Crocheted Slouch Hat Pattern

I recently found


pattern, or as she likes to call it, a "how to," and I really loved the look of the hat, so I thought I'd try it out. I will say that I will be making more of these hats, as they are really easy to make and super cute, but I will be making them a little longer, as I feel it should slouch a little more.

Here's my version and how I made the one pictured here. I will put notes alongside with what I intend to do on future hats, in case you want to go ahead and make a longer one. I will be sure to blog the next one I make with the exact counts once I make it, but for now I'm putting what I expect to do just for reference.

Lady by the Bay - Crocheted Slouch Hat Pattern
Lady by the Bay - Crocheted Slouch Hat Pattern

I used most of 1 skein of DK weight Malabrigo Silky Merino in

Party Pink

150 yards (50 grams) and a 5mm crochet hook.

Chain 72 and join with slip st to first st.

Row 1: Ch 2, Hdc in each st

Row 2: *1 sc and 1 dc in same st, skip 1 st*, repeat.

Row 3: 1 sc in back loop only in each st

Row 2 and 3 is the pattern stitch. Continue pattern stitch until the work measures 5.5 inches. {When i make the next hat I will work the pattern stitch until it measures 8 inches}

End of pattern stitch

Continue along by sc in each st around until hat measures 9.5 inches, decreasing as outlined below: {Future hat will be 14.5 inches, so I will do a few more rows in between without decreases}

Dec row 1: Dec every 7 st

Make 1 row without decreases

Dec row 2: Dec every 6 st

Make 1 row without decreases

Dec row 3: Dec every 5 st

Make 1 row without decreases

Dec row 4: Dec every 4 st

Dec row 5: Dec every 3 st

Dec row 6: Dec every 2 st

Continue decreasing every 2 st until there are only a few st left

Fasten off, leaving about a 4-inch tail. Turn hat inside out and close the top with a yarn needle, weaving yarn in and out and then fasten off. Weave in ends and you are done.

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay

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