The Snow Drops Slouch Hat is a free crochet pattern that uses the star stitch to create a beanie with stunning texture. Crochet this hat with Caron Cakes yarn or your favorite worsted weight yarn. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet a Beanie as Part of a Matching Set
The Snow Drops Slouch Hat was designed to match one of my first and definitely my most popular mod scarf pattern, the Snow Drops Mod Scarf. This hat will take less than one cake of Caron Cakes yarn, but you can also easily substitute your favorite worsted weight yarn for this pattern! Save your leftovers though...you can also make these matching Snow Drops Mittens with what you have left.
You can adorn your hat with a pom pom as I have pictured, or if you are going for an even trendier look - a faux fur pom pom would look amazing on this one!
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Snow Drops Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern
- Caron Cakes yarn (‘Faerie Cake’ pictured) or approx. 170 yards of a comparable worsted weight yarn
- I/5.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- (Optional) 3 ⅜” pom pom maker
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- sl st: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- YO: yarn over hook
- LOH: loops on hook
- BLO/FLO: back loop only/front loop only
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
9 sts x 7 rows = 2” square in BLO SC
Length (without pom pom) = 10"
Width (at widest point) = 9"
First star stitch of a round: (you will have already ch 2 to start your new round) Insert hook into back loop of the second ch from the hook and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into front loop of the same ch stitch and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert into the next 3 sts and pull up a loop through each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye" of the star.
Star stitch: Insert hook into the "eye" of the previous star and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into the last post of the previous star and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert your hook into the last stitch of the previous star and pull up a loop (4 LOH), insert hook into the next 2 sts and pull up a loop in each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the “eye" of the star.
Helpful Video Tutorials
How to Crochet the Star Stitch in the Round (find the left handed video here)
How to Crochet SC Ribbing - the Right Handed video loads with the page
The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch.
This pattern is written to fit an average adult. Find this free crochet pattern in sizes for baby, toddler and child here.
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (12). Turn
Row 2-61: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (12). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 61 are on top of one another. Working through the back loop of Row 61 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.
(remember the last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch)
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (61).
Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (61)
Round 3: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (30 stars + 1 HDC).
Round 4: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (61)
Round 5: ch 1, HDC around (61)
Round 6-14: repeat Rounds 3-5 three more times.
Round 15: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (30 stars + 1 HDC).
Round 16: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round. DO NOT SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (60)
Round 17: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (30)
Round 18: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (15)
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 18. 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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