Urban Slouch Hats Book Review

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With the arrival of September it is time for us to start thinking about crocheting ourselves some hats! Urban Slouch Hats includes 10 pretty designs you can crochet for yourself, your friends or even as Christmas Gifts (hint, hint!). Read my review below and if you like the look of these hats too, you can even enter my giveaway at the end of this post to enter for a chance to win your very own eBook copy! This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law and I have included daily free entries just for visiting this post! Giveaway ends September 12, 2017, at 11:59 pm ET. Feel free to share this post with your friends too! Who knows they may want you to crochet them one of these pretty hats!

Title: Urban Slouch Hats
Author: Kristi Simpson
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4647-5442-5
Photographer: Jason Masters

Urban Slouch Hats - Kristi Simpson - Leisure Arts - Review

 Urban Slouch Hats

Urban Slouch Hats by Kristi Simpson, includes 10 trendy slouch hat designs. These projects are each crocheted in medium weight [4] yarn and they are considered easy to easy-plus level patterns. You will find patterns for slouch hats with pretty stitch pattern combinations, cables, chevrons and button flap closures.

The hats are designed to fit head sizes ranging from 20 to 22 inches in circumference and most projects use one skein of yarn, or less.

Special Stitches are included in each individual pattern with video support available whenever you see the video camera icon. The instructions are provided in American Crochet Terms (US English) and stitch totals are provided at the end of rows and rounds when the final stitch count varies from the previous row/round total.

All supplies are clearly listed at the beginning of each pattern so you know what you need (like buttons!) before you begin. The headings for each row or round are in bold print and shown in a different color font so you can easily keep track of your position in the pattern.

Included designs are:

  • Carefree – Hook: 6 mm (J), Easy+, 1 skein of yarn, worked from bottom up
  • Daydream – Hook: 6 mm (J), Easy, 2 skeins of yarn, worked from top down
  • Intrigue – Hook: 5 mm (H), Easy, 1 skein of yarn, worked from bottom up
  • Captivating Cable – Hook: 6 mm (J), Easy, 1 skein of yarn, worked from bottom up
  • Vintage Lace – Hook: 6 mm (J), Easy+, 1 skein of yarn, worked from top down, seamed and band added after
  • Casual Chic  (pictured on the front cover) – Hook: 6 mm (J), Easy, 2 skeins of yarn, worked from bottom up
  • Trendsetter – Hook: 6 mm (J), Easy, 2 skeins of yarn, worked from bottom up
  • Time Traveler – Hook: 5 mm (H), Easy+, 1 skein of yarn, worked from top down
  • Pinstripes – Hook: 6 mm (J), Easy, 2 skeins of yarn, worked from top down
  • Cobblestones – Hook: 5 mm (H), Easy+, 1 skein of yarn, worked from bottom up

Along with the abbreviations, symbols & terms and gauge information, the General Instructions include instructions on the following stitches and techniques:

  • Joining with sc and dc
  • working in the back ridge of a stitch
  • working in the free loops of a chain
  • working in the back or front loops only
  • post stitches
  • working into a space before a stitch
  • how to weave through the stitches
  • how to close the top of the hat

Some of these techniques include diagrams as well as written instructions.

The yarns used to crochet the samples in the book include: Lion Brand Heartland, Lion Brand Amazing, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Red Heart Soft and Red Heart with Love.

I love a number of the hat designs included in this book, but my favorite 3 are:

  • Casual Chic
  • Cobblestones
  • Vintage Lace

The finished hat heights have not been provided so be sure to closely look at the images included to decide if the hat will be ‘slouchy’ enough for you! If you wear them lower on your forehead they may not be as slouchy as you like. I personally prefer a smaller slouch to my hats so most of these would work perfectly for me.

Would you like to win a eBook copy of Urban Slouch Hats?

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This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law.

Start Date: September 5, 2017; 12:00 am ET
End Date: September 12, 2016, 11:59 pm ET

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of Urban Slouch Hats, you can get it directly from Leisure Arts:

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I’d like to thank Leisure Arts, Inc. for providing me with the review copy of Urban Slouch Hats and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

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  1. Such cute hats!. Rarely do I need to wear a hat, but boy oh boy do I love to look at all the pretties here.

  2. I love Slouch hats. They are by far my favorite. A review of Afghan patterns would be interesting.

  3. I am very excited about this book. I am a beginner crocheter and even though it has been slow going, I am always looking for new things to crochet.

  4. Hi Linda, If you contact the Publisher here: https://leisurearts.com/contact-us/ they can help you with it! They will also let you know if there have been any corrections made to the pattern that are available. You can contact by email or telephone (both are listed at that link). I didn’t design the pattern and I haven’t had a chance to crochet it yet to be able to help quickly with an answer (it would take me some time to try it to understand what is needed) so it would be much quicker for you to try contacting them first. Hope this helps! All the best, Rhondda

  5. Help, I’m trying to make Captivating Cable hat and having g trouble with the band. Rows 4 and 5.

  6. I too have this book. I may need to get it out and work on a few of these gorgeous patterns!

  7. I love this book looks like there are some great slouch patterns.

  8. Hats are my favorite thing to make! I need this book for Christmas gifts!

  9. Great review..super assortment of styles. Know the grangirlies would love some! 🙂

  10. I am in love with this book, I love the thought of using one Skien or less for a hat pattern.

  11. I love to see that there are stitch counts after each round and that there are videos throughout the pattern in case someone needs help with the proceess.

  12. I need one of these for my daughter. If she had enough of them, she would wear a different hat every day for an entire year!

  13. Thank you for this review, I love making slouchy hats so will definitely need to check out this book!

  14. Have been looking for the ‘perfect’ slouch patterns and think these are the ones!

  15. These patterns are splendid! I would like to make them all.

  16. Love the gorgeous hat patterns. I will be making some of those as Christmas gifts.

  17. I love making hats and tend to use the same design so this book would be great to enable me to break out of my mould and try some new techniques, talking radical here, lol.

  18. I love that this book shows a variety of stitches and textures. I make hats for the homeless, and I am always on the prowl for new designs. This book would be a great addition to my collection!

  19. Good looking hats; I like that you indicated in your review what yarns were used.

  20. I reviewed The Lovely Slouch Hat Book, the hats are all so beautiful and on trend!

  21. Please do a review of Mirror Image Scarves! The book has always looked great, but I don’t know what’s inside and I would love the chance to win a copy!

  22. I’d love to see you review the Amigurumi Animal scarves book!

  23. I would like a review of Animal Hats & Scarves, Please, rhonda

  24. Hi there,
    I’d like to see a reView on there are many cute ones here but some look difficult.

  25. I love slouch hats. So cool.

    I like to see a review of KNIT PONCHO REBOUND!