This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to make a crocheted slouch hat using the Cluster stitch. Meladora’s Cluster stitch.


Find more crochet stitches here on the category Crochet Stitches. 

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


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

Cluster Granny Square

Cluster Stitch Beanie

Cluster Stitch Scarf

Cluster Stitch with slow motion (for Beginners)


Cluster Stitch Slouch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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Cluster Stitch Slouch hat 1 600 WM



For this Cluster Stitch Slouch Hat project you will need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US
YARN: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

100 grams / 3.5. oz

240 meters / 262 yards

a marker of some kind


Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
YO = yarn over
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sk a st = skip a stitch







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To start:
ch 70 and sl st into beginning ch to form a ring.


Round 1

sc in next stitch from where you sl stitched, and in all stitches around (69 sts )


Rounds 2 & 3
(place marker at beginning stitch) sc in the next 7 sts, then sc decrease. repeat for the next two rounds, you should stop decreasing when you have 56 sts.


Rounds 4 & 5
sc in all sts (56 sts)
when you get to the end of round 5, then sl st into beginning st and ch 1


Round 6
crab stitch / reverse single crochet in the next 5 sts, then skip a stitch and crab stitch into the next.

Skipping a stitch after ever 5th crab stitch will help keep rim tighter and prevent the stretched look.

After the last st of the round, Sl st into beginning st and ch 1, cut yarn, leaving a tail long enough to be worked in with a tapestry needle.


Round 7 – Now working on the other side of the rim, where we first did our ch.

sc your color on, doesn’t matter where on the round, just make sure you are going through the top loops only, and sc in all sts around. When you get to the end of the row.


Round 8

ch 1 and pull up a loop, working into same stitch as ch 1, start to do a dc, but don’t finish the st, leaving the last loop on the hook. Repeat again into same stitch as shown below ( 3 loops on hook)


Repeat again in the next st ( 5 loops on hook)

Repeat again in next st ( 7 loops on hook)

The YO and pull through all 7 loops
Ruffle Skirt SC here and here -1



Then ch 2. Repeat this until end of round. Do not ch 1 on the last cluster of the round, just sl st into beginning stitch.




Round 1 of reducing

Sc into first stitch, then sc dec, then repeat, sc 1, sc dec, when you get to the end of the row, place a marker here.


Rounds 2 and 3 of reducing
sc into all sts around.


Round 4 of reducing
sc 1, sc december


Rounds 5 and 6 of reducing
sc into all sts around.


After round 6, cut your tail leaving a long tail. Thread your tapestry needle. Weave through the stitches like a draw string, go through all sts and turn your hat inside out. Pull string to tighten hole and sew in knots, even tie a few knots if you like. Hide tail.


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