Self Striping Slouchy Hat



I LOVE slouchy hats! I just love the way they droop in the back. I love the airy feeling they offer. And they are so aesthetically pleasing!

SO, I took the time and wrote up my own hat pattern, which for the most part is pretty generic as far as hats go. You can really only do so many different things with hats when increasing and such. But who is going to complain about another free hat pattern out there?

This hat is called “self striping” because of the yarn that I used. Obviously, you can use any yarn that you wish, but using certain variegated yarns will give a striping effect. I believe any color-way from the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable line would do this.


The Materials:

Yarn-I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Dragonfly and Tidal.

Hook-5.5mm for body of hat, 5mm for band.

Stitch Marker; if needed


Darning Needle


The Stitches:

Sl st – Slip stitch

Sc – Single crochet

Hsc – Half single crochet

Hdc – Half double crochet

Fphdc – Front post half double crochet

Bphdc – Back post half double crochet


The Notes:

This hat is worked in one continuous round. You will not join at the end of each round, you will continue going until you reach the band. Once you reach the band, you will start joining. Use a stitch marker to help keep track if you need.

The number in the parenthesis is the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round.

If you need the hat to be larger or smaller, either add more increase round, or take some away. This pattern is for an adult size hat.


The Pattern:

Magic Ring

Round 1: Ch 1, Hdc 12 into MR. Do not join. (12)

Round 2: 2hdc in each stitch around. (24)

Round 3: *2hdc in next stiitch, hdc in next* Repeat around. (36)

Round 4: *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st* Repeat around. (48)

Round 5: *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st* Repeat around. (60)

Round 6: *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st* Repeat around. (72)

Round 7: *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st* Repeat around. (84)

Hat should measure between about 6.5″ and 7″ when finished increasing.

Round 8-17: Hdc in each stitch around until last 8 st. Sl st in last 8 st. (84)

Switch to the 5mm hook for band.

Round 18: Ch 1. In next st, *sc decrease, sc in next 4 st * Repeat around. Sl st into first sc.

Round 19: Ch 1 *Fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st* Repeat around. Sl st to first fphdc. (84)

Round 20-24: Repeat round 19. This makes 6 rounds total of the band. If you would like the band to be longer, simply add more rounds. Fasten off and weave in all ends.



As you can see, the hat is very versatile and you can easily change the size and look of the hat with more or less rounds in both the body and brim!


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