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Squiggly Slouch Hat (All sizes) – Faux Stitch Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

The Squiggly Slouch Hat can be made for all sizes. This stitch goes by many names Faux Stitch. The texture is so simple to do and looks fantastic!

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

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Squiggly Slouch Hat – Free Crochet Pattern (Faux Stitch)

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For this project you will need:

Hooks: two size crochet hooks, 5mm (H) and 5.5mm (I) 

Yarn: a skein of worsted weight yarn, 4ply for the US 10 ply for AU.

  • a tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker


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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

sc2together – Sc dec = single crochet decrease

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet



  • 3 to 6 months ch 45
  • 6 to 12 months = chain 55
  • 2 to 10 years old = chain 60
  • 10 to 15 = chain 65
  • 16 to adults = chain 70
  • Adult size will fit males and females

The sizing is only a recommendation. You may want to have it fit more over the ears, if so add more rows. We all crochet differently and the yarn plays a part. So feel free to make the necessary changes to make your hat fit better.





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The number to the right in ( ) is size for adults

Rounds 1 through 5 (Round 6 For adult hats)

Chain the amount for the size you wish.
Making sure your chain is not twisted,sl stitch in the top loop only. Ch 1 then single crochet into same stitch. Place marker to mark this first st
Sc in all sts around for 5 rows using top loops only, unless you are making an adult hat then do 6 rows of sc’s
TIP For more advanced: For a tighter brim, on your third row of sc’s you may want to decrease by 5 stitches and then 4th row of sc’s do as normal, then increase back on your 5th row to bring your stitches back to what they were originally.


Round 6 (7)
sl st into next st and ch 2, this will count as your first DC, DC in all sts around. sl st into beginning st and ch 2


Round 7 (8) Change to your 5.5mm hook now
With your 5.5mm hook, FPDC using the post of the ch 2.
DC in next st, FPDC onto DC post from the previous round , DC in the next st. Repeat this for whole round.
Your sts should look like the picture below. To end round. slip your hook in between the ch 2 and the first FPDC that you did, and sl st. Pretend the ch 2 isn’t there.


Round 8 (9)

ch 2, this will count as your first DC, FPDC onto next DC post from the previous round, DC next st continue til end of round. To end round, sl st using the post of the beginning ch 2.

Repeat rounds 7 – 8 (8 – 9) until your project measures from the rim to last worked round


3 to 6 months = 13 cms 5 inches
6 to 12 months = 15 cms or 6 inches
2 to 10 years old = 19 cms or 7 ½ inches
10 to 15 = 22 cms or 9 inches

16 to adults = 25 cms or 10 inches


Once you have your desired length –
Sc all sts around


Time to Reduce!

Round 1
*sc2together, sc1 * repeat for round


Rounds 2 and 3
Sc in all sts


Round 4
*sc2together, sc1 * repeat for round


Round 5
Sc in all sts, then sl st into next st, cut your yarn leaving a long tail for sewing your hat closed.

With your tapestry needle, weave it through the stitches making a draw string, turn hat inside out and pull string to close hole, sew your hole closed, tie a couple knots, cut yarn, hide tail and enjoy!


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