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Crochet Slouchy Hat

For the last year, I have been crocheting slouchy hats, scarves, messy bun hats, bookmarks and everything else you see on this blog for the Christmas Farmer’s Market that is happening next weekend.  I am excited and really nervous.  My mom and I have talked about doing this for years, it has taken me a long time to have the confidence to put my work out there.

I am terrified that we will get there and nobody will buy a thing.  That my friends have only been buying things from me to be kind, not because they like it.  But I am also excited, Pinterest and Instagram have helped to give me confidence in what I make.  I didn’t do social media until I started this blog, and when I share my patterns and behind the scenes pics they get repinned and likes.  So fingers crossed, we do ok at the show and this becomes a way I can use my hobby to supplement my income.

Today we have a simple slouchy hat, that can look quite fancy depending on the yarn used.  I have found that simple patterns work well with a variegated or multicolor yarn.   With a complicated pattern, the focus is still on the colors in the yarn and the stitches get lost.

Slouchy Hat free crochet pattern

If you prefer a printable PDF of this pattern you can find it in my Etsy store.

What You Need

  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn (for this I used Barcelona by loops and Threads)
  • 5mm Crochet Hook
  • darning needle

Stitches Used

  • ch – chain
  • slst – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • blo – back loop only
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc dec – double crochet decrease
  • st – stitch

Important Tip

The chain 1(2) at the beginning of each row is not counted, and do not work in it.  Slip Stitch to the first single (double) crochet in the round, and work the first stitch of that row in the same stitch as the chain.

Slouchy Hat Pattern

ch 70 – slst to the 1st chain, making sure it’s not twisted

Row 1 – ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to 1st sc

Row 2-5 – blo – ch 1, sc in each st around, slst to 1st sc

Row 6 – blo – ch 1 *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next* repeat around, sc in last 2 st, slst to 1st sc

Row 7 – ch 1, *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next* 3 times, sc in each around, slst to 1st sc

Row 8-12 – ch 2, dc in each st around, slst to 1st dc

Row 13 – ch 2, *dc in 7 st, dc dec* repeat around, slst to 1st dc

Row 14 – ch 2, *dc in 6 st, dc dec* repeat around, slst to 1st dc

Row 15 – ch 2, *dc in 5 st, dc dec* repeat around, slst to 1st dc

Row 16 – ch 2, *dc in 4 st, dc dec* repeat around, slst to 1st dc

Row 17 – ch 2, *dc in 3 st, dc dec* repeat around, slst to 1st dc

Row 18 – ch 2, *dc in 2 st, dc dec* repeat around, slst to 1st dc

Row 19 – ch 2, *dc, dc dec* repeat around, stst to 1st dc

Row 20 – ch 2, dc dec around

Fasten off leaving 10″ for sewing.  Weave through the last row, pull tight and bury the ends on the inside.

Makes a 20″ circumference hat, 7″ tall (fits up to a 22″ circumference hat).

Don’t forget to check out my other slouchy hat pattern.

 

 

2 comments on “Crochet Slouchy Hat – Free Crochet Pattern”

    • Sorry, I’ve been busy between work and family stuff that I totally missed your question. Um, let’s see if I can explain that better. Starting in the same st as the ch 1, *sc in 3, 2 sc in next* repeat this 2 more times (for a total of 3), then just sc in the rest of the stitches in the row

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