Saturday, September 17, 2011

FREE PATTERN: Basic Slouchy Hat



This hat was made with Lion Brand Amazing Yarn (1 skein)
Weight Category: 4 - Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn



Similar yarns can be used.



Here is my take on the basic slouchy hat.

Very simple...even for a beginner.

Use striped yarn to create beautiful colorways in your hat!

Please do not share this pattern ...instead, share the link to this page.


Please do not sell this pattern. © 2011 PDDesigns

Instructions

**The color striping comes from using varigated yarn**

Size J Hook (6.0 mm)
Worsted Weight Yarn

1. Ch 2. 10 DC in second ch from hook. Join with a sl st to the first dc.

2. Ch 1. Work 2 dc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first dc.(20 dc)

** at this point, your circle should measure 2.5" across **

3. Ch 1. Work 2 dc in the first stitch. Work 1 dc in the next stitch. *Work 2 dc in the next stitch. Work 1 dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (30)

4. Ch 1. Work 2 dc in the first stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches. *Work 2 dc in the next stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (40)

** at this point, your circle should measure a tad under 5" across ....if it is less by at least a half inch, increase to a K hook and start over (you crochet tighter than me)...if it is more by at least a half inch, drop to an I hook and start over (you crochet looser than me)**

5. Ch 1. Work 2 dc in the first stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches. *Work 2 dc in the next stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (50)

** at this point, your circle should measure approx 6" across **

6. Ch 1. Work 2 dc in the first stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc in the next stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (60)

** at this point, your circle should measure approx 7" across **
** each dc is about a half inch tall...adding a total inch to the diameter (width) of the circle**

7. Ch 1. Work 2 dc in the first stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches. *Work 2 dc in the next stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (70)

8. Ch 1. Work 2 dc in the first stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 6 stitches. *Work 2 dc in the next stitch. Work 1 dc in each of the next 6 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (80)

9. Ch 1. Work 1 dc in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (80 dc)

10. Ch 1. Work 1 dc in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (80 dc)

**if you want your hat slouchier, repeat Row 10 for each 1/2 inch in length you want it...then continue to Row 11**

11. Ch 1. *Work 1 dc in each of the next 6 stitches. DC2tog the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (70)

12. Ch 1. *Work 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches. DC2tog the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (60)

13. Ch 1. *Work 1 dc in each of the next 8 stitches. DC2tog the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (54)

14. Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (54 sc)

15. Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (54 sc)

16. Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (54 sc)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.


This hat was made using Lion Brand Tweed Stripes
Weight Category: 5 - Bulky: Chunky, Craft, Rug Yarn



49 comments:

  1. Hiya how do I make this slouchier and can I make it in Double knit?

    Thanks :)

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  2. Will you PLEASE make a video??? I've been looking for a hat to make like this one, and this is the only PERFECT hat that i have found. I am a beginner and it would be a lot easier for me to learn by watching! I would really appreciate this!

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    1. i needed help understanding a few terms n wat they ment as a beginner as well, i used craftyarncouncel.com to help me understand the terms n then used youtube for videos on how those stitches were done. hope this helps u, my fellow begginers :)

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  3. Love this pattern! Took me a little less than 2 hours from start to finish and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing your pattern! :)

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  4. seemed a little small to me and needed to be slouchier

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  6. Love this slouchy hat!! I need to start making myself hats instead of giving them all away!

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  7. hi. I just started making this hat but for some reason mine has holes all in it between the stiches! yours looks so good and doesn't have holes. what am I doing wrong?!:(

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  8. @Gemini:
    It could just be your tension; do you pull your yarn a bit after every stitch?

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  9. I'm going to try this pattern today! I'm a newbie but this looks pretty simple. My daughter wanted a hipster hat and this is what I think that means.....? Thank you for taking the time to post this.

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  10. i'm making this using a regular yarn with a K/6.5mm hook and it's tiny :( it looks great but for anyone using the same materials as me, you're gonna need to add a bunch of stitches or use two strands of yarn held together. by the looks of it the pattern is for a chunkier yarn. other than that, i LOVE the way it looks so far. it only takes a few hours!

