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The Jenny Slouch Hat (Free Crochet Pattern!)

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I love slouchy hats! In fact in my pre-crochet days, when I was designing my friend’s crochet web site a few years back (you can read more about that here), she paid me partly in crochet goods… and my first request was, “Can you make me a slouchy hat?” I think they are so fun and they tend to look great even on girls who are convinced that they don’t look good in hats. (Yeah, I’m one of those.)

Jenny Slouch Hat | a Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

I originally created this slouchy hat for my little sis. I also took a dozen of them to a college artisan fair in November. They sold out! Now, you can have one of your own. (Pattern below pictures!)

Jenny Slouch Hat | a Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet


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The Jenny Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

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Teen - Adult SmallΒ 
Hat measures 9” across at band, and is 10” tall.Β 


  • Hook sizes K (6.5mm), H(5.0mm), G(4.25mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Worsted weight yarn (approx. 3oz; I often use I Love This Yarn or Vanna’s Choice, but my current favorite -- and the yarn used in the photos you see on this post -- isΒ Bernat Satin).
  • Stitch marker (a bobby pin works great)

5 HDC x 3 rows = 1.5” square

Stitches Used:
MC (magic circle)
CH (chain)
SS (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
DC (double crochet)
CRDC (crossed double crochet, see Special Stitch)

Special Stitch:
CRDC – skip one stitch, DC into next stitch, DC in skipped stitch to form an β€œX” from the two DC. Be sure to skip an empty stitch with each new CRDC so that the Xs do not share stitches with each other.

(1) This hat is worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join at the end of each round and do not chain at the beginning of rounds unless instructed. Use a stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each round.
(2) If you know that you tend to crochet tightly, be sure to go up a hook size or two. I basically get two kinds of comments on this pattern: "It fits perfect and I love it!" or "This would barely fit my two year old." The CRDCs have a lot of leeway as far as how tightly they are crocheted, so keep a loose tension as best you can. Also keep in mind that because this is a slouch hat, youΒ want the band to be snug so that it stays on your head. If you think that a 9" band is just too tight, then don't go down to the G hook on the band.
(3) This hat relies on good drape to get the right look, so be mindful of that when you choose your yarn. Red Heart Super Saver, for instance, wouldΒ not be a good choice.
(4) Also regarding the sizing/drape: this hat is modeledΒ on girls with heads that fall into the "teen/adult small" sizing category. If you have a larger head, it won't drape as much.Β I have a medium-sized head and am wearing the same hat pattern, just made with Vanna's Choice, in this photo. If you want more drape, add more rounds to 9-16 before you start decreasing at round 17.

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Using K Hook, begin with magic circle.

2013-11-04 15.42.21Round 1: Β 10 HDC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around (20)

Round 3: 2 HDC in each ST around (40)

Round 4: (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in next) around (60)

Round 5: (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in next, 1 HDC in next) around (80)

Switch to H hook.

Round 6: CRDC around (you will complete 40 CRDC for a total of 80 ST)

Round 7:Β Skip 1st stitch (this will stagger your CRDCs, which gives your hat a diagonal look). CRDC around.* (You will complete 40 CRDC for a total of 80 ST)Β  *Because of skipped stitch, your last CRDC will go one stitch into the next row.


Round 8: CRDC around. (You will complete 40 CRDC for a total of 80 ST)

Rounds 9-16: Repeat Round 8

Switch to G Hook.

Round 17: CRDC around, skipping one stitch after every 2 CRDCs until you reach end of round (you will complete 32 CRDC for a total of 64 ST)

Round 18: SC around (64)

Rounds 19-26: Repeat Round 18

When you complete Round 26, make 5 slip stitches (SS); fasten off and weave in ends.

I think this hat would look great with a matching Infinity Rugby Scarf, don't you?

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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

Here are the β€œdo 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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  • sarah January 26, 2014, 7:56 pm

    Thank you so much for this pattern…I haven’t made it yet but I know when I do I’m going to love it!!

    • Rebecca January 27, 2014, 1:02 pm

      You are so welcome! I hope you do love it. Let me know how it turns out! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley January 27, 2014, 8:55 pm

    I’m going to start on this tomorrow! Can’t wait, it’s so cute!

    • Rebecca January 27, 2014, 9:35 pm

      Yay! Let me know how it goes!

  • Tasha January 28, 2014, 3:23 pm

    Thank you so much for this pattern!

    • Rebecca January 28, 2014, 3:44 pm

      You’re welcome! Let me know how it goes for you πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Moreno February 7, 2014, 9:49 pm

    First of all thanks for the free pattern. Quick question…once I change to G hook and start the decrease, I am confused with “skipping one stitch after every 2 CRDCs” Does this mean I do 2 cross dc’s which is really 4 and then what stitch do I skip? Or do I do one dc cross stitch and then skip? I am really confused on how to decrease this round. Would you be able to clear that up for me? Thanks a lot!

    • Rebecca February 7, 2014, 10:49 pm

      You will do two full CRDCs (which will take up 4 stitches total), then you will leave one single stitch empty. If you think of it as a pattern, each grouping of (2 CRDC + 1 Sk St) will cover 5 stitches total, then you repeat. I hope that helps and doesn’t make it more confusing πŸ™‚

      • Jennifer Moreno February 7, 2014, 11:29 pm

        Thank you, I am doing it now and will see if I come up with the correct amount. Will let you know!

        • Jennifer Moreno February 7, 2014, 11:51 pm

          Yeah! Came out with 64, thank you so much!

          • Rebecca February 8, 2014, 12:22 pm

            YAY!!! πŸ˜€

      • Ellie December 13, 2015, 1:32 am

        im still confused with this bit what u have said has confused me a bit more

  • carla February 21, 2014, 8:45 pm

    So nice of you to share such good patterns!! God Bless You!!

    • Rebecca February 25, 2014, 9:25 am

      Aww, thank you! That means a lot πŸ™‚

      • Yammie December 26, 2016, 12:01 pm

        Thank you so much for sharing .. its so generous of u to share such great patterns ! Will make all of them in winter and will share my photos here

  • elba February 26, 2014, 10:33 am

    Hi new at your site ,thank you for the pattern going to make it see how it comes out. I have been crocheting many years ,I stated making dollies then went on to yarn . always trying to learn new things . I also love making baby garments. Well I will keep in touch. You have a bless day .Elba

    • Rebecca February 28, 2014, 1:32 pm

      Thank you Elba, and good luck! I hope you enjoy the pattern πŸ™‚

  • Norma May 25, 2014, 3:19 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern. It was just what I was looking for. It is very quick and easy to make. I have made two so far. Was making the first as a gift, but decided to keep it for myself and made another one for the gift. Thank you.

    • Rebecca May 26, 2014, 4:35 pm

      You are so welcome! I’m glad it was what you needed. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah June 2, 2014, 2:26 pm

    I was very excited when seeing this pattern and began almost at once but when I got to the end I realised how small the hat looked. I just told myself it would begin to fit the more rounds I did. Bit after I began the SCs after the decrease round I realised how small it really was. So I pulled the SC and the decrease rows out and did another CRDC row before doing the SCs to make it slightly bigger. But I have just finished it and it’s hardly big enough for a toddler. I have counted and found that by getting rid of the decrease row I now have 73 rather than 63. I have no idea what I may have done wrong! I thought I may have miss read the size but it says preteen to adult and I’m very upset. Any thoughts on what I may have done wrong?

