I wrote this pattern at someone’s request. It’s a really basic slouchie beanie pattern that you can use to make slouchie beanies of any colour, not just nerdy Pokeball hats for your adult children who can’t let go of their childhood.
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UK terms used throughout, so a DC = US SC and a TR = US DC.
This pattern used front post triple crochets BUT you can crochet ordinary triple crochets if you prefer.
Front post triple crochet: click here for a video tutorial from bobwilson aka aussiecrochetchick.
Here’s the url if the link doesn’t work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djh1zxnPUPg
Start by chaining 66 with white yarn (or enough chains to go around the head). Join with a slip stitch, taking care not to twist yarn.
Row 1: Chain 1. Crochet a double crochet into the next stitch and then all the way around. This is the brim of the hat.
Row 2: Chain 1. Crochet a front post triple crochet into the next stitch and then all the way around.
Rows 3 – 14: Repeat row 2.
Rows 15 – 18: Change to black yarn and repeat row 2.
Rows 19 – 30: Change to red yarn and repeat row 2.
After you have completed row 30, leave a long tail and cut yarn. Use a tapestry needle to weave yarn all the way around the edge of the hat and then pull yarn like a drawstring to close hat. Sew in ends. Tie knots to ensure secure closure if needed.
Next, using your white yarn, create a magic ring.
Round 1: ten triple crochet into ring. Pull ring shut securely.
Round 2: Chain 1. 2 triple crochet into each stitch from previous round.
Round 3: Switch to black yarn. Chain 1. *1 tr into first stitch, 2 into next*. Repeat from * to * all the way round.
Round 4: Chain 1. *1 tr into first stitch. 1 tr into next stitch. 2 into next*. Repeat from * to * all the way round.
Round 5: Chain 1. *1 tr into first stitch. 1 tr into next stitch. 1 tr into next. 2 into next*. Repeat from * to * all the way round.
Fasten off and sew onto hat in correct position. And you’re done!