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The Macchiato Slouch Hat (Free Pattern)

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

I’ve always had a picture in my head of a slouch hat that I wanted to create, that had a very slooooooooow, graaaaaadual color change. I looked into the possibility of dip-dying the finished hat, but it looked like more effort than it was worth. (Plus, I’m lazy.) Then, just recently, I found out about Lion Brand’s new yarn – Scarfie! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was The One. The perfect yarn for the hat I wanted to create.


Click the photo to view Lion Brand Scarfie yarn on Craftsy!

About the Yarn

Each skein of Scarfie has very gradual color changes between two colors. I immediately gravitated to the Cream/Taupe, because, well, I’m a sucker for a good taupe color. Each skein has 312 yards of bulky weight yarn, so you’ve got plenty to make a beautiful, somewhat-ombre-style scarf.

But we’re not making a scarf today.

Nope, today we’re going to use that beautiful Scarfie yarn to make a hat! Sometimes, you just gotta do the unexpected. 🙂

This pattern is a very simple slouch pattern. But paired with the gorgeous gradual color changes of Scarfie, it becomes completely unique! It just goes to show you how yarn choice can make all the difference.

About the Name

I named this pattern the “Macchiato Slouch” because the combination of the yarn color and the gradual fade made me think back to my days as a barista. One of my favorite drinks was an iced caramel macchiato — vanilla syrup, milk, and a couple shots of espresso and caramel drizzle to mark the top (macchiato means marked in Italian). So instead of the espresso instantly mixing with milk, as it would in a latte, the espresso sits on top of it until it sloooooowly blends in from the top-down. Now, the next time you to go your local coffee shop, you can wow them with your knowledge… and with your new hat!

One Last Thing…

The Macchiato Slouch pattern is one of nine patterns you can find in ad-free PDF format in my new e-book! That’s <$1 a pattern! Click the image to view the e-book listing on Etsy.

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

The Macchiato Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

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Level: Easy

One Size Fist Most (Preteen - Adult Woman).
Hat measures 9.5” across at band, and is 9” tall. 


  • N hook (9.00mm) and I hook (5.50mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (I used Cream/Taupe), about 140 yards, which is less than half a skein - so you can make two! (Scarfie is a bulky weight yarn.)
  • Stitch marker (a bobby pin works great)
  • Button (1-1.5") and tools to attach it

With N hook, 7HDC = 3"

Stitches Used:
MC (magic circle) - view my tutorial here
CH (chain)
SS (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)


(1) This hat is worked in a continuous spiral until the band. Do not join, chain or turn until instructed. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.
(2) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
(3) The button and button flap on this hat are just decorative (they don't actually function). There is no buttonhole, and at the end, we'll just sew everything neatly in place.

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To begin:
Using N Hook, make a magic circle.

Round 1:  10 HDC in MC (10)

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

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

Note: At this point, it's going to start looking wavy. You're doing it right! The back of the hat has a faux-cinched look to it, and this is how we achieve it. Once you get to the body of the hat, it will start to straighten itself out naturally.

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

Rounds 5-15: HDC around (60)

Switch to I hook.

Round 16: SC around (60). CH7.

From this point on, we will be working in turned rounds. We still won't be joining.

Round 17: Turn your work. Working down the back side of the CH7, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH, then continue to SC around the hat (you're now crocheting in the opposite direction as the previous round) until you reach the beginning again. (66)

Rounds 18-22: CH1, turn. SC around. (66)

Edging: CH1. SC around the entire band of the hat, including the button flap, putting (SC,CH1,SC) in each corner.

Fasten off, leaving a 12" tail. Use the tail to gently sew the button flap in place, then weave in all ends securely. Attach decorative button in place with yarn or a needle and thread.

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  • Lalka Crochetka October 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    beautiful hat! I may make one for myself this autumn 🙂 thank you for sharing the pattern 🙂

  • Christine Murray October 7, 2015, 3:10 pm

    I made this last night using some Pacific Chunky by Cascade….love this slouchy! Pattern is easy to follow and the finished product is awesome. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Carol D October 7, 2015, 7:57 pm

    I love this! thinking about making one for my daughter(s) – and if I can figure out how – to make a matching one for the youngest granddaughter (2 years old).

    Would be lovely with a scarf made to match!
    Thank you for this pattern. No worries! I totally respect your RIGHTS to this pattern and would never violate your trust in sharing this with us.
    The hooky community is such a wonderful, sharing group. I’ve been increasingly awed by so many wonderful people from all over the world who blog and share patterns!

