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Barista Slouch Hat

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Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this sample.

It’s official… the Fall ’17/Winter ’18 season has begun and I am sooooooooo excited! Granted I’m a little behind on life being that I spent my summer cuddling an adorable little baby boy instead of prepping my upcoming collection, but whatev. I’m ready to dive in now, and let’s all hope and pray that Henry will start taking longer naps so I can get some things done.

I’m debuting the season with a hat pattern that I just love. This season I’m experimenting with different shapes of slouch, and this pattern has a rounder, more “droopy” look to it than my patterns from previous seasons. It’s worked from the top-down but uses the faux-cinched method I tend to favor, but amped up a bit. We’re cramming so many stitches into those first few rounds that you might be thinking “yeah right, Rebecca” as you’re getting started, but trust me, just get through those first rounds and it will get easier and the finished look will be so worth it.

For this pattern I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Vanna’s Style, a #3 weight (not to be confused with Vanna’s Choice, which is a #4 aran). It has beautiful stitch definition and drape which is perfect for this hat.

My model is rocking this hat with her natural waves, but it would also look gorgeous over cascading curls or even a loose braid.

You know what I think she’s thinking in the image below? I think she’s thinking, “I hope Rebecca designs a matching scarf.” Don’t worry girl, I’m on it.

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Barista Slouch Hat

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Difficulty: Easyish

Finished Size: 9.5" tall x 9" wide at bottom of hat (when laid flat) and 14" wide at widest point (when laid flat).

Hook: G (4.0 mm)

Yarn: Approximately 290 yards of Vanna's Style, a #3 light weight yarn by Lion Brand. Sample shown in "Silver".

Gauge: 6 increase rounds (beginning with 10 HDC) = 3.75". 

Pattern for Gauge:
   Round 1: 10HDC in MC; join. (10)
   Round 2: CH1, 2HDC in each ST around, join. (20)
   Round 3: CH1, (2HDC, HDC) around, join. (30)
   Round 4: CH1, (2HDC, HDC, HDC) around, join. (40) 
   Round 5: CH1, (2HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC) around, join. (50)
   Round 6: CH1, (2HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC, HDC) around, join. (60)

You'll also need: Yarn needle, stitch marker

Abbreviations Used:
   MC (magic circle - view tutorial here)
   ST/STS
 (stitch/stitches)
   SL ST (slip stitch)
   SK (skip)
   CH (chain)
   SC (single crochet)
   BLO (back loop only)
   MBS (mini bean stitch - see "Special Stitch")

Special Stitch - Mini Bean Stitch (MBS): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over, pull through (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 4 loops, chain 1 to close stitch. (Please note that this CH1 does count as a stitch in the final stitch counts of each round; so each MBS you complete will count for 2 stitches.)

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.
(2) Pattern is worked in a continuous, seamless round until the band. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds and do not join or turn unless instructed to do so.
(3) Any CH1s at the beginning of rounds do not count as stitches and are not included in the stitch count. 
(4) Because of the "chain 1 to close stitch" at the end of the instructions for the MBS, each MBS will count as 2 stitches in the final stitch counts for each round - one for the bean, and one for the CH1.)

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The Pattern

To begin: Make a magic circle; CH1 (does not count as a stitch).

Round 1: 16 HDC in MC. (16)

Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around. (32)

Round 3: 2 HDC in each ST around. (64)

Round 4: MBS in each ST around. (128)

Rounds 5-32: (MBS in next ST, SK next ST) around. (128)

Round 33: (MBS in next ST, SK next ST) around. Join with a SL ST to 1st ST of round. (128)

Round 34: CH1. SC2TOG, SC in each of the next 2 STS. (SC2TOG in next ST, SC in each of the next 2 STS) around. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first ST. (96)

Round 35-36: CH1. SC in each ST around. Join with a SL ST to the top of the first ST. (96)

Next we're going to make the band of the hat, and we will be working in vertical rows, attaching it to the final round of the hat (Round 36) with SL STS as we go. 

CH9.

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each of the remaining 7 chains. SL ST into the first SC from Round 36, the stitch on which your CH9 was built. SL ST into the next SC from Round 36. (8, plus the two slip stitches along Round 36)

The section we just created, built on the CH9, will hereafter be referred to as the “ribbing.”

Row 2: CH1, turn. Skipping over the 2 SL STS you put in Round 36, SC in BLO of each of the first 7 STS of the ribbing. SC in both loops of the last ST. (8)

Row 3: CH1, turn. SC in 1st ST. SC in BLO of each of the remaining 7 STS of the ribbing. SL ST in each of the next 2 STS of Round 36. (8, plus the 2 SL STS along Round 36)

Row 4: CH1, turn. Skipping over the 2 SL STS you put in Round 36, SC in BLO of each of the first 7 STS of the ribbing. SC in both loops of the last ST. (8)

Rows 5-96: Repeat Rows 3-4 all the way along Round 36. 

Fasten off and use your tail to sew together the first and last rows of the ribbing, then weave in your ends.

 

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This is a FREE pattern, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following legally-protected conditions.

