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Crochet Slouchy Hat Pattern

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Free crochet pattern for a slouchy hat with stripes. This light weight hat with bamboo cotton yarn makes a great spring hat.

Learn how to crochet this slouchy hat with stripes. Create the ribbing first for a perfect fit. Choose contrasting colors for dramatic stripes, or crochet this slouch in a solid color.

The texture of this crochet stitch is easy to achieve. I love how it looks with the slouchy fit. A simple combination of single crochets and double crochet work to make a beautiful stitch pattern.

As this pattern is intended to work for chemo patients, I made sure to keep the stitches tight and work a pattern without holes. This slouch hat can be trendy but still provide full coverage.

Striped slouchy crochet hat.

You can purchase an ad-free pdf of this pattern in my Etsy shop, or scroll down for the free pattern.

Grey and white striped slouch hat on woman.

I recently worked up a new slouchy hat in self striping yarn. I love the grey and white version. This one is also a little longer.

More Crochet Hats

This striped slouchy hat is one in a series of light weight, natural fiber hats I’ve been creating with cancer patients in mind. Check out my other posts in this series with the Crunch Stitch Beanie and the Summer Chemo Cap for more ideas.

The Yarn

For the green stripes I chose Bamboo Pop! in Clover and Lime Green. I love working with this yarn. It’s soft and supple and comes in an amazing variety of colors.

Since this crochet slouch hat is for a special cancer fighter {who loves green} I chose the softest yarn I could find. The bamboo cotton is magical!

For the self striping grey version, I chose Baby Bee Sweet Delight in Grey Multi print. This yarn is acrylic, but still really soft. I love how the stripes work in this pattern.

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Materials:

  • 1 ball (291 yds) each of Bamboo Pop! yarn in Clover and Lime Green, or 250 yds/229m of comparable #3 dk weight yarn.
  • 3.75mm (F) crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle and scissors
slouchy hat

Gauge

1″= 4 sc x 4 rows of sc

Finished Size

The ribbed band is 19.5″ wide X 1″ tall. This band stretches to fit head circumferences of 21-23″ around.

The finished hat is 11″ in height and fits most teens and adults.

See Fit/Adjustments for how to modify this hat.

Construction

First the band is worked, using the single crochet in the back loop technique to create a stretchy ribbing. I have a tutorial on how to crochet brims if you need it. Then the band is sewn to form the circle.

Next, you’ll crochet around the top of the band to create the “tube” of the hat. This length is adjustable, if you want to add or subtract rounds.

To close up the top, there are decrease rounds. You’ll use the double crochet two together for decreases.

Notes

  1. Ch 1 at the beginning does not count as a st.
  2. Ch 2 at the beginning does not count as a st.
  3. Color A = Clover
  4. Color B = Lime Green
  5. The stitch multiple for the main stitch pattern is 3.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

blo-back loop only

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

dc2tog-double crochet two together

rep-repeat

rnd(s)-round(s)

sc-single crochet 

sk-skip the indicated stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Fit/Adjustments

You can adjust the length of the ribbing to suit your needs. As written, this stretchy ribbing has 2″-3″ of negative ease. This means the ribbing is smaller than actual head circumference measurements.

For the pattern, you will crochet 68 sts around the band, you can add or subtract in 3s to make changes to this number.

Adjust the height is easy, just crochet more or less rounds. If you are striping, then you may want to plan this ahead of time. Most adult slouchy hat heights will be 8″-11″ tall.

Hat Pattern

Top view of striped slouchy hat.

Striped Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Free crochet slouchy hat pattern in stripes. This easy and lightweight crochet hat looks great in neutrals or colors.

Materials

  • 250yds/229m #3 lightweight yarn.

Tools

  • 3.75mm (F) crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle and scissors

Instructions

Ribbed Band Pattern

With Color A, Ch. 7

  1. Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (6 sts)
  2. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the back loop only in each st across the row, turn. (6 sts)
  3. Rows 3-68: Rep Row 2 = band measures 19.5" long.

    Once you band is the desired length, fold it in half, forming a circle and sew the short sides together. Cut your yarn and weave in the ends.

Hat Pattern

Begin on the top of the band where you sewed it together. Join Color A with a slip stitch.

  1. Rnd 1: Ch 1, Sc evenly around the band, placing one sc into each row, you'll have 68 sts, join to first sc with a sl st. (68 sts)
  2. Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st sc, place 2 sc in next st, *{sc in next st, 2 sc in next st} rep from * around, join to first sc with a sl st. (102 sts)
  3. Rnd 3: Ch 1, into first stitch place both: (sc, dc) in same st, sk the next st, place both: *{(sc, dc) in next st, sk next st}, rep from * around, join to first with a sl st. (102 sts)
  4. Rnds 4-6: Rep last round. Cut yarn, join Color B with sl st.

The striped sections measure 1 1/4" tall, each is comprised of 5 rounds.

Keep repeating Round 3, alternating colors every 5 rounds, as follows.

Rounds 7-11: Rep Rnd 3. Cut yarn, join Color A with sl st. Slouchy hat in progress, green stripes.

Rounds 12-16: Rep Rnd 3. Cut yarn, join Color B with sl st.

Rounds 17-21: Rep Rnd 3. Cut yarn, join Color A with sl st.

Rounds 22-26: Rep Rnd 3. Cut yarn, join Color B with sl st.

Rounds 27-31: Rep Rnd 3. Cut yarn, join Color A with sl st. Complete striped slouchy hat.

The Top

-Ch doesn't count as a st.

  1. Rnd 33. Ch 2, starting in the same st, *{dc in 5 sts, dc2tog}, rep from * around, join to first with a sl st. (85 sts)
  2. Rnd 34. Ch 2, *{dc in 3 sts, dc2tog}, rep from * around, join to first with a sl st. (68 sts)
  3. Rnd 35. Ch 2, *{dc in 2 sts, dc2tog}, rep from * around, join to first with a sl st. (51 sts)
  4. Rnd 36. Ch 2, *{dc in 3 sts, dc2tog}, rep from * around, dc in last st, join to first with a sl st. (41 sts)
  5. Rnd 37. Ch 2,*{dc in 2 sts, dc2tog}, rep from * around, dc in last st, join to first with a sl st. (31 sts)
  6. Rnd 38. Ch 2,*{dc in 1 st, dc2tog}, rep from * around, dc in last st, join to first with a sl st. (21 sts)
  7. Rnd 39: Ch 2, dc2tog in each st until 1 st left, dc in last st. (11 sts)
  8. Cut yarn, leave a long tail for sewing.
  9. Sew hole closed.

Back of green slouchy hat.

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