This free crochet slouchy beanie pattern comes in 7 sizes, baby-men's adult. The lightweight beanie is great for chilly back to school mornings.

Chunky yarn is usually my go-to for hats, but my kids needed a lightweight beanie. The winter crochet hats were too warm. The crochet slouchy beanie pattern is just what they need for chilly back to school mornings. The cobblestone beanie will be your kid’s favorite.

The Texture

I love the bumpy texture of the knit seed stitch. It’s so stretchy and has a classic look. The herringbone half double crochet stitch is the closest I’ve seen to the seed stitch. Typically to create the herringbone design you work back and forth in rows. When this stitch is worked in the round, all going the same direction, you get the bumpy stitches.

A crochet pattern for a slouchy beanie that's simple to make. DK weight yarn makes a nice thin hat for fall weather.

You can make this basic crochet beanie for the whole family. The free crochet pattern comes in 7 sizes, from 0-3 months all the way to men’s adult. There aren’t many men’s crochet patterns out there. I’ve only made my husband 1 hat in the whole time I’ve been crocheting.

He was happy as pie when I asked him to pick a color for his new beanie. The excitement died down when I asked him to model it 😉

A free mens crochet beanie pattern that he'll wear everyday.

The Yarn

The blue ombre yarn is from the KnitCrate monthly yarn subscription box. If you haven’t tried it yet you should! It’s so fun to get happy mail that’s a surprise. Knitcrate is a great way to start trying higher end yarns at an affordable price.

The yarn is hand dyed on super soft merino wool. The ombre effect is beautiful and you don’t have a ton of ends to weave in. Under the tips section below you can see how to wind this yarn so the colors are in the order you like.

A kids basic crochet beanie pattern that's free and also comes in sizes for the entire family. Baby through mens adult.

Because the herringbone stitches are slanted your seam will be diagonal. You can use the no-cut join method for an almost invisible seam. Or you can work this hat in a continuous spiral without joining at the end of each round. For more info on crocheting in the round check out this free guide.


Get your free PDF crochet pattern for the Cobblestone Beanie. 

What You Need

Gauge

16 hbhdc x 14 rows = 4” square (Learn all about gauge here)

Cobblestone Beanie Tips

  • The slouchy style beanie is worked from the top down in the round.
  • When you wind this yarn into a ball, the color that you start winding with will be the color of the bottom of your hat. I started winding with the light blue.
  • Make your pom pom before you start crocheting to have the ombre look.

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  • At the end of each round join using the no-cut join method. Join to the first stitch of the round, not the chain. Work the first stitch of the round in the same stitch you joined too. Because of the stitches, the seam makes a prominent diagonal. You can also choose not to join at the end of each round and work the hat in a spiral to avoid the seam.

Special Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hbhdc): YO, insert hook, YO and pull through the stitch and one loop on the hook, YO pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.

Size Head Circumference Hat Length Hat Width
0-3 Months 12-14” 6” 6”
3-6 Months 14-16” 6.5” 6.5”
6-12 Months 16-18” 7.5” 7.5”
Toddler (1-3 years) 18-19” 8” 8”
Kids (4-8 years) 20-21” 8.5” 8.5”
Womens 21-22” 9” 9”
Mens 23-24” 10” 10”

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terminology)

  • (BLO) = back loop only
  • ch(s)= chain(s)
  • hbhdc = herringbone half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

A free slouchy beanie crochet pattern in sizes baby-mens. The lightweight yarn is so nice for a fall hat.

Crochet Slouchy Beanie Pattern

0-3 Months

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 4 sts] repeat around, join. (48sts)

Rounds 7-18: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (48sts)

Rounds 19-22: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (48sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

3-6 Months

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 4 sts] repeat around, join. (48sts)

Round 7: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 11 sts] repeat around, join. (52sts)

Rounds 8-20: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (52sts)

Rounds 21-24: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (52sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

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6-12 Months

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 4 sts] repeat around, join. (48sts)

Round 7: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 5 sts] repeat around, join. (56sts)

Round 8: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 13 sts] repeat around, join. (60sts)

Rounds 9-24: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (60sts)

Rounds 25-28: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (60sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Toddler (1-3 years)

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 4 sts] repeat around, join. (48sts)

Round 7: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 5 sts] repeat around, join. (56sts)

Round 8: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 6 sts] repeat around, join. (64sts)

Rounds 9-26: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (64sts)

Rounds 27-30: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (64sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

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Kids (4-8 Years)

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 4 sts] repeat around, join. (48sts)

Round 7: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 5 sts] repeat around, join. (56sts)

Round 8: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 6 sts] repeat around, join. (64sts)

Round 9: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 15 sts] repeat around, join. (68sts)

Rounds 10-28: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (68sts)

Rounds 29-32: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (68sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

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Women’s

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 4 sts] repeat around, join. (48sts)

Round 7: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 5 sts] repeat around, join. (56sts)

Round 8: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 6 sts] repeat around, join. (64sts)

Round 9: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 7 sts] repeat around, join. (72sts)

Rounds 10-30: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (72sts)

Rounds 31-34: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (72sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Men’s

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 4 sts] repeat around, join. (48sts)

Round 7: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 5 sts] repeat around, join. (56sts)

Round 8: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 6 sts] repeat around, join. (64sts)

Round 9: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 7 sts] repeat around, join. (72sts)

Round 10: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 8 sts] repeat around, join. (80sts)

Rounds 11-34: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (80sts)

Rounds 35-38: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (80sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Get the Free PDF crochet pattern here.

A free crochet slouchy beanie pattern for the whole family. The PDF pattern comes in 7 sizes, from 0-3 months to men's adult. You can all have matching beanies for the fall.