free crochet pattern: really easy slouchy beanie. Crocheting it now. It really is easy! Note: I did not do 20 rows of non-increasing double crochet. I did 11 or 12 and it's enough that the hat is slouchy without looking like I made it for a conehead. In other words, try it on as you go. :-)
I wrote up this pattern after spending months trying to find my own perfect formula for a quick and easy double crochet hat in all possible sizes. Many crocheters like to use an H or I hook, but J is my go-to because the items work up a little faster but the fabric is not too open.
I have to admit, I’ve knit this hat countless times, but I don’t have one for myself. Without fail, every time I finish one, a friend or family member will try it on and I exclaim how good it looks on them and gift it. This is my most recent version. I wore it exactly once before it was stolen off my head and immediately given away. They’re just so easy to make, I’m always telling myself I’ll make a new one to keep!