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Sequoia Ridge Slouch | Easy Slouchy Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern

It’s that time of year again, cold ❄ blustery weather, hot chocolate ☕, and warm snuggles 🤗 all around.  I created this pattern last year and want to make it a free one for you lovely makers!

You’ll love working this easy slouchy beanie as a beginner or novice crocheter.  It works up fast and there are so many options to make it your own.

I worked this up in various yarns 🧶, just to show you how versatile the pattern can be.  In addition, I had such wonderful pattern testers for this.  They created some beautiful renditions too!  One of my testers runs a cute Etsy store, you can find her creations at Sparkled and Stitched on Etsy!

The inspiration for this slouch stems from the mighty Flint Ridge caves (They are the longest cave system in North America) and the giant Sequoias.  The Sequoias are the tallest, most beautiful trees in the world. I envision hiking trails wearing this beauty.  It’s been a while, given I live in the deciduous forest region of the country now (Tennessee).  I miss the Sequoias, and hopefully someday I will get back to California.  😊

For pattern support, head over to my Facebook group Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends, I’m always there to answer any questions and just talk crochet!

Here are some of the variations… 😍

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I created this in two yarns, both work great to create the look of tweed. The sample in photo is created with Vanna’s Choice.  Although I love the look of it, I recommend using a softener on it, or washing it a few times with conditioner, because it is slightly scratchy.  This is why I am also suggesting I Love This Yarn, in Ivory Tweed.

In Mandala Centaur Yarn
Black Sparkles!
Personal Favorite <3 Love this one!

+ Difficulty:


Easy


+ Materials:


Suggested Yarn:

Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand, Wheat

     Hook size:  5.5 mm (I) hook

     Yardage:  350 yards

I love This Yarn in Ivory Tweed

     Hook Size:  5 mm (H) hook

     Yardage:  250 yards

Scissors

Darning Needle

Ball Jar and 2 Ball Jar Tops – to create pom pom (instructions here)


+ Gauge:


14 sts x 8 rows = 4”x4” or 10 x 10 cm

Directions for gauge:

Ch 14 + 1, hdc 2nd ch from hook, and across chain.  Ch 1, turn, *hdc entire row, ch1 turn* – *repeat* until you 8 rows


+ Sizing


One size fits most – adjustable as follows

Adult/Teen:

As written, the circumference measures average adult, 22″ ( cm).  You can easily customize by reducing or increasing in multiples of 2 to get the perfect size for your unique measurements.

Toddler/Child:

If you’d like to create this beanie for a child, work pattern as normal except stop increasing rounds when you reach 60 stitches.  When you reach the brim instructions, it will decrease to 50 stitches naturally by following the pattern.  One of my testers created a toddler version and it turned out great!


+ Pattern Notes – Please Read


  • Pineapple stitch instructions are in the stitch guide.
  • Chains do not count as stitches.
  • First stitch is made in same space as chain unless otherwise indicated.
  • Work the pineapple stitch loose.
  • Joins are made with slip stitch in first st of each round.
  • Want a larger pineapple stitch?  Yo, 4 or 5 times instead of 3 times.
  • Stitch count – don’t fret too much if your count is off.  Go back and see if you can find the mistake,  if not, work an extra st in or decrease by one stitch if you over-count.
  • Half Triple Crochet Tutorial
  • How to find the Third Loop

You can find the PDF version on Ravelry & Etsy too!

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+ Abbreviations:


hdc half double crochet
htr half triple crochet
hdc2tog half double crochet two together
pine pineapple stitch
st(s) st(is)
ch chain
sc single crochet
sk skip
st stitch
rnd round
*…* *crochet instructions between asterisk* repeated as many times as indicated

+ Stitch guide:


sl st – slip stitch

insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull through both loops on hook.

pineapple stitch

sk one stitch, hdc in next st, *yo, insert hook into chain space to the right of hdc, yo, draw up lp* (you are working around the hdc) *repeat* 3 – 5 times (the more loops, the larger the ball) yo, draw through all loops on hook

hdc – half double crochet

yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.

htr – half triple crochet

yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through all three loops on hook.

FPhdc – front post half double crochet

yo, insert hook front-to-back around post of stitch from previous row, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

BPhdc – back post half double crochet

yo, insert hook from back-to-front around post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

hdc2tog – half double crochet two together

this is a decrease. yo, insert hook in next st.  yo, draw up a loop.  yo, insert hook in next st, yo draw through all loops on hook.


+ Pattern:


Rnd 1:  ​Magic​ ​Circle.  hdc 10 into magic circle, join – 10 hdc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, hdc 2 in​ each​ hdc, join – 20 sts.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, *hdc 1 in next hdc, hdc 2 in the next hdc*, rep *…* around, join – 30 sts.

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, *hdc 1 in each of next 2 hdc, hdc 2 in the next st*, rep *…* around, join – 40 sts.

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, *hdc 1 in each of next 3 hdc, hdc 2 in the next st*, rep *…* around, join – 50 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (work in 3rd loop) *hdc 1 in each of next 4 sts, hdc 2 in next hdc*, rep *…* around, join – 60 sts.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (work in 3rd loop) *hdc 1 in each of next 5 hdc, hdc 2 in next hdc*, rep *…* around, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *pineapple stitch, sc 1 in next st*, rep *…* around (sc 1 in last st of rnd if your count is 69 at end of rnd), join – 70 sts.

Rnd 9:  Ch 1, hdc 1 in each hdc, join – 70 hdc.

Rnd 10:  Ch 2, htr 1 (3rd loop) in each hdc around, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 11:  Ch 1, hdc 1 (3rd loop) in each htr of rnd, join – 70 sts

Rnd 12:  Ch 1, hdc 1 (3rd loop) in each hdc around, ​ join – 70 sts

Rnd 13:  Ch 1, *pineapple stitch, sc 1 in next st*, rep *…* around, sc 1 in last st of rnd if your count is 69 at end of rnd, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 14:  Ch 1, hdc 1 in each st around, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 15:  Ch 1, htr 1 (3rd loop) in each st around, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 16:  Ch 1, hdc 1 (3rd loop) in each st around, ​ ​join – 70 sts.

Rnd 17:  Ch 1, hdc 1 (3rd loop) in each st around, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 18-22:  Repeat rows 13 – 17

Rnd 23Ch 1, *pineapple stitch, sc 1 in next st* , repeat *…* around, sc 1 in last st of rnd if your count is 69 at end of rnd, ​ join – 70 sts.

Rnd 24Ch 1, hdc 1 in ea st around, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 25:  Ch 1, hdc 1 (3rd loop) in at st around, join – 70 sts.

Rnd 26:  Ch 1, *hdc 1 (3rd loop) in next 5 sts, hdc2tog in next st*, repeat *…* around – 60 sts.

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+ Brim

Rnd 27:   Ch 1, *fphdc 1 in ea of next 2 sts, bphdc 1 in next st*, repeat *…* around – 60 sts. (you don’t have to join or chain at the end of this row, continue working in the round)

Rnd 28:  Repeat R27 until you reach desired rim width.  I worked 2 rows for the sample.

Pom Pom

I created a tutorial on how to create the perfect pom pom using household materials – click here

Congratulations!  You’re finished!

I hope you enjoyed creating this pattern and please share your work with me!

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1 Comment

  • Michelle
    October 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I love this! Would you say that Caron Simply Soft is close to I Love This Yarn?

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