Free pattern: Plain Ole Slouchy Hat in 9 Sizes

Plain Ole Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | This simple, unisex slouchy hat works up quickly in super bulky yarn. Worked from brim to crown, the size can be easily adjusted to make the perfect custom gift. Pattern includes 9 sizes from newborn through adult large.After I finished the sample for the Coastal Redwood Super Scarf, I had some leftover yarn that needed a project.

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I love the lush red color of Redwood in Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick. (You get the same rich color in the worsted/medium weight version, too, by the way.) Since I only had a small amount of yarn left, I figured a hat was in order.

Plain Ole Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | This simple, unisex slouchy hat works up quickly in super bulky yarn. Worked from brim to crown, the size can be easily adjusted to make the perfect custom gift. Pattern includes 9 sizes from newborn through adult large.Years ago, I had a craft circle: a group of ladies I met up with monthly for crafting and chatting. Over the years, our meetings became a little less frequent and slightly less crafty. When we met up over the summer, I needed something I could work on while chatting with them, and the Plain Ole Slouchy Hat was born! In the super bulky yarn, I was able to finish the Teen/Adult Small size version before our afternoon was over.

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The hat is very gift-worthy, so I am sharing the pattern in 9 sizes from newborn through adult. There should be an option for everyone on your list, but if not, I’ve included instructions for customization. It’s a great match with the Coastal Redwood Super Scarf, if you’re looking for a gift set, though they do use different stitch patterns.

Free crochet pattern: Coastal Redwood Super Scarf in Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick by Underground Crafter | My inspiration for this super scarf pattern was the redwood, a species of super tall and long-lived tress that thrive in the Northern Coast of California. Like its namesake tree, this scarf is ultra long and will definitely be noticed. This luxuriously long scarf has a gentle, unisex texture made with a beginner-friendly stitch pattern.Both are the sort of patterns that intermediate crocheters can make while on “cruise control.” For adventurous beginners, don’t be afraid of this hat! Though it’s listed as intermediate, you are probably up to the challenge.

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Plain Ole Slouchy Hat (in 9 sizes)

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This simple, unisex slouchy hat works up quickly in super bulky yarn. Worked from brim to crown, the size can be easily adjusted to make the perfect custom gift.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-5 years, 6-10 years, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 12.75” (32.5 cm) hat circumference x 5.25” (13.5 cm) height.
    • 3-6 months: 14.5” (37 cm) hat circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.
    • 6-12 months: 16.5” (42 cm) hat circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height.
    • 1-3 years: 18.25” (46.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.25” (18.5 cm) height.
    • 3-5 years: 20.25” (51.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.75” (19.5 cm) height.
    • 6-10 years: 20.25” (51.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height.
    • Adult Medium: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 9” (23 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 23.75” (60.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.25” (23.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g/125 yd/114 m) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in 113 Redwood, or approximately 125 (125, 125, 125, 125, 250, 250, 250, 250) yd/114 (114, 114, 114, 114, 228, 228, 228, 228) m in any super bulky weight yarn.

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  • US Size M-13/9 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 9 dc = 4” (10 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • beg fdc – beginning foundation double crochet – Ch 4, turn, sk 3 sts, yo, insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • BPdc – back post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. Skip st behind BPdc. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • fdc – foundation double crochet – Yo, insert hook in ch 1 from previous st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 1 loop (counts as ch 1), [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice.
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. Skip st behind FPdc. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

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Pattern Notes

  • Hat is crocheted from brim to crown in joined rounds with the right side facing.
  • To adjust hat circumference, fdc in multiples of 4 sts until the appropriate length for hat circumference is reached.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Ribbed Brim

  • Beg fdc, 27 (31, 35, 39, 43, 43, 47, 47, 51) fdc, join with sl st to top of beg fdc. – 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 44, 48, 48, 52) sts
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), FPdc around next st, *BPdc around next st, FPdc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until brim measures approximately 1.25” (1.25”, 1.25”, 1.25”, 1.5”, 1.5”, 2”, 2”, 2”)/3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) cm.

 Body of Hat

  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in ea st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • Rep Rnd 2 until hat measures approximately 3.75” (4.75”, 5”, 5.75”, 6.25”, 6.75”, 7”, 7.5”, 7.75”)/9.5 (12, 13, 14.5, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19.5) cm from start.

Shape Crown

  • Rnd 3: [Ch 2, dc in next st] (counts as dc2tog, here and throughout), dc in next 2 sts, *dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. – 21 (24, 27, 30, 33, 33, 36, 36, 39) sts.
  • Rnd 4: [Ch 2, dc in next st], dc in next st, *dc2tog, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. – 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 22, 24, 24, 26) sts.
  • Rnd 5: [Ch 2, dc in next st], dc2tog around, join with sl st to top of first dc. – 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13) sts.
  • Final Rnd: NEWBORN (6-12 MONTHS, 3-5 YEARS, 6-10 YEARS, ADULT LARGE) SIZES ONLY: Ch 3, dc2tog around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. Continue to finishing instructions. – 4, (5, 6, 6, 7) sts.
  • Final Rnd: 3-6 MONTHS (1-3 YEARS, TEEN/ADULT SMALL, ADULT MEDIUM) SIZES ONLY. [Ch 2, dc in next st], dc2tog around, join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. Continue to finishing instructions. – 4, (5, 6, 6) sts

Finishing

  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Turn hat inside out. Use yarn tail to seam crown closed.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/12/07/free-pattern-plain-ole-slouchy-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Plain Ole Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | This simple, unisex slouchy hat works up quickly in super bulky yarn. Worked from brim to crown, the size can be easily adjusted to make the perfect custom gift. Pattern includes 9 sizes from newborn through adult large.

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