Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Plain Slouch Hat

I decided to make a video. I know a lot of people come to my blog and look at my hats and think that they are too complicated. They really aren't. (well most of them aren't) I have looked online and I haven't found any really good videos on how to crochet a hat (that doesn't mean there aren't any good ones out there, just that I didn't find any in my search that covered everything needed) so I decided to make my own. Most of the ones I found are filmed from the side or from the front. I made a weird rig with coffee cans, duct tape, hangers, and a pen (lol) so I could get the camera to record my perspective. Hopefully this will help beginners. The music in the video is "Ash Koley" My friend Ben introduced me to their music and I immediately loved them. I needed music for the video because I cover so much and there was no way I could talk that fast enough to keep up with the video. If I didn't add music it would be 10 min. of silence. Not very entertaining lol. I really wanted to use their songs so I contacted them and asked permission. Ash replied and told me it was alright. You should check them out. They are really awesome :) Here is a link to the video.
For those of you who already know how to make hats and read a pattern, scroll down. I posted it here. Remember, if you use it please give me credit for the design :)

Plain Slouch Hat © April Folts 2011

Hook size: H

Gauge: 4 inches = 13 stitches and 14 rows

3.5 oz Bernat Mosaic psychedelic 4 ply 100% Acrylic Worsted Weight
a little bit of Red Heart Turqua 4 ply 100% Acrylic Worsted Weight


Ss: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Fpdc: front post double crochet
Bpdc: back post double crochet
FO: Fasten off

This pattern is worked in the round with a marker. Do not join with a ss unless specified

With Psychedelic yarn form a magic circle
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring (8)
Rnd 2: *2 sc in each sc* rep from * to * around (16)
Rnd 3: * 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (24)
Rnd 4: * 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (32)
Rnd 5: * 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (40)
Rnd 6: * 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (48)
Rnd 7: 1 sc in each sc around (48)
Rnd 8: * 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (56)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in each sc around (56)
Rnd 10: * 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (64)
Rnd 11: 1 sc in each sc around (64)
Rnd 12: * 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (72)
Rnd 13: 1 sc in each sc around (72)
Rnd 14: * 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (80)
Rnd 15-34: 1 sc in each sc around (80) (20 rounds)
At the end of rnd 34, switch colors to turqua and join with 1 ss
Rnd 35: 1 sc in each sc around, Join with 1 ss (80)
Rnd 36-40: ch 2, * 1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* rep from * to * around, Join with 1 ss (5 rounds)
FO and hide tails


Unknown said...

You are incredibly talented, thank you for sharing. I like your new blog format.

Deneen said...

Thanks for sharing the free pattern and winter is almost over (I know it's Spring, but it's been crazy, no?)

AprilDraven said...

Bernadine: Thanks! :)

Deneen: Thanks, yah it has been crazy. School was canceled because of snow today. How crazy is that? lol

Unknown said...

April I think you're amazingly talented and you've mentioned before that you want to make a book. I'd be the among the first to buy it if/when you do. Thank you so much for sharing the patterns that you create. I check here everyday to see if you've posted anything new. :)

Jo said...

Just in time!! If I start now, I think I could sneakily just finish it and sneak it into the Impertinent Daughter's Easter basket! Thank you for saving my katooshie!

Anonymous said...

hi april...i have a question. for rows 15-34, i can't seem to get the count correct. like, row 15 will come up as 80 but then row 16, where 80 should be is actually makes me wonder if i'm doing a "swirl job"...could you help me figure out what i'm doing wrong? thank you...

btw, i really like your stuff so, i tend to view your blog and etsy accounts often...


AprilDraven said...

never_forget_amy: awww Thanks :)

Jo: Glad to help :)

tatt'd: Sounds to me like you skipped a stitch somewhere. Whenever I skip stitches it is usually the first stitch of the round or the last. Hopefully that will give you a place to start when looking for the lost stitch :)

Kristin said...

I kept having to rip out rows too. I was trying to watch This Is Spinal Tap and make the hat at the same time! I finally got it right! I finished the hat and it looks awesome. I wish I knew how to send you a picture. The video was incredibly helpful, and had extra instructions that weren't included on the written pattern (ex. bpdc around the last 2 stitches to keep the pattern even in the brim) This is my first hat, so I'm not sure if that is commonplace knowledge or not, but having the video to help me when I got stuck was awesome! I ordered some patterns from you last night. My son fell in love with the Dragon Whelp and I'm going to attempt it..yikes! Thanks so much April, your stuff is amazing!

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çok güzelolmuş said...

I love the colors you used April- it came out so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be spreading the word.

Eulalia Isabel said...

Tus gorros y sombreros, estàn preciosos, me encantan.

Dahlia Dice said...

You make such lovely and most amazing things <3 Just keep on going (and thank you so much for sharing with others)

Bittersweetflavours said...

TQ dear for the pattern and sharing it.... if you like to see mine here it is

needlekrafter said...

thanks for the pattern, april- hope that you are feeling better... it's been quite a while since your last post, and i hope it's not been due to your not feeling well, but b/c of getting busy with crochet designs. btw, congrats on getting some of your patterns listed with annies attic!

Markus Kimura said...

Although I'm more of a crocheter I'm gonna try knit this see how it turns out :)

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Kelki said...

i'm getting ready to attempt this pattern i'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the pattern

Unknown said...

I can't wait to show my daughter this pattern, she is SO into :-) crochet right now!! and as a tween she has a strong sense of cool. I think this hat will fit the bill. Thanks for posting

Jacey Stitches said...

My mom requested a slouchy hat and I immediately thought of your patterns. Made this yesterday and it turned out great. I never would have thought to put the rows of SC in between the increasing rows. It worked really well!

Thanks so much for the free pattern :) I really appreciate it.

Jacey Stitches said...

Just wanted to post an update. I gave this to my mom and she absolutely loved it. Thanks again :)

miamigal said...

I cant read the beginning of this pattern. the words are going over each other..

miamigal said...

Can u redo this for me> can't read the beginning of the pattern. Thx! and I love ur work, very pretty!

AprilDraven said...

Try viewing it in another viewer. Everything is fine on my end.


You are such an amazing and talented young woman... Ty for sharing all of your glorious creations with us!

erodas71 said...

Love this, I love all your patterns. your very talented and I appriciate the free patterns cant wait to try this :)

Tommie Sue Arnold said...

I made this slouch hat tonight. Couldn't find the Bernat Psychedelic on my quick jaunt to the hobby store so I used I Love This Yarn Stripes in Hot Stripe and Red Heart Brt Yellow for the FPDC and BPDC rows. It turned out really cool.

Might me just me but it's a tad loose on my head. But, I have a small head (compacted brain though - lol). I may try 74 or 75 stitches -- whichever helps the band come out even on those alternating PDCs.

Love your patterns and appreciate the ones you share for free. And, the ones you sell are more than reasonably priced.


Tommie Sue

Unknown said...

I'm going to be making this to send in a care package.

Thank you for an awesome hat pattern :)

Amber said...

I am doing this in double crochet for an open weave!

RangelWGeo said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I have been coming to your blog for over 5 years now to peek at new creations and get inspiration. I have not been crocheting as long as you have, and I am self taught, but I have been able to complete many projects from your site with relative ease. Even ones I doubted I would be able to accomplish. Thank you again, April!

Linda said...

Hi April, love your patterns, I had a question on your wool weight, do you use 4 ply or worsted weight yarn, I am from New Zealand and maybe our weights are different