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The Half-‘n-Half Slouch Hat

Half & Half Slouch Crochet Hat  |  Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

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

Today’s pattern is extra special, because I partnered with a fellow crochet blogger to bring you a set!

Krista of Rescued Paw Designs has designed matching boot cuffs for the Half & Half Slouch, and I love them. Both patterns are simple and trendy, and they’ll be great together for those chilly days. My pattern is at the bottom of this post, as always. Click here to view the Half & Half Boot Cuffs pattern on Krista’s blog, and don’t forget to go Like her on Facebook!

Half & Half Slouch Crochet Hat | Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

This hat utilizes the crochet-flat-then-cinch-together method. To change it up, I crocheted half of it in one stitch pattern and half of it in another. It’s a fun hat with a nice fit and just the right amount of slouch.

The Yarn

I used Lion Brand Heartland in “Mammoth Cave” for my sample. Heartland is one of my go-to worsted weight yarns. It has a beautiful sheen to it, it’s lightweight, and the color choices are gorgeous. You might recognize it in some of my other patterns, like the Sandy Slouch & Cowl Set.

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Scroll down for the free pattern. Hope you like it!

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Half & Half Slouch Crochet Hat  |  Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

The Half-'n-Half Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

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Level: Easy

Size:
One Size Fist Most (Preteen - Adult Woman).
Hat measures 10” across at band, and is 9.5” tall. 

Materials:

  • I hook (5.50mm)
  • About 190 yards of Lion Brand Heartland* (Sample color: Mammoth Cave)
           *About Heartland:
                
      Weight: #4 worsted 
                  Fiber: 100% Acrylic
                  Yardage: 5oz/142g (251yd/230m)
                  Gauge: 12 sc + 15 rows = 4 inches on size J-10 [6 mm] hook
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge:
With I hook, 7 HDC = 2" square

Abbreviations Used:
CH (chain)
ST/STS (stitch/stitches)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SK (skip)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
SC+DC (this just means to put 1SC and 1DC in the same stitch)

Notes:
(1) This hat is worked in rows and cinched at the end.
(2) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
(3) Starting chains do not count as stitches.
(4) As you work, you might begin to notice that your piece isn't a perfect rectangle, and the bottom half lays at a slight angle - this is ok.

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To begin:
Using I Hook, and leaving a 12" tail, CH35. Don't weave in the tail until instructed (we'll use it later to cinch the hat).

Row 1:  In 3rd CH from hook, SC+DC. (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) 9 times. HDC in each of the next 14 STS. (34)

Row 2: CH1, turn. SC in each of the first 14 STS. (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) 10 times. (34)

Row 3: CH1, turn. SK first ST, SC+DC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) 9 times. HDC in each of the next 14 STS. (34)

Row 4: CH1, turn. SC in each of the first 14 STS. (SK next ST, SC+DC in next ST) 10 times. (34)

Rows 5-62: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until you have 62 rows. (34)

Row 63: Repeat Row 3.  (34)

We are now going to work along the long edge of our project to put a nice edging on the band of the hat.

Row 64: CH1, do not turn. Working along the long edge, SC across, putting 1SC in each row, for a total of 63SC. When you're done, your starting and ending tails should be in the same corner. (63)

Lay your project flat, with the starting and ending tails at the bottom left corner. At this point, your project should look like this:

Half & Half Slouch Crochet Hat  |  Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Fasten off your finishing tail and weave it in.

Seaming the Hat

Turn your hat inside out. Use a yarn needle and your starting tail, whip stitch the two short ends together (see photo below). Now, we're going to keep using this tail to cinch the top of the hat too, and we don't want the seam to pull when we pull the cinch tight -- so tie a knot or two at the top of the hat.

Cinching the Hat

Keeping your hat inside out, weave your starting tail in and out along the top edge of the hat. When you're done, pull it tight to cinch the hat (but carefully... you don't want to break the yarn!). Use the yarn needle to reach across the cinch a few times to make sure it's closed up nice and tight, then make a knot and weave in the tail. Turn your hat right side out.

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Done!

Half & Half Slouch Crochet Hat  |  Free Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

Pattern Permissions

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
littlemonkeyscrochet.com

Here are the “do nots”:

  • Do not resell the pattern, altered or in its original form.
  • Do not copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, in a Facebook group, or anywhere else. Simply link to this page instead. Anything beyond this is copyright theft. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
  • Do not pull any of my photos from this site (or any of my other sites) to promote yourself or your crochet business on your own blog, Facebook page, or anywhere else. The exception to this is if you want to share my article link(s) on your own blog; in this case, you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I am currently awaiting the imminent arrival of my 3rd little monkey, a baby boy due 12/28/16. I may be slow at responding to messages and greatly appreciate your patience during this time of transition. I’m not disappearing, but I may not be able to help you as quickly as you need it. – Rebecca 🙂

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  • Jackie October 20, 2015, 9:56 am

    Thank you for the lovely pattern!

  • Melissa October 20, 2015, 11:27 am

    Thanks again for sharing your lovely patterns with us all. I’m all too excited to make this one and am far too impatient to wait for the rest of your hat patterns to come out so I got your ebook. Lol. I’m seeing lots of cute hats in my future (and in my wardrobe ). 🙂

  • Joan October 20, 2015, 11:51 am

    I love the color of yarn. Kind of jumped off the page at me, as I live at the edge of Mammoth Cave National Park.

  • Blanca Avila October 20, 2015, 12:55 pm

    Thank you for this lovely pattern, can’t wait to try it out

  • Tamara October 20, 2015, 1:05 pm

    Thanks for this pattern! I am going to make one this week.

