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Crochet Slouchy Hat Pattern | Autumn Crunch Hat

The Autumn Crunch Crochet Hat pattern is a slightly slouchy and highly textured bottom up hat. It’s easy, modern and on trend. Whip up one for yourself or your loved ones.

This free bottom up hat pattern comes in sizes newborn to adult large. Customize this textured hat in any color or combination that you can imagine.

I used Vanna’s Choice yarn, a #4 med weight yarn for the hat pictured. I used less than one ball for the small adult/tween size.

Texture crochet pattern in rust yarn with black pom pom bottom up.

This gorgeous fall color is Rust and it is just spot on! I can just never get enough of the autumn color ways.

I love these faux fur poms from Bee Humble Crochet they just make the hat. The Autumn Crunch Hat looks great without a pom too, if you prefer.

The hat is actually reversible too. The inside looks the same as the outside, make of that what you will. I guess if you didn’t use the pom and it got dirty then you could just flip it.

Or if you’re my kids then you just put your hat (and everything else) on which ever way you pick it up. So at least this hat looks great from both sides.

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picture of woman in crochet textured hat rust colored

Sometimes I really do prefer the pom-less look. That’s one reason I love these snap on (and off) poms!

It looks great both ways. Plus, you’ll need to remove the pom for washing.

picture of woman in crochet textured hat rust colored

Mmm, deep purple on this rusty orange are a favorite color pairing here. What are your go to fall combinations?

picture of woman in crochet textured hat rust colored

Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  2. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  3. Brim is worked flat and joined to form a circle, work hat on top of brim. You can see my tutorial on the crochet ribbing technique I use here.
  4. Hat portion is joined and turned after each round.
  5. Stitch multiple is 2.

Stitches/Abbreviations

bpdc-back post double crochet

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

fdc-foundation double crochet

fpdc-front post double crochet

hdc-half double crochet

hdc2tog-half double crochet two together

rep-repeat

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4” x 4” = 12 sts x 16 rows in pattern

Swatch:

Fhdc 14 (or ch 15, hdc in 3rd ch from hook & in ea ch across), turn.

Ch 1, in same st hdc, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * across, turn.

Continue to rep this row until swatch measures a little over 4,” measure and adjust hook if needed.

Scroll down for the free crochet hat pattern!

Texture crochet pattern in rust yarn with black pom pom bottom up.

Crochet Slouchy Hat Pattern | Autumn Crunch Hat Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $7

The Autumn. Crunch is a slightly slouch crochet hat pattern that's worked bottom up. This hat is full of crochet texture.

Materials

  • 100yds/91m-200yds/183m #4 med worsted weight yarn, I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice in Rust.

Tools

  • 5.5mm hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

    NB-6mos

    Brim 2” x 12”

    1. Row 1. Fdc 40 or ch 42, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (40 sts)

    2. Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

    3. Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

    4. Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

      NB-6mos Hat

      Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 44 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

      Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (44 sts)

      Row 3-13. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 3.25” from the brim.

      Row 14. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (22 sts)

      Row 15. Rep last row. (11 sts)

      Row 16. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (6 sts) Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

      6-12mos

      Brim 2” x 13”

      Row 1. Fdc 44 or ch 46, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (44 sts)

      Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

      Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

      Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

      6-12mos Hat

      Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 48 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

      Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (48 sts)

      Row 3-14. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 3.5” from the brim.

      Row 15. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (24 sts)

      Rows 16-17. Rep last row. (6 sts) Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

      12-24 mos

      Brim 2” x 15”

      Row 1. Fdc 48 or ch 50, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (48 sts)

      Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

      Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

      Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

      12-24 mos Hat

      Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 54 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

      Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (54 sts)

      Row 3-17. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 4.25” from the brim.

      Rows 18-19. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (13 sts)

      Row 20. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (7 sts)

      Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

      2-5 yrs

      Brim 2” x 16”

      Row 1. Fdc 52 or ch 54, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (52 sts)

      Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

      Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

      Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

      2-5 yrs Hat

      Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 56 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

      Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (56 sts)

      Row 3-19. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 4.75” from the brim.

