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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!

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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.

Check out this fun and unique crochet slouchy hat. There is a free pattern so you can make your own! Since the hat is first made by crocheting a rectangle, there is no working in the round. This is a perfect free crochet pattern for a hat making beginner. #crochet #crochethat #crocheting #crochetfreepattern

 

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!)

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The Coco Series

The idea for this hat came from working on the Coco series:

Check out the Coco Crochet Cowl
See the pattern for the Coco Crochet Infinity Scarf
Make the Coco Crochet Toddler Headband

The open v-stitches with half double crochets make such a fun stitch combo.

Check out this fun and unique crochet slouchy hat. There is a free pattern so you can make your own! Since the hat is first made by crocheting a rectangle, there is no working in the round. This is a perfect free crochet pattern for a hat making beginner. #crochet #crochethat #crocheting #crochetfreepattern

I *think* there will be one more pattern in the Coco Series after this hat. It is so enjoyable to use the same stitch combo to create a number of different patterns.

Making your own stuff is AMAZING!

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

Check out this fun and unique crochet slouchy hat. There is a free pattern so you can make your own! Since the hat is first made by crocheting a rectangle, there is no working in the round. This is a perfect free crochet pattern for a hat making beginner. #crochet #crochethat #crocheting #crochetfreepattern

Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat

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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

Abbreviations:
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

Gauge: 

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

Finished Size: 

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

Note:

The hat is first worked as a rectangle. Once the rectangle is complete, it is folded in half and sewn together.Check out this fun and unique crochet slouchy hat. There is a free pattern so you can make your own! Since the hat is first made by crocheting a rectangle, there is no working in the round. This is a perfect free crochet pattern for a hat making beginner. #crochet #crochethat #crocheting #crochetfreepattern

Instructions:

Row 1: FDHC 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 bind off

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Ribbing:

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

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Fold the rectangle in half and sew the seam together to form a tube.  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.

Check out this fun and unique crochet slouchy hat. There is a free pattern so you can make your own! Since the hat is first made by crocheting a rectangle, there is no working in the round. This is a perfect free crochet pattern for a hat making beginner. #crochet #crochethat #crocheting #crochetfreepattern

Bind off and weave in any ends.

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22 Comments on Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat

  1. 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.

    • 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!

  2. 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?

      • 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!

          • 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!

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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!

          • 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!

  3. 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!

    • 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.

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