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

If you’ve spent any time around my blog, you know how much I loooooove slouch hats. I just can’t get enough of them. I never considered myself a hat person until I created and tried on my first slouchy hat, but from that moment on, I was hooked.

Today, I’m adding another slouchy pattern to my growing collection!

This one is sort of a “sister hat” to the South Haven Slouch. It uses the same basic structure, but I’ve added some cute new detailing between the ribbing sections to create a very different finished look.

For the sample, I used Lion Brand’s LB Collection 100% Superwash Merino Wool in “Cherry”. I love this yarn. It’s only available on Lion Brand’s web site or in their stores, but it’s so worth ordering. It’s the same yarn I used for this gorgeous cowl.

I tried to photograph the hat from a few different angles to really give you a sense of the finished look. Here’s what it looks like from the (angled) front:

Marion Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

And here’s the back. Like the South Haven Slouch, this one has a rippled top that gives it a faux-cinched look.

Marion Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

So grab your hooks and yarn, and let’s get started! (Scroll down for the free pattern.)

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 Marion Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet

The Marion Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

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Level: 
Easyish (technically closer to intermediate, but if you're a confident crocheter and comfortable with reading patterns, you can pull this off!)

Size:
One Size Fits Most (Teen - Adult Woman).
Hat measures 10” across at band, and is 9” tall. I like just a little bit of slouch in my slouch hats, but if you like more, you can add rounds to the body of the hat.

Materials:

  • H hook (5.00mm) and G hook (4.25mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • 240-250 yards of Lion Brand LB Collection 100% Superwash Merino Wool. The color in the photos is Cherry.
  • Stitch marker or bobby pin (optional, but super helpful)

Gauge:
With H hook, 7 rows of 9HDC = 2" square

Abbreviations Used:
MC (magic circle) - view my tutorial here
CH (chain)
ST/STS (stitch/stitches)
SK (skip)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
SC+HDC (this just means to put a single crochet and a half double crochet in the same stitch)
SC2TOG (single crochet 2 together)
RibHDC (also known as Camel Stitch or 3rd Loop HDC; see Special Terminology, below)

Special Terminology:
3rd Loop - Some rows call for the stitches to be completed in the "3rd loop". Instead of putting your HDC in the top loops, reach your hook past the back loop where you'll find a 3rd loop on the side of the stitch. Insert your hook there to create your HDC. This forces both of the top loops to rest on the front of your project, creating a ribbing effect. In other patterns it is also referred to as a Camel Stitch or RibHDC.

Notes:
(1) This pattern is written in American Standard terms.
(2) This pattern is worked in joined rounds. You will turn at the beginning of some rounds, and not others. Pay attention!
(3) Even though this pattern is worked in joined rounds, it is recommended that you keep a stitch marker or two handy. I found that placing a stitch marker in the first and last stitches of my rounds really helped me to not get confused about my starting and ending stitches. When working back and forth between regular loops and 3rd loops (beginning on Round 7), it can be hard to tell which stitch is technically your last stitch of the round... and, when we start turning our rounds during the SC+HDC texture in Round 11, it's just easier to keep track of where to place your stitches.  
(4) Starting CHs do not count as stitches.
(5) It goes without saying, but count your stitches! Once you're done increasing, you should consistently have 100 stitches per round (until you get to the band). 

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

Round 1:  CH1. 10 HDC in MC. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (10)

Round 2: CH1. 2 HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (20)

Round 3: CH1. 2 HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (40)

Note: At this point you should have a floppy-looking circle. This is a good thing. It will continue to get floppier as we increase, and then it will smooth itself out on the body of the hat. That's how we create the cinched look on the top.

Round 4: CH1. (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in next) around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (60)

Round 5: CH1. (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 STS) around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (80)

Round 6: CH1. (2 HDC in next, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 STS) around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 7: CH1. In 3rd loops, HDC around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 8: CH1. HDC around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 9: CH1. In 3rd loops, HDC around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 10: CH1. SK first ST, SC+HDC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) around. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST. (100)

Note: Joining and turning while working in the round is something you don't see very often in patterns, and that little slip stitch at the end of the round can really throw you off because when you turn, it looks like a stitch... but it's not, and needs to be ignored. This is where using a stitch marker will really come in handy. Just before you SL ST to the first SC in Round 10, mark your final stitch of the round with a stitch marker (1st photo). Then do your join (2nd photo). When you move on to Round 11, CH1 and turn as per the instructions (3rd photo). When instructed to SK the first ST, you'll know to skip right over the stitch marker and do your first SC+HDC in the stitch immediately following it (4th photo).

