The Hometown Slouchy Hat just might be my favorite one yet and I hope you love it as much as I do. It is soft and cozy and just reminds of that feeling you get when your family gathers for a meal, or when you get a hug from your grandma or when you drive down the familiar backroads you grew up on. It just gives me all the warm fuzzy feelings.
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This hat uses Lion Brand’s New Basic 175, which is a single ply/roving yarn that is mostly acrylic with a touch of wool (75/25). It is light and lofty and so so soft. It also comes in A LOT of colors. If you have trouble picking matching colors together then this yarn is for you, Lion Brand has taken all the guess work out by making all the colors coordinate with each other.
The stitch used to create the little “tents” on this hat is a Split Front Post Treble Crochet, sounds intimidating I know. But its not too hard once we break it down. This hat pattern is definitely not for a beginner but if you are comfortable with making post stitches then I think you can make this hat.
A split front post treble crochet is basically a ‘front post treble crochet 2 tog’ and is worked like any other ‘2tog’ or decrease stitch by completing all but the last ‘yo pull through’ of each stitch and then pulling through all the loops on the hook. The only difference of this one is its worked around the post of the stitch and instead of working the stitch in 2 stitches next to each other they have stitches in between.
UPDATED 12/18/19: Lion Brand Scarfie and this hat pattern were made for each other! If you are looking for a good substitute for the New Basic 175, Scarfie is a must-try. The photo at the top of the post uses a Scarfie in the pink/silver color.
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-2 Colors Lion Brand New Basic 175 (3.5 oz/175 yds) or similar #4/worsted weight yarn – I used the colors whisper (1/4 skein) and peony (3/4 skein) OR less than 1 ball of Lion Brand Scarfie
Gauge and Sizing
-Gauge: 8 st x 6 rows = 2 in (alternating rows of dc and sc)
-Finished size: 10.5 in tall by 9 in wide (laying flat)
-I use US Terminology
-sc: single crochet
-BLO: back loop only
-dc: double crochet
-Split FpTr: split from post treble crochet (see special stitches)
-sl st: slip stitch
-CA: color A (peony)
-CB: color B (whisper)
-ch 1 and 2 do not count as stitch
-do not cut yarn at color change, carry it up the seam
-Lion Brand Scarfe also works great for this pattern!
–Special Stitch: Split FpTr – YO (yarnover) twice, insert hook from front to back around post of indicated st, YO, pull up loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops) twice. YO twice, skip next 3 sts, insert hook from front to back around post of next st, YO and pull up loop, (YO pull through 2 loops) twice, YO pull through all 3 loops. Skip sc behind Split Fptc.
Hometown Crochet Slouchy Hat Pattern
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Row 1: Using CA, Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (8)
Row 2-60: ch 1, working in BLO, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn. (8)
After last row, match short ends of band together and join to form a tube by slip stitching through the back loops of each stitch. Band should measure approximately 2 in x 18 in
Rnd 1: Ch 2, Dc 64 times evenly around band. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (64)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (64)
Rnd 3: Using CB, Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in next 2 sts. Split FpTr (see notes for stitch instructions) beginning around 2nd dc 2 rows below, * dc in next 7 sts, skip next 3 dc 2 rows below, split fptr starting around next st. Repeat from * around. Dc in last 4 sts. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (64)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (64)
Rnd 5: Using CA, 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in next 6 sts. Split FpTr beginning around 6th st 2 rows below, * dc in next 7 sts, skip next 3 dc 2 rows below, split fptr starting around next st. Repeat from * around ending last split fptr around 2nd dc 2 rows below. Join to top of 1st dc with sl st. (64)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (64)
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Rnd 7-24: repeat rnds 3-6 (64)
Rnd 25-26: Ch 1, sc2tog starting in same st as ch 1. Sc2tog around. Join to top of 1st sc2tog with sl st. (stitch count is not important for these last 2 rounds)
On last round, finish off and leave long tail. Turn hat inside out. Using tapestry needle, weave yarn tail in an out through stitches around the crown. Pull to cinch closed, secure and weave in ends.
