Downtown Coffee Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

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Chunky crochet hat patterns make the perfect crocheted gifts, especially when you’re on a tight deadline. Bigger yarns and bigger hooks mean you’ll be able to finish a chunky crochet slouch hat pattern quicker than one made with worsted weight yarn.

In fact, the only reason I don’t make chunky beanies all the time is that when you’re working with fewer stitches per round, it’s harder to get a custom fitted hat. That’s why this crochet hat pattern for women just has one size.

The fabric is really stretchy though, so it’s perfect for adult heads anywhere from 20 to 24 inches.

Because the cable stripes use post stitching, this pattern would be considered an intermediate level hat. That just means if you’re a confident beginner, you’ll be able to learn a new stitch, and you might have to focus more on nailing your stitch  counts. It’s still a very fun hat project to crochet!


P/10mm Crochet Hook; Isaac Mizrahi Craft Carlyle, 127yds/116m, 2.47oz/70g, 77% Acrylic, 15% Metallic, 8% Polyamide,  Super Bulky [6] weight Yarn in Regis colorway; Chunky Yarn Needle; Scissors


Ch- chain; Dc – double crochet; Dec- decrease (see special sts);  Fpdc- front post double crochet; Rpt- repeat; Sl- slip stitch; St- stitch;

Gauge / Finished Size

4 sts and 3 rounds in 2” square in pattern.

Finished hat measures 10” at brim, 11” at widest point, and 10” from crown to brim.

Special Stitches

Decrease- a double crochet 2 together decrease, where the first leg of the stitch is worked normally, and the second leg of the stitch is worked around the post of the stitch indicated to maintain the “cabled” line of the prev. round.


Hat is worked from center crown down in joined, unturned rounds.

Turning chains do not count as a stitch, do not work into them.

This hat is worked with a positive ease in the sides, and narrows down a bit in the brim. If it feels too loose halfway through, you’re doing it right!

Downtown Coffee Slouch Hat Pattern

Crown of Hat

Round 1: Into a magic circle, ch 2, and work 12 dc, sl to first st to join. [12] 

(Alternately, ch 3, work 12dc into 3rd ch from hook.)

Round 2: Ch 2, (dc, fpdc) in each st around, sl. [24]

Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in next st, (dc, fpdc) in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [36]

Round 4: Ch 2, *(dc, fpdc) in next st, dc in next st, fpdc in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [48]

Sides of Hat

Round 5: Ch 2, * dc in next st, fpdc in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [48]

Rounds 6-10: Rpt Round 5.

Round 11: Ch 2, *Dec over next 2 sts, dc in next st, fpdc in next st, * rpt * to * around, sl. [36]


Round 12: Ch 2, *fpdc in next st, dc in next st, fpdc in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [36]

Round 13: Ch 1, working through back loops only, loosely sl around, sl. [36]


Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block lightly if desired.

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  1. Chantal says:

    I love this pattern. What can I do to turn it into a hat for a man with a large head about 25”? It will be the first hat that I will make. Thank you.

    1. Hi Chantal,
      This hat might be stretchy enough to fit already. You can certainly add a few increases, but instead of evenly spacing them, I’d put two right next to each other on either end of the hat. That way you’ll be able to keep the alternating dc, fpdc look.

      Hope that helps, happy experimenting!

  2. I’m not really understanding your decrease stitch (imho it needs more detailed explanation). It would be nice to have a video or photo. So you are yarning over and going into the top “v” of the stitch (under both loops), yarn over and come back through the stitch (3 loops on your hook), then yarn over again, and make a front post double crochet coming back through all the stitches (5 loops on you hook)? If so, that’s an explanation that makes sense to me. Thanks.

    1. Katie says:

      Hi there!

      You’re right, a video would be great! I’ve got it in the works, but my kids are STILL on winter vacation and I have no quiet time for filming. I hope to have it done mid January. Hang tight until then!

      Before that- the decrease is really just a double crochet 2 together, but keeping the lines of the fpdc intact. I hope that makes it more clear until I can finally get some quiet time to film.


  3. Joyce says:

    I like this pattern also. I believe the largest crochet hook I have is an N. Would I need to adjust (& how much)? I’m making hats for the homeless in our city.
    Thanks. Have a Blessed day !

    1. Katie says:

      Hi Joyce,
      The only way to know how much you’ll need to adjust is to start crocheting, and see how close you are to the gauge listed in the pattern. But the good news is, sometimes I crochet tightly, so if you’re a loose crocheter, you might be really close!

      The one other way you could get a little more width is to increase the number of stitches you start with to 13-14, or more even. Again, I wouldn’t be able to tell you how many, you’d have to do a few rounds to see what your gauge looks like.

      Hope that helps!

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