Plum Crazy Slouchy Hat- Free Pattern

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Plum Crazy Slouchy Hat

© Amanda Bryant 2019

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Materials Used:

Cloudborn Fibers Highland DK 100% Fine Highland Wool (164 yds/150 m; 1.8 oz/50 g)- about 1 ½  hanks (or approx. 246 yds/225 m; 2.7 oz/75 g)- Color 18-101 “Plum Heather”

Size H/5 mm crochet hook

Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Stitch marker (for beg/end of rounds)

Gauge: 4 DC= 1” and 3 rounds= 1” in DC pattern

Finished Measurements/Sizing: Adult small to medium. Length 10 ½ “, circumference (of ribbed cuff) 17” (unstretched; stretches to snuggly fit a 21” head)

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

Ch- chain

Dc- double crochet

Dc2tog- double crochet two stitches together

sp(s)- space(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

Sl- slip

Sl st- slip stich

Fpdc- front post double crochet

Bpdc- back post double crochet

Beg- begin(ning)

Ea- each

Special Notes:

  • When making dc’s, they are made in the spaces between the established dc’s, up until the ribbing, in which case the ribbing is made with post stitches.
  • The Ch-3 at the beginning of each round counts as a dc and therefore is the first st of each round.
  • If you would like your hat cuff to be a bit looser than my measurements shown above, omit round 14. Working the ribbing (fpdc, bpdc) rounds will still work out as shown, but you will be working with 72 sts instead of 64 sts.

Instructions:

Beg at the top of the hat, Ch 3, join with a sl st to the 1st chain make a ring

Round 1- Ch 3 (counts as a DC here and throughout), make 7 DC in the ring, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3 (8 DC)

Round 2- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, make 1 DC in same sp, * (make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3 (16 DC)

Round 3- sl st into sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, make 1 DC in same sp, make 1 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC), repeat from * around, join (24 DC)

Round 4- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, make 1 DC in same sp, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 2 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 2 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3.  (32 DC)

Round 5- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC in same sp, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 3 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 3 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3.  (40 DC)

Round 6- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC in same sp, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 4 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 4 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (48 DC)

Round 7- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC in same sp, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 5 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 5 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (56 DC)  

Round 8- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC in same sp, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 6 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 6 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (64 DC)

Round 9- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC in same sp, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 7 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 7 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (72 DC)  

Round 10- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC in same sp, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 8 DC, *(make 2 DC in the sp between the next 2 DC, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 8 DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (80 DC)  

Round 11- (work even)- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC into each sp between each of the next DC around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3 (80 DC)

Repeat round 11 until hat measures 8” from beginning

Still working in the sp between sts:

Round 12-  sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 7 DC, dc2tog over the next 2 sps, *(make 1 DC in ea sp between each of the next 8 DC, dc2tog over the next 2 sps), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (72 DC)

Round 13- (work even)-  sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC into each sp between each of the next DC around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (72 DC)

Round 14-  sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 6 DC, dc2tog over the next 2 sps, *(make 1 DC in each sp between each of the next 7 DC, dc2tog over the next 2 sps), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (64 DC)

Round 15- (work even)- sl st into the sp between the first two DC, Ch 3, DC into each sp between each of the next DC around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch-3. (64 DC)

Round 16- do not sl st to sp. Ch 1. Make 1 Fpdc in the same st as the join was made in, make 1 Bpdc in the next DC, *(make 1 Fpdc in the next DC, make 1 bpdc in the next DC), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first fpdc. (32 fpdc and 32 bpdc)

Round 17- Ch 1. Make 1 Fpdc in the same fpdc as the join was made in, make 1 Bpdc in the next bpdc,  *(make 1 Fpdc in the next fpdc, make 1 bpdc in next bpdc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first fpdc. (32 fpdc and 32 bpdc)

Repeat Round 17 until ribbing measures 2.5”. Fasten off.
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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.