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Rustic Slouch Crochet Pattern

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

I recently had a chance to sample some Lion’s Pride Woolspun (by Lion Brand Yarn), and boy, was I impressed!

Lion's Pride Woolspun, Brown, 3.5 oz in TaupeThis #5 bulky weight yarn is awesome. Sold exclusively at Michael’s stores, it’s a sturdy yarn that doesn’t split and shows stitch definition very clearly. I had been looking around for a nice bulky yarn that I could use to make a chunky version of the popular Yenni Slouch, and when I saw this yarn, I knew it would be perfect.

Rustic Slouch Crochet Hat Pattern | Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Just look at that stitch definition!

Rustic Slouch Crochet Hat Pattern | Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

I went a little crazy and designed a matching scarf. It’s big, it’s chunky, and it’s adorable.

Rustic Fringe Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern | Free Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Isn’t my model adorable, too? She rocked this photo shoot.

Rustic Slouch Crochet Hat Pattern | Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Rustic Slouch Crochet Hat Pattern | Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

So grab your bigger hooks and join me for a quick, trendy project that will keep your head warm all winter long! Scroll down for the free pattern, or click here to view the matching infinity scarf pattern.

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Rustic Slouch Crochet Hat Pattern  |  Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Rustic Slouch Crochet Pattern


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Level: Easy

One Size Fist Most (Preteen - Adult Woman).
Hat measures 10.5” across at band, and is 10” tall. 


  • N hook (9.00mm) and I hook (5.50mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Lion's Pride Woolspun (from Lion Brand), 190-200 yards. The color in the photos is Taupe. 
                 *About Lion's Pride Woolspun:
      Weight: #5 Bulky 
                  Fiber: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
                  Yardage: 100 g (3.5 oz) / 127 yd (116 m)
  • Button embellishment (mine is 1")

Gauge: With N hook, a row of 7HDC = 3" in length.

Abbreviations Used:
CH (chain)
SK (skip)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
DC (double crochet)
SC+DC (this just means to put a single crochet and a double crochet in the same stitch)

Special Terminology:
3rd Loop - Some rows call for the stitches to be completed in the "3rd loop". When working in turned rows, and after completing a row of HDC, these loops will be visible just below the front loop. So instead of inserting your hook into the top loops, you'll only insert it into that 3rd loop. This will force the top loops to go to the front of your work, which is how we get the "ribbing" effect. View a tutorial here.

(1) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
(2) The button is just a decorative embellishment (non-functional).

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To begin:
Using N Hook, and leaving an 18" tail, CH21.

Row 1:  SC+DC in 3rd CH from hook. (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (20)

Row 2: CH1, turn. Skip 1st ST, SC+DC in next ST. (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (20)

Row 3: CH1, turn. Skip 1st ST, SC+DC in next ST. (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (20)

Row 4: CH1, turn. SK 1st ST. HDC in each of the next 18 STS. 2HDC in last ST. (20)

Row 5: CH1, turn. Working in 3rd loops, (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (20)

Rows 6-44: Repeat Rows 2-5, in order, until you have 44 total rows (you will end with a repeat of Row 4).

Switch to I hook.

Row 45: CH1, DO NOT turn. Begin to SC down the LONG edge of the project, putting 5SC in each section between ribbing rows (see photo below for a visual). You should end up with 55SC. Then, CH8 to create the base of your button flap.

Yenni Chunky Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

Row 46: Turn your work. SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. Continue to SC across. (62)

Rows 47-50: CH1, turn. SC across. (62)

Row 51 (edging): CH1, turn. SC across (62). Putting (SC, CH1, SC) in both corners, continue to SC around the edge of the button flap. Stop when you get here:

Yenni Chunky Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

Sewing the hat together
Fasten off your yarn, leaving a long tail. Using a yarn needle, sew the ends of the hat together. Utilize the 3rd loop of the edge with the HDCs in order to blend the seam in so it is hardly noticeable. (A note: several of you have mentioned that it looks as though I'm seaming with a bit of an overlap according to the photo below. The photo is an unintentional optical illusion; I actually did seam the edges together with no overlap, and the "overlap" you're seeing is actually the opposite side of the hat. So sorry for the confusion!) 

Yenni Chunky Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

Once you get to the top of the hat, make a knot and weave in the end.

Cinching the top
Turn your hat inside out. Use your starting tail to cinch the top of the hat by threading it through a yarn needle and weaving the needle in and out along the top edge of the hat at even intervals. Once you've gone all the way around, pull the tail tight and insert your yarn needle across the cinched area a few times to really keep it closed, then make a knot and weave in the end. Turn your hat right-side out again.

Yenni Chunky Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Little Monkeys Crochet

Finishing the Button Flap
We still need to sew our button flap in place and attach our button. Using a needle and appropriately-colored thread, position the button flap in place and sew along its 3 edges to secure it. Use your needle and thread to attach your button as well.

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  • Petra Fiel December 10, 2015, 11:41 am

    I absolutely love your design. Thank you for sharing it. I have 3 nieces who I will make this for. Great fashion statement.

  • Dawn Savage December 10, 2015, 12:15 pm

    I just love all of our patterns they are so unique and well done. I am looking forward to starting this newer version of the slouch hat & scarf. I live in Az. and am heading for Michigan soon and I know I will really appreciate it there! Thank you so much for your generosity of sharing your patterns with us. It is much appreciated. Merry Christmas Dawn

  • Cristal December 10, 2015, 5:00 pm

    I love the yenni! I’m just about done making it. This one looks great too. And yes your model is adorable!

  • Alice December 10, 2015, 7:26 pm

    Two thumbs up for these designs. I am going to ask my daughter if she wants a set. I am going to do super plush scarf for me. Thanks

  • Brandi December 11, 2015, 1:59 am

    Blown away when I saw this pattern. Exactly what I was seeing in my mind without really knowing it! Love everything about it including color and yarn choice! Beyond excited to see if I can do this. Thank you so much for sharing these patterns!

  • Rene Basile December 13, 2015, 11:52 am

    I love this!! I can’t wait to make it. I love the way you write your patterns and show in so many details how to do it. You make any beginner feel comfortable trying something that looks intimidating. I usually don’t take the time to write comments, and you probably don’t need to know how awesome you are, but I had to say it. YOU’RE AWESOME!!

  • Pamela Herring December 14, 2015, 11:43 am

    I have been crocheting gifts for Christmas. I had NO idea what to make for my sister. I came across this pattern and fell in love with it. It was easy to read, quick and the finished product was EXACTLY the way I had hoped it would be!!! I have so many of your patterns stoed on my computer to make for family and friends!! Thank you so much for making this a free site!! Merry Christmas!!

  • Carmencita J. December 15, 2015, 5:44 pm

    I love your pattern. Its beautiful, I would love to make it.

  • Michelle December 19, 2015, 9:33 am

    Great easy to follow pattern and adorable hat! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Myriam December 23, 2015, 7:25 am

    Merci pour ce schéma.
    Ce bonnet est très joli. Ma soeur en voulait un je pense que je vais lui faire celui-ci 😉
    Joyeuses fêtes

  • Wilma December 24, 2015, 11:35 am

    Thank you for the pattern! I’ve been looking for something to keep my head warm and cover my hair during the winter. This is perfect…stylish and warm. It will be perfect while I await my transplant.

  • Carissa December 30, 2015, 10:04 pm

    I love this pattern! I just finished one up with Woolspun in “Peacock”. It came out perfect! Thanks!

  • Cathy Strate December 31, 2015, 6:25 am

    I am working on Thursday right now and this is the easiest,most concise pattern I have used in a long time! Thank you for taking the time to write this. My daughter is going to love this hat!

    • Cathy Strate December 31, 2015, 6:28 am

      Sorry, this hat. Not Thursday! Why don’t I proofread?

  • Colorful Canary January 6, 2016, 4:46 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful patterns, I featured this one and the Snowdrift on my blog 🙂

    • Rebecca January 7, 2016, 9:06 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Dawn R Woodbury January 11, 2016, 9:09 am

    I loved this pattern! It worked up quickly znd looks amazing! Thank you!

  • Lori January 11, 2016, 9:10 am

    I love this slouchy hat!

  • Linda Smith January 11, 2016, 9:28 am

    Love this! Is so cute! Thanks so much for all your patterns. Delighted that you are so willing to share them. Thank you!!!