You’re welcome to sell what you make with it; for online listings, please link back to my blog using something like this:

Pattern by
Little Monkeys Crochet
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Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ve just given birth to my 3rd little monkey, a baby boy named Henry James, on 12/28/16. I may be slow at responding to messages and greatly appreciate your patience during this time of transition. I’m not disappearing, but I may not be able to help you as quickly as you need it. – Rebecca 🙂

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  • Diane September 7, 2017, 8:36 pm

    This is a very beautiful hat and yes we are coming into hat season! I think I need to make this one. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!

  • Diane Scott September 7, 2017, 9:03 pm

    I put my name and my email address for the ad free PDF pattern of the Barista Slouch hat but I never got it!

  • Denise Fassel September 7, 2017, 9:05 pm

    I just wanted to tell you CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your baby Henry James. I wish you and your family the very best. Take as much time with your babies as you can, because they grow way to fast and you can’t get those years back again!! Love your crochet patterns too!

  • Denise Fassel September 7, 2017, 9:20 pm

    Also, your boys are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I am a grandmother of 7, my youngest being 5 yrs
    old now and my oldest 18 yrs. old and now a College Student. They are all beautiful too, and have been approached to be models. Actually my oldest granddaughter did model when she was younger …as an 18 month old and up to 6 years old when they moved to Vegas.
    I used many of your hat patterns for them all.
    Thank you.

    • Rebecca September 8, 2017, 10:11 am

      Thank you so much!!

  • JESSie September 7, 2017, 9:40 pm

    Hi! I’ve started your pattern. I’m stuck on round 4. Do you mean 2mbc in each? Or Does the ch1 to close count?

    • Rebecca September 8, 2017, 10:07 am

      CH1 to close counts. 🙂

  • Valeska September 8, 2017, 12:34 am

    Achei lindo seu trabalho, vc posta trabalhoa de bebês? Parabéns pelo seu Baby. Obrigada.

  • shirley September 8, 2017, 1:47 am

    Row 4 should be 2 hdc in each stitch around for a total of 128. then do the mbs stitch in row 5 for a total of 128. Otherwise it doesn’t work in the pattern. Correct me if I’m wrong. Something is not working
    in pattern.

    • Rebecca September 8, 2017, 7:56 am

      The MBS counts as 2 stitches because of the “CH1 to close” at the end. So you actually are putting two stitches in each stitch which gets you to 128. I could’ve used 2HDC instead but this was just my way of getting to the texture quicker.

  • Judy Hayden September 8, 2017, 4:38 am

    Oh, thank you for this pattern! This is exactly what I had in mind to make! I hope all is well with you and your family! I really don’t know how you have the time to make these lovely patterns, but I am so glad and thankful you have done so!
    Blessings to you and your family!

    Judy Hayden

  • Elena Gibson September 8, 2017, 7:04 am

    Love everything you make. Good for people like me that get bored fast if things take too long to finish plus usually you pattern look good but are not too hard to make.

  • Cindy September 8, 2017, 8:48 am

    I love the way you present yourself patterns. They are so clearly written and easy to follow. I always have much success! Thank you for yet another pattern to add to my revelry account. I can see this one in a multitude of colors!!😊

  • Renee Johnson September 8, 2017, 10:26 am

    Congratulations again on your Sweet Little Family member, Baby Henry! God Bless him and may he grow up surrounded in Love & Peace along with the rest of his siblings. The Slouchy Hat; It’s Beautiful Rebecca! Thank You so much! I’m making it now!

  • Tracy King September 8, 2017, 11:38 am

    Awesome as usual!! Hope you enjoyed a sweet summer with your little ones. Can’t believe it is fall already 🙁

  • Pat September 8, 2017, 12:40 pm

    I am having a problem getting to gauge, I tried G hook with DK weight, too many inches. I tried a F hook, same problem. I will purchase the Vanna Style and see if that works. Beautiful slouch.

  • Margaret September 8, 2017, 6:04 pm

    I love this pattern! I think there is an error on row 4. It looks like it should be 2 MBS IN EACH ST to get to 128 at the end of the row. I’ll post a pic when I finish. Thank you so much for sharing your talent😊

    • Rebecca September 8, 2017, 7:21 pm

      Glad you like it! It’s not a mistake — please see the “Special Stitch” section and/or Note #4 in the pattern info. I made some clarifications. 🙂

      • Margaret September 8, 2017, 7:40 pm

        Thanks for the clarification😁

  • Helen September 9, 2017, 2:37 pm

    Can I use baby yarn instead?

    • Rebecca September 13, 2017, 7:12 pm

      As long as you can match gauge, you can use whatever yarn you want 🙂

  • Cherie McMasters Ray September 10, 2017, 3:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talent and the pattern for this beautiful hat with us. Congratulations on your newest addition to your family!

  • Michele Clark September 13, 2017, 10:15 pm

    Love this hat

  • Crystal September 14, 2017, 10:55 pm

    I have a question. Are we suppose to work mbs into the top every mbs and into the chain 1 space or just into the top of the mbs stitch? Mine is bunching up really bad if I work it into the chain 1 space and into the top of the mbs stitch. Can you help me out with this? Please.

  • Kellie McKinney September 18, 2017, 10:14 am

    I am having some trouble with the pattern. After many restarts, it seems like the mini bean only works when you turn, and not work in continuous row. Anyone else having trouble?

    • Rebecca September 19, 2017, 2:13 pm

      It definitely works as written 🙂 What are you having trouble with?