I have been getting into crochet lately. I find it easier for me than knitting, and I can easily make such interesting stitch patterns. What I don’t have these days is the patience to do a huge blanket, or even a long scarf. So hats have been my fad for the past few months! I made my three kids’ hats, their American Girls’ hats, my nephews’ camo hats, and I finally got to make one for ME!

I followed this crochet hat pattern, called Urban Jungle, by Vickie Howell. I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn with an H-8 hook. 

Crochet Slouchy  Beanie


This hat uses the puff stitch, which is challenging for some.  The key is that when you pull up each loop, hold the yarn loosely and make sure they line up before doing the final step.  It does use a lot of yarn, so make sure you start with a fresh skein.

Puff Stitch Crochet Hat


Here is a view from the back. Instead of working from the top down, you start with the band and work upward and cinch the top together.

Slouchy Beanie Back View


What do you think? What is your favorite thing to crochet?

Don’t know how yet? Check out my friend Emily’s How to Crochet Tutorial Videos