Do you find yourself watching television and noticing everything that's knit or crochet? Lately, many have been taking note of the different hats being worn by the Olympians. Some are simple, some complex, but most are likely machine knit. So when you don't want to spend $100, or wait for one to arrive from an online store, what do you do? You set out to make your own handmade knit-look creation.
Tammy posted in my Facebook Community Group asking if anyone knew of a crochet version of the slouch worn by Olympian Chloe Kim. Since I needed a break from a large project I had been working on, I grabbed a large hook, some super bulky yarn, and set out to create a knit-look crochet version for her (and all of you).
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- Yarn: Yarn used for the sample shown above is Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick; 6 / Super Bulky Weight Yarn; 1 ball (106 yards)
- Crochet Hook: M/N/9.00mm (my favorite hooks are Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Locking Stitch Markers
- Tapestry Needle
- Faux Fur Pom (optional)
- Fun Fur Pom - Click HERE for a free tutorial
- USA Patches (fabric or faux leather) - I found some on Etsy HERE
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- ch(s): chain(s)
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
- hdc: half double crochet
- FLO: front loop only
- BLO: back loop only
- RS: right side
- SM: stitch marker
- Rep: repeat
- See gauge swatch instructions below.
- Fits Head Size, Teen/Adult: 21" - 23-⅓" head circumference
- For Kids' Sizes Click HERE
- Turning chains are not counted as a stitch or included in stitch count.
- The first stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain, unless stated otherwise.
- Yardage: 104 yards (just shy of one ball of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick)
- This hat is worked sideways using my favorite short row method and then it is seamed.
- If you prefer a longer or shorter hat, simply increase or decrease your foundation chain.
- If you need to adjust the circumference of your hat to make it larger, simply begin another short row section and work additional rows, ending w/ an odd numbered row, then seam.
- If you need to adjust the circumference of your hat to make it smaller, simply work fewer rows, making sure to end with an odd numbered row before the seam.
- Video Tutorial - Click Here
Gauge Swatch Instructions
Gauge: 8.75 sts = 4"; 8 rows = 4.25"
Row 1 (RS): Using a 9.00mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), ch 10. working into the back hump of the foundation chain, hdc into the 2nd ch from your hook, hdc in each ch across. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 4 - 8: Rep Rows 2 - 3, ending w/ a Row 2 rep.
Finished Size: 4.11" W x 4.25" H
Video Tutorial - Click HERE
Knit-Look Hat Instructions (Adult)
Finished Size (laid flat): 8-½" W x 12-½" L (band not folded up); 8-½" W x 10" L (band folded up) *Note: Finished length is shorter than Row 1 due to the nature of the short rows.
Row 1 (RS): Using a 9.00mm crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), ch 29, working into the back hump of the foundation ch, hdc in the 2nd ch from your hook, hdc in each ch across. Turn. (28 sts) Length of Row 1: 13"
Tip: Place a SM in the FLO of the first hdc of Row 1 & every odd numbered row throughout. If you haven't worked short rows before, this will help you complete Row 8 & the end of each short row section after Row 8.
Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each of the next 27 sts (leave the last st unworked). Turn. (27 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn. (27 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each of the next 26 sts (leave the last st unworked). Turn. (26 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn. (26 sts)
Row 6: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each of the next 25 sts (leave the last st unworked). Turn. (25 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn. (25 sts)
Row 8: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across previous row, BLO sl st in each unworked st to Row 1. Turn. (28 sts) Remove SM after completing this row.
Row 9: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn. (28 sts)
Rows 10 - 15: Rep Rows 2 - 7.
Row 16: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across previous row, BLO sl st in each unworked st to Row 9. Turn. (28 sts)
Row 17: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn. (28 sts)
Rows 18 - 23: Rep Rows 2 - 7.
Row 24: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across previous row, BLO sl st in each unworked st to Row 17. Turn. (28 sts)
Row 25: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn. (28 sts)
Rows 26 - 31: Rep Rows 2 - 7.
Seam - Row 32: See photos below. With the Right Side of the hat facing you bring the first row up to meet the last row. Position your working yarn so that it's on the inside of the hat. Slip stitch the rows together using the following method: insert your hook (from front to back) into the FLO of the 1st stitch of Row 1 (first pic below), insert your hook (from back to front) into the BLO of the 1st stitch of the last row (second pic below), yo, pull thru all loops on your hook (third pic below). Continue in this way across the hat to complete the seam. When you get to the unworked stitches of the short rows, continue seaming in the BLO just as you would do to finish up a section of short rows (fourth pic below). You can also see a video tutorial of this seam being working HERE.
Fasten off leaving an 8" tail of yarn. Continue on to finishing.
Using a yarn needle and the 8” yarn tail, weave in and out of ends of crown opening. Pull yarn tight to close gap. Weave in ends. Add a pom, if desired. Fold the edge of the hat up 2-½" and wear!
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I love the look of this hat! BUT, I can not get my wrong side to look like yours. I'm obviously doing something wrong. Do you have a video tutorial showing how to make the stitches used in this hat? Thanks!
Hi Connie ~ I finally fought my internet and won and the video tutorial is now available!
Do you have. the istructions in left hand. Tank you..
Hi Barbara- I do not, however, isn't it the same as right handed except yours will be a mirror image to mine? Jennifer
Thank you so much for this pattern. I am not an expert crocheter but I managed to create a really beautiful hat I am so pleased with.
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern.
What non-wool yarn brand would you suggest for this? Thanks!
One of the yarn I used for mine is Lion Brand's Hometown. It is an acrylic yarn.
Since hometown has less yardage, do we still need one skein to make one without the Pom Pom? Thanks!
I love ❤️ love this pattern!! Thank you so very much for sharing , it’s just what I needed today!
I'm glad you love it, Karen. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
This is a beautiful pattern. Would it be easy to add a second color for a two tone hat?
It would be easy to create a 2-tone hat. It depends on how striped you'd like it, but I'd recommend only changing colors every other row to keep from having too many ends to weave in.