This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to crochet the Thick Mesh Slouch Hat. This hat is great for men!
You can find more things like this under the category Slouch Hats
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Thick Mesh Slouch Hat – FREE Crochet Pattern
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Esperanza Rivera made this hat and changed the color every 3 rows and she got the look as you see below. Pictures used with her permission Thanks Esperanza Rivera!
For this Thick Mesh Slouch Hat project you will need:
HOOK: a size 5mm /H hook a size 6mm / J hook.
A tapestry needle
YARN: 1 skein of yarn for the rim of the hat, 2 skeins for the main color of the hat. Looks best in variegated colors.
The yarn can be 4 ply US or 10 ply AU but only if it’s not a stiff yarn, this hat does not do well with stiff yarn. If you can find a thicker 3 ply US or 8 ply AU this can work too.
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sk a st = skip a stitch
FPDC = front post double crochet
BPDC = back post double crochet
* repeat what is in between
This size fits both men and women. You can adjust the size of the hat by reducing the amount of chains done at the beginning. I recommend going done 10 chains per size for child and for toddler and also reducing number or total length for 1 inch less per size.
RIGHT HANDED VERSION
LEFT HANDED VERSION
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To Start (Using your 5mm / H hook)
ch 60 and sl st into bottom stitch of beginning ch to form a ring.
Ch 2 and dc into next stitch and in all stitches around (60 sts)
ch 2 and * FPDC onto next dc, BPDC onto next dc * repeat for row. (The beginning ch 2 will count as a BPDC) when you reach the end of the row, sl st in top of beginning ch 2.
Rounds 3 – 5
repeat round 2
Round 6 (Switch to your 6mm / J hook and your main color you want to use for your hat)
(with your new color and hook) ch 3 and sk a st, * DC into next stitch and ch 1, sk a st * repeat for round. Slip st in beginning ch 2 to end round there is no need to ch 1 after last dc of round.
ch 1 and from now on, for the first stitch of the round we will be working to the right (for right handers) and DC in the skipped stitch from last round and ch 1.
now working the correct direction for the rest of the row, you will be working a DC and ch 1 in all skipped stitched from last round. Slip st in beginning ch 2 to end round there is no need to ch 1 after last dc of round.
Ch 1 and again working this first stitch in the opposite direction, working two rows down, you will DC and ch 1 into the space in between the 1st and 2nd row’s dc’s.
Repeat for round and sl st into beginning dc.
Repeat round 8 until your hat reaches from rim to last round worked 25 cms or about 10 inches.
Then it’s time to switch back to your 5mm / H hook and close your hat!!
Finishing your Thick Mesh Slouch Hat
To even out the top of your hat you will need to work your round like round 8 only you will be doing sc’s instead of dc’s. Sl st in beginning st to end your round.
ch 1 and sc in all stitch around.
sc decrease in all stitch around.
Rounds 4 & 5
sc in all stitches around.
Cut your yarn leaving a long tail.
Thread your tapestry needle and turn your hat inside out. Working along the stitches, weaving in one stitch and out the next, pull yarn after you have weaved through about 6. You are making a draw string to pull your hat closed. Work all the way around, then sew the hole closed. Tie an few knots and hide your tail using your tapestry needle.
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