The Britt Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern | Beginner Friendly!

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The "Britt" Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

 

A few years ago while running my salon I received a message on my business Instagram from a girl named Britt. She needed some help with business ideas to build her client following. We chatted back and forth as I was always happy to help anyone that reached out to me. I've always had the belief that its ok to share my knowledge because I would much rather help lift someone up than to push them down.

She was also a stylist and we could easily tell how similar our tastes were. We continued chatting and became friends through social media, often talking about the industry and how we can make it better. As we got to know each other more and more, we saw how much we had in common. We both loved to continue learning, we believed that being a good human was first and foremost, and we both had a rebellious spirit. We liked to forge our own paths and take the road less traveled. 

Britt is a rebel. They create their own look and don't follow the preppy trends that everyone else is wearing. They were woke before woke was a thing. They're an artist and they stick with the classics. They want to wear a slouchy hat instead of a beanie. They said no to a pom!

So let's get into the pattern...

 

Level: Beginner | Approx finish size: Band 20-22" circumference 

Gauge: 12 dc = 4", 7 rows = 4"

Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • darning needle
  • 5mm and 5.5mm hooks
  • category 4 yarn 180 yards (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease)
Abbreviations
  • MR- magic ring
  • Ch = chain
  • DC = double crochet
  • HDC-3lo= half double crochet into 3rd loop only
  • St = stitch
  • Sk = skip
  • Ch-sp – chain space
  • Beg = beginning
  • * to = repeat * to the instructions
  • [ ] work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

Notes: chain does not count as a stitch. The hat is worked from the magic ring at the top to the brim or band. I have used a 5mm and 5.5mm hook but see what works best for you and your tension.

 

Round 1:

Start with a 5.5mm hook and make a magic ring. Ch 2, then 12 dc in mr (12 dc). Pull loop tight and sl st into top of first dc.

 

Round 2:

Ch 2, (ch 2 does not count as a stitch) *2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * around. (24 dc) sl st into top of first dc.

    

 

Round 3:

Ch 2. (ch 2 does not count as a stitch) *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * around. (36 dc) sl st into top of first dc.

Round 4:

Ch 2. (ch 2 does not count as a stitch) *dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * around. (48 dc) sl st into top of first dc.

Round 5:

Ch 2. (ch 2 does not count as a stitch) *dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * around. (60 dc) sl st into top of first dc.

Round 6:

Ch 2. (ch 2 does not count as a stitch) *dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * around. (72 dc) sl st into top of first dc.

Round 7-14:

Ch 2, (ch 2 does not count as a stitch) dc in each stitch around. (72 dc) sl st into top of first dc.

 

Round 15:

Ch 1. Hdc in each stitch around. (72 hdc) sl st into top of first dc.

Round 16:

Ch 1. *hdc in next 7 stitches, hdc2tog in next stitch* repeat from * around. (64 st)

Round 17: 

Ch 1. *hdc in next 7 stitches, hdc2tog in next stitch* repeat from * around. Hdc in last st then continue to the next round (without sl st into top of first hdc of previous round) keeping track of first st with a st marker. (57 st)

Round 18-19:

*hdc into 3rd loop around (without sl st into top of first hdc of previous round) keeping track of first st with a st marker.

Round 20:

*hdc-3lp next 7 stitches, hdc2tog into 3rd loop of next stitch* repeat from * around. (without sl st into top of first hdc of previous round) keeping track of first st with a st marker. Hdc-3lp in next 3 sts. (51 sts)

Round 21:

*hdc-3lp around (without sl st into top of first hdc of previous round) keeping track of first st with a st marker.

Round 22-24:

Switch to 5mm hook. Sc around (without sl st into top of first hdc/sc of previous round) keeping track of first st with a st marker.

Finish:

Fasten off and weave in ends.

A special thanks to these amazing pattern testers!

  • Asia Wicht @asiascrochetcreations
  • Kathryn @katcrochetsthings
  • Carmen del Aguila @knit.me.that
  • Umm Usman @umme8426

 

Check out the video tutorial for more detailed instructions on this pattern...

 

 

And a big thanks to Britt Reno for the inspirations! You can find Britt on Instagram @brittrockshair 

 


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