Slouch hats are my favorite style of hat. I absolutely LOVE this new Lattice Slouch Hat free crochet pattern that I came up with. I wanted to do a hat pattern with a lot of dimension, so I chose a diamond shape and found a way to get the design to lay on top of the hat by anchoring chain stitches to the ridges in the body of the hat. I am happy to say it worked out pretty well!! I chose the name Lattice Slouch Hat because it reminded me of a lattice type pattern. Read on below for the slouch hat free crochet pattern.
Everybody needs some cute hats on those days when you want to cover up your hot mess hairdo. Believe me… I know. I have those lazy days when I do not feel like putting tons of time and energy into fixing my hair up nice. I am a mother of three girls, two of whom are babies, so hats are easy and useful on the busier days, which are all too often lately. I love how this FREE crochet hat pattern turned out. I want to make this hat in all the colors!!
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What you will need
- One skein of Red Heart Super Saver yarn (or any larger skein of #4 weight worsted yarn)
- a 4.25 mm G hook
- a 3.50 mm E hook
- measuring tape (optional but I find it helps to keep track of measurements in a hat pattern like this one)
- a darning needle
Stitches & Abbreviations
Ch – chain stitch
St/Sts – stitch/stitches
Sl St – slip stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only. Instead of inserting hook under both parts of V as you normally would working a stitch, you insert hook only under the back loop of the V. See below photo for a visual on BLO
3rd LO – 3rd Loop Only. When it says to work the stitch in 3rd LO, it means to insert hook (going from
Whip Stitch – Used to sew up the seam with a darning needle
When you make your gauge swatch, you will need to do alternating rows of normal Double Crochet and Double Crochet in 3rd Loop Only (DC in 3rd LO). This is because you will get a more accurate measurement if you use the row sequence of the main body of the hat in the pattern.
To get a 4×4 inch square you should have 8 rows of 15 DC (alternating from regular DC and DC in 3rd LO rows).
8 Rows of 15 stitches = 4×4 inch square.
Make sure to make your swatch larger than 4
This pattern was written to fit the average sized head (circumference) of an adult woman. There will be a bit of a stretch to the material so it should allow some leeway in the sizing.
I will include some measurements for you to refer to here in the notes. The main body of the hat should measure 8 1/2 inches from bottom to the top (before the rounds of single crochet start).
You will be switching hooks from a G hook to an E hook for the part of the pattern that involves the latticework design. This smaller hook is used for the sections of chain stitches. You will then switch back to a G hook for the rounds of SC that make up the top of the hat.
Lattice Slouch Hat Free Crochet Pattern
Ch 35 plus 3 extra for turning chain. Work into 4th ch from hook.
Row 1 DC in each
Row 2 DC in BLO for 6 Sts, DC in 3rd LO for 28 Sts, DC in last St (turning Ch), ch3, turn work around.
Row 3 DC in 28 Sts (not in first stitch hole opening directly under ch 3, but the next stitch hole. See photo below for reference), DC BLO for 6 Sts, DC in last St (turning ch), ch3, turn work around.
Row 4 DC BLO for 6 Sts, DC 3rd LO for 28 Sts, DC in last St, ch 3, turn work
Row 5 DC in 28 Sts, DC BLO in 6 Sts, DC in last St, ch 3, turn work
Row 6 – 37 Repeat Row 2 through Row 5 in the proper order
Row 38 Repeat Row 2
So there should now be 38 rows, ending with the last being a repeat of Row 2. It should measure 19 1/2 inches wide at this point. Leave about 50 inches of yarn (tail). Cut yarn and use a whip stitch (with the yarn tail) to close up the edges (seam). With darning needle, go under both Vs of the stitches on both sides. See photo #6 above. Weave in end of yarn with darning needle.
You will now be switching to the 3.50mm E hook to do the
Top of slouch hat crochet pattern
Switch back to a 4.25 mm G hook for the rounds that make up the top of the hat. Ch 1, and start a round of SC all around the top of
Ch 1 and do another round of SCs, this time working into your SCs from the previous round. Continue to ch 1 and SC all the way around until you have 10 total rounds of SC stitches.
Leave a generous amount of yarn for a tail that you will use to cinch
I hope you found this pattern easy enough and love the Lattice Slouch Hat free crochet pattern as much as I do. Hopefully, it rescues you from some of those wild hair days, as it does for me. If you like this pattern, check out some of my other patterns here on the blog, such as the Caledonia Chunky Scarf
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