Confession time: I am not a morning person. So, for about six months after Daylight Savings “Spring Forward,” I tend to roll out of bed and scramble out the door. This past year, that includes actually having to leave the house and be seen in public taking my son to school. My crazy bed head just wasn’t making my feel happy or beautiful, so I decided to step up my style with a lacy crochet slouch hat.
Adding a slouchy crochet hat to my outfit instantly transforms my bed head into a trendy, put-together look. I made mine in white, so it matches just about anything in my closet. No messy hair, no fussing over my appearance, just effortless boho style. I’m really enjoying being a hat person!
When you’re wearing a crochet slouch hat, nobody can tell if you’ve gone a day without a shampoo. Especially for people like me, whose scalp feels so much healthier with less frequent washing, adding a crochet slouch beanie over is a great way to stretch out the days between washes.
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Plus, it’s just cool! I love it! I even made a matching infinity scarf, here!
Since Florida can get super hot, I knew I wanted to do something a bit different from the more traditional crochet slouch hat patterns free on the web. So, I modified one of my favorite stitch patterns to be more lacy and open. Using a light acrylic yarn helps a lot, too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your Venus Shell Crochet slouch hat.
1 skein Caron Simply Soft Yarn, or approx. 140 yds Worsted (4) weight yarn.
Yarn Needle for weaving in final end.
PS- Hate weaving in your yarn tails? I never sew in more than one! Be sure to check out my Locked Loop Ends Method tutorial for top down hats!
Dc – double crochet
Sk – skip
Sl – slip stitch
St – stitch
Tr – treble crochet
Gauge / Finished Size
The first two rounds measure 2.5”.
There are 3 sc per inch around the brim.
Finished Hat Measures 12” tall by 10” wide to fit a Women’s Large. (There are notes provided for making a baby and child sized hat.)
The crown of the hat is designed to be extra loose and slouchy, so don’t fret if it seems too big before you get to the decrease round before the brim!
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Venus Shell Slouch Hat Pattern
Start with the Crown of the Hat:
Round 1: Make 12 Dc into a magic ring, slip to join. 
Round 2: Using Locked Loop End Method, Ch 2, make 2Dc in each stitch around, slip to join. 
Round 3: Ch 2, *2Dc in next stitch, Dc in the next,* repeat * to * around, sl to join. 
Round 4: Ch 2, *2Dc in next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches,* repeat * to * around, sl to join.  (For a baby sized hat, stop here and skip ahead to Round 7.)
Round 5: Ch 2, *2Dc in next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches,* repeat * to * around, sl to join.  (For a Child sized hat, stop here and skip ahead to Round 7.)
Round 6: Ch 2, *2Dc in next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches,* repeat * to * around, sl to join. 
Continue with the Sides of the Hat:
Round 7: Ch 3, 3 Tr in first st. *sk 2, Dc, sk 2, 5tr* ending with 2tr to complete the first shell. Sl. 
Round 8: Ch 2, *Dc. sk 2, 5tr, sk 2.* Sl to join. 
Rounds 9-20: Repeat rounds 7 and 8. Your hat should measure 11 in (8″, 5″) before continuing to the brim.
Round 21: Working TBL, chain 1. *sk 1, DC 5* continue around. Sl to join. [60 (50, 40)]
Round 22-23: Working TBL, ch 2, Dc around. Sl to join. [60 (50, 40)]
Break yarn and weave in ends.
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