Sam’s Fisherman Slouch Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern

Sam’s Fisherman Slouch Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern


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(You can purchase an inexpensive, digital copy in my shops at Ravelry and Etsy! Or purchase the hat itself in different colors or with customization!


Looking for something to make for the men in your life? Let me introduce to you Sam’s Fisherman Slouch Beanie!



Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie


I love making all sorts of projects, and more often than not my designs are feminine, which is okay. Ladies tend to care more for these kind of things anyway. However, I love it when I can make something for the guys as well. And this one can be worn easily by either gender.


As I have said a number of times, I get a lot of inspiration from TV, mostly old films and shows (see here for proof). After running across two different shows where a few of the characters wear fisherman or tactical hats, I figured it was time to give it a try.


Sam Beanie Collage


Nerdy fact: the top two pictures are from Rat Patrol (1966-1968), a show about a World War 2 desert group, and the bottom two are from Mission: Impossible (1966-1973), a show about cold war espionage — my two absolute favorites.  Let me just tell you now, I am trying my best to hold myself back from turning this into a fangirl post. I want to talk about the cast of each, their specialty, what the shows are about, my favorite episodes, etc. (If you want to talk facts, I’m ready! Always eager to talk about old movies and shows!)


So here is my take on the retro fisherman hat, Sam’s Fisherman Slouch Beanie!


Coincidentally, this hat can be worn rolled up or slouchy, which makes it a win-win for practically any guy! Or girl!


Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie


Sam’s Fisherman Slouch Beanie


Skill Level easy


Finished Size

Fits Adult sizes, 20” – 22”, with instructions for adjusting


Medium weight yarn
Yardage: 130 yards
Crochet hook J/6.00mm
Yarn needle




6 sc + 7 rows = 2” square


Size Adjustments: for a smaller fit, work fewer rows in beanie pattern and continue instructions as normal. For a head size of 18 inches, I would suggest 25 rows instead of 30. However, you may need to experiment a little to get just the right fit.


Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie

Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie



Row 1: ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across: 30 sc
Row 2 – 30: ch 1, turn, sc in blo of each sc across: 30 sc
Join both ends and single crochet together. Turn over to open side and sl st in each row around to gather slightly. Finish off.


Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie

Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie


Closing Beanie

With a long strand of yarn, make a running stitch along top where you worked slip stitches. Cinch to gather and secure, making a few stitches through gather to further close the hat. Invert hat, this is the right side.


Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie



For a finished brim, join yarn in st at the seam and single crochet around, sl st in first sc, ch 1, and turn, now work sl st around inside of brim. Now whether the hat is worn like a slouch beanie or rolled up like a fisherman’s hat, there will be a finished edge with no wrong sides.


Tip: for a snugger fit on the brim, use a smaller hook.


Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie

Sam's Fisherman Slouch Beanie


And that’s it! This is a super easy pattern with basic crochet techniques. What do you think? Leave me a comment below!


For more hat patterns, take a look at my Stockholm Slouch Beanie and my Sassy Cat Beanie!


Have you made anything from my patterns? I would love to see it! Mention me when you share it on social media, @GingerPeachyStore on Instagram and @CompulsivWriter on Twitter.


(You can purchase an inexpensive, digital copy in my shops at Ravelry and Etsy! Or purchase the hat itself in different colors or with customization!)


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.


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