It’s hat weather once again, and have I got a cute pattern 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 crochet slouch hat pattern is interesting to make, and has a unique look that you don’t see very often. Find the materials list below, and purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
Doesn’t it look luxurious? I’m totally in love with the way this slouchy hat came out. Texture is something I’ve wanted to play around with all fall, and this crochet project 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 because it’s just that fun to crochet!
This hat is warm and comfortable and the perfect winter accessory to any outfit. These pictures show this hat in neutral colors, 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 in the Red Heart With Love and Caron One Pound lines that I know you will find something to fit anyone’s style!
Here’s what you’ll need, and need to know, to get started:
5.5mm (I) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge <–Click here to pick up a beautiful Furls Streamline hook like the one in the pictures
6mm (J) hook (for trim)
Approximately 180-200 yards #4 worsted weight Red Heart With Love in ‘Tan”, or Caron One Pound in “Off-White”.
yarn needle for weaving in ends
Optional: Leather tag. I custom ordered mine from All This Wood on Etsy
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 crochet
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 10.5” tall, by 11” 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 in this crochet pattern,
I would love to see a picture when you’re done, so please feel free to come by my Facebook group and show off your project! Be sure to tag @kirstenhollowaydesigns when you share pictures of your finished hat on Instagram, and use #sugarandspiceslouchhat!
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You are welcome to share the link to this pattern, using one image of your choice, on your site, but please do not share the written patterns themselves, or use additional images. You do not have permission to use my images by themselves to create pinnable graphics for Pinterest, however they may be included in a roundup pin if there are 4 or more other patterns. 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!
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