I found myself yarn shopping a few months ago. My color choices can sometimes be a bit drab. What can I say? Gray will always have my heart. But something made me decide to order a very bright, very hot pink yarn. I bought it in a few weights and fibers (you can see it in this Chunky V-Stitch Cowl), and I have decided it’s going to be my winter color theme! It’s such a bright, gorgeous pop to the drab winter months of the year. And I love the contrast between my lovely and humble gray, and the hot, bright pink. Isn’t this hat gorgeous? I call it the Autumn Frost Slouchy Hat.
(Heaven help me, coming up with names is not someting I excel at.)
AUTUMN FROST SLOUCHY HAT
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Medium Weight Yarn (Mighty Stitch in Silver and Pucker)
Abbreviations: American Terms (Click for video)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Sk – Skip
BLO – Back Loops Only
Gauge: 7 sts = 2″
1. Hdc in 2nd ch from st. Hdc 5. Turn. (6 sts)
2. – 41. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 4 in BLO. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn.(6 sts)
Don’t break yarn.
Take your ribbed strip and fold in half. Using the loop where you left off, sl st down the short side, making a band. Turn band right-side out, so the seam is on the inside, and the last loop from your sl st row is on the top.
1. Ch 1. Sc around the band, achieving 72 total stitches. Join with a sl st with the first st.
2. Ch 1. Dc, sc in same st. *Sk 1 st. Dc, sc in next st.* repeat all around the hat. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc, dc in same st. *Sk 1 st. Sc, dc in next st.* repeat all around the hat. Join with a sl st. (72 sts)
4. – 25. Alternate rows 2 and 3 respectively until your reach 25 total rows.
Break yarn, tie off.
Turn the hat inside-out. Using your darning needle and a length of yarn, sew a loose running stitch around the top rounds.
Cinch it tight, closing the top of the hat. Tie the two ends together in a strong knot. Clip ends.
Turn hat right side out. Make and attach a pom-pom using THIS tutorial.
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Thank you for sharing your pattern. I used a variety of fall colors and scrap yarns to create my hat. I will make a matching scarf and share a photo on Ravery. Be well and stay safe.
yay! You are welcome! You as well
Hello I’m stuck on
1. Ch 1. Sc around the band, achieving 72 total stitches.
I don’t know how to get 72. I try a lot of ways! :( :(
Do you have too many stitches, or not enough?
This pattern also makes a lovely convertible hat/cowl. I used a darker, ‘stonewashed’ grey and neon purple for the pom poms at the ends of the tie. I made it for my sister in law but I think I am going to have to make one for myself too!
Sound fabulous!!! If you use Instagram I would love to see –> @whistleandivy
Hi Bethany, Thank you for the pattern! I used Caron Cake and when I followed the stitch count as written, the band was 16.5’. I added six stitches to the pattern and hooked 47 stitches to get a 19.5’ . I wanted to share my notes in case anyone finds the band too small for an adult head.
Thanks! Did you meet the gauge?
I’m a bit off your guage. 6 stitches (3 of the dc/sc clusters)=2 inches.
Oh, my goodness… LOVE this slouchy hat look :) Super adorable! Thank so much for sharing… I really need to familiarize myself with a sewing machine or knitting needles… my favorite time of year is coming :)
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Thanks so much!!!! Me too :) Love winter and fall!
I LOVE winter. I can breathe easier and just like the coolness in the air and being able to bundle up. And love gray too. Especially when it has a pop of color like this pink pompom. Thank you for sharing. :)
Thank you so much!! <3 <3
I love the bright pom pom with the grey hat, such a lovely contrast. Thanks for the pattern. pinning for now but I’m sure I’ll be giving this a try sometime.
Where are the instructions for the ribbed strip?
Right under the gauge.
Got it; I hadn’t read correctly. I only saw row 2 instead of 2-41. Thank you!
Slip stitching to join at the end of each row? Turning, or no? Don’t have a hook or yarn in my hand yet, so I’m just reading and comprehending right now. Can’t wait to try it — looks so cute. Thanks for the pattern!
Oh dear. Yes! You join with a sl st, thanks for letting me know there was an error!
how much yarn for the slouchy hat?
Less than 1 200 yd skein.