      Rows 20-22. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (7 sts)

      Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

      Child 5-10 yrs

      Brim 2” x 18”

      Row 1. Fdc 56 or ch 58, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (56 sts)

      Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

      Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

      Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

      Child 5-10 yrs Hat

      Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 62 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

      Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (62 sts)

      Row 3-20. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 5” from the brim.

      Row 21. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (31 sts)

      Row 22. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (16 sts)

      Row 23. Rep Row 21. (8 sts)

      Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

      Tween/Sm Adult

      Brim 2” x 19”

      Row 1. Fdc 62 or ch 64, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (62 sts)

      Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

      Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

      Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

      Tween/Sm Adult Hat

      Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 64 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

      Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (64 sts)

      Row 3-21. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 5.25” from the brim.

      Row 22-24. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (8 sts)

      Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

      Md/Lg Adult

      Brim 2” x 21”

      Row 1. Fdc 64 or ch 66, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (64 sts)

      Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

      Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

      Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

      Md/Lg Adult Hat

      Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 68 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

      Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (68 sts)

      Row 3-23. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 5.75” from the brim.

      Row 24-25. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (17 sts)

      Row 26. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (9 sts)

      Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

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Landa

Friday 20th of August 2021

Hi! I am having trouble and don't understand why. I don't understand why hat stitches have more than brim? My 1st row for body has same stitch count as brim even though I should have more stitch count...(?) Also my body doesn't show straight but angled lines.

How can I make extra stitch count for body from brim stitch counts?

I love this pattern and want to complete this beautiful hat as your picture shows! Thanks!

Landa

Saturday 21st of August 2021

@Christa, thank you so much for answering and giving great help! I'm gonna start over and try what you suggested. I'm self taught crocheter and always amazed by talented people like you sharing cool items using new skills etc. I can't wait to finish this hat!

Christa

Friday 20th of August 2021

Hi Landa, I'm sorry you're having trouble, but thanks for reaching out with your question. It's actually a really good question! The brim on a hat is stretchy so it will stretch to fit. The body usually needs more stitches to accommodate the head size since these stitches may not be as stretchy. So here are a few tips (I'm not sure what size you're making) but most sizes in this pattern have 4-6 more stitches in the body of the hat than the brim. If you place 1 stitch per ribbing row you'll end up those 4-6 stitches less, so you want to add 2 stitches in 4-6 places. (or however many your size calls for) You can spread them out. Maybe start with 2 stitches in the first ribbing row, then crochet 10 stitches with just 1 stitch and then add 2 stitches in the next, etc. When I need a specific number of stitches I will check my count at my halfway point and make sure I'm close to half. And then when I get about 1-2" close to the end I will check again to be sure the stitches will fit in my remaining space. I'm not sure on straight versus angled lines. I think this stitch does have a slightly angled horizontal line, if that's what you mean. Maybe mine look straighter since it's on the head? I hope this helps. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions! Crystal

Jennifer

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Will this look the same if instead of turning I just make sure I'm doing the hdc on the slip stitch and vice versa?

Christa

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Hi Jennifer, Yes, I do think that will work! And it sounds like an easy way to avoid the join and turn. I think you could also do it without joining-just sl st into the first hdc and keep going. You'll have to keep track of your first stitch. I hope it works out!

Alli

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Hi! I started this pattern and all has been smooth sailing so far. I even learned how to foundation double crochet through your video! But I got a little confused once I got to the hat portion and it said to “turn” after row 1. I slip stitched to make it a circle after completing the brim, so I don’t really understand how to “turn” when working in the round. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Christa18

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Hi Alli,

Thanks for your kind words. The join and turn technique is both easy and tricky, in my opinion. After you join and sl st, normally you just continue working in the same direction. To turn, you just flip your work, exactly like you do for working it flat. So you're working on both sides of the fabric. I show this technique in another hat video: The Positano Hat. Here is the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odf-u2e43nk&feature=youtu.be if you skip ahead to about 5:12 mins in then I'm joining and turning. I'm using a different stitch, but the concept is the same.

I hope this helps! Crystal

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