Marion Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet 
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Rounds 11-13: CH1, turn. SK first ST, SC+HDC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) around. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 14: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 15: CH1, do not turn. In 3rd loops, HDC around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 16: CH1. HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 17: CH1. In 3rd loops, HDC around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 18: CH1. SK first ST, SC+HDC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) around. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST. (100)

Rounds 19-21: CH1, turn. SK first ST, SC+HDC in next ST. (SK next ST, SC+HDC in next ST) around. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 22: CH1, turn. HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 23: CH1, do not turn. In 3rd loops, HDC around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 24: CH1. HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 25: CH1. In 3rd loops, HDC around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 26: CH1. HDC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first HDC with a SL ST. (100)

Round 27: CH1. (SC2TOG, SC in each of the next 8 STS) around. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST. (90)

Round 28: CH1. SC in each ST around. Join to the top of the first SC with a SL ST. (90)

Switch to G hook.

Rounds 29-38: SC around.

Note: At some point around Round 33, you may want to check the band of the hat to see if it's measuring about 10 inches. If it's measuring much bigger than that, you may want to grab a smaller hook to finish things off.

Smooth out the round by slip stitching into the first 3 STS of the next round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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  • Sandy February 25, 2016, 10:03 am

    That looks beautiful! I would love to make one. Here in Texas, we don’t wear them quite so much.
    Thanks for all of your lovely patterns.

    Sandy

  • EileenK February 25, 2016, 10:28 am

    I made the South Haven Slouchy, and I love it even though I don’t usually like slouchies. I used it throughout the fall–it was perfect as the weather was getting colder. I’ll have to try this one for spring. Thanks!

  • Katie February 25, 2016, 10:51 am

    This is so cute I’m tempted to make it today,even tho its going to be in the 70s where I live haha . Thanks for the pattern !

  • C February 25, 2016, 4:25 pm

    So pretty! I made your south haven slouch and loved it! I wanted to make a warmer one with wool, but didn’t want 2 of the same hat. Thank you for the new pattern! I’m going to make this one this weekend!

  • Jes February 25, 2016, 6:09 pm

    If you wanted to make the hat more slouchy, ie add more length, which rounds would you recommend repeating?

    • Rebecca February 26, 2016, 2:46 pm

      I would probably complete up through Round 25, then repeat Rounds 18-25 again before proceeding. That would give you about 2″ additional length while keeping the design consistent. 🙂

  • Tamicka Birch February 25, 2016, 9:15 pm

    Made this with Caron simply soft with a few tweaks in the stitch count. It came out fabulous! I can’t wait to get the recommended yarn and make it again!

  • Francine February 25, 2016, 9:50 pm

    Very cute ! Love it and thanks for sharing with us.

  • Francine February 25, 2016, 9:52 pm

    Very cute ! Want to make one of these.

  • Mary February 25, 2016, 11:33 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this hat. I made the Rustic Slouch hat which gets lots of complements, but this is gorgeous! Definitely a must have hat for transitioning into spring. Thanks for all of your fabutabulous patterns 🙂

  • Marget Smith February 26, 2016, 12:15 am

    Would be kind enough to let me know where I can purchase the books for Marion
    slouch and the infinity scarfs. Would like to have the pattern books in my collection
    Please advise on the rest as far sending me the books and the price.
    thanks Marget.

    • Rebecca February 26, 2016, 2:41 pm

      Hi Marget, this is a self-published pattern and isn’t available in book form. I do sell a downloadable ad-free PDF on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/269686317/slouch-hat-crochet-pattern-marion-slouch 🙂

      • Marget Smith February 26, 2016, 8:20 pm

        I cancelled my order since I wanted a hard copy of books not downloads
        since I can’t take them with me when I travel. send information on books that
        can be purchased thanks Marget

        • Rebecca February 27, 2016, 4:50 pm

          As I said in my previous comment, this pattern is not available in book form. Sorry 🙂

  • Amy Hill February 27, 2016, 11:54 am

    I’m just curious, how did you come up with the name for the pattern??