  • Sarah Green January 11, 2016, 9:43 am

    I so love the looks of this set! This one I have made and it works up beautifully!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent and skill!!! You are AWESOME!!!!

  • Kim L. January 11, 2016, 9:44 am

    This is the pattern I’m working on now to donate and then I’ll be working on a set for myself.
    Thanks for giving use wonderful patterns

    • Kim L. January 11, 2016, 9:49 am

      I love this pattern because it’s pretty and the slouch is nice for long or short hair, big or normal sized heads LOL.


  • Anna January 11, 2016, 9:52 am

    This is so pretty!

  • Wendy Parlow Buol January 11, 2016, 9:53 am

    These 2 patterns together are adorable. I love the look of them and how they are very fashionable and functional 🙂

  • Kimberly Willis January 11, 2016, 10:45 am

    I absolutely love this pattern I can’t wait to make this one

  • Karen Hagstrom January 11, 2016, 10:51 am

    love all of your patterns – this one has easy to follow directions & turns out beautifully – love that there is a scarf to go with it also.

  • PattiCowell January 11, 2016, 10:53 am

    I love the look of this hat. 🙂

  • Linda McCook January 11, 2016, 11:05 am

    I usually dislike slouch hats, but for some reason, this one really appeals to me. I think it is the band and button that makes it okay. I think my granddaughter needs this one!

  • Pam January 11, 2016, 11:22 am

    Love this pattern!

  • Susan R January 11, 2016, 11:25 am

    Love all your patterns but this one grabbed me. I love the texture. Am going to give this one a try as soon as I finish a few baby hats.

  • Heather N. January 11, 2016, 12:49 pm

    I absolutely ADORE this hat! And nd the scarf… LOVE!!! I have been making Christmas presents for everyone else recently, so I’m excited for finally have some time to make something for myself.. Next up on my to-do list, yes, please!

  • Jennifer January 11, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Wow thanks for such a great pattern, can’t wait to finish what I’m working on now and get started on the hat!

  • Lisa Avery January 11, 2016, 1:04 pm

    My favorite! I want to learn how to crochet. 🙂

  • Alisha Mader January 11, 2016, 1:24 pm

    I absolutely love this set. It’s modern and hip yet classic too. I can’t wait to make this!

  • Joyce January 11, 2016, 1:43 pm

    I made the Rustic slouch, it was very easy, the directions were great, and it’s very cute! Love your patterns! ❤❤❤

  • Mary January 11, 2016, 3:01 pm

    Love this hat pattern! I made it in a slightly heavier yarn (#6) and made the band in a contrasting color (its row of sc was in main color). Looks great and I have received lots of complements. Best of all, I made it in one evening! Now to make some coordinating mittens.

  • Shirley Enck January 11, 2016, 3:36 pm

    Great warm winter Slouch Hat.

  • Lynn B January 11, 2016, 4:35 pm

    I made this hate for one of my sons friends, she loved it. Not sure I’d make another though, turned out cool, but not my favorite stitches

  • Diane January 11, 2016, 6:07 pm

    I love this whole set. It looks fantastic!

  • Leeann January 12, 2016, 4:10 am

    I absolutely love this hat! I can’t wait to make it!

  • Lyndel January 12, 2016, 1:10 pm

    I love this hat and can’t wait to start making one for myself. I just have a question about the hook. I apologize now….. I’m only new to crochet! I have an M hook that is 9mm. Your pattern calls for an N hook which is 9mm, but N hooks I’ve searched for are 10mm. So I just wanted to clarify … Is it a 9mm or 10mm hook that I need for this pattern? Thank you.

    • Rebecca January 13, 2016, 10:24 am

      Hi Lyndel,

      You need a 9mm hook. There is some discrepancy between companies with certain hook sizes — it’s most often seen in M/N hooks and G hooks, where the measurements can vary. My N hook is 9mm, but many are not. My tip for you is that any time you get confused, always go with the mm measurement, not the letter, because millimeters can’t vary and are exact. 🙂

      • Brenda Rooney January 25, 2016, 12:36 pm

        I love this pattern, I have just finished one in the same yarn and colour as this one. Now I am wondering if I could make it with a smaller hook and lighter weight yarn. If so what would you suggest

  • Debra Huffaker January 12, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Love these patterns!!!

  • Debi T January 12, 2016, 8:52 pm

    love this, but then love all your patterns

  • Terri C. January 12, 2016, 11:01 pm

    Awesome hat, thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!!

  • Sherry Bowen January 13, 2016, 4:09 pm

    Love this! Can’t wait to make it.

  • Mastery January 13, 2016, 5:04 pm

    I finished making this hat last night and I really like it! I was able to make it with the prescribed yarn, in a dark green color with a silver button. I had originally tried it with another brand of chunky yarn, but it was just not chunky enough. I also was thrown off by the discrepancy in hook sizes. Ultimately, I was able to find an actual 9mm hook and it worked perfectly. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Arce January 14, 2016, 11:31 am

    Can’t wait to try this pattern!

  • Denise Gehring January 14, 2016, 5:48 pm

    Cute hat! I will have to try it out!

  • LaRie Sylte January 14, 2016, 9:38 pm

    Ohh.. I love the rustic slouch hat. SO pretty!

  • Marge Bowman January 15, 2016, 3:31 pm

    I love the rustic slouch!! And the matching scarf is gorgeous!

  • kristen miller January 15, 2016, 9:23 pm

    love this design – looks very casual or dressing up a basic tee for going out!

  • Judy Thomas January 16, 2016, 7:11 am

    Love this hat and scarf! It’s an awesome pattern, thank you.

  • Karen January 16, 2016, 2:49 pm

    can I use a different yarn and if so what kind. I can’t wear or use wool, allergic to it.

    • Rebecca January 16, 2016, 7:56 pm

      You can use any #5 weight (chunky) yarn. I would look for something smooth that will show off the stitch definition well.

      • Mary Jephson January 19, 2016, 2:00 pm

        Not all 5 weight bulky yarn is equal. I found that out the hard way with this pattern. The woolspun is a much thinner 5 weight bulky yarn. It’s almost the same thickness as Red Heart Love yarn

        • Angie November 2, 2016, 5:12 pm

          Haha! Me too!! Actually I made both mistakes… I used a size 10mm (N) hook, with a super bulky size 5 yarn and the hat is huuuuge?

  • Noelle Carroll January 16, 2016, 11:28 pm

    I really love this set. The hat really catches my eye and I love the button! Its very hip and modern

  • Alecia January 18, 2016, 10:45 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Alecia January 18, 2016, 10:46 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous. <3

  • jules m. January 18, 2016, 2:03 pm

    i love this design, it is adorable! my daughter would love it 🙂

  • Melissa Conatser January 18, 2016, 2:22 pm

    Love this! I’ve been looking for patterns to use up done of my stash of this yarn in discontinued colors.

  • Rachel January 18, 2016, 4:18 pm

    I just made this (and the matching scarf) for my sister in a gray heather. I added a white fur pom pom to it and I am in LOVE!!!! Seriously thinking I want it for MYSELF!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

  • Susan P. January 18, 2016, 7:19 pm

    My daughter would love this slouch hat! I need to practice some of the stitches before I attempt it, though! Great photos along with the instructions. Thanks.

  • Mary Jephson January 19, 2016, 1:59 pm

    Thank you so much for this great pattern. I’m having a problem with the Hat.
    I am using the yarn and hook you specified, my gauge works out too, however, for some reason the hat just doesn’t want to lay as nicely as shown on the model. The slouch is too large. I’m wondering if I use a smaller hook if that would change the look of the slouch. This yarn is a (5) bulky weight, yet, to me it seems as if it’s very similar to Red Hearts “LOVE” yarn. I have other (5) weight yarn that is bulkier, from Lion Brand. I also made the cowl, when you sew it together, did you twist it?? It seems to lay too bulky around the back of the neck. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you again for a wonderful pattern.

    • Rebecca January 20, 2016, 10:55 am

      Everyone’s heads are different, it may lay different on you because your head is shaped different, or is smaller than the model’s. You can do fewer repeats before you get to the band to make it smaller, or CH fewer on the initial chain to make it less slouchy. I’m not sure what to tell you on the yarn — I felt like Woolspun was a true #5 weight.