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  12. The bulk of the yarn definitely makes a difference with this pattern. I made two hats using Caron Simply Soft, and ended up with small beanies. I made another using I Love this Yarn, and the hat was just the right size and super slouchy. Both ways turned out really cute, so no disappointments here, but yeah, as stated before, this pattern certainly favors a bulkier yarn.

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  13. Glad I read comments before attempting this pattern for a coworker. Thank you to everyone for your helpful comments. :)

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  14. I used the same weight yarn as the one used for the orginal pattern and I still found it quite small. It does fit on my head but very tightly and it is not as slouchy as I had thought it would be despite adding a round to the pattern.

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  15. I don't know what I did wrong but my beanie is to big I use the same hook as pattern and follow the pattern the yard I use was red heart worsted 4 so what did I do wrong I did another pattern too and it came out to big too help

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  16. I have edited the post to show approx measurements as you go and also instructions on how to add more length for a slouchier look.

    Thanks!

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  17. I just finished this and I thought it was going to be perfect, and the porportions were great but it ended up not being slouchy at all and was WAY too small for me-- I'm using the pattern to make one for my one year old sister, that's how small it is! Maybe it should be titled Slouchy Hat for Kids. :) Thanks anyway for the free pattern! :)

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  18. Hi Brooke,

    I am sorry it came out too small. After each row, I have placed measurements for the pattern. Did your measurements add up? Also, after Row 4, it suggests you go up a hook size if your circumference is smaller than mine. It also states where to add rows for more slouch. Some crochet tighter than me, so I added the measurements and suggestions to the pattern above (in red)

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  19. I JUST TRIED YOUR PATTERN IT TURN OUT GREAT . IT HAS JUST ENOUGH SLOUCH FOR ME.THE ONLY THING IS IT SAYS CH1 BUT I CH 2 AT DA BEGINNING OF EACH ROW .THANKS LOVED IT

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  20. Ive used this pattern many times and absolutely love it. Its my go to pattern for most hats i make for myself or others. Not really sure why others are having difficulties, only advice i could give if too small is to make sure you are doing a DOUBLE crochet, without too much tension. If too big id say to use a smaller hook. The first few times i used it i did have to tweak and add a few rows to make it to my liking but i have finally mastered this and want to thank you so much for sharing this pattern! Happy hooking :)

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  21. Great Pattern! Thanks for the diameter measurements... very clever and super helpful.
    Used Mohair look yarn and the hat turned out super cute!
    I went for an extra row 10 for extra slowchiness.
    When I was on my last dc row I noticed the hat wasn't tight enough on my head. I did an extra row on DC2tog (*1 dc on each of next 5 stitches. DC2tog in the next 2 stitches.*)
    Turned out PERFECT. Thanks again!

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  22. I loooove this hat! You are awesome. Thanks for the freebie. Really appreciate it.

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  23. Can anyone give me youtube link to someone making a hat like this. I am still learning how to read patterns & I would like to see a video that goes long with this pattern so I can understand better. Please & thank you:)

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  24. I'm somewhat a beginner and I've been having trouble with this hat. I understand the instructions but when I repeat row 10 to make my hat more slouchy, it only gets longer & its not slouchy at all. I went up a size crochet hook and it turned out the same way. What am I doing wrong? Help me please & thankx in advance

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  25. Can you use sock yarn for this pattern? I trying to find patterns that I can crochet with sock yarn, but not make socks with it.

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  26. I love it!! super thank you.

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  27. I just made this hat, thanks for sharing your pattern! It came out really cute :) I used worsted weight and a J hook, and I added 2 more dc rounds after round 10. Turned out very pretty!

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  28. Thanks for sharing the pattern, my Lion Brand yarn came in the post today, so no reason why I shouldn't start the hat... But I have a million other half finished projects, but want this for the winter, so better make a move on it!

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  29. Love this pattern. Have friends wanting one!

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  30. Very new person here. I'm having trouble with the first row actually. Do I chain 2, then 10 more, then 3 more to fold into a double chain? Is there any way someone could post a picture of the finished result or a video on how to get started. I feel so woefully lost. When I tried it, everything was looking great, but the hole at the top was huge. Pretty sure it wasn't supposed to look like that, so I undid it. Everything else looks great.

