Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

slouchy hat crochet pattern

Oh, this hat! Just a little back story. I have made 100s of these hats over the past couple years. Before I started this blog & my adventure with pattern writing, I sold my knitwear & newborn photo props locally & on Etsy. Needless to say, this hat was my number 1 seller. With that being said, I never wrote down the pattern. Why in the world didn’t I write it down?

Well, I finally sat down long enough to remake this slouchy hat & luckily for you this time I brought a pen & notebook! Luckily for me, it was like riding a bicycle, the stitches just came right back. Let’s get started with the Adult Slouchy Hat Pattern.

free slouchy hat crochet pattern

Pick out your yarn & get to making!

What You’ll Need

You Should Know This

  • Working in the backstitch- also known as working in the 3rd loop.
  • To join at the end of each round use the “No Cut Join Method” Video OR use the basic slip stitch method.
  • If you need help with the abbreviations I have a cheat sheet here.

crochet in the backstitch

Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

Hat Band 10.00mm Hook

ch 6

row 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across, turn (5sts)

row 2-24 ch 1. (BLO) hdc in each stitch across. turn (5sts)

Fold band in half. sl st down the side to form a band. Don’t break yarn.

Hat Body 12.00mm Hook

If pattern reads, work in backstitch. Work the entire round in the backstitch.

round 1 beginning where you left off, ch 1, evenly hdc around the band until you have 24sts. join (24sts)

round 2 ch 1, work in backstitch, hdc around. join (24sts)

round 3  ch 2, work in backstitch, dc around. join (24sts)

round 4 ch 1, hdc around. join. (24sts)

round 5 repeat round 2

round 6 repeat round 3

round 7 repeat round 4

round 8 repeat round 2

round 9 repeat round 3

round 10 repeat round 4


round 11 ch 1, hdc2tog around (12sts)

round 12 ch 1, hdc2tog around (6sts)

Break yarn and weave through the top loops of remaining stitches, pull tight, and weave in ends. Make a large pom pom & secure to top of the hat. Here’s a fun DIY tutorial for a faux fur pom pom.

Do a happy dance! You finished your hat!

free slouchy hat crochet pattern

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Stay Cozy,

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