Preteen Slouchy Hat

Today’s pattern is an easy hat for pre-teens that is made from Homespun yarn by Lion Brand. I’ve seen a lot of comments from people that hate this yarn because it is hard to see your stitches. This pattern helps to eliminate that problem. I designed this hat to fit my 3 nieces, who range in age from 8-12. It fit all of them fine. I have a small head and it even fit me, but with not as much slouch.

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3 oz. Homespun by Lion Brand yarn
N/9mm hook
Iron on or sew on embellishment
Large eye needle
Sewing needle and thread

 
All stitches are worked in the back loop only. Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 3.
R1) In first chain made, work 10 hdc. Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R2) Ch 2, work 2 hdc in each stitch around. (20 stitches) Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R3) Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch. Continue working 1 hdc, then 2 hdc around. (30 stitches) Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R4) Ch 2, hdc in same, hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch. Continue working 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc around. (40 stitches) Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
R5) Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch. Continue working 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc around. (50 stitches) Join with sl st to beginning stitch. At this point your circle should measure about 6 1/2 inches across.
R6-18) Ch 2, hdc in first stitch and each stitch around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning stitch.
Finish off, weave in ends.
Pin embellishment in place, with thread and needle, stitch around outside edge with small stitches.

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4 thoughts on “Preteen Slouchy Hat

  1. I was happy to find this pattern and use up leftover homespun from other projects. By the time I had increased to 50 stitches the hat was a lot more than 6 1/2 inches so I am going to try again with a smaller hook. I must crochet a lot looser than you do!

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