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Easy Crochet Slouchy Beanie

You are going to love this stylish slouchy beanie pattern!

By: Jenny from jennlikesyarn.com
Easy Crochet Slouchy Beanie
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You can make an Easy Crochet Slouchy Beanie in this beautiful purple color. This is great for anyone to showcase their stylish fashion. Double crochet is used, which allows you to work this pattern up quickly.

This is a stylish crocheted hat that will keep your head warm and toasty during the cold winter months. This crochet slouchy hat is a great pattern for beginners that know how to crochet the magic circle. Don't forget to get extra yarn so that you can make more of these hats for friends.

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Did You Know?

The notion of the "slouch hat" comes from the brimmed hats of military uniforms worn by many nations for over one hundred years. "Slouch" comes from one side of the brim drooping down on these hats. It's also known as the "Australian bush hat" and it's very recognizable as the hat Theodore Roosevelt wore when he was part of the "Rough Riders" during the Spanish-American War. 

While the hats that we consider "slouchy" today don't usually have a brim and aren't associated with the military, the history behind it is interesting. The "slouch" hats or beanies we see today have a droop in the back where the beanie flops down because the pointy end doesn't fit the roundness of the back of the head. These hats are worn by many, but are typically associated with today's "hipster" culture. "Hipsters" could be seen as the movement against mainstream culture, a war of sorts. 

The two ideas of "slouch hats" have some relation to each other because they both identify their wearers: military person or hipster. Share your new knowledge the next time you see someone wearing a slouch hat or beanie. Better yet, if you crochet one, you can tell people about your insight into the slouch hat trend. 

Do you like slouchy hats or traditional beanies better?

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