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Yesterday Hat

A free crochet hat pattern by

It's Britt's Knits, a division of Brittique

This crochet slouch hat pattern is fun and versatile. 

  • Because of the color and texture changes in the yarn, even if you follow this pattern exactly, your crochet slouch hat will be a unique work of wearable art

  • It's highly textured and reversible

  • The versatile crochet hat can be worn with the band down or 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 for yourself or a gift!



Pattern Written in U.S. Terms

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Yarn: Red Heart Unforgettable waves in bazaar

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

Tapestry Needle


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I'm all for de-stashing, but highly recommend this or a similar yarn to achieve this texture and color. Because of the way the yarn is twisted, it allows for a subtle and smooth change in color and thickness. This yarn would be great 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" or a 5. I've made the hat with the exact same pattern, hook, and tension, but with a regular acrylic weight 4 yarn, and it ended up being about a toddler size hat. 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 they look!

Freeform crochet hat

Stitches Used:

sl st- slip stitch

ch- chain

sk- skip

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

bpsc- back post single crochet- working from behind, single crochet around the post rather than through the loops on top.

fpsc- front post single crochet (sc worked only in front half of stitch)

scdec (aka "sc2tog" 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)

hdc- half double crochet

fphdc- front post half double crochet (half double crochet worked only in the front half of the stitch)

hdcblo- hdc in the back loop only

hdcflo- hdc in the front loop only

dc- double crochet

dc cl- double crochet cluster (begin a double crochet but only pull through the 1st 2 loops. Do this twice more inthe same stitch, and then pull through all loops on hook)

tr- triple or "treble" crochet

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 10 (stitch count determines how tall the brim will be)

1. sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and in each of the next 8 stitches across (9st)

2.-47. ch1, turn, scblo in each of the 9 stitches (9st) Click here for scblo video tutorial

Row 2 is done 46 times. When counting rows remember that you have the foundation row and a row of sc. If you're using a different yarn, or like a tighter/looser fit, 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. (47st) (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 stitch marker (or bobby pin) to mark your halfway point. This will help ensure your stitches are spaced evenly.

49. Fold the band and line up the beginning chain with your working row. Slip stitch across. (9st)

Turn 90 degrees to now work on the top of the band. No more turning after this row. We will now be working in the round.

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

51. bpsc 47x, sl st (48st)   


52. ch4, tr 47x, sl st (48st)

53. ch1, fpsc 47x, sl st (48st)

54. ch3, dc in the same stitch, sk1, (2dc, sk1)23x, sl st (48st)

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

56. ch2, (hdcblo, hdcflo)23x, sl st (47st)

57. ch3, sk1 (hdc, ch1, sk1)23x, sl st (47st)


58. ch2, fphdc in next, (hdc, fphdc)23x, sl st (48st)

59. ch1, 2sc in the same stitch as the ch, sc3tog (3sc, sc3tog)11x (48st)

60. ch3, dc 47x (48st)

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61. We're making a dc cl but using the chains for the first one- ch3, start a dc in the same stitch, but only pull through 2 loops. Start another dc in the same stitch and pull through all loops on hook. ch1, sk1 (dc cl, ch1, sk1)22x, (47st)

62. scdec 24x (24st)

63. scdec 12x (12st)

64. scdec 6x (6st)

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

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