This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to make a crocheted slouch hat using the Raspberry Stitch. Please make note of the Annotations for the updated information about the pattern.
You can find more things like this under the category Slouch Hats
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For this Raspberry Stitch Slouch Hat project you will need:
HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US and a 6 mm / J Hook see note below
YARN: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
100 grams / 3.5. oz
240 meters / 262 yards
And a marker of some kind.
NOTE: This hat seems to tighten up more than the other stitches.so I recommend to go up one hook size and see if its better. 10 / J hook when starting your Raspberry stitches.
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sk 2 sts = skip 2 stitches
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
RIGHT HANDED VERSION
LEFT HANDED VERSION
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To start: Use your 5 mm / H hook
ch 70 and sl st into beginning ch to form a ring.
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
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 tigher 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 – Switch to your 6 mm / J hook
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, ch 1 and TURN YOUR WORK
Round 8 – starting your raspberry stitch
NOTE: This hat seems to tighten up more than the other stitches. If you find yours is getting to tight, go up one hook size and see if its better. 6 / G hook
Raspberry stitch is made on the reverse side of our crochet, so this is why we turn our work with the wrong side facing your now.
In beginning stitch where you chained 1, you want to sc, dc, sc all into same stitch. Sk 2 sts, and repeat (sc, dc, sc, sk 2 sts) until you get to beginning of the round.
To connect the round, you work a sc into the first sc of the round. Like shown below in the left picture.
Then work a dc, sc into same space as shown in picture to right above. Place marker here. Sk 2 sts, *then in next st work sc, dc, sc all into the same st. Sk 2 sts. Repeat from *
Repeat round 7 until your hat reaches at least 25 cms or 10 inches.
Once it does, sl st into beginning st and ch 1 and turn with right side facing you again.
TIME TO REDUCE
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 decrease
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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By: Meladora's Creations
Posted: February 12th, 2014