    • Rebecca June 2, 2014, 2:35 pm

      Hi Sarah! I’m sorry you’re having trouble with the pattern. The only thing I can say is that perhaps your tension is much,much tighter than mine, and you should adjust your hook sizes accordingly. I’ve heard from a lot of crocheters who have completed the hat… I have seen one comment on Ravelry saying that hers came out small, but it’s working out fine for everyone else. (She also deviated from the pattern so it’s hard to know.) I wish I could be of more help!

  • Dianne August 27, 2014, 9:57 pm

    I’m having difficulty with round 6 of the slouch hat pattern. After I do a row of CRDC I only have 30 CRDC’s. I had 80 HDC in round 5. Any suggestions?

    • Rebecca September 3, 2014, 9:51 pm

      Hmm. If you are sure you had 80 HDC in round 5, then I think the only answer is that you skipped stitches, which is SO easy to do with the CRDC stitch. When I first learned it I really had to concentrate as I would skip a stitch here and there as well.

  • Josie-anne October 29, 2014, 5:39 pm

    I did this hat and i really lovΓ© it, very simple to do and it looks great! I would like to do one to my sister but a bigger one, do you have a large adult size version of this model? Thank you

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 3:07 pm

      I don’t. However, in round 17 if you didn’t skip the stitches but just did that row as you’d done the previous, and then SC’d around on the remaining rows, it may turn out a little bigger πŸ™‚

  • Kathy November 2, 2014, 1:26 pm

    I know that you skip a stitch at the end of row 7 to stagger the CRDC. Do you do the same for rows 8 – 16?

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 3:07 pm

      Nope, just once πŸ™‚

  • Brianna November 2, 2014, 9:09 pm

    I know this post is a little older but when you say the hat measures 9 inches across, do you mean when its folded in half?

    • Rebecca Langford November 4, 2014, 11:01 am

      Yes! When you lay it flat, just like I did for the cover photo above, the brim will be 9″ across. πŸ™‚

  • Janet November 5, 2014, 11:08 pm

    Thanks so much for the free pattern. Very easy pattern to follow.

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:01 am

      You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda November 6, 2014, 3:19 am

    i just finished my hat – it’s cream with a big pink flower on it. I absolutely love it, thank you so much for the pattern! πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:02 am

      I bet it’s adorable πŸ™‚

  • brittney November 6, 2014, 9:43 am

    So I’m on the last 6 single crochets, so excited to be finished, when it hits me that this hat is way to small. I used the wrong yarn -__- now it’s a baby slouch hat. I was making it for my GED teacher going through chemo.

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:02 am

      Aww, that happens πŸ™‚ I’m sure whatever little one you give it to will love it as well!

  • sarah November 11, 2014, 5:56 pm

    I am at the end of row 16 and my stitch count is correct but am confused for going into round 17. You said in a previous response for round 17 to do 2 full crdc’s then skip 1 and repeat taking up a total of 5 stitches in all. Isn’t that the exact same thing the pattern is doing in rounds 6 through 16? Yet when I do as directed in round 17 I end up with 80 stitches like the rounds before instead of your stated 64. Can u guide me through this including when to start the first stitch in round 17 and when to skip? I’ve come this far with it and don’t want to scrap the the project. Thank you.

    • Rebecca November 11, 2014, 6:30 pm

      You shouldn’t be skipping a stitch in rounds 6-16 (except row 7 when I instruct to skip the very first stitch). In those rounds, 2 CRDC should cover 4 stitches. If you’re getting 80 for your count, then you must be doing that correctly.

      In the last row, you complete 2 CRDCs, and then skip a stitch, leaving it empty, so you’ve just covered 5 stitches total. This is different than when you’re making a CRDC and you skip a stitch to make your first DC and then come back to it to make your second DC; in that case, you aren’t leaving it unworked, you’re coming back to it. In THIS row, you ARE leaving a whole stitch unworked. So: Work two CRDCs the same way you’ve been doing them. Then, for the next one, in order to completely skip a stitch, skip TWO stitches. Make your first DC. Then come back to the one preceding that DC and make your cross DC. That should leave that first skipped stitch open.

      I hope that helps. πŸ™‚

      • sarah November 12, 2014, 10:43 am

        That makes more sense when u say to skip 2. Now it’s working out. Thank you!

  • Alyssa November 15, 2014, 2:52 pm

    So, after making the 1st hat, my mom asked for one and now I’m on my third for another gift. These look so cute. Thanks for the pattern, love it!

    • Rebecca November 18, 2014, 10:35 pm


  • Laurie November 21, 2014, 9:21 am

    Do you know what your gauge is for your pattern? I love the hat, and followed the directions exactly. My hat looks exactly like yours—except it would fit a watermelon!! Clearly I crochet loosely. I am trying to figure out how many hook sizes to go down so knowing your gauge would help! Thanks so much! The hat is adorable and your directions are easy to follow. I especially appreciated the photo to go along with row 7!

  • Laurie November 21, 2014, 9:23 am

    OK, forget that comment! So embarrassed——just saw the gauge!!! How many times did I look at this and miss it!!!!! Argh!!!!

    • Rebecca November 29, 2014, 2:31 pm

      Lol it’s ok Laurie, we are all guilty of skimming over things! I have done it many times πŸ™‚

  • Sam November 23, 2014, 4:13 am

    Just stumbled across your lovely pattern. Got some lovely sparkly wool and going to sit on this wet, cold Sunday morning and hook away. Thank you for the pattern. X

    • Rebecca November 29, 2014, 2:31 pm

      You’re welcome!

  • Kathy November 24, 2014, 11:08 am

    I had the same problem as one lady mentioned except I followed the pattern down to the 64 stitches and it barely fits my 5 month olds head. Are all hooks in every country labeled the same mm to alphabet sizes? Even if my tension is way tighter it shouldn’t decrease it from an adult hat to a baby???

    • Rebecca November 29, 2014, 2:37 pm

      Kathy, actually I think that some countries are different. For instance, in the US, a 5.5mm hook is labeled “H/8”, but in the UK it’s labeled “6”. Make sure you’re following the mm measurement because that’s what is universal.

      I’m not sure why yours would come out so drastically smaller. I have noticed that of all of my patterns, this is the one that tends to get more people saying it came out too small. But since most people who make it have it come out fine, my best guess is that the rounds of crossed double crochet are where the biggest opportunity for different tensions is. In other words, I think that someone with a loose tension (like me) will make those extra loose, while someone with a naturally tight tension will make those extra tight. I guess just use a bigger hook and a very relaxed tension, and make sure you’re using a yarn that is on the thicker side of worsted. If I use something like Caron Simply Soft for this hat, it comes out smaller than if I use Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn (for example).

      • Kristina Brooke December 27, 2014, 5:16 am

        I’m having the same issues and I’m a loose crocheter. The hat is barely big enough to fit my 8 year old’s head. I’ve done it three times too. Seems like there is something more than tension causing the issue. Yours looks even tighter than mine.

        Rebecca, you say to check the mm measurements but you don’t say what they are for your hooks. Could you let us know?

        • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:14 pm

          Sorry about that, I’ve added them.

          I don’t know what else to say about the difference in sizes. This has been an extremely popular pattern, so I have received a TON of feedback, both via blog comments, direct emails, Ravelry comments, and more. For every person who says there’s came out too small, I have at least 5 saying they love the pattern and it turned out perfect. A woman a few comments above you said hers turned out “big enough to fit a watermelon.” This is just the nature of crochet; people have different tensions. If EVERYONE who made the pattern said it was way too small, I’d reevaluate the pattern. But since the vast majority say it works great, I honestly don’t know what more I can do other than to keep saying, switch your hook size, and focus on staying loose when doing your CRDCs. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help than that.

          • Rose Kute August 26, 2016, 10:08 pm

            Your gauge, is that with the K hook?

