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Free Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern with Caron Simply Soft Yarn

Thank you so much for sharing!

Hey Everyone!  My newest crochet video is up with the Lionbrand Heartland Yarn, but I also tested out this pattern with the Caron Simply Soft Yarn.  The Caron yarn is the same weight but much finer, so I had to modify the instructions a bit.  So, you can watch the video for all the stitches and the basic construction of the hat, but the numbers of stitches in each round will be different for the Caron and the result is a little different.

Materials

       

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS!  Click HERE for a downloadable file.

1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn and an H hook.

Begin with a slip knot.  Leave a long enough tail for weaving in.

Round 1: Ch 4, slip stitch (sl st) to form a circle

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 😉

Round 3: ch 2, (2 hdc, hdc 1 and repeat), sl st (18 stitches total)

Round 4: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 2 and repeat) , sl st (24 stitches total)

Round 5: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 3 and repeat), sl st (30 stitches total)

Round 6: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 4 and repeat), sl st (36 stitches total)

Round 7: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 5 and repeat), sl st (42 stitches total)

Round 8: ch2, (2 hdc, hdc 6 and repeat), sl st (48 stitches total)

Round 9: hdc in each stitch all the way around, sl st (48 stitches total)

Round 10: ch 2, (hdc 9, 2 hdc and repeat 4 times) hdc the remaining 9 stitches, sl st (52 total stitches)

Round 11: ch 2, hdc 25, 2 hdc, hdc 25 and sl st (54 total stitches)

Round 12: ch 2, (hdc 7, 2hdc and repeat 6 times and hdc in each of the remaining 6 stitches, sl st  (60 total stitches)

Round 13: ch 2 and puff stitch in each stitch all the way around (do no slip stitch at the end of the round, just continue with your puff stitch)

Round 14-23: puff stitch in each stitch all the way around

Round 24: start where you first started your puff stitches (use a stitch marker if needed) sc in each stitch all the way around. stop once you get back to the beginning (60 total stitches)

Round 25: (sc 5, 1 sc decrease and repeat 8 times) sc in remaining 5 stitches. (52 total stitches)

Round 26: (sc 10, sc decrease and reapeat 4 times) sc in the remaining 4 stitches (48 total stitches) Try on Hat… (if it fits well, sc two more rounds in each space all the way around otherwise decrease a few more stitches)

Round 27: (sc 8, sc decrease and repeat 4 times) sc in remaining 8 stitches (44 total stitches)

Round 28: sc in each stitch all the way around (44 total stitches) tie off and weave in ends

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

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

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)

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.

 

 

I hope you enjoy this pattern!  If you complete a hat, please tag me on Instagram, or share it on my Facebook page!

Click HERE if you can’t see the video.

Nelda rosier

Friday 18th of November 2016

Hi Melanie. I am making the slightly slouchy hat. I am really enjoying making it. This was my 1st try with the puff stitch. I love it!! Thanks for sharing your pattern. I can't wait to finish this one and start another one!!!!

Rebecca

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

I started on the puff stitches and somehow ended up with a count of 61?

Elisabeth

Sunday 27th of March 2016

I made this pattern this weekend with 4 seasons 8ply pure wool entwine (I live in NZ and do not have the recommended yarns available) I am surprised that all the experienced crocheters are having trouble with size, I found provided I used loose stitching and didn't do the second lot of decreasing on the band (as she suggests) it works perfectly. Thank you for a fantastic pattern.

Laura

Sunday 21st of February 2016

The pattern makes a really tiny hat, even though I followed the written one for the correct yarn type. I ended up adding at least 20 more rounds before putting in the single crochet rounds, and didn't need to reduce at all for it to be quite snug on my head. I even added in another increase further down, and changed up some of the stitches for a different look.

Maria

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

I just made this hat last night.I followed the video only, and used a yarn suggested Lion Brand Heartland yarn and it was fine for my head..its a chunkier yarn then Caron Simply Soft which instruction are adjusted for here..If you want to make your hat bigger adjust your HDC 's to more increase more rounds increase yur band size and use a larger hook.

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