A free slouchy hat crochet pattern that is easy and quick, perfect for beginners. Your best seller at craft fairs
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 at craft fairs & on Etsy. This adult slouchy hat was my number one seller along with a simple scarf.
My crochet patterns at that time were designed with simplicity in mind. I had been crocheting for 1 year, still considered a beginner to crochet. You can crochet the popular slouchy hat in 1 hour. Just one of the many reasons I love super bulky yarn.
I finally sat down long enough to crochet this slouchy hat & lucky for you this time I brought a pen & notebook! Lucky for me, it was like riding a bicycle, the stitches just came right back.
You’ll also love The Chunky Cobblestone Beanie Pattern.
What You’ll Need
- 1 skein super bulky weight yarn, Lion Brands Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in color Charcoal or Fisherman
- 10.00mm Hook
- 12.00mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
You Should Know This
- Working in the backstitch– also known as working in the 3rd loop or camel stitch. Here’s a video tutorial.
- Use the “No-Cut Join Method” Video OR use the basic slip stitch method to join at the end of each round. The No-Cut Join Method will give you an almost seamless join and keep the rounds even.
- To crochet evenly around the hat band watch this video to get rid of the holes between the hat band and the first round of the hat body.
Update: If you love this hat, check out the crochet slouchy beanie pattern that uses lighter weight yarn and comes in sizes for the whole family.
Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern
Hat Band 10.00mm Hook
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 the hat 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) helpful video tutorial
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. Secure a large pom pom to top of the hat.
Since this slouchy hat crochet pattern only took you an hour you probably have time to check out the Guide To Crochet Hat Patterns
I absolutely love this style of hat, I’m a beginner and have made a few blankets and a couple hats. I’m just not good enough to follow a pattern unless it’s a tutorial. Is there a video that I can follow along with?
Fantastic and Fun. I added a few extra rows for the head band and a few on the hat. I checked before decreasing. I finished off by rolling up the hem and
It was a great slouchy beanie! Big Pom Pom was great.
Yay! I love how easy this hat is to customize. I’m sure it looks so cute with the rolled up brim. Enjoy your new hat!
Just love this pattern but like you I too added 12 stiches to the hat body by making *1 hdc in first stich then 2 hdc in next stich* all around for a total of 36 stiches! Maybe my wool was not as bulky. But still I love it and beleive me will make more in all colors… thank you for the pattern.
Hiya! First attempt was not too bad but I found that it was quite tight and not very slouchy….. does the first round of crochet after you finish the head band HAVE to match the number of rows you did for the head band? Or can you do a couple extra to create a looser more slouchy fit? If not then maybe I did that first round too tight??
The first round stitch count doesn’t have to match. You can add more stitches, and more rows to the hat band, for a looser fit.
Have a happy day,
What is the backstitch? I’ve never heard of that before? Is there a video showing how to do it?
Crocheting in the backstitch is also called the camel stitch or the 3rd loop. Here’s a video that will help.
I just jope this goes pretty easy, I just lovetis slouch hat.
Enjoy the pattern Jo Ann! It’s easy to adjust the stitch count if you need to.
What does (BLO) mean?
(BLO) stands for back loop only. Normally you insert your hook under both loops of the “v” at the top of the stitch. (BLO) means you will only insert your hook into the back loop of the stitch.
Here’s a video tutorial that explains it. The video is showing a different stitch, but the concept is still the same.
I hope this helps!
Thank you very much!
Your welcome Robin! Enjoy the pattern.
Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I had to adjust the diameter to fit my head , but it’s a very easy pattern to adjust. I loVe that it only takes one skein and works up quick. I’ll be making several of these for Christmas gifts!
Oops, I didn’t use SUPER bulky the first time. Great pattern!
This hat will make great Christmas gifts! Thanks for stopping by!
The 24 rows for the headband does not fit around my head. Does it stretch a lot when it’s done? I know that I do tend to crochet pretty tight, but this band seems really small.
The band will stretch some, but if it feels tight I would recommend adding a few more rows to the band. In the first round of the hat body, you will evenly crochet around the hat band.The number of rows you crochet for the hat band will be your final stitch count for all the rounds in the hat body. Other than that number changing you can follow the pattern as written.
I hope this helps!
How do you do the decrease rows if you have adjusted the number of stitches for the band?
You can still follow the decrease rounds as written. The only thing that will be different is your total stitch count at the end.
This was my first attempt at crocheting a hat. I do not know if it’s perfect but I am very happy with the results. No, I did not do it in an hour, I had to keep going back and forth to YouTube to see how a stitch is done, however even a newbie like me can make a hat. I’m thrilled. Thank you! I look forward to developing my skills.
Great job on your first hat. It’s so rewarding to finish a project. Youtube was my best friend when I was first learning, and still is! Thanks for stopping by.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us! God Bless!
What letters of crochet hooks did you use for your 10mm & 12mm hooks? Thanks,Mary
I used a US N15/10.00 mm hook and a P/12.0mm. I hope this helps!
Should the head band part be saying rows 2-4 jnstead of rows 2-24?
rows 2-24 is correct. The length of the hat band should be long enough to fit around your head. Then you will slip stitch the band together to form a circle. It will look like a headband. Next, you will start with the body of the hat,
I hope this helps!