Free One Skein Crochet Hat Pattern
This one skein crochet slouchy hat uses filet crochet stitches combined with bobbles to make a distinctly textured, yet lightweight hat. This free pattern is easy and fast to make. Use a special skein of hand dyed yarn or any light worsted weight yarn; then top it with a faux fur pom for a modern touch.
Hand Dyed Yarn from Pine and Sparrow Fiber Co.
This pattern was designed to feature yarn dyed by Natalie at Pine & Sparrow Fiber Co. and is the newest addition to my collection of one-skein hand-dyed crochet patterns. The colorway I used was ‘Les Fauves’, and I am in LOVE with how this yarn worked up. It includes deep teals, blues and greens with a few brighter pops of light green sprinkled in.
When I was in college, I studied in Costa Rica where we visited the Monteverde cloud forest. The deep and rich colors of this yarn reminded me of walking along the bridges in the forest canopy - hence the name! Sticking with the ‘rainforest’ feel, I added a brown faux fur pom on top from ThreadHead Knits Co. and the combination is just perfect.
Bobbles and Filet Crochet
Many of you have told me that you crochet hats all year round. I specifically saved this yarn for spring time because the greens and blues remind me of all things outside and nature. I paired this yarn with a light, but textured stitch pattern, thinking it would make a perfect early spring/late fall slouchy hat. I’m not the only one who changes their hats by the month, right?!
No Hand-Dyed Yarn in Your Stash?
Now I know that hand-dyed yarn isn’t always the easiest to come by, so definitely feed free to use any yarn you have in your stash for this hat! BUT if you are just dying (hehehe) to try some hand dyed yarn of your own be sure to check out all of Natalies’s yarn in her shop. There are so many different colorways that I want to add to my stash - it was hard to pick just one! ‘Bifrost’ will likely be making it’s way into my collection in the near future ;)
Monteverde Slouchy Hat - Free Crochet Pattern
Approx. 200 yards of a Category 3 or 4 yarn - I used a hand-dyed worsted weight yarn from Pine & Sparrow Fibers Co. in ‘Les Fauves’. This yarn was a light worsted weight yarn. Please check your gauge.
5.5 mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour or check out these adorable custom polymer clay hooks!
Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
YO: yarn over
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: back loop only
SC: single crochet
SC2Tog: single crochet two together
DC: double crochet
Puff: (Yarn over hook and pull up a loop) repeat 5 times in the next stitch. You will have 11 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 11 loops.
Video Tutorials To Help You Get Started:
How to Start a Hat with Single Crochet Ribbing - Click here to see the left handed version
10 sts x 7 rows = 2” square in BLO SC
Width = 9"
Length = 10.25"
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.
Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows
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.
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (60).
Round 2: ch 2, DC in 4 sts, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last st. (60)
Round 3: ch 2, *DC in 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1, puff in ch sp from previous round, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 9 more times (60)
Round 4: ch 2, DC in 4 sts, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last st.
Round 5-6: ch 1, SC around (60)
Round 7: ch 2, DC in 3, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 5, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last 2 sts (60)
Round 8: ch 2, DC in 2, ch 1, sk 1, puff (5 reps) in ch sp from previous round, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 3, ch 1, sk 1, puff in ch sp from previous round, ch 1, sk 1 repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last st of the round (60)
Round 9: ch 2, DC in 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last 2 sts (60)
Round 10-11: SC around (60)
Round 12: ch 2, DC in 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last 3 sts (60)
Round 13: ch 2, DC in 1, ch 1, sk 1, puff in ch sp from previous round, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 3, ch 1, sk 1, puff in ch sp from previous round, ch 1, sk 1 repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last 2 sts of the round (60)
Round 14: ch 2, DC in 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, *DC in 5 sts, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * 8 more times, DC in last 3 sts (60)
Round 15-17: ch 1, SC around (60)
Round 18-19: Sc2tog around (30, 15 respectively)
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
Want more free, hand-dyed crochet patterns? Try the Arctic Paradise Slouchy Hat:
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