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Friday, April 13, 2012

Child's Slouchy Hat With Brim (free crochet pattern)



I had an idea in mind for a hat for my daughters. I searched images online, and found some that were close, but not exactly what I wanted. I ended up borrowing bits and pieces from a few different patterns, tearing out the work, making changes, and starting over... again... and again...
The frustration paid off, though. I finally came up with some little hats that I like!
These hats are child sized. They fit my 5 year old, 7 year old, and 1 1/2 year old, so they are fairly forgiving in sizing. OK, I just got up and tried one on my 12 year old (I don't think he was too happy about that... sorry kiddo!) It fit. So yeah, it fits a wide range of child sizes.



Child's Slouchy Hat With Brim


What You Need:
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size K hook
stitch marker (I just pull through a contrasting scrap of yarn to mark my stitch.)

Abbreviations:
ch= chain
sl st= slip stitch
hdc= half double crochet
st= stitch
yo= yarn over
BLO= back loop only
FLO= front loop only

Tips:
How to hdc 2 tog= yo, insert hook into st, yo and pull through, yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook.
Mark sts= mark the first stitch of each round. It makes things much easier... trust me!


Special Instructions:
1. Replace the first hdc in each round with ch2.
2. When you join at the end of the round, you will sl st into the second ch of the ch 2 in the previous round.

For The Hat:
ch 4. Form a ring with a sl st to the first ch.
Round 1: 8 hdc in the ring. Join. (8)
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (16)
Working BLO from now on:
Round 3: [1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st Repeat around. Join. (24)
Round 4: [1 hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join. (32)
Round 5: [1 hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join. (40)
Round 6: [1 hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join. (48)
Round 7: [1 hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join. (56)
Round 8: [1 hdc in first 6  sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join. (64)
Round 9: [1 hdc in first 7  sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join. (72)

Round 10: [1 hdc in first 8  sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join. (80)
Round 11-14: hdc in each st around. Join. (80)
Round 15: [hdc in first 8 sts, hdc 2 tog] Repeat around. Join. (72)
Round 16: [hdc in first 7 sts, hdc 2 tog] Repeat around. Join. (64)
Round 17: [hdc in first 6 sts, hdc 2 tog] Repeat around. Join. (56)
Round 18: [hdc in first 5 sts, hdc 2 tog] Repeat around. Join. (48)
Now, work through BOTH loops.
Round 19-20: hdc in each st around. Join. (48)
Finish off.

For The Brim and Trim:
Work with two strands of yarn together.
Count 14 sts from the finished end of the hat, and join yarn in the 14th st.
Round 1: ch 2, working FLO, hdc in next 21 sts. Turn.
Now work through BOTH loops.
Round 2: ch 2, hdc 2 tog, hdc in next 17 sts, hdc 2 tog. Turn.
Round 3: ch 2, hdc 2 tog, hdc in next 15 sts, hdc 2 tog. Turn.
Round 4: ch 2, hdc 2 tog, hdc in next 13 sts, hdc 2 tog. Turn.
Round 5: ch 2, hdc 2 tog, hdc in next 11 sts, hdc 2 tog. Do not turn.
Trim: Work LOOSELY so that there is a little "give" to the hat.
Pivot work, and sl st around the entire hat and brim. Finish off and weave in ends.


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8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this Susie! I've printed it out as well as Pinned it! Thanks again!

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  2. Very cute! Great job.It's great how you are able to adapt other patterns to make what you like.

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  3. This is beautiful. I am wondering how to convert this into an adult hat

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    1. Thank you! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! You could add a row or 2 after row 10, increasing in the same pattern to make a bigger hat. :-)

      [1 hdc in first 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join.
      [1 hdc in first 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st] Repeat around. Join.

      Hope this helps! :-)

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  4. PERHAPS IT'S 2MUCH FROM ME BUT CAN U PLS JUST DRAW A PATTERN HOW TO MAKE ALL THE ITEMS YOU'RE GOING TO UPLOAD HERE..IT'S SO EASY TO FOLLOW 100 percent SURE..NO NEED THE WHOLE PICTURE JUST 1/4 PART FROM STARTING TO END..I BOUGHT LOTS OF CROCHET BOOKS B4 BECOZ IT'S SO EASY TO MAKE A CROCHET JUST FOLLOWING THEIR PATTERNS......TNX & SORRY ABIUT MY REQUEST...GOD BLESS..

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    1. Hi! Unfortunately, I have never even tried to draw out a pattern, so I don't really know how that would work out. lol Maybe I will give it a try and perhaps sometime in the future, I will post a drawn pattern. I will have to learn more about it, though. :-)

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