Laguna Slouchy (Free Pattern)

 

About 6 months ago I bought 3 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn in the color “Lagoon”. I fell in love with the color, the texture, and the bulkiness, and thought it would make a beautiful “something”.  I tried a few different projects with it, both knit and crochet, but frogged each and every one of them. The yarn just wouldn’t cooperate with my hooks and needles. So I put it aside hoping that one day I would be able to use it. Earlier this month I pulled out a skein of it and tried my hands at working with it again (which I posted about here). Much to my delight it cooperated with me this time! After successfully making my first project with it, I decided to try writing up a new hat pattern. I had two-and-a-half skeins of it left to play with. My “prototype” hat was beautiful, but I thought “there can be more to this hat”. So I played around with it and created a second and a third version of it. Still, I thought it could be better. With my fourth, and final, revision I was completely satisfied.  And now I am very excited to share this pattern with you! (My first pattern of 2018!)

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Laguna Slouchy Hat Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2018

Materials:

Lion Brand Homespun Yarn; 6 oz/170 g; 185 yards/169 meters; Color 404- “Lagoon” (a little more than a half skein will make 1 hat)

Size K/6.5 mm crochet hook

large eyed blunt sewing needle to weave in yarn tails

Size- Adult- approximate circumference 22 inches, total length 12 inches, ribbed cuff length 2 1/2 inches

Gauge-  in pattern of (hdc, fpdc) 10 sts= 4 inches; 10 rounds= 4 inches

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

dc- double crochet

hdc- half double crochet

fpdc- front post double crochet

bpdc- back post double crochet

sl st- slip stitch

beg- beginning

Special Notes:

  • 3 ch’s from the beginning ch-4 count as a dc
  • the ch-2 at the beginning of a round always counts as a hdc, except for when working the ribbed cuff, in which case it counts as a bpdc
  • the ch-3 at the beginning of a round always counts as a dc
  • if you would like a tighter cuff, try going down a half to a full size hook

Instructions:

Ch 4

Round 1- make 7 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to the top of the first dc (8dc)

Round 2- Ch 2, fpdc in the same dc as join, *(hdc in the next dc, fpdc in the same dc) repeat from * around, join with a sl st to top of the first hdc (16 sts- 8 fpdc, 8 hdc)

Round 3- Ch 3, dc in the same st as join, dc in the next st, *(2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st),  repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the first dc (24 dc)

Round 4- Ch 2, fpdc in the same dc as join, hdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc, *(hdc in the next sdc, fpdc in same dc, hdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc), repeat from * around, join to the top of beg hdc (32 sts- 16 fpdc, 16 hdc)

Round 5- Ch 3, dc in the same st as join, dc in each of the next 3 sts, *(2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts), repeat from * around, join to top of the beg dc (40 dc)

Round 6- Ch 2, fpdc in the next dc, *(hdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc), repeat from * around, join to the top of the beg hdc (40 sts- 20 hdc, 20 fpdc)

Round 7- Ch 3, dc in the same st as join, dc in each of next 4 sts, *(2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 4 sts), repeat from * around, join to the top of the beg dc (48 dc)

Round 8- Ch 2, fpdc in the next dc, *(hdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc), repeat from * around, join to the top of the beg hdc (48 sts- 24 hdc, 24 fpdc)

Round 9- Ch 3, dc in the same st as join, dc in each of the next 5 sts, *(2 dc in the next st, dc in each of the next 5 sts), repeat from * around, join to top of the beg dc (56 dc)

Round 10- Ch 2, fpdc in the next dc, *(hdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc), repeat from * around, join to the top of the beg hdc (56 sts- 28 fpdc, 28 hdc)

Round 11- Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg dc (56dc)

Rounds 12- 23- Repeat rounds 10 & 11

Start Ribbed Cuff-

Round 24- Ch 2 (counts as a bpdc),*(fpdc in the next dc, bpdc in the next dc), repeat from * around to the last dc,  fpdc in the last dc, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-2 (56 sts- 28 fpdc, 28 bpdc)

Rounds 25- 27- repeat round 24

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

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