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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  1. Very cute hat. I think I will start it right now. Thank you ❤️

  2. Thank you. I purchased 3 skeins of yarn to make hats for my daughter, mother and myself. I started over with my skein and it works but not with the one my daughter picked for herself after 3 tries. I told her despite choosing the right weight i don’t think it’s going to work with this pattern. I’m willing to try again and make sure I didn’t miss any stitches and see what happens.

  3. I would say in like not enough stitches

    1. Ok that helps. So after you ch 3 are you double crocheting in the very first ch-1 sp? It is right at the base of the ch 3. If you skip that first one, it will definitely pull your stitches in. If that’s not it, let me know and we’ll keep brainstorming!

  4. I’m confused because as I’m crocheting row 3 my rectangle is beginning to curve. I keep rereading the instructions to double crochet, chain 1, double crochet into each single crochet space but obviously I’m misunderstanding that. Can you help?

    1. Hi Eve, is in curving in like you don’t have enough stitches or out like there are too many stitches?

  5. Yes, that helps alot – that’s kind of what I thought to do, too. Thanks again, Jess!

      1. Hi again, Jess – I am about 11 rows into the ribbing. Right now, the ribbing slants to the left. I’m wondering if I am connecting it correctly. I can manipulate it now, but wondering if by the time I get to the end, if it’ll be wonky. Does this sound right? thank you!

          1. Hi Jess – thank you for replying. I think I know what I did wrong The instruction that threw me was ‘slip stitch UP TO the next hdc’. I completely read that wrong and was slip stitching IN the next hdc. No matter how long you’ve been crocheting, there’s always something to learn :)Thanks again – hopefully that was my last question. Have a good day!

  6. I really like this pattern! How long would the foundation chain be for a 4-5 yearold? Thank you!

    1. Hi Elise, I’d make the foundation row about 16″ – just keep it as a multiple of 3 + 1. If you do a chain then you’ll want to do a multiple of 3 and hdc in the second chain from the hook.

      1. Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly! That helps a great deal. This pattern works up so quickly and looks complicated but it is so easy. I love the different textures. I think I’ll be making several :). Thank you for sharing this pattern.

        1. Hey again Jess – re: the child’s hat – I’m thinking I should also make less rows, as well? I still want it to be slouchy but that same amount of rows as an adult’s would be really long, correct? Thank you!

          1. Yes! I am sorry I didn’t think of that. I think it would look best to do one less row in each section of the v-stitch or a couple of rows of the v-stitch part that is covered by the band. Hope that helps!

  7. Kate Walsh says:

    Hope you see this post! I have to tell you I have become jaded where crochet hats are concerned. SO many hat patterns this season, I’m just tired of seeing them. UNTIL I opened this pattern by accident! I love this hat!!!!! The uniqueness and versatility is something I haven’t seen yet. Thank you Sooo much for not going along with the crowd of other crochet hat designers!

    1. Well, Kate, you made my day! Thank you so much for the kind words.

  8. Anna white says:

    To start do you Chain 67 and then do row 1

    1. Hi Anna, the pattern starts with a foundation half double crochet row instead of a chain but if you’d like to do a chain, you’d chain 68 and then hdc in the first chain from the hook and in each chain to the end of the row.

  9. Nice to know you get the fibers and fit you want too. Great hat and on a snowy day like today very appealing.

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