This Birds of a Feather stitch looks the best in two colors. One has to be solid but the other can be variegated yarn. It has the option for great color combinations!


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


Other patterns that use this stitch are:

Birds of a Feather Finger-less Gloves

Birds of a Feather Scarf

Birds of a Feather Beanie


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Birds of a Feather Slouch hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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Birds of a Feather Crochet Slouch hat - Free Crochet Pattern and tutorial

For this project you will need:

HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN: two colors skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

100 grams / 3.5. oz

240 meters / 262 yards

Tapestry Needle




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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

dec = decrease

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

sc = Single Crochet

dc = Double Crochet

Sc dec = single crochet decrease


Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.



IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no need to cut your yarn as you change colors ever round. Just drop one color and replace it with the other color. Do not carry the yarn with you, just let it hang there waiting for you when you reach the beginning of your round again.


MC = Main Color
SeC = Secondary Color







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Birds of a Feather Crochet Slouch hat - Free Crochet Pattern and tutorial

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To Start:

(Choose to start with your MC or SeC color for rim of hat.)
ch 70 and sl st into beginning ch to form a ring.



Round 1 – of rim
sc in next stitch from where you sl stitched, and in all stitches around (69 sts )



Rounds 2 & 3 – of rim
(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 – of rimsc 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 – of rim
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 1

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

NOTE: If you did the rim with your SeC color, then switch to MC for this round. If you’ve been using your MC this whole time, then keep using it here.


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



Round 2 – With SeC
ch 1 and dc into same stitch. Ch 2 and sk 2 sts, *dc into next stitch, ch 2 and sk 2 sts * Repeat. sl st into beginning st.



Two tone Gloves 1



Round 3 – With MC
sc into beginning st you just sl stitched into. *Then CS by skipping a st and dcing into the next stitch. Then dc into the st you just skipped to complete the CS. Sc into next stitch* Repeat. sl st into beginning st. With rounds 2 and 3 now completed you now have your first set done.


Two tone Gloves 2 Two tone Gloves 3



You will continue to repeat rows 2 and 3 of this pattern until your hat reaches 25 cms (10 inches)

This is what they call the tunnel part of the hat. You can make it as long or as short as you like.

When you reach your desired length then….






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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