      No, there was no twist on the scarf. It’s an oversized statement scarf so putting it on so it doesn’t bulk up too much in the back might just take some practice.

  • Karen January 19, 2016, 8:35 pm

    The button flap came out on the other side what did I do wrong?

    • Rebecca January 20, 2016, 10:53 am

      Not sure, but you can just wear the button on the other side of your head and the flap will be pointing down.

  • Karen January 22, 2016, 7:19 pm

    I completed the rustic slouch hat in Oxford gray and love it. Can’t wait for my granddaughter to receive it! And I am ready now to make another one!
    Thank you for your design!

  • karen January 23, 2016, 3:49 pm

    thank you dawn for the pattern, so prettuy

  • Abigail January 23, 2016, 6:47 pm

    I did everything the pattern said but my yarn was too thick I think. So my hat is huge and it took me forever to do it…

  • Donna January 23, 2016, 11:41 pm

    Lovely! But need some help with stitch counts after the 44th row. Directions say to crochet 5sc per section between ribs. I have 8 ribs and 9 sections (44 rows), so i end up with 45sc, not 55sc down each long side. (9×5). What am I missing? Thank you!

    • Rebecca January 25, 2016, 9:44 am

      Hi Donna — you should have 11 sections. Each section is 4 rows (4×11=44).

  • Valérie MARIE DIT DALET January 26, 2016, 4:27 am

    Hi, I’m sorry but I do not understand how many balls you use to pick your cup. My English is basic.

    • Rebecca January 26, 2016, 6:41 pm

      I used two skeins of Lion Brand’s Woolspun. 🙂

  • Susan Butler January 26, 2016, 11:43 pm

    I LOVE this pattern!. So easy yet also stylin’! Thank you!

  • nancy moser January 27, 2016, 12:00 pm

    thank you

  • Helen Crowther January 29, 2016, 9:00 am

    Thank you so much for the pattern . Love it

  • Maron January 30, 2016, 1:04 pm

    Thank you very much for this gorgeous slouch hat pattern. I was looking for a “perfect hat” that covers my entire head and ears, and still looks cute, this was it.
    I made it with #5 yarn (new wool) and 9mm hook, then it was too bulky. So, I unwoven all and started over using 8mm hook. It worked perfectly in my case… With 9mm hook, it measured 29cm x 60cm (without button part), with 8mm it was 26cm x 53cm. And my head is larger. Now I’ll try a cowl using the same pattern.

  • Lesan January 31, 2016, 10:32 pm

    Love, love, love this pattern & how quickly it came together! Thank you!! (And three of my friends thank you, as well!)

  • Janet E February 1, 2016, 10:18 pm

    I’m not good with using the N hook… Some Ns say 10mm not 9mm. Can a smaller hook be used…like a 6.75 and a 5.5mm. Let me know. Thanks

    • Rebecca February 4, 2016, 9:33 am

      The smaller the hook you use, the stiffer your finished product will be. If you’re going to go down that far in size I would recommend switching to a #4 yarn, as well. But you’ll need to adjust your starting chain quite a bit to get the right finished measurements.

      Yes, some N hooks are 10mm and some are 9mm. That’s why I was sure to include the mm measurement because that’s the most accurate method. 🙂

  • Katie February 4, 2016, 9:23 am

    Hello! I absolutely LOVE this pattern, but I crochet rather tightly. Is there a way to increase the initial chain number for a larger hat?

    • Katie February 4, 2016, 9:28 am

      Is it a multiple of 2 plus 3?

      • Rebecca February 4, 2016, 9:31 am

        Any odd number will work fine.

        • Katie February 4, 2016, 7:42 pm

          Thank you!

  • Christina Myers February 5, 2016, 6:18 pm

    I just found this hat and love the look of it. I have started it and was wondering if it supposed to be staggered every group of 5 rows? That is what I am getting right now. I will put it down till I hear your response. Thank you

    • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:25 pm

      Not sure what you mean by staggered. The rows do have a scalloped look to them (seaming and edging will take care of that), but as a whole, the edge should be straight, not running on an angle.

      • Michelle February 16, 2017, 9:24 pm

        That is what is happening for me as well 🙁 I don’t know what I am doing wrong 🙁 I wish you could take picture and show you… one question – on Row 5 it states to work in 3rd loops & then in parenthesis it states to skip a stitch. .. . Don’t know if that would clear up this “staggered” effect?

        • Rebecca February 19, 2017, 2:57 pm

          If you don’t skip that stitch, you’re going to mess up the pattern. As I said to the above commenter, seaming and edging will take care of the staggered look, if you’re referring to the ends of the rows.

          You’re welcome to email me a photo.
          littlemonkeyscrochet @ (remove spaces)

  • Cindy February 7, 2016, 11:55 am

    I don’t know what happened but it’s too small. And I usually have to downsize my hook because I crochet so loosely, but I didn’t this time and it doesn’t fit around my head. Too bad because it’s really cute. I also didn’t like how the 3rd loop row worked pulling a big loose loop while working it.

    • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:24 pm

      Interesting, most sizing-related comments I get say it came out too large 🙂

      • Crystal November 23, 2016, 5:20 am

        Mine was too small too! It fit my 19mo old! How do I make it bigger?

        • Rebecca November 23, 2016, 11:15 am

          Did you do a gauge check?

          If you want to make this one bigger without starting over, you could frog the band and just add more rows to the flat piece before moving on to the band.

          • Crystal November 23, 2016, 12:31 pm

            Yes I thought I had it right but I guess no lol. I think I’ll just add extra rows because I don’t want to go up hook sizes. Thank you!

  • Emmarie February 8, 2016, 7:17 am

    Does the turning chain count in the 20 stitches? I having trouble counting my stitches. Am I to count 20, 10 sc+dc, as I crochet across each row? It’s the turning chain that’s throwing me off, it’s so high and fat and gets pulled down into the row after I skip the first stitch. I just can’t figure out how to count it, or if I’m supposed to count it. Thanks.

    • Emmarie February 8, 2016, 8:09 am

      Sorry, I forgot to say, my sides looked scalloped, not straight as I moved up the rows. I just ripped out about 25 rows and I’m starting over.

      • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:23 pm

        They are going to look a little bit scalloped, that’s just the nature of the stitch pattern. As long as the edge as a whole is going straight and not diagonally, you’re fine 🙂

    • Rebecca February 9, 2016, 6:22 pm

      No it doesn’t, I need to add that to the pattern notes.

  • sona February 10, 2016, 3:06 pm

    I have made hats with a similar yarn and it was so heavy and hot I could not use it. Could you speak to that with this yarn. thank you

    • Rebecca February 10, 2016, 3:50 pm

      I’d say if you’ve made chunky hats before and found them uncomfortable, I wouldn’t make this pattern.

  • Sharon February 25, 2016, 7:55 am

    Hi Rebecca,
    I’m from Ontario, Canada. This hat is wonderful. I’ll be crocheting it for a charitable craft sale and will be putting your name and website on the attached card.

    The charity is a fundraiser to help Sub-Saharan African Grandmothers help raise their orphaned grandchildren. See our website for more information.

    Thank you for your creativity and free sharing,

  • Angela March 7, 2016, 5:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m using a super bulky yarn and think that 44 rows of the pattern might be too big. Do you know the approx. inches of how long I should go before switching hooks to complete the brim section?

    • Rebecca March 8, 2016, 11:03 am

      Yes, using a #6 yarn will definitely yield a larger result. Aim for your flat piece to measure about 20-21″ long.

      • Angela March 9, 2016, 12:24 am

        Great, thanks! I used a 7 mm hook with the super bulky #6 yarn and the pattern brings my flat piece to 20″. Perfect!

  • Carmen March 16, 2016, 3:05 am

    I love the look of your hat and am working on it now. I do not know if it is me but I am having difficulty understanding the repeat of the rows. At the beginning of the hat, you have row 1, 2 and 3 that have the sc, dc in the same stitch, when you get to row 6 you want us to repeat rows 2-5. That only puts 2 rows with the sc, dc in the same stitch, so it appears the first space is larger to the rib than the following. What am I missing? Hopefully you understand what I am trying to say. Thank you for your help.

