Snowball Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

We made it, my friends!  Today is the 7th and last free pattern of my Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 pattern collection.  And, as you may have guessed, I couldn't complete the collection without having a hat pattern!  The Snowball Slouch Hat has an awesome texture texture and can be made in sizes for everyone in the family.  Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

 This free crochet pattern combines simple texture with the stunning Lion Brand Scarfie yarn to create a fabulous beginner-friendly hat!  The Snowball Slouch Hat takes just half a skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and it is perfect addition for anyone on your last-minute gift list this holiday season because it can be made in four different sizes (baby, toddler, child and adult). This is the seventh and LAST free crochet pattern of my Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 pattern collection.

The Snowball Slouch Hat uses the Grit Stitch to make a really fabulous texture while still being beginner-friendly.  These hats work up so quickly that I actually made a matching set for both my daughter and myself :)  I have included 4 sizes (baby, toddler, child, and adult) so now you can give anyone on your gift list a project made out of Scarfie yarn ;)

If you have been following along in this pattern collection with me, you will notice that I used the remaining yarn that I had left over after making the Celtic Winters Ear Wamer for these hats.  I was able to make both the toddler and the adult size with the rest of the skein (though I did have to borrow from another for my pom pom on my adult sized hat)

 This free crochet pattern combines simple texture with the stunning Lion Brand Scarfie yarn to create a fabulous beginner-friendly hat!  The Snowball Slouch Hat takes just half a skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and it is perfect addition for anyone on your last-minute gift list this holiday season because it can be made in four different sizes (baby, toddler, child and adult). This is the seventh and LAST free crochet pattern of my Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 pattern collection.

Lion Brand Scarfie yarn is available at most stores that sell yarn and also online, but if you can't get your hands on it (or can't work with yarn that has wool in it) I would recommend substituting either a heavier Category 4 worsted/aran yarn or a lighter Category 5 bulky yarn for this pattern.  Definitely work up a gauge swatch to make sure you will still achieve the same size...otherwise your hat may not fit properly!

If you want to read some more about the Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 collection you can read my announcement post here where you will also be able to see the other patterns I have released in this collection so far.  Also, remember that through November 30th, you can purchase the ad-free pdf patterns from my 2016 Seven Days of Scarfie collection for just $7 for all seven patterns!  Don't miss your chance to get these on sale if you want them!  In December the pattern bundle will go back up to its usual price of $10.


Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • BLO: back loop only
  • SC: single crochet
  • SC2Tog: single crochet two together
  • DC: double crochet
  • DC2Tog: double crochet two together

Gauge

7 sts x 6 rows = 2” square in BLO SC

Finished Size:  

  • Adult width = 9"
  • Adult length = 10.5"
  • Child width = 8.5"
  • Child length = 9.5"
  • Toddler width = 8"
  • Toddler length = 8.5"
  • Baby width = 7.5"
  • Baby length = 7.5"

Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches do not count as a stitch

Instructions

*Note: You will be working in rows first to make the ribbed edge of the hat

Baby

ch 9

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (8).  Turn.

Row 2-40: ch 1, SC in the BLO across (8).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 40 are on top of on another.  Working through the back loop of Row 40 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across.  Do not cut your yarn.  Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.

Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (40).  Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, work a SC and DC into the first st, skip 1, *(SC, DC) into the next st, skip 1, repeat from * around (20 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.  This stitch is called the ‘Grit Stitch’.

Round 3-8: ch 1, *(SC, DC) into each SC st from the previous round (20 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.

Round 9: ch 1, *SC2Tog, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (20).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 10: ch 1, *SC2Tog, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (10).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn.  Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 10.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends.

 

Toddler

ch 9

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (8).  Turn.

Row 2-42: ch 1, SC in the BLO across (8).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 42 are on top of on another.  Working through the back loop of Row 42 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across.  Do not cut your yarn.  Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.

Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (42).  Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, work a SC and DC into the first st, skip 1, *(SC, DC) into the next st, skip 1, repeat from * around (21 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.  This stitch is called the ‘Grit Stitch’.

Round 3-11: ch 1, *(SC, DC) into each SC st from the previous round (21 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.

Round 12: ch 1, *SC2Tog, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (21).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 13: ch 1, *SC, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (14).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn.  Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 13.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends.

 

Child

ch 11

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (10).  Turn.

Row 2-44: ch 1, SC in the BLO across (10).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 44 are on top of on another.  Working through the back loop of Row 44 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across.  Do not cut your yarn.  Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.

Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (44).  Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, work a SC and DC into the first st, skip 1, *(SC, DC) into the next st, skip 1, repeat from * around (22 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.  This stitch is called the ‘Grit Stitch’.

Round 3-14: ch 1, *(SC, DC) into each SC st from the previous round (22 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.

Round 15: ch 1, *SC2Tog, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (22).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 16: ch 1, *SC2Tog, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (11).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn.  Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 16.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends.

 This free crochet pattern combines simple texture with the stunning Lion Brand Scarfie yarn to create a fabulous beginner-friendly hat!  The Snowball Slouch Hat takes just half a skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and it is perfect addition for anyone on your last-minute gift list this holiday season because it can be made in four different sizes (baby, toddler, child and adult). This is the seventh and LAST free crochet pattern of my Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 pattern collection.

Adult

ch 11

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (10).  Turn.

Row 2-48: ch 1, SC in the BLO across (10).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 48 are on top of on another.  Working through the back loop of Row 48 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across.  Do not cut your yarn.  Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.

Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (48).  Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, work a SC and DC into the first st, skip 1, *(SC, DC) into the next st, skip 1, repeat from * around (24 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.  This stitch is called the ‘Grit Stitch’.

Round 3-17: ch 1, *(SC, DC) into each SC st from the previous round (24 sets of SC/DC), join with a sl st to the first SC of the round.

Round 18: ch 1, *SC2Tog, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (24).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 19: ch 1, *SC2Tog, DC2Tog, repeat from * around (12).  Join to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn.  Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 19.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends.

Love matching sets?  Remember to make a pair of the matching Snowball Mittens - another free pattern available here.

Are you busy with holiday crochet projects?  Stay tuned because I have a TON more free patterns coming for you this month!  Keep up with all new releases in my Facebook community group or on Instagram!


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