Crochet Pattern: Slouchy Shells Hat in 5 Sizes

Free crochet pattern: Slouchy Shells Hat in Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in 5 sizes by Underground Crafter | Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.The Slouchy Shells Hat is a soft slouchy pattern available in 5 sizes. This hat would make a great gift or donation to a charity project, and, of course, you can also do a bit of “selfish” crocheting and keep it for yourself!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.Yarn for the sample was generously provided by LoveCrochet.

I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for this pattern. I love the coordinated colors and it’s a very soft cotton.

Free crochet pattern: Slouchy Shells Hat in Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in 5 sizes by Underground Crafter | Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.If you use Paintbox Cotton Aran for your Slouchy Shells Hat, keep in mind that cotton yarn can shrink when washed in the machine. You may want to make a larger size or handwash your hat for best results.

Free crochet pattern: Slouchy Shells Hat in Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in 5 sizes by Underground Crafter | Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.

I topped off my hat with a pom pom because something about fall says pom pom to me.

Free crochet pattern: Slouchy Shells Hat in Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in 5 sizes by Underground Crafter | Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.This pattern is another one of my contributions to the 2017 Holiday Blog Hop. You can learn more about the 2017 Holiday Blog Hop and get links to the other patterns here.

Free crochet pattern: Slouchy Shells Hat in Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in 5 sizes by Underground Crafter | Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.

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Slouchy Shells Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Slouchy Shells Hat in Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn in 5 sizes by Underground Crafter | Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.

Stripes and shells keep things interesting in this slouchy hat.

 

Finished Sizes

  • 3-6 months (2-3 years, 6-10 years, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult Small.
    • 3-6 months: 6.75” (17 cm) height x 14” (35.5 cm) hat circumference.
    • 2-3 years: 7.75” (19.5 cm) height x 17” (43 cm) hat circumference.
    • 6-10 years: 8.75” (22.5 cm) height x 19.75” (50 cm) hat circumference.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 9” (23 cm) height x 21.25” (54 cm) hat circumference.
    • Adult Large: 9.75” (25 cm) height x 22.5” (57 cm) hat circumference.

Materials

  • Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn (100% cotton, 1.75 oz/50 g/93 yd/85 m) – 1 skein each in 640 Sailor Blue (CA), 633 Washed Teal (CB), 604 Misty Gray (CC), and 601 Paper White (CD), or approximately 40 yd (55 yd, 72 yd, 75 yd, 93 yd)/ 36.5 m (50 m, 66 m, 68.5 m, 85 m) in each of 4 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker – Extra Large (optional).

Gauge

  • 17 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • beg-fdc – beginning foundation double crochet – Ch 4, turn, sk 3 ch, 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. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here: How To Crochet Front and Back Post Double Crochet Stitches.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • 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. A video tutorial for this stitch by Kim Guzman is available here.
  • 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. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here: How To Crochet Front and Back Post Double Crochet Stitches.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet 2 sts together – (Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A video tutorial for this stitch by New Stitch a Day is available here.
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is crocheted in the round from band to crown.
  • Change color at the end of Round when joining with sl st.
  • Carry unworked yarn up inside of hat when changing colors.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Ribbed band

  • With CA, beg-fdc, 59 (71, 83, 83, 95) fdc, join with sl st to top of beg-fdc. – 60 (72, 84, 84, 96) sts
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, starting in first st *FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first FPdc.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until band measures approximately 1.5” (4 cm). Change to CB with sl st join of last Rnd.

Establish shell pattern

  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts; rep from * around, change to CC with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 2 dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts,** 5 dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first st, 2 dc in first st, change to CD with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rep Rnds 2-3, changing color at the end of each Rnd and continuing the color sequence (CB, CC, CD) until hat measures approximately 4.75” (5.75”, 6.75”, 7”, 7.75”)/12 cm (14.5 cm, 17 cm, 18 cm, 19.5 cm) height, ending after a rep of Rnd 2.

Decrease to crown

  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, *sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts,** 3 dc in next st, rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first st, dc in first st, change to next color in sequence with sl st to top of first ch 3. – 40 (48, 56, 56, 64) sts
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next st, sk 1 st, dc in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * around, change to next color in sequence with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, *sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st,** dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first st, change to next color in sequence with sl st to first sc. –20 (24, 28, 28, 32) sts
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, change to next color in sequence with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, change to next color in sequence with sl st to first sc2tog. – 10 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around. Fasten off with long yarn tail. – 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts

Finishing

  • Thread yarn from Rnd 9 through yarn needle. Seam crown of hat closed.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to create pom pom using Pom Pom Maker and CA.
  • With yarn needle and yarn tails from tying pom pom, secure pom pom to crown by weaving yarn tails in on inside of hat.
  • Use yarn needle to weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2017 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/2017/09/30/crochet-pattern-slouchy-shells-hat-in-5-sizes. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Slouchy Shells Hat, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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