Simple Slouch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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Simple Slouch Hat

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

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

Gauge:

14.8 stitches & 11.6 rows = 4″ (in pattern stitch)

Finished Sizes:

  • 1-3 years – Fits 19″ head size
  • 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.
  • The main part of the hat is worked using a size I 5.5mm crochet hook for all sizes. The ribbing for this hat is worked using a size H 5mm crochet hook for all sizes.
  • This hat is worked in a continuous round. A stitch marker will come in handy for this project. Place the stitch marker into the last stitch of each round to mark your place.

Instructions:

1-3 Years:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
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 3-63: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-63, sc 63 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (63 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (63 sts)
Round 2-11: 1 hdc into each st around. (63 sts)
Round 12: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 13: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 14: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

3-5 Years:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
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 3-67: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-67, sc 67 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (67 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 2-11: 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 12: 1 hdc into each of the next 9 sts, [1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 10 sts] 4 times, 1 hdc into each of the next 10 sts. (63 sts)
Round 13: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 14: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

6-10 Years:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
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. (72 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (72 sts)
Round 2-13: 1 hdc into each st around. (72 sts)
Round 14: *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (63 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 19: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Small:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
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 3-75: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-75, sc 75 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (75 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (75 sts)
Round 2-13: 1 hdc into each st around. (75 sts)
Round 14: [1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 23 sts] three times. (72 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (63 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Medium:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
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 3-78: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-78, sc 78 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (78 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (78 sts)
Round 2-13: 1 hdc into each st around. (78 sts)
Round 14: 1 hdc into each of the next 9 sts, [1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 8 sts] 6 times, 1 hdc into each of the next 9 sts. (72 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (63 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Large:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
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 3-81: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-81, sc 81 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (81 sts)

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (81 sts)
Round 2-14: 1 hdc into each st around. (81 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (72 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (63 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 22: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • If you are using a pom pom, place it into the center of the hat and sew into place using the pom pom strings. If your pom pom does not have strings and has an elastic band instead, you can sew a button onto the top of the inside of your hat and attach the pom pom to the button.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

 

 

 

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