The amazing texture in this hat is achieved with a unique method of turning after each round. Working the hat in both rows and rounds enables the wonderful texture on both sides of this hat. Best of all, the "seam" from joining is virtually invisible. The end result is a wonderfully "squishy" and thick hat.

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crochet chunky slouchy hat
APRIL PATTERSON

This project from "Crochet Style: Over 30 Trendy, Classic and Sporty Accessories for All Ages" was reprinted with permission from Page Street Publishing Co.

Size Chart

3 to 6 Months: 14 to 16 inches (36 to 41 centimeters) circumference, approximately 6 to 6.5 inches (15 to 17 centimeters) from crown to brim

6 to 12 Months: 16 to 18 inches (41 to 46 centimeters) circumference, approximately 6.5 to 7 inches (17 to 18 centimeters) from crown to brim

Toddler: 17 to 19 inches (43 to 48 centimeters) circumference, approximately 7 to 7.5 inches (18 to 19 centimeters) from crown to brim

Child: 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 centimeters) circumference, approximately 7.5 to 8 inches (19 to 20 centimeters) from crown to brim

Teen / Adult: 20 to 22 inches (51 to 56 centimeters) circumference, approximately 8.5 to 9 inches (22 to 23 centimeters) from crown to brim

Large Adult: 22 to 24 inches (56 to 61 centimeters) circumference, approximately 9 to 10 inches (23 to 25 centimeters) from crown to brim

Bottom Ribbing Size Chart

3 to 6 Months: 12 to 13 inches (30 to 33 centimeters)

6 to 12 Months: 14 to 15 inches (36 to 38 centimeters)

Toddler: 15 to 16 inches (38 to 41 centimeters)

Child: 16 to 17 inches (41 to 43 centimeters)

Teen / Adult: 18 to 19 inches (46 to 48 centimeters)

Large Adult: 19 to 20 inches (48 to 51 centimeters)

Gauge

Ribbing and height of hat are worked to a specific measurement. If stitches are too open or loose, switch to smaller hook.

Abbreviations Used:

ST(S): stitch(es)

CH: chain stitch

SC: single crochet

DC: double crochet

FPSC: front post single crochet

FPDC: front post double crochet

SC2TOG: single crochet 2 stitches together

SL ST: slip stitch

RND(S): round(s)

BLO: Back Loop Only

RS: Right Side

This pattern is worked from the bottom up.

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Bottom Ribbing:  Row 1: (ch 5 for smaller sizes) ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (use back loops of ch) and each ch to end of row. (4, 6)

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Step 2

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sl st in BLO of each st to end of row. (4, 6)

Step 3

Repeat Row 2 until the following measurement is reached (measure lightly stretched). The sl st ribbing is very stretchy. If not sure on size, go smaller.

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Step 4

Seam: ch 1 and sl st the short ends of the ribbing together (using one loop from each end). Turn right side out. The pattern is now worked in rounds instead of rows.

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Step 5

Foundation RND: ch 2, work (64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 88) dc evenly around ribbing, join with sl st in first dc. Continue with Texture Section.

Step 6

Texture:  Switch to "N" (9 millimeter) hook. Note: Both combos of (dc, ch 1, dc) and (fpdc, ch 1, fpdc) are referred to as "v-stitch" in this pattern.

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Step 7

RND 1: ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch 1), dc in same st as ch 4 (“v-stitch” made), skip next st, sc in next st *skip next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, skip next st, sc in next st*, repeat between *. . .* to end of rnd, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4 to join. (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 v-stitch and sc combos). Note: This pattern is worked in rnds and joined at the end of each rnd. However, to create the unique texture, it will now be turned after each rnd and worked in the opposite direction.

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Step 8

RND 2: sl st in ch-1 space of next v-stitch, ch 1, (counts as first sc), TURN, (fpdc, ch 1, fpdc) around post of next sc directly below, *sc in next ch-1 sp, (fpdc, ch 1, fpdc) around post of next sc*, repeat between *. . .* to end of rnd, sl st in top of first sc to join. (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 v-stitch and sc combos)

Step 9

Repeat RND 2 until hat reaches measurement below, end with a rnd worked on RS. 3–6 Months: Continue until hat measures about 6 to 6.5 inches (15 to 17 centimeters) from crown to brim. 6–12 Months: Continue until hat measures about 6.5 to 7 inches (17 to 18 centimeters) from crown to brim. Toddler: Continue until hat measures about 7 to 7.5 inches (18 to 19 centimeters) from crown to brim. Child: Continue until hat measures about 7.5 to 8 inches (19 to 20 centimeters) from crown to brim. Teen/Adult: Continue until hat measures about 8.5 to 9 inches (22 to 23 centimeters) from crown to brim. Large Adult: Continue until hat measures about 9 to 9.5 inches (23 to 24 centimeters) from crown to brim

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Step 10

Decreasing RNDS:  RND 1: With RS facing, *sc in next ch-1 sp, fpsc around next sc*, repeat between *. . .* to end of rnd, do not join.

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Step 11

RND 2: *work sc2tog over next 2 sts*, repeat between *. . .* until there are only a few sts left in rnd. Use yarn needle to close up remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Step 12

Optional Pom-Pom: Attach pom-pom on top of hat. Pompoms can be purchased, made by hand using materials you have at home or made with a purchased pom-pom maker such as Clover brand pom-pom maker.

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