Crochet Love Bug Slouchy Hat - Free Pattern in Sizes Toddler through Adult

Free One Skein Crochet Hat Pattern in 3 Sizes

Hey, friends! If you missed my informal announcement last month, I have decided to feature a new pattern on my blog monthly that highlights a beautiful skein of hand dyed yarn from a variety of talented indie dyers. I love supporting other makers and I also love having an excuse to browse all the different and incredible hand dyed yarn out there! I have heard people reference so many times a “special skein” of yarn in their stash that they just aren’t sure what to use it on. I hope that these quick and easy patterns will inspire you to make something beautiful with your beautiful yarn. No hand-dyed yarn in your stash? No problem! I am also going to work these patterns up using a more widely available and more budget friendly yarn. This month, the Love Bug Slouchy Hat is shown in the stunning hand dyed yarn from Handmade Home Fibers and the always beautiful Lion Brand Heartland yarn. Keep reading for the free crochet hat pattern in toddler, child, and adult sizes.

In 2019 I will be celebrating my fellow makers by featuring their incredible products! This hand-dyed yarn in ‘Sushi Roll’ from Handmade Home Fibers has a romantic color pallet perfect for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped puff stitches give it a nice subtle Valentine’s touch as well! No hand-dyed yarn? No problem! I also made one with Lion Brand Heartland yarn with equally beautiful results. Find the free crochet pattern for the toddler, child and adult sizes in one place here.

Hand Dyed Yarn from Handmade Home Fibers

As I mentioned above, this pattern was made to feature Handmade Home Fibers yarn for the adult size (eh hem..mine that I'‘m keeping haha!). The colorway I used was ‘Sushi Roll’, and I LOVE the huge variation in color that you get with this yarn. It includes deep corals, aqua, avocado green and the most unexpected and most perfect seaweed colored speckles throughout the skein.

In 2019 I will be celebrating my fellow makers by featuring their incredible products! This hand-dyed yarn in ‘Sushi Roll’ from Handmade Home Fibers has a romantic color pallet perfect for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped puff stitches give it a nice subtle Valentine’s touch as well! No hand-dyed yarn? No problem! I also made one with Lion Brand Heartland yarn with equally beautiful results. Find the free crochet pattern for the toddler, child and adult sizes in one place here.

Want to crochet a handmade Valentine for Her?

I selected this colorway for a subtle Valentine’s themed hat. I say subtle, because this hat can really be worn all fall and winter long with that amazing texture of the puff stitches! But with the heart shaped puff stitches it gives the hat a special Valentine’s flare around this time of year. And of course I had to top mine with a blush pom for the final romantic touch. I wrote up this pattern in 3 sizes, toddler-adult, so you can make it for any Valentine on your list this year :)

In 2019 I will be celebrating my fellow makers by featuring their incredible products! This hand-dyed yarn in ‘Sushi Roll’ from Handmade Home Fibers has a romantic color pallet perfect for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped puff stitches give it a nice subtle Valentine’s touch as well! No hand-dyed yarn? No problem! I also made one with Lion Brand Heartland yarn with equally beautiful results. Find the free crochet pattern for the toddler, child and adult sizes in one place here.

No Hand Dyed? No Problem! Use Lion Brand Heartland Instead

Now I know that hand-dyed yarn isn’t always the easiest to come by, so for the child sized sample I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn and I am happy to say that I am equally pleased with the results! The gauge was very similar (but always check!) and the texture of the heart puff stitches is so pretty in a solid color. BUT if you are just dying (hehehe) to try some hand dyed yarn of your own - I have good news for you! Ashleigh from Handmade Home Fibers sent me a hank of her beautiful yarn that one of you lucky readers will win! Just use the entry form at the bottom of the page to enter for your chance to win! (US and Canada Postal Addresses Only).

In 2019 I will be celebrating my fellow makers by featuring their incredible products! This hand-dyed yarn in ‘Sushi Roll’ from Handmade Home Fibers has a romantic color pallet perfect for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped puff stitches give it a nice subtle Valentine’s touch as well! No hand-dyed yarn? No problem! I also made one with Lion Brand Heartland yarn with equally beautiful results. Find the free crochet pattern for the toddler, child and adult sizes in one place here.

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 Love Bug Slouchy Hat! Come share pictures with me in my Facebook group or tag me on Instagram with #leftinknots.

In 2019 I will be celebrating my fellow makers by featuring their incredible products! This hand-dyed yarn in ‘Sushi Roll’ from Handmade Home Fibers has a romantic color pallet perfect for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped puff stitches give it a nice subtle Valentine’s touch as well! No hand-dyed yarn? No problem! I also made one with Lion Brand Heartland yarn with equally beautiful results. Find the free crochet pattern for the toddler, child and adult sizes in one place here.

