Basic Stripes Slouch Hat
designed by Kim Guzman © Dec. 2018
Technique: Regular Crochet
Hat body 20″, height 10″
- Red Heart “With Love Stripes” (100% acrylic, aran size 4 weight, 223 yds per 5 oz): one skein in color Sandbar Stripe
- Suggested hook sizes: K-10½ [6.5mm] (larger hook) and I-9 (5.5mm] (smaller hook)
- Needle (for weaving ends and seaming brim)
- Pompom (optional)
Hat is worked top-down, in unjoined rounds, brim is applied once the hat body is finished.
Each round is worked in spiral fashion, without joining rounds. Use a stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn to mark the last stitch of each round so you won’t lose your place in the round.
After round 7, approx. 5″
After round 10, approx. 6.25″
After round 12, approx. 7.5″
Rnd 1: With larger hook, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 8 sc.
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc around: 16 sc.
Rnd 4: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 24 sc.
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 32 sc.
Rnd 6: Sc in each sc around: 32 sc.
Rnd 7: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 40 sc.
Rnd 8: Rep rnd 6: 40 sc.
Rnd 9: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 48 sc.
Rnd 10: Rep rnd 6: 48 sc.
Rnd 11: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around: 56 sc.
Rnds 12-28: Rep rnd 6: 56 sc. On final round, sl st in next sc, do not fasten off.
Note: Ribbing is worked vertically along stitches from round 28 of hat.
Row 1: With smaller hook, ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in next 4 ch, on hat body sk 1 sc from round 28, sl st in next sc, turn ribbing.
Row 2:Working in back loops only, sc in 5 sc of ribbing, turn Ribbing.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in 5 sc, on hat body sk 1 sc from round 28, sl st in next sc, turn ribbing.
Repeat rows 2-3 until all stitches used from round 28, fasten off.
With yarn needle, seam Brim. Weave in all ends securely. Make or purchase pompom and attach to top of hat.