      • Stephanie January 31, 2018, 12:47 pm

        The H hook is 5.0. The I hook is 5.5. I think the tight part comes from the band itself rather than the crossed part. I use I Love This Yarn and I don’t have a tight tension and it barely fit my 7yo’s head.

  • Victoria November 27, 2014, 3:20 am

    I’ve seen permission to sell on some of your other patterns, is it the same for this hat? I’ve made this hat for gifts and now I have people asking me to make them for them. Just wanted to get permission before I sold them, thank you for creating such an awesome hat!

    • Rebecca November 29, 2014, 2:38 pm

      Yes, Victoria! I need to get that added. Thank you so much for even asking. Many would just sell them anyway. πŸ™‚

      • Victoria December 5, 2014, 7:14 pm

        Yeah! Thank you so much. I keep making these for other people and I really need to make one for myself soon. I’ve never really been into slouchy hats but I LOVE this one. Thanks again!

  • Shannon December 4, 2014, 1:35 am

    Thank you so much! I NEVER wear hats but I LOVE my slouchy hat. I’ve also made a couple as gifts and the women are always getting compliments on them. πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca December 5, 2014, 6:26 pm

      I’m the same way!! So not a hat person, but I’ll wear this one any day πŸ™‚

  • Shannon Fuentes December 5, 2014, 8:49 am

    Absolutely beautiful. It took me only about 2.5 hours to make one of these (while watching Korean dramas with subtitles). My advice to all that state the pattern comes out to small – use a very loose tension. You should never hold your yarn so tightly that it leaves an indent in your finger. The yarn should just glide (I loop only over my pointer finger and loosely hold the yarn coming from the ball under my last 3 fingers) and you should be able to easily slide your hook into the stitches that you are working into. I see so many crocheters holding their yarn like you would for knitting and I always tell them that they are using way too much tension. I teach both knitting and crocheting at a local yarn shop and I do tension differently for the two different crafts. Using too much tension stretches your yarn, which should not be happening. This is why the projects are coming out too small. My tension was actually a little too loose at first and I had to tighten up slightly. And always do a gauge swatch – it will save you a lot of tears later on.

    • Rebecca December 5, 2014, 6:27 pm

      WELL said, Shannon. (Also, kudos to you for crocheting while watching subtitled movies… that takes talent!)

  • Tamara December 6, 2014, 4:27 am

    Thanks for sharing your pattern. It was well written, super easy, and whipped up quickly. I made this as a Christmas gift for my college aged daughter. I know she is going to love it. Again ,thank you for sharing your work it is much appreciated!

    • Rebecca December 6, 2014, 5:15 pm

      Thank you for the kind words!

  • Beth December 15, 2014, 11:03 am

    I have made 2 of these already – they are AWESOME!

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:14 pm

      Thanks Beth! πŸ™‚

  • Jenni December 15, 2014, 4:20 pm

    Made this hat. Probably took longer then needed, but I got a bit excited and screwed up a few rows! Super cute! Love it! Thanks for the pattern. So easy to follow!

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:15 pm

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  • sonia December 21, 2014, 2:44 pm

    Made it! Looks great! Thank you.

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:15 pm

      You’re welcome!

  • Linda December 26, 2014, 6:10 pm

    I love the texture on this hat! I made a different slouch hat as a Christmas gift this year, tried it on myself, and loved it! I too am not a hat person. I was going to make another for myself, but I will be making yours instead. Your instructions look very thorough. Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:15 pm

      You’re welcome, Linda πŸ™‚

  • gina ALBISTON December 27, 2014, 11:35 pm

    Than you for the pattern! Luv it! Enjoy your stuff so much! Happy New Year!

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:15 pm

      Thank you, and Happy New Year to you as well!

  • Wanda H December 28, 2014, 9:01 pm

    Finished my hat today using Vanna’s Choice yarn and it turned out wonderful. No problems with the hook size and instructions you gave. Makes me look like a pro πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing and for free!!

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:16 pm

      You’re welcome!

  • Tina December 30, 2014, 12:42 pm

    Are you chaining up in between rows? I’m fairly new to crocheting and really want to try making this hat, but to a noob like me, the directions seem incomplete…

    • Tina December 30, 2014, 12:42 pm

      Love it!

      • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:16 pm

        Hi Tina! Nope, you won’t chain up. This hat is worked in a continuous spiral, which helps you to create a hat with no seam. Just follow the directions exactly and you should be just fine πŸ™‚

  • Misty Hylkema December 30, 2014, 3:22 pm

    Found this on Pinterest and definitely pinned right away! So excited to try this. Thank you for sharing this awesomeness with the world LOL

    • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:16 pm

      Aww, thanks! Lol πŸ™‚

  • Amanda January 2, 2015, 9:46 pm

    Hey, I made this yesterday and mine turned out tiny. I don’t crochet tightly, so I’m not sure what happened. I am trying again with just dc to start the rounds and not changing hook size until the sc start. I am about halfway through and it looks promising. I love the look of this hat and can’t wait to have one of my own. And THANK YOU for sharing the pattern for free.!One way or another I’m going to make this work. πŸ˜‰

    • Rebecca January 6, 2015, 7:48 pm

      Good luck Amanda! I really think a lot of it comes down to the difference in how we do the CRDC. There’s a lot of leeway for different tensions with that stitch. Just don’t try to make the band too loose, because the slouchy nature of the hat needs a tight band to help it stay on your head. πŸ™‚

  • Kripa January 6, 2015, 12:55 am

    I am fairly new at crocheting and I want to start this project but I want to make sure I have the correct yarn. So you do mention worsted weight (which i think is 4 medium) but is it acrylic, wool, cotton or mix? Thanks!!

    • Victoria January 6, 2015, 1:10 am

      I’ve made this hat several times with Red Heart Soft, and I think it works up wonderfully. πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca January 6, 2015, 7:49 pm

      Kripa, I use acrylic. My current favorite is Bernat Satin. However, as long as it’s a worsted weight yarn, it shouldn’t matter too much what material. πŸ™‚

  • Jenifer January 6, 2015, 8:31 am

    Love this hat. I am fairly new to crochet – self taught in the past year or so. I’m a long time knitter. I read through your wonderful pattern before tackling to make sure I would be able to handle it. It’s awesome and I’m sure I’ll love it except I’m having trouble with the first CRDC row. I’ve placed a marker at the end of my rows, I carefully counted my stitches prior to going into the CRDC row and think I’m doing the “cross” stitch correctly.
    I know it’s hard to tell when you can’t see someone’s project, but I ended up with 83 stitches. I went into the row with 80. I started by skipping the first stitch, DC in the next stitch and went back to DC into that first stitch. Then continued around, skipped a stitch, DC in the next, then back to the skipped stitch with a DC.
    Is that correct?
    I will admit it was getting late and I didn’t pull that row out yet – I wanted to wait until I was fresh again! BTW I did send you a message on Ravelry as well. Sorry for the repeat. I’m just excited to accomplish this hat if not for me then to gift to someone. πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca January 6, 2015, 7:53 pm

      Hi Jenifer! I can almost guarantee that you have unintentionally overlapped a few of your CRDCs. If you’re starting with 80, and ending with 83, there’s no other explanation, and I can vouch for it because even as many times as I’ve made this hat, I have to be careful because it happens to me, too. It is SO easy to not realize that two CRDCs might be sharing a stitch. Just be absolutely sure that each CRDC is occupying 2 of its own stitches from the row below. πŸ™‚

  • Gisela Szymanski January 6, 2015, 9:22 pm

    Thank u so much for the pattern, it’s gorgeous and I’m making it right now, just one question, after round 7, do I have to keep skipping the first stitch?

