Slouchy Hat for Children

Summer is coming to an end and the clouds are starting to carry a breeze. Hat season is beginning! What better way to let your children show their own style than with a slouchy hat?! This free crochet pattern is very easy to follow :) And it is a personal Stitch11 favorite! This slouchy hat is designed for children ages 3 and up! ALSO check out the Adult Slouch Hat!!!



Supplies

Size K/6.5 mm  hook.
Simply Soft yarn (medium weight)

Abbreviations 

CH-Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC DEC – Double Crochet Decrease 
DC – Double Crochet

How to DC DEC in the start of a round: ~CH 2, Yarn over, insert hook into next DC, Yarn Over, Pull hook though, Yarn Over, Pull Yarn through first 2 loops, Yarn Over, Pull Yarn through last 2 loops~

Get Started! 

Round 1: Magic Circle, CH 3, 9 DC inside ring. Join to top of CH 3.
Round 2: CH 3, DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next 9 stitches. Join to the top of CH 3.
Round 3: CH 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next stitch.  ** 2 DC in next stitch, DC in next stitch. Repeat from ** 8 more times
Round 4: CH 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next 2 stitches.  ** 2 DC in next stitch, DC in next 2 stitches. Repeat from ** 8 more times
Round 5: CH 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next 3 stitches.  ** 2 DC in next stitch, DC in next 3 stitches. Repeat from ** 8 more times
Round 6: CH 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next 4 stitches.  ** 2 DC in next stitch, DC in next 4 stitches. Repeat from ** 8 more times
Round 7-9:  CH 3, DC into each DC around. Join to top of CH 3.
Round 10: DC DEC into first 2 stitches, DC in next 8 stitches. **DC DEC, DC in next 8 stitches, Repeat from ** 4 more times. Join to top of first DC DEC
Round 11: DC DEC  into first two stitches DC in next 7 stitches. **DC DEC, DC in next 7 stitches, Repeat from ** 4 more times. DC in last stitch,  Join to top of first DC DEC
Round 12:  CH 3, DC into each DC around. Join to top of CH .
Round 13:  DC DEC into first two stitches,DC in next 5 stitches. **DC DEC, DC in next 5 stitches, Repeat from ** 5 more times. Join to top of first DC DEC.( you will be shy one DC at the end of this round, and that is okay :))
Round 14-16:  CH 3, DC into each DC around. Join to top of CH 3.
Round 17-22 : CH 1, SC in each stitch around. Join to CH 1.
Finish off and weave in ends.

For the flower pattern, check out My Daisy!

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Comments

  1. laura says

    just made this hat from your pattern as a beginner in crocheting it turned out super cute and was easy even the little flower! thanks so much!

    • imelda says

      For rounds 6-9, I count 54 DCs, so that when I do Round 10 with the DC DEC, 8 DC, five times, I am left with with 2 extra DC. Am I counting wrong.? I am eager to finish this lovely hat for my granddaughter, but I am stuck. Thank you for your help

      • CorinaCorina says

        Make sure you are joining the end of the round to the top of the DEC DC and not the CH 2. I havent looked at the pattern right now, but I do know one of the rounds say there will be an extra, and then the next round it evens back out. Its been so long since I made this. Hope I helped.

  2. Keri from SC says

    Just wanted to let you know I made this for my 8 year old. She loves it! My 2 year old threw a fit for one, too so looks like I’ll be making a toddler one, too! :) Will have to figure out how to do that and let you know! :)

  3. Nancy says

    Can you give me the gauge that is used for this hat? Just want to make sure it fits my 6 yr old granddaughter. Thankyou, Nancy

  4. says

    I am so going to make this for my 12 yr old ;) she has been wanting 1 for a little while…and all the credit for the turn out of the hat will go to Corina @ Stitch11 !!!

  5. Ashley says

    Hi! This is such a beautiful hat! I have attempted this pattern twice and I have a few questions…The first attempt I followed your pattern to a T, I used your DC DEC but the hat just seemed to get bigger, when you say Insert hook in next stitch, are you actually skipping a stitch? And are you not joining at the end of each round on rows 3-6, they don’t say to? On my second attempt I used the traditional way to DC DEC and finished the hat but it was too small for my 4 year olds head. I know its a lot of questions but I figured I better ask before the third attempt :-p

    • CorinaCorina says

      I am going to look over the pattern asap but I will go ahead and answer a few of your questions. You do join at the end of each row. If you skip a stitch, I will say to skip a stitch. When it says to crochet into the next stitch, you crochet into the next stitch.

      I have had many people use my adult slouchy hat pattern to make a childs slouchy hat. But instead of using homespun yarn, they used yarn like, I Love This Yarn, and also Red Heart Love. And I have heard it works up perfect http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lovely-lady-slouch-hat

  6. Emma says

    Loved this pattern took me about 4 hours to make. Love it can’t wait to make the flower and finish it up with I could post a picture my little one loved it. Thanks for sharing !!!!!!

  7. Heather L says

    I followed this pattern exactly. Even used Simply Soft Yarn. But the bottom won’t even come close to fitting either of my girl’s heads. It’s way too small and they are a very petite 4 year old and not even 3.

    • CorinaCorina says

      Maybe you crochet a lot tighter than I do. I would use a larger hook next time. Sorry your having problems.

  8. Stefanie says

    I made this for my 4 year old in a purple yarn with sparkles – she loved it and it turned out so cute. For those saying it was too snug – I recommend doing te final rows of single crochet very loosely. I had the same problem before I loosened my stitch.

      • Mia says

        Oh ok. please disregard the previous question as you have answered it.

        The one I have is Rowan pure wool worsted. If this is not ok, would Blackstone Tweed gage 4.5 sts=1″ do? it shows 4.5 (7 US) needles. It looks finer
        OR would Patons ColorWul bulky 5 be better? this shows needles size 6.5mm (US 10 1/2)

        • CorinaCorina says

          To be honest, I have never worked with either of those yarns. I would have to test them out to know for sure. I also have this slouch hat pattern that works perfect for 8 year olds. You may consider it if it helps you know more of what size yarn you can use. The kind I used for this… I really havent used it ever since :/ so its hard for me to remember exactly how thick it was compared to other yarns. But this one I am linking, most medium weight yarns work wonderfully http://stitch11.com/matching-child-size-slouch-and-fingerless-gloves/

          • Mia says

            Thank you Corina. I appreciate your help. When I look at the girl with this hat the yarn seems to be the same as worsted. I will check the one you just sent me.

  9. Mia says

    I just made this hat with pure wool worsted yarn (Rowan) and used a 6.50MM crochet hook and it turned out perfect! I made my stitches on the loose side and it fits a young child aged 7+ , as well as me! I think I will make one for each female in my family. This is a great accomplishment since I am a new crocheter. Thank you Corine for sharing this beautiful pattern. I would send a photo if I was able to.

  10. says

    I’m making this hat but I don’t see how the DC Dec is any different than a DC. And when I look up a DC Dec on YouTube it is very different that your directions. Please help. Thank you.

  11. Mrs. Tepper says

    I was trying to make this hat for a 1 year old and everything was going ok until i got to rows 17-22. There is no way that would fit a 1 year old. Can you tell me what I am possible doing wrong! I know I followed the instructions like stated i am not sure why its coming out too small.

  12. Mrs. Tepper says

    The first time I made this pattern i was a little worried it seemed kinda small but after a day of reviewing and re working I found my mistake and the hat came out Perfect!! My daughter looks adorable in it! Thanks for the pattern!

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