Here is the Charisma Slouchy Beanie to match the Charisma Cowl that was published several weeks ago. The beanie works up super quick and is comfortable to wear. Plus, you only need one skein of yarn, which makes it easy on the wallet as well.
When I crocheted the first copy, I crocheted the brim with a 9mm crochet hook. It turned out great, but it wasn’t all that comfortable to wear at first. However, after a few washes it somehow conformed to my head and now it fits great. The second one was crocheted with an 8mm and it fit great from the get-go. So it’s totally up to you which hook you want to use for the brim.
Another bonus of this beanie is that you can basically crochet it in any yarn and any size that you like.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma or any category 5 yarn. (1 3.5oz ball)
Crochet Hook: 8 or 9mm for the ribbing rows and a 10mm for the body. (I recommend using the 8mm because it fits better, but with the 9mm it seems to look a bit better.)
Gauge: 2″ over 4 ribbing rows and 2.5″ over 3 (sc, ch 1) sets.
Finished Size: When laying flat, and with the 8mm hook it measures 9″ across the brim and 11″ top to bottom. However, you can make this hat as big or a small as like.
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Each end of ribbing row equals 1 st.
Chains do not count as sts.
With 8mm hk, Ch 7,
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (6 sts)
Row 2: Working in bl only, ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 3-38: Continue with row 2 until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free lps of starting chs. You might have your own way of doing it, but I like to join the front lps of last row worked to the free lps of starting chs.
Begin working into the ends of the rows.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in both lps of first sc. (38 sts)
Rnd 2: Switch to 10mm hk and working in bl only, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in both lps of first sc. (19 sc sts)
Rnd 3: Continue working in bl only, ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in same st as join and into each sc st around. Do not work into chs. Join with sl st in both lps of first sc.
Rnds 4-16: Continue with rnd 3 until you have reached a desired height. FO at last rnd leaving a long enough tail to weave through last rnd to close beanie. I went into the back lps on every sc st; then pulled it tight and weaved it in to secure.
And be sure to check out more patterns in the Charisma series.
Thanks again to my wonderful testers. I love you all!
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