    • Rebecca March 16, 2016, 4:03 pm

      Row # 5 also has the SC+DC. So when you repeat, such as in this sequence:


      You will see that 5, 2, and 3 are grouped together:

      That’s how you get the 3 rows of SC+DC together. 🙂

  • Ebony March 30, 2016, 10:40 pm

    My sister sent me a pic of this page. She wanted this set. I’m not that great at reading so the video was very helpful for the one part I was trying to figure out. It came out perfectly. I’m going to make myself a set. I used a different yarn though but that yarn is also sold only at Michaels.

  • Paula Johansen April 3, 2016, 4:06 am

    This hat is absolutely beautiful ! Love the detail ! Thank you for the pattern !!!

  • Paula April 8, 2016, 7:32 am

    I have made 3 hats and 1 hat /scarf set !!
    Loved working with this pattern it’s gorgeous thank you for sharing

  • Chris April 8, 2016, 3:50 pm

    Hi, love the pattern. I am new to crocheting and I learn from watching YouTube videos. I noticed you have a video for the infinity scarf, is there any way you can do one for the rustic slouch hat? My sister will be going through chemo soon and she fell in love with this hat. Thank you so much.

    • Rebecca April 10, 2016, 3:43 pm

      It won’t be any time soon, but they are constructed the same way; if you need help with the stitches, you could watch the scarf tutorial and get a lot of help.

  • maureen O'Loghlen Kidd June 3, 2016, 10:18 pm

    I crocheted this set for my granddaughter, and now my daughter wants a set, so I’ll have to order the more yarn. As I live in Australia, using Michael’s shop wasn’t available as he doesn’t post overseas. I went to Yarnsub and chose yarn that was suggested there. I did well making the set, however I feel the designer’s hat and cowl’s yarn was more definite and the stitches were more defined than mine.

    Thank you very much for the pattern, it was well worth it. If you could suggest another type of yarn that would also be suitable for this set, I would appreciate knowing. Maureen 🙂

  • Francis Robles June 27, 2016, 3:43 pm

    Hello, how are you?
    Just wondering if by any chance the pattern is in spanish? Im a begginer and t would be easier for me to follow up in spanish.
    Thanks in advsnce

  • anais July 27, 2016, 1:20 pm

    I just finished the hat in two days, the pattern is amazing, and it looks great. Definitely going to crochet it for my friends as gifts. Thank you for the amazing design and the easy to follow tutorial/pattern.

  • Michele July 30, 2016, 4:50 pm

    Would you happen to have this hat pattern for knitter’s ? I can only knit and would LOVE to make this hat!! What a beautiful hat !

    • Rebecca July 31, 2016, 1:50 pm

      I don’t, sorry 🙂

  • Jen August 6, 2016, 6:28 am

    Thank you for creating such an easy to follow pattern. I’m a beginner crocheter, and I made this hat!!!! I’m excited to try your other patterns.

  • CW Utley August 11, 2016, 11:39 am

    Super cute, I am adding this to my group of hats I make every year for our ladies group to hand out to the homeless. Everyone deserves such style! Thx much!

  • Erica August 19, 2016, 1:12 pm

    On row 45
    Is one of the SC “ON” the rib or is it strictly between the ribbing rows?

    • Rebecca August 20, 2016, 7:00 pm

      I went strictly between, but it probably wouldn’t make that much of a difference.

  • Leah Weed September 10, 2016, 11:58 pm

    Love this pattern and I am trying to follow it but one thing keeps confusing me.
    It says to skip a stitch and then single and double crochet in the same one across and you should have 20 stitches. So I am doing the skip stitch and then sc and dc all the way across but I’m not getting 20 stitches. Its more like 17 so am I reading it wrong?

    • Rebecca September 12, 2016, 11:26 am

      Hi Leah, I’m not sure what it is you’re doing. But, the pattern ends with 20 stitches every row. The reason this works out is because the repeat of (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) is still a 1:1 ratio (by skipping a stitch and then putting an SC AND a DC in the following stitch, you’re still ending up with 2 stitches on top of 2 stitches). I’m not sure how you are getting 17.

  • Jean Broussard September 16, 2016, 12:15 pm

    How do you convert this pattern using yarn that is 4 weight? I have lots of 4 weight yarn laying around and would rather use it than buy more yarn.


    • Rebecca September 16, 2016, 12:25 pm

      Hi Jean, unfortunately I don’t offer support for changes like that (because it would basically mean writing a whole new pattern). 🙂

  • Deborah September 19, 2016, 8:19 pm


    Why am I only get 45 sc along the rib? Should it be 45 or 55?

    • Rebecca September 19, 2016, 8:23 pm

      It should be 55. 🙂 Either you aren’t putting 5 in each section, or you didn’t crochet enough sections.

    • Deborah September 19, 2016, 8:26 pm

      Never,ind someone posted this question already! Lol

      • Deborah September 19, 2016, 8:28 pm

        Thanks for the quick response!

      • Mary Beth Truman February 28, 2018, 10:11 pm

        How does 44 rows equal 55 stitches? And the picture states each section has 5. Even if I’m short on sections, adding more won’t equal 55.

  • Mitzi September 19, 2016, 10:24 pm

    my aunt is trying to learn how to do this but she doesn’t know English and I’m having a hard time translating for her because I don’t know the crochet lingo, do you have a video of this exact hat… The rustic slouchy hat… This exact same hat patter in a video? Lol Thank you, wish I could have been more helpful to her

    • Rebecca September 20, 2016, 11:07 am

      I don’t have a video for the hat, sorry! I have one for the matching scarf, and they are mostly done the same way (the hat is worked flat just like the scarf). So if that would help, it’s here:

  • Mitzi September 19, 2016, 10:27 pm

    Is there a video of this? I hope there is!!!!!!

    • Rebecca September 20, 2016, 11:08 am

      See above 🙂

  • Becca September 26, 2016, 3:11 pm

    Hi Rebecca, this is my favorite hat of all for myself because my head tends to be on the big side, and I like the way it looks on me rather than the smaller hats. Anyway…I am making another one in a different color and wanted to just clarify something. When working in the 3rd loop, you are only picking up one loop correct? You know how that row can sort of pull apart more than the others? Just wondering if you had a trick for this or do you simply try to crochet tighter at that point? Thank you, loving the all access pass! Becca

    • Rebecca September 27, 2016, 9:26 am

      Hi Becca! So glad you’re enjoying the Pass.

      Yes, it’s just the one loop. When working in the third loops, it does feel like it’s pulling too much. But once you move past that row, it sort of settles itself back to where it needs to be. You won’t end up with a bunch of holes in your work. 🙂

      • Becca September 27, 2016, 10:04 am

        Thank you for the quick reply! Love this hat! PS I recently finished the South Haven slouch hat and that one looks nice on my big head too! Lol love your patterns so much!

  • Alice September 26, 2016, 10:55 pm

    Like this slouch had adorable

  • Sonia Ockelman September 30, 2016, 12:26 am

    Thank you for sharing. I just finished my hat and I am very happy with the results.
    Very clear instructions.
    Thanks again.

  • Jessica S. October 6, 2016, 12:25 am

    Hello. Love the pattern. I do have a question though…. could this be made with alpaca wool? I have 4 skeins I’m dying to use.

    • Rebecca October 11, 2016, 9:53 am

      Sure! You can use whatever you want, as long as you can match gauge. 🙂

  • Anita Tarallo October 7, 2016, 12:49 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I have made the scarf and the matching hat for my cousin, in college and I have people asking me if I can make it for them too, so I am going to be super busy, but this is such an easy and fun pattern to make. Thanks again!!!

  • Kelsey October 13, 2016, 5:30 pm

    If I use a smaller hook, will I need to add more stitches?

    • Rebecca October 13, 2016, 6:50 pm

      That depends. If you’re using a smaller hook in order to match gauge, then no. If you’re just winging it with a smaller hook, then probably. 🙂

  • marie reine October 16, 2016, 3:28 pm

    j’adore ce patron je vais surement le faire ainsi que le foulard et merci de donner vos modèles gratuits vous être très généreuse merci encore.

