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Butterfly Stitch Crochet Slouch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

The Butterfly Stitch Crochet Slouch Hat is textured but not to tight of a stitch, it’s perfect to making crochet slouch hats! I discovered this stitch by playing around with yarn and since have gone to make many patterns using this stitch. I hope you will give it a try!


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

Other Patterns that use this stitch

Butterfly Stitch for beginners

Butterfly Stitch Scarf

Butterfly Stitch Beanie

Butterfly Stitch Flower Spiral

Flower Granny Pattern

Butterfly Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Infinity Scarf Butterfly Stitch


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Butterfly Stitch Slouch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this Butterfly Stitch Slouch Hat project you will need:

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

YARN: worsted weight 4 ply US / 10 ply AU yarn.

  • A tapestry hook
  • Tape Measure
  • a marker of some kind because this is worked in a continuous round. (Pattern updated July 29th 2013)

NOTE: If the hat is coming out to small, then go up one hook size and if it’s to big, go down one hook size. Make sure to crochet the beginning chain loosely. Or just don’t reduce and keep 70 chains.


Another yarn brand with color options



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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Sc dec = single crochet decrease

st = Stitch


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



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This stitch is done in multiples of 2


To start: Chain loosely
ch 70 and sl st into beginning ch to form a ring. If you want to adjust the size, remember the multiples of the stitch are 2 so keep your finished size an even number.


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, ch 1


If your having trouble with this stitch, I have made a video with slow motion to teach you


If you are having trouble with the rim, maybe this beginner video can help you


Round 8
To do the first butterfly stitch you

*put your hook into the 1st stitch and pull up a loop,

ch 1 using the loop you just pulled up,

now you should have 2 loops on your hook,

go into next stitch and pull up another loop,

now double crochet as normal by pulling through 2 loops at a time.

Ch 1 to complete the stitch.* Move to the next stitch and repeat.

Don’t forget to chain one after every stitch or you will be decreasing.

repeat for the rest of the round.

5 stitch pics -2

Round 9

This round you will be doing the butterfly stitch as before, except you will be working in the wings of the butterfly as shown below

BFS worked in wings pic -2

Again using 2 stitches
pull up a loop in next stitch

Ch 1 using the first stitch only, leaving 2 loops still on your hook.

Now pull up a loop using the next stitch, leaving 3 loops on your hook.

Then complete the stitch by double crocheting. (pull through 2 loops, then pull through the other two loops) then ch 1.

Below shows you how to end all the rounds from here on out. You will be ending every round with a single butterfly stitch, the last stitch of the round, and complete the stitch using the first stitch of the round. As shown below.

Butterfly Ending the round

Place a marker here to mark the beginning of each round and work round after round the same way in one continuous spiral round. Using the two wings of the butterfly to complete the stitch.


Repeat round 9

Continue 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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