A free crochet pattern for that special yarn in your stash
Do you have that skein or hank of special yarn in your stash that you just don’t know what to do with? Or perhaps you were gifted some high end yarn that feels “too pretty to use”. I’ve got the perfect pattern for you to use it on! This crocheted hat just takes one skein of yarn and works up so beautifully. Add a faux fur pom pom and you have a unique and modern slouchy hat perfect for gifting, selling or yourself. No hand-dyed yarn on “hand”? No worries! Just grab your favorite worsted weight yarn and get crocheting! Keep reading for the free pattern.
Hand-Dyed Yarn for Crocheters
Have you ever felt like hand-dyed yarn falls more into the “knitters” category than the crocheters? I used to, but then one day last August I fell down the Instagram rabbit hole. I saw so many stunning hand-dyed yarns and that was the beginning for me. I now have quite the collection in my stash, and I plan on featuring a hand-dyed yarn pattern monthly on my blog! These patterns will show you how you can turn those special hand-dyed yarns into crochet projects that showcase the beauty of the yarn. Of course you never have to use hand-dyed yarn to create the pattern - but it’s fun to see how it works up and I will always share the dyer whose yarn I am designing with!
Thread Head Knits Co. Hand Dyed Yarn and Faux Fur Pom
This beautiful yarn is officially the first hand dyed fiber I’ve ever bought for myself, and so it’s only fitting that it’s the first hand-dyed crochet pattern that I release. This gem is the ‘Fairytale’ colorway from Thread Head Knits Co. Not only did she dye this yummy yarn (hellllooooo 100% superwash merino wool!) but she also made the fabulous pom on top! Thread Head Knits has a HUGE selection of handmade, faux fur poms and I have ordered several. They do not disappoint!
So whether you decide to try out some yarn from that dyer or local yarn store you’ve been eying or yarn from your stash; I can’t wait to see what you decide to use when you make your Fairytale Slouchy Hat! Come share pictures with me in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram with #leftinknots.
Fairytale Slouchy Hat - Free One Skein Crochet Pattern using Hand Dyed Yarn
Approx. 200 yards of a Category 3 or 4 yarn - I used a hand-dyed worsted weight yarn from Thread Head Knits Co. This yarn was a light worsted weight yarn. Please check your gauge.
I/5.5mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour or check out these adorable custom polymer clay hooks!
Optional pom pom maker or faux fur pom
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: back loop only
SC: single crochet
SC spike: single crochet spike: insert hook into a stitch one round directly below the next st of your current round. Work a SC stitch by pulling a loop through that stitch back up to the round you are currently working on and completing a SC as usual.
SC2Tog: single crochet two together
HDC: half double crochet
Bead Stitch: *YO, insert hook around post, YO, pull up a loop, repeat from * 2 more times, YO, pull through all loops on the hook.
Video Tutorials To Help You Get Started:
How to Start a Hat with Single Crochet Ribbing - Click here to see the left handed version
How to Crochet the Mini Bead Stitch - Click here to see the left handed version
10 sts x 6 rows = 2” square in BLO SC
-or- 3 bead sts x 5 rows of pattern repeat = 2” square
Width = 9.5"
Length = 10"
Chain stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as a stitch
The end of each round is joined to the first stitch of the round with a sl st.
Instructions for the Fairytale Slouchy Hat Free Crochet Pattern
Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (10). Turn
Row 2-52: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (10). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 52 are on top of one another. Working through the back loop of Row 52 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.
(remember the last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch)
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (52). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.
Round 2: ch 1, *HDC, Bead stitch around the HDC post, skip 1, repeat from * around. (26 bead sts)
Round 3: ch 1, *SC spike (between the bead stitches from the previous round), SC, repeat from * around. (52)
Round 4-21: Repeat Rounds 2 (on even rounds) and 3 (on odd rounds)
Round 22: ch 1, SC2Tog around (26)
Round 23: ch 1, SC2Tog around (13)
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 23. Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed. Make and attach a pom pom if desired. Weave in all ends
Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer. Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically. The photos on this web page belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings. You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
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