FREE Crochet & Knit Pattern: Slouchy Hat

Click on photos to link to more information about the yarn kit

Click on photos to link to more information about the yarn kit

Crocheted from the top down, this hat is worked in alternating rounds of single crochet and treble crochet. The ribbed band is picked up and knit in the round. Designed to be worn slouchy, this hat is a few inches longer than a traditional hat.

The hat would be beautiful worked up in one skein of Kristin Omdahl Yarn's Be So Sporty Yarn (325 yards of sport weight bamboo yarn) in any of the 17 hand dyed colors available. But what makes this particular version so special is the fact that it uses one of Kristin's sampler kits (with a sampling of each of the 17 colors included!) Each round of the hat is worked in a different color randomly. How fun is that? And you don't have to buy 17 skeins of yarn to make it either! The kit includes a small sampling of each color already.

Click on the photos to link to more information about the Sampler Kit of Kristin Omdahl Yarn's Be So Sporty.

Slouchy Knit and Crochet Beanie by Kristin Omdahl for Be So Sporty Yarn

Materials:

One Sampler Kit of Kristin Omdahl Yarns Be So Sporty Yarn (100% bamboo yarn); 325 yards per 4oz skein; includes a sample of each of the 17 hand dyed color ways: Chantilly Lace, Iced Silver Fox, Pink Damask, Lavender's First Romance; Lilac Memories; Passionate Plum; Sunkissed Yellow: Pure Spun Gold; Tropical Hot Coral; Crushed Berries; Million Dollar Red; Parisian Bordeaux; Jaded Peacock; Caribbean Turquoise; Harbor Fog; Stormy Sea; Blue Danube

 

F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook

US5 (3.75mm) 16” circular knitting needles

 

Gauge: 4.5 sts /2.5 rows = 1” in single and treble crochet pattern

 

Finished size: 20” circumference, 10” tall

 

Instructions:

With crochet hook, ch5, slst ot beg of ch to join in a round.

NOTE: change color randomly after every row to make the sampler striped hat. Otherwise continue as normal if using only one color of Be So Sporty Yarn.

Round 1: ch1, 10sc in ring, slst to first st at beg of round to join.

Round 2: ch4 (counts as tr), tr in same st, *2tr in next st. Rep from * around, join with slst to top of ch4 at beg of round ot join. — 20 sts

Round 3: ch1, 2sc in first st. 1sc in next st. *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st. Rep from * around, join with slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 30 sts

Round 4: ch4 (counts as tr), tr in same st. 1tr in ea of next 2 sts. *2tr in next st, 1tr in ea of next 2 sts. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 40 sts

Round 5: ch1, 2sc in first st, 1sc in ea of next 3 sts. *2sc in next st, 1sc in ea of next 3 sts. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 50 sts

Round 6: ch4 (counts as tr), tr in same st, 1tr in ea of next 4 sts. *2tr in next st, 1tr in ea of next 4 sts. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 60 sts

Round 7: ch1, 2sc in first st, 1sc in ea of next 5 sts. *2sc in next st, 1sc in ea of next 5 sts. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round join join. — 70 sts

Round 8: ch4 (counts as tr), tr in same st, 1tr in ea of next 6 sts. *2tr in next st, 1tr in ea of next 6 sts. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 80 sts

Round 9: ch1, 2sc in first st, 1sc in ea of next 7 sts. *2sc in next st, 1sc in ea of next 7 sts. Rep from * around, slst to first st at beg of round join join. — 90 sts

NOTE: At this point, crown increases are complete. 

Round 10: ch4 (counts as tr), work 1tr in ea st around, slst to top of ch4 at beg of round to join. — 90 sts

Round 11: ch1, sc in ea st around, slst to first st at beg of round to join. — 90 sts

Rounds 12 - 25: rep rounds 10 - 11 seven more times.

NOTE: at this point, remaining hat is worked on circular knitting needles, picking up sts from round 25.

Round 26: insert loop from hook onto knitting needle (counts as first st), pick up and knit into ea of next 7 sts, *skip next st, pick up and knit into ea of the next 8 sts. Rep from * around, skip last st. — 80 sts

Round 27: *k2, p2. Rep from * around. — 80 sts

Rounds 28 - 39: rep round 27.

BO loosely as follows: k1, *yo, k1. Pass first st and yo together over second st. Rep from * around, until you have one st left on needles. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
Wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.