Dancing Ribbons Slouchy Hat
This is a new piece to the Dancing Ribbons line. I was inspired to do the slouchy hat with spring in mind. I love the look of the twists in the pattern because it reminds me of the twists in a ribbon in the wind.
This pattern was designed by Cre8tion Crochet Contributor Nondas Hensley of Yarn Medleys from the Heart
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160 yards of bulky weight (5) yarn
8.00MM (L/11) Hook
Adult 19-21” circumference
Gauge: 2 completed TwSt x 2 TwSt rows = 3″ x 3″
Crown gauge: R1-R6 = 6″ across
MC – magic circle, ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, fphdc – front post half double crochet, dc – double crochet, dc4tog – double crochet 4 together, st(s) – stitch(es), slst – slip stitch, YO – yarn over
BegTwSt– Beginning Twisted St
Starting in first st, dc4tog, Ch 2, *YO and insert hook through all 5 loops that were pulled through for the dc4tog and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops (dc made).* Repeat *to* 3 more times.
TwSt– Twisted stitch
YO 3 times, dc4tog in next 4 sts. (3 loops remain)
Using remaining 3 loops dc, *YO and insert hook through all 5 loops that were pulled through for the dc4tog and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through the remaining 2 loops (dc made).* Repeat *to* 2 more times.
A. dc4tog in Ch 3, 4, 5, and 6
B. Hook shows where to insert for front loops
C. Hook is through the 5 loops to start a dc
D.Loop pulled through, ready to do dc
E. One completed dc
F. One completed Beg Twisted Stitch G. YO 3 times, insert into next st
H. Beg of dc4tog, ready to pull through 5 loops ONLY
I. Completed dc4tog, 3 loops left for first dc
J. 1 complete beg twist st and 1 complete twist st
- The fphdc stitches do NOT line up in the crown. They are staggered on purpose for texture.
- The fphdc in the following rows DO NOT line up, they are opposite giving a woven effect.
R1: ch1, 8 hdc in MC, join. Pull tight to close circle. <8 hdc >
R2: ch1, hdc in same st as join, fphdc same st, *(hdc, fphdc same st)* repeat *to* around. Join. <8 hdc, 8 fphdc >
R3: ch1, (hdc, fphdc same st), hdc in next, *(hdc, fphdc in same st), hdc in next* repeat *to* around. Join. <16 hdc, 8 fphdc >
R4: ch1, (hdc, fphdc same st), hdc next 2, *(hdc, fphdc same st), hdc next 2* repeat *to* around. Join. <24 hdc, 8 fphdc >
R5: ch1, hdc in same and next 2, (hdc, fphdc in same)* hdc 3, (hdc, fphdc in same st)* repeat *to* around. Join. <32 hdc, 8 fphdc >
R6: ch1, hdc in same, (hdc, fphdc in same st), hdc 4, *(hdc, fphdc in same), hdc 4* repeat *to* around, ending with hdc 3 in last 3 sts. Join. <40 hdc, 8 fphdc >
R7: ch2, begTwSt, TwSt around. Join. <12 TwSt st>
R8: slst over to 3rd dc of TwSt from previous row. ch2, BegTwSt, (last 2 sts of first TwSt and first 2 of second TwSt of previous row) TwSt around. Join. <12 TwSt>
R9-11: Repeat R8 (If you would like extra slouch, repeat once more) <12 TwSt>
R12 (13): ch1, sc around. Join to first sc. <48 st>
NOTE: The fphdc in the following rows DO NOT line up, they are opposite giving a woven effect.
R13 (14): CH1, hdc in same st as joining, * fphdc in NEXT st, hdc next* around. Join. (48 sts>
R14 (15): CH1, fphdc in same st as join, * hdc in NEXT st, fphdc next* around. Join. <48 sts>
R15-R16 (16-17): Repeat R13 and R14 once.
After R16 (17), fasten off and weave in ends
I hope you enjoyed this free slouchy hat pattern, The Dancing Ribbons Slouchy Hat
Stay tuned for more contributor patterns by Yarn Medleys from the Heart. In the meantime, you can find her collection on Ravelry.
Nondas Hensley is the owner of Yarn Medley’s from the Heart. She has been crocheting for 22 years. Her favorite things to design are new things with fun stitches. You can find her on Facebook, Ravelry and her blog.