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!


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.

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