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Take A Hike Slouchy Beanie

The Take A Hike Slouchy is a free pattern.

This is an easy to make, seamless slouchy beanie that is quick to make, and it is very popular with my teenage boys and their friends.

The Take A Hike Slouchy was inspired by my middle son who is a very active Scout, and as a Scout he takes part in many competitions, from sailing to hiking, they have loads of fun.  It gets cold and can be windy in Cape Town, South Africa, and I have, over the years made many, many beanies for my boys, and their friends – usually the night before a party, one of my sons will ask me to quickly make a beanie for a friend as a gift.

“Share the art within you with the ones you love…”

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PREAMBLE

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Size: Teenager/adult

Skill: Easy

What you will crochet: A slouchy beanie

MATERIALS USED

  • 1 x Kartopu DK
  • 4 mm hook / 3.5 mm hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors

You are welcome to make the pattern in any yarn however depending on the yarn and your tension the size of the finished item may vary from mine.

SPECIAL STITCHES

NOTES AND TIPS

  • My pattern uses US terminology
  • I have also included helpful hints along the way, which are in italics
  • Use your stitch marker as often as you can, to help with stitch counting – count your stitches
  • And lastly – have FUN with the pattern

ABBREVIATIONS

  • chain – ch
  • slip stitch – ss
  • single crochet – sc
  • half double crochet – hdc
  • back loop only
  • space – sp
  • stitch/s – st/s
  • magic circle – mc (refer to special stitches)
  • needle join – nj (refer to special stitches)

PATTERN

Using a 4 mm hook make a mc

Helpful hint: do not slip stitch into the 1st hdc, but place your stitch marker in the last hdc of round 1, and make the 1st hdc for round 2 in the 1st hdc of round 1, working in the round, and not in rows means there will be no join, and when we do the border, we will “straighten” the edge.

Round 1:              ch 1, hdc 10 into mc (10 hdc), close mc tightly

Helpful hint: I work into the back loop AND the third loop – this prevents the pulling of stitches.  There is a link to my photo tutorial under special stitches.

Round 2:              2 hdc blo into each st in the round (20 hdc)

Round 3:              *2 hdc blo into next st, hdc blo* rep 9 more times (30 hdc)

Round 4:              *2 hdc blo into next st, hdc blo into next 2 sts* rep 9 more times (40 hdc)

Round 5:              *2 hdc blo into next st, hdc blo into next 3 sts* rep 9 more times (50 hdc)

Round 6:              *2 hdc blo into next st, hdc blo into next 4 sts* rep 9 more times (60 hdc)

Round 7:              *2 hdc blo into next st, hdc blo into next 5 sts* rep 9 more times (70 hdc)

Round 8:              *2 hdc blo into next st, hdc blo into next 6 sts* rep 9 more times (80 hdc)

Round 9:              *2 hdc blo into next st, hdc blo into next 7 sts* rep 9 more times (90 hdc)

Round 10:           hdc blo into next 90 sts (90 hdc)

Round 11-35      repeat round 10 (90 hdc)

Change to 3.5 mm hook – the reason I do this is because the band is then a bit firmer around the head, and the rest of the beanie is nice and “slouchy”

Round 36 – 39    repeat round 10 (90 hdc)

Round 40:           sc blo into next 90 sts (90 sc), ss into next st, cut yarn, join with a nj, weave in ends.

Helpful hint: the reason I  finished the last st with a slip stitch is to make the last row “straight”, and you can use any join, but I find the needle join finishes the round beautifully, and you won’t easily see where you ended, which makes your work more professional.

Last stitch
Cut the yarn, leaving enough to weave in ends and make a needle join.
Using a needle thread the end of the yarn into the back loop of the next stitch.
Thread the yarn through the back loop of the last completed stitch.
This is how I finish off my projects, and the technique is called a needle join – you can hardly see where the end is, because the needle join makes a “fake” stitch.

You can get the FREE pattern here or you can purchase the inexpensive, advert free instant download PDF from my Ravelry store (includes loads of clear photos, step by step instructions, links to tutorials and helpful hints)

For questions and sharing your progress: 

Join my Facebook Group so you do not miss out on any of the FUN we have.

Follow me on Pinterest and Instagram and use #TakeAHikeSlouchy for this pattern.

 

 

 

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