    • Rebecca January 6, 2015, 9:32 pm

      Nope, only on round 7. πŸ™‚

  • Martine January 7, 2015, 4:38 am

    Thanx for this great and easy pattern. Hats look mostly stupid on me, but this one doesn’t. Now I am making one for my niece. Mine fit like a glove.
    For the dutch:
    ik heb breigaren Tweed van de zeeman gebruikt, dat is geschikt voor naald 5 en 6 en haaknaald 7 en 5 en 4. Hij is een beetje stug en gebruik voor de volgende Saskia van de Wibra. zolang je los haakt komt die ook uit qua maat.

    • Rebecca January 10, 2015, 11:20 pm


  • Victoria R. January 7, 2015, 6:20 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! It looks like the perfect slouchy hat πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing.

    As I read over previous comments, I’m wondering if the problem some people are having is in the stitches. In the UK, the names of the stitches are different. The UK ‘dc’ is an American ‘sc.’ This page gives some stitch conversions:

    Hope that helps someone!

    • Rebecca January 10, 2015, 11:21 pm

      It’s possible! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda January 8, 2015, 8:11 am

    Hello, thank you for the free pattern! Have a question about it, after row 7 will the last stitch continue to be in the first stitch of the previous row? Thank you

    • Rebecca January 10, 2015, 11:21 pm

      Technically, yes. You don’t have to be too concerned about it though… the pattern pretty much just goes around and around until it’s a certain height. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica January 8, 2015, 4:10 pm

    Thank you for the pattern! I have made three and love everyone of them.

    I looked through the comments and I didn’t see anything pertaining to connecting after you finish a row. I have just been connecting after each row besides the rows that you specify not too. They turn out great, just wondering how you do it without connecting. Thank you so much!

    • Rebecca January 10, 2015, 11:23 pm

      Hi Jessica! Actually, you won’t join at the ends of rows. It’s called a “continuous round” and enables you to make a truly seamless hat. So instead of joining and chaining at the end of a row, you’ll just continue to put stitches exactly where the pattern tells you to, creating a spiral effect. I’m glad the pattern worked out for you regardless! πŸ™‚

    • Jessica January 11, 2015, 11:16 am

      Thanks Rebecca! I finally figured it out! This the first slouchy hat pattern that turned out right. Again thank you! Do you have any more patterns?

  • Emma January 9, 2015, 10:33 pm

    Thanks for the pattern, the minute I saw it I knew I wanted to make it for my daughter. She’s a big Bob Marley fan,so I made the hat in green, yellow, red,and black. I did the first six rounds in green, then six rounds in yellow and six in red. I finished up the rounds with stripes in black, green, yellow and red finishing up with black! She loves it. Now to make more! Thanks again

    • Rebecca January 10, 2015, 11:23 pm

      I bet it looks great!!

  • Jocelyn January 10, 2015, 10:00 pm

    Hi im making this for a friend’s daughter… she’s 7 years old do you think this will fit her??
    Love the pattern btw!!! So easy to follow!

    • Rebecca January 10, 2015, 11:24 pm

      It might be a little big. Since it’s a slouch hat it will be forgiving, but you can always go down a hook size on the band if it’s too big. You could even try going 1 hook size down for the whole pattern. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  • Emma January 11, 2015, 2:03 am

    I have a 4 year old granddaughter and made the hat for her with the hook sizes suggested. When I got to the band, I used a tight tension and it fit her great. I made the first hat for my daughter and found that I had to use the H hook and a loose tension for the band big enough to fit her. All in all, the pattern is great, but I would suggest using a bigger hook for adults and the sizes listed for children. Both my girls love theirs!

  • Sabrina January 11, 2015, 11:00 am

    could you make a YouTube video of this hat?? I would love to make one but I have a hard time following a pattern. I taught myself to crochet by watching videos on it. Thanks in advance!

  • Donna January 12, 2015, 12:28 am

    Hi!! Thank you for allowing us to use this pattern! I’m making a hat (my first of this pattern and first ever) for my mom. This pattern is so easy to follow and the hats are lovely! I’m on the last few sc rows, and as I was reading the pattern, I wondered where I make the 5 slip stitches at the end. Do I just make them all in the same stitch and on top of each other, then pull it to tighten it? Like fastening off? I hope that question makes sense! I’m just not sure if I do them in 5 different stitches or all in the same place. Thanks again!

  • Christine January 13, 2015, 9:04 pm

    I just wanted to say thanks…. this has become my fav pattern!!! I think I’ve made it in every colour

  • Patty Grzesek January 16, 2015, 6:32 pm

    I am teaching myself to crochet. I want to try the slouch hat, I love it. But I can figure out how to make the magic circle, am I overlooking it or just blind? lol. Cant wait to get this started.

  • Patty Grzesek January 16, 2015, 6:42 pm

    I meant I cant figure out how to make the magic circle…help I want to get started …cant wait, I love this hat. Thank so much.

  • Anna Sabo February 1, 2015, 3:38 pm

    How do I make “the magic circle”

  • Rosie February 15, 2015, 7:38 pm

    I love love love this hat! Made one for myself using Lion Brand heartland, then made another for my mum and my sis after they admired mine. Thanks for this fabulous pattern! My daughters – kindergarteners – would love a “floppy hat” too but I don’t know where to start with making a smaller version… Help!

  • Sam February 17, 2015, 10:13 pm

    Ok I absolutely adore this pattern thank you so much. I started it a few hours ago and the first few rounds are extremely ruffly, is it suppose to be like that? I feel as if I’m doing something wrong..

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 8:51 pm

      Yes, you are on the right track. That rufflyness is what gives the slouch the cinched look. πŸ™‚

  • sujata February 18, 2015, 11:50 am

    thankyou so much for this lovely pattern. I am going to try this

  • Amanda T February 19, 2015, 7:14 pm

    Love the pattern! For me, the pattern was too small on my head to be slouchy. I increased the another two rounds after the Pattern Round 5 and brought the HDC wheel up to 120 stitches, then CRDC for 16 rounds, then CRDC skip one CRDC for two rounds to get down to 80 stitches, then 8 rounds of SC and tied off.

  • Loren Stokes February 19, 2015, 9:25 pm

    I absolutely love this pattern! I just completed one today and it is almost too small for my 8 year old. I want to make another one for myself so I will have to figure out the hook size I need to get the right size. Thank you so much!

  • Kathy March 1, 2015, 7:40 pm

    love, love, love it! Made in one day for my chronically ill daughter on a particularly hard day.! Made her smile!

  • Terry March 5, 2015, 11:24 am

    Ok what is the magic circle and how is it done ?

  • Beth Gentry March 5, 2015, 7:52 pm

    Hey, I love this pattern! The hat is gorgeous and fits well. It’s super easy to adjust the sizing too. The first one I made a lady bought it off of my head (seriously). That same lady ordered another hat in a different color. Thank you much for posting this pattern!

  • Kelly March 8, 2015, 6:45 pm

    Love this pattern. I am making this hat for my niece. Thank you for sharing it. The pattern is easy to follow and the pattern is beautiful!

  • Jo March 14, 2015, 12:28 pm

    I am a beginner crocheter and just used yard I had in my bag. It came out great – looks perfect. I am also one who just can’t master the magic circle – so I started with 4 chains and made it into a circle……I must admit, I don’t know what all that gauge stuff is about and I never pay attention to it πŸ™ Guess I should figure it out one day.