    • Rebecca February 27, 2016, 4:49 pm

      I named it after the city I sent it to (it was a gift) 🙂

  • Judith February 27, 2016, 3:44 pm

    Thank you so much for this pattern. The instructions were really clear and I am delighted with the finished hat. 🙂

    • Rebecca February 27, 2016, 4:52 pm

      So glad to hear it! (I’m always a little nervous after I release a pattern, until someone leaves some feedback.) 🙂

  • Anne-Sooooo-Cool February 28, 2016, 1:44 pm

    Snif, i made this slouchy hat and it really was amazing, but you know what, i’ve got too much hair for it to look like a slouchy hat x)

    • Rebecca February 29, 2016, 7:48 am

      Aww 🙂 You could try adding a few more rows?

      • Anne-Soooo-cool- again February 29, 2016, 8:25 am

        yes ! i’ll tell you how it is !

  • Ericka February 29, 2016, 6:45 pm

    Oh my gosh Rebecca – yet ANOTHER adorable slouchy!!!!
    SOOOO stinking cute!
    Great job!

  • Marget Smith February 29, 2016, 11:37 pm

    I have been watching for books to purchase and have not
    received any email wether I can or not I would appreciate some
    information about it. If I am not able to purchase books please
    cancell my subscription. thanks. Maraget.

    • Rebecca March 1, 2016, 9:48 am

      Hi Marget,

      I’ve responded to both of your comments above and informed you that my patterns are not available in book form. I have unsubscribed you from my e-mail newsletter.

      Rebecca

  • Sherry Hill March 1, 2016, 12:56 pm

    I belong to a group that makes hats for people who are going thru Chemo, or have lost their hair for other reasons. This pattern would be perfect. Do I have your permission to share this pattern with the ladies of our group? Thank you.

  • Macarena March 2, 2016, 9:53 am

    I love this pattern, I have just finished it (literally!!) and as its very windy in England today, I think I should wear it straight away.
    Thank you so much for sharing your patterns.

  • Claire Stevenson March 5, 2016, 1:20 pm

    Just finished one for myself! Love it and can see me making a few more for gifts this year!!

  • Tami March 29, 2016, 6:44 pm

    I made this hat for one of my girls. It is her favorite hat! And she looks adorable in it! Thank you for the pattern.

  • Lisa Kiss April 23, 2016, 12:54 am

    Thanks Rebecca for a lovely pattern. I made mine with Sublime extra fine merino in dk in a a gorgeous rich brown. It is lovely and soft. I really enjoyed the pattern and have learn’t a new stitch too. It’s Autumn now here is Sydney so will be perfect in the coming months. Thanks again. 🙂 Lisa

  • Sandra shanahan July 31, 2016, 4:59 pm

    Love all the patterns you share……..don’t make them for myself (as yet), make them for cancer patients.

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

    God Bless

  • Jessie August 2, 2016, 6:40 pm

    Would you be able to recommend a substitute yarn for this? (or at least the weight) I live in Canada and it will cost me triple the cost of yarn in shipping, if I did order it from the Lion Brand website. I have a Michaels close by where I usually buy my yarn. Love this hat and cannot wait to get started. Thanks!

    • Eileen August 2, 2016, 7:20 pm

      I know you’re asking Rebecca, but I often have to substitute yarns because I can’t use any animal fibers (allergies). I find that anything in the same weight group seems to work. This pattern calls for a #3/DK yarn, so it should be fine with any #3 yarn. Just my 2 cents (US).

    • Rebecca August 2, 2016, 8:18 pm

      It’s really just a matter of finding another #3 yarn that you like and then checking your gauge (gauge is IMPORTANT). I don’t shop Michael’s enough to know what #3s they have, but I’m sure you will be able to find something. Good luck!

