If you liked my Great Lakes Beanie you are going love the Great Lakes Slouch! The Great Lakes Slouch is sassy and fun. Great to wear and fun to crochet. I think you’re going to love it!
Like her little sister, the Great Lakes Slouch gets her amazing texture from changing up of how basic stitches are worked. You start off by working single crochet in the round through all the increases. Remember, you can increase or decrease the circumference of the hat by making changes in this increase section. Then you start working in joined rounds. Sometimes you’ll work on the right side, and on the rows with the bumps, you will turn your work and crochet with the wrong side facing you for that row.
The slouch is fun to crochet and you can get one done in an evening or two.
Great Lakes Slouch Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- US H8/5 mm crochet hook (Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- 4 oz Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Eggplant.
- tapestry needle and scissors
Fits a medium sized adult. Finished size: About 20″ around by 10.5″ long.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 sts). Work in rounds through row 11.
R2: 2 sc in ea st around (12 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st)
R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (42 st)
R8: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)
R9: *sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (54 st)
R10: *sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next, repeat from * around (60 st)
R11: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next, repeat from * around (72 st)
Note: in the next section, work rows by start and stopping each round, joining with a sl st to the start of each round.
R12: Slip stitch to next st. ch1, sc in same st, ch 1, skip next st, *sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st*, repeat * to * around. Sl st to first sc at end of round.
R13: TURN WORK so wrong side of hat is now facing you. *Sl st in next space, hdc in same space*. Repeat * to * around. At the end of the round, sl st to 1st sl st. This will make bumps on the right side. At the end of the row, there should be 36 bumps.
R14: TURN WORK so right side of hat is now facing. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, ch 1, skip next st, *sc in next st, ch 1 , skip next st* Repeat * to * around.
R15-18: repeat rows 13 & 14 twice
R19: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *sc in next space, sc in next st*, repeat around working a sc in ea st and space around. (72 st)
R20: On right side of work, ch1, sc in same space as joining. sc around (72 st)
R21-38: Repeat rows 12-20 TWICE
Now continue to work the brim as follows:
R39: ch 2, hdc around (72 st), join.
R40-43: ch 3, *front post hdc in next st, back post hdc in next st* repeat * to * around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you’d like you can add more rows of post stitches to make the ribbing larger. You can also finish off by doing a round of single crochet like we did on the Great Lakes Beanie.
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