    • Carol D October 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

      By the way, I wanted to let you know I purchased a set of your beautiful stitch markers…and I absolutely LOVE them!
      They are so beautiful! and they work so well – now I can remember what size hook I used on what project!
      Thank you for designing and selling these lovely markers! They were well worth the price paid!

  • Joan October 8, 2015, 1:33 pm

    Love this hat, it is just too cute. My grand daughters 12 and 14 will love it. Thanks for the pattern. Joan

  • Mary October 10, 2015, 10:33 pm

    Made this hat tonight. Love the pattern and I used the Scarfie yarn, which is soooo soft. Now, I’m going to start a second! 🙂 Thanks so much for the pattern.

  • Linda October 11, 2015, 4:31 pm

    Can’t find scarfie yarn in my area. Can you suggest another lion brand yarn that Michaels or Beverlys might carry?

    • Rebecca October 15, 2015, 9:20 am

      Sure! Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky (not to be confused with Thick & Quick) would be a great substitute. Check your gauge, as that yarn is a consistent #5 weight, but Scarfie tends to waver between thick and thin throughout the skein.

  • Corry Dubois October 13, 2015, 1:11 pm

    Helol love the pattern
    ,but I can’t figure out how the button flap is joined to the hat greetings Corry

    • Rebecca October 15, 2015, 9:19 am

      The button flap is crocheted as part of the whole pattern, not joined at the end. If you’re wondering how I keep it down flat, I just sew it in place with the tail, as indicated on the pattern.

      • Corry Dubois October 15, 2015, 2:38 pm

        Thank you,I am guessing the tutorial used in the sandy slouch can also be used for the macchiato slouch?

  • Heather Becerra October 15, 2015, 10:37 am

    I found your tutorial on the button flap accidentally on YouTube and it helped me get through the hiccup I had with it. I can’t find this yarn in stores so I’ll have to order it. I made it with Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Cappuccino. It turned out okay but I would prefer the colors of the scarfie yarn. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I’m going to leave the link for your YouTube link for the button flap and if it’s not okay just erase it or let me know and apologies in advance!

  • Mary October 15, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Love this pattern! Have already bought a second skein of scarfie to make more. I made 2 and used a larger “J” hook on the brim for the second. For me (and I don’t have a large head) it fits better for adult women.

  • Melissa Massey October 19, 2015, 9:30 am

    Hello I am doing this slouchy hat and when done with the row it doesn’t say to join so do I just go into a hdc and keep going. Thanks melissa

    • Rebecca October 19, 2015, 6:08 pm

      That’s correct! 🙂

  • Lydia Vedder October 19, 2015, 5:38 pm

    I am confused, if this pattern starts with a magic circle aren’t you joining them to make a circle? But in the notes it says do not join? Thank you in advance, sorry
    I’m old and not quite getting this.

    • Rebecca October 19, 2015, 6:10 pm

      You don’t need to join Round 1 to make the Magic Circle function as it should. Just finish Round 1, pull tight, then start working into the next stitch as you normally would for a seamless round. You’ll probably need to pull tight again before you weave in your starting tail.

  • Wilma kendall October 23, 2015, 9:52 am

    I found this pattern and look of this yarn very classy. Love the yarn and its look!
    Direction were easy to follow. I like that the pattern is broken up in sentences and not a following pattern. That makes it easier to read and follow.!

  • Bonnie October 28, 2015, 11:33 am

    Hi, I would love a scarf/cowl pattern to match this hat. Might attempt one myself as I would like to make a matching set as a Christmas gift.

  • Ann November 5, 2015, 8:07 am

    I just want to clarify. You said you used N hook but in the parenthesis you put 9 mm. N hook is 10 mm. Is it a typo?

    • Ann November 5, 2015, 8:19 am

      Sorry I’m a beginner and I’m confused. I found N hook and it says 10 mm. Thanks.

  • Kimmy November 7, 2015, 11:23 am

    I too was A Brista way back in the Day…before
    Love this Pattern an your story behind it..

  • Ute Collins November 8, 2015, 2:26 pm

    love the pattern with the scarfie yarn which happen to have in my bin. Will try it right now. thanks. I honestly looks great.

  • Donna November 12, 2015, 12:49 pm

    It’s my first time for your patterns. The you tube video for the magic circle uses do. Since this matters (macchiato slouch) uses hdc, would I use hdc in the magic circle? Thx!!

