Simple Double Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

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Have you been looking for a simple pattern for a double crochet slouch hat?  Well, here it is! This simple double crochet slouch hat pattern is available in multiple sizes from baby to adult. Two finishing techniques are included and two additional hat patterns have also been included for an easy Bottoms Up DC Beanie and Bottoms Up DC Short Slouchy Hat.

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 Simple Double Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Simple Double Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Sizes: Preemie to Adult

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn (Aran Weight Yarn)
  • Hook 4.0 mm (G) and 5.5 mm (I)
  • Scissors,
  • Yarn Needle

Optional Supplies

Caron Simply Soft makes an excellent substitute for the Red Heart Soft Yarn. I have also successfully used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice Yarn as a substitution.

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

Please see each of the sizes listed below in the Pattern Instructions for measurements.

Gauge

6 rounds/rows = 3 inches
10 dc = 3 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Notes

  • To make this a bulkier double crochet slouch hat (with extra bulk/fabric at the end), omit the decreases in the last 4 rounds of the pattern and instead work the last 4 rounds with the same number of stitches as the row prior to the last 4 rounds of the pattern.  Then close up the top using this method: Finishing
  • For extra length repeat R2 of the double crochet slouch hat Main Hat Pattern Instructions, 2 times for every extra inch in length you want your hat to have.
  • For shorter hats please see Bottoms Up DC Beanie and Bottoms Up DC Short Slouchy Hat
  • The simple double crochet slouch hat pattern is worked in rows for the band portion of the hat. Once the band is completed you continue crocheting the hat in rounds. The double crochet slouch hat is worked from the bottom-up in one piece.

Very Important Note:

Main Hat Pattern Instructions: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

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Simple Double Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Preemie

To Fit: 12 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 5 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 6, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [5]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [5]
R3-41: Rep R2
Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 40 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R41.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [40]
R2: Rep R1 [40]
R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [30]
R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [20]
R5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [10]
R6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [5]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

Newborn

To Fit: 13.5 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 5.5 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 6, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [5]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [5]
R3-46: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 45 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R46.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [45]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [45]
R3: Rep R2 [45]
R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [34]
R5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [23]
R6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [12]
R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [6]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

0-3 months

To Fit: 16 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 6.25 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-55: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 54 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R55. Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [54]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [54]
R3-R5: Rep R2
R6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [41]
R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [28]
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [14]
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [7]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

3-6 months

To Fit: 17 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 6.75 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 6, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [5]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [5]
R3-58: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:

HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 57 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R58. Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [57]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [57]
R3-R6: Rep R2
R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [43]
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [29]
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [15]
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [8]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

6 to 12 months

To Fit: 18 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 7.25 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 7, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [6]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [6]
R3-63: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 62 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R63.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [62]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [62]
R3-R6: Rep R2
R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [47]
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [32]
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [16]
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [8]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

12 mos to 3 years

To Fit: 19 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 7.5 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-65: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 64 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R65.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [64]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [64]
R3-R6: Rep R2
R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, dc2tog, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [48]
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [32]
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [16]
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [8]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

Size: 3-5 years

To Fit: 20 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 8 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-69: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 68 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R69. Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [68]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [68]
R3-R7: Rep R2
R8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, dc2tog, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [51]
R9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [34]
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [17]
R11: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [9]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

Size: 6-10 years

To Fit: 20 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 9 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook
R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-69: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:

HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 68 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R69.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [68]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [68]
R3-R9: Rep R2
R10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, dc2tog, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [51]
R11: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [34]
R12: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around; sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [17]
R13: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [9]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

Size: Adult Small

To Fit: 21 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 10 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-72: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 71 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R72.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [71]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [71]
R3-11: Rep R2
R12: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [54]
R13: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); dc2tog over the next 2 sts. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [36]
R14: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [18]
R15: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [9]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

Size: Adult Medium

To Fit: 22 inch head circumference
Slouch Height: 11 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-75: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 74 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R75.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [74]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [74]
R3-13: Rep R2
R14: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [56]
R15: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [38]
R16: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [19]
R17: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [9]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

Size: Adult Large

To Fit: 23″ head circumference
Slouch Height: 12 inches

Band Instructions:
HOOK: 4 mm hook

R1: Leave a 10 inch tail of yarn and ch 11, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem st across, ch 1, turn [10]
R2: 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn [10]
R3-79: Rep R2

Do not finish off.

Main Hat Instructions:
HOOK: 5.5 mm hook

Ch 1, and begin working along the row ends. Work 78 sc evenly across the row ends. Sl st to the first sc to join.

You may wish to place a stitch marker in the active loop on your hook before seaming the band closed.

Do not finish off.

Using the 10-inch tail of yarn close the band with a whip stitch seam between R1 and R79.

Finish off and weave in ends.

NOTE: Beginning in R2, the sl st counts as a stitch; remember to work into it.

R1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (i.e. skip the ch 2 and sl st to the next st). [78]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [78]
R3-15: Rep R2
R16: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [59]
R17: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc); 1 dc in the next st. *1 dc in the next st, dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [40]
R18: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [20]
R19: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc). *Dc2tog over the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk the sl st. Sl st to the 2nd dc of the round (Note: Sk the ch 2 and sl st to the top of the next dc). [10]

Finish off leaving a long tail to close the top.

Simple Double Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Just in case you want to see the seam on the back of the hat – here is the seam line on the color change hat.

Seam Line Simple Double Crochet Slouch Hat Free Pattern

Double Crochet Slouch Hat Color Changes: To make effective color changes work the last yarn over, of the last double crochet stitch of the round in the new color and then continue on with the new color. If you are alternating only a few colors like I have, or changing colors every other round you can even carry the yarn up the inside of the hat – just be sure you give it some extra ‘slack’ (or extra length) because you want it to be able to stretch with the hat.

A final note: For hats I make for my family and immediate friends I carry my yarn up – for hats I wish to sell I finish off and weave in for every single color change as it makes for a more visually pleasing and professional look.

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