, inv dec around, sl st into top of first st. [6 sts]

Fasten off leaving a longer tail end.

Using yarn needle sew up the top opening of the hat.

Attach pom pom of your choice to the top of the hat.

Podaca Slouchy Crochet Beanie Pattern

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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