Riverside Slouch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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Riverside Slouch Hat

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Materials:

  • Approximately 102-136 yds of Category 4 Medium/Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colors:
    • Approximately 28-37 yds of Color A; I used Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal in the Pewter colorway (Please note that this yarn has been discontinued. You can replace this yarn with any other Category 4* yarn)
    • Approximately 74-99 yds of Color B; I used Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal in the Sea Breeze colorway
  • Approximately 12 yds of Category 6 Super Bulky Weight Fur Yarn; I used Knit Picks Fable Fur* in the Kuma colorway
  • Size I 5.5mm Crochet Hook* for hat
  • Size N 9mm Crochet Hook* for pom-pom
  • Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
  • Scissors*
  • Stitch Markers*
  • Fiber Fill*

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

BL – back loop
ch – chain
dec – decrease
hdc – half double crochet
sc 
– single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

16 stitches & 14 rows = 4″ in pattern stitch

Finished Sizes:

  • 3-5 years – Fits 20″ head size
  • 6-10 years – Fits 21″ head size
  • Adult Small – Fits 22″ head size
  • Adult Medium – Fits 23″ head size
  • Adult Large – Fits 24″ head size

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This pattern requires you to turn your work at the end of every round so that you can work in the opposite direction. If you do not turn your work, the stitch pattern will be on the inside of the hat. A stitch marker will come in handy to mark your last stitch of every round.
  • Finishing instructions for all sizes are located at the end of the pattern.
  • The hat is worked for all sizes using a size I 5.5mm crochet hook. The pom-pom is worked using a size N 9mm crochet hook.
  • When working with the Fable Fur yarn, the stitches may be difficult to see but you can feel the stitches. Use stitch markers if necessary to mark your stitches so you know where to work for the next round.

Instructions:

3-5 Years:

Ribbing:

Leaving a long tail, With Color A,
Ch 11
Row 1:
 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 8 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (10 sts)
Row 3-68: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-68, sc 68 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. Change to Color B. (68 sts)

You will now be working in rounds.

Main Hat:

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, sl st into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, sl st into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning hdc, turn. (68 sts)
Round 2-24: Repeat Round 1
Round 25: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (32 sts)
Round 26: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (32 sts)
Round 27: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (16 sts)
Round 28: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (16 sts)
Round 29: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (8 sts)
Round 30: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (8 sts)
Round 31: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (4 sts)
Round 32: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (2 sts)


6-10 Years:

Ribbing:

Leaving a long tail, With Color A,
Ch 11
Row 1:
 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 8 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (10 sts)
Row 3-72: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-72, sc 72 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. Change to Color B. (72 sts)

You will now be working in rounds.

Main Hat:

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, sl st into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, sl st into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning hdc, turn. (72 sts)
Round 2-28: Repeat Round 1
Round 29: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 30: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (36 sts)
Round 31: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 32: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (18 sts)
Round 33: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (9 sts)
Round 34: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (9 sts)
Round 35: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, 1 sc into the last st. (5 sts)
Round 36: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, 1 sc into the last st. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (3 sts)


Adult Small/Teen:

Ribbing:

Leaving a long tail, With Color A,
Ch 11
Row 1:
 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 8 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (10 sts)
Row 3-76: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-76, sc 76 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. Change to Color B. (76 sts)

You will now be working in rounds.

Main Hat:

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, sl st into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, sl st into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning hdc, turn. (76 sts)
Round 2-32: Repeat Round 1
Round 33: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (38 sts)
Round 34: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (38 sts)
Round 35: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (19 sts)
Round 36: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (19 sts)
Round 37: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, 1 sc into the last st. (10 sts)
Round 38: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (10 sts)
Round 39: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (5 sts)
Round 40: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, 1 sc into the last st. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (3 sts)


Adult Medium:

Ribbing:

Leaving a long tail, With Color A,
Ch 11
Row 1:
 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 8 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (10 sts)
Row 3-80: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-80, sc 80 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. Change to Color B. (80 sts)

You will now be working in rounds.

Main Hat:

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, sl st into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, sl st into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning hdc, turn. (80 sts)
Round 2-36: Repeat Round 1
Round 37: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (40 sts)
Round 38: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (40 sts)
Round 39: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (20 sts)
Round 40: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (20 sts)
Round 41: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (10 sts)
Round 42: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (10 sts)
Round 43: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (5 sts)
Round 44: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, 1 sc into the last st. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (3 sts)


Adult Large:

Ribbing:

Leaving a long tail, With Color A,
Ch 11
Row 1:
 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 8 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (10 sts)
Row 3-84: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-84, sc 84 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. Change to Color B. (84 sts)

You will now be working in rounds.

Main Hat:

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, sl st into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, sl st into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning hdc, turn. (84 sts)
Round 2-36: Repeat Round 1
Round 37: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Round 38: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (42 sts)
Round 39: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (21 sts)
Round 40: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (21 sts)
Round 41: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, 1 sc into the last st. (11 sts)
Round 42: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st around. (11 sts)
Round 43: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, 1 sc into the last st. (6 sts)
Round 44: Ch 1, *1 sc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (3 sts)


Pom-Pom Instructions:

Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: Work 6 hdc into the magic circle, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 hdc into each st around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (12 sts)
Round 3: 1 hdc into the first st, 2 hdc into the next st, *1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 4: 1 hdc into each st around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 5: 1 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (12 sts)
Round 6: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st. (6 sts)
Begin stuffing with fiber fill
Round 7: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, join into beginning hdc with a sl st, fasten off leaving a tail to sew up the bottom of the pom-pom. (3 sts)


Finish:

  • Using Color A’s yarn tail and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail and yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn around the last round and pulling the yarn taught.
  • Close up the bottom of the pom-pom by using the tail and yarn needle to weave the yarn around the last round and pulling the yarn taught. Knot a piece of yarn or thread around the bottom of the pom-pom to use to secure it to the hat.
  • Place the pom-pom in the center and sew into place using the pom-pom strings.
  • Weave in all ends.

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