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Lucien Hat, a Free Crochet Slouch Hat Pattern

Free crochet pattern slouch hat with tassel from Banana Moon Studio

This is Lucien Hat. It is a slouchy hat at heart. A little silly and fun, with colorful stripes. The bottom edge can be folded up, however, in order to give it a more fitted look. I used one skein of white yarn and one skein of a self-striping yarn to make each hat. The great thing about using the striping colorway, is that the color changes nicely as you come down the hat. The two yarns are worked in a spiral from the top down, so there is no joining and turning, and no fastening off of colors, or making floats on the wrong side of the hat.

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Sadly, the yarn I used has been discontinued. I suggest you substitute your favorite sport weight superwash wool in white and a self-striping or cake yarn.

I decided to top this hat with a chunky tassel, and I love how the striping yarn made the tassel look, it’s multi-colored.

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Free crochet pattern slouch hat with tassel from Banana Moon Studio

Lucien Hat, a Crochet Slouch Hat

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Finished Measurements 14 [17 ½]” (35.5 [44.5] cm) head circumference. Choose a size that is up to 5” (12.5 cm) smaller than desired head circumference. 9 ½ [10 ½]” long.

Yarn

I used:

Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport (100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool; 273 yds (250 m); 3.5 oz (100 g); CYCA weight category: 3/light): #01 White (A), 1 skein.

Cascade Yarns Longwood Sport Stripe (100% Superwash Extrafine Merino Wool; 273 yds (250 m); 3.5 oz (100 g); CYCA weight category: 3/light): Color of choice (B), 1 skein. I used #505 Carnation and #507 Foggy.

Since this yarn has been discontinued, please substitute your favorite sport weight superwash wool.

Crochet Hook

H/8/5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions

2 Locking stitch markers (m), yarn needle, piece of cardboard about 4” x 9” (10 x 23 cm).

Gauge

18 sts x 14 rows = about 4 ½” (11.5 cm)

Notes

The colors in this hat are worked in a spiral. Each rnd will be worked with half the sts in white, and the other half worked in the striping colorway. White sts will always be placed in colored sts and colored sts will always be placed in white sts. You will mark beg of the rnd with a st marker (m). When you remove a working loop of yarn from hook to save for later, place a locking st marker (m) in the loop to keep it from coming undone.

If you have never worked in a spiral before, I suggest you watch my video tutorial, as this is different than the normal method of working in the round. Click here!

Hat

With white (A) ch 4, join to first ch with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 4 hdc in ring, remove loop from hook, with striping colorway (B) join into ring with sl st, ch 2, 4 hdc in ring – 8 sts.

Rnd 2: Continue with B, 3 hdc in each of next 4 sts, place m in first st of this rnd, move m up into first st of each rnd as work progresses, remove loop from hook, pick up working loop of A, 3 hdc in each of next 4 sts – 24 sts.

Rnd 3: Continue with A, 2 hdc in each of next 12 sts, remove loop from hook, pick up working loop of B, 2 hdc in each of next 12 sts – 48 sts.

Size 14” only

Rnd 4: Continue with B, (hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st)3 times, remove loop from hook, pick up working loop of A, (hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st)3 times – 54 sts.

Size 17 ½” only

Rnd 4: Continue with B, (2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts)4 times, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, remove loop from hook, pick up working loop of A, hdc in next st, (2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts)4 times, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in last st – 68 sts.

Free crochet pattern slouch hat with tassel from Banana Moon Studio

Both sizes

Rnds 5-29 [32]: Continuing with same color, hdc in 27 [34] sts, remove loop from hook, pick up working loop of other color, hdc in each rem st.

Rnd 30 [33]: Continuing with same color, hdc in 19 [26] sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, fasten off first color, pick up working loop of other color, hdc 19 [26] sts, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in last 4 sts, fasten off.

Tassel Loop

With A ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch. Fasten off with a long tail. Pull both ends of Tassel Loop through top of hat, each end going through a different hole. On inside of hat, using long end, sew or tie ends of Tassel Loop together, weave ends into WS of hat.

Tassel

Use a piece of cardboard about 4” x 9” (10 x 23 cm). Wrap B around length of cardboard, not too tightly, about 22 times, so that there are 22 lengths of yarn on each side. Make an effort to keep strands together and even as you cut the strands at both top and bottom edges of cardboard, so that you now have 44 strands of yarn that are about 9” (23 cm) long. Fold the strands in half, keeping a finger in the fold, pull the fold through the Tassel Loop, then pull the ends of all the strands through the fold and pull tight. If the tassel seems longer than you like, you can trim it to desired length. If you plan to machine wash this hat, I suggest squeezing some fabric glue (non-water-soluble) into the knot of the tassel to help hold it together.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Done!

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As with all my patterns, if you’d like to share it with others, please direct them to my website to get their own instead of making copies. Thank you!

Happy stitching!

April

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