This crochet slouchy beanie pattern has a simple repeat that creates a beautiful feminine texture. It looks like a blooming trail of flowers growing all around your hat! It only uses two stitches – the double crochet and the bean stitch – so it’s easy to learn and works up really quickly.
This pattern provides exact sizing for a small adult, but also includes instructions for how to easily customize the height and width of the hat to fit your own preferences.
The Origin of This Slouchy Beanie Pattern
If you browse through my patterns you will find that I am a big fan of a good textured stitch. The bean stitch is an especially fun one. I love the squishy texture it creates. I also love that that little puffs so often present a surprisingly feminine look as well. You can see it in my Spill the Beans Wash Cloth pattern.
If you are a fan of the bean stitch as well, you might like to take a look at this round up of other crochet patterns that use the bean stitch!
One of my favorite ways to use the bean stitch is to cluster two of them together like a ‘v’ stitch. It creates the look of a pretty little flower. I thought some rows of these would be a beautiful way to add some interesting lines to this design!
I Picked a Good Squishy Yarn For This Pattern
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When I first had the inspiration for this stitch pattern, I pulled out the newest skein of yarn I had purchased to create a test swatch. That yarn just happened to be Yarn Bee Yarn ID. I had squeezed a skein of it at Hobby Lobby and loved the squish I felt, so I had to bring it home with me.
Once I saw that I liked how the design was playing out, I decided to see if any of the other yarns I had lying around might be even better. I must have tried at least 2 or 3 other yarns, but none of them gave me the satisfying “pop” of the bean stitch that I found with the Yarn ID. Something about the airy, yet firm, structure of this yarn really gave a beautiful definition to this particular stitch design.
I went back to the Yarn ID for the remainder of the project and even made it in two different colors and then picked up more to make a matching cowl!
This yarn is wonderfully soft, sleek and squishy! A really great pick for a cozy fall or winter hat!
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- 187 Yards Size 4 Yarn (I used Yarn Bee Yarn ID in Blue Stone )
- US I / 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
4” x 4” swatch of dc: 7.5 rows x 12 1/4 stitches
Size small adult/ teen
9” tall x 18” circumference
(sl st) slip stitch
(dc) double crochet
Special stitch: Bean Stitch
How to Crochet the Bean Stitch:
Insert hook. Yo and pull through the stitch. Yo. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. You will have 4 loops on your hook. Yo. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. You will have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. Chain 1 to finish off the stitch. (this counts as part of the stitch. A chain 1 stated after a bean stitch in pattern is in addition to this chain 1).
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.
Note that the bean stitch finishes off with a chain 1. When pattern states to complete a bean stitch, this includes the chain 1 to finish. If a chain 1 is instructed in the pattern after a bean stitch, this is in addition to the chain 1 to finish off the bean stitch.
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook. Place 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains. Skip the next chain. Place a [bean, ch 1, bean] in the next chain. Skip the next chain. *Place 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains. Skip the next chain. Place a [bean, ch 1, bean] in the next chain. Skip the next chain.* Repeat from * to * to the end. Dc in the last chain. (31; 16 dc and 5 bean clusters)
Note: The length of this row will end up being the height of your hat. My row was about 9” across, giving the hat a bit of a slouchy fit. You can add or remove stitches here to modify the size to your preference. Just add or remove a multiple of 6 stitches at a time to end up with the same repeats as the pattern. As you work up the project your row may get a little wider, as the beginning chain row tends to be a little tighter than the additional rows and the bean stitches add some bulk.
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. *Skip the bean stitch and place a [bean, ch 1, bean] in the chain space between the two bean stitches. Skip the bean stitch. Place one dc in each of the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to *. (31; 16 dc and 5 bean clusters).
Row 3: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Place 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches. Skip the bean stitch and place a [bean, ch 1, bean] in the chain space between the two bean stitches. Skip the bean stitch. *Place 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Skip the bean stitch. Place a [bean, ch 1, bean] in the chain space between the two bean stitches. Skip the bean stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in the last stitch. (31; 16 dc and 5 bean clusters).
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the measurement of your work from first to last row is the same as the circumference that you would like your hat to be. My hat was 37 rows to reach 18”. This is a size small adult. You can adjust the size of your hat by adding or removing rows here. Just be sure to end on a repeat of row 3.
Finish off and leave a tail of about 18-24”. Use a yarn needle and the tail to whip stitch the 2 short ends together, starting at the end where the tail is. Once you reach the end of the seam, turn your work inside out to hide the seam. There will still be a slightly visible seam, but it is less pronounced from the other side. Tie a knot to secure the seam. Use the yarn needle to weave the remainder of the tail in and out along the open edge of the tube where your tail is. Pull to cinch shut. Tie a knot to secure and weave in your ends.
Add a pom pom if desired.
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