    Really like this pattern. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Aunica Jade March 24, 2015, 10:05 am

    Let me start by saying I live in Florida. I’m a born and bred Florida Girl who HATES THE HEAT *crazy I know* and is known by all my friends for rockin “seasonal” wardrobe pieces year round. We don’t have seasons here. It’s pretty much always sweltering summer. So I’m always on the lookout for something I can make and wear that’s not heavy so I don’t die of heat exhaustion wearing it. I’m about to try and make this now. I say “try” because I’ve never heard of the magic circle AND I’m a beginner AND I don’t have 3oz yarn I only have 5oz. I’ve made a bunch of “slouchy hats” and I end up making a cross between the actual pattern and my own Frankenstein adaptation of it in the process. My hairdresser asked me to make him a hat that he can tuck his hair into that doesn’t look like his girlfriends hat lol At the time I’d only made basic skully hats. I’ve been scouring the Internet and I mean no joke 2 weeks non stop researching until I’m seeing quadruple trying to find a more Florida heat friendly “dude looking” slouchy crochet hat pattern(s) without success

  • Denise April 1, 2015, 1:21 pm

    I love looking at your patterns, and your new webpage is refreshing. I do like it, but I also liked your old page too. If I get a pattern from you, it is usually for one of my grand-daughters. I really love looking though, even if I don’t get the pattern. You seem to have your hands full, the boys are beautiful! I have 7 grand babies, 4-girls (ages 15 to 4) and 3-boys(ages 12-2) all but one boy live in Las Vegas now. I am in Rhode Island. Moved here when I was 8, from Pennsylvania.
    I will be watching your patterns. Thank you.

  • Carla April 2, 2015, 1:29 am

    Thanks, Rebecca, for sharing your wonderful patterns. I just started crocheting, and, so far, I have used three of your patterns – making four Chunky Infinity Cowls, the Maribel Cowl ( my favorite!), the Infinity Scarf, and now the Jenny Slouch Hat! All your patterns are easy to follow and have turned out terrific if I must say so myself! You’re awesome and I’m following your new Web site. Thanks again for sharing.

  • Kristen April 16, 2015, 2:27 pm

    I love this pattern. I just found your website & I want to make everything! (If only there were someone to provide me with unlimited amts of yarn

  • Kristen April 16, 2015, 2:37 pm

    I love this pattern. I just found your website & I want to make everything! (If only there were someone to provide me with unlimited amts of yarn

  • Kristen April 16, 2015, 2:40 pm

    I love this pattern. I just found your website & I want to make everything! (If only there were someone to provide me with unlimited amts of yarn

  • Nicky April 26, 2015, 9:05 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I love it and it’s so easy to make. I was wondering if you would mind sharing how much you sell yours for? I’ve been selling crocheted items for the past couple of years and I struggle with setting a fair price for me and my customers.

    • Rebecca April 27, 2015, 8:04 am

      Thanks for the kind words! I honestly can’t speak from much experience, as I do so little made-to-order work these days. I can tell you that at the college fair I took these to, I priced them at $18 and they sold great. Depending on whether or not I add buttons, I might go up a couple dollars. πŸ™‚

  • Sharday May 6, 2015, 5:46 pm

    I just finished making mine and it came out amazing. Thank you for this pattern!

  • Jasmine May 7, 2015, 1:19 pm

    Is it possible to make the hat more slouchy by doing more of row 8?

    Great pattern – I’m currently working on my first one and this is super easy to follow!


    • Rebecca May 8, 2015, 8:30 am

      Yes, that should work!

  • Delia Sylla. May 25, 2015, 10:01 am

    I am unable to print and unable to copy and paste. Is it possible to send it to my email.

    It’s so pretty I would like to make for my grands
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 12:26 pm

      Delia, there is a “print” button just above where the pattern begins. If you click it, it gives you the option to download it as a PDF.

  • Debbie akers May 26, 2015, 10:15 pm

    Hey love your hat just got it today and I have gotten to row 17 and I can not get it to the 32 croc I get 27 on where it says skip one stitch does that mean one of the croc or just one ch Help please

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015, 12:25 pm

      You’re going to complete 2 CRDCs, then skip a stitch, then complete 2 more CRDCs, then skip a stitch, etc.

  • Kendra Osmer June 8, 2015, 1:26 am

    Absolutely LOVE this!!!! Love the tighter band so it stays on better, unlike most hats! Made 2 in less than 3 days!!! Thank you SO much for this amazing pattern!

  • Lisa Murray June 29, 2015, 8:03 pm

    Love this pattern – my favorite style hat! Thank you! You do such beautiful work.

  • K July 17, 2015, 12:19 pm

    I’m making it ( it’s my first hat) and I’m really excited! Thanks for the pattern!

  • Maddie July 18, 2015, 8:35 pm

    Hi! Ive been doing the pattern and im on round 7, when i skip the first stitch it says that i’ll go into the first stitch of the next row but i always end up where i put my stitch marker and with 79 stitches. I know im not missing any stitches when doing the CRDCs because ive done it 20 times over now. Any advice?

    • Rebecca July 27, 2015, 10:23 am

      I’m not sure I understand exactly what you’re saying. But, if you’re ending up with 79 stitches, then you must be missing something because CRDCs are worked over 2 stitches, so you’ll end up with an even number. Is it possible that you’re actually doing it right, and going into the next round is just confusing you? Really, all that’s happening is that we are shifting our next round 1 stitch over. The only reason we do it is so the CRDCs will be staggered.

  • Monique July 25, 2015, 3:53 am

    I always had a hard time with slouch hats until I came across your pattern, now it’s the only pattern I use when making them. Thank you, it’s an awesome pattern.

  • emelda August 16, 2015, 11:35 pm

    Thank you so much for making this pattern available.

  • Patti August 25, 2015, 9:10 am

    Your hat is awesome! I can’t wait to start it later today! Have you thought of making a matching fingerless glove? And thanks for the pattern!

  • Linda Martin September 16, 2015, 7:40 pm

    Thank you for this pattern.. I just made it and loved it. Easy, fun, and the
    note on row 17 was very helpful. Looks like no one had said anything about this pattern in a while. I hope I have stirred up the hooker’s (lol) and soon people with like this pattern. Happy crocheting!

  • Marly September 20, 2015, 11:20 pm

    I just finished making this hat and I absolutely love it. As a beginner, I appreciate that your patterns are so easy to follow and the pictures and additional notes are a great help. I can’t wait to try more of your patterns!

  • Ramah September 24, 2015, 11:41 pm

    Thanks for the amazing pattern!!

    After reading all of the comments about some hats turning out small I opted to skip the decreases in the last row of CRDC and instead decreased a few during the rows of sc when I had a better idea of what size it would be. I only decreased by 4 single crochets and its perfect! I made it in burgundy and I added a decorative, carved wooden button. It’s adorable! Thanks again! πŸ™‚

  • Nicole October 1, 2015, 11:38 pm

    I just want to thank you for posting these directions. This last Saturday I felt like crocheting so I found this pattern and got to work. Only problem is the only color yarn I had was pink and yellow. I’m not much of a pink or yellow girl. I went with pink intending to give to my oldest daughter. Your instructions are so easy to follow. It took me a few hours, but by the end I had a beautiful hat. My other daughters loved it so much that I made a yellow one for my other daughter on Sunday. My 3 year old wanted a hat too so I found a toddler hat pattern. The directions were so confusing that I took it all out and started making her a hat with this pattern. It will be a little big, but she’ll grow into it. I bought myself a color I would like and will be starting it…after I make a hat for my 2 year old. We may just have to take a picture in our matching hats. So, thank you! Love this pattern and how easy it is to follow.

