Modern, yet laid back, this super easy crochet pattern produces a stylish women’s slouch hat that is comfortable in a variety of temperatures, and not too tight for sensitive heads. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
V-stitches create open spaces in the fabric meaning you’ll stay warm on cool mornings, but not get overheated easily. If you have never crocheted a v-stitch don’t worry–they are easy to master. All you need to know how to do is double crochet and chain! Look in the “special stitches” section of this pattern for the written description.
Another set of stitches that are a must-learn for any beginner are front post and back post stitches. Instead of being worked in the loops at the top of the stitch, they are worked around the “post” or body of the stitch. They are an easy way to create extra texture or give the illusion of a ribbed band, as is the case in this pattern.
I tried a few different yarns for this project before finally settling on the Lion Brand Jeans Colors yarn. The reason why I love it for this pattern is because it is so light, and soft! The fact that it behaves more like a #3 light weight yarn means it has wonderful drape that makes it perfect yarn for any wearable DIY crochet project you have planned. This yarn also gives the slouch hat a unique, “heathered” appearance that is often only available in higher-priced, indie yarns.
**For those of you wanting to further support my work I have a printable, ad-free PDF of the slouchy hat pattern available to purchase there. As an extra thank you, it also includes an exclusive beanie pattern with notes on how to adjust it to work for teens, kids and toddlers!**
Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy slouch hat:
150-175 yards Lion Brand Jeans Colors yarn in “Jump Suit” or “Khaki”, or #3 yarn of your choice. See additional notes section.*
6mm hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together <–If you’re not sure how to work the stitch, check out this video from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts.
V-stitch = work (dc, ch 1, dc) in same stitch
BLO = back loop only. Work all stitches for the designated round, (including the sc2tog in the band), in the back loop only.
Circle measures 4 1/2” across after round 7
15 sc sts in 4″
Very Slouchy hat: 10″ tall, 10 1/2″ wide
Slightly Slouchy hat: 8 1/4″ tall, 10 1/2″ wide
-Ch-1 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch.
-This slouch hat pattern comes in two style options: very slouchy, and slightly slouchy. Follow notes in pattern for the style you prefer.
-Pattern can be modified to fit a child by going down a hook size, and only doing 4 repeats of 9-12.
-*Please note: Lion Brand Jeans yarn is classified as a #4 worsted, however, it is much thinner than most worsted weight yarns and compares closer to #3 light weight yarns. Please take this into account if you wish to substitute yarns. Lion Brand Mandala, and Lion Brand Comfy Cotton are close in thickness to the Jeans, or Jeans Colors yarn.
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Very Slouchy V-Stitch Hat Pattern (US Terms):
Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle, join with sl st to first sc. (6)
Round 2: ch 1, working in BLO, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (12)
Round 3: ch 1, working in BLO, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (18)
Round 4: ch 1, (dc, ch 1) in first st, *(dc, ch 1) in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (36)
Round 5: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (42)
Round 6: ch 1, working in BLO, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (48)
Round 7: ch 1, working in BLO, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (54)
Round 8: ch 4 (counts as first dc+ch 1), dc in same st, sk 1 st, *v-stitch in the next st, sk st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch at beginning of round. (27 V-stitches or 81 sts total)
Round 9: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (81)
Rounds 10-11: ch 1, working in BLO, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (81)
Round 12: ch 4 (counts as first dc+ch-1), dc in same st, sk 2 sts, *v-stitch in next st, sk 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch at beginning of round. (81)
Repeat rounds 9-12 5 more times for a very slouchy hat, or 4 more times for a slightly slouchy hat, then start band.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (81)
Round 2: ch 1, working in BLO, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (81)
Round 3: ch 1, working in BLO, *sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. Note: If you have one stitch left at the end of your final repeat skip it. As long as you have 72 stitches you’ll be ok. (72)
Round 4: ch 1, FPsc around first st, BPsc around next st *FPsc around next st, BPsc around next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPsc. (72)
Rounds 5-6: ch 1, FPsc around first st, sc in next st, *FPsc around next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPsc. (72)
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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 #veryslouchyvstitchhat!
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