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Walkabout Slouch (Free Pattern)

Remember the lovely yarn I received from Red Heart a while ago? Well, I finally had some time to make something with the Reflective yarn. I’ve been wanting to try this yarn since I first saw it pop up so I was really excited to see how it worked up.

I really like this yarn! Here’s what I made. The Walkabout Slouch.

I figured this hat would be fun to wear in the evenings outside. We live on a highway so cars go by all the time. It’s fun to watch the hats reflect the headlights as they go by. Red Heart notes that the yarn should not be used as a safety item. I did notice the reflective thread is a bit scratchy so I would not recommend it for babies BUT the Squid is super picky about scratchy yarn and she didn’t mind at all. In fact, she LOVED it and so did my son. Both kids have gotten complements everywhere they’ve worn the hats.

Now to the pattern 🙂

Walkabout Slouch

This pattern is copyrighted by KT and the Squid. You may NOT copy, share, change or sell the pattern itself.

If you’d like to sell finished items from this pattern please do! Finished items belong to you and you may do what you wish with them. If you choose to sell them on Etsy please credit me (KT and the Squid) as the designer. I recommend selling finished items for $20-$30.

All KT and the Squid patterns are tested by wonderful volunteers. If you have any questions just ask!

Materials

J hook

Red Heart Reflective Yarn

  • 1(1, 2) skeins

Scissors

Yarn needle

Abbreviations

St= stitch

Ss= slip stitch

Ch= chain

Fsc = foundation single crochet (video here)

Sc= single crochet

Fk hdc = forked half double crochet

Gauge

*Save time and check your gauge!  

About 11 sc by 12 rows = 4”

Sizes (Approx. head circumference/ finished hat circumference):

Toddler (18”-20”/18”), Child (20”-22”/20”), Adult (22”-24”/22”) 

  • Circumference is measured at the bottom of the hat.

Special Stitches

Forked Half Double Crochet (fk hdc): Yo, insert hook into 1st st indicated, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next st indicated, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, yo, pull through 3 remaining loops on hook.

Notes

  • Read all instructions before beginning.
  • This hat is worked in the rounds from the bottom up. You will sew up the top to finish.  
  • The ch 1/ch 2 at the beginning of each round will NOT count as a st.
  • You will join each round with a ss to the top of the first st of each round.
Walkabout Slouch

  

Instructions

toddler(child, adult)

Round 1Fsc48(56, 60) being careful not to twist, join with a ss to the first st.

Round 2-4Ch 1, sc in every ch around, join. 48(56, 60)

Round 5Ch 2, fk hdc in last sc of the previous round and the 1st sc of the previous round (this st will go over the ch 2), ch 1 *fk hdc in the next 2 sc, ch 1; repeat from * across, join.24 fk hdc, 24 ch-1 sp,(28 fk hdc, 28 ch-1 sp, 30 fk hdc, 30 ch-1 sp)  

Round 6-11(12, 13)Ch 2, fk hdc in last ch-1 sp of the previous round and the 1stch-1 sp of the previous round, ch 1 *fk hdc in the same ch-1 sp of the last fk hdc and the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * across, join.24 fk hdc, 24 ch-1 sp,(28 fk hdc, 28 ch-1 sp, 30 fk hdc, 30 ch-1 sp)  

*At this point your hat should measure about 6.5(7, 7.5)” tall (make adjustments if needed). If you’d like more of a slouch to your hat you may add more rounds here. Free crochet hat pattern. Walkabout slouch by KT and the Squid

Round 12(13, 14)Ch 2, fk hdc in last ch-1 sp of the previous round and the 1stch-1 sp of the previous round, ch 1 *fk hdc in next 2 ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * across, join.12 fk hdc, 12 ch-1 sp,(14 fk hdc, 14 ch-1 sp, 15 fk hdc, 15 ch-1 sp)

Round 13(14, 15)Repeat the last row. 6 fk hdc, 6 ch-1 sp,(7 fk hdc, 7 ch-1 sp, 8 fk hdc, 8 ch-1 sp)

*For the adult size your 2nd half of your last fk hdc will go into the same ch-1 sp you worked the first fk hdc in.

Fasten off leaving a long tail, sew up the top, weave in all ends.

*The wonderful people at Red Heart Yarns supplied me with the yarn for this pattern. Even though I love the yarn their generous donation has not biased my opinion of their product.

6 thoughts on “Walkabout Slouch (Free Pattern)

  1. Reblogged this on Sanderella's Crochet and commented:
    An adorable hat pattern, I need to try this one!

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