Squish is fun to make, fun to say, and now, at popular request, there’s a fun matching hat – the Squish Slouch! It’s a fab one-skein pattern to match the Squish Cowl!
Disclaimer: Yarn was provided by Lion Brand Yarns; this post includes affiliate links.
Oversized to save your hair!
This hat is oversized, big, and bold! Adding a pompom is optional, but adds a certain something for sure. The Squish Slouch is meant to fit loosely – saving your cold weather hairdo. Combine it with the Squish Cowl for a cozy winter look!
Adjust the fit for you!
But since it’s made from the bottom up, it’s easy to customize. Try on the brim after the first 3 rounds, and if it’s too big for your comfort, just start over with a smaller hook!
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US – K, 6.5 mm hook (Clover Amour recommended)
US – M/N, 9.0 mm hook (Clover Amour recommended)
210 yds Lion Brand Scarfie (Bulky/”5″ /12 ply; 312 yds/285 m; 150 g/5.29 oz)
Colorway Shown: Silver/Charcoal
Optional: Clover Large Pom Pom Maker
Gauge: 9 sts x 5 rows = 4″ in dc with larger hook
Finished Size: Adult (20-24″ head) – see above for info on customization
Helpful Links and Tutorials
FDC – Foundation Double Crochet
spbs: Split Bullion Stitch – Yo 6 times, insert hook in first indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 4 loops (5 loops remain on hook), yo, insert hook in next indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
dec spbs: Decrease Split Bullion Stitch – Yo 6 times, insert hook in first in previous ch-1 sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 4 loops (5 loops remain on hook), yo, insert hook in next ch-1 sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (6 loops remain on hook), yo and insert hook in next ch-1 sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all remaining loops on hook.
Squish Slouch Instructions
Round 1: With smaller hook, leaving a 12″ tail at the beginning, FDC 60; join with a sl st to work in the round. (60 sts)
Round 2 – 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st, here and throughout pattern), fpdc in 1st st, bpdc in next st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st. (60 sts) Remove hook from active loop.
Round 4: With larger hook, ch 2, spbs with 1st part in 1st st, then skip a st and finish spbs in 3rd st, ch 1, *spbs with 1st part in same st as 2nd part of previous st, then skip a st and finish spbs in next st, ch 1; repeat from * until 1 st remains, spbs with 1st part in same st as 2nd part of previous st, then skip the last st and finish spbs in same st as 1st part of 1st spbs of round, ch 1, join with sl st to top of 1st spbs. (30 spbs and 30 chs)
Round 5 – 10: Ch 2, *spbs over next 2 ch-1 sps, ch1; repeat from * around, finishing last spbs with 2nd part of 1st spbs of round, join with sl st to top of 1st spbs. (30 spbs and 30 chs)
Round 11: Ch 2, *(spbs, ch 1) 3 times as before, then dec spbs, ch 1; rep from * around, join with a sl st to top of 1st spbs. (24 spbs/dec spbs and 24 chs)
Round 12: Ch 2, *(spbs, ch 1) 2 times as before, then dec spbs, ch 1; rep from * around, join with a sl st to top of 1st spbs. (18 spbs/dec spbs and 18 chs)
Round 13: Ch 2, *spbs, ch 1, dec spbs, ch 1; rep from * around, join with a sl st to top of 1st spbs. (12 spbs/dec spbs and 12 chs)
Round 14: Ch 2, *dec spbs, ch 1; rep from * around, join with a sl st to top of 1st dec spbs. (6 spbs/dec spbs and 6 chs)
Round 15: Ch 2, *dec spbs, ch 1; rep from * around, join with a sl st to top of 1st dec spbs. (3 spbs/dec spbs and 3 chs) Break yarn leaving a 12″ tail. With a tapestry/yarn needle, weave through last 3 stitches and tighten to close top. Use the tail at the beginning to close up the bottom of the first round; weave in ends.
And now you have a Squish Slouch to match the Squish Cowl! I hope you enjoy making both, either, whatever you like – this yarn and stitch make such a fun combo!
The Fine Print
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern. Please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!
The hat looks so warm and the texture is just incredible – can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you so much TW!
You are just the bomb Moogly.whoever you are, your patterns are cool and free, love that!
😀 Hi Angela! Thank you so much! (And there’s more about little ole me on the About page if you really want to know hahah!)
Hello dear Tamara. Sorry to bother you. As I live in the UK. it is impossable to get “SOFT GPIPP HOLDER FOR CROCHET NEEDLES” I have so many crochet hooks but I can not get here any of the one that you put on the hook separetly to make the needle more comfortable for the hands. As I am 8o years old, to hold a needle it is quite hard after using it for some time. Do you have any for sale? I can not afford a set of new needles – as I do not know how long will I use it??Ha, ha, ha! Please let me know? Thank you so very much. Your WEB-site is wonderful! full of wonderful things, and I have learned a lot! Thank you very much. Best wishes and kind regards always:Julie
Thank you so much Julie! I’m afraid I don’t sell any items myself, but here’s a link to some on Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1ijom4H 🙂
I think I am going mad. I thought I saw a similar hat on my facebook feed but it was a grown up style with a turned up brim and no bobble. It was the same colours as this hat. Was it you that posted it ? I can’t seem to find it now.
I’m sorry, I don’t think that was me… but there are a few patterns out there using this yarn now! 🙂
Thanks anyway 🙂
Thank you Moogly for such a great pattern and free. The hat is so guck and looks so cute that I have made four and plan to do one in each colour as gifts for friends.
😀 Thank you so much Colleen!
Esmeralda H Hernandez
OMG! Just found out about you Moogly on the MirlyBird podcast and where have you been all my life! YOUR PURE AWESOMENESS!!! Just check out your website and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you make! OH, yes I will be purchase all that can from your wonderful website. Thank you so much for being YOU and sharing with us so much! And yes you speak my language I Love, LOve, Love, Love COWLS! Can’t get enough of them and my family friends adore them as gifts. Thank you again and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thank you so very much, Esmeralda! ♥ You are too kind! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all of yours!