Crochet Alpine Ridge Slouchy Hat - Free Pattern

A Textured Crochet Slouchy Hat for Adults

This free crochet pattern uses texture and color to create a hat that you will want for your fall and winter wardrobe. Use Lion Brand Jeans yarn if you want to replicate the denim look of the hat that I made. Or if you prefer, substitute your favorite Category 4 yarn and make this hat in any combination of neutrals or brights.

This free crochet pattern uses texture and color to create a hat that you will want for your fall and winter wardrobe. Use Lion Brand Jeans yarn if you want to replicate the denim look of the hat that I made. Or if you prefer, substitute your favorite Category 4 yarn and make this hat in any combination of neutrals or brights.

A Denim-look Hat with Lion Brand Jeans Yarn

I have had Lion Brand Jeans yarn in my stash FOREVER and I finally decided that this hat was the perfect project to use it for.

First, Lion Brand Yarn runs a #HatNotHate event each year to bring awareness to the terrible impacts of bullying. They take donations of blue hats to distribute throughout schools across the country during October which is National Bullying Prevention Month. The blue hats symbolize support for activism against bullying. I think this is a great way for crocheters (and all fiber artists) to get involved in a way with out craft! Though the submission deadline for donating hats ends August 1st, you can still make a blue hat to wear for yourself, your kids, etc. during the month of October for the #HatNotHate event.

It seemed perfect to use my Lion Brand Jeans yarn to make a blue hat pattern in honor of this event of theirs. Aside from that - I LOVE the denim-y blues and the texture they help to create in this hat. This hat screams fall to me and I can totally see myself wearing it to a pumpkin patch with jeans and a cozy sweater.

This free crochet pattern uses texture and color to create a hat that you will want for your fall and winter wardrobe. Use Lion Brand Jeans yarn if you want to replicate the denim look of the hat that I made. Or if you prefer, substitute your favorite Category 4 yarn and make this hat in any combination of neutrals or brights.

Make this Slouch Hat in Solids or Colors

It’s always so difficult for me to make my patterns in only one yarn/color combination. I love how this hat turned out using the Jeans yarn - but there are so many other possibilities, too! I think it would be so much fun with a neutral/bright color combo to really make a color pop statement, and I also think it would be just as fabulous is a monochromatic neutral. The texture of the stitches shine no matter what!

This free crochet pattern uses texture and color to create a hat that you will want for your fall and winter wardrobe. Use Lion Brand Jeans yarn if you want to replicate the denim look of the hat that I made. Or if you prefer, substitute your favorite Category 4 yarn and make this hat in any combination of neutrals or brights.

Crochet the Alpine Stitch

And speaking of the texture of the stitch - this beauty is called the Alpine Stitch and I WILL be using it again. I am always a lover of texture and this stitch fits the bill! I plan on making a photo and video tutorial for this stitch soon, but for now if you’d like to reference a photo tutorial elsewhere, Winding Road Crochet has a good one.

I can’t wait to see your finished Alpine Ridge Slouchy Hats! Come share pictures with me in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram with #leftinknots so I can see your color combos ;)

This free crochet pattern uses texture and color to create a hat that you will want for your fall and winter wardrobe. Use Lion Brand Jeans yarn if you want to replicate the denim look of the hat that I made. Or if you prefer, substitute your favorite Category 4 yarn and make this hat in any combination of neutrals or brights.

Alpine Ridge Slouchy Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • YO: yarn over

  • ch: chain

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • BLO: back loop only

  • SC: single crochet

  • DC: double crochet

  • FPDC: front post double crochet

Gauge

10 sts x 8 rows = 2” square in BLO SC

Finished Size (adult):  

  • Width = 9”

  • Height = 10.5”

Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as a stitch

  • The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st

  • ALL FPDC stitches are worked around the post of the DC st 2 rows prior. (e.g., FPDC stitches in Round 4 will be worked around the posts of the DC stitches in Round 2.)

Instructions

Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows

Using Color A

ch 12

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (11).  Turn

Row 2-60: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (11).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 60 are on top of one another.  Working through the back loop of Row 60 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.

This free crochet pattern uses texture and color to create a hat that you will want for your fall and winter wardrobe. Use Lion Brand Jeans yarn if you want to replicate the denim look of the hat that I made. Or if you prefer, substitute your favorite Category 4 yarn and make this hat in any combination of neutrals or brights.

Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (60).  Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color B

Round 2: ch 2, DC in each st around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color A


Round 3: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color C

Round 4: ch 2, DC in the first st, FPDC around next st in Round 2 (see pattern notes for a detailed explanation), *DC in the next st, FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color A


Round 5: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color B

Round 6: ch 2, FPDC around the first st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, *FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color A


Round 7: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color C

Round 8: ch 2, DC in the first st, FPDC around next st 2 rounds below, *DC in the next st, FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color A

Round 9: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color B

Round 10: ch 2, FPDC around the first st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, *FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color A


Round 11: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color C


Round 12: ch 2, DC in the first st, FPDC around next st 2 rounds below, *DC in the next st, FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color A


Round 13: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color B

Round 14: ch 2, FPDC around the first st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, *FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color A

Round 15: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color C


Round 16: ch 2, DC in the first st, FPDC around next st 2 rounds below, *DC in the next st, FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color A

Round 17: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color B

Round 18: ch 2, FPDC around the first st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, *FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color A

Round 19: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color C


Round 20: ch 2, DC in the first st, FPDC around next st 2 rounds below, *DC in the next st, FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color A

Round 21: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color B

Round 22: ch 2, FPDC around the first st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, *FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, DC in the next st, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color A

Round 23: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Switch to Color C

Round 24: ch 2, DC in the first st, FPDC around next st 2 rounds below, *DC in the next st, FPDC around the next st 2 rounds below, repeat from * around (60).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.


Switch to Color A

Round 25: ch 1, SC in each st around (60). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.

Round 26: ch 2, DC2Tog around (30).  Attach to first DC of the round with a sl st.

Round 27: ch 2, DC2Tog around (15).  Attach to first DC 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 27.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends


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