  • Colleen J October 24, 2016, 12:12 am

    Hello, I like to start by saying this hat is so beautiful. I am actually in the middle of making one now but I have one question. I do not have a N hook as of right now. I started making the hat with the biggest hook I have which is a J hook. Do you think the size will come close to the size as your pattern using the N hook. I do crochet kind of loose. Or do you think I should have maybe added to the beginning chain to make it bigger? I plan to buy some bigger hooks soon. Just really wanted to make the hat now. I’ll look forward to your reply with any answers or ideas you have. Thank you

    • Rebecca October 25, 2016, 9:15 am

      The only way to answer that question accurately is for you to do a gauge swatch, but my guess is that a J hook will be way too small — both in overall size of the hat, and in the stiffness it will create in the fabric. So even if you added to the beginning chain to account for the size difference, you may still end up with a stiff hat that doesn’t drape very well.

  • amy October 25, 2016, 12:53 am

    Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but mine looks nothing like the photo. 🙁

  • Teri Vogt October 25, 2016, 2:37 pm

    Love this hat

  • Jill October 30, 2016, 6:00 pm

    This pattern is very well written. I appreciate it!!

  • Debbie Arvidson November 3, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing this pattern with all of us, will make them for Christmas. Presents for the Grand daughters this year, thanks again!!!!

  • karen Irvine November 3, 2016, 1:29 pm

    I tried 3 times to download the free pattern of the Rustic Slouchie and all I got was comments hundreds…..this sucks I wanted to make these for Christmas

  • Tanya November 5, 2016, 7:51 am

    Hi. Absolutely love this pattern for the rustic slouch!!! Any chance you have a suggestion of how to make it more toddler to young girl size?? Thanks so much!!!!

    • Rebecca November 5, 2016, 9:37 am

      Since this hat is worked flat, it’s a little easier to figure out than one worked in the round… you’ll need to look up the standard measurements for a toddler hat, and aim to have your flat piece fit those measurements. (You’ll need to adjust your starting chain and number of rows accordingly.) Don’t forget that you’ll be adding a band at the end, and that will add height.

  • Alexis November 6, 2016, 1:48 am

    This is beautiful! Is there a way to adjust it for a toddler?

    • Rebecca November 6, 2016, 1:59 pm

      Hi! Please see my answer to the previous comment 🙂

  • Darlene November 11, 2016, 5:29 am

    Hi. I’m making the rustic slouch hat and am a bit confused with step 5. Your tutorial for from loop is for hdc not sc dc in every other. I find it pulls /stretches the stitch and how do you finish the row? It’s left kinda hanging I’ve modified the pattern to be sc hdc into actual stitch. Can you tell me what I’m missing ?

    • Rebecca November 11, 2016, 9:14 am

      The tutorial only utilizes HDC, but the effect can be achieved with a row of HDC followed by a row of anything you choose. The row will feel like it’s pulling, but it will sort itself out as you go. It’s how I did it, so if you’re ok with how the scarf looks in the photo, you don’t have anything to worry about 🙂

      • Rebecca November 11, 2016, 9:15 am

        *hat, not scarf, sorry 🙂

  • Laurie November 19, 2016, 5:04 pm

    This looks awesome! I can’t wait to start making it for myself? If I have a question where do I post it?. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece

    • Rebecca November 19, 2016, 5:29 pm

      You can post it here 🙂

  • Simone November 24, 2016, 12:08 pm

    Hi. I was wondering if you had a tutorial on how to make the sc + dc together. Not quite understanding what that means. The way I do it, it always makes an extra stitch. Thank you.

    • Rebecca November 24, 2016, 9:21 pm

      You’re probably doing it right, because it does create two stitches in one. That’s why the pattern instructs you to also skip a stitch each time you do it:

      (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST)

      That way your 1:1 stitch ratio is still 1:1, you’re just doing 0 stitches, then 2, then 0, then 2, which works out the same.

  • Karen Brimhall December 1, 2016, 10:44 pm

    I really wish you would sell the pdf on ravelry. Your blog is too hard to read on my phone, and I I didn’t want to sign up there. I’ll try later when I’m on my computer instead of my phone. The hat is really cute!

  • Angélique December 3, 2016, 10:17 pm

    I am having trouble starting with row 45. I only ended up with 50 SC. When I chain 8, then says to turn work and SC in 2nd CH from hook. The 8 chains are still on my hook. Help

    • Rebecca December 4, 2016, 4:07 pm

      Count your rows, be sure you did enough, and be sure you’re putting 5SC between each row of ribbing. Regarding the CH8, if you’re chaining 8 and then putting an SC in the 2nd CH from your hook and in each remaining CH, that should bring you back to the body of the hat. Those chains are what will create the button flap.

      • Angelique December 7, 2016, 5:31 pm

        am I to put a sc in the 2nd ch from the hook in the 8 stitches though?

        • Rebecca December 7, 2016, 7:20 pm

          In the CH8? Yes. It’s just like when you make a starting chain for a blanket (for example). You make a chain of a certain length, then go back the other direction by making a stitch (usually) in the 2nd CH from the hook and in each remaining chain. That’s all we’re doing here.

  • Cindy Appleby December 4, 2016, 12:03 pm

    I made the rustic scarf and love it. I’m now trying the hat. My yarn is a little smaller. What is the height of the rectangle before starting the band? I’m trying to figure out how many chains I neex to start with. I saw the finished length should be 21 inches.

    • Rebecca December 4, 2016, 4:09 pm

      I don’t have a finished hat to reference but I’m going to guess that the band was about 1.5 – 2″ thick, so between 8 – 8.5″ for the height of the rectangle.

  • Melissa December 5, 2016, 8:42 pm

    I love the look of this hat! Thanks for sharing the pattern.
    I’m working on it right now… I’m having a difficult time with the repeats of the rows… when only repeating rows 2-5 the ribbing doesn’t always end up on the same side. Is it supposed to be repeating row 1-5…? To me it seems to work better that way..

    • Rebecca December 5, 2016, 9:02 pm

      I’m not sure where you’re going wrong, but mathematically, it would be impossible for the ribbing to end up on opposite sides. The repeat is 4 rows long, an even number. So every time you get back to Row 2 (the first row of the repeat), you’re going to be on the same side you were the last time you did Row 2.

      If Row 2 = Wrong Side, then
      Row 3 = Right Side
      Row 4 = Wrong Side
      Row 5 = Right Side
      Row 6 (repeat of row 2) = Wrong Side
      Row 7 (repeat of row 2) = Right Side
      Row 8 (repeat of row 2) = Wrong Side
      Row 9 (repeat of row 2) = Right Side

  • Mrs Lesley Gibson December 12, 2016, 2:04 pm

    I found your pattern for the slouch hat on Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing it’s one of the nicest I’ve seen and will be recommending friends to your website.

  • Patricia Hinkle December 13, 2016, 5:26 pm

    The hat seems too big for my head. Is there away to cinch it in a bit?

    • Rebecca December 13, 2016, 8:41 pm

      You could try doing the band in a smaller hook, or try to overlap the button flap more?

  • Pam Breaux December 15, 2016, 1:09 pm

    Love this hat! It is so cool! I’m a knitter and looking for one similar. Any ideas? Thanks for your help:)

    • Rebecca December 16, 2016, 8:24 pm

      I wish I could help, but I don’t knit 🙂

  • Vikki December 19, 2016, 11:37 am

    Thank you so very much for sharing your pattern free. I can’t wait to make the hat.

  • Jazmil December 23, 2016, 11:29 am

    Greetings! I am very interested in learning how to make this and I am in the process of gathering the supplies. I wanted to know if I could get the same result using Lion Brand Yarn 620-403A Wool-Ease Yarn? I am trying to get the Woolspun but my local store doesn’t have them right now and I am looking for it online without having to spend an arm, and a leg, and a part of my soul. Haha! I appreciate your feedback!

    • Rebecca December 23, 2016, 4:37 pm

      Wool-Ease is a #4 worsted yarn, and this pattern calls for a #5 chunky. You could use Wool-Ease Chunky instead. Just be sure to do a gauge check (you should do that even if you’re using the same yarn I did).

  • Kat December 23, 2016, 9:00 pm

    I Love this pattern and I really enjoyed making this hat! Looking forward to trying out your other patterns in the new year. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work. 🙂

  • Karry S December 27, 2016, 9:50 am

    Thank you so much for including the gauge. After working up a swatch I ended up using a 6.5 mm Bates hook.
    Best of luck with your newest arrival

    Merry Christmas

  • Darla December 28, 2016, 12:20 pm

    I’m making this now. I have been looking for a hat like this forever but couldn’t find one I really liked. This one is amazing!! I fell in love with it! The pattern is so easy to follow as well! Thank you so very much!!!

