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Chunky Slouchy Beret – Free Crochet Pattern

 

This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to create this Crochet Chunky Slouchy Beret modeled after a warm fitted hat with a circled Slouch in the back.

 

You can find more things like this under the category Slouch Hats

 

This stitch is also used in the Pattern & tutorials for:

Thick Mesh Pot Holder

Mesh Stitch Scarf

Brick Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Thick Mesh Slouch Hat

Childs Square Mesh Beanie

 

Chunky Slouchy Beret – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this Chunky Slouchy Beret project you will need:

HOOKS: a 5.5 mm hook and also a 5 mm hook if your head seems to lean to the small side, or your a teenager.
YARN: Thick worsted weight doesn’t look so good on this, you need a more calm yarn, a thinner acrylic worsted weight 4 ply US / 10 ply AU, or a 3 ply US / 8 ply AU yarn that’s not to thin. Nothing to bulky. You will need two Skeins. 

 

This pattern will be using these stitches:
Here are some helpful tutorials to help you if you need with these two stitches.

Thick Crochet Mesh Stitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvFYuKMHKa0

Crossover Double crochet stitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YVkOJb6e6s

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet

 

THE TUTORIALS:

 

RIGHT HANDED VERSION

 

LEFT HANDED VERSION

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To Start: grab your 5.5 mm hook
ch 3, sl st to form a ring

 

Round 1
ch 1 and dc 12 into ring, sl st to beginning dc

 

Rounds 2 – 5 ( 4 rounds)
ch 1 and start doing your double crochet crossover stitch in same stitch and on. sl st to beginning st

 

Round 6
ch 1 and dc in same stitch, skip two stitches and bpdc, skip two stitches and fpdc, repeat for round. sl st to beginning st

 

Rounds 7 – 9 (3 rounds)
ch 1 and repeat your double crochet crossover stitches (dccs’s) sl st to beginning st

 

Round 10
ch 1 and dc in same stitch, skip two stitches and bpdc, skip two stitches and fpdc, repeat for round. sl st to beginning st

 

Round 11
ch 1 and dc into same stitch, bpdc on next dc post, then fpdc onto next post, repeat for whole round. sl st to beginning st

 

Round 12
Now it’s time to count your stitches. Next round you will need to have a total of 40 stitches so we need to know how much to decrease this round. I counted mine and I have 169 sts. So if we did as before and skipped 2 and DC into third then I would do 169 Divided by 3 equals 56 (we divide by 3 because you are crocheting in every 3rd stitch and skipping 2) which is what I need. But if you have more than 56 then you will want to skip a few more stitches.

So say you have more like 175 then divide by 3 = 58
Then you will be crocheting in every 3rd stitch but
you would need to skip 4 sts 2 times in this round to give you the 56 you need.

If you have it in the middle say 144 sts, 144 divide by 2 = 72 so you will need to skip 3 sts 12 times to get the 56 you need.

Say you have less 120 sts
120 / 3 = 40 then only skip 2

120 / 2 = 60 which is closer to 56,
Then you will be crocheting in every 2nd stitch but
just make sure to skip 3 sts 4 times in this round to give you the 56 you need.

 

Round 13 – 40 for 27 rounds or until the back of your hat falls the way you like and doesn’t stick up
I changed to a 5mm hook here because I have a smaller head and I want it to be tight, if you tend to have a bigger head, stay with your 5.5mm hook. Either way it should be snug, because the hat will loosen some after worn a little.

You will now be working the Thick Crochet Mesh:
ch 1 and dc one row down, then working in the right stitch of the beginning DC from last row, put a DC, then continue to the left as normal, repeat for whole round. sl st to beginning st. After the first round, there will be no need to ch 1 after you sl st in the beginning stitch, just dc two rows down and continue as normal (56 sts)

 

Round 41
If you were using a 5mm hook, switch to 5.5mm hook for this round. And if you were using a 5.5mm hook to this point and your hat is loose instead of snug on you, then you many want to switch to 5.mm hook for this round

ch 1 and SC in same stitch, Working in the right stitch of the DC’s from last row, put a SC, repeat for who round. sl st to beginning st (56 sts)

 

MAKING THE RIM

if you were using 5.5mm, then go down to you 5mm hook here

Rounds 42 – 47
Keep in mind the hat should be tight and snug, it will loosen as you wear it.

If your hat is has come out way to tight, then go up one hook size if it’s to big then go down one hook size.

 

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