The All Mine Crochet Slouch Hat is perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day! It's a one size fits most for teens to adults, fitting 22-24 inch noggins, even the ones swelled up with love. Simple shells make the heart shapes, and you can choose to carry your non-working yarn behind the stitches, tapestry style, or cut and weave in the ends to avoid any and all "peek through." Either way, this free pattern is sweet, warm, and easy to make!
All Mine Crochet Slouch Hat
US - I, 5.5mm hook
124 yds Red Heart Eco-Ways
Color A: Misty Violet
Color B: Oyster
This yarn has been discontinued. Recommended replacement: Red Heart Soft
Gauge: 12 sts x 8 rows = 4 inches in dc
Size: This hat is designed to fit most teen and adult heads, 22-24" circumference.
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
Shell: [Hdc, dc, hdc, ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc] in one st as directed.
Round 2: Ch 1, [BLO sc in next st, FLO sc in next st] 32 times. Join to first sc with a sl st. (64 sc)
Round 3 - 4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: Ch 2 (does not count as first st), dc in BLO of each st around. Join to first dc with a sl st. (64 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, dc in the 1st st, finishing st with Color B (as in Tapestry Crochet, see link above). *Skip next st, [hdc, dc, hdc, ch 1, hdc, dc, hdc] in next st (shell made), finishing last st with Color A. Skip next st, dc in next 5 sts, finishing last st with Color B. Repeat from * 7 times, finishing last repeat with 4 dc in the last 4 sts. Join to first dc with a sl st. (8 shells made)
Round 7: Ch 2. *Dc in next st. Skip first half of shell and work 3 dc in ch 1 sp. Skip second half of shell, then dc in next st, finishing with Color B. Skip next st, make shell, finishing last st with Color A. Skip next st. Repeat from * 7 times. Join to first dc with a sl st. (8 shells made) Break Color B. OPTIONAL: If desired, leave a long tail and at the end of the pattern, rather than just weaving this end in, you may go through and use it to tighten up the bottom points of the hearts, weaving it along the back as you go.
Round 8: Ch 2. *Dc in next 5 sts, skip first half of shell and work 3 dc in ch 1 sp. Skip second half of shell. Repeat from * to end. Join to first dc with a sl st. (64 dc)
Round 9 - 15: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st. (64 dc)
Round 16: Ch 2, [dc2tog, dc in next 14 sts] 4 times. Join to first dc with a sl st. (60 dc)
Round 17: Ch 2, [dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog] 12 times. Join to first dc with a sl st. (48 dc)
Round 18: Ch 2, [dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog] 12 times. Join to first dc with a sl st. (36 dc)
Round 19: Ch 2, [dc in the next st, dc2tog] 12 times. Join to first dc with a sl st. (24 dc)
Round 20: Ch 2, [dc2tog] 12 times. Join to first dc with a sl st. (12 dc) Break yarn and weave through all sts, pull tight/gather to close up hole. Weave in ends.
And that's all there is to this fun crochet slouch hat! You can keep it simple or get fancy, it's up to you. Making each heart in a different color would be a great way to use up some scraps and yarn ends too - each heart takes less than a yard of yarn! I can't wait to see what all you wonderfully creative people come up with.
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