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Slightly Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern

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original pattern posted October 2014, updated with fresh photos and updated pattern to address commonly asked questions November 2019.

Hey everyone!  Once upon a time I made a slightly slouchy crochet hat pattern and put it on Youtube. That video exceeded my wildest dreams and has almost 2 million views. I wanted to update the pattern and address some of the commonly asked questions, so here it goes! At the end of the post you’ll find the written pattern, now with photos!

Are you an absolute crochet beginner? This hat is meant for the advanced beginner that has made several projects and a few of them in the round.

If you would like an absolute beginner tutorial, check out my treble slouchy crochet hat or my absolute beginner crochet hat.

I used 1 skein of the Lionbrand Heartland yarn in the color Mount Ranier and a size J hook in the original grey hat. The updated pink hat used Touch of Alpaca with an I (5.5 mm) hook.

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updated slightly slouchy beanie Nov 2019
original grey hat Oct 2014

Slightly Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern

Yield: 1 hat

Slightly Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern

crochet hat pattern

This is my slightly slouchy crochet hat, a huge hit on YouTube with almost 2 million views. I used 1 skein of the Lionbrand Heartland yarn in the color Mount Ranier and a size J hook for the original grey hat. The updated pink hat was made with one ball of Touch of Alpaca yarn in the color blush using an I or 5.5 mm hook.

Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Materials

  • Ball of Yarn like touch of alpaca

Tools

  • Crochet hook that coordinates with yarn (Should be a 5.5 or 6mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Small scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin with a slip knot.  Leave a long enough tail for weaving in. crochet hat supplies
  2. Round 1: Ch 4, slip stitch (sl st) to form a circle
  3. Round 2: Ch 2, 12 half double crochet (hdc) inside the circle, sl st (12 stitches total) Note:The ch 2 does NOT count as a hdc when you are counting your round for THIS pattern as it "usually" would or could in other patterns. It was creating a little gap, so I made this adjustment 😉
  4. Round 3: ch 2, (2 hdc, hdc 1 and repeat), sl st (18 stitches total)slouchy crochet hat pattern
  5. Round 4: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 2 and repeat) , sl st (24 stitches total) mv_img id="7654"]
  6. Round 5: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 3 and repeat), sl st (30 stitches total)slightly slouchy crochet hat
  7. Round 6: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 4 and repeat), sl st (36 stitches total)crochet hat pattern
  8. Round 7: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 5 and repeat), sl st (42 stitches total)crochet hat pattern
  9. Round 8: ch2, (puff 9, 2 puff and repeat).  1 puff stitch in the last remaining stitch, sl st (46 stitches total) Note: The pink updated had has 52 puff stitches. See Round 9. crochet hat
  10. Round 9: ch 2, 1 puff stitch in each stitch (do no slip stitch at the end of the round, just continue with your puff stitch) Note: If you want your hat to look more like the pink one, you need to increase this round to 52 puff stitches. Put 6 additional puffs evenly placed throughout this round. crochet hat pattern
  11. Round 10-16 1 puff stitch in each stitch crochet hat finished
  12. Round 17-20 : sc in each stitch all the way around (46 stitches) Note: The pink hat uses half double crochet stitches instead of sc. slouchy crochet hat updated
  13. Modification: The original pattern uses some decreasing stitches in the band. I took them out, I don't think it's necessary. If you find that your hat is too large to fit comfortable around your head, then you need to add some it. crochet hat glamour shot

Notes

- note... {puff 9 means puff stitch in 9 stitches and 2 puff means 2 puff stitches in the same stitch to increase.  see video}

hdc: Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook

sc: insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, draw through 2 loops

puff stitch: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through, yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and draw through the 5 loops on the hook at once.

sc decrease: insert hook, yarn over, pull through, insert hook in NEXT chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, draw through 3 loops on your hook (this essentially makes 2 stitches 1 stitch) ONLY NEEDED IF YOUR BAND IS TOO LOOSE.

Copyright:  You have permission to use this pattern for personal use or sell items made from this pattern, but please link back to this post or the video tutorial to give proper credit.

GAUGE:  Make sure your hat has the same measurements as below.  I have had some viewers have their hat turn out too small.  Watch how tight you are crocheting and compare to these photos.

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original crochet hat measurements
original crochet hat measurements
original crochet hat measurements
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Here is the original video on YouTube!

Here is a pin that you can save to your pinterest board if you like!

crochet hat pin

Below is a list of other great crochet accessories, check them out!

Happy Stitching!

Melanie

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