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    1. You need to chain 2, then do 10 double crochet's into the first chain. There's no folding involved. The DC's will work around into a circle in that single chain stitch. You should have a small hole, if any after working around.

      If you go to the section that says "Working stitches in the chain stitch" at this site to kind of get an idea of how it works. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/crocheting-in-circles.html

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  31. Just finished my hat! Awesome! Thank you for the pattern. Did everything according to pattern , but added 2 more rows. Worked out great.

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  32. I like this pattern very much, it's very easy to remember (I had it down by the time I finished the first one)

    I made one with a 7mm hook and did all the increase rounds with different colors of ww scrap yarn and then switched to black to finish it, then I crocheted a ribbed brim instead of the sc one you used. My 4 yr old granddaughter took it from me the next day so I made her one in RHSS Hunter Green and I used a size I hook. I also added in four more rounds before starting round 11 for a more slouchy look for her, my hat looked like a large French beret on her.

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  33. My daughter and I are new to crochet. Could you please explain what you mean in rows 11 and 12 when you wrote "DC2tog"? This is the only part of the pattern we didn't understand. Thank you. We look forward to starting this pattern soon.

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    1. Hi Shaykd..."DC2tog" is a type of stitch that helps decrease the stitches in the hat. It helps give the hat it's shape. I taught myself how to do this stitch. I have made blankets and wanted to try my hand in crocheting a slouchy hat. This pattern is perfect. I am already on my second hat :) and I consider myself a beginner. This video helped me with the stitch and she uses this exact same pattern except she does Ch.2 in place of the Ch.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDnPZMqryY0.

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  34. Amazing says it's worsted weight (4). I have always found it more of a 1-2; at just a tad bulkier than sock yarn, most of that bulk coming from the looser wool fibers, I find most pattern turn up very large when substituting another worsted yarn.

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    1. the bottom photo also shows it in tweed stripes, which is still a 4 but closer to a 5 in weight.

      The pattern & hat size come out pretty close.

      You can always increase/decrese to accomodate size.

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  35. I made a hat of this with Bernat Alpaca, (5) and a K hook, it came out exactly like the pattern. My only complaint is that my mom nabbed the hat before I could even try it on, and now she wants me to make more for the rest of the family...

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  36. Hiya, looking forward to attempting this pattern it looks sooo nice!! I've been crocheting a while but only granny squares/blankets so keeping my fingers crossed it comes out ok. Anyway I want to thank you for putting free patterns on here, it's really nice of you!! God bless xxx

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  37. Thanks for the free pattern! Also thank you very much for adding the dimensions- Using a J hook and Caron Simply Soft my hat was WAY too small. I undid it and tried again with a K hook... still too small! (I can't crochet *that* tightly can I?) I fudged it a bit by alternating between a K at the beginning and end and using an N hook in the middle to reach the gauge and did end up with a hat that fits! I think commenters were right in suggesting this pattern favors a bulkier worsted yarn than Caron, I definitely want to try making another one. :) Thanks again.

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  38. Love this pattern. I've never been able to master the increasing/decreasing stuff and this pattern made making a hat SO EASY! Just made my first one and although not as slouchy as if like it to be, it's still awesome and I know how I want to add more slouch next time. Start to finish: 1:45!

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  39. I realy enoyed this pattern, thank you for sharing,

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  40. Great pattern, but did ch 2 to slip stitch into. Turned out great!

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  41. I would like to make this hat with Lionbrand Tweed Stripes. How many skeins do I need using this yarn? Thanks!

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  42. Can you tell me the name of the color you used in your first picture of the Slouchy Hat ..Lion Brand Amazing yarn need asap email me at fluff002@yahoo.com

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  43. This pattern is Fabulous, this Hat is Fabulous! I've made a few and Everybody loves them - how they look and how they fit. I've used Red Heart Boutique Treasure as well as Amazing and love the results. Thank you so much for sharing such a great pattern - your design is on a lot of lucky heads!!!

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  44. I'd like to make this hat in 8ply - if I use a smaller hook but follow the same pattern will I achieve the same hat.

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  45. what color blend is the blue-purple hat?

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