Free Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern Miranda Slouch

by Lorene on January 1, 2013

“Miranda” Adult Slouch Hat

This free slouch hat crochet pattern was inspired by a great women, who helped me tremendously and formatted this blog for me, Miranda of Work at Home Adventures.  She is the sister to fellow hooker Corina Gray of Stitch 11.   Corina and Miranda are also joint owners of the new up and coming free crochet pattern directory The Yarn Box.

This slouch hat is an intermediate pattern but can easily be modified for a beginner by changing a few stitches {changes will be in brackets}

This pattern is written for adults but you can find the pre-teen to young teen size here (I would estimate that the pre-teen pattern would comfortably fit a 9-14 yo).  The sizing is very forgiving because of the design of the hat.   More pattern sizes will be coming soon.

I have worked this one up using two different types of yarn, Red Heart and Caron’s One Pounder, both work well but I prefer the Caron’s in this application.

free crochet pattern Miranda puff stitch slouch

Special Stitches

mc/r- magic circle/ring- great video tutorial here

ps-  puff stitch
yarn over *(YO) insert hook in stitch, YO and draw up loop ** (three loops on hook).  Repeat from * to ** (five loops on hook).  YO and pull through all five loops.  (this is technically not a complete ps, most puff stitches have an additional YO and draw through with seven loops left on hook before the final pull through).

yarn over, insert hook, pull through, yarn over, insert hook into same space, yarn over, pull through, ( five loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all five  loops

dc2tog ps- decrease two together puff stitch-
yarn over, insert hook, pull through, yarn over, insert hook into next space, yarn over, pull through, ( five loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all five  loops

fpdc- front post double crochet
same as double crochet except hook is inserted behind the post (from back to front) of the previous dc and not in the normal space

cs sc- crab stitch single crochet
worked the like a normal single crochet except done in the opposite direction, you will be working backward along the previous row.  Loop will need to be slightly loose to accomplish this.  Pull up slightly on loop and insert it into the previous space, yarn over and pull through, repeat until end.

Notes:

Like most of my patterns this hat is worked as seamlessly as possible.  Instructions are in pattern.
You will know that you are working in the right way because all decreases and increases will end in the last space.

Materials
Worsted weight acrylic yarn- Red Heart, Caron’s One Pounder, Vanna’s Choice, etc
5.0mm (H) hook
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

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PATTERN

  1. mc/r (tutorial HERE) with 10 ps inside ring, join with sl st to close, pull tight
  2. ch1, sk next sp, 2ps in every sp, last two stitches will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <20st>
  3. ch1, sk next sp, ps around, working 2ps into every other sp (1ps, 2ps, 1 ps, 2ps around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <30st>
  4. ch 1, sk next sp, ps around working 2ps in every 3rd sp (1ps, 1ps, 2ps, around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <40st>
  5. ch 1, sk next sp, ps around working 2ps in every 4th sp (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 2ps, around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <50st>
  6. ch 1, sk next sp, ps around working 2ps in every 5th  sp (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 2ps, around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <60st>
  7. ch 1, sk next sp, ps around working 2ps in every 6th sp (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 2ps, around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <70st>
  8. ch 1, sk next sp, ps around working 2ps in every 7th sp (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 2ps, around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <80st>
  9. ch 1, sk next sp, ps around working 2ps in every 8th sp (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 2ps, around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <90st>
  10. ch 1, sk next sp, ps around working 2ps in every 9th sp (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1sp, 1sp, 1sp, 2ps, around), last 2ps will be placed into the previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <100st>
  11. ch1, sk next sp, ps around working 1ps in every stitch, last ps will be placed in previous sk sp (working over the ch 1), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <100st>
  12. ch1 sk next sp, ps around working dec2tog ps in every 9th sp, (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1dec2tog ps around), last dec2tog ps will be worked between ch1 (1st part of st before ch1 and 2nd part of st after the ch1, in the previous sk sp), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <90st>
  13. ch1 sk next sp, ps around working dec2tog ps in every 8th sp, (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1dec2tog ps around), last dec2tog ps will be worked between ch1 (1st part of st before ch1 and 2nd part of st after the ch1, in the previous sk sp), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <80st>
  14. ch1 sk next sp, ps around working dec2tog ps in every 7th sp, (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1dec2tog ps around), last dec2tog ps will be worked between ch1 (1st part of st before ch1 and 2nd part of st after the ch1, in the previous sk sp), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <70st>
  15. ch1 sk next sp, ps around working dec2tog ps in every 6th sp, (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1dec2tog ps around), last dec2tog ps will be worked between ch1 (1st part of st before ch1 and 2nd part of st after the ch1, in the previous sk sp), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <60st>
  16. ch1 sk next sp, ps around working dec2tog ps in every 5th sp, (1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1ps, 1dec2tog ps around), last dec2tog ps will be worked between ch1 (1st part of st before ch1 and 2nd part of st after the ch1, in the previous sk sp), sl st (in sp before 1st ps) to join <50st>
  17. ch 1, sk next sp, 1dc in every sp around, sl st (in sp before 1st dc) to join <50st>
  18. {for beginner, or if you do not want to do front post crochet around, make 5-6 rows of sc instead and finish with one row of sl st}
  19. ch1, sk next sp, 1dc in next sp, 1fpdc in next sp, work around alternating dc and fpdc, last dc will be placed in previous sk sp, sl st (in space before 1st dc) to join <50st>
  20. ch1, sk next sp, 1dc in next sp, 1fpdc in next sp, work around alternating dc and fpdc, last fpdc will be placed in previous sk sp, sl st (in space before 1st dc) to join <50st>
  21. cs around to finish <50 st>.  To finish you will cut yarn about 6” long after last cs (do not sl st to join) and pull yarn all the way through after completing st.  Thread tapestry needle and insert into the sp between the loop of first cs, pull through to inside of hat and secure with knot, weave in ends to finish.  Weave in tail of mc/r.

