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Moonlight Hat

Crochet Pattern By It's Britt's Knits, a division of Brittique

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Pattern written in U.S. terms.

 

This crochet slouch hat pattern is highly versatile. Not only can the hat be worn in a variety of ways, but the pattern is made with repeating rows that allow you to adjust the length.

  • It has an extra long slouch with stretch that can fit around dreadlocks or a ponytail

  • It's highly textured but reversible for a smoother look

  • The wide brim can be worn elongated, folded over, or twice folded over

  • Because of the versatility and flexibility of the slouch hat, it will work with any face shape and hairstyle. Just pick a yarn that works with your skin tone, and you have the perfect hat!

#MoonlightHat

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The physical finished work is yours to do with as you please, but the pattern is intellectual property that belongs to me.  Should you continue with the pattern after reading this, you are legally bound by the set forth terms of service (TOS). 

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Materials/Supplies:

Yarn: Red Heart Unforgettable waves in grapeberry

Hook: K(10 1/2) - 6.50mm I used Boye. It's totally personal preference but I like the smoothness of aluminum and the shape and depth of the hook itself.

Tapestry Needle

 

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I'm all for de-stashing, but highly recommend a similar style of yarn to achieve this texture and color. Because of the way the yarn is twisted, it allows for a subtle and smooth change is color and thickness. This yarn would awesome for freeform crochet, but I wouldn't recommend it for projects that need a sharp straight line because of the texture variation.

This yarn is a weight 4, but I would consider it "bulky" #5. I've reworked the hat with the exact same pattern, hook, and tension. I used a regular acrylic weight 4 yarn, and let's just say it's the perfect size for my 2 year old. If you use different yarn, I recommend using bulky weight or bumping up the hook size.

 

I'd love to hear any variations you've made and see how it looks. Just tag @BuyBrittique on Facebook or Instagram.

Stitches Used:

sl st- slip stitch

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

scblo- single crochet back loop only (worked the same as sc, but only in the back half of the stitch) Click here for my scblo video tutorial

dc- double crochet

bphdc- back post half double crochet (half double crochet worked only in the back half of the stitch)

fpdc- front post double crochet (dc worked only in front half of stitch)

sc2tog (aka "sc dec" or "single crochet decrease")- single crochet two stitches together. Pull yarn  through each of the next 2 stitches, then pull through all 3 on hook. (previous row had 2 stitches, new row has one)

sc3tog- single crochet 3 together. Pull yarn through 3 stitches, then pull through all 4 on hook. (turning 3 stitches into 1)

st- stitch or stitches

Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. Number of stitches worked in each row will be shown like this (23st)

Foundation row- Loosely chain 12 (stitch count determines how tall the brim will be)

1. sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and in each of the next 10 stitches across (11st)

2.-47. ch1, turn, scblo in each of the 11 stitches (11st)

Row 2 is done 46 times. When counting rows remember that you have the foundation row and a row of sc. Wrap it around your head like a headband to determine width. It should be snug on your forehead but not tight.

48. Turn your work clockwise 90 degrees (1/4 turn). ch1, sc 47x. (This is the bottom of the band- the part touching your forehead)

Tip: Be mindful of where you place stitches to avoid gaps. Fold work in half or use a stitch marker to mark your halfway point to ensure your stitches are spaced evenly.

49. Fold the band and line up the beginning chain with your working row. Slip stitch across. (11st)

Turn 90 degrees to now work on the top of the band. We will now be working in the round.

 

50. ch1, sc 47x, sl st (48st)

51. ch1, scblo 47x, sl st (48st)   Click here for scblo video tutorial

52. ch3, dc 47x, sl st (48st)

53. ch2, bphdc 47x, sl st (48st)

54. ch3, dc 47x, sl st (48st)

55.-64. Repeat rows 50-54 twice (sc, scblo, dc, bphdc, dc).

Repeating just once will give a nice slouch and allow the band to fold over but I really like the elongated top and versatility with it extra long. Feel free to adjust according to your preference.

65. ch3, fpdc 47x, sl st (48st)

66. ch2, hdc 47x, sl st (48st)

67. (sc3tof, sc)12x (24st)

68. sc in each stitch (24st)

69. (sc3tog, sc)6x (12st)

70. sc in each stitch (12st)

71. sc2tog 6x

Sew the 6 stitches together and weave in ends. Click here for video tutorial on securely weaving ends.

Please contact me if you have any questions at all or feel like something needs to be revised.

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