Hi everyone! I am so excited to be collaborating with my dear friend Rhondda of Oombawka Design to bring you this adorable Fall Slouch Hat to match our Fall Poncho! This is not a traditional CAL but we are treating it like a CAL of sorts. Rhondda and I are both posting the pattern in 6 different sizes but she will be posting the patterns for Worsted Weight yarn and I am posting the patterns for DK Weight yarn. You can find all of the information that you will need in the Introduction Post. Happy Crocheting!
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Fall Slouch Hat Size 3-6 Months
- DK Yarn in three colors:
- Color A: Knit Picks Swish DK in Marina
- Color B: Knit Picks Capra DK in Cream
- Color C: Knit Picks Swish DK in Wonderland Heather
- Size F 3.75mm Crochet Hook*
- Size H 5mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends and seaming hat
BPdc – back post double crochet
beg – beginning
ch – chain
CL – cluster
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
sc3tog – single crochet three stitches together
sc3tog CL – single crochet three stitches together cluster stitch (see special stitches Part 5)
sc picot st – single picot stitch (see special stitches Part 1)
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
X-dc – crossed double crochet stitch
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
 – Repeat the instructions in brackets the number of times indicated.
() – Stitch Counts
Size: 3 to 6 months (to fit 17″ head size)
Brim: 2.0 inches wide and 11 inches long before assembly
Main Hat Body: approximately 18 inches wide and 7 inches long before assembly
Brim – Unstretched: 5.06 rows/inch; Stretched: 3.52 rows/inch (3.75mm hook)
Main Hat – 5 sts /inch (5mm hook)
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.
- Chain stitches do not count as stitches unless specified in the instructions
- Do not sl st to join unless specified in the written instructions
- For a more professional look, leave a long tail of yarn at the end of each section to allow you to sew the sections of the hat together with the correct color.
- The brim is worked back and forth in rows before being turned lengthwise to work along the row ends for the main body of the hat
- The main body of the hat is worked flat. You will seam the hat at the very end
- If you want a less slouchy hat use a 5mm (H) for the body of the hat.
- If you want a more fitted hat with only a tiny bit of slouch, use a 4.0 mm (G).
- Regardless of which hook you choose for the body of the hat be sure to use a 3.75mm (F) hook for the brim.
Using 3.75mm (F) Hook and Color A,
Row 1: Leave a 10-inch tail of yarn. Ch 13, beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first sc, 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 10 sts across, 1 sc in the last st, turn (12)
Row 3-61: Repeat Row 2 (your brim should now be 11 inches in length unstretched). Do not finish off.
Turn to work along the row ends of the brim you just finished.
Main Body of the Hat
Using your 5mm hook and Color A,
Row 1: RS: Work 61 sc evenly across the row ends, turn. (61)
Row 2: Ch 1, *1 sc in the next st, 1 sc picot st in the next st** Repeat from * to ** across to the last st, (Note: Be sure to push the picot stitches through to the RS of your work) 1 sc in the last st, turn. (61)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn. (61)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, change to Color B on the last yarn over of the last st, turn. (61)
Height: Measures approximately 3″
Note: From Row 5-Row 8, the ch 3 counts as 1 dc in the stitch counts at the end of the row.
Row 5: Ch 3, work 1 more dc in the first st, 1 dc in each st across, turn. (61)
Row 6: Ch 3, *FPdc in the next st, BPdc in next st** Repeat from * to ** across, dc into the top of the t-ch, turn. (61)
Row 7: Ch 3, *BPdc in the next st, FPdc in the next st** Repeat from * to ** across, dc into the top of the t-ch, turn. (61)
Row 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, change to Color C on the last yarn over of the last st, skip the turning ch, turn. (61)
Height: Measures approximately 4.5″
Row 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn. (61)
Row 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, *CL in the next st, 1 sc in the next st** Repeat from * to ** across, turn. (61)
Row 11: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn. (61)
Row 12: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts, CL in the next st. *1 sc in the next st, CL in the next st** Repeat from * to ** across to the last 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the last 2 sts, turn. (61)
Row 13-16: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn. (61)
Row 17: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across until there are 2 sts left, sc2tog over the next 2 sts, turn. (60)
Height: Measures approximately 6″
Depending on how you wish to assemble your hat you may want to stop at Row 17 and then seam and weave the top closed using this method(scroll to the bottom of the post to the diagram and Finishing Instructions) or see below for the optional decrease rows to make the top of the hat more shaped/rounded before you weave the final row together to close the hat.
Optional Decrease Rows
Row 18: Ch 1, *sc2tog over the next 2 sts** Repeat from * to ** across, turn. (30)
Row 19: Ch 1, *sc2tog over the next 2 sts** Repeat from * to ** across, turn. (15)
Row 20: Ch 1, sc in the first st, *sc2tog over the next 2 sts** Repeat from * to ** across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for assembly. (8)
Starting at the brim, join the edges together using your favorite seaming technique. I used the mattress seam technique for my hat (see other techniques listed in “Tutorials” section above). Make sure to use the yarn tails from the specific sections to seam the hat so that the colors match up.
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