free crochet pattern Miranda puff stitch slouch #cre8tioncrochet

 

I hope you have enjoyed my free slouch hat crochet pattern , The Miranda Adult Slouch Hat.  If you have any questions please comment below or on our fb page and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Pre Teen/Young Adult Size also available HERE

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Lupe February 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Hi Lorene,

I fell in love with this hat as soon as I saw it, so I started making right away. I’m still a begginer so it took me a long time to figure it out at the beggining.
Anyway, by the time I was done I noticed how small it was! It fits my 2 1/2 year old. What did I do wrong? I made the right amount of rounds. Should I have used a looser tention on my puff stitches? Or maybe, did I use the wrong type of yarn (Bernat satin worsted weight)?
I would like to try again…so please help?

Thank you, Lupe

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Lorene February 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

yes the satin is really THIN. I would recommend either Caron’s One Pounder (not the Simply Soft, that is also really thin) or Red Heart, or Vannas Choice(though I haven’t tried it in the Vanna’s). You may also need to go up in hook size. I crochet pretty loose so maybe you should use half a size larger on your hook. At least it fits your daughter, and won’t be wasted, lol. If you have any problems with the other yarn please let me know. I have made this hat 3-4x and it is my most popular pattern, this is the first time I’m hearing about it not working out well so please let me know.

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Lupe February 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Okay, thank you. I’m going to try a different yarn and go up half a hook size.
Hopefully it will work out for me this time :)

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Callie June 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I’m about halfway through the hat and I’m noticing that mine is coming up really small as well. I crochet pretty tight.
What is your gauge on this? That would REALLY help me in picking the right size hook for this.

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Lorene June 10, 2013 at 7:30 am
Callie June 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I emailed you yesterday, but didn’t hear anything. Just don’t know if you check this more often. Any luck finding the other hat?

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Lorene June 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

haven’t check my email yet today. I did not even look yet, totally forgot… I will grab it now!!! The 1st two rounds measure 2.5″ for me. I think the Caron’s One Pounder may be slightly thicker than Red Heart. Try a half or whole size larger hook. If that doesn’t work than you may need to add one or two increasing rounds (and therefore decreasing rounds too). The total width of my finished hat is 12″. Hope this helps. If you need more info or help please let me know.

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Callie June 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

You’re awesome! Thanks!!

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Karolin October 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Love the hat!!! Haven’t worked it up yet but I’ve got a quick question for you…

If I were to work a double strand in sport weight would you recommend going up a hook size at all?? I just have a lot of sport weight that if like to use up!! Lol

Thanks a bunch!!
Karolin

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Lorene October 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

you know I don’t know, better to be slightly larger than slightly smaller so I would probably use a 5.5mm hook

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Yolanda Martinez December 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Love your hat….just having a little problem understanding the instructions…do you chain one between PS…is it possible to show a diagram….
Thanks.

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Lorene January 5, 2014 at 10:33 am

I can try to add a diagram this week. I do not chain one between the puff stitches. Just follow my explanation at the top for how to do the puff stitch.

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Twyla February 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

How many yards or ounce,s do you need for this hat. I love the pattern and have read the instructions. If using the caron’s one pounder yarn do you need the full skein?

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Lorene February 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm

It is less than one skein but I don’t remember for sure how much it uses… I used to not keep track of those things, I do now. Sorry. But if you have a whole skein than you will have plenty.

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Twyla February 3, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Ok Thanks. I have a whole skein, I just wanted to make sure I had enough. I am anxious to get started on the hat. Thanks so much for posting the pattern.

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Ashley April 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Very pretty hat! I am trying to make one but can not seem to get the puff stitch right and am wondering if there is an explanation that could be given with how many loops i am pulling through on each part of the stitch or a video tutorial. My loops on the hook do not seem to be matching up and i am getting lost with it. Thank you in advance!!

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Lorene April 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

It is listed in the pattern, but I’ll make it clearer because it is a little ambiguous… here is the correction.

PS- puff stitch- yarn over *(YO) insert hook in stitch, YO and draw up loop ** (three loops on hook). Repeat from * to ** (five loops on hook). YO and pull through all five loops. (this is technically not a complete ps, most puff stitches have an additional YO and draw through with seven loops left on hook before the final pull through).

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