Brooke Slouch Beanie and Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Updated: Jul 28, 2019
The Brooke Slouch Beanie was my first ever design, I have updated it a few times as my skills have improved and as I have received feedback from makers. My free patterns are not tested so I really appreciate feedback from people as they work them up – it helps me make my patterns more user friendly (I also really appreciate how kind people are when they do this!).
This time I made up the Beanie and Cowl in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal. Previously I have always used Drops Andes but this time I wanted something I could throw in the wash! I chose “Burnt Orange” which is this beautiful russet, autumnal tone, not quite seasonal for the UK as we head into spring but hey! I love it!
I used 1, 113g ball of yarn for the Slouch beanie without the Pom-pom. You would need more yarn if you wanted to make the Pom in a matching colour – I would be tempted to stash dive for a lovely contrasting shade! The Cowl was slightly less than 1.5 balls so three balls would def cover everything Pom and all!
I have included the patterns below but If you would prefer an easy print version to download please head over to Love Crochet or Ravelry from my Patterns page (Link here)– If you hit up Love Crafts the yarn is listed and ready to go too!
Brooke’s Slouch Beanie (Adult)
- 200g (just shy of) Any chunky weight yarn, I recommend Drops Andes or Lion Brand Wool-Ease
- 8 mm hook
- Tapestry needle for those pesky ends
- PomPom Maker
On completion of round 2 your circle should measure 3.5” across
Abbreviations – (in UK Terms)
Back Loop Only: BLO
Treble Crochet: Tr
Half Treble Crochet: HTr
Double Crochet: DC
Slip Stitch: SLST
Bobble Stitch: BO *Yarn over and insert hook into the stitch, Yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over again and pull through 2 loops (like a half completed treble)*. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch repeating * to* 5 times (6 loops on your hook) then Yarn over and pull through them all.
Finish Off: FO
Repeat : * *
Begin with a magic loop,
Round 1: Ch2, (Ch2 does not count as first TR in this pattern) Tr 12 into magic loop , slst (12)
Round 2: Ch2, 2 T2 in each st around, slst (24)
Round 3: Ch 2, *2tr in the first st, 1 TR in the next* Repeat around, slst together (36)
Round 4: Ch 2, *2TR in the first st, 1 TR in each of the next 2 st* Repeat around, slst together (48)
Round 5: Ch 2, TB in each st around, slst together (48)
Round 6: Ch 2, BLO TR in each st around, slst together (48)
Round 7: Ch 3, BO in same stitch as the chain *Ch2, Skip 1 St, BO in next Stitch * Repeat around slst together (24 BO)
Round 8: Ch 1, *HTR into the top of the BO and into the Ch 2 space (not into the Ch’s)* Repeat around, slst together (48)
Round 9: Repeat Round 6 (48)
Round 10: Repeat Round 7 (24 BO)
Round 11: Repeat Round 8 (48)
Round 12: Repeat Round 6 (48)
Round 13: Repeat Round 7 (24 BO)
Round 14: Repeat Round 8 (48)
(If you would like a super slouchy hat repeat, 6,7,8 again)
Round 15: Ch 2, BLO TR in each st (48)
Round 16: Ch 1, Slst in each st, FO weave in ends (48)
Add pom-pom if desired
Brookes Slouch Cowl
Please feel free to sell items made with this pattern, if you do please credit me as the original designer (@penniesfromdevon). Please don’t duplicate or share this pattern. Please share your makes with the hashtag #brookeslouchcowl or #penniesfromdevon, I’d love to see them.
I hope this pattern brings you as much joy as it did me. Thanks, and squishy yarny hugs, Pennie xxx
- Chunky yarn - I recommend Drops Andes or Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease
- 8mm hook
- Tapestry needle
6x6 =8 rows and 15 stitches Tr worked in the row
Abbreviations (UK Terms):
slst - slip stitch
Ch - chain
Tr - treble crochet
HTr - half treble crochet
Skip a stitch - sk
* * - repeat instructions between
BLO - back loop only
BO - Bobble : *Yarn over and insert hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over again and pull through two loops (like a half completed treble)*. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch repeating *to* 5 times (6 loops on your hook) then yarn over and pull through them all.
Ch 72, slst together - make sure there's no twist in your chain.
Round 1 - ch1, HTr around, slst together (72)
Round 2 - ch3, BLO Tr around, slst together (72)
Round 3 - ch 3, in same st *BO, ch2, sk1 * around, slst together (36 BO)
Round 4 - ch3, *1Tr in the top of BO and 1 Tr in ch2 space*, repeat around (72)
Round 5 - ch3, BLO Tr around, slst together (72)
Round 6 - ch 3, in same st *BO, ch2, sk1 * around, slst together (36 BO)
Round 7 - ch3, *1Tr in the top of BO and 1 Tr in ch2 space*, repeat around (72)
Round 8 - ch3, BLO Tr around, slst together (72)
Round 9 - ch 3, in same st *BO, ch2, sk1 * around, slst together (36 BO)
Round 10 - ch3, *1Tr in the top of BO and 1 Tr in ch2 space*, repeat around (72)
Round 11 - ch 1, BLO HTr around (72)
Fasten off and sew in those ends!
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