Desert Hope Slouch Beanie
I have a wonderful friend whom I have not seen in several weeks and I think of her often. She and I spoke about me making some hats for when she lost her hair again. (Yes, again.) Knowing it needed to be something special that I could make as I prayed for her and her family, I spent quite a bit of time thinking about it. Like many things, it wasn’t until I refused to struggle with it that the design hit me and I started right away.
The only hypoallergenic yarn I could think of that was super soft and self-striping (for a super cool effect) was I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. The other consideration is that it is nearly 100 degrees in Austin, Texas, but the grocery stores and many other indoor facilities are kept quite cool, so the stitching had to be done in such a way that it could still breathe well; and so, my Desert Hope Slouch Beanie slid right off the hook like honey. I must admit that this design is so easy and quick, that I made two in one evening and I am not a fast crocheter by any means.
This beautiful slouch beanie works up quickly and you may choose from two different ways to finish it for two different looks. If you’d like the Messy Bun style, check out my Easy Peasy Messy Bun Hat crochet pattern -http://simplycollectiblecrochet.com/2016/12/easy-peasy-messy-bun-hat-crochet-pattern/
Here is what Michele Torella says about the Desert Hope Slouch Beanie:
“Love this pattern !!! Have made many,the girls at the bank love this one done in any of the sparkles yarns! Yes. I know it’s winter but here in Greenville, Texas it has not been too cold yet, so the girls love this hat done in lighter weight yarns. It’s even turn out wonderful done in Lion Brand Homespun yarn, This is one pattern that turns out great no matter what color or yarn you use!!”
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I Love This Yarn – 4 medium, worsted weight (pictured are Pink and Riverbank) Yarn
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
Gauge in pattern: 10sts x 6rows = 4″
Pattern is worked from the top down. Starting chains/turning chains count as stitches. You will not turn your work. Throughout R3, you will notice your work getting wavy. It should be. (See last image.)
This is a v-stich variation of 2 double crochets worked between 2 double crochets. You may choose one of two ways to finish the hat- with or without the band. The instructions for those start at R5.
Magic circle, ch 2
Round 1: 11 dc in the circle, draw it closed, join w/ a sl st to top of 1st dc, do not turn. 12 dc
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in 2nd space from ch, 2 dc in each space around 10 times, dc in ch space, join w/ a sl st to top of ch. – 24 dc
Round 3: Repeat Round 2 – 48 dc
Round 4: Ch 2, *2 dc in space between 2 dc from previous row* 23 times, dc in ch space, join w/ a sl st to top of ch – 48 dc
Finish (no band): Repeat Round 4 to Round 17, sl st to ch, fasten off, break yarn, and sew in the tail. – 48 dc
Finish (with band): Repeat Round 4 to Round 15
Round 16-18: Ch 1, sc 47, join w/ a sl st to top of ch. – 48 sc
To finish, sl st to ch, fasten off, break yarn, and sew in the tail.
Thank you for your support! Consider donating a few. Ask some friends to join in making them or to contribute $5 so you can purchase the yarn.