Here’s a beginner friendly beanie project to close out the winter (hopefully soon). It’s a simple, easy going project but I’ve really been interested in making my own pom poms, so this hat was a perfect match to play around with them.
The pom pom shown is a snow leopard print. I have a limited quantity of these in various sizes listed on my Etsy shop if anyone is interested, as well as the printable PDF version of this pattern here.
You could also make use of some of your left over yarns and make your own pom pom with this tutorial here.
Hope you enjoy, let me know if you have any questions.
- 1 skein of Patons Alpaca Blend ( weight 5 bulky yarn 3.5 oz / 155 yards for each skein )
- Color pictured Smoke
- Crochet hook size 6 mm
- Yarn needle
- Faux fur pom pom (you can also make your own pom pom by using a pom pom maker with your left over yarn)
Stitches used & code
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- st = stitch(es)
- rep = repeat
- rs = right side
- ws = wrong side
Gauge unblocked: 6 hdc x 4 rows = 2″
Size : Medium (fits most women)
17″ circumference stretches out to 22″ wide x 10″ tall
Row 1 ( ws ) : ch 31, 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch st across( I like to insert my hook into the little bump on the back of the ch st ). Total of 30 st
Row 2 ( rs ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into first front loop and each front loop across. Total of 30 st
Row 3 – 34 rep row 2 *The end of row 34 cut the yarn leave about a 20″ tail for sewing the hat together
Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed making this slouchy beanie. If you’d like to share your finished work, feel free to tag me on IG or FB. If you’re looking for a pattern to make a matching sweater, you may also like this button down sweater pattern here. I used the same yarn so it’s a perfect way to make use of your left over yarn. Happy crocheting!