Snow Day Crochet | Free Pattern Puff Stitch Slouchy Crochet Beanie

free pattern crochet slouchy beanie

Today was our first snow day of the year!  Of course I woke up at 6 am and woke up my feisty teenager before we got the call from the school.  Shortly after, the other three came out to join the party, well before 8 am.

So we got breakfast going, and put The Legend of Frosty the Snowman on the television.  It was a pretty quiet morning, so I decided to start a crochet project.  A super cute slouchy beanie, and it is a really simple pattern to follow.

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For this hat I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Woodland, like the one shown, but the exact skein that I purchased had other colors in it as well.  I believe it is actually called Ombre yarn.


1 Skein of worsted weight yarn

Size H Hook (5.00 mm)

Yarn Needle (To weave in loose ends)

You are going to start with the ribbed band.  Chain 10.

SC in the second st from your hook using the front loop to create the ribbing, and SC in each st. Turn.

Continue until you have enough rows to wrap the band around your head.  The hat I made is for a child, and the band is 60 rows. Band Ribbing Single Crochet Free pattern crochet slouchy beanie puff stitch

When your band is long enough, slip stitch the two ends together to create a headband.

Chain 1.

Single crochet around the entire band.  My band looked rough around the edges, so the single crochet creates the foundation for the next row.

Slip stitch to join.

Chain 2.

Now for the puff stitch!  There will be two alternating rows to create the puff stitch pattern.  For my puff stitch I used 5 loops, but you can choose between 4-6.

Row 1 : Puff stitch in the first SC, Chain 1, skip next SC, repeat all the way around.

Slip stitch to join ends.

Row 2 : Skip first puff stitch. Then puff stitch in the space between the first and second puff ST. Chain 1 and skip next SC. Repeat the pattern going in the alternating spaces between the puff ST. Slip Stitch to join ends.

Continue to alternate between row 1 & 2 until you have 18 rows in total.

To close the top of the beanie, join the middle of the back of the hat to the middle of the front with a SC.

Then do the same with the sides.  Pull the left side in to the middle and SC.  Pull the right side in to the middle and SC.

Use your yarn need to sew in all the loose ends. Turn it right side out and you’re done!

Super quick pattern to do.  I finished mine today and love how it turned out!


free pattern crochet puff stitch slouchy beanie