  • Damayanti October 10, 2015, 8:19 am

    Just made one, I LOVE IT! <3

    Thanks for the pattern <3

  • Bethany October 12, 2015, 7:23 pm

    I’ve been struggling with this all weekend! My rows are not lining up. I have not gotten past row 17 .each row is increasing by about 8 stitches. Is this normal for crocheting in the round? I’m determined to get this right!

  • Sewdlicious October 28, 2015, 9:18 pm

    This hat is gorgeous! However the band works quite tight. I actually stayed with the H hook. I would suggest going up a hook size when working the band. Yes the band on a slouch should fit snug but not tight.

  • Ernibee October 31, 2015, 1:45 pm

    Thank you…

  • Katie November 3, 2015, 1:51 am

    Do you have any scarf patterns that would match well with this hat? Thanks!

    • Rebecca November 4, 2015, 9:31 am

      I don’t, but I bet if you looked up “X Stitch Scarf” on Ravelry you would find some options. It’s a popular stitch. Good luck!

  • Amaal Bhyat November 3, 2015, 12:41 pm

    Thank you.. I appreciate your pattern …

  • Patty Boyer November 4, 2015, 1:39 pm

    I purchased your “9 Slouchy Hats” book yesterday. Today, I realized the yarn my granddaughter requested is only size 3 or DK weight. I had thought it was size 4, worsted weight.
    Do you know what changed I would have to make in crochet hook to accommodate this yarn? I yarn package doesn’t seem to recommend one.

  • Patricia Boyer November 4, 2015, 1:43 pm

    Dear Rebecca,
    I purchased your “9 Slouchy Patterns” yesterday. Since then, I realized that the yarn I promised my granddaughter is only DK weight, instead of worsted. Could I still make the Jenny slouchy for her with a smaller crochet hook and more stitches?

    • Rebecca November 12, 2015, 12:40 pm

      You could, but you’ll have to do some re-figuring. The increase rounds on this hat are different than a normal hat because of the wavy look, so you wouldn’t be able to use a normal hat sizing chart.

  • Alison K November 4, 2015, 5:29 pm

    After 4 attempts in giving up on this adorable hat! This last time I went very slow and purposefully crocheted so loose. It looks horrible and is still coming out wayyyy too small. I will try again with a chunky yarn and see if that works better for me with this pattern. I feel like using a larger hook would only yield a hat I wasn’t happy with. Your pattern is very easy to follow and this would be adorable on a little girl, as small as it comes out.

    • Rebecca November 12, 2015, 12:41 pm

      I’m sorry you weren’t able to make it work. πŸ™‚

  • Adriana Rocha November 8, 2015, 5:14 pm

    Muy lucidor y sencillo. Me encanto para mi hija. Gracias por compartir sus bellas creaciones.

  • Alexandra November 15, 2015, 1:21 am

    Hi! Thanks for the cute pattern! I have a question though. I am somewhat new to crocheting, and haven’t tried any continuous spiral patterns. I seem to be overlapping one stitch per row (for example, stitch 80 on stitch 1 from previous row). Is this normal, or am I doing something incorrectly? I have taken it apart and started over, but had the same result both times. Thank you for any help you can give!! Would hate to have to give up on it.

    • Rebecca November 15, 2015, 9:07 am

      Hmmm! Are you using a stitch marker? Your last stitch shouldn’t be in the first stitch of the same row.

      • Alexandra November 16, 2015, 12:06 am

        Yes, I am using a stitch marker, that’s how I know this is happening. I may just go ahead and work a chain to join my rows. I realize this will create a bit of a seam in my design, but am hoping the openness of the x-stitches will hide it. If u have any other suggestions, though, I will gladly consider them before starting over!!! Thank you!!

        • Alexandra November 16, 2015, 12:31 am

          Yes, I am using a stitch marker, that’s how I know this is happening. I may just go ahead and work a chain to join my rows. I realize this will create a bit of a seam in my design, but am hoping the openness of the x-stitches will hide it. If u have any other suggestions, though, I will gladly consider them before starting over!!! Just thought of something…what if I just keep going? Would it work ok do u think, or would I start overlapping more and more?

          • Rebecca November 16, 2015, 2:50 pm

            I believe you would be overlapping a little more each time. Is it possible that you are skipping over the very first stitch? That’s the only reason I can think of for you consistently coming up one short.

          • Alexandra November 17, 2015, 1:19 am

            Thanks so much for your help. I did wonder if i might’ve missed the first stitch as you suggested. However, I went ahead and tried going on from where I stopped, overlapped one stitch, then continued, following your pattern exactly, it actually worked out beautifully! As long as i made sure to keep 80 stitches in my round, I had no more overlap πŸ™‚

  • Barbora November 22, 2015, 7:45 pm

    Thank you very much for this pattern, itΒ΄s lovely and very easy to follow. Regarding the size, it fits perfectly, I made it for myself and itΒ΄s even bigger than the one on your profile photo. I normally tend to crochet quite tightly so I intentionally tried to make as loose stitches as I could and it turned out as an adult size hat. I used the recommended hook sizes. So I am sure that this pattern should work for everyone πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca November 23, 2015, 10:08 am

      Thank you for the kind words!

  • Tina Hunter November 24, 2015, 9:57 pm

    Thank you for this pattern, I love it! Its my “go to” slouchy pattern! I would like to make it for my grandaughter who is 18 months old. Do you have any advice on how to adjust it for a toddler?

    Thank you so much!

    • Rebecca November 25, 2015, 10:36 am

      Thanks Tina! Unfortunately because of the increase method that this hat uses, it doesn’t follow standard measurements — so you can’t just look at a hat sizing chart and adjust accordingly. It would take a bit of work to change the size. You could TRY using a #3 light yarn and a small hook, and see what happens, but it would be guesswork πŸ™‚

  • Jacqui November 28, 2015, 12:11 am

    Thank you for the pattern. Just a few questions:
    In row 7 you say: *Because of skipped stitch, your last CRDC will go one stitch into the next row.
    Does that mean the first Row 8 CRDC will share the same stitch as the last CRDC of Row 7? Will those 2 Xs share a stitch this one time?
    And also you say skipping that stitch in Row 7 will cause the stitches to be staggered. Will they be staggered just between Row 7 and 8 and stay the same from Row 8 – 16? Or are they supposed to stagger from this point on? Do I force them to stagger by shifting over a stitch on each round after Row 7?
    Thanks, I can’t wait to finish it.

    • Rebecca November 30, 2015, 9:23 am

      Hi! I’ll do my best to answer your questions as I understand them. No — no CRDCs will share stitches. All you’re doing (this one time) is shifting everything over one stitch, which results in the staggering effect. So essentially, you’ve changed your starting point for that round by moving it over one stitch. But once you’ve done that once, you just need to continue to follow the pattern as written. It will put the whole pattern on a stagger all by itself.

  • Shirley November 30, 2015, 7:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern it is great . I use red heart soft yarn and it came out super. Thanks again. My grandchildren will love them. One a night I should be able to get 8 done for Christmas gifts. Got 25 days . Please keep sharing your patterns.

  • Alli December 2, 2015, 5:34 pm

    Can’t wait to make this for my sister in law Jenny for Christmas! And that’s for yhe really easy to understand tutorial.

  • Roni Wocknitz December 4, 2015, 3:35 am

    Thank you for making your pattern available! Haven’t tried it yet, but I appreciate the careful description and tips you wrote down with it.

  • Michelle December 6, 2015, 2:56 am

    Thank you for sharing this great pattern and it is super easy and quick!

