It’s hat weather once again, and have I got a cute one for you! It’s highly textured, and will keep you warm and stylish this fall and winter. With a different stitch on almost every row, the Sugar and Spice slouch hat crochet pattern is interesting to make, and has a unique look that you don’t see very often.
Doesn’t it look luxurious? I’m totally in love with the way it came out. Texture is something I’ve wanted to play around with all fall, and this was the perfect excuse for that. In fact, this will probably end up being my Christmas present to the women in my family this year. Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift to crochet? You may have just found it!
This hat is warm and comfortable and the perfect winter accessory to any outfit. These pictures show this hat in a neutral color, but I’ve made a couple in bright colors, and it looks just as amazing. Honestly, I don’t know which is my favorite! There are so many beautiful colors
Here’s what you’ll need, and need to know, to get you started:
5.5mm (I) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
6mm (J) hook (for trim)
Approximately 180-200 yards #4 worsted weight Red Heart Super Saver in “Buff”
yarn needle for weaving in ends
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc: half double crochet
FPhdc: front post half double crochet
BPhdc: back post half double crochet
FPdc: front post double crochetSpecial Stitches:
Cross stitch = sk st, dc in next st, cross over st just made and dc in skipped st
Cross Stitch increase = sk st, dc in next st, cross over st just made and dc in skipped st, dc in the next unworked st (do not skip!), cross over st just made and dc in prev st (it will already have a dc in it, this is ok).
Bobble = yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, then pull through the 4 remaining loops on your hook.
BLO = back loop only
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc = Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back*, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop.
Your hat should measure 4.5″ across after round 4.
Finished hat should measure, un-stretched, about 9.5” tall, by 10” at the widest part of the hat.
You’ll need to be comfortable with doing post stitches, back loop stitches, and working in the 3rd loop of a hdc.
Loose tension is required! (Otherwise you’ll have a hat that fits your kindergartner… which is fine, if that is what you’re going for, but this was originally designed to fit the average adult lady’s head.) 😉
Now that you’re drooling over all the delicious textured details, go check it out the Sugar and Spice slouch hat on Ravelry!
This pattern was made to be used by individuals, and small business crocheters alike. Selling your finished pieces in boutiques, at farmer’s markets, craft shows, and other local events is encouraged! Please credit/link Kirsten Holloway Designs when selling finished products online. The only thing I require is that this pattern not be used commercially to produce millions of copies. If you sell finished items online, please do not use my pictures for your listings. I’m positive that your work is of high enough quality for you to sell the finished piece. Have confidence in your abilities! <3 Thank you!