Bordeaux Slouch Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern
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The weather has become chilly around here and, like many crocheters, I am looking forward to wearing my designs.
I’m thrilled to be able to share with you my latest creation, the Bordeaux Slouch Beanie!
[Pattern last updated December 6, 2017]
The Beanie’s Design
This beanie has more texture and character than my recent hat designs. Instead of the easy, chunky material of my Stockholm Slouch Beanie, Sam’s Fisherman Slouch Beanie, and Sassy Cat Beanie, this pattern carries it’s uniqueness in it’s stitch pattern.
Because of the different stitch pattern I have labeled the Bordeaux Slouch Beanie an intermediate pattern. For a beginner, it might take a bit to wrap your head around the stitch pattern. However, this pattern is not hard and can be worked up in a few hours.
Firsts For Me
This beanie features the first of a handful of things for me. First is the tight ribbing, characteristic of popular knitted hats. I have recently started adding ribbing to my hats and discovered how much it adds that perfect finishing touch to my designs. This one has got to be tops so far.
Second, this is the first hat I’ve designed with a more elaborate stitch. I normally let the style of the hat or character of the variegated or bulky yarn take precedence. This time, however, the stitch speaks for itself.
And thirdly, this is the first time I have put a pom-pom on top! Years ago, I made a beret/tam for my sister with a luscious, puffy pom for the first time but that was before my business.
There is so much I love about this hat, and I hope you will love it too!
Let’s get to the pattern!
Bordeaux Slouch Beanie
Skill Level Intermediate
Fits 20” – 22” head circumference
Rows 1 – 8 of band measure 2” square
For a smaller fit: use a smaller hook when working the band. For example, a 7/4.50mm or G/4.00mm.
Stitch note: the stitch pattern used in the body of the hat is called Crossed Pairs stitch, and worked in multiples of 3. A pair consists of 2 dc that cross each other, the last of which is worked around the front post of the corresponding dc two rows down.
A little wordy, huh? Don’t worry, you’ll get it!
Row 1: ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across: 10 sc
Row 2 – 85: ch 1, turn, fpsc around each sc across, sc in last sc: 10 sc
Single crochet band together, do not finish off.
Round 1: ch 1, turn, sc around top of band in each row end, sl st in first sc: 85 sc
Round 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 85 sc
Round 3: ch 3, turn, skip first st, * skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in 2nd st behind, repeat from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3: 28 crossed pairs = 85 sts
Round 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc: 85 sts
Round 5: repeat Round 3 only work last dc of each crossed pair around front post of dc 2 rows down (continue to work fpdc this way throughout remainder of pattern) : 28 crossed pairs = 85 sts
Round 6 – 15: repeat Rounds 4 – 5
Round 16: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, repeat from * around, sc in last 3 sts, sl st in first sc: 76 sc
Round 17: ch 3, turn, repeat instructions for Round 5; after 14 crossed pairs, skip next dc and work next dc, pattern will be a little stretched so work loosely: 25 crossed pairs = 76 sts
Round 18: ch 1, turn, * sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, repeat from * around, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sts, sl st in first sc: 67 sc
Round 19: ch 3, turn, repeat Round 5, only skip next dc after every 9th crossed pair and work next dc, leave last sc unworked: 22 crossed pairs = 67 sts
Round 20: ch 1, do not turn, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc: 70 sts
Flip the beanie inside out. Thread the yarn needle with a length of yarn and make long stitches along the last round. Pull yarn ends to gather and knot. Sew to secure and then flip hat right side out.
Wear hat as is, or make a pom-pom using a pom-pom maker or template, about a 3 inch pom-pom or whichever size you would prefer, and sew to the top of the beanie.
There are many ways you can make a pom-pom without a pom-pom maker. Search the internet for DIY templates or use your hand (wrapping it loosely!). I plan to write a tutorial on pom-pom making sometime in the new year!
(You can purchase a digital copy of this pattern at Ginger Peachy Store on Etsy and Ravelry! Or order one already made here!)
If you run into any problems crocheting, be sure to leave me a message and I will do what I can to help you out.
This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.