  • Ashley Mae Morningstar December 7, 2015, 3:19 pm

    I love this pattern!!! Already did one hat and it turned out amazing!! But I have a ball of chunky yarn and was wondering if this pattern could be done with chuncky yarn(size6)? Thank you such for the pattern!!!

    • Rebecca December 30, 2015, 10:18 am

      It would take some experimenting, but I’m sure it could be πŸ™‚

  • Sofya December 21, 2015, 3:37 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern!! πŸ™‚ It gives a lot of wonderful and amazing ideas for so many projects.

  • Marilyn December 25, 2015, 9:13 pm

    Darling hat-thank you!

  • Taryn December 29, 2015, 10:46 pm

    I just finished making this hat and I love it so much! I was worried that it would end up being too small, since some of the comments expressed concern regarding the size. I made sure to count all of my stitches in each row and work with loose tension, and the hat ended up just great! I ended up only single crocheting through row 23 before finishing up the hat, as the person I’m giving the gift too has a smaller forehead/head, and I thought row 23 would be a sufficient place to stop. I was also so impressed with the look of the CRDC stitches… such simplicity with beautiful results! Thank you for the pattern! This will be the only slouchy hat pattern I will use from here on out!

  • edna boyd January 4, 2016, 8:18 pm

    I have made 12 Jenny Hats, for my family, at Christmas, they all loved them, now I want to make the same hat for my 4 year old, do you have the instructions for one that small. I tryed to make the hook smaller, but I dont know how many stiches. I appreciate it. thank you.

    • Rebecca January 4, 2016, 8:45 pm

      Without sitting down to rework the pattern, your guess is as good as mine. If I were you, I might try following the pattern as written but with a smaller hook and a #3 lightweight yarn, such as Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn Sport.

  • teresa mayoral January 5, 2016, 10:03 am

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Diane Lain January 5, 2016, 11:43 am

    Love that hat! I used I Love This Yarn in a silver gray color. I felt the band was too loose. Any suggestions?

    Thank you for all your free patterns. I sell my items locally and will of course give credit to you…..thanks for allowing us to sell items from your patterns.

    • Rebecca January 5, 2016, 6:19 pm

      I would just go down a hook or two for the band to make it tighter.

      It’s nice to hear once in a while that someone thought the hat was too loose. I get a lot of comments about it being too small… so these make me feel like maybe I’m not totally crazy πŸ˜‰

  • Macarena January 11, 2016, 9:17 am

    I truly love your patterns, I have made this hat several times for the special girls in my family and they all love it!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your patterns for free and give me the chance to produce something lovely.

  • Robyn Adler January 11, 2016, 9:17 am

    I’m trying this now… my first hat!

  • JENNIFER CONTRERAS January 11, 2016, 9:35 am

    By far my favorite slouchy hat to make. It’s a great hit with my customers. Thank you for making this a free pattern. πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia January 11, 2016, 10:09 am

    I made this hat for a friend for Christmas. She absolutely adores it! Thanks for the free patterns!

  • Lisa January 11, 2016, 10:31 am

    Very cute hat!

  • Helen January 11, 2016, 10:42 am

    I have just made this slouch hat for my daughter. Just perfect! Thanks so much for the pattern.

  • Jennifer Miller January 11, 2016, 11:05 am

    I love all your hat patterns. This is the next one I am hoping to make. I also love that you have added tips for sizes and what to do if you crochet tightly, which tend to do.

  • Miranda Bush January 11, 2016, 11:11 am

    This is by far my favorite hat pattern!!! I’ve made soooooo many of these for myself and as gifts and they always turn out so beautifully πŸ™‚

  • Elisa January 11, 2016, 11:20 am

    I love this pattern! I wish all designers wrote patterns as well as you do. Thank you for sharing your creations and hard work with us.

  • Patty Boyer January 11, 2016, 11:38 am

    I really enjoyed making this for my granddaughter!! I changed it to go with a DK yarn, and it worked up beautifully! I loved doing the CRDC!!

  • Kim Hulme January 11, 2016, 1:17 pm

    I made this for my mom. She has cancer and she loves it.

  • Gabriela FlΓ³rez January 11, 2016, 8:41 pm

    I found this pattern to be absolutely amazing: I loved the design since the first time I saw it and the instructions and the indications were clear and pretty helpful. I am really grateful to the owners of this website for it.

  • Natasha Marsh January 11, 2016, 10:47 pm

    This hat immediately caught my eye as a beginner crocheter I figured it would be a difficult venture, but with encouragement from my mom I took up my hook to try it. What an easy pattern to follow, it came out just like the picture on the first try! My only complaint was that I had to run back to the store to get more yarn as it took just over 1 skein for me but that is likely due to my tension.

    Totally recommend this hat, I love your designs I can’t wait to try your snowcapped slouch next!!!

    Thank you for making your patterns available for free πŸ™‚

  • Miss Abigail January 12, 2016, 11:55 am

    Can’t wait to make one of these! πŸ™‚ So cute!

  • Mishka January 13, 2016, 8:34 am

    Do you think this would work with loops & threads game day yarn?

    • Rebecca January 13, 2016, 10:17 am

      I haven’t seen that yarn so I’m not sure. I would do a gauge check.

  • Rhonda January 13, 2016, 5:07 pm

    Love the pattern, and super duper instructions ! Thank-you so much!!

  • Sarah Reinhardt January 14, 2016, 2:41 pm

    I love this pattern! I am a tight stitcher so I added two more rows of increases and used a J hook around the bottom of the hat so it would fit an adult but this hat is gorgeous!

  • Lois Everett January 14, 2016, 3:09 pm

    Love the texture of this hat! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kathleen Lee January 14, 2016, 7:54 pm

    This looks like exactly what my daughter was looking for!

  • Patricia January 15, 2016, 10:31 am

    I love the texture of this hat!

  • Kellie Duncan January 15, 2016, 3:35 pm

    Love this and I’m gonna try it next.

  • Lisa J January 16, 2016, 8:45 am

    I love this hat! The detail really makes it interesting. Thanks!

  • Sandra January 18, 2016, 6:32 pm

    I thought I’d previously left a comment on this pattern. Thanks so much for this pattern. I made it for my sister in Virginia.

  • Jane January 24, 2016, 5:30 am

    Great job! thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  • Margarita Rojas February 3, 2016, 12:44 pm

    Muy hermosa la gorra la estoy tejiendo en este momento no se aΓΊn como me vaya a quedar estoy en los puntos cruzados. Felicidades es muy hermosa

  • Shannon February 17, 2016, 6:09 pm

    Hi Rebecca!
    I love all your patterns! Thanks! I’m making the Jenny hat for the first time .. For the crdc are they always going into the same stitch for each round? The farthest stitch of the crdc? I’m not sure if I’m doing this right!

    • Rebecca February 26, 2016, 3:01 pm

      If I understand your question correctly, then yes πŸ™‚

  • Linda Gardin February 19, 2016, 10:44 am

    I love this pattern, I will make quite a few of these!!

  • Janice R March 10, 2016, 7:46 am

    This hat is much more beautiful than it appears in your photos. It was easy to make, as well. It fit very well until I started on the band. When I’d finished it, I couldn’t get it on my head! I followed your instructions to crochet this area a little more tightly. Oops… I think I got a little carried away. Next time, I’ll just continue with the H hook, rather than switch to the G hook. Thanks for sharing your lovely patterns.

  • Willempje August 20, 2016, 7:40 pm

    I love your slouch hat. I knit and crochet hats for charity. And always looking for New patterns.

  • Dawn pie September 5, 2016, 2:50 pm

    I love this patterned , it’s nice and easy but why do I keep coming up with extra stiches? 60 becomes 63, I count them over and over?

