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Oatmeal Cable Slouch Hat Free Crochet Pattern

More hats, please! You can never have enough and they are great to have handy. This one is made with a gorgeous squishy cable for extra comfort and warmth. Keep a box by the door for your guests to choose from before they leave.

Oatmeal Cable Slouch Hat CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Oatmeal Cable Slouch Hat
designed by Kim Guzman © Dec. 2018
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished Size

Hat body 20″ (stretchy), height 10″

Materials

  • Stylecraft Special Aran with Wool (aran weight, 77% acrylic/20% acrylic, 892 yds per 400g skein) approx. 300 yards used (shown in color Oatmeal)
  • Suggested hook sizes: K-10½ [6.5mm] (larger hook) and I-9 (5.5mm] (smaller hook)
  • Stitch marker (or small piece of scrap yarn)
  • Needle (for weaving ends)
  • Pompom (optional)
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Notes

Hat is worked top-down, in joined rounds.

If you prefer a beanie, the brim can be folded up.

This yarn is in the lighter range of aran (size 4 in the US) at 2.23 yards per gram. It’s very hard to get the same gauge with something like Red Heart Super Saver which, although also in the aran weight range, is heavier weight and makes a stiff project when worked to the same tension.

Red Heart With Love is closer but still heavier.

Berroco Vintage Chunky is closer to the right weight and is classified as a heavy worsted at 2.17 yards per gram.

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted is very close at 2.20 yards per gram. It feels like the Stylecraft is a heavy worsted rather than aran, but it’s right there on the cusp. It’s not difficult to find online either. Try Deramores. I have shopped with them many times.

Gauge

After round 4, approx. 3.5″
After round 8, approx. 7″

Oatmeal Cable Slouch Hat CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the back of the stitch and out the other side of same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr): Yarn over twice, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the back of the stitch and out the other side of same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.

Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): Yarn over, with hook in back of work, insert hook to the side of the indicated stitch, move hook around the front of the stitch and out the other side of the same stitch (hook is in back of work again), yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Round 1: With larger hook, ch 3, skip 2 ch (counts as first hdc), 7 hdc in next ch, sl st to top of beginning ch-2: 8 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around each hdc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 16 dc.

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around each dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 32 dc.

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 fpdc around first dc, fpdc around next dc, [2 fpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc] around, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 48 dc.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), *sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc (mark dc of third fptr with stitch marker), working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, hdc in marked dc, remove stitch marker, rep from * to last 6 dc, sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, sl st to top of beg ch-2: 56 sts.

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 bpdc around same st as joining, *fpdc around next 6 tr, 2 bpdc around next hdc, rep from * to last 6 tr, fpdc around next 6 tr, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 64 dc.

Round 7: Ch 1, 2 bpdc around first dc, bpdc around next dc, *fpdc around next 6 dc, 2 bpdc around next dc, bpdc around next dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fpdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 dc.

Round 8: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next 2 dc, *fpdc around next 6 dc, bpdc around next 3 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fpdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 dc.

Round 9: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next 2 dc, *sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, bpdc around next 3 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, sk 3 dc, fptr around next 3 dc, working in front of previous 3 fptr, fptr around 3 skipped dc, sk ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 sts.

Round 10: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next 2 dc, *fpdc around next 6 tr, bpdc around next 3 dc, rep from * to last 6 tr, fpdc around next 6 tr, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 dc.

Rounds 11-12: Ch 1, bpdc around first dc and next 2 dc, *fpdc around next 6 dc, bpdc around next 3 dc, rep from * to last 6 dc, fpdc around next 6 dc, sk initial ch 1, sl st to first dc: 72 dc.

Rounds 13-24: Rep rounds 9-12.

Change to smaller hook for remainder of hat.

Rounds 25-28:: Ch 1, fpdc around first dc, *bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, rep from * to last dc, bpdc around last dc, sl st to first dc. Fasten off after last round.

Finishing

With needle, weave in ends securely. Attach pompom, if desired.

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