You ready for a free crochet hat pattern?
Did you see the last crochet pattern released? Cascade Falls, a waterfall front long vest
Because, as you know, everything has a backstory-
The way this hat came to be:
While scrolling through Instagram, ohmygosh, I could spend SO MUCH time there, I actually have to set a timer for myself otherwise I would… anyway, scrolling through Instagram and I see this little video of someone making this great defined line stitch and no- its not knit… ya’ll, she’s crocheting it!!
Gasp! I grab my yarn and start stitching away and after a few replays and retrys, I’ve got it down. And then, my phone did its thing and went black. Ya’ll, I totally lost the post.
No idea who I need to give credit to for teaching me this amazing new-to-me stitch. I don’t remember the name, I know that it was long and had “knit” in it… but she was speaking another language and I just have no clue how to search for it. 🙁
But I am so so grateful to this amazing stitcher for sharing her knowledge in a 45 second video. Thank you thank you, wherever you are!!
Here is a quick little info about this free crochet slouch beanie pattern post:
This page has complete directions – or – you can inexpensively purchase the pattern HERE (Etsy) or HERE (LoveCrochet) and you will receive an ad-free pdf download, which includes:
- Fully written, line by line instruction
- Stitch diagram
- Schematic of measurements
- Illustrations for special stitch
- Picture-free, black & white, single page Printer Friendly version
A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez
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YARN: Worsted weight (#4 medium); Beanie 220 yd [201 m] Slouch 245 yd [224 m]; shown: Red Heart Yarns, Chich Sheep by Marly Bird, (100% merino wool; 186 yd [170 m]/3.53 oz [100 gm]) in Platinum; 2 (2) skeins
Other yarns to try:
Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca 90% acrylic 10% alpaca; 207 yds [189 m], 3.53 oz [100 g] – I just ordered some of this in blush, watch for a new thing 😀
It is very soft to touch and would be an oh-so-cozy hat. the alpaca content gives it just the slightest halo. Lovely
Cascade Pinwheel 100% acrylic; 440 yds [402 m], 7.05 oz [200 g] – If you’d like to make this with a fade effect, this yarn would be a great choice, fun colors and you’d only need 1 ball, with enough left over to make a matching pom!
HOOK: H [5 mm]
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, locking stitch markers (2)
GAUGE: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in single crochet
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Ribbing 2¾” [7 cm], Crown center 1½” [3.75 cm], Beanie body 5¾” [14.75 cm], Slouch body 7¾” [19.75 cm] Beanie 10” [25.5 cm], Slouch 12” [30.5 cm] height, circumference custom.
PROJECT LEVEL: Easy +
TECHNIQUES USED: chain – single crochet – slip stitch – single bar crochet – seaming
Flo- front loop only
PM- place marker
RS- right side
Sb- single bar crochet
Sc- single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
Yo- yarn over (hook)
WS- wrong side
- Hat is worked flat and sideways, then seamed, the crown is then cinched closed
- As the hat is made, the rectangle will naturally bias (angle), due to the sb stitch, this will largely correct itself after seaming.
- Take time to save time. Stitch and wash a gauge swatch in the same manner you will be using for your garment to ensure proper measurements. This fabric does not need stretching. Soak/wash, then lay flat to dry.
- Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
- Remember, if needed, a stitch diagram, schematic, and construction illustrations are available through my Etsy store and at LoveCrochet.
Sb (single bar crochet): insert hook from bottom to top, under horizontal bar that lies below the front loop of the row, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook [see illustration below].
Row 1 (RS): Ch 38 (46), sc in back ridge of 2nd ch from hook and in ea of next 32 (39), sl st in remaining 5 ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, does not count as stitch here or throughout, sl st in flo of 5 sl st, sb in next 22 (30) sc, sl st in flo of next 9 sc, sl st in both loops of last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 32 (40) sts, sl st in flo of 5 sl sts, turn.
Rep Rows 2-3 to desired fit/circumference.
Ending on WS row, leave tail approximately 3x length of hat to use for seaming.
Sew hat together across foundation row and final row.
Thread needle with a length of yarn approximately 36” [92 cm], pulling needle to center of yarn, using both strands, weave yarn in and out through edge of Crown slip stitches, cinch tightly closed, tie the ends together to keep the crown from coming undone.
Remove marker(s), weave in ends. Lightly block seam, if desired. •
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