    • Rebecca September 6, 2016, 6:48 pm

      Without seeing your work, it’s hard to know. But, you should be ending with 64 (not 60). As long as the finished hat is working out for you I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

  • Kelly September 9, 2016, 11:19 am

    Hello Rebecca
    Could you tell me how long the hat is from round 1 to 18 and then how long it is from round 18 – 26. I have got to round 17 and don’t have much of a drape so I need to add some more rounds in but wasn’t sure how many more. I’m using a chunky wool and being new I know I crochet tight but I seem to match on the band and its 9″ across. Just worried about the drape. After trying the Rustic slouch hat and having to unstitch it all from being far to small. I don’t want to make the same mistake. However this on you can add rounds the other one you couldn’t. Thanks for your help. Kelly

  • Courtney Gentry September 10, 2016, 1:03 pm

    Hello! I absolutely love this pattern! Can I use the Lions Brand Heartland yarn instead of ILTY or Vannas choice?

    • Rebecca September 10, 2016, 2:33 pm

      You can use whatever yarn you wish to; just check your gauge. Heartland is considerably thinner than the other two.

  • Gerri @ My Keto Kitchen September 27, 2016, 11:18 pm

    I’ve recently started crochet and the Jenny Hat is the 5th pattern (and most successful) that I’ve made. I crochet the CRDC quite loose and tightened up for the SC edging and it turned out perfect!! Fits my head perfectly πŸ™‚

    Thanks for a great pattern πŸ™‚

  • Michelle September 30, 2016, 12:16 pm

    I just had a question about row 8 ( the repeat round) From the sound of it you would just do the regular CRDC. But by doing that my CRDC’s are on top of each other and not staggered like yours. Am I supposed to alternate between 7&8? Also just to clarify with the last CRDC on the 7th row do you complete the cross with the previous row stitch that was skipped?
    Thank you!!

    • Rebecca September 30, 2016, 1:54 pm

      You avoid the CRDCs being on top of each other when you skip the first stitch of round 7. Your last CRDC of that round goes one stitch into the next round, essentially “shifting” your starting point by one stitch. Then you’ll just continue to repeat round 8 as per the instructions, and they will remain staggered. In other words, skip a stitch at the beginning of Round 7, then CRDC around and around and around until you get to the band.

  • Anne October 8, 2016, 7:54 pm

    Hi. The recommended yarn is not available here. What I have is caron simply soft. Do you reccomend using the same hooks. The K seems to be a bit big for the yarn though Im not sure if it’s supposed to be like that. Any advise? Thanks so much.

    • Rebecca October 11, 2016, 10:12 am

      Yes, still use a K hook. Be sure to keep your tension really loose, because Caron Simply Soft is a thin #4 yarn.

  • Suzanne October 24, 2016, 4:38 pm

    Great pattern! I made it last night and has a great fit. Thanks!

  • Kylie October 24, 2016, 5:35 pm

    Hi there! Your pattern is lovely, and I found the instructions very clear and easy to follow. I was able to avoid the tension issue and the hat was looking great right up until the drop to size G hook. My rows with the G hook looked almost identical to the previous rows, barely smaller, but not nearly as different as the ones in your photos. I tried using more tension, but there wasn’t any difference. Any ideas on what I might have done wrong, or what I could do to fix that? Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • Rebecca October 25, 2016, 9:23 am

      To fix it, you could just go down another hook size.

      • Kylie October 27, 2016, 8:10 pm

        Okay, thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Noelle November 13, 2016, 7:37 am

    This was my go to chemo hat for the winter last year. I got so many compliments on it. Looks good on just about everyone. Since I made a few for my nurses and other patients, I know. Great, easy pattern.

  • Sabana November 15, 2016, 12:03 am

    I made this with Caron Simply Soft and it turned out to be a bit small. I only realized that it was because of the yarn when I made another one with Red Heart with Love. I love both hats regardless of their differences. πŸ™‚

  • Ashley December 2, 2016, 9:53 pm

    I love this pattern thank you!!!

  • Alyssa December 16, 2016, 8:10 pm

    I did it! IdiditIdiditIdidit! I followed a whole pattern! I think. And even if I lost or found a stitch or two, I ended up with a hat that I love and I can’t wait to give it to my mom for Christmas. I just taught myself to crochet last week and I’m so proud of it. Thank you! I was going to add a picture of it, but there isn’t an option for it on here. Oh well, imagine it in a lovely warm gray!

  • Barbara Thompson December 24, 2016, 12:17 am

    It’s so cute! I can’t wait to start this hat! Have a Merry Christmas. Thanks for making this pattern available to us


  • Cindy February 8, 2017, 10:21 am

    Congrats on your new baby! I’ve made this hat for my daughter & granddaughter & it’s a winner! Thanks for the pattern.

  • Marie March 5, 2017, 11:43 pm

    Hi, Congrats on your third baby. Just want to thank you for posting this pattern. I like it a lot. Just finished mine & it fits great. Just wanted to let you know that I used a N where you used a K, then I used a J where you used a H, then I used a I where you used a G. In the 20+ years, I’ve always crocheted my stitches tight. I also added 5 sc rounds toward the end & on the last row I didn’t do the sl sts, I done decreases instead, then I also added another row of single crochets. It’s a awesome hat pattern. Thank you again for posting it. God Bless you & yours, Marie

  • Lucie March 29, 2017, 7:39 pm

    I’m going to try to make it for my daughter, not very experienced at crochetting so I don’t know if I’ll be able to, but I absolutely love it and so does my daughter! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • diane May 2, 2017, 9:30 pm


    is it supposed to get curly as i go along?

    i’m row 7.


  • Serilla May 15, 2017, 8:18 pm

    I love this hat made about 50 last Christmas as gifts. Found out it didn’t quite fit everyone. Do you have specs to make it adult medium and adult large? If not any suggestions?

  • Irma August 17, 2017, 3:36 pm

    Just worked this up in A Yarnbee cake… turned out beautifully. A bit bigger than expected….but I made adjustments easily enough. .plan to pass this on to a niece and make one for myself. Thank you , it was fun, and went quickly!

  • Kimberly November 10, 2017, 11:32 am

    I want to use Vannas choice lion brand yarn but it says it’s 3.5oz. Will that make much of a difference? Thank you!

    • Rebecca November 10, 2017, 12:03 pm

      That will work fine πŸ™‚

  • Josefina November 21, 2017, 5:51 pm

    Love your item’s…
    Make my crochet item’s for family and friends, and some for homeless or veterans .
    Do thank you..
    Have a great Thanks giving…
    Congratulations…on Henry James….

  • Lisa January 2, 2018, 2:21 am

    This hat is the exact hat I have been looking for!
    My only problem is the size of my head. It’s very large. I figure on adding maybe 5 (?) rows between rows 9-16 for some extra slouch. What else would you do? How should I increase the band?

    • Rebecca January 2, 2018, 8:57 pm

      You could just not switch to the smaller hook for the band. You could also use a thicker yarn than recommended.

      • Lisa January 2, 2018, 11:59 pm

        Thanks for the help, Rebecca

  • Stephanie January 31, 2018, 12:23 pm

    Very cute hat. The band is way too tight. I think not changing hook sizes would be better. This made as is barely fits my 7yo.

  • Debora September 2, 2018, 9:20 pm

    thnx so much for this pattern

  • Holly October 16, 2018, 1:03 pm

    Hello! thank you for the pattern! I added 4 extra rows before row 17 to make it a bit larger for myself and that seemed to help me very well! I also only had one size crochet hook and it by keeping it loose for myself it still came out looking great!