Hello my crocheters, today I will show you the slouchy hat I’ve made for my sister. This hat matches the fingerless mittens that I’ve showed you last week. See the pattern for the mittens here:
The pattern is very easy and it looks very beautiful and as you can see it I’ve changed the pom pom with a flower. This gives the hat an unique and original look.
For this hat you will need:
150 g fingering/sock yarn ( I used cotton);
2,75 mm hook (or what hook size is indicated on the label);
sl st= slip stitch;
sc= single crochet;
dc= double crochet;
3dc cluster= 3 double crochet cluster;
bp dc= back post double crochet;
fp dc= front post double crochet.
For this pattern you have to make multiple of 8 chain plus 1.
Row 1: 2 ch, sc starting with 3rd ch from hook until the end of the row;
Row 2: 2ch, sc, *2bp dc, 2dc*, repeat *-*;
Row 3: 2ch, *2fp dc, 2 dc*, repeat*-*;
Row 4 : repeat row 2;
Row 5: repeat row 3;
Row 6: repeat row 2;
Row 7: repeat row 3;
Row 8: 2 ch, dc in the same stitch with 2 ch; *skip 3 dc of the previous row and in the 4th make 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in the same stitch ; skip 3 dc of the previous row and in the 4th make 3 dc cluster, 2 ch, 3 dc cluster in the same dc of the previous row*; repeat -*-, finish the row with 2 dc in the last dc of the previous row;
Row 9: 2 dc, dc in the same stitch with 2 ch; *3 dc cluster in 2 ch of previous row, 2 ch, 3 dc cluster in the same 2 ch of previous row; 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in next 2 ch of previous row*; repeat “*-*”; finish the row with 2 dc in the last dc of the previous row;
Row 10: repeat row 8;
Row 11: repeat row 9.
You can crochet 21 rows (plus the 7 rows of the ribbing), or you can continue until you reach the length you want.
The flower for the hat has 5 rounds:
For round 4 make for each petal 6 ch, and for the round 5 for each petal make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 7 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc.
For round 6 make 7 ch for each petal and for the 7 round make for each petal: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 9tr, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1sc.
The base of the flower:
For the base of the flower you have to crochet how many rows you need to cover the back of the flower ( for mine I’ve made 3 rounds).
Sew the base on the back of the flower.
Now is time to assemble it:
Fold the rectangular that you just crocheted into half and sew the edges together, at the end secure with a knot and continue with the same yarn and needle working in and out of every other stitch all around. When you arrived in the same point you have started pull the yarn tight until you close the gap. If pulling the yarn the gap it doesn’t close enough, don’t panic and leave it like this because on this little gap you will be sewing the flower and it will look perfect.
How to take hat measurements:
After you have the circumference, work a gauge ( I usually crochet 3 or 4 times the multiple of the pattern) and then measure how stitches you have in 1 cm/inch and then multiply with the circumference. For example if your circumference is 50 cm and in 1cm you have 3 stitches: 50*3= 150 stitches, but because the pattern ask for multiple of 8 stitches plus 1 stitch you have to calculate exactly how many stitches you need. How I do this: 50*3=150 stitches.
150 stitches/8= 18.75 (times you have to multiply the pattern) and because we need a whole number we go to 19 times we have to multiply the pattern plus 1 stitch.
So: (19 *8)+1= 152 stitches+1 stitch= 153 stitches you need if your circumference is 50 cm.
This is the method I use, but if you know another one, you are free to use it if it works for you, and off course you can share with us too.
There you have it! Simple, but unique, original and beautiful!
I hope you will enjoy making this pattern and you will love my design.