What do you wear when the weather can’t make up its mind? An open work slouchy hat, that’s what! This Grid Slouch is a perfect accessory for literally anyone, anywhere. Let’s work one up today!
Here in Kansas, the weather could be 70 degrees one day and 32 the next. Like last week, for example. This hat is also great for those quick runs to the store when your hair is a mess, or for wearing to a weekend camping trip, or a music festival, or on a windy day. Basically it’s my new favorite accessory and it should be yours, too!
I am using Twill Worsted yarn in the “Dungaree” colorway for my Grid Slouch. This yarn is absolutely divine, and is a 100% Superwash Merino Wool. Since it’s superwash it will not felt when washed, and is so soft to the touch. You’ll be surprised it’s wool!
Of course, if you are allergic to wool or would like to use up some of your stash, a regular worsted weight yarn would work just fine.
Worsted Weight Yarn (Twill Worsted used)
-approx. (107, 146, 186, 200) yards
Crochet hook in size H/5mm
17 Grid sts x 11 rows = 4” square
Pattern written using US terms.
BLO = Back Loop Only
Sizes: (Toddler, Child, Teen/Small adult, Large Adult)
Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern:
Start leaving a ~6” long tail…
Row 1: Ch-9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end. (8)
Rows 2 – (72, 80, 88, 96): Ch-1, turn, sc in BLO of each st to end. (8)
Join band to form a circle without twisting.
Round 1: Ch-1, turn, sc in each row end around. Join to first sc. (72, 80, 88, 96)
Round 2: Ch-3 (counts as dc here and for remainder), turn, dc in next st, ch-2, sk-2 chs, * dc in next 2 sts, ch-2, sk-2 sts * repeat between * * around. Join to top of ch-3. (72, 80, 88, 96)
Round 3: Ch-1, turn, sc in same as turning, ch-2, * sk-2 chs, sc in next 2 sts, ch-2 * repeat between * * around, sc in last st. Join to first sc. (72, 80, 88, 96)
Round 4: Ch-3, turn, dc in next st, ch-2, sk-2 chs, * dc in next 2 sts, ch-2, sk-2 chs * repeat between * * around. Join top of ch-3. (72, 80, 88, 96)
Rounds 5 – (16, 20, 24, 24): alternate rows 3 & 4 (72, 80, 88, 96)
Round (17, 21, 25, 25): repeat round 3 (72, 80, 88, 96)
Round (18, 22, 26, 26): Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next st, ch-1, sk-2 chs, * dc in next 2 sts, ch-1, sk-2 chs * repeat between * * around. Join first dc. (54, 60, 66, 72)
Round (19, 23, 27, 27): Ch-1, turn, sc in same as turning, ch-1, * sk-1 ch, sc in next 2 sts, ch-1 * repeat between * * around, sc in last st. Join to first sc. (54, 60, 66, 72)
Round (20, 24, 28, 28): Ch-3, turn, dc in next. * Sk-ch-sp, dc in next 2 sts * repeat between * * around. Join. (36, 40, 44, 48)
Round (21, 25, 29, 29): Ch-2, do not turn, dc2tog around. Join. (18, 20, 22, 24)
Round (22, 26, 30, 30): Ch-2, do not turn, dc2tog around. Join. (9, 10, 11, 12)
Cinch hole shut and sew bottom band together, stitch for stitch. Weave in all ends.
If this is the first time you’ve worked the Grid Stitch, I hope you love it! This is the same stitch I used to make the Grid Cardi, and the Yoga Mat Bag pattern, both favorites of mine! ♥ Please share a photo of yours in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook or by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media so I can see! 🧐