Crochet Striped Slouchy Beanie from Corn on the Monkey has became my go-to beanie pattern if I want to make something quick for a gift. The alternating rows of HDC, and HDC around HDC makes it less boring to make. The all straight similar stitches pattern for a beanie can really make me cry of boredom.
But I made modifications to make it more faster to make. I use DC (double crochet) instead of HDC (Half-Double Crochet). So here’s my own crochet pattern recipe:
For yarns that are suitable for 6mm crochet hook size, I start with 8 single crochet on the magic ring. Then increase each row until I get to 60 stitches, which is around 8 rows. From there, I’ll stop increasing, and I’ll maintain the number of stitches each rows until Row 21. From Row 9-21, it will be alternate of a row of DCs, and row of DC around DC. When I reached row 21, that’s when I’d create a “band” for the beanie by doing an alternate of 4 FPDC (front post double crochet) and 4 BPDC (back post double crochet), which will form the “band” of the beanie. I usually do up to 4 rows for the “band” part.
The beanies I made based on this pattern:
A colorful version…
With a pompom…
This is quite a flexible crochet hat pattern. You can just add rows to make it slouchy, or have a lesser number of rows if you want something more fitting. For the original crochet pattern, find it here.