Reversible Textured Slouch and Crocodile Stitch Double Layered Flower


Free Patterns, How To / Friday, December 20th, 2013

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!

Reversible Slouch 1

 

4-medium          03-intermediate      Download a PDF copy of the pattern here

Materials:

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

Sizes L (8.00 mm) crochet hook for slouch
Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook for flower
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
1 inch button to adorn flower (optional)

Gauge:

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

Reversible Slouch 12 Abbreviations:
Back loops only (BLO)

Beginning (beg)
Chain (ch)
Front Loops Only (FLO)
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)
Repeat (rep)
Single Crochet (sc)
Stitch (st)

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.

Pattern Notes:

  • 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. 

 

Crocodile Stitch Double Layer Flower 10

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

Crocodile-Stitch-Flower-Double-1 Ch 7, join with SL ST in first CH to form a ring.
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 2 Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a sc), SC in each CH around, join with SL ST in first SC. – (7 SC)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 3 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)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 4 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)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 6 Rnd 4: Working in the back loops only (BLO)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 7 Rnd 4 (cont. ): * CH 10, SL ST in next BLO CH, REP from * around, join with SL ST in first CH – (7 CH-10 loops)
Crocodile Stitch Flower Double 8 View of Rnd 4 loops completed. 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)
Crocodile Stitch Double Layer Flower 2 Weave in all ends. Attach a 1” button sewn through the center of the flower.

 

 

 

70 Replies to “Reversible Textured Slouch and Crocodile Stitch Double Layered Flower”

    1. Love the pattern my granddaughter would be over the moon for but I can’t crochet is there any chance of a knitting pattern for same please?

  1. Merry Christmas to us!

    I do crochet for sale – I’ll be making this one the week after Christmas and let you know! Right now I’m trying to finish gifts that took a back seat to paying orders…Happy Holidays, everyone!

  2. Thank you so much for this pattern. I have been looking for a hat that would match one of my sweaters for ever. As soon as I saw this I got out my yarn and just finished this awesome hat. Its soft, comfy and goes with my sweater perfect. Thank you again & happy holidays.

  3. Thank you! What a gorgeous hat. I think I’ll make this one today. I was needed just the “perfect” one for a gift! Merry Christmas to all at Bonita Patterns!

    1. This hat should be perfect for you. I’m Latina and like you, I have voluminous hair. I wore this slouch tucking in the hair inside and it fits my “mane” fine. You can always try it on as you go and add more rounds if you need it.

  4. I love this hat….and I am so in need of a fast project….I’m still crocheting and knitting for Christmas! Thank you very much:)

  5. this is the cutest flower ever! I have a friend who is wanting to learn crochet specifically so she can make cute flowers… I’m going to have to show her this one!

  6. I’m now a fan off crocodile stitch and love your beautiful patterns! Have made several pairs of the adult booties as gifts and this hat looks great… Another soon to be gift for loved ones 🙂

  7. An other great pattern can not wait to try this one .Thanks very much for sharing ,where I live there are not many patterns to choose from

  8. I have admired your creations for quite a while now 🙂 however i’m new to crochet (but have knitted for a while now) so haven’t attempted any yet. This hat is fabulous definitely something i would wear, so i think its time to explore the world of crochet

  9. Super cute! Just started working on it. I think there is a typo, though. Says use hook size L but then gauge says hook size D. Oops! Doesn’t really matter to me because I’m using pattern as guideline with lace weight. Cant wait to try it on!

  10. I just finished crocheting this hat with a rich plum colored yarn. It certainly worked up quick in a couple of hours and I followed the pattern exactly with a L hook. I have been crocheting for over fifty years and have completed some very intricate projects. While making it, I kept thinking what a wonderful thick but yet soft squishy texture it had from just a simple repeat of stitches. And I was amazed at the spiral design on the reverse side. As I was getting near the end, it really didn’t look very large to me but I kept going. I finished it and was disappointed that it didn’t fit my 22″ head. I feel that this might be for a tween or teen but not for an adult head. Also, it didn’t have as much slouch as shown in the pic and just stuck up on the top of my head like a lump. The finished hat was only 10″ long after 28 rows. I tried stretching it but it just relaxed back to it’s original size. It is possible that I just crochet more tightly than you. I haven’t given up though. I am going to rip it out back to Row 9 and keep adding the two row repeats of increases until I get a comfortable fit for my head, then continue crocheting past Row 28 until I get the desired slouch I am happy with. I’m thinking about maybe starting all over with a larger hook for a looser effect. Not sure yet. All that being said, this is a wonderful pattern and I am amazed at your creative talent to come up with these beautiful designs. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in making this lovely pattern available to all of us. Enjoy this wonderful day that the Good Lord has given us to be creative. Blessings, Sue

  11. Just finished the slouch…it looks great thanks so much. However, having troubles with the flower. In Round 2 it says “SL ST in next FLO CH…” FLO CH stands for front loop only chain so I assume that I am to slip stitch in the front loop of a chain but I don’t know what chain. The original 7 chains are now covered with single crochet. Sorry, I feel really dumb and there is probably some very easy thing that I am overlooking, but I would really appreciate your advice. Thank you.

  12. I should have checked my gauge! Ha ha, I now have a very beautiful but wee bit too large slouch hat! I love it though and am going to keep it just the way it is. The texture is incredible, very inspiring, thank you xxx

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  14. Thank you!!! I just love the hat AND the flower! I crochet flowers quite alot, but haven’t learned the crocodile stitch yet. Now I can learn the stitch and make a new type of flower! I appreciate your time and effort to write up a pattern and sharing it for free after all that work is so generous! Thank you, again!

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