    • Rebecca November 12, 2015, 12:57 pm

      Yes – the magic circle is only the actual creation of the circle. After that, you do exactly what the pattern instructs you to do. In the case of this pattern, it’s asking you to put 10 HDC in the magic circle — so that’s what you’ll do. 🙂

  • Wendy November 14, 2015, 11:35 am

    So in the beginning rows, is the piece “wavy” until rows 5-15? That’s how mine was (is) but it seems to be evening out–athough it does sorta “curl up” at the edges. is this correct?

    • Rebecca November 14, 2015, 8:47 pm

      Yes! You’re doing it right. It has a wavy backside that gives it a slightly cinched look. I prefer that to a flat top. 🙂

      • Barbara W. February 1, 2016, 1:16 pm

        Well am I glad to find this comment! I kept pulling it all out when it started being wavy, thinking I was doing it wrong. I wanted to try this pattern with a lighter weight yarn. I knew I’d have to make some changes to get the size to work out, but that’s usually pretty simple. Then I decided to do it with a heavy yarn that I had in my stash and it was still wavy. so I am glad to see that it’s supposed to be that way. LOL If I love it when I’m finished I may put some of them in my Etsy shop. I am in the process of changing to different items than what I’ve sold before. I love the look of this hat and I think other people will too. If I do sell them I’ll be sure to follow your guidelines for that and give you proper credit. Thanks for the free pattern.

  • Jennie November 18, 2015, 12:05 am

    Thank you for sharing this pattern, I love it, simple to make, my grandkids will love this in their Christmas Stocking this year. I’ll enjoy making them. Love your style and your instructions are great. Love and light Jennie. These hats are also great for the homeless, with a pair of Mittens to match.

  • Anna dargan November 21, 2015, 9:54 pm

    What do you mean by (sc ch1 sc in the corners?)
    What corners are you talking about?

    • Rebecca November 23, 2015, 9:59 am

      The corners on the button flap.

  • Cheryl November 23, 2015, 6:45 am

    I finished this hat yesterday and it came out ENORMOUS. The band fits my head perfectly but the rest of the hat is huge. It’s 13″ wide and 12″ high. I know some slouch hats are on oversized, but this one doesn’t look like it is in the picture. Is that the size it’s supposed to be?

    • Rebecca November 23, 2015, 10:07 am

      No — as stated in the pattern, the hat should measure about 9.5” across at band, and 9” tall. The BODY of the hat will probably be somewhere around 11″ wide when laid flat, because it’s the tighter band that brings it down to 9.5″. It depends on where you’re measuring. As far as height — you can just do fewer rounds to get it closer to 9″ tall.

      There could be a couple different reasons yours came out too large. Did you check gauge? You may crochet much looser than I do. Or, did you choose a different yarn? The Scarfie yarn is going to have a tighter gauge than many other #5 yarns because the yarn itself has varying weights throughout (it goes from thin to thick repeatedly). So if you follow the pattern with a solid, consistent #5 yarn without checking your gauge, you might end up with a larger hat.

      • Cheryl November 23, 2015, 4:57 pm

        I did use the scarfie yarn, so that’s not the issue. Oh, well. I’ll try again checking the gauge first and see what happens. I am so bummed b/c I tried taking the hat apart and the fuzziness of the yarn makes it impossible. The yarn strand just ripped in two several times so I ended up just pitching the whole thing. I really do like the pattern, so hopefully I can figure out what I was doing wrong. I made your Jenny Slouch Hat a whole bunch of times and it came out great every time. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beautiful patterns!

        • Cheryl July 8, 2016, 12:22 am

          I just wanted to let you know that I realized that my N hook was 10mm instead of 9mm. I tried again with a 9mm M/N hook and it came out perfectly! I’m actually on my 5th one now!

  • wendy November 27, 2015, 8:38 pm

    was wonder if you have a men’s (uni-sex) simple slouch beanie? i’m making several of your others, and I love them! Thanks! Also, for the others, like the macchiato, i’m having trouble finding a nice button..any ideas?

