February 22, 2015

Pin Laced Slouch Hat -free crochet pattern-

This slouchy hat is made from luxurious 100% Bamboo.   Bamboo is very soft and silky, and gives this hat a nice drape.  

The hat itself, is worked up very differently; it begins with the ribbed band around the bottom, then worked back and forth in rows, leaving chained loops on each end.  

Once height is achieved, the loops are worked up similarly to hairpin lace.  

The hat is then closed off, using decreasing stitches in rounds.  

The ribbed band has extra length, creating an overlapping cuff, where you can sew on buttons, a attach a pin, or just sew it together.


Designed By:  Farrah Hodgson 

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: 
Size: Adult head










THE PATTERN

Starting with the ribbed band, using hook size 4.5mm (G)

Row 1: Ch 13; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 11chs.
Rows 2-86: Ch 1, turn; working in back loops, sc in next 12 sts.



Continuing on in rows for the head

Row 1: Working along the tops of rows 1-86, ch 1, work a sc at the end of each row until the 70th row, leave the last 16 row ends unworked.

Row 2:  SWITCH TO HOOK SIZE 5.0mm (H) for remainder of pattern! Ch 11, turn; skipping next 11chs, -this creates a loop- (sc in next 6sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times. (80sc)

Row 3: Ch 11, turn; skipping next 11 chs, (sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st) 10 times. (90sc)

Rows 4-44: Ch 11, turn; skipping next 11 chs, sc in next 90sts.  Do NOT fasten off.

You have something that looks like this!
Now you will "lace up" the end loops

-Line up the loop ends of one side to the loop ends of the opposite side, folding inwards so that the longer side of the band is on the right handed side. 



You will lace them up by:

1. Grab the first loop on the bottom right- pull the first loop on the left through the right loop;



2. Grab the next loop on the bottom right- pull through the left loop;



3. Grab the next loop on the bottom left- pull through the right loop;  



Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you get to the end, no loops remaining. 



Pull your work outward so that you see the laced braid more definitive.  You may place a pin or stitch holder in the last loop so that it doesn't pull back out.  You will secure this end in later.

Starting where you left off at the end of row 44…



Row 45: Ch 1, turn, (right side) sc in next 90 sc; work a sc in the last lace up loop (this secures your last loop), sl st in 1st sc to join. (91sc)


Row 46: Ch1, turn; skip 1st sc; (sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (80sc)
Row 47: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (70sc)
Row 48: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (60sc)
Row 49: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (50sc)
Row 50: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (40sc)
Row 51: Ch1, turn; (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (30sc)
Row 52: Ch1, turn; (sc in next st, sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (20sc)
Row 53: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (10sc)
Row 54: Ch1, turn; (sc2tog) 5 times, sl st in 1st sc to join. (5sc)

Fasten off.  Sew in ends.

Sew a button on the band cuff, or use a broach clip, or pin.


2 comments:

  1. Nice pattern :)

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  2. even though you have provided pics and instructions i am still having problems understanding the lacing up part. thanks

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