This crochet slouchy hat is worked in rounds from the bottom up. I was inspired to make this hat while I was putting together the tutorial for the Quick Shell Stitch a couple weeks ago, you can find it here. The quick shell stitch is an easy stitch to learn. It is made by working rows of 3 double crochet shells over rows of chain stitches.
And, hey don’t these colors remind you of Neapolitan Ice Cream!!
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- Worsted Weight/#4 Yarn in 3 colors. I used less then ¼ skein of these:
- Color A: Lion Brand Heartland in Grand Canyon
- Color B: Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry
- Color C: Lion Brand Heartland in Acadia
- 5 mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Gauge: 4 shells x 11 rows = 4 inches in pattern
- Finished hat measures: 9.5 in tall x 9.5 in wide
- This patterns uses US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- BLO: back loop only
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sk: Skip
- Dc: double crochet
- Sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
Using Color A, Ch 61
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook in in each ch across. Taking care not to twist yarn, join to top of 1st sc using a sl st (60 sc)
Round 2-4: Ch 1. Working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in each st around. Join to top of 1st sc with a sl st. (60)
Round 5: Ch 1. Sc in same st as ch 1. Ch 3, sk 2 st. *Sc in next st. Ch 3, skip 2 st. Repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
Round 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a st). 2 dc in same st as ch 2. Sc in ch 3 sp, * 3 dc in next sc. Sc in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around. Place 1 dc in same st as first 2 dc of this round. Join to top of 1st dc with a sl st.
Round 7: Ch 1. Sc in same st as ch 1, ch 3, sk 3 sts, * sc in next (this will be the middle dc of shell from previous row), ch 3, sk 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st sc using a sl st.
Rounds 8-25. Repeat rounds 6 and 7. Switch to color B when you reach round 11 and color C when you reach round 19.
Round 26 & 27: Ch 1. Sc2tog starting in the same st as ch1. Sc2tog around. Join to top of 1st sc2tog with a sl st.
After round 27, finish off and cut your yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew top of hat closed. Turn hat inside out. Using your tapestry needle, thread your yarn in and out through the stitches around the top of the hat. Pull tight to cinch hat closed. Add a couple stitches to secure. Weave in ends. Wear hat and look awesome.
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