This free crochet pattern for a slouch has all to do with my love for textured stitches! I wanted to share with you this easy and quick hat that you can make in a just a few hours. It is ideal for last-minute gifts, and for those of you who sell finished pieces, where time is of the essence. I would love to hear what you think about this one. Please leave your comments!
Download a PDF copy of the pattern here
Worsted weight yarn of your preference.
The slouch showcased in pattern was made with: Bernat Satin in Stone (100% Acrylic; 3.5oz/100g, 200yd/183m per skein)
Yardage: Approximately 250 yds for hat and flower
With size L crochet hook in FPdc pattern: 6 sts and 5 rows = 2″
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.
Finished Size: Fits a 20 – 22” head circumference
Back loops only (BLO)
Front Loops Only (FLO)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Special Stitch Used:
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.
- Slouch is worked in continuous rounds, without joining. This will give a polished look without an unnecessary seam. Use stitch marker to keep track of your rounds if needed.
- The use of a much larger hook than what is normally suggested for a worsted weight yarn is intentional to produce drape on the slouch.
- The stitch pattern used makes the hat reversible where one side you have a ribbed look and the other you have a textured spiral look.
Directions for Slouch:
With Size L (8.00 mm) hook Using a magic ring to work in the round OR ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring:
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (does not count as a dc), 10 dc in ring, do not join here and throughout. Keep track of your rounds by using a stitch marker on first st of each round. – (10 dc)
Rnd 2: 2 FPdc in each dc around – (20 FPdc)
Rnd 3: FPdc in each FPdc around – (20 FPdc)
Rnd 4: * FPdc in next FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc, rep from * around – (30 FPdc)
Rnd 5: FPdc in each FPdc around – (30 FPdc)
Rnd 6: * FPdc in next 2 FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc, rep from * around – (40 FPdc)
Rnd 7: FPdc in each FPdc around – (40 FPdc)
Rnd 8: * FPdc in next 3 FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc, rep from * around – (50 FPdc)
Rnd 9: FPdc in each FPdc around – (50 FPdc)
Rnd 10 – Rnd 28: FPdc in each FPdc around – (50 FPdc)
Last Rnd: SC in each st around. Fasten off and weave in all ends. – (50 sc)
TIP: If you wish a fitted hat, instead of a slouch, just work up up to Round 20.
Directions for Crocodile Stitch Double-Layered Flower
Ch 7, join with SL ST in first CH to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a sc), SC in each CH around, join with SL ST in first SC. – (7 SC)
Rnd 2: Working in the front loops only (FLO), * CH 8, SL ST in next FLO SC, rep from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-8 loops)
Rnd 3: [SC, HDC, 6 DC, CH 2, 6 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-8 sp * [SC, HDC, 6 DC, CH 2, 6 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-8 sp, rep from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. – (7 petals on first layer)
Rnd 4: Working in the back loops only (BLO), * CH 10, SL ST in next BLO CH, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-10 loops)
Rnd 5: [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in first CH-10 sp * [SC, HDC, 8 DC, CH 2, 8 DC, HDC, SC] in next CH-10 sp, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first SC. Fasten off. – (7 petals on second layer)
Finishing: Weave in all ends Attach a 1” button sewn through the center of the flower. You may also sew the flower on a brooch setting so it is removable and can be used to embellish several accessories.
Photo Tutorial for Crocodile Stitch Double-Layered Flower