Incredibly Simple Slouchy Hat – Free Pattern!

Are you ready for a simple slouchy hat pattern that’s quick and uses only one skein of yarn?  Yea, me too especially since the holidays are coming up so quickly!

Insanely Simple Slouchy HatI haven’t played around with chunky yarn very much in my crochet experience but since having used it while making a free cowl pattern from Beatrice Ryan Designs, I’ve come to like the feel and how quickly a project works up.

I tried two different types of chunky yarn for this project because I always want to see which yarn can give me the results I’m trying to carry out.  My first choice was “I Love This Chunky Yarn” by Hobby Lobby and the other was by Lion Brand.  In the end, I chose “I Love This Chunky Yarn” because it was so super soft and for a hat, I think that’s pretty important.  Plus from the pictures below, you can see a big difference in the size of the hats although I used the same size hook and number of increase rounds.  I didn’t complete the Lion Brand version because I ran out of yarn and really didn’t want to start another skein when I knew I would be using the other anyway.

Insanely Simple Slouchy Hat Comparing Different YarnsNow, on to the pattern.  I made this hat to fit adult size – approximately 22″.

Supplies:

I Love This Chunky Yarn by Hobby Lobby

Hook – Size N

Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends

Gauge:  4 stitches and 2 rows = 2 inches

Abbreviations:

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together.  Here is a good explanation and tutorial by New Stitch A Day if you need help.

Instructions: 

ch 4, sl st into first ch to make a ring.

Round 1:  ch 1, 11 dc in ring, sl st in first dc (11 st)

Round 2:  ch 1, 2 dc in same space, 2 dc in next dc and around, sl st in first dc (22 st)

Round 3:  ch 1 and dc in same sp, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (33 st)

Round 4:  ch 1 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (44 st)

Round 5:  ch 1 and dc in same sp, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st in first dc (55 st)

Rounds 6-8:  ch 1 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first dc (55 st)

Round 9:  ch 1 and dc in same sp, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st to first dc (44 st)

Round 10:  ch 1 and dc in same sp, dc in next dc, dc2tog, *dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog*, repeat from *to*, join by sl st to first dc (33 st)

Rounds 11-13:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next dc and around, join by sl st in first hdc (33 st)

Round 14: ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next hdc and around, join by sl st in first sc (33 st).

Finish off and weave in your ends.

I hope you enjoy this free pattern.  Please remember that you are welcome to sell your finished products if you wish.  I only ask that you reference or link back to ELK Studio as the designer.  Please do not use my photos as your own.

If you are on Ravelry, you can “favorite’ this project to your list for easy access!  I would love to see your version of this hat!!!!

I hope you have a great day!  Be blessed!

Kathy

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42 thoughts on “Incredibly Simple Slouchy Hat – Free Pattern!

  1. Got a request from my daughter and granddaughter to make a slouchy hat. This one is perfect .and looks like it will be quick…

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  2. Was the Lion Brand much thicker than than the Hobby Lobby brand or just not as soft? I’m wondering if the Lion Brand homespun would work. It’s weighted as a 5, I think. I have some chunky Lion Brand (Hometown USA) yarn weighted 6, but I can see that it might be too thick.

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      • Kathy,
        I tried to decrease to size L hook, and decrease an extra round. But it was still way too big. I think it’s because the yarn I used was VERY chunky! I will still be able to use it for an adult. Thanks for the great pattern, and for your help.
        Peggy

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  3. love this!! on the photo above I take it the 2 hats are using the 2 different yarns you mention. could tell me which one is which? can’t wait to make this x

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  4. I’m knitting hats for “Save the Babies – Hats for War-Torn Syria”
    https://www.facebook.com/SavethebabiesSyria
    which needs hats for all ages.
    This looks like a good fast pattern for charity knitting. Thanks!

    I do cringe a bit at the “insanely” part of the name. I’m sensitive to this, as a dear family member is in a psych unit at the moment – and it’s far from simple!

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