Candy Slouch

I spent Tuesday running around like a chicken with my head cut off; we had several appointments all over the place, which meant a lot of waiting and a lot of time spent in the car. What this also meant was I needed a small project to bring along with me…problem was, I didn’t have a small enough one going, so I grabbed a skein of yarn from my stash and my case of hooks. This pattern is the result. This is the first hat pattern I’ve made through crocheting (the rest are knit) so figuring out how to decrease the crown took a few hours, but I figured it out! When I have a few more free minutes, I plan to create a photo tutorial on how to do it, but I tried to explain it the best I could in the meantime. 


Candy Slouch
Materials:

  • 1 Skein of Light Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable was used)
  • G Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Only one size is available right now, but if fits everyone in my family; from my three year old to myself, but since you work off of measurements, it can easily be adjusted.
Directions:

Ch 8

Row 1: Sl st into 2nd ch from hook and across, turn. (7 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in BLO, sl st into each of the 7 sts across, turn. (7 sts)

Repeat row 2 until desired length or until brim measures 17″, make sure to end on an even number, join the two ends of the brim together and sl st through the back loops of each end.

Rotate work 180 degrees so you’re working along the sides of the brim.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same stitch and in each stitch around (be sure you have an even number), join with a sl st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, ch 3, sc in next stitch, *sc in next stitch, ch 3, sc in next stitch** repeat from *to** around, (you can place a stitch marker in your first ch 3 space if you wish), DO NOT JOIN.

Round 3: (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in each ch-3 space around, DO NOT JOIN.

Repeat Round 3 until it measures 8″ from the brim or desired length.
To decrease:
Notes:

You will still be working in the ch-3 spaces only.
If you find yourself with an extra stitch, just (sc, ch 3, sc) in the final stitch.

Round 1: (Sc, ch 3, sc)in first space, sc2tog (you’re single crocheting two chain spaces together), (ch 3, sc)in same stitch as your sc2tog, *(sc, ch3, sc)in next space, sc2tog** repeat from *to** around.
Round 2: (Sc, ch 3, sc)in each ch-3 space around.

Continue working rounds 1 & 2 until you have 6 ch-3 spaces left. Finish off leaving a long length for sewing. Weave length of yarn through last 6 stitches and pull tight to close. Secure and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I’ve come to!

Stay Creative!

*Courtney*
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