  • Maria Ramos December 29, 2016, 11:37 pm

    Hello love your patterns!! I was wondering if you will ever post a video tutorial of the rustic hat!? It’s amazing but I’m a beginner and I can’t follow a pattern yet. Please let me know if you do. Thanks and congrats on your new bundle of love!!!

  • Jaime December 29, 2016, 11:55 pm

    Can you tell me how long the 44 rows should be (before I start the sc)? I tend to crochet a little big and I don’t want it to end up huge! I am not quite at 44 and it seems big on me if I wrap it as is around my head. I know with sc it will get tighter, but thought I’d ask. Thanks in advance.

  • Amanda December 30, 2016, 2:10 pm

    I would LOVE to see a Video Tutorial of this Slouchy hat. Please make one. 😉

  • Gabbi Bennetti December 31, 2016, 6:14 pm

    I loved your hat pattern!!
    I am 17 years old and love crocheting, so when I saw the pattern, it was to adorable to resist making! 🙂 This is such a creative pattern and I can’t wait to wear this hat the next time I go out!

  • Kelly January 11, 2017, 2:03 pm

    Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern and congratulations on the birth of little Henry!!

    I just made this and it is a little bigger than yours looks in the picture. If you have the info, would you mind sharing about how many inches 44 rows of the pattern is when you make it. I think I crochet loosely. And i admittedly did not gauge it, I’m not great at that yet…

    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Best of luck with the new addition!

    • Rebecca January 12, 2017, 2:14 pm

      Thank you! Aim for your flat piece to measure about 20-21″ long. 🙂

  • TAMI Burris January 12, 2017, 7:24 pm

    Congratulations On your new addition. I just made your hat and I love it. Your very good with explanations and I like the illustrations as you go. I’m terrible at reading crochet patterns, but you did great. Thank you.

  • Mary January 13, 2017, 6:16 pm

    As as beginner, I love this pattern! and your help with with explanations.. I wish you all the best with your new addition.. love and joy!
    God Bless you and yours

  • Jennifer January 17, 2017, 9:00 am

    I really love the patterns for this hat and the scarf , im wondering if using the size 6 bulky yarn that i have will mess up the patterns or if i just need to adjust it somehow?

    • Rebecca January 22, 2017, 1:53 pm

      It will come out larger and probably stiff.

  • Jan Zoellmer January 18, 2017, 4:39 pm

    Congrats on newest monkey! My daughter in law sent me this pattern and I made the scarf. What fun! Can’t wait to see if she likes it as much as I enjoyed making it. Really appreciate your video instructions!!! Thank you.

  • Kimberly January 19, 2017, 8:34 am

    Congratulations on your new baby! I’ve just finished a lovely block stitch ( with a bobble stitch edge) baby blanket for a church friend of mine who had her little boy Jan 10! I love making baby things and don’t get the chance very often! Best wishes!

  • Lyna January 20, 2017, 5:16 pm

    Hello Rebecca!!
    Congratulations for your baby boy !☺
    Well, I’ve been looking for a pattern to make for my 9 year old little sister, and when I showed her this one she instantly fell in love with it and wouldn’t let me make her any other hat ??
    How do you think I can change the size so it’d fit her?

    • Rebecca January 22, 2017, 1:52 pm

      You would need to figure out the desired finished measurements and then adapt the flat piece accordingly, keeping in mind that the band will add 1.5-2″ at the end.

  • Hayat January 20, 2017, 5:57 pm

    Gorgeous patterns. Just stumbled upon your blog and I can’t wait to try my hands at one of your patterns.

    Can I use size 4 yarn and its matching hook without changing on the pattern?

    • Rebecca January 22, 2017, 1:51 pm

      It will definitely come out smaller 🙂

  • Christal January 22, 2017, 10:18 am

    Do you sell the slouch bogging

    • Rebecca January 22, 2017, 1:51 pm

      I don’t think I understand your question 🙂

  • Marian Stevens January 28, 2017, 4:23 pm

    I wish I could understand how to read this pattern. I’m new to crocheting and really want to make this hat but the pattern reads like a foreign language to me! An accompanying video would be great but I know Henry is likely keeping you very busy.

  • L.M. February 4, 2017, 9:23 pm

    I am in love with this hat and have received so many compliments on it. I plan to make another in a different color!!

  • Katie February 9, 2017, 4:54 pm

    My N hook is a 10.00 mm. You said yours is a 9.00. Is this correct?

    • Rebecca February 10, 2017, 2:35 pm

      Yes. It just depends on what brand of hook you’re using. N hooks and G hooks tend to be the most common hooks that have different measurements from brand to brand.

  • Blanca February 13, 2017, 2:38 am

    Thank you!! I love it, but did u have video tutorial??

    • Rebecca February 13, 2017, 10:44 am

      No, sorry 🙂

      • Blanca February 13, 2017, 7:06 pm

        ☹️thank you! ?

  • Marian Stevens February 13, 2017, 2:00 pm

    I took a course on Craftsy to get me started with basic crochet and reading patterns – but I still don’t have pattern reading ‘down’ yet. I think I’ll give it another shot and see if I can figure it out. (sigh). I have gotten very good at making granny squares though. I have a nasty head cold and was in all weekend and worked on a throw for my couch which is one giant granny square, then made some smaller ones to make a ‘patchwork throw’ eventually. I want to give this hat another shot while it’s still cool enough to wear it. Wish me luck!

  • Brigitte February 21, 2017, 8:25 pm

    Granted I am very new to crocheting, and all the posts I read were enthusiastic exclamations of success at the results, but I went out to buy the right size crochet tonight (in Canada), and found a discrepancy. I could either get an M hook of 9mm, or an N hook of 10mm. I don’t have the experience to gauge and adjust a pattern… Help pls! Which size should I use?

    • Rebecca February 23, 2017, 9:10 am

      This will be a lengthy answer so bear with me, but it has useful info for you 🙂

      Regarding the hook, there are discrepancies between brands. You’ll mostly find this with N hooks and G hooks. My N hook is a 9mm. Always go by the mm measurement (not the letter) if you aren’t sure, because millimeters are universal.

      HOWEVER 🙂 Even if you use the exact same hook size and yarn as I did, your hat could still end up too large or too small, and that’s why I also want to address the gauge thing. There isn’t anything advanced about it and it is SO important to understand, but unfortunately it isn’t often taught to beginner crocheters (or they are self-taught and don’t even know they need to know it). Everyone crochets with different tensions. That’s why we can crochet the same pattern with the same yarn and the same hook and have different results. There’s no right or wrong gauge, everyone is just different. That’s why we include gauges on our patterns, because if you crochet looser or tighter than I do, I want you to still have success with the pattern. So what you’ll do is simply make a “gauge swatch” according to the instructions provided, then measure it. If it’s bigger than what the gauge says it should be, go down a hook size. If it’s smaller, go up a hook size. You’re simply finding the right hook size to match the designer’s gauge so that you can get the designer’s results.

      Sincerely Pam has a great article about this:

      I hope that helps!

  • Sandy K March 4, 2017, 6:45 am

    Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern! This past week I made a beautiful forest green hat with a wooden button, and a sparkly sea blue hat with a continuous band rather than the flap (to save yarn and not start a new skein). Unbelievably comfortable fit for my amateur abilities. Imagining more!

  • Susan J March 21, 2017, 1:49 pm

    Thank you for this well written pattern and the helpful photos. The pattern is acurate, easy to follow and I am extremely pleased with the results of my efforts. I used Burrow yarn, a blend of acrylic and wool, from Willow. It has excellent stitch definition and is easy to work with. The hat fits well and is very attractive, in my humble opinion. This design is a definite winner.

  • Jennifer Sutherland April 3, 2017, 6:30 pm

    Thank you much for sharing.

  • Jennifer Sutherland April 3, 2017, 6:31 pm

    Thank you

  • Abeeda April 23, 2017, 2:51 am

    Hi. Can you do this on a video tutorial please?

