Textured Slouchy Hat Free Crochet Pattern

I love how this textured slouchy hat worked up. Lion Brand’s Heartland in Joshua Tree compliments the front post double crochet stitches perfectly. My daughter was quite intrigued with this hat in particular. She just wanted to reach up and grab it. This yarn is so grab-able too! I love how soft it feels when I’m working with it. Combine that with the sheen and all the gorgeous colors to choose from and I’m hooked! See what I did there 😉

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1 ball Lion Brand‘s Heartland in Joshua Tree*

Hook size H*

yarn needle* and scissors

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Pattern Notes:

Teen-Adult size

This hat is worked from the bottom up.

Front post double crochet stitches will always be crocheted around double crochet stitches, so each round you will alternate starting with a FPDC or a DC stitch.

Guage: 3.5 sc = 1″ & 4 rows of sc = 1″

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Chain (ch): see photo and video tutorial here.

Slip Stitch (ss): see photo and video tutorial here.

Single Crochet (sc): see photo and video tutorial here.

Double Crochet (dc): yarn over (yo) and insert your hook into the stitch to be worked, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC): see photo and video tutorial here.

Double Crochet Two Together: (DC2tog): see photo and video tutorial here.

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The Band:

Ch 58, ss to 1st to create a circle.

1. Ch 1, sc into each ch around, ss to 1st sc. (57)

Rounds 2-6: Ch 1, sc around, ss to join. (57)

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The Hat Pattern:

7. Ch 2, *{2 DC in next, 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches} repeat from * around, ss to join. (71)

8. Ch 2, *{FPDC in next, DC } repeat from * around, ss to join. (71)

9. Ch 2, *{DC, FPDC} repeat from * around, ss to join. (71)

Rounds 10-22: Repeat rounds 8 & 9.

23. Ch 2, starting in same stitch DC2tog, *{DC2tog, DC 2} repeat from * around, ss to top of 1st DC2tog to join.

24. Ch 2, DC in same, *{DC2tog, DC} repeat from * around until last 4 stitches, DC2tog 2X in last 4 stitches, ss to top of 1st to join.

25. Ch 2, in same DC2tog, DC2tog around until the last stitch, DC in last, ss to 1st to join.

26. Ch 2, in same Dc2tog, DC2tog around, ss to 1st to join.

Leave a long tail to sew hole closed.

Photo Tutorial:

Below I’ve included a few pictures of the start and finish of the two main rounds.

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Chain 2 to start a round.
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Ch 2, DC to start a round.
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Ch 2, FPDC to start a round.

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End of the round, before joining.
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SS to top of 1st stitch (not the ch 2)

Sewing the Hole Closed:

Use your yarn needle and long tail to sew closed.

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Insert needle into the top of the stitches.

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Pull closed as you sew two stitches together.

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Finish off by sewing in ends.

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8 thoughts on “Textured Slouchy Hat Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Just what i was looking for but have lost your at this point to early {2 DC in next, DC 3} what exactly does that mean – 2 dc in next stitch and then 1 in the next 3?

      1. Thank you Christa, and your super fast reply – I can get going now – have a super say and I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

          1. Hi Christa, so far so good, I’m at the point where I now need to start decreasing. At this point to it almost seems as if the hat could be reversible, the pattern that the {FPDC in next, DC} makes looks good too if you turn the hat inside out.

            What I was wondering is there anyway to decrease and still maintain that same pattern – what I find now is that the change from fpdc dc to dc only is make such a huge difference and for me that is not looking so good, I’ve tried to still incorporate the fpdc in the row when decreasing it seems to be working, but just thought you may have a better idea

          2. Hi, I have a couple of ideas, if you want to try them. I’m thinking maybe you could skip stitches instead of dc2tog? So You could do a few row of (fpdc, skip, dc, skip) and repeat that. Or you could try doing a few more rows of the pattern and then just sewing it together, pulling it into a circle with a running stitch? Then it would be the same texture right up to the top. The top will be bunchier I think. I hope those help & let me know what you try!

  2. I am so lost I have tried to do this pattern twice now and each time i try it starts curling really funky, almost as if I am adding too many stitches once I reach row 8. I chained 2, then I FPDC’ed around the first DC of the previous row. Am I supposed to skip the next stitch and then DC in the next available place or what should I do to avoid adding extra stitches?

    1. Hi Summer, thanks for asking! I’m sorry it’s giving you trouble. Have you tried counting your stitches? You should just be alternating between fpdc & dc. It’s a loose hat since it’s a slouchy. Would you like to send me a pic and I can look more closely? Either here or christacodesign@gmail.com and I’ll try to see what I can do to help you.

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