    • Rebecca November 30, 2015, 9:30 am

      Hi Wendy! I only have one men’s hat, and it’s a beanie, but could easily be made a slouchy by adding some extra rounds:

      I get most of my buttons at Joann Fabrics. They have the nicest selection. You definitely pay a little more for nice ones, but I think button selection is just as important as yarn selection so I try to factor in that extra couple bucks when I’m budgeting out the cost of a project 🙂

  • ULLA BENVENISTE December 3, 2015, 9:28 pm

    Thank you for this great pattern, if I can follow aND successfully finish this hat, you have made a miracle pattern, I really have trouble follow American pattern?

  • Seneca Singleton December 6, 2015, 4:25 pm

    In round 4 do you keep with the 2hdc and 1hdc all around? Or just do 2hdc and 1 hdc around?

    • Rebecca December 6, 2015, 5:25 pm

      I’m not sure I understand your question, because both options you mentioned sound the same. 🙂 You’ll repeat everything in the ( ). So 2HDC, 1HDC, 2HDC, 1HDC, 2HDC, 1HDC, etc.

  • Pamela Poulin December 9, 2015, 11:27 am

    I’m new to knitting & enjoy it very much, I will try this pattern,
    Thanks for sharing

  • Deb G. December 19, 2015, 9:52 pm

    Hi! I love this pattern! I am trying to make one for a friend of mine and it is WAY too long and wide. I used a “K” hook instead of an “N” since I crochet loosely. I don’t know what I did wrong. I ripped it out 4 times, then I thought I had it right, but it doesn’t look right. Can you please help me? Is there a tutorial on this that could help me? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • Mary December 20, 2015, 9:00 am

      Did you change to a smaller hook when working the band? The hat is slouchy, so it will be longer than a regular hat, and the smaller hook at the end, tightens everything up. I don’t crochet tightly, but used a larger hook on the band on my second hat so that it would fit an adult and not just a teen. Hope this helps.

    • Rebecca December 28, 2015, 9:37 am

      I guess it depends on HOW long and wide it is. As Mary said, it should be longer than a normal hat, and it will start wider as well because the band brings everything tighter.

      • Deb G. December 30, 2015, 11:56 pm

        I had the same problem as Cheryl above. The hat was HUGE! As I said, I even used a “K” hook. I didn’t even start the band because I was so unhappy with the hugeness of the slouchy part of the hat. I am using the Scarfie yarn. Maybe I added too many rows when increasing. I ripped it out and I will try it again. Thanks!

  • Tamara December 21, 2015, 5:57 pm

    I just made two of these hats. They are awesome. Thanks for such a great pattern! Now to make a cowl to match.

    Keep up the good work!


  • Beth Ann December 26, 2015, 1:26 pm

    I have some lighter worsted weight gradual change yarn that will be perfect. The largest hook I have on hand right now is a K. What diameter should I have at the end of the N hook rounds? I’ll adjust and then switch to an I hook. Thanks!

    • Rebecca December 30, 2015, 9:51 am

      I didn’t measure that, sorry 🙂 With the faux-cinched look, it’s not your basic flat-circle diameter measurements.

  • Cristal December 28, 2015, 12:17 pm

    This looks nice. Too bad I don’t have time to make it now but maybe later. I was in the process of making the yenni slouch hat but it came out waaay to big since i didn’t use the thinner yarn. Do you have any suggestions to help me alter/finish it?

    • Rebecca December 30, 2015, 9:49 am

      Always check gauge, and assume if you use a larger yarn weight than suggested, it will turn out larger. 🙂 You can try re-doing the band with a smaller hook to get the hat to stay on, but beyond that, I’m not sure what to tell you. 🙂

  • Jeannette Harper January 7, 2016, 10:15 pm

    I have now made 5 of the Macchiato hats and I am going to start the 6th tonight. I’ve made 4 for granddaughters and the one tonight is for a daughter-in-law. Guess I should make one for myself. Love this pattern.

    • Jeannette Harper January 7, 2016, 10:17 pm

      Make that 5 for granddaughters. The have been a hit.

  • Francine Beauchamp January 11, 2016, 9:19 am

    Love that hat ! Love the colors too ! What to make one for my niece. Thanks for sharing.

  • Laura Osegueda January 11, 2016, 10:47 am

    My favorite!

  • Kathy McCue January 11, 2016, 10:47 am

    Love this hat! Works up so quickly, I am working on my third one! Plan on making one in each of the scarfie color ways! Thanks for a great pattern!

  • Suzy Rick January 11, 2016, 10:50 am

    So cute! Thanks for sharing your pattern for free!

  • Shannan Duncan January 11, 2016, 11:02 am

    Love this hat, I’m new to crochet and really want to try this.

