This simple slouch crochet hat pattern is great for a beginning crocheter. It works up quickly, looks great, and makes a great gift. This post was originally shared by me on the Darice blog. This post also contains affiliate links for your convenience. See my full disclosure policy here.
A couple years ago I had the opportunity to teach a couple of ten and eleven year old girls how to crochet. We practiced the basic stitches, and then I helped them learn how to read patterns. We started with my Simple Pencil Pouch Pattern and then I came up with the pattern for this little hat to teach them how to crochet in the round.
So this pattern is super duper simple – simple enough that I could offer it up as a second pattern to brand new crocheters. But the final back loop rows and simple ribbon tag make it still look special!
To make your own hat you will need:
- 1 ball of worsted weight yarn – I used Darice Silky Soft, which is similar to Caron Simply Soft
- J (6.00 mm) crochet hook
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- sewing machine or needle and thread
Simple Slouch Crochet Hat Pattern
My Simple Slouch Crochet Hat pattern is free for personal use. You may sell items that you make from the pattern as long as you include a link back to the pattern when possible. Please do not sell or redistribute the pattern in anyway. If you want to share the pattern with a friend, please just send them a link. Thank you for your support!
VIDEO UPDATE! I have had so many people requesting a video for this pattern, and because I love you all, I made one! 😉 You can find it at the end of this post. I am planning on doing many more crochet videos in the future, so please subscribe to my youtube channel HERE.
This pattern uses American crochet terms.
Rnd 1: Starting with a magic loop (If you don’t know how to do a magic loop, check out this video here. It gives you a tighter hole in your finished piece, which is great, If you don’t want to try the magic loop, just ch4, sl st to form a loop and work the remaining stitches in that loop.), ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc in magic loop, sl st to join, pull to tighten (12 dc).
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join (24 dc).
Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in next st, * dc, 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join (36 dc).
Rnd 4: ch 3, dc, 2 dc, * dc, dc, 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join (48 dc).
Rnd 5: ch 3, dc, dc, 2 dc, * dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to join (60 dc).
Rnds 6-16: ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st to join (60 dc).
To make your own ribbon tag, cut a piece of ribbon 4-5 inches long. You could attach the ribbon plain or add a design to the ribbon. If you have a sewing machine, this is a great time to play around with some of the special stitches. I added two triangles to my ribbon.
After you have sewn a design onto your ribbon, all you need to do is attach the ribbon tag to the hat. Simply fold the ribbon over the brim of the hat and sew it on. I found it was easier to attach the tag using a needle and thread instead of my sewing machine.
This hat is simple enough that you have plenty of time to whip up a whole bunch for holiday gifting. Switch up the embroidery and colors for lots of different looks!
If you make your Simple Slouch Crochet Hat, I would love to see it!
And for all you that prefer videos, here you go! 🙂
Here are a few more free crochet patterns you might want to check out: