Super simple crochet slouchy hat for the modern maker. If you have half an hour to spare, you will have a hat!
I made these hats to sell a few years ago when I was still selling physical items on Etsy. I wanted a really simple design, with lots of texture -of course- and absolutely no shaping.
Something really loose and comfortable to put on a bad hair day and look like a badass.
Pin now, make later… 😉
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Although the pattern is really simple and basic, I didn’t want to give it away as it was really dear to my heart. It truly is one of my favorite designs and I don’t believe I will ever be bored to make it.
So, I was just selling the hat and not the pattern for a really long time. After many years that I have stopped selling the hat I decided that it’s time to write up and publish the pattern for this super simple crochet slouchy hat.
Sometimes, you have to let some things go, even if you love them so much. I really hope, though, that you will welcome it with open arms and you will love it as much as I do.
Let’s get into the details!
Yarn: Super bulky (I used Drops Andes)
Hook: US N/10.0 mm
Gauge: 8 sts x 8 rows is 4” (10 cm) in pattern
Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
Lionbrand Hometown USA
You will need approximately 90 (100, 110, 120, 130) meters or 98 (110, 120, 131, 142) yards for each size.
This is a very simple slouchy hat, without any shaping or ribbing. It makes a loose hat that will sit very comfortably on the head if you make the correct size.
Although the pattern includes sizes from baby to adult, I am not giving any age indications but just the head measurements. It’s always best to choose your hat size, and especially children’s hat size according to the head measurements and not the age.
This is even more important especially for this simple slouchy hat, just for the fact that it has no ribbing or shaping. As you can see below the sizes are too close together, but even two stitches with that big yarn and crochet hook make a significant difference for the hat to sit right on your head.
|Head circumference||Width (laid flat)||Height (before sewing)|
|18″ (45.5-48 cm)||7.5″ (19 cm)||9.5″ (24 cm)|
|19″ (48-51 cm)||8″ (20.3 cm)||9.5″ (24 cm)|
|20″ (51-53.5 cm)||8.5″ (21.5 cm)||10″ (25.4 cm)|
|21″ (53.5-56 cm)||9″ (22.8 cm)||10″ (25.4 cm)|
|22″ (56-58.5 cm)||9.5″ (24 cm)||10.5″ (26.7 cm)|
How to start
I love foundation stitches for the start of just about any project. Not only you complete the foundation chain and first row at once, but the result is much more flexible than a simple chain.
I find that the chains produce a more rigid result with little to no flexibility. Although it’s not wrong to start this slouchy hat with a simple chain, I wouldn’t recommend it. It may result in a smaller and tighter start of the hat and it may not fit your head. You are welcome to try if you like this method, of course.
I made a small modification in the foundation round because I had to incorporate single crochet and double crochet stitches in the same round. If you are familiar with the foundation single crochet and the foundation double crochet, just think of this as a way to combine these two together.
You just make a foundation single crochet to start and then a foundation double crochet to continue. Keep alternating those two for the number of stitches in your size and you have your first round complete.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, but you are willing to learn a new technique, I have created a small video just for you. Go watch it now and you will be ready to start your hat in no time.
Fsc&dc: this is a term I made up as explained above and it consists of a mix of foundation single crochet and foundation double crochet stitches. You can watch the video below the abbreviations to learn how to make it.
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
Crochet slouchy hat pattern
The pattern is written for the first size (18″ head circumference in the table above) and the following in parenthesis are sizes (2, 3, 4, 5). Refer to the table above to choose your size. The parenthesis at the end of each round indicates the final stitch counts for sizes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Leave a yarn tail about 6” (15 cm) before you begin crocheting. You will use it to sew the bottom part of the foundation round when you join.
R1: Fsc&dc 28 (30, 32, 34, 36), sl st to join (28, 30, 32, 34, 36)
R2: * dc, sc * in each st around, sl st to join (28, 30, 32, 34, 36)
R3: * sc, dc * in each st around, sl st to join (28, 30, 32, 34, 36)
R4-18: repeat R2 and R3
The first two sizes stop at R16, the next two sizes stop at R17, and only the last size goes up to R18.
If you must know one thing about me is that I hate sewing and if I can use my crochet hook to sew, I will do it. Check below what I mean.
Do not fasten off if you like to close the top of your crochet slouchy hat with your crochet hook. Just follow the photo tutorial to sew the top of the hat. If you prefer to use a yarn needle to do the sewing you can still follow the same procedure in the photo tutorial but you will have to cut your yarn and leave a long tail of 6″-8″ (15-20 cm).
I made this photo tutorial a few years ago for another hat that had the same closing and it’s about the same as this one, but with ribbing and thinner yarn. Enjoy your new hat!
I really hope you enjoyed making this hat as well as wearing it? Are you a beginner? Was this your first one? Tell me all about it in the comments below. And before you go…
Don’t forget to pin it for later…;-)