Crocheted Slouchy Beanie with a Puff Stitch

I have been getting into crochet lately. I find it easier for me than knitting, and I can easily make such interesting stitch patterns. What I don’t have these days is the patience to do a huge blanket, or even a long scarf. So hats have been my fad for the past few months! I made my three kids’ hats, their American Girls’ hats, my nephews’ camo hats, and I finally got to make one for ME!

I followed this crochet hat pattern, called Urban Jungle, by Vickie Howell. I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn with an H-8 hook. 

Crochet Slouchy  Beanie

 

This hat uses the puff stitch, which is challenging for some.  The key is that when you pull up each loop, hold the yarn loosely and make sure they line up before doing the final step.  It does use a lot of yarn, so make sure you start with a fresh skein.

Puff Stitch Crochet Hat

 

Here is a view from the back. Instead of working from the top down, you start with the band and work upward and cinch the top together.

Slouchy Beanie Back View

 

What do you think? What is your favorite thing to crochet?

Don’t know how yet? Check out my friend Emily’s How to Crochet Tutorial Videos

About Sarah Pinnix

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! This is so cute and fabulous. I can’t crochet or knit, but seeing posts like this make me want to try again.

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
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    You should Ashley! Emily VAnek with Colorado Moms has a great video tutorial series here: http://coloradomoms.com/crafty-2/easy-learn-how-to-crochet-video/

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  2. OMG! OMGOMGOMG I love that pattern on the hat! Great freakin’ job, and THANK YOU for that link!! Yayyyyy!! More things to crochet!!

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    Sarah
    Twitter: reallifesarah
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    Haha! How do you really feel about it Lisa! Show me a pic when you make it!

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  3. Rosanna B. says:

    We were taught how to do crochet back when we were still high school but I hated it so much because it’s very intricate. Your product is very great. How many rolls of yarn did you spend with that beanie?

    Thanks for the pattern! I’ll try to imitate it!

    -Rosanna
    http://www.dsdit.com

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  4. That’s a gorgeous looking beanie and very stylish. I just recently started crocheting myself and find it so fun and relaxing.

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