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Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat

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Below you will find a free crochet pattern for the Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat.  A combination of simple stitches gives the hat great texture and a unique design. The hat is first constructed as a rectangle – there is no working in the round. If you have been wanting to crochet a slouchy hat, this is a great place to start!

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Lady wearing gray crochet slouchy hat with open stitches

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Do you know what the great thing about making your own stuff is?

It’s randomly glancing at the lost and found table at bible study, noticing an adorable crochet slouchy hat, and realizing, without a doubt, it’s yours.

Whelp, that explains why I couldn’t find it.

gray crochet slouchy hat with folded brim

How fun is it to have or give something made from your own hands and a ball of string? Hats are excellent quick gifts to make. (Don’t forget to make one for yourself too!)

This hat does have a lot of stretch, so you can use the ear warmer size chart as a guide but you may want to use the smaller measurements in your chosen range if you are using the same yarn.

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The Coco Series

The idea for this hat came from working on the Coco series. Sometimes I get stuck on a stitch or a stitch combo and I just can’t move past it until I’ve made all the things with it! You’ll want to check out the other patterns in the Coco Series as they have the same easy stitches:

Crochet Cowl
Infinity Scarf
Toddler Headband

The open v-stitches with half double crochets give this hat its unique look. Since there are more open stitches, it won’t be a super warm winter hat or stand up to strong wind but it’s perfect for cooler weather like late fall and early spring.

gray crochet slouchy hat with brim

(Isn’t is ridiculous that even though the hat is huge on him it still looks so cute?)

crochet slouchy hat on a child

Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat Pattern

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ch(s):  chain(s)
FHDC: Foundation half double crochet
hdc(s): half double crochet
dc(s):  double crochet(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
sk: skip
sp: space


4” x 4” = 16 sts (open v-stitch) by 8 rows

Finished Size: 

Completed rectangle, before folding and sewing, measures approximately 18” x 11”


The hat is first worked as a rectangle. Once the rectangle is complete, it is folded in half and sewn together.hands holding a crochet hat over the snow with boots visible


Ch 68

Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each st across, turn. (67)

(Alternatively FHDC 67, turn.)

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch1), dc in st at the base of the ch 3, *sk 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st; repeat from * to end of row, turn

Row 3-5: ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in ch 1 sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * to end of row, turn

Rows 6-9: ch 1, hdc in each st, turn (67)

Repeat rows 2-9 one time

Repeat rows 2-6 one time

Do not fasten off – continue to complete the ribbing.

crochet rectangle for the crochet slouchy hat pattern in process


Ch 10

Row 1: ch 1, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch. Join with slst to the 1st hdc of the main body of the hat. Slst to the next hdc (functions as a ch 1) Turn

Row 2:  sc in the BL of each sc. Turn. 

Row 3: ch 1, sc in BL each of sc. Join with slst to main body. Slst up to the next hdc in the main body (functions as a ch 1). Turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 working in the back loops across the width of the hat. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

crochet hook adding a brim to crochet slouchy beanie

Fold the rectangle in half and sew the seam together to form a tube.  To close the top, weave yarn through the hdcs at the top of the hat. Pull gently as you weave through the hdcs to cinch to top of the hat closed.

completed crochet rectangle before sewing the crochet slouchy beanie

Weave in ends.

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