Love Bug Slouchy Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

In 2019 I will be celebrating my fellow makers by featuring their incredible products! This hand-dyed yarn in ‘Sushi Roll’ from Handmade Home Fibers has a romantic color pallet perfect for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped puff stitches give it a nice subtle Valentine’s touch as well! No hand-dyed yarn? No problem! I also made one with Lion Brand Heartland yarn with equally beautiful results. Find the free crochet pattern for the toddler, child and adult sizes in one place here.

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

  • HDC: half double crochet

  • Puff: (Yarn over hook and pull up a loop) repeat 4 times. You will have 9 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. 

  • DCV: double crochet v-stitch - (double crochet, ch 1, double crochet) into one stitch

Video Tutorials To Help You Get Started:

How to Start a Hat with Single Crochet Ribbing - Click here to see the left handed version

Gauge

9 sts x 7 rows = 2” square in BLO SC

Finished Size:  

  • Adult Width = 9"

  • Adult Length = 10"

  • Child Width = 8.5”

  • Child Height = 9”

  • Toddler Width = 8”

  • Toddler Height = 8”

Pattern Notes

  • 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.

In 2019 I will be celebrating my fellow makers by featuring their incredible products! This hand-dyed yarn in ‘Sushi Roll’ from Handmade Home Fibers has a romantic color pallet perfect for Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped puff stitches give it a nice subtle Valentine’s touch as well! No hand-dyed yarn? No problem! I also made one with Lion Brand Heartland yarn with equally beautiful results. Find the free crochet pattern for the toddler, child and adult sizes in one place here.

Instructions for the Love Bug Slouchy Hat Free Crochet Pattern in 3 Sizes

Toddler

Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows

ch 7

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (6).  Turn

Row 2-54: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (6).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 54 are on top of one another.  Working through the back loop of Row 54 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, HDC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (54).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (54).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 3: ch 2, skip 1, (puff, ch 1, puff), *skip 2, (puff, ch 1, puff), repeat from * 16 more times, skip the last st and sl st into the first st of the round (18 puff-v sts)

Round 4: ch 1, HDC around (54).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 5: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (54).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 6: ch 1, skip 1, DCV, *skip 2, DCV, repeat from * 16 more times, skip the last st and sl st into the first st of the round (18 DCV)

Round 7: ch 1, HDC around (54).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 8: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (54).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 9-14: Repeat Rounds 3-8

Round 15: ch 1, SC2Tog around (27).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 16: ch 1, SC2Tog around, SC in the last st (14).  Attach 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

Child

Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows

ch 11

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

Row 2-57: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (10).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 57 are on top of one another.  Working through the back loop of Row 57 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 (57).  Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.
Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (57).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 3: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (57).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 4: ch 2, skip 1, (puff, ch 1, puff), *skip 2, (puff, ch 1, puff), repeat from * 17 more times, skip the last st and sl st into the first st of the round (19 puff-v sts)

Round 5: ch 1, HDC around (57).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 6: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (57).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 7: ch 1, skip 1, DCV, *skip 2, DCV, repeat from * 17 more times, skip the last st and sl st into the first st of the round (19 DCV)

Round 8: ch 1, HDC around (57).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 9: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (57).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 10-15: Repeat Rounds 4-9

Round 16: ch 1, SC2Tog around, SC in the last st  (29).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 17: ch 1, SC2Tog around, SC in the last st (15).  Attach 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 17.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends

Adult

Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows

ch 11

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

Row 2-60: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (10).  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.

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.

Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (60).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

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

Round 4: ch 2, skip 1, (puff, ch 1, puff), *skip 2, (puff, ch 1, puff), repeat from * 18 more times, skip the last st and sl st into the first st of the round (20 puff-v sts)

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

Round 6: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (60).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 7: ch 1, skip 1, DCV, *skip 2, DCV, repeat from * 18 more times, skip the last st and sl st into the first st of the round (20 DCV)

Round 8: ch 1, HDC around (60).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

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

Round 10: ch 2, skip 1, (puff, ch 1, puff), *skip 2, (puff, ch 1, puff), repeat from * 18 more times, skip the last st and sl st into the first st of the round (20 puff-v sts)

Round 11-16: repeat Rounds 5-10

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

Round 18: ch 1, SC in the third loop around (60).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 19: ch 1, SC2Tog around  (30).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 20: ch 1, SC2Tog around (15).  Attach 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 20.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends


Want your own Handmade Home Fibers Yarn? Enter here to win a hank of ‘Sabrina’!

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When you enter you are entering to win a hank of hand dyed yarn from Handmade Home Fibers!  This contest is open to U.S. and Canada residents only and runs from 1/10/19 to 1/19/19 at 12AM CST.  At this time one winner will be selected.  The winner will be contacted on 1/19/19 via the provided email address and will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.  If no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.  Please note that this yarn is coming from a home that has dogs and cats.  I do keep my yarn in a separate room from our pets, but if you have severe allergies you may not want to enter this time around.

Good luck everyone and thank you for entering! Special thanks to Handmade Home Fibers for providing the yarn for this giveaway.


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