      • Thank August 27, 2016, 11:45 pm

        Thank you!! I’m sure I can find something and then check the gauge!! It just looks so nice in the yarn you have used!! 🙂

  • Trish Bradley August 30, 2016, 4:30 pm

    Hi, thank you for your Marion slouch hat pattern. I’ve just made it at my daughter’s request and it’s lovely! She now wants a matching scarf. Could you tell me how I would do it, please? Thank you.

    • Rebecca September 1, 2016, 7:59 am

      That would be a whole other pattern, which is actually on my to do list (I was going to do a cowl but could do a scarf version as well). If you’re in a hurry, I can tell you the basics of it would be just repeating the pattern of the hat, only in row version, and I’d probably seam it at the end.

      • Trish Bradley September 1, 2016, 6:55 pm

        Hi, thank you very much for the reply. Greatly appreciated! I’m not in a great hurry, but Autumn and the cold weather are fast-approaching here in the UK. I did think it might work in a row version, but I am more used to making Amigurumi, in circles, than accessories so I wasn’t sure. But I am happy to make a start with your advice. Thank you again!

  • Valoria Dauma October 26, 2016, 6:33 pm

    Hi, I adore this slouch hat!! I was wondering what the stitch/pattern count is. I have a great big head and truly need to add 5 inches to get a good fit. Sigh. If I knew before starting, it might lessen my frogging! 🤗💖 Please? Thank you!

    • Rebecca October 26, 2016, 7:27 pm

      Hello! The gauge is listed in the pattern notes, and the stitch counts are in parentheses at the end of each line of the pattern. Are you looking for something other than that?

  • Julie December 3, 2016, 12:51 pm

    Hi Rebecca! Absolutely love your site, so many beautiful patterns and ideas! I love this pattern but would like to match the hat to the yarn I used for mitts and a scarf I made using vannas choice yarn. Could I reduce the stitches to get the right sizing? Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

    • Rebecca December 3, 2016, 2:21 pm

      Hi Julie! I don’t typically give much advice for adjusting my patterns to different yarn weights (I would if it were a simple answer, but it is typically a lot more involved — almost like writing a new pattern). That said, I can give you some tips! If you have a hat pattern you’ve made with Vanna’s Choice before, I would look at its stitch count for the body rounds and when you increase the Marion Slouch, increase it to that amount. You’ll also want to make sure it’s an even number of stitches so that the SC+HDC pattern works out ok. The Marion Slouch decreases a bit just before the band, so you’ll probably want to do that a bit too. Hope that helps a little 🙂

  • DAUER Patricia December 11, 2016, 7:19 am

    Hello. I’m french and i don’t understand every thing ! Is it possible to have french explainations please ? Thank you for your understanding .

    • Rebecca December 11, 2016, 3:30 pm

      I’m sorry, I’m unable to provide that service as I do not speak French. 🙂

  • Jane December 15, 2016, 4:37 pm

    I’ve just finished your Shiplap slouch and cowl as a present for a chilly friend’s Christmas. Thankyou! So now I want to make something for me and I’m tempted by this Marion slouch… but I need a matching cowl… I know you’ve got a bit on your plate just now (!) but, if I go ahead and buy the wool, how much (roughly) should I buy to cope with your pattern when it comes? I don’t mind buying too much! And I don’t mean to add to your to do list. Happy Christmas 🎄

    • Rebecca December 16, 2016, 5:39 pm

      My guess would be 400 yards, but that’s just a guess. 🙂

  • Dicki Rechung December 17, 2016, 12:13 am

    I loved making this!!! Thank you for a wonderful pattern.

  • Sue Manah Buteau December 24, 2016, 2:27 pm

    Do you have a pattern for a hood with an attached scarf? I’d sure love one that is super soft and works up quickly. Thanks.

    • Rebecca December 24, 2016, 3:00 pm

      I don’t, sorry!

  • Sue Manah Buteau December 24, 2016, 2:30 pm

    Happy delivery to you! Our son was born on December 28th. Best wishes to your family!

    Sue Manah

    • Rebecca December 24, 2016, 3:01 pm

      Thank you so much! <3

  • V May 6, 2017, 4:15 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful impeccable patterns. This is the second of your hats I make, and once again instructions are crystal clear. I just made this slouchy hat in malabrigo silky merino and I’m in love xx