    • Rebecca April 25, 2017, 2:40 pm

      Perhaps at some point, but it won’t be in the near future. Have you viewed the tutorial for the matching scarf? The patterns are so similar, you might glean all you need from that video to complete this pattern.

  • Glenda April 26, 2017, 3:27 pm

    THANK YOU so much for sharing your amazing talent and creativity. I don’t know if I can make this to look as PERFECT as your work but it will be fun to try. My daughter will love this and……hopefully, not be embarrassed to wear it in public after my attempt! LOL God bless you and your family always 🙂

  • Cîndy May 28, 2017, 10:53 pm

    I cant wait to get started! I appologize I am very new to crochet. On row 1, i started on the 3rd stitch and im a little confused with the parenthesis then it says (20).
    What exactly am I supposed to do?

    • Rebecca May 29, 2017, 8:30 pm

      The numbers in parentheses at the end of the rows indicate how many stitches you should have completed in that row. 🙂

  • Julie Raasch May 31, 2017, 5:23 pm

    I would love to make this for a 10 year old but I’m awful at figuring out how much to decrease. Please help!

    • Rebecca June 6, 2017, 8:00 pm

      I am unable to offer specific instructions on adapting patterns for sizes that I haven’t written. My best advice is to find a hat sizing chart on Pinterest, get a ruler, and go from there. 🙂

  • Julie Raasch May 31, 2017, 5:26 pm

    How much would I decrease to make this for a 10 year old? I’m awful at math!

  • Talia July 15, 2017, 11:08 pm

    I am currently working on this hat, and every row I am seeing that my hat is increasing acrosss, it does not stay 20 stitches across for all of the rows. That does mean something has gone wron? Should it remain 20 stitches across when I am on row 30?

    Really appreciate any help you can offer!

    • Rebecca July 16, 2017, 3:26 pm

      No, it shouldn’t be increasing. 🙂 Are you skipping a stitch between each combo stitch?

  • Jen Hayes August 18, 2017, 12:10 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, your work and your model! Glad to have found your blog!

  • Diana September 18, 2017, 2:47 pm

    I purchased the rustic hat and scarf pattern from you a long time ago and just now trying to do the hat. Scarf worked out great, having problems with doing the hat. Do you have a you tube for the hat? Would appreciate any help I could get. Thank you.

    • Rebecca September 19, 2017, 2:13 pm

      I don’t, sorry! At what point are you running into trouble?

  • Jessica September 27, 2017, 9:55 am

    I love your pattern for the rustic slouch hat. I’m still learning to read crochet lol. I mostly learn by watching. I hate to ask this of you, but would you be willing to do a video of this pattern.. So I can watch it. I wouldn’t give it out to anyone. I want to make this for my daughters for Christmas. Please and thank you. God bless

    • Rebecca September 29, 2017, 6:06 pm

      Hi Jessica! Unfortunately I am unable to do that at this time.

  • Corinne Carrol October 2, 2017, 4:39 pm

    My name is Corinne, I live in flinton Ontario Canada and I have a question for you. On fow 45 at the end you say we should have 55 sc, I have done the 45 row and only get 45 sc. Is this an error or do I need to add another 2-5 rows x2 to give me 55 row, then when I sc between ribbing and total number of 5 sc I will then have 55 sc completed. Oh and by the way I love this design, BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU!

    • Rebecca October 3, 2017, 4:44 pm

      Hi Corinne! Read the instruction closer – it says that you should put *5* SC in each section. Each section is comprised of 4 rows. (See the provided photo for a visual.) So if you have 11 sections, and you put 5 SC in each, you should have (11×5=) 55.

  • Laura Bianchini October 8, 2017, 6:48 pm

    Thank you for the pattern!

  • Brenda Gideon October 19, 2017, 10:37 am

    Thank you so much for your beautiful patterns – you are so generous to provide them for free. Since retiring I have been crocheting hats for the homeless, and I love to make beautiful hats for them instead of plain beanies. Crochet artists like you provide so many free patterns for me to try so that I can spend my money on yarn instead of buying patterns. Thank you again

  • Nancy November 7, 2017, 8:24 pm

    I am a very experienced crocheter and I have tried this pattern several times. 10.5″ around is not proper for a hat for an adult. 22-25″ is the right size. The 1st 3 rows do not make the rib stitch. I have had to rewrite the whole pattern to make it look like the picture. And double the stitches to make it fit my head and I have a small head. I am using bulky yarn with the N hook. Perhaps you need to rework the pattern again and make adjustments.

    • Rebecca November 7, 2017, 9:43 pm

      While I certainly appreciate your feedback, I am puzzled. Perhaps you might consider reading through the many, many comments above yours that praise the pattern, written by people who completed it with no problem. If you’d like proof that the stitch pattern works, you’re welcome to click over to the matching scarf and watch the tutorial video, as that scarf is written with the same stitch pattern as this slouch. And regarding the sizing… the average circumference of an adult MAN’s head is 23-24 inches, and to account for stretch, you would want to work up a hat that is 1-2 inches smaller than the circumference of the intended head. So I cannot imagine making a hat 25″ for a woman (or a man, for that matter).

      Have a great night.

  • Helen November 18, 2017, 10:05 am

    I made this for my son’s girlfriend, she loves it. Easy pattern and looks great. I placed a small Pom Pom on instead of a button and used 2 strands of a DK mustard coloured tweed yarn as this seems to be the colour of the moment in the UK this winter. Thank you for the lovely pattern, I’m going to do the infinity scarf now x

  • RobbyV November 18, 2017, 4:58 pm

    Hey there Rebecca. I have fallen in love with your website and have found numerous patterns that I can’t wait to try out. This has been my first attempt at creating one of your works, and have to admit that although you make it very easy to follow, I’m getting lost at the number of rows to make. You went from rows 1-44, and added the CH8 for the flap which gave me a total of 52 SC down the side. Not 62. It looks like we need 10 more rows. I’m going to make this pattern again doing rows 1-54 as 1-44, to give me the 62 i need own the edge. I think those extra inches will really help, as it is too small for an average woman’s head. Love your designs. I’ll let you know if this fixes the problem. I think this is the same issue that your last response was indicating.

    • Rebecca November 19, 2017, 5:50 pm

      Please read Row 45 closely; this is where it instructs you on how to go from 44 rows to 55 stitches (before you add the CH8, which produces a 7-stitch flap… 55+7=62). The pattern is correct, I promise. 😉

      • RobbyV November 19, 2017, 11:17 pm

        Oh. Well, I don’t see how that works out actually. If you have 44 rows, that equates to 9 individual sections between ribbing. So then if there are 5 stitches in each section between ribbing, 9*5=45. Take that and add the flap: 45+7=52.
        Anyway, I ended working up 54 rows (totaling 11 sections. 11*5=55). The hat came out fitting much more comfortably and looks super cute. Thank you for the work!

        • Rebecca November 20, 2017, 10:55 am

          You should have 11 sections between the ribbing, not 9. There are 4 rows per repeat. 44 / 4 = 11. Here is a visual:

          I think where you are confusing the numbers is with the “5 SC per section” instructions. There are not 5 rows per section, there are 4. We are not putting an SC in every row.

          • Robby V November 22, 2017, 9:18 am

            Boy don’t I feel dumb. You’re absolutely right. I was confusing myself over the number of rows. For some reason, I was adding row 1 into my math. I ended up making your pattern exactly, and that’s what turned out looking great! Thank you, again, for the great pattern! I’ve made 3 slouchies with it so far, and everyone loves them! I thought I had spruced up your pattern a bit, but no, I was doing exactly what you instructed without realizing it. Take care, and can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us.

          • Rebecca November 22, 2017, 3:11 pm

            LOL no worries! Several people have done the exact same thing and until this conversation I could not figure out what they were doing, and it was puzzling me that they were all making the exact same error. I understand now, so that helps me to be able to better help others 🙂

  • Michelle Shaffer November 22, 2017, 6:59 am

    I fell in love with this pattern! Actually am thinking of making it for myself or my Daughter who lives in Germany right now. Can you recommend a comparable yarn? I never go to Michaels and was thinking of making it on the plane to Germany or while I’m there for a month. I leave on 11/28/17 to be with my Daughter and son in law for the birth of our first Grandchild, a girl due December 7th. Ordering online will take too long to get to me. Joann’s doesn’t carry the Woolspun. Thanks for an amazing pattern! Can’t wait to make it ?

