Rosebud Beanie: Crochet Slouchy Beanie Pattern

by Shehla Ahmed

I’ve had this gorgeous dusty pink yarn in my stash for a long time now, and I couldn’t decide what to do with it for a long time. I actually bought it as part of a blanket kit, but once I saw the yarn in person, I knew I couldn’t use it for that pattern. It seemed like a color that needed to be paired with something soft and delicate, so I held onto my pretty dusty pink. This week, finally figured out the perfect pattern to use it on. This crochet slouchy beanie pattern is so easy and beautiful, plus it’s light enough to wear during the Spring!



The Rosebud Beanie is worked much more loosely than some of my other beanie patterns and with a more open stitch. Normally, I want the stitch close together with few gaps so they keep you super warm, but with this crochet slouchy beanie, I tried something different. The looser stitch pattern makes the beanie slouch more easily and it makes the hat a little breezier and perfect for Spring. And how pretty is this dusty pink color next to the white? I feel like it pops more than if it were all pink!



My family basically lives at our local Menards, and every Spring, we pick out roses to plant around our house. My dad has always loved roses and he gets so excited about picking out the ones with the richest colors. We have so many roses around us during the Spring and Summer that you can smell them every time you walk outside, and we tend to grab a rosebud here and there to add onto our outfits or give to people. My favorites are the ones that change gradually from one color to another, like white to pink edged petals, and that Springtime tradition was the inspiration behind this crochet slouchy beanie.



The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.




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Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner/intermediate
  • Sizing: Women’s small (medium, large)
  • Gauge: 3.5S x 2R per inch


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Rosebud Crochet Slouchy Beanie Pattern






Row 1: With the pink yarn, chain 4. YO, and insert the hook int the first chain, pull up a loop and ch 1. YO and pull through the 2 loops, then YO and pull through the next 2 loops on the hook. This is 1 foundation DC. *YO, insert into the chain 1 space, and chain 1. YO and complete the DC. Repeat from the *until you have 60 (66, 69) FDC.


If you prefer, you can also simply chain 62 (68, 71),  and then work 60 (66, 69) DC starting from the 2nd space from the hook. It won’t be as stretchy as using a foundation DC, however.


Slip stitch to the top of the first stitch to join. Now, can work in rounds.


Round 2: Chain 2. *FPDC around the first stitch, BPDC around the next* all the way around the cuff. Then, Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to finish the round.


Round 3-5: Repeat round 2 for another 3 rounds to create the ribbing of the cuff. If you need help, check out this post on how to crochet the perfect stretchy ribbing! It’s the same as the one I used here. 





Round 6: Chain 1. Work 2 SC into the first space, then SC once in each space around (61, 67, 70). Slip stitch to the chain 1 at the end of the round.


Round 7: (Still in pink) Chain 3, skip 3 spaces and DC into the 4th space. *Sk 2, work 3 DC into the next space* and continue from * all the way to the last space. DC 2 into the last space and slip stitch to the top of the chain 3.


Round 8: (Switch to white) Chain 2. DC into the first space, FPDC into the next (this should be the center DC from the previous round). * DC 2, FPDC* all the way around the beanie and slip stitch to the chain 2 to finish.


Round 9: (White) Chain 1. SC in each space around (61, 67, 71). Slip stitch to the chain 1 to finish.



Rounds 10-20 (23, 26): Repeat rounds 7-9 until you reach the right height for your hat. For small, it should be around 8.5 inches, 9 inches for medium and 9.25 inches for a large. Continue to use the pink yarn for the DC cluster rounds and switching to white for the others, and end with round 8.


Round 21 (24, 27): Chain 1. Work one HDC decrease by picking up a loop from each of the next two spaces, YO and drawing the yarn through all three loops. HDC in each space around (60, 66, 69).


Round 22 (25, 28): HDC 1, *HDC, HDC2tog* all the way around. You should have 40 (45, 47)stitches now.





Medium size only: *HDC 7, decrease* around (40).


Large size only: Decrease twice. *HDC 7, decrease* around (40).


Round 23 (27, 30): *HDC 6, decrease* around. (35)

Round 24 (28, 31): *HDC 5, decrease* around. (30)

Round 25 (29, 32): *HDC 4, decrease* around. (25)

Round 26 (30, 33): *HDC 3, decrease* around. (20)

Round 27 (31, 34): *HDC 2, decrease* around. (15)

Round 28 (32, 35): *HDC 1, decrease* around. (10)


Cut the yarn and leave a long tail end. Then thread the tail through a tapestry needle and pick up the front loop of all 10 stitches with the needle. Pull the needle through to close the top of you crochet slouchy beanie and fasten off the yarn.  Now, you can add a pom-pom if you like or just leave it as is.



And you’re done with the Rosebud beanie!


I got this blush pink pompom from Etsy and I LOVE it. It’s just the right shade to match this Rosebud beanie, but I’m not sure if I should attach it. It seems a little small to me, although my sisters thought it looked fine. I can’t decide! Let me know what you think. Should I add it on or save it for a kids beanie in the future?


Thanks so much for reading everyone! Check out more of my beanies here. Now that we’re moving into Spring and Summer, I’ll be putting away the warm weather project for a bit and focusing more on teaching techniques, making toys, and helping you guys learn more about crocheting.


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Shehla Ahmed November 6, 2019 - 9:43 pm

Thank you so much Leigh! I’ve been rereading this comment all week and had no idea how to respond. It means the world to read such nice feedback. Thank YOU!

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Shehla Ahmed May 6, 2019 - 6:19 pm

Thanks! It was a blast!!

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