Moogly reader Brea recently came up with the brilliant idea of making a slouchy hat to match the All Grown Up Arm Warmers – and she was kind enough to let me run with it! And with or without the Arm Warmers, I think the All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat is a keeper!
Of course, the All Grown Up Arm Warmers are sized for adults – if you’re making the smaller size of this slouch hat for a tween, you’ll want to use the Sweet Striped Crochet Arm Warmers to complete the set!
All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat
- US-I, 5.5mm hook
- Worsted weight yarn, two colors, approximately 185 yards total (Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather and Blue Mint shown)
- Gauge: Circle after Row 4 = 4.5 inches diameter
- Sizes Included: Older Child/Small Adult (21-22 inch head), and Large Adult (23-24 inch head)
- Click HERE for a Brim Tutorial, and Click HERE for a Shallow Post Stitch Tutorial!
NOTE: The post stitches used in this pattern are Shallow Post Stitches (tutorial HERE) – but some prefer standard post stitches! So give each a try and see which you like best – note that with standard post stitches it will be a bit shorter, so you’ll want to add extra rows.
Round 1: Using Color A, make a magic ring and ch 2 (does not count as a st). Work 12 dc into the ring, join with a sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, make 2 dc in ea st around. Join to first dc using Color B to make the sl st. Do not cut Color A (Colors will be carried along inside hat.) (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, [bpdc in next st, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2, [dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st] 12 times. Join to first dc using Color A to make the sl st. (48 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, [bpdc in next 3 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (60 dc)
FOR OLDER CHILD/SMALL ADULT SIZE:
Round 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 14 sts] 4 times. Join to first dc using Color B to make the sl st. (64 dc) Continue to Round 7 below; st counts listed first in parenthesis.)
FOR LARGE ADULT SIZE:
Round 6: Ch 2, [2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 5 sts] 10 times. Join to first dc using Color B to make the sl st. (70 dc) Continue to Round 7 below; st counts listed second in parenthesis.)
Round 7: Ch 2, bpdc evenly around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. (64 dc, 70 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (64 dc, 70 dc)
Round 9 – 16: Repeat Rounds 7 – 8, alternating colors.
Round 17 (Set-up row for brim): Using Color A, ch 1 and bpsc evenly around. Join with a sl st to first bpsc. Cut Color B. (64 sc, 70 sc)
MAKE THE BRIM (using Color A):
Row 1: Ch 9. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch. (8 sc) Sc2tog in the next 2 set-up row sts, as shown below. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Do NOT ch, turn.
Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO evenly. (8 sc) Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO evenly. (8 sc) Make securing stitch. Turn.
Row 4 – 64(70): Repeat Rows 2 – 3.
Sew the brim together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.
Pair the arm warmers crochet pattern and the slouch hat crochet pattern, and now you have a matching set! Looking for a kid size version? Stay tuned… good things to come! What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
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