How-To Tuesday — Chevron Slouch Beanie


I seem to have caught the Chevron Mania.

You too?

Well, in honor of the mania, I’ve written up a pattern/tutorial for this awesome Chevron Slouch beanie! I hope you enjoy! I haven’t written many patterns, and have only had this one “tested” by myself. Please don’t hesitate to point out any mistakes, or ask questions if there is anything that doesn’t make sense to you.

I love this pattern because it’s super easy once you get the rhythm down — that is awesome because it allows you to watch TV or carry on a conversation without losing your place. But, if you DO lose your place, it becomes apparent before you get too far, so it’s easy to go back and fix a mistake (maybe ONE row later, rather than when you’re sewing up the seam).

Anyway, on to the pattern!

Materials Needed:

Yarn — (duh) I used a DK Cotton blend (Vickie Howell’s Cotton-ish by Bernat) I used less than half of a skein of each color

I’m going to refer to colors as Color A (brown in my hat) and Color B (cream in my hat)

G Hook

Yarn needle

Stitches/Terms Used (US terminology):

Ch – chain

DC – Double Crochet

dc2tog (double crochet 2 together) – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through remaining (3) loops

DC inc (double crochet increase) – 2 DC in same stitch

HDC – half double crochet

SC -single crochet

BLO – back loops only

With Color A chain 87

Row 1:

DC into 4th chain from hook (3 chains left = 1 DC)

*DC next 3 sts

2 dc2tog over next 4 sts (dc2tog, dc2tog)

DC next 3 sts

DC inc next 2 sts (4 DC over 2 sts)*

Repeat from * ending with ONE DC INC (2 DC) in last st

Row 2:


Ch 3 (counts as 1 DC here and throughout)

DC into first st

*DC next 3 sts

2 dc2tog over next 4 sts (dc2tog, dc2tog)

DC next 3 sts

DC inc next 2 sts (4 DC over 2 sts)*

Repeat from * ending with ONE DC INC (2 DC) into top of turning ch

I change colors every 2 rows — to change color: At the end of the previous color’s row, finish the last stitch by pulling new color through the final 2 loops of the last DC, ch 3 and you’ve now switched over ๐Ÿ™‚

Rows 3 – 23:

Repeat Row 2, changing colors every 2 rows, ending with ONE row of Color B


Change to Color A at the end of Row 23


Ch 2

HDC into first st

*HDC next 3 sts (stand alone DC sts)

DC next 2 sts (“valley” dc2tog sts from previous row)

HDC next 3 sts (stand alone DC sts)

SC next 4 (“peak” DC inc sts from previous row)*

Repeat from * to the end

Do NOT fasten off

Sewing the side seam:

With the WS (wrong side) facing you (RS — right side on the inside), line up your chevron stripes and SC the sides together (see pic below)

Cinching the top:

When you finish your SC up the side seam, cut off your yarn, leaving a long tail (I leave about 18 inches, just to be safe)

Whip stitch around the top, inserting your yarn needle about every 4 sts

When you reach the beginning, pull tight to cinch the top together

I like to go through the middle a couple of extra times to make sure it doesn’t come apart

Tie off with a knot

Flip the hat “right side out”


Join with Color A at the seam

HDC in BLO around the edging row

Do not join rounds (you can use a stitch marker to keep your place if you want, but I just eyeballed it by where I joined at the seam)

Keep going until your brim is your desired size (mine is about 5 rows) and fasten off and weave in your ends!

