Crochet Snow Drops Slouchy Hat in 4 Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern

A Crocheted Hat for Babies, Toddlers, Children and Adults

The Snow Drops Crochet Pattern Collection has been my most popular, hands down! The collection is already pretty extensive including a Mod Scarf, Ear Warmer, Mittens and of course this Slouchy Hat pattern that I published last winter. But since then, so many of you have asked for this hat pattern in multiple sizes! So I went ahead and added sizes for baby, toddler and child to go with the adult sized hat I already published. Now you can make Snow Drops Slouchy Hats for everyone - hooray! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

The Snow Drops Slouchy Hat has been one of my most popular free crochet patterns, and now it’s available in four different sizes! Make this hat for the whole family sizes baby through adult with less than one skein of Caron Cakes yarn or your favorite worsted weight yarn.

Did Someone Say ‘Video Tutorials’?

When I’ve asked the members of my Facebook community what they love about this hat I hear many people mention the colors and also the star stitch used in the pattern. So here’s the 411 on what you love most about this hat:

  • the yarn = Caron Cakes “Faerie Cake” - one of my faves!

  • the star stitch is easier than it looks, and I have a video tutorial to get you started with it! (There is also a video tutorial for starting a hat with that lovely SC ribbed band)

The Snow Drops Slouchy Hat has been one of my most popular free crochet patterns, and now it’s available in four different sizes! Make this hat for the whole family sizes baby through adult with less than one skein of Caron Cakes yarn or your favorite worsted weight yarn.

So whether you want to use the original adult sized pattern to make one for yourself, or use the new smaller sizes for the special kiddos in your life - I hope you enjoy the Snow Drops Slouchy Hat! I’d love for you to share your photos with me on Instagram using #leftinknots


Supplies:

  • Caron Cakes yarn (‘Faerie Cake’ pictured) or approx. 170 yards of a comparable worsted weight yarn or less depending on size.

  • I/5.5mm crochet hook

  • Scissors

  • Yarn needle

  • (Optional) 3 3/8” pom pom maker or a faux fur pom

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • ch: chain

  • YO: yarn over hook

  • LOH: loops on hook

  • BLO/FLO: back loop only/front loop only

  • SC: single crochet

  • HDC: half double crochet

  • HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together

Gauge

9 sts x 7 rows = 2” square in BLO SC

Finished Size:  

Child Length (without pom pom) = 9"

Child Width (at widest point) = 8.5"

Toddler Length (without pom pom) = 8"

Toddler Width (at widest point) = 8"

Baby Length (without pom pom) = 7.5"

Baby Width (at widest point) = 7.5"

Special Stitch

First star stitch of a round: (you will have already ch 2 to start your new round) Insert hook into back loop of the second ch from the hook and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into front loop of the same ch stitch and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert into the next 3 sts and pull up a loop through each one (6 LOH).  YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye" of the star.

Star stitch: Insert hook into the "eye" of the previous star and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into the last post of the previous star and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert your hook into the last stitch of the previous star and pull up a loop (4 LOH), insert hook into the next 2 sts and pull up a loop in each one (6 LOH).  YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the “eye" of the star.

Star Stitch Video Tutorial 

***Find the LEFT HANDED Tutorial Here***

Pattern Notes

Instructions

Baby Size

Ribbed Band

ch 9

Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (8).  Turn
Row 2-49: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (8).  Turn.

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 49 are on top of one another.  Working through the back loop of Row 49 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.

Hat 

(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 (49). 

Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (49

Round 3: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (24 stars + 1 HDC).

Round 4: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (49)

Round 5: ch 1, HDC around (49)

Round 6-8: repeat Rounds 3-5 one more time

Round 9: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (24 stars + 1 HDC).

Round 10: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round.  DO NOT SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (48)

Round 11: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (24)

Round 12: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (12)

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 12.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends


Toddler Size

Ribbed Band

ch 11

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

Row 2-53: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (10).  Turn

When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 53 are on top of one another.  Working through the back loop of Row 53 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.

Hat 

(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 (53). 

Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (53)

Round 3: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (26 stars + 1 HDC).

Round 4: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (53)

Round 5: ch 1, HDC around (53)

Round 6-8: repeat Rounds 3-5 one more time.

Round 9: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (26 stars + 1 HDC).

Round 10: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round.  DO NOT SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (52)

Round 11: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (26)

Round 12: ch 1, HDC2Tog 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 12.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends

Child Size

Ribbed Band

ch 12

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

Row 2-57: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (11).  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.


Hat 

(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 (57). 

Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (57)

Round 3: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (28 stars + 1 HDC).

Round 4: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (57)

Round 5: ch 1, HDC around (57)

Round 6-11: repeat Rounds 3-5 two more times.

Round 12: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (28 stars + 1 HDC).

Round 13: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round.  DO NOT SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (56)

Round 14: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (28)

Round 15: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (14)


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 15.  Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Make and attach a pom pom if desired.  Weave in all ends

Find the Original Snow Drops Slouchy Hat in the Adult Size Here

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