  • Julie January 11, 2016, 11:25 am

    Loved learning about this yarn! Thanks so much!

  • Cheryl January 11, 2016, 2:14 pm

    Can’t wait to make this slouchy hat for my granddaughter! It’s going to look great with the scarf I’ve already crocheted using the Scarfie yarn. Same colors, too!! And…since I always have an extra skein (or three), I’ll be making the matching cowl, too.

    Love your patterns and so glad I found your blog!!

  • Lynn Solomon January 11, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Looks like a great hat to make for my granddaughters! I made scarves for them & was looking for a hat pattern I liked!

  • Stephanie Crinklaw January 11, 2016, 3:59 pm

    Made this hat for my son’s girlfriend. Came out great! Used the Scarfie in burgundy and black. Love it!

  • Barbara Clevenger January 11, 2016, 4:40 pm

    I made this hat for my daughter-in-law for Christmas. It turned out beautiful! So well written and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

  • Debbie Gordy January 11, 2016, 6:29 pm

    I absolutely love this slouchy! The coloring is beautiful!

  • Mindy A Stupp January 11, 2016, 6:32 pm

    This is my favorite patter because it was fast to work up and it was thr first slouchy hat that actually worked out for me and I LOVE the colors of this particular scarfie yarn!!

  • Hollie Bobo January 11, 2016, 10:57 pm

    What a gorgeous hat!!!! One of my all time favorites and becoming my “go-to” pattern!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!!!

  • Sally January 12, 2016, 2:21 am

    I’ve wanted to buy that yarn for a long time now and this would be the perfect hat to make. I know a couple of granddaughters that would love it.

  • Bonnie January 12, 2016, 5:16 am

    Love this Macchiato hat and the matching cowl. Made them for my granddaughter-in-law. The photo of the girl modeling the hat looks like her a little. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary.

  • edith barlow January 12, 2016, 7:44 am

    i made this pattern last week for a friends daughter simple and beautiful

  • Kelly D January 12, 2016, 11:36 am

    I love this hat and the pattern. Worked up wonderfully and the hat looks awesome on my daughter.

  • LINDA MULLER January 14, 2016, 2:38 pm

    Love the colors and the pattern!

  • Sue January 15, 2016, 4:14 pm

    I made this hat a few times for craft shows. I liked the pattern and the scarf yarn too.

  • Sara May 25, 2016, 10:42 pm

    Hi, just wondering what # of stitches to start the magic circle off with the make this hat a lot smaller? Say for a toddler? Or newborn even? Or would this weight be too heavy for a smaller version?

  • Wendy October 15, 2016, 9:40 am

    I love this hat & just got the scarfie yarn in cream/teal. In doing the gauge you say 7 HDC=3″. Is that 7 across or 7 rows? Thanks for the pattern!

    • Rebecca October 17, 2016, 9:07 am

      7 stitches across 🙂

  • Angie October 19, 2016, 9:15 pm

    For the edging am I going around the flap twice? On row twenty two I end up at the flap. Do I go around the flap then go back all the way around again? Thanks for the pattern we just got scarfie yarn at a local store I’ve been waiting to try it.

    • Rebecca October 20, 2016, 12:10 pm

      If you think of Row 22 as the final row of the hat, then no, you won’t “go around” it twice. You’ll only edge it one time, but yes, that involves going around the entire bottom of the hat, including the flap. So if you’re asking if there will be another row of stitches on top of Row 22, yes – it’s the edging. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • Angie Marr October 22, 2016, 7:24 pm

        thank you. I must of miscounted my rows.

  • Jami October 20, 2016, 10:27 pm

    Thank you so much for all your easy to follow patterns! I’ve made a few hats (5) now and gave them to my friends as gifts, they love them! Now im working on the machiotto slochie, such a beautiful hat! I cant wait to see it when its done! God bless sweetie!

  • Diana Conner November 14, 2016, 10:07 pm

    I made this with a smaller needle, size L. The wavy look never got better. I am on row 12. Any suggestions?

    • Rebecca November 15, 2016, 9:19 am

      It may not feel like it’s completely smoothed out until you create the band and finish the hat. If you look on the Savannah Slouch pattern photo ( you’ll see the effect from a better angle. As long as you matched gauge, you will be fine. 🙂

  • Ginger December 3, 2016, 8:35 pm

    Do u have a matching scarf pattern

  • CalicoCat September 17, 2017, 11:24 am

    Hi, I’m a beginning crocheter and my gauge was slightly smaller than indicated in the pattern. However, at row 10 the circumference is 31″ and height is 4.5″. Is this too big, or will the band become sufficiently tight after changing hook size? My head circumference is average at 22″. Thanks!