    • Rebecca November 22, 2017, 3:09 pm

      Hi Michelle! I’m not sure what to recommend as far as super similar yarns, because the ones I can think of either come from Michaels, or require ordering. I know people have made this pattern with Wool-Ease Chunky and Hobby Lobby I Love This Chunky, if that helps!

  • Wendi November 26, 2017, 1:14 am

    I followed the directions for the hat, and it came out twice the length. Looks really Dr seussy. Iam not sure my daughter in law will like it

    • Rebecca November 26, 2017, 8:40 pm

      My first questions would be, what yarn did you use, and did you do a gauge check?

  • Lisa December 10, 2017, 1:55 pm

    Just finished this pattern in a chunky green yarn and it is stunning! Easy pattern to follow. Thank you for the free pattern!

  • Fred Gauvin December 11, 2017, 9:00 pm

    Hi I just made it. Love it looks great and thanks for the awesome pattern. Just a quick question though. Mine is quite stiff even though my tention is quite loose. Once I wash it. Will it be less stiff?

    • Rebecca December 11, 2017, 9:01 pm

      I think that will depend on what yarn you used 🙂

  • Stephanie Domingue December 13, 2017, 11:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing these

  • Sue December 14, 2017, 4:07 pm

    Love this Rustic slouch hat .. I see the directions but I’m new to crochet and desperately need the tutorial… I found the scarf but not the hat … PLEASE show where I can find it… thank you so much… bought the yarn and ready to go

    • Rebecca December 14, 2017, 5:03 pm

      There is no video tutorial for the hat.

  • Teresa Mitchell December 22, 2017, 12:48 am

    Just finished making this. Love the way it turned out. Your directions are spot on. Had absolutely no problems what so ever. I used Lion brand Hometown yarn in Portsmouth pumpkin with a wooden button. Absolutely adorable. Thank you Take Care & God Bless You

  • Darla December 30, 2017, 7:49 pm

    Hi lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing.
    Can you tell me how long the hat should be before changing hook sizes? After the 44 rows

    • Rebecca January 1, 2018, 8:51 pm

      I don’t have one to measure but I’m guessing about 22″.

  • Louise December 30, 2017, 8:28 pm

    Thank you and welcome to Henry James!

  • Michele Erdis January 6, 2018, 5:34 pm

    I love your pattern! I just finished making it in Loops & Threads Barcelona colour Arctic. It worked up perfect and it is my all time favourite hat now. I am attempting to make it again in a 4 weight yarn too see if i can do it as I have some really pretty colours that I would love to use. I am using your measurements as a guide so hopefully it turns out ok. Thank you for sharing your patterns with us!

  • Annie Oper January 22, 2018, 8:17 pm

    I LOVE this hat! I can’t wait to make it. Thank you!

  • Bonnie G. January 24, 2018, 4:37 pm

    I am having a problem with the pattern. At row 45, you state to put 55SC up the long edge. I think there’s a mistake there or I am misunderstanding. You only have 44 rows, with 8 ribs between them at this point. I only get 45 SC. I put in 5 SC before the first rib, 5 SC between each rib for a total of 35 SC and 5 SC after the last rib since we ended on the HDC row. What am I doing wrong?


    • Bonnie G. January 25, 2018, 12:05 pm

      Please ignore my previous comment! I went back and saw where you had answered this question for someone else who was making the same mistake I was! Thanks!

  • Rose Mike January 28, 2018, 8:34 am

    I love your pretty work and i think so you are more pretty than slouch….So cute smile honey….Keep smiling.

  • Shelia May 1, 2018, 11:23 pm

    I’m new at crocheting so I don’t know a lot about yarn and sometimes I think I get the wrong yarn for a project I try to work on but I wanted to ask you about the yarn you used in this project is it soft I try not to buy anything real scratchy and it’s really a beautiful pattern beautiful artwork thank you I hope I will be this good one

  • Kaye May 26, 2018, 6:40 pm

    Hello there. Can you please tell me what i’m doing wrong. A sc & dc in the same stitch then becomes 2 stitches, doesn’t it. How do I keep the rows to 20 stitches. I have just increased every row. Am totally confused. Apologies for my confusion.🤔

    • Rebecca June 2, 2018, 6:22 pm

      You need to repeat everything in the parentheses. So when it says:

      (Sk next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across

      …you need to skip a stitch, SC+DC in the next, skip the next, SC+DC in the next, etc. The skipped stitch balances out the two-stitch combo.

  • LOUISA PRETORIUS LEE June 8, 2018, 10:38 am

    My neighbours daughter has cancer and I asked her what can I make her to help her feel warm and comfortable..she asked for a slouch hat….thank you so much for this pattern..♡☆♡

  • Nathaly July 11, 2018, 6:07 pm

    I love your designs and can’t wait to try recreating one for my self!

  • Sarah L Craske July 19, 2018, 2:52 am

    Many thanks from Adelaide, South Australia, for the Rustic Slouch hat pattern 🙂

  • Lisa July 19, 2018, 9:41 pm

    I have started this pattern and got a hiccup on row 5. I know how to work oin the third loop and watched a tituorial to make sure I was still doing it right, but when I’m done with my row it is ripply like there are added stitches. What am I doing wrong. Yours is laying flat. It says to end up with (20) but if I follow your pattern it is more than 20

    • Rebecca July 21, 2018, 3:59 pm

      You need to repeat everything in the parentheses, including the skipped stitch.

      “Row 5: CH1, turn. Working in 3rd loops, (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) across. (20)”

      So, skip a stitch, SC+DC in next, skip a stitch, SC+DC in next, etc. You will have 20 stitches if you do that.

  • Carole August 4, 2018, 7:05 pm

    I would really like to make the slouchy hat but I’m having trouble finding the yarn on line or in the stores. Do you have another preference yarn for this hat. Thank you

  • Katie October 1, 2018, 6:06 am

    This hat is so beautiful, but I appear to have gone wrong somewhere. I did the swatch test which came out perfect but when I actually did the hat it’s huge! I’ve no idea what I’ve done wrong, I’ve read and reread the instructions 🤦🏻‍♀️

    • Colleen October 22, 2018, 9:23 pm

      I made one hat and it was huge so I pulled it out and remade it using a “K” hook. That one came out just right but I think part of the problem was the brand of #5 bulky that I used. I love the pattern tho and made 2 hats in one day!

  • Nikki November 11, 2018, 3:49 pm

    Hello! I used a K hook and my hat is 14 in tall and is still way too small. Is your pattern in American English??

    • Rebecca November 12, 2018, 8:18 am

      Yes it is. 🙂 You can always measure your 14″ hat to find out how many stitches are in the correct amount of inches, then start with a chain closer to that. Just make sure your row stitch counts are an even number.

  • Linda December 8, 2018, 4:53 pm

    No matter how many times I try this pattern, it does not come out. Are there any corrections? I only got to row 3 and that was it, never coming out to the right number. Please advise. Thank you, Linda

    • Rebecca December 9, 2018, 7:32 pm

      Hi Linda! No corrections, the pattern is correct. 🙂 I would recommend watching the video tutorial for the matching scarf, as it is the same concept, and might help you to visually see where it’s going wrong.

  • Virginia Graves December 13, 2018, 4:40 pm

    Thanks for this great pattern , I love it

  • Carissa December 19, 2018, 11:54 pm

    Hello !! I have a question about your slouchy hat pattern if that’s okay! On row 45 it says that you should have 55 single crochets along the long side of the hat. But if there are only 45 rows with five single crochets in between each section wouldn’t that only add up to 45 single crochets? I’ve racked my brain the entire day and I figured asking the designer would be best :). Thank you in advance !

  • Toni December 20, 2018, 12:23 am

    I’m using a smaller hook and a lighter weight of yarn. Does the 10″ tall measurement include the band? If so, what should the measurement of the band be?

    Thank you. I love your patterns.

    • Dietju December 30, 2018, 12:09 pm

      Hi, I did the gauge first and it was perfect. Now, I have repeated row 2-5, 2 times, but it seems so small. The width is about 9 inch. I am using another brand of yarn, ’cause here in the Netherlands they don’t sell Lion yarn. Am I doing something wrong?