Childs Slouch Hat with Ribbed Edge

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This slouch hat is designed to fit a young child (5-8 years old) but can easily be modified to fit anyone.  For pattern help visit us on facebook


Red Heart yarn in your choice of color (approx 1/6 of a skein)
5.5mm hook

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

st- stitch

mc- magic circle/ring– watch my video tutorial HERE

sl st- slip stitch

ch- chain

hdc- half double crochet-
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops

fpdc- front post  double crochet
yarn over, insert hook behind post of stitch from bottom to top, yarn over pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1st two loops (two loops now on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook

dec2tog- decrease 2 together (all done with double crochet in this application)
insert hook into space yarn over pull through, insert hook into next space, yarn over and pull through 1st two loops, yarn over and pull through both loops left on hook


When using the seamless method (link in pattern) the decreasing rounds may seem strange at first .  Each dec2tog will go into the space where it was done in the previous row.  This place will move as you work your way around the hat.  It should be easy to locate space though.  If you are having a hard time doing decreasing rounds with seamless method you can change to your normal way of crocheting in the round to finish decreasing rounds.  If you have any questions please inbox me on facebook or email me at

002  can you see any seams???
Use my seamless method, link in pattern.


  1. Mc/r with 10hdc
  2. Using the second seamless method described here
    2dc in every st <20>
  3. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every other st <30>
  4. Dc in every st with an an extra dc in every 3rd st <40>
  5. Dc in every st with an extra dc in in every 4th st <50>
  6. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 5th st <60>
  7. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 6th st <70>
  8. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 7th st <80>
  9. Dc in every st with an extra dc in every 8th st <90>
  10. Dc in every st <90>
  11. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 8th st <80>
  12. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 7th st <70>
  13. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 6th  st <60>
  14. Dc in every st but dec2tog at every 5th  st <50>
  15. Dc in every st <50>
  16. Dc with fpdc in every other st around
  17. Dc with fpdc in every other st around
  18. Dc with fpdc in every other st around
  19. Finish with single crab stitch around

To finish off add button and flowers

Simple Flower Pattern:

  1. 10sc in mc/r.  sl st to join but do not pull tight
  2. *ch 1 and into next sp crochet as follows, 1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1sc.  Sl st into next space and repeat from * four  more times.  fasten off
  3. check that hole is right size for button and fasten center and weave in ends

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Layer flowers for an even cuter look!


I hope you enjoyed cre8ting this with me and as always

have FUN and happy hookin’

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  1. 1

    Renee Griffin says

    This is so cute Lorene! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I’m going to make one this week thanks again to you. By the way, I love green. 😉

    • 2

      Lorene says

      Sorry, somehow I missed this comment. Glad you liked it. How did it work out for you? I’d love to post a pic to the blog of your finished product.

  2. 3

    Cyndi Broesel says

    This is the page I found the error on. Hope it helps you find it. Thanks for your help and quick response.

    • 4

      Lorene says

      I fixed it.. I totally write my patterns differently now too, I will have to go back and re write the entire thing, lol. Thanks

  3. 5

    Mary says

    What would you recommend for a sale price. I never know would love and idea I think I price too low but I never know. Thanks

    • 6

      Lorene says

      All of my new patterns include a recommended sale price, but my older one’s do not… I hope to go back and add all the new information to all of my old patterns as well. I sell this hat for $18 without the flowers $20 including two interchangeable flowers. Plus shipping!

    • 8

      Lorene says

      increase by more rows, so after row 9, increase in every 9th st for the next round, then every 10th st for the next round… then be sure to decrease by the same amount, so after increasing do your decreases, starting by decreasing in every 10th st, then 9th st, then 8th ect.

      OR you can increase by the same amount but just add rows (in between increases and decreases).

      each will give you a different look

  4. 9

    Diane says

    I would like to make this hat for my niece. She will be a year old her head measured 19 inches can you tell me how to modified this pattern. Thanks

    • 10

      Lorene says

      The only thing I can say is to add a few increase rounds and a few decrease rounds (same number of increase and decrease). I’m having a family emergency today so I am unable to help more, sorry!

  5. 11

    Janet says

    I ran across this pattern recently, and fell in love with it. BUT, I’m having a bit (well, more than a bit – a lot) of problem with the band. I worked the hat up through round 15, where I did fifty (50) DC. .Then I began the three rows of FPDC in every other stitch

    However, when I finished the three rounds called for, the band was not even big enough to fit my doll, much less a five-year-old! What happened? I really want to find out what to do, as I love this pattern.


    • 12

      Lorene says

      What weight yarn did you use? I’m wondering if you decreased sts when you did the fpdc in every other. Did you do the dcs in between the fpdcs?

      • 13

        Janet says

        .Lorene, it does help to REALLY read the instructions!. I read and retread the instructions and did not see that it said DC then FPDC. It worked when I did that. :) Thanks for your help.

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