This hat took a little longer than my usual to make a hat, because using a smaller weight yarn/smaller hook = more overall stitches. I went ahead and started making another in worsted acrylic to see how one would need to adjust the stitch/row counts. ย Here are the measurements/adjustments:

Finished Hat = approx. 9 inches (23 cm for the hat body (not including brim)

With DK weightย (marked with a number 3 on package): 2 rows = approx. 3/4 of an inch (2 cm)

23 rows + edging row (with top cinched — takes a little off of the height) = approx. 9 inches (23 cm)

Brim (in DK) = just over 1 inch (approx. 3 cm) at 5 rows of HDC

When I switched to worsted weight (WW) acrylic, I used a size J hook and chained 63 (instead of 87) to reach the same circumference measurement (approx. 20 inches/51 cm)

With WW acrylic ย (marked with a number 4 on package): 2 rows = 1 inch (3 cm)

17 rows + edging row (with top cinched) = approx. 9 inches (23 cm)

Brim (in WW) = just over 1 inch (approx. 3 cm) at 3 rows of HDC

As you can see, this pattern is easily adjusted to a variety of material. The WW version worked up VERY quickly.

*This particular pattern makes a slouchy hat that fits MY head. I’ve been told I have a relatively small(ish) head. If it’s not long enough for whoever’s head you’re hoping to accommodate, just add rows as needed until you reach the desired length. I like the look of ending with one row of Color B and edging with the brim color, but get creative!

I would love to see what you all come up with! Please post your pics (or links to them!).

You all know how I feel about putting constraints on what you can and cannot do with a finished product — Go. Do what you will with whatever you make. Give me credit for the pattern (link back if you don’t mind, I love the blog traffic!). Don’t steal my pictures. Don’t pretend that this is YOUR pattern. It’s free, so enjoy! Just don’t be lame and “plagiarism-y“. Please ๐Ÿ™‚


Author: Jen

Mom Wife Crochet Geek Craft Enthusiast Thrift Store Furniture Savior WannaBe Runner Book Lover Sometimes Chef (ish) Occasional Lazy Girl Sitcom Watcher

19 thoughts on “How-To Tuesday — Chevron Slouch Beanie

  1. I have tried this and I think there are too many DC in the first round. Am I right?

  2. Let me test it real fast and get back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. It’s working out for me. I’ve got some hooker friends I can ask to test, though. I’ll go ask them now.

  4. It shouldn’t.

    The beginning should have 4 in a row (counting the ch 3) before the first dc2tog (valley), and the row should end like this : After the 6th time that you do your 2 dc increases (the peaks), you should do 3 dc in the next 3 sts, dc2tog twice (last valley) — (at this point you should only have 4 chains left) — 3 dc in the next 3 sts, and one dc increase in the last st (for a total of 5 at the end). Does this help (or make sense)?

    I’m trying to write that in a way that does not look like jumbled gibberish lol, so I hope that makes sense! If not, let me know and I’ll snap some pictures of what I’m talking about and post them ASAP ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes I know how to do the chevron but the pattern read different so I thought it might be something new. Look at row 1 directions beginning with the * and ending with *. Too many DC.

  5. Awesome pattern. Love chevrons, love slouches! I’m only on the first row, but the st count worked out perfectly!

  6. I’m sorry you are having trouble with the pattern, Lori ๐Ÿ˜ฆ After several tests, though, it seems no one else is having that issue. I’d be happy to try and help if you continue having problems. I’ve read and re-read the portion you have outlined, and I’m just not seeing the extra DC you are referring to.

    It sounds like you are familiar and comfortable with the chevron stitch pattern, so I’m not sure if I can be of anymore help. I hope you can get it worked out!

    Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lori! I see it now ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Sorry it took so long for my brain to process what you were pointing out lol.

    I’m fixing it now!

  8. Most cool!! Thanks for sharing your pattern. The tutorial is great and the guages with the various yarn sizes is so helpful. I noted the other comments and I think I can figure out the pattern

  9. I’ve been looking for just the right slouchy hat and I like the chevron pattern. A winning combination! Thanks for all the pics! They are very helpful:) Keep on crocheting!

  10. Made mines in grey and white, love the outcome, Thank you for this awesome pattern!

  11. The one I made wasn’t as slouchy, and I put a ball on top ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the pattern! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151792162062190&set=gm.561025943986309&type=1&theater

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