Not Quite a Slouchy Hat

Introduction
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.

Skills used
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)

Skill Level
Intermediate


Materials List
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.

Yarn needle.

Stitch marker or scrap yarn (optional).

Finished Size
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.

Gauge
Through Rnd 4 in pattern = 4.5” (11.4 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

Pattern Instructions
The full pattern is available on my blog here: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/09/14/free-pattern-not-quite-a-slouchy-hat/

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