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Color Tour Slouchy Hat: Free Crochet Pattern

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On a whim a couple years ago I bought a bunch of Lion Brand Homespun yarn (hey, it was a good sale!). I had no real plan for it but the colors were just too pretty to pass up. Fast forward to present day… that yarn is STILL sitting in my stash. Why? Because I didn’t realize what a pain it can be to work with. However, I was determined to make something of it. Enter, this hat.

The ribbed band is made from single crochets in the back loop. This can be a little challenging at first but I find it easier to feel for the next stitch vs only relying on seeing where to put my hook. The body is made up of the half double crochet V-stitch, it isn’t as lacy as the more traditional v-stitch made from double crochets which makes for a really warm and cozy hat. The half double v-stitch is made by crocheting in a space vs in a stitch. This is really the key to working with this particular yarn, no guessing where to put your next stitches.

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Materials

Gauge and Sizing

It is hard to measure a gauge with this yarn so Instead I am giving you a few key measurements so you know that you are on track.

Band width: 3 inches

Finished hat measures 10 inches tall. 10 inches across the body and 9 inches across the band.

Abbreviations

  • I use US terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sl St: slip stitch
  • BLO: back loop only
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 together

 

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Pattern

Band

Ch 10

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 2: Working in BLO, sc in each stitch across ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 3-45: repeat row 2

Put ends of band together to form a tube. Sl st edges together in BLO of each side. Turn inside out. Do not cut yarn

Body

Rnd 1: Ch 1. Starting in the same space as ch 1, place 48 hdc evenly around the edge of band. Join to top of 1st hdc using sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), skip 1 st, *(hdc, ch1, hdc) in next st. skip 1 st. repeat from * around. Hdc in same st as beginning ch 2. Ch 1, join to top of ch 2 with sl st.

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in ch 1 space from previous round continue around until last ch 1 space. (Hdc, ch1) in last ch 1 space. Join with sl st to top of ch 2

Rnd 4-15: repeat round 3

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc2tog in each ch 1 space around. Join to top of 1st sc2tog. Cut yarn and finish off leaving a long tail to cinch top closed.

Finishing

Turn hat inside out. Using your tapestry needle weave your yarn in and out through the stitches around the top of hat. Pull yarn to cinch the top closed. Place a couple stitches in the top of hat to secure it. Weave in ends.

Do you like to crochet with Lion Brand’s Homespun?

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4 comments

  1. Ruth says:

    You are so right there. Homespun is a huge pain in the neck. I’ve had some for years. The only thing I’ve done with it so far is knit prayer shawls because with this horrible yarn knittingi s easier …slow for me though. I’m going to try this hat so if your ears ring you know why…lol

    • Cheryl says:

      Let me know how it went, please! Did you manage to finish? Any tips,.other than possibly obsessive counting and recounting of stitches (if you can tell one stitch from another)?

  2. Kathy says:

    I actually like Homespun! It works up quickly (many a long car ride has started with a skein and a hook and ended with a hat) and it’ll cover a multitude of minor sins. Okay, so I wouldn’t want to knit with it, but one skein made a pretty impressive, fluffy scarf on a cheap Boye loom I picked up on sale at Wallyworld. Thanks for this pattern — I’m making a gift for a friend and wanted something different from my usual no-pattern, start-with-a-spiral-and-just-wing-it designs.

  3. Cheryl says:

    I can’t stand using Homespun! I found this page because I, too, have had a couple skeins of this stuff plaguing me for years. I mean plaguing, and I mean years. Like, 10 years. This isn’t a hard pattern, but I will be darned if I don’t feel as though I need to mark every single stitch in order not to foul up. I may give up and do some loose scarf or something instead. I love the colors, I can’t stand the…. crimpiness…. of the yarn. It’s nearly impossible to figure out where your stitches are once you start working in the round.

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