    • CalicoCat September 17, 2017, 11:36 am

      I just read through all the comments and it said it should be 11″ and the yarn is less bulky than average bulky yarn. That probably answers my question :). I did use hook size 8.0 mm because I don’t have a hook 9.0 yet.

      • Rebecca September 17, 2017, 6:31 pm

        Hopefully that will help with your issue! 🙂

  • Nathalie November 1, 2017, 1:43 pm

    I love the Macchiato yarn and want to do this hat with a worsted weight Red Heart Unforgettable in Tealberry. I might need to use smaller hooks. I love the magic circle technique. There is a pattern from Red Heart but it calls for crocheting a band and then doing rounds until you get to the top of the hat.Its pretty but I don’t like starting a hat from the bottom.

    • Jeannette Harper November 1, 2017, 4:41 pm

      Hi Nathalie. You may find the RH Unforgettable to be a little thin. I might suggest you use the Lion Brand Landscapes. A lovely yarn to work with and comes in gorgeous, more vibrant colors than Unforgettable. The Macchiato is one of my favorite hats ever.

  • Marlene Schut November 29, 2017, 9:36 am

    Do you have a scarf pattern to match this hat? Would love to have it if you do.

  • Tina Winslow December 8, 2017, 5:24 pm

    I have completed the hat, and it is 9 1/2 inches wide, but you have to squeeze it tightly to put it on and it clearly is way too tight. I am retrying it with j or k hook; but just wanted your input. Thank you.

    • Rebecca December 9, 2017, 10:11 am

      To a point, a slouch hat band needs to be tight to help it stay on because of all the extra weight pulling at the back of the hat. But if it is too tight to wear, then that just comes down to variations in head size. Yes, I would recommend a larger hook for that part.

      • Tina Winslow January 14, 2018, 3:59 pm

        I have made 8 of these, and have found some of us have big heads! The pattern as written works perfect for the smaller head of 19 inches, for myself I used a J hook because I needed up to 22 inches. I am new to making hats and have found this is true of every pattern I like.

  • Debbie December 30, 2017, 12:46 pm

    I love this hat just finished it this morning except the button! I made it in the Lion Brand Scarfie yarn in Cream/Silver. Beautiful!

  • Tracy lynn Gasperlin January 14, 2018, 10:30 am

    macchiato hat.on round 17-22, do you single crochet around the button flap also.

    • Rebecca January 15, 2018, 11:12 am

      Not all the way around, but across it, yes, which is why the stitch count increases to 66 for those rows. Hope that helps!

      • Tracy lynn Gasperlin January 15, 2018, 8:20 pm

        Thank you .I just finished the hat.I Love It…

  • Kristin January 30, 2018, 5:31 pm

    Hello, I’ve just started making this hat, and I’m already thinking about what to do with the leftover yarn. Sure, I could make another one, but I would love to make something different. Are any of your other hat patterns compatible with this yarn?

    • Rebecca February 5, 2018, 12:03 pm

      The Rustic Slouch uses #5 yarn, however Scarfie is really a mix of 4 and 5 so you might have to make some adjustments 🙂

      • Jeannette Harper February 5, 2018, 5:25 pm

        Try this one. All of the granddaughters, with the lovely long hair, love this one.
        Quick and Easy Messy Bun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern Its from the Amanda Saladin Knit and crochet collection.

  • Jeannie August 16, 2018, 3:09 pm

    Hi Rebecca. Finally getting around to making this hat. I love it. Really enjoying working with the scarfie yarn. My question. On the edging round it says ch 1 and sc around. Do I ch 1 and “turn” or ch 1 and continue in the same direction?

    • Rebecca August 25, 2018, 3:30 pm

      Only turn if specifically instructed 🙂

  • Wen November 5, 2018, 5:07 pm

    I love this pattern! Just finished the hat and it looks so good! Quick to work up and instructions were super easy to follow. I made mine from an alpaca blend wool and the drape is just lovely ❤️ It was a bit big for my head but I just decreased a couple of stitches in the sc round where we changed hook size. Thx so much for this post. I will def be making more of these hats for Christmas!