The Staghorn Slouch features two cable motifs, worked from the brim up - for your very own set of very chic antlers! With both pom and messy bun versions to choose from, it might just be your favorite hat this season!
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links; yarn provided by Lion Brand Yarn;
hook provided by Furls.
Crochet cables can make beautiful patterns, but here the staghorn cable pattern shines in a different way. This hat makes me think of reindeer, winter in the woods, hot cocoa, and the joy of the holidays.
The Staghorn Slouch takes just one skein of yarn, and with just the two repeating cables, it works up in plenty of time for your next venture outdoors. With 3 sizes to choose from, you can make matching crochet hats for the family!
US - J, 6.0mm hook - Furls Crochet
Lion Brand Wool-Ease (worsted/yarn symbol “4”/UK:10-12 ply; 197 yds/180 m; 3 oz)
Colorway Shown: Fisherman (1 ball per hat)
Optional: Clover Pom Pom Maker (green used, Pom Version Only)
Optional: Elastic Hair Band (Messy Bun Version Only)
Gauge: 12 sts x 9 rows = 4"/10cm in
Sizes: Child (18"); Small Adult (21" - shown); Large Adult (23")
Helpful Links and Tutorials:
Part of this pattern is worked in turned rounds, aka joined rows. When directed with the instruction "turn," after slip stitching to finish the round, turn to work back the other direction as if you were working in rows. Using a stitch marker in the last stitch of each round will help you find the first stitch of the next round.
Instructions for all three sizes are listed in the pattern as Child(Small, Large). Sizes are based on measurements provided by the Craft Yarn Council.
POM VERSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Rnd 1: Leaving a long tail, FHDC 54(62, 68); join to work in the round. (54(62, 68) sts) Use long tail to close bottom of first row (see linked tutorial above).
Rnd 2 and 3: Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop of first st, fpdc in next st, *hdc in 3rd loop of next st, fpdc in next st; rep from * around, join. (54(62, 68) sts)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop of first st, fpdc in next st, *hdc in 3rd loop of next st, fpdc in next st; rep from * around, join and turn. (54(62, 68) sts)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join and turn. (54(62, 68) sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in the first 17(20, 22) sts, fptr in next 4 sts 2 rows below, hdc in the next 12(14, 16) sts, fptr in next 4 sts 2 rows below, hdc in the last 17(20, 22) sts; join and turn. (54(62, 68) sts)
Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 5.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, hdc in first 15(18, 20) sts, [fpdtr in next 2 fptr sts 2 rows below, hdc in the next 4 sts, fpdtr in the skipped 2 fptr sts 2 rows below], hdc in the next 8(10, 12) sts, rep [ to ], hdc in the last 15(18, 20) sts; join and turn. (54(62, 68) sts)
Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 5.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in the first 13(16, 18) sts, [fpdtr in the next 2 fpdtr sts 2 rows below, hdc in the next 2 sts, fptr in the next 4 hdc sts 2 rows below, hdc in the next 2 sts, fpdtr in the skipped 2 fpdtr sts 2 rows below], hdc in the next 4(6, 8) sts, rep [ to ], hdc in the last 13(16, 18) sts; join and turn. (54(62, 68) sts)
Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 5.
Rnd 12 - 15: Repeat Rnds 8 - 11.
Rnd 16 and 17: Repeat Rnd 8 and 9.
Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 5. (CHILD SIZE ONLY - DO NOT TURN, GO TO RND 21)
Rnd 19 - 20 (SIZE SMALL ADULT AND LARGE ADULT ONLY): Repeat Rnd 5, do not turn after Rnd 20.
Rnd 21: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc2tog around; join. (27(31, 34) sts)
Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 21; if 1 st remains, dc in last st, join. (14(16, 17) sts)
Rnd 23: Repeat Rnd 22; break yarn leaving a long tail. (7(8, 9) sts) Use tail to gather crown closed and finish off. Add pom pom if desired.
MESSY BUN/PONYTAIL VERSION INSTRUCTIONS (all sizes):
Repeat above instructions through Rnd 18 (skipping Rnds 19 and 20), then work as for Rnds 21 and 22.
Rnd 23: Working sts to enclose the elastic hair band, (sc, ch 1) in each st around; join and break yarn.
The Staghorn Slouch is fun, without being bright or shiny, and it makes me happy. I hope it makes you happy too! If you do make your own Staghorn Slouch, I'd love to see it - be sure to tag me @mooglyblog on Twitter or Instagram!
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