Let this soft luxurious hat take you from day to date night. The tulip stitch gives this easy crochet hat a beautiful drape making it functional, yet romantic. With winter still going strong up where I live, crochet hats are a must! This slouch hat pattern is easy to follow once you get the rhythm down, and I know you will love how comfortable this piece is to wear when you finish!
Part of this hat’s comfort comes from using Caron Simply Soft. It’s one of my favorite acrylic yarns to make crochet hats (and scarves) with because it feels like more expensive silk blend yarn. And since my crocheting budget is limited, affordable luxury is where it’s at!
To make this crochet pattern, you’ll need to be comfortable with double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, chains and slip stitches. You’ll also need to be familiar with working in the 3rd loop of a half double crochet stitch in order to make the brim of the hat. The fun thing about this special crochet stitch is that it looks almost knit from a distance.
Because I love to crochet matching sets, you can find the easy Cranberry Twist Scarf pattern, here! Keep scrolling down for the slouch hat crochet pattern.
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4 mm (G) hook (brim), or hook needed to obtain gauge
5 mm (H) hook (body), or hook needed to obtain gauge
150-175 yards of Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red
heavy duty button thread
1/4 yard faux fur material
large pom-pom maker (optional)
Used ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc = double crochet
-To work this pattern you will need to be comfortable Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. Directions: After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be in the front). Instructions: 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. *When working in rows, this loop will be facing you!
(brim) 5 hdc in 1″, (hat body) 4 repeats in 4″: [dc, ch 2, sc] in same stitch, skip skip 3 stitches.
Adult hat measures 10″ by 10″ excluding pompom. Child hat measures 9″ by 9″, excluding pom-pom
-The main part of this hat is worked back and forth, like rows, but they are joined at the end with a slip stitch, before turning, and heading back the direction you just came.
-The numbers in parentheses denote (child, adult) stitch counts.
-Use loose tension when making the top part of this hat, or go up a hook size if your measurements are off.
Cranberry Twist Slouchy Hat Pattern (US Terms):
Using 4mm (G) hook,
Row 1: Leaving a 8″ tail, ch 13, hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across, (12)
Rows 2-60: ch 2* (counts as first hdc), turn, working in 3rd loop of hdc from previous row, hdc in each stitch across. *Remember to skip the very first stitch of the row each time (12)
Note: Ribbing should measure 2 1/2” tall, and 18″ long after row 52 (child), or 20” long after row 60 (adult).
When you complete row (52, 60), Fold brim in half and use tail to sew ends together, then continue with the next part of the hat.
Round 1: ch 1, evenly space (64, 72) sc along the brim. This works out to approximately 1 sc in each hdc, increasing after every 5th stitch. Join with sl st to first sc (64, 72)
**Switch to 5mm (H) hook**
Round 2: ch 1, sc in each of the next 7 , stitches 2 sc in the next *1 sc in each of the next 5 stitches, 2 sc in the next* Join with sl st to first sc (72, 84)
This next section is worked in joined rounds, however, you will be turning and working in the opposite direction at the end of each round.
Round 3: ch 2 (counts as first dc), [dc, ch 2, sc] in same stitch as join. *skip 3 stitches [2 dc, ch 2, sc] in next stitch* Join with sl st to top of ch 2. (18, 21 bumps)
Round 4: ch 1, turn, and work back the way you came from. sl st into ch 2 space. ch 2 (counts as first dc), [dc, ch 2, sc] in ch 2 space from previous round *Skip to next ch 2 space [2 dc, ch 2, sc]* (18, 21 bumps)
Repeat round 4, 8 more times or until your hat measures (5”, 6″) tall from the top of the brim. If you want a slouchier hat feel free to continue repeating round 4 until it is an inch or two shorter than the length you want it.
Start decrease rounds:
Decrease round 1: ch 1, turn and work back the way you came from. sl st into ch 2 space. ch 2 (counts as first dc), [dc, ch 2, sc] in ch 2 space from previous round, go to next ch 2 space [2 dc, ch 2, sc], sl sl in next ch 2 space *go to next ch 2 space [2 dc, ch 2, sc], go to next ch 2 space [2 dc, ch 2, sc], sl sl in next ch 2 space* repeat * to * one more time. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. (12, 14 bumps)
Decrease round 2: ch 1, turn and work back the way you came from. sl st into ch 2 space. ch 2 (counts as first dc), [dc, ch 2, sc] in ch 2 space from previous round, sl st in the next ch 2 space *[2 dc, ch 2, sc] in ch 2 space from previous round, sl st in the next ch 2 space* Join with sl st to top of ch 2. (6, 7 bumps)
Decrease round 3: ch 1, turn and work back the way you came from. sl st into ch 2 space. ch 2 (counts as first dc), [dc, ch 2, sc] in ch 2 space from previous round, sl st in the next ch 2 space *[2 dc, ch 2, sc] in ch 2 space from previous round, sl st in the next ch 2 space* note: Adult hat will end with [2 dc, ch 2, sc] in ch 2 space. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. (3, 4 bumps)
Pull up a long loop from your sl st (about 6″). Cut, and pull the tail through the loop. Use this length of yarn to stitch around the opening, and pull it tight.
Fasten off securely and weave in ends
Using a larger hook, slip stitch loosely around brim between rounds 1 and 2. Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Faux Fur Pom-Pom Tutorial:
1. Trace a circle around a small bowl or cup using a marker, on the back side of the fabric. My circle was 5″ across.
2. Cut out the circle. Only cut the fabric backing–not the fur itself! I recommend an Exact-o or similar craft knife.
3. With your needle and thread, sew a loose running stitch near the edge of the circle
4. Take a small amount of polyester stuffing and put it in the middle of the circle.
5. Tug on the ends of the thread to cinch the circle into a ball. It should be snug so the fiber fill doesn’t come out.
6. Tie off securely, and then sew the pom-pom to your beanie.
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 hat! Be sure to tag @kirstenhollowaydesigns when you share pictures of your finished slouch hat on Instagram, and use #cranberrytwistslouchhat!
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