Monday, March 30, 2015

Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

I designed this hat a few years ago for my daughter who wanted something that would keep her head warm while allowing her to tuck her bun up inside. It's a simple slouchy hat that's easy to work, and has become her go-to hat.You can work it how you see fit, solid color or stripes, add rounds to increase the 'slouchiness' factor, or make the band larger or smaller depending on your head circumference. I find this hat fits many age ranges by simply altering the band. Because it's crocheted in dc rounds without turning, you won't have that visible diagonal seam.






Slouchy Hat
Perfect for buns and pony tails
Skill Level: Easy

Materials needed:
1 skein worsted weight (medium/4) yarn: main color (your choice), 1 skein worsted weight (medium/4) yarn: accent color (your choice). You will not use the entire skein.
Size I-9 (5.50 mm) crochet hook
Large-eye blunt needle for weaving in ends

Measurement: Finished circumference about 18-20 inches unstretched
Gauge: 2" (5.0 cm) = 7 dc and 4 rows

Stitch References
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
rnd = round
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sc2tog = single crochet two together (How to: This is a decrease stitch. Insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all three loops on hook.)


INSTRUCTIONS:
Using color A, form a 12 dc magic circle, sl st to join, pull tail tight. Alternate beginning: Ch 3, place 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in top of 1st st to join, pull tail tight to close circle.
Rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as dc in this round and throughout), do not turn at end of rounds, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. 22 st.
Rnd 2: ch 2, dc in same st as join, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st. Repeat from * around, sl st to join. 32 st.
Rnd 3: repeat rnd 2. 47 st.
Rnds 4: repeat rnd 2. 70 st.
Rnd 5: ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in each st around, sl st to join. 70 st
Rnds 6-11: repeat rnd 5.
Rnd 12: change to color B, ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in each st around. 70 st.
Rnd 13: change to color A, ch 2, dc in same st as join, dc in each st around, sl st to join.
Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to join.
Rnd 15: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next 2 st, sc2tog (see st reference below for how to), *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog. Repeat from * around, sl st to join. 57 st.
Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to join. 57 st.
Rnds 17-19: change to color B, ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around, sl st to join. Fasten off and weave ends.

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