New Moon Slouch Hat Pattern

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Soft, fluffy and slouchy! The New Moon Slouch Hat matches last week’s scarf pattern perfectly. This hat is lightweight and very soft, making it very comfortable to wear!

It uses the remainder of the Caron Latte Cake that we dug into last week for our scarves. I love being able to use all of a ball of yarn! No left-overs to stash away!

This hat is shaped at the top to close-up nicely so you can get away without a pompom if you wish! I’ve been trying to decide if I wanted a pompom or not on my hat…what do you think?

I released another free pattern this week, my September Mandala pattern and it was a joy to design and crochet. If you like Mandala’s you might want to pop over and take a look: September Mandala

If you missed our September Scarf patterns, which we released last Sunday, please visit last week’s post to get your 3 free scarf patterns.


For the 2020 Scarf and Hat of the Month Club CAL posts that are already available please visit my introduction post here:  Announcing the CAL

For my previous Scarf of the Month Club CAL patterns visit these posts:

2016 Scarf of the Month Club
2017 Scarf of the Month Club
2018 Scarf of the Month Club
2019 Scarf of the Month Club

September 2020 Hat of the Month Club CAL Patterns

Adelaide Earwarmer Pattern Visit: Amy at The Stitchin’ Mommy

New Moon Slouch Hat Pattern Visit: Rhondda at Oombawka Design (scroll to the bottom of this post!)

Brookstone Bucket Hat Pattern Visit: Maria at Pattern Paradise


New Moon Slouch Hat Pattern

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New Moon Slouch Hat by ODC - Rhondda Mol

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Supplies

  • Yarn: Yarnspirations. Caron Latte Cakes. 8.8 oz (250 g) and 530 yds (485 m). 58% Acrylic, 42% Nylon. Bulky Weight Yarn [5]. Machine wash and dry.
  • Colors: 1 skein in Butter Cookie (22053)
  • Hook: 5 mm (H). I used this hook
  • Finished Project Yardage: Hat: 71 g / 151 yds; 2.5 oz / 138 m
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

Finished Size

Hat Band length 16 inches (before working the hat body into it) X 1.5 inches wide

Hat height 12 inches (including band) X 10.5 inches wide (on a flat surface)

To fit an adult 21 – 24 inch head circumference. 

Gauge

Approximately 8 rows dc per 4 inches and 11 dc per 4 inches; 4 sc X inch for hat band

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning

BL – back loop

ch – chain

ch1sp – chain 1 space

ch2sp – chain 2 space

dc – double crochet

dc2tog-cl –  double crochet 2 together

dc3tog-cl – double crochet 3 together

R – row

Rnd – round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

dc2tog-cl

Work the following into one stitch or chain space:

Yarn over, insert your hook into the specified st (or chain-space) yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over, insert your hook into the SAME st (or chain-space) yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all rem loops on your hook.

TIP: you are basically working a dc2tog decrease stitch all in a one stitch – to create a small cluster.

dc3tog-cl

Work the following into one stitch or chain space:

Yarn over, insert your hook into the specified st (or chain-space) yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. *Yarn over, insert your hook into the SAME st (or chain-space) yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook**. Rep from * to ** one MORE time. Yarn over and pull through all rem loops on your hook.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy 

dc2tog

dc3tog

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

4 Ways to Change Your Yarn

Simple Closing Method for Hats

Notes:

  • Initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • Initial ch 6 counts as 1 dc, ch 3
  • Initial ch 5 counts as 1 dc, ch 2

New Moon Slouch Hat Pattern Instructions

The band of the hat is crocheted back-and-forth in rows. The hat body is added directly to the edge of the band and the remainder of the hat is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge) and leaving an 8-10 inch yarn tail:

New Moon Slouch Hat Band

R1: Ch 7, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

R2-R64: 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 5 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

Do not finish off. Rotate your work to continue working along the side edges of the hat band.

New Moon Slouch Hat Body

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each row end around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc]

Hat Band to Hat Body New Moon Hat ODC2020

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch 3), dc2tog-cl in the third ch from the hook, sk the next 2 sts. *Dc3tog-cl next st, sk 1 st, dc3tog-cl in the next st, ch 3, dc2tog-cl in the third ch from the hook, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, ch 3, dc2tog-cl in the third ch from the hook, sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. TURN [8 dc, 16 dc2tog-cl, 16 dc3tog-cl]

Rnd 4: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), sk the next dc2tog-cl, (dc3tog-cl, ch 1, dc3tog-cl) in the next dc3tog-cl, ch 2, sk the next dc3tog-cl, sk the next dc2tog-cl. *1 dc in the next dc, ch 2, sk the next dc2tog-cl, (dc3tog-cl, ch 1, dc3tog-cl) in the next dc3tog-cl, ch 2, sk the next dc2tog-cl**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. TURN [8 dc, 16 dc3tog-cl, 16 ch2sp, 8 ch1sp]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next dc3tog-cl, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 dc in the next dc3tog-cl, 2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next dc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc]

Rnd 5 New Moon Hat ODC2020

Rnd 6 – Rnd 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join.  [64 dc]

Rnd 9: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch 3), dc2tog-cl in the third ch from the hook, sk the next 2 sts. *Dc3tog-cl next st, sk 1 st, dc3tog-cl in the next st, ch 3, dc2tog-cl in the third ch from the hook, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, ch 3, dc2tog-cl in the third ch from the hook, sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. TURN [8 dc, 16 dc2tog-cl, 16 dc3tog-cl]

Rnd 10:  Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch 2), sk the next dc2tog-cl, (dc3tog-cl, ch 1, dc3tog-cl) in the next dc3tog-cl, ch 2, sk the next dc3tog-cl, sk the next dc2tog-cl. *1 dc in the next dc, ch 2, sk the next dc2tog-cl, (dc3tog-cl, ch 1, dc3tog-cl) in the next dc3tog-cl, ch 2, sk the next dc2tog-cl**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. TURN [8 dc, 16 dc3tog-cl, 16 ch2sp, 8 ch1sp]

Rnd 11: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next dc3tog-cl, 1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 dc in the next dc3tog-cl, 2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 dc in the next dc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc]

Rnd 12: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc]

Hat Shaping

We are decreasing by 8 stitches on every round.

Rnd 13: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, dc2tog. *1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [56 dc]

Rnd 14: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, dc2tog. *1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, dc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 15: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog. *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, dc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [40 dc]

Rnd 16: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog. *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [32 dc]

Rnd 17: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 1 st, dc2tog. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 18: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc2tog. *1 dc in each of the next 1 st, dc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [16 dc]

Rnd 19: (Ch 2, 1 dc in the next st) (counts as dc2tog). Dc2tog around. Sl st to the top of the first dc of the round to join. Finish off, leaving a 10-inch tail of yarn for finishing. [8 dc]

Finishing

Thread your yarn end onto a yarn needle and weave it in and out through the fl of each rem st around. Pull to cinch the top closed. Thread the needle through to the inside of the hat and weave the yarn end in and out of the sts to secure it before trimming your yarn end.

View this tutorial for help: Finishing technique for Hats

Using the left-over yarn from R1 of the hat band, whipstitch the hat band edges closed and weave in the remaining end.

Add a pom pom to the top of your hat if you wish!


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Yarn > Caron Latte Cakes ( Butter Cookie)
Hook > Virgo Furls Streamline 5 mm (H)

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