This Free Crochet pattern and video tutorial teaches you how to make a crocheted slouch hat using a version of the 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 Slouch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

 

Cluster Stitch Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

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For this project you will need:

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

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

Tapestry Needle 

 

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

dec = decrease

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

sc = Single Crochet

dc = Double Crochet

dc dec = Double crochet decrease
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.

 

 

 

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MAKING THE RIM

 

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)

 

 

Cluster Stitch Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

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

Cluster Stitch Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

Repeat again in next st ( 7 loops on hook)

Cluster Stitch Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

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.

 

 

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 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.

 

Cluster Stitch Slouch Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

 

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