This slouch hat crochet pattern features a very simple, yet pretty stitch pattern that you’ll enjoy wearing in the cold winter months. The pattern provides instructions for a teen/adult small sized hat, but in a simple multiple of two, you can easily adjust this to any size from baby to adult. Here is a hat sizing chart to help take the guesswork out.
It is shown here in a solid color, but you could do rainbows, other color patterns, or whatever striped design you like. You could even use up any of your scrap yarns. The pattern is so easy to adjust that hook and yarn sizes really don’t matter much for this design as long as you stick with the same yarn throughout.
The hat works up quick and easy, and is pretty mindless once you get going on it.
And if you like this, you might also enjoy more designs in the ‘pretty simple‘ series.
Pretty Simple Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 3.5oz/100g; 170 yds/156 m) 1 ball
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 1.5″ over 4 hdc.
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 9.5 across by 9.5 from top to bottom. Fits Teen/Adult Small, but can be increased/decreased to any size.
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
When you work 2 hdc’s into the same stitch or space, think of these as a set. Then when you crochet your next round and the pattern says “2 hdc in sp before next hdc”, work the 2 hdc’s in the middle of (or in between) the hdc set as pictured. Here is a photo tutorial.
Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into next 6 chs. Turn. [7 sc]
Rows 2-54: Ch 1, blsc in each sc across. Turn. [7 sts] Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chains.
Working in the Round (Body of Hat)
Rnd 1: This round is worked along the ribbing edge and into every other ribbing row. (I worked into the ribs pointing away from me). Ch 1 and work 2 hdc in first ribbing row that’s pointing away from you. *Sk next ribbing row, 2 hdc in next row; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [54 sts]
Rnd 2: Sl st in sp before next hdc, ch 1, work 2 hdc in same sp, *sk next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in sp before next hdc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [54 sts]
Rnds 3-20: Rep rnd 2.
Rnd 21: Sl st in sp before next hdc, ch 1, work 1 hdc in same sp, *sk next 2 hdc, 1 hdc in sp before next hdc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [27 sts]
Fasten Off leaving an 8″-10″ tail to weave in through last rnd. Pull tight to close and secure. Leave as is, or add an optional pom pom.