  • debbie October 20, 2015, 1:51 pm

    That’s a really cute hat, my DIL would love it and my Granddaughter!! Thank you 🙂

  • Donna October 21, 2015, 6:31 am

    I have been searching for the perfect slouch hat to make for my son and have finally found it! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing patterns!

  • Flash October 26, 2015, 4:06 pm

    Thanks for all the lovely free paterns 🙂

  • Krystle October 28, 2015, 9:46 pm

    Being new to crochet, love the fact I don’t have crochet in the round..lol
    Thank you ?

  • Tori November 2, 2015, 7:13 pm

    I was wondering if someone could help me turn this into a hat that would fit a 1yr old. Please and thanks!!!

    • Rebecca November 17, 2015, 4:22 pm

      Since it’s worked flat, you could just look up the standard measurements for a 1 year old hat, and adjust the rectangle accordingly. You would need to adjust both your starting chain (for hat height) and number of rows (for width).

  • Gina November 17, 2015, 10:44 am

    I love this, and the other slouch patterns! But I must crochet tighter than you because mine never come out as slouchy… Do you have any suggestions about modifying the pattern to make it more slouchy??

    • Rebecca November 17, 2015, 4:25 pm

      There are a number of reasons that could be happening. It could be your tension (did you check your gauge?), and it could also be the yarn you are using. The yarn I chose for this project has a really nice drape to it, which makes a big difference.

      To adjust the pattern for more slouch, you would need to add to the starting chain (just keep it an odd number). You could also increase the number of rows, but be careful there that you don’t make it too large for your head. 🙂

  • Tamara November 19, 2015, 2:20 pm

    I just love this pattern! I have crocheted the whole hat and done the seaming. But I am having trouble closing the top. My yarn is slight stiffer than yours, so I suspect that is why mine will not gather smoothly. I have a second one started in the same yarn you used and will attempt to gather it.
    I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and say your patterns are awesome!

  • Kaaren December 4, 2015, 6:01 pm

    I am starting this hat and the gauge swatch calls for 7 hdc equal 2″ square however it doesn’t indicate how many rows it takes to crochet inorder to measure the 2×2 square. Can you please clarify?

  • Tamicka Birch December 17, 2015, 1:40 pm

    I loved this hat! The pattern rocked. It was a little tricky with row 64, but I made it work! Can’t wait to make more form this one

  • Cyndi January 11, 2016, 10:20 am

    Super cute! My sister would love!

  • Laura January 11, 2016, 11:18 am

    One of my nieces sent me a picture of a slouchy hat asking if I could make it for her. It was knit but I knew you had a bunch of super cute slouchy hats so I sent her here and she picked this one. And I splurged and bought the ad free version. 😉

  • Melissa G Conatser January 14, 2016, 5:34 pm

    I love the look of this hat!

  • Gina Montes January 14, 2016, 6:09 pm

    I absolutely love the hat I made using this pattern. I generally don’t wear hats, I usually make hats for other people to wear, but I put this one on last weekend and have worn it everyday since.

    This was the 1st time I had done a pattern wear the hat is worked sideways instead of from top-to-bottom or bottom to top and it was easy to follow and a fun change.

    Thank you!

  • Sylvia Harvey January 14, 2016, 7:08 pm

    I LOVE this one … I have made it with a beautiful squishy dewy dk weight yarn and it turned out fabulous! Your patterns are just precious. I’ve also made the Sandy Cowl and Maribel bootcuffs recently. 🙂

  • Tenley Erickson January 15, 2016, 4:36 pm

    Great pattern! This half slouch style is versatile. I can see making these as gifts!

  • Rita Spratlen January 15, 2016, 5:24 pm

    I am so excited!! I just found your site. I am a knitter who is struggling with crocheting but am coming a long!! I love this pattern!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kati January 16, 2016, 11:30 am

    I think I can actually make this! I’ve struggled with hats so much, but this pattern looks easy! Thanks!

  • Kathleen Fowler January 18, 2016, 4:20 pm

    Looks stylish and warm – would be great for a wintery day

  • Thalia H January 18, 2016, 5:09 pm

    I’m still new to this, but I saved this page and bookmarked it for the fall so I can make this for my daughter(nieces too if I’m good)

  • Maria January 20, 2016, 12:10 am

    This is fantastically easy and so darned nice looking. Can’t wait to make one for my daughter, she loves slouch hats. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Sw February 21, 2016, 11:34 am

    Love this pattern. Easy to follow. The hat can be worn as a slouch or cuff and worn like a beanie. Thanks! I love the fact that it could be worn two ways,

  • Suzie August 22, 2016, 6:54 pm

    Am I missing when you use the bigger hook? Also counting rows in this pattern is hard. Can I just measure until it’s the “height” you specify? Love all your patterns!
    Suzie

    • Rebecca August 27, 2016, 1:22 pm

      Hi Suzie! I only listed one hook in the pattern so I’m not sure what you’re referring to. If you don’t want to count rows, just keep in mind that your starting CH will determine the HEIGHT of the hat, and how many rows you do will determine the WIDTH. This hat is worked sideways. 🙂

  • jessica Stevens October 22, 2016, 2:53 pm

    Thank you for this pattern I will use it to make hats for children and teenagers going in to foster care. The all have my heart.

  • Tina October 25, 2016, 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the cool pattern. So, only one ball of Lion Brand Heartland yarn is required to complete this hat in the adult size? Is this correct? Please.

    • Rebecca October 25, 2016, 6:57 pm

      Correct.

  • Darlene December 22, 2016, 10:36 am

    I can’t wait to try this cap. I don’t like seams but this one looked great in the picture.
    I am going to get busy on next years Christmas gifts. Thanks for the free pattern.