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Chevron Lace Slouchy Hat

After the chevron lace infinity scarf and fingerless mitts, I felt like there should be a hat. Unfortunately, Tamara Kelly (Who designed the scarf and gloves) hasn’t designed one, so I decided to design one myself. This is my first written pattern, so there may be a few hiccups, but it describes what I did to end up with a pretty cute hat reasonably accurately.

The hat is worked more or less from the middle: You start by completing the chevron section, then even out and decrease to close the top of the hat. After, you attach yarn to one of the bottom points of the chevron and even out the bottom of the hat, followed by a row of post stitches for some ribbing, though you could easily leave those off.

Size: Fits Teen/adult, Head circumference from roughly 19″-22″

Materials:

  • 200 yds worsted weight yarn (I used Bernat Satin)
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook

Special Stitches:

wide dc2tog – yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops (2 loops remain on hook), skip the next 3 sts, yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops (3 loops remain on hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops to finish stitch

wide dc3tog –  yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops (2 loops remain on hook), skip the next st, yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops (3 loops remain on hook), skip the next st, yo, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops (4 loops remain on hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops to finish stitch.

fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet (yo, insert hook from front to back around the stitch below and pull up loop, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through remaining two loops)

bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet (yo, insert hook from back to front around the stitch below and pull up loop, yo, pull through two loops, yo, pull through remaining two loops)

Directions

Round 1: Fsc 80, join with sl st. (80 sts)

If you prefer to look at charts, you can refer to the chart provided in the pattern for Chevron Lace fingerless mitts on Moogly for the pattern repeat for rounds 2-9.

Round 2: ch 4, dc in same st, *(ch 1, skip 1, dc in next st)x3, ch1, skip1, wide dc2tog (ch 1, skip 1, dc in next st)x3, ch1, skip 1, **(dc, ch  1, dc, ch1, dc) in next st***, repeat * to *** 3 times, * to ** once, dc in first st of previous round, ch1, sl st to 3rd ch of chain 4

Round 3: (work in each dc and ch sp unless otherwise specified) ch 4, dc in same st, *dc in each of next 7 sts, wide dc2tog, dc in each of next 7 sts** (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next st***, repeat * to *** 3 times, then * to ** once, dc in first st of previous round, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of chain 4.

Round 4-9: repeat rounds 2 and 3 (For a slouchier hat, do more repeats of rounds 2 and 3 here.

Round 10: ch 1, sc 2 in same st, now, work in each st and ch sp around. *sc 2, hdc 3, dc 2, wide dc3tog, dc 2, hdc 3, sc 2** sc 3 in next st*** repeat * to *** 3 times, then * to ** once, sc in first st of previous round, sl st to first st of round.

Round 11: ch1, sc in same st, sc 2 *hdc 3, dc 3, tr, dc 3, hdc 3, ** sc 5, ***, repeat * to *** 3 times, then * to ** once, sc 2, sl st to 1st st of round. (72 sts)

Round 12: ch 2, make first stitch into same space (dc 4, dc2tog) around, sl st into first dc (NOT chain 2) (60 sts)

Round 13: ch2, make first stitch into same space. (dc 8, dc2tog) around, sl st into first dc. (54 sts)

Round 14: ch2, (dc 7, dc2tog) around, sl st to join (48 sts)

Round 15: ch2, (dc 6, dc2tog) around, sl st to join (42 sts)

Round 16: ch2, (dc 5, dc2tog) around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Round 17: ch2, (dc 1, dc2tog) around, sl st to join (24 sts)

Round 18: ch2, (dc2tog) around, sl st to join (12 sts)

Round 19: ch2, (dc2tog) around, sl st to join (6 sts)

Bind off and weave ends through the last round of stitches. Pull tight to ensure the top of the hat is closed and finish weaving in ends.

Attach yarn to one of the points at the bottom of the hat.

Round 1: As Round 10, working in each of the foundation stitches.

Round 2: As Round 11.

Round 3: ch2, dc in each stitch around, sl st to join (72 sts)

Round 4: ch2, (fpdc, bpdc) around, sl st to join.

Repeat Round 4 if desired for wider ribbing.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Hopefully this is clear and there aren’t a ton of mistakes. Have fun with it. Use self striping yarn, or just alternate colours every few rows. I’d love to see what you make.