I recently remade this hat and finished it with a cream faux fur pom and these adorable sheep buttons! If you would like some sheep buttons for your hat, I have a couple of sets in my Stash Yarn Club shop.
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LOVE this crochet pattern!! So quick and easy to make yet they look so stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern!
Elisa Mallrich says
I too, have tried to make this pattern without success. So frustrating. 😥
I’m sorry your having trouble with this hat! Where are you getting hung up in the pattern?
I have tried several times to make this pattern, Now I’m frustrated with it. Hope you can help, how many FpTr should you have in the first round. Also do you skip three stitches in each row along with the three doubles in the previous row. I have skipped and not skipped, then when I go to do the single crochet row with 64 stitches, I never am able to get the correct number of stitches. Was this pattern test crochet. I have been a crochet for 40 plus years and this patterns has me baffled, lol Help please.
Each double crochet round (besides round 1) will have 8 split fptr’s. You’ll skip the 3 sts from the previous dc row and then leave the sc behind your split fptr open because the split fptr counts as that stitch.
I only get seven??? Still can not figure this out. SMH LOL
2nd double crochet in the double crochet row, that would pull the work toward the left of your work, maybe that is what my problem could be, I am going into the double right below my stitch. Is that possible what could be my error?
Every even round should be a single crochet round. You’ll skip over this round and do your split for in the dc round. You start the split fptr in the 2nd dc from round 1, skip 3 dc from that round and finish it in the 4th dc. The split fptr is 1 counted as 1 stitch.
Could you please check your pattern instructions, row 2 of the body is not right, you join the round in the sc round not the double crochet round.
I have grafted this pattern and there is no way it matches up to what you have wrote in the first row of the body. I’m still so frustrated with this pattern. I would love to make but it’s impossible. Would like to know who tested this for you,
I fixed the typo in round 2. Thank you. I’m not sure where you’re running into trouble. I’ve made this pattern multiple times it does work. The first round is only double crochets, then a round of singles, then round 3 starts the split post stitches. Are you doing to the split fptr correct? You are welcome to hop over to our Facebook group and ask there too. https:/facebook.com/groups/mittencrochetclub
I know this over a year ago but i was having the same problem and I think I figured out the problem…
Where you’re skipping three stitches for the Front Post thing (that go into stitches 2 rows down)- you only skip one stitch in the row you are working.
I’m definitely going to give this a try!
I love the buttons!!!!! Where can I find some of those?
I have some in my shop actually! https://stashyarnclub.com/products/stitchable-sheep-buttons
Christina Vera says
Hello! Thank you for the free hat pattern. I’m trying to get the pdf, but it keeps saying I don’t have access to it?
Clicking on the link should give you access. Maybe it’s a setting on your computer.
Bonnie Burkhardt says
Heather, I love this hat! Thank you! Merry Christmas…
This looks like a great pattern – it is so nice to use a different stitch. I look forward to trying this in the new year.
Merry Christmas to you and yours
Sandy Hunegs says
Thank you for the free pattern! I haven’t tried the Scarfie yarn yet, but I’ve seen them and I love the color combinations. That pink/silver is very pretty. I’m terrible at putting colors together so I completely rely on you designers to show me the way!
Oh, and those sheep buttons are adorable!
Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
They just add the perfect touch don’t they! I’m so glad you like the pattern. Merry Christmas to you too.
I’ve tried multiple times – watched the video – yet the mitten pattern does not show. Soooo, sense the hat pattern popped up. I was going to just make it; but there’s more ads to sort through than carters got pills – I’m just going to delete this subscription- thank you for the offer though – it just didn’t work out for me. Merry Christmas
I’m sorry you’re having trouble. Designing patterns is how I support my family and in order to offer them to you for free I get paid for having ads on my site. If you’re coming over from the Celebrate the Holidays event, the pdf button for this hat pattern is located just above the “Materials”section of the pattern. Is a bright pink button with a couple of presents on it with the words “free pdf download”
The free pattern is the hat. The name of the blog is The Unraveled Mitten