The Crochet Illusions Slouch Hat uses two shade of worsted weight yarn and a unique ripple crochet stitch to make a cute hat for adults. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Try a New Ripple Stitch to Crochet the Illusions Slouch Hat
One of my most favorite things to do when designing is to figure out how to make stitches and colors work together. I love it even more when the process is simple with beautiful results! This Illusions stitch pattern was first used for my Illusions Tote when I designed the pattern two years ago! I loved it then, and always wanted to make some wearables with the same stitch. This is the result!
A Scrap Buster Crochet Project
You are going to love this pattern because it is a relatively simple two row repeat, AND it is a great scrap buster. You can most definitely play with your color choices, and this customizable hat would be a great addition to your holiday gifting “to-make” list.
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Illusions Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern
- Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice (‘Aquamarine’ and ‘Linen’ pictured) or 170 yards of a comparable worsted weight yarn
- I/5.5mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
- Pom pom maker (optional)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- sl st: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- BLO: back loop only
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
- DC: double crochet
- Tr: treble crochet
- Tr spike: treble spike - Yarn over twice, insert hook into next st 2 rows below, complete the Tr stitch as usual
Helpful Video Tutorials
How to Crochet SC Ribbing - the Right Handed video loads with the page
9 sts x 9 rows = 2” square in BLO SC
- Width: 9"
- Length: 10.25"
- ch stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as a stitch
- in the sample Color A is Aquamarine and Color B is Linen
Note: You will be working in rows first to make the ribbed edge of the hat.
Start with Color A
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (12). Turn.
Row 2-56: ch 1, SC in the BLO across (12). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 56 are on top of on another. Working through the back loop of Row 56 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across. Do not cut your yarn. Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (56). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.
Round 2: ch 1, *SC in 3, HDC in 2, DC in 2, Tr in 3, DC in 2, HDC in 2, repeat from *around (56) Attach to first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 3: (Color B) ch 3, *Tr in 3, DC in 2, HDC in 2, SC in 3, HDC in 2, DC in 2, repeat from * around (56) Attach to first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 4: (Color A) ch 1, *SC in 3, HDC in 2, DC in 2, Tr spike in 3, DC in 2, HDC in 2, repeat from *around (56) Attach to first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 5: (Color B) ch 3, *Tr spike in 3, DC in 2, HDC in 2, SC in 3, HDC in 2, DC in 2, repeat from * around (56) Attach to first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 6-13: repeat Round 4 (on even rounds) and Round 5 (on odd rounds)
Round 14: (Color A) ch 1, *HDC2Tog, HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around (42) Attach to first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 15: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (21) Attach to first st of the round with a sl st.
Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 15. Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed. Make and attach a pom pom if desired. Weave in all ends.
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