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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Rasta Slouchy Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern

Happy Sunday everybody! I hope you are having a great weekend. I have a great slouch hat pattern to share with you today, and I'm so excited about it! This hat is so me. The colors, the stitch, the way it fits, I just love it. I love it so much I wrote down the pattern to share with you!

This awesome yarn had previously been used for something else, but I ended up not liking it and putting it down for another day. Two years later... it finally caught my eye on my 'wall of yarn' and I decided to make something fun and funky!





I just can't help but smile when I wear this hat. It's soft, comfortable, and colorful! What more could this hippy chick ask for?


Rasta Slouchy Beanie

By The Hippy Hooker




Materials
H Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Bernat Mosaic Yarn in Optimistic)


Abbreviations
MC - Magic Circle
CH - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
sl st - Slip Stitch
sk st - Skip Stitch


Notes: This hat is sized for teens/small adults. For a larger hat use a bigger hook. If you want more slouch, simply work a few more of rounds 13 and 14. If you have any problems or questions, leave a comment and I will get back to you!



Pattern
Round 1: mc, ch 1, 6 sc in mc. sl st to first sc to join.
Round 2: ch 1, *2 sc in same st*, repeat ** around, sl st to first sc to join.
Round 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat around.
Round 4: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat around.
Round 5: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat around. 
Round 6: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat around.
Round 7: ch 1, 1 sc in same st and each st around.
Round 8: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat around.
Round 9: ch 1, 1 sc in same st and each st around.
Round 10: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat around.
Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc in same st and each st around.
Round 12: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, *1 sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat around.
Round 13: ch 2, 1 dc and 1 sc in same st, *sk st, 1 dc and 1 sc in next st* Repeat around. Sl st to first dc to join.
Round 14: ch 1, 1 sc and 1 dc in next st.  *sk st, sc and dc in next st* Repeat around. sl st to first sc to join.
Round 15-33: Alternate rows 13 and 14 until your hat is about ____ long.
Round 34: Ch 1, sc same st and each st around. 
Round 35-40: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around. 
Fasten off and weave in your ends.



I just love the texture of the sc/dc combo and switching it up every row creates this back and forth look that really catches your eye. You could make a solid colored one and it would still stand out from your average crochet hat because of the textured stitch!



If you have any questions or comments leave them below! I love hearing from you (:

Happy Hookin'!

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10 comments:

  1. Love it! The colors and yarn are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Do you have any copyright on this pattern? Would I be able to sell the finished product? I'm starting my own little crochet business and am trying to find patterns I can use. I can give you credit for the pattern.

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  3. Do you have any copyright on this pattern? Would I be able to sell the finished product? I'm starting my own little crochet business and am trying to find patterns I can use. I can give you credit for the pattern.

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  4. I don't know what I did but I ended up with band that came to a point. So my increase went way crazy. I feel it might be helpful to know how many stitches should be present at the end of each row. I will end up with an interesting hat. Your pattern is helpful in getting the hat started. The sky is the limit after that! Thanks!

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    1. Yeah. She doesn't know how to write a pattern. It's all kinds of messed up.

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  5. I'm a consumate knitter trying to learn to crochet. :DI love this hat - saw it being worn on a young woman yesterday and fell in love with it - decided I have to make it. I can crochet basic stitches but that's it. In order to begin this pattern I need to know what a 'Magic Circle' is and how to make this stitch. Thank you :D I don't see answers to any of the previous questions! ????

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    1. Hi Linda, not sure of the other questions, but there are videos on YouTube that explain the magic circle, if you haven't found an answer by now.. . Hope that helps!

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  6. Hey I just want to say I really love your hat and thanks for the free pattern! I'm gonna give it a try tomorrow. Just a quick tip, it's always good to add how many total stitches for each round, that way there's no confusion as to stitch count.

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    1. Also, if you'd like the hat to be a bigger size, using a bigger hook isn't the only option - all a bigger hook does is make the stitches looser. So if the hat needs to be a larger size, then you just need to add a few more expansion rows. I added a few more and it came out PERFECT size. I just want to say again how much I LOVE this pattern, thank you so much for giving it to us. It's a great pattern, very well written, I wasn't confused even once. No mistakes, it's perfect!!! Thank you again. If you'd like to contact me my email is dragonandmonkey2012@gmail.com. I'd really love to hear from you!! Thanks again

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  7. I like this hat, pattern seems easy, I was wondering if there's a slip stitch to join after eah row? It would be very helpful if u did put number of stiches in each row!

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