Saturday, December 17, 2011

Revised Slouchy Hat

So I ran into an issue with my Slouchy Hat and did a little revising. I don't know if I am crocheting tighter or what but my hats were coming out really tight. I know my head did not grow over night! I think the hdc's give it a little more stretch where it is needed. Try both and see what fits you best! Hope to have more patterns to share eventually :)

● Size J crochet hook
● 2 small skeins of Lily's Sugar n Cream or Peaches & Cream (if you want a striped or two-toned hat, buy 1 of each color)

CA: Color A
CB: Color B
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
st: stitch
sl st: slip stitch
rep: repeat
rnd: round
sc2tog: 2 single crochets together (decrease)
dc2tog: 2 double crochets together (decrease)
sl st: slip stitch
FO: finish/fasten off

Gauge: Rnd 3, laying flat = aprox. 4 1/2 inches in diameter

Special Stitch: hdc2tog = yarn over, go through 2 stitches (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all loops. 

Rnd 1: With CA, ch 3 (2 count as 1 dc). 15 dc in 3rd ch from hook. sl st to join. [16]
*to give a more textured look work in back loops only*

Rnd 2: ch 2 (will count as 1 dc throughout). In same st as ch. 1dc. 2 dc in each st. Sl st to join. [32]

Rnd 3: ch 2. 2 dc in next st. *1 dc. 2 dc in next st. Rep * around. Sl st to join. [48]
*be sure to check gauge ;)*

Rnd 4: ch 2. Dc in next st. 2 dc in next st. *2 dc. 2 dc in next st. Rep * around. Sl st to join. [64]

Rnd 5: ch 2. Dc in next 2 st. 2 dc in next st. *3 dc. 2 dc in next st. Rep * around. Sl st to join. [80]

Rnds 6-15 (10 rnds): ch 2. 1 dc in ea st. Sl st to join. [80]
*switch to CB after rnd 11 if you’re making a two-toned hat*

Rnd 16: ch 2. dc in next 2 st. Dc2tog. *3 dc. dc2tog. Rep * around. Sl st to join. [64]

Rnd 17: ch 2. 1 hdc. hdc2tog. *2 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep * around. Sl st to join. [48]

Rnds 18-19 (2 rnds): ch 2. 1 hdc in ea. Sl st to join. [48]


  1. Thank you for this pattern.

    I have a question for you though. I'm pretty new to crochet, and so I'm still trying to decipher all the abbreviations.

    What do you do for "*2 dc. 2 dc in next st." and " *3 dc. 2 dc in next st." ? I am very confused on this part.

    Thank you so much.

    1. when she says that it means you start the round regularly, with 1 dc in 3 seperate stitches, then you do 2 in the same stitch so it would be ( does that make sense?

  2. Just curious, when you do the sl st, do you do it in the back loop or through the whole thing ? Thanks.