Crocheting with cotton is an interesting medium. Unlike acrylic or wool, it is sometimes a bit more versatile as it can be used as a washcloth, clothing, even a blanket. With this latest pattern, I decided to try two of my favorite stitches (v-stitch and front-post double crochet) that both allow the material to breathe while also adding texture.
The hat is created from the bottom up vs. the traditional top down that is so prevalent in crochet hats. This allows the v-stitches to interact with the front-post double crochet evenly. This hat can also be adjusted to fit by measuring the head and crocheting the correct number of stitches, preferably in multiples of 3 or an odd set of numbers.
My head measures 22 inches, so my starting chain amount was 73. You can also keep the number I used and either use a bigger or smaller hook. If your tension is tight, I suggest a bigger hook. The yarn used is Peaches and Crème cotton, though any yarn, if you choose to use another yarn other than cotton, could be used. I suggest using a yarn with good drape. Red Heart super saver is a cheap yarn and some skeins do have some drape, but a very loose tension is key to get a good slouch at least that is what I’ve experienced.
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Peaches and Crème Dark Taupe and Bright Blue
Stitches and terms used:
Slip Stitch – sl st
Skip – sk
Single crochet – sc
Back Loop Only – blo
Double crochet – dc
Front-post double crochet – fpdc
Single crochet decrease – scdec
Special stitch: V-stitch – Double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in the same stitch indicated.
Chain 73, sl st to form ring, making sure to be careful the chain isn’t twisted.
Rnd 1 – Ch 1, sc around and sl st into ch 1. (73sc)
Rnd 2 – Ch 1, sc in blo around, sl st into ch 1.
Rnd 3 – Repeat round 2.
Rnd 4 – Ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc in next stitch *sk next stitch, v-stitch in next stitch, sk next stitch, dc in next stitch* repeat around, ending with 2 dc, sl st in top of ch3.
Rnd 5 – Ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 of previous row, fpdc on top of dc, *v-stitch in top of v-stitch, fpdc on top of dc* repeat around, end with 2 fpdc, sl st in top of ch 3.
Rnd 6 – Repeat round 5
Rnd 7 – Switch to contrasting color repeat row 5
Rnd 8 – Repeat round 5
Rnd 9 – Switch back to main color, repeat row 5
Repeat pattern until round 23
Rnd 23 – Ch 3, fpdc in the first two fpdc, *sk first v-stitch, fpdc in next fpdc* repeat around, with 2 fpdc in the last two stitches, sl st in top of ch 3.
Rnd 24 – Ch 3 fpdc in next 3 fpdc, sk every v-stitch, fpdc in last 2 fpdc, sl st in top of ch 3.
Rnd 25 – Ch 3 fpdc in next 2 fpdc, sk every other fpdc, ending with 2 fpdc, sl st in top of ch 3.
Rnd 26 – Ch1 5 scdec arouns. Then cut the yarn, turn inside out close the hole by sl st until closed.
There you have it, your very own slouchy hat.
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