Not Quite a Slouchy Hat
This unisex hat is loose fitting but not quite a slouchy hat. The changing stitch pattern adds nice detail to the finished hat. Photo and video tutorials for the two special stitches used in the hat are linked in the pattern.
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Working in rounds, increasing, skipping stitches
Special stitches: FPdc and hdc2tog (written explanations provided in pattern with links to tutorial)
Approximately 80 yd/73.2 m (160 yd/146 m, 165 yd/151 m, 175 yd/160 m) in any medium weight yarn.
Infant sample in Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) in 169 Shenandoah.
Toddler sample in Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) in 174 Joshua Tree (main color) and 169 Shenandoah.
Child sample in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m) in 109 Colonial Blue.
Adult sample in Lion Brand Landscapes (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 147 yd/134 m) in 144 Amethyst.
US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch marker or scrap yarn (optional).
Infant (Toddler, Child, Adult).
Infant: 13.25” (33.5 cm) circumference x 5” (12.7 cm) height.
Toddler: 17.25” (43.8 cm) circumference x 7” (17.8 cm) height.
Child: 19.5” (49.5 cm) circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
Adult: 22” (56 cm) circumference x 8” (20.25 cm) height.
Through Rnd 4 in pattern = 4.5” (11.4 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.
The full pattern is available on my blog here: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/09/14/free-pattern-not-quite-a-slouchy-hat/