Slouchy Hat

 

HDC Slouchy Hat 

Using an H-5.00mm hook and DK/worsted weight yarn

Setup:  ch 5; sl st to form a circle;
Top:
Round 1:  8 hdc in circle; slst to join;
Rnd 2:  ch 2, hdc in same st; * 2 hdc in each st;* repeat * to *; slst to join; (16 hdc)
Rnd 3:  ch 2, hdc in same st; *hdc in next st; 2 hdc in next st * repeat * to *; slst to join (24 hdc)
Rnd 4:  ch 2, hdc in same st; *hdc in ext 2 st; 2 hdc in next st* repeat * to *; slst to join (32 hdc)
Rnd 5:  ch 2; hdc in between the stitches around (not through the top loops); slst to join

Body:
Rnds 6 – 25:  repeat Round 5 nineteen/twenty times – OR until it’s 10 inches in length – or you have the length you desire;
Rnd 26: ch 2: *hdc in next 6 st; hdc dec in next two st;*  repeat * to *; slst to join
Rnd 27: repeat Round 26;

Brim:
Rnds 28-32:  ch 2; sc around; slst to join.

Fasten off.

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DC Slouchier Hat

Using H-5.00mm hook and DK weight/worsted weight yarn

Setup:  ch 5; sl st to form a circle;
Top:
Round 1:  8 dc in circle; slst to join;
Rnd 2:  ch 2,hdc in same st; * 2 dc in each st;* slst to join; (16 dc)
Rnd 3:  ch 2, dc in same st; *dc in next st; 2 dc in next st * repeat * to *;  slst to join (24 dc)
Rnd 4:  ch 2, dc in same st; *dc in next 2 st; 2 dc in next st*  repeat * to *; slst to join (32 dc)
Rnd 5:  ch 2, dc in same st; *dc in next 2 st; dc in next st*  repeat * to *; slst to join (40 dc)
Rnd 6:  ch 2; dc in between the stitches around (not through the top loops); slst to join

Body:
Rnds 7 – 25:  repeat Round 6 nineteen/twenty times – OR until it’s 10 inches in length – or you have the length you desire;
Rnd 26: ch 2: *dc in next 6 st; dc dec in next two st;* repeat * to *;  slst to join
Rnd 27: repeat Round 26;

Brim:
Rnds 28-32:  ch 2; hdc around; slst to join.

Fasten off.

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Things to keep in mind about these slouchy hats:

– It’s somewhere in between a beanie and a beret … the top doesn’t have to fit the crown of the head, and the body is not as wide as the beret;

– The basic construction is a narrow top, long body, and a slightly narrower/smaller brim.  If the head opening/brim is too small for the intended recipient, I would normally evenly increase the last two rounds of the body by ten stitches, then start the brim pattern.

– Yarn and tension may make a difference.  You may need to crochet with a bigger hook or looser tension, if the yarn is worsted weight/bulky, because you need some sort of ‘drape’ and not just hang down stiffly in the back.

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