Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat

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My Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch is a lightweight hat pattern that is available in sizes toddler to adult large. Made from the bottom-up in one piece, with DK Weight Cotton Yarn [3] this hat pairs perfectly with last week’s Soft Cotton Openwork Scarf.

Hello summer vibes! ☀️ Stay cool while looking hot with our Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch hat. Perfect for any age and those sneaky bad hair days! Pair it up with our trendy Soft Cotton Openwork Scarf for the ultimate look. Grab your crochet hook and let’s do this! 🧶

You’ll need Light Weight Yarn [3] and a 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook for this project.

Sizes range from toddler to adult large, and you can easily customize the fit to make it a longer or shorter slouch. To increase the hat height by one inch, just work the repeat section two extra times. To remove an inch, decrease the repeat section by two rounds.


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Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Pattern

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Hello summer vibes! ☀️ Stay cool while looking hot with our Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch hat. Perfect for any age and those sneaky bad hair days! Pair it up with our trendy Soft Cotton Openwork Scarf for the ultimate look. Grab your crochet hook and let’s do this! 🧶

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My Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch is available in sizes Toddler, small child (3-5 years), child (6-10 years), teen/adult (small), adult (medium) and adult (large).


The Yarn I used

For my Soft Cotton Openwork Scarf I used 4 oz (114 g) / 261 yds (239 m) of King Cole, Cottonsoft DK Yarn [3].

This beautifully soft cotton yarn is perfect for warm weather garments. Each ball includes 100 g (3.52 oz) and 229 yds (210 m).

My finished soft and the openwork stitches gives lightness and a beautiful drape. This yarn will make beautiful garments and is well suited to baby crochet projects.

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Disclaimer: The yarn used to create this project was given to me by King Cole.

Cottonsoft DK is hand washable (30C) and it is available in 45 different shades. You will find muted pastels and brilliant jewel tones in this yarn collection. To see the shades available in Cottonsoft DK, visit this link.


Hello summer vibes! ☀️ Stay cool while looking hot with our Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch hat. Perfect for any age and those sneaky bad hair days! Pair it up with our trendy Soft Cotton Openwork Scarf for the ultimate look. Grab your crochet hook and let’s do this! 🧶

Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: King Cole Cottonsoft DK (check your local yarn shop here). 3.52 oz (100 g) and 229 yds (210 m). 100% Cotton. DK Weight Yarn [3]. Hand wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Do not iron. Do not bleach. 
  • Color: 1 skein Ecru (Color: 3125)
  • Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm (E)
  • Finished Project: TEEN Slouch Hat: 1.8 oz (52 g) and 119 yds (109 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

This is a slouch hat. To make your hat more slouchy, increase the repeat rounds until you have a desired hat height. For every 2 rounds worked you will increase the hat height by 1 inch.

The circumference listed is the hat body size. The hat band will be shorter but it will stretch to the size needed for the circumference because it is worked in a rib stitch. 

  • Toddler Hat (1-2 years) height 7.5 inches X 17 inches circumference
  • Small Child Hat (3-5 years) height 8 inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Hat (6-10 years) height 9 inches X 19 inches circumference
  • Teen/Adult Hat height 10 inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 11 inches X 21 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 12 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

  • Hat Band: Approximately 6 hdc in 1 inch and 4 rows per 1 inch
  • Hat Body: Approximately 4 sts per 1 inch and 2 rows per 1 inch.

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

Crochet Stitch Dictionary

US Terminology used

  • bl – back loop
  • ch – chain 
  • ch2sp – chain 2 space
  • dc – double crochet
  • g- grams
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • Rnd – round
  • RS – right side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * 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

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple of 4
  • The initial ch 1 does not count as a stitch (HAT BAND).
  • The initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc (HAT BODY).
  • The initial ch 5 counts as 1 dc and 1 ch2sp (HAT BODY).
  • Sl st to join does not count as a stitch (HAT BODY) and is made into the first st of the round.
  • To add approximately 1 extra inch of hat height, work the REPEAT ROUNDS 1 extra time (so 2 extra rounds total).
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Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern

This project is crocheted from the bottom to the top in one piece.

Toddler (1-2 years) Soft Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern

Toddler Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

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

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 hdc]

R5-R68: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R68 together, with R68 on top. Work R69 through the bl of R68 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R69: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R69).  [6 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Toddler Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined and turned rounds.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: RS: 1 sc in each row end around. Do not sc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [68 sc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. TURN.  [34 dc, 34 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch2sp), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around to the last dc. 1 dc in the last dc. Sl st to join. TURN. [34 dc, 34 ch2sp]

Rnd 4 – Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern (3-5 years)

Small Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 8, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [7 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [7 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [7 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [7 hdc]

R5-R72: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R72 together, with R72 on top. Work R73 through the bl of R72 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R73: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R73).  [7 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Small Child Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: RS: 1 sc in each row end around. Do not sc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [72 sc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. TURN.  [36 dc, 36 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch2sp), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around to the last dc. 1 dc in the last dc. Sl st to join. TURN. [36 dc, 36 ch2sp]

Rnd 4 – Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern
(6-10 years)

Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 10, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [9 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 hdc]

R5-R76: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R76 together, with R76 on top. Work R77 through the bl of R76 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R77: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R77).  [9 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Child Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: RS: 1 sc in each row end around. Do not sc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [76 sc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. TURN.  [38 dc, 38 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch2sp), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around to the last dc. 1 dc in the last dc. Sl st to join. TURN. [38 dc, 38 ch2sp]

Rnd 4 – Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen / Adult Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern

Teen / Adult Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 12, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R5-R80: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R80 together, with R80 on top. Work R81 through the bl of R80 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R81: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R81).  [11 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Teen / Adult Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: RS: 1 sc in each row end around. Do not sc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [80 sc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. TURN.  [40 dc, 40 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch2sp), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around to the last dc. 1 dc in the last dc. Sl st to join. TURN. [40 dc, 40 ch2sp]

Rnd 4 – Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Medium) Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern

Adult (Medium) Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 12, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R5-R84: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R84 together, with R84 on top. Work R85 through the bl of R84 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R85: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R85).  [11 sl st]

Sl st into the center of the first ridge end (see image in Special Stitches section).

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Adult (Medium) Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: RS: 1 sc in each row end around. Do not sc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [84 sc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. TURN.  [42 dc, 42 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch2sp), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around to the last dc. 1 dc in the last dc. Sl st to join. TURN. [42 dc, 42 ch2sp]

Rnd 4 – Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Large) Soft Cotton Openwork Slouch Hat Pattern

Adult (Large) Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 12, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R5-R88: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R88 together, with R88 on top. Work R89 through the bl of R88 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R89: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R89). [11 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Adult (Large) Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: RS: 1 sc in each row end around. Do not sc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [88 sc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next st, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to join. TURN.  [44 dc, 44 ch2sp]

Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch2sp), sk the next ch2sp. *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk the next ch2sp**. Work from * to ** around to the last dc. 1 dc in the last dc. Sl st to join. TURN. [44 dc, 44 ch2sp]

Rnd 4 – Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

  • Finish off leaving a 8 to 10 inch tail of yarn.
  • Close the top of the hat by weaving your yarn end through the front loop of each stitch in the last round (the dc and the chains) and cinching the top closed. See this tutorial for help. 
  • If there is still a gap at the top, don’t worry! Turn the hat inside out and close the gap by making a stitch from the left side of the gap to the right side (pull to tighten) then from the top of the gap to the bottom (pull to tighten).The fabric is lightweight so this doesn’t create a big bump at the top (like it would with bulky or worsted weight yarns).
  • Weave in ends.

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