Crochet Block Stitch Hat free pattern

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie PAttern

I’m so excited to share this pattern with you!  I think the canary yellow is so nice and cheerful that I call this hat the Bee’s Knees 🙂 . The hat makes me happy and it’s so comfy that I have found myself wearing it a lot. The free crochet block stitch hat pattern is fun, fast and easy to make. This is definitely a beginner friendly hat!

Keep reading for the free crochet block stitch hat pattern:

I am sharing the free crochet block stitch hat pattern in a woman’s size. Follow this link for  a PDF download that includes this size plus Kid and Teen. There are also detailed instructions on how to turn this pattern into a fitted beanie AND a Messy Bun / Ponytail Hat. That’s three sizes plus three styles in an add free, printable PDF format for $2.50! Or follow this link to my Ravelry Store!

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie PAttern

A brief word about the yarn used:

This hat is made using worsted weight yarn, however, all reviewers agree that the Knit Picks Mighty Stitch runs on the thinner side. Please check your gauge and maybe subtract groups of four stitches to fit your measurements. I am confident you can use a heavier DK yarn just as well with this gauge! I am a huge fan of the Mighty Stitch Yarn, though. It is extremely soft due to the merino wool added and so very cost effective!

Materials needed to make the crochet slouch hat

 1 skein (around 80 grams) lighter worsted weight or heavier Dk weight yarn. Yarn used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Canary

A 5.5 mm US size I hook (I love my Tulip Etimo hook set. For a comprehensive hook review please read this post!)

yarn needle

Optional: A large pompom maker (I bought this one and it has made a huge difference in my pompoms!)

Block Stitch Crochet Slouchy Beanie Pattern Notes

Unless otherwise specified, join rounds with a slst to first st of same round.

I originally designed the Bee’s Knees hat to have a little slouch but have included instructions on how to turn it into a fitted beanie or a Messy Bun / Pony tail hat as well.

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie PAttern


With 5.5 mm / US size I hook

17 hdc over 13 Rows = 5” x 5 ”

Stitches / Abbreviations used:

Ch… chain

Sc… single crochet

Hdc… half double crochet

Dc… double crochet

Sk … skip a stitch

PSdec … pattern stitch decrease: insert hook in ch1 sp, pull up loop, insert hook into each of the 3 dc and pull up a loop each time, insert hook into next ch1 sp, pull up loop, pull through all 6 loops on hook – you have now sc (ch1 sp, 3 dc, ch1 sp) together

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie PAttern


ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc to end, turn

*ch1, hdc in back loops only to end, turn

Repeat for 52 Rows

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hat Body:

You will now work into the edge of the brim as follows: skip the first two hdc Rows and join your yarn into the edge of row 3 of brim. The sc are in red for visibility:

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie Pattern

Rnd 1: work 2 sc into each Row of hdc, sk last two Rows and join to first sc of Rnd. (96 st)

Rnd 2: *ch1, dc in 3 st, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * around (24 sets of 3dc, ch1)

Rnd 3: slst back to last ch 1 of previous rnd, ch1, sc into same sp, ch 3, *sc into next ch sp, ch 3, repeat from * around

Rnd 4: slst to first ch3 sp, *3 dc into sp, ch1, repeat from * around

Repeat Rnd 3 & 4  3 more times

Rnd 11: [PSdec, (*sc into next ch1 sp, ch 3, repeat from *10 more times)] twice

Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 4 (22 sets of 3dc, ch1)

Rnd 13: PSdec, (*sc into next ch1 sp, ch 3, repeat from * 9 more times)] twice

Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 15: [PSdec, (*sc into next ch1 sp, ch 3, repeat from * twice)] five times

Rnd 16: repeat Rnd 4 (15 sets of 3dc, ch1)

Rnd 17: (PSdec, sc into next ch1 sp, ch3) five times

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 4 (10 sets of 3dc, ch1)

Rnd 19: sc loosely only in ch1 spaces around (10 st)


Fasten off, weave end through stitches of last Rnd and pull shut, sew shut.

With beginning tail of brim sew starting ch of hdc rows to third to last overlapping hdc row. This will leave a little flap that will be sown on with two buttons.

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie Pattern

Please let me know if you have any questions and be sure to check out the printable PDF to find two extra sizes, a fitted beanie and a Messy Bun hat pattern for only $3.50!

Free Crochet Slouch Beanie

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Note: Please feel free to sell things using my design. I just ask you credit and spread the love! Please don’t copy or claim the pattern as your own and use your own pictures. Thanks!

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  1. Hello – I was about to begin this hat. Question for you. The gauge: 17 hdc over 12 Rows = 10” x 10” with the recommended hook (Sz. I). I cannot come close to this gauge using an I or J hook & light worsted yarn. Please assist. Thanks!

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