For all you crocheters out there, I wanted to make an easy and versatile slouch hat pattern using the Berroco Fall ’21 home yarn tasting kit. I arranged the yarns in order from heaviest to lightest (with the laceweight Aerial Color worked together with Remix Chunky), and to account for the different gauges when transitioning from one yarn to the next, you work a decrease round.
The heavier yarns have less yardage, so for those especially I wanted to be sure and use up all the yarn, so I didn’t worry about ending those at the end of a round, instead, I just switched to the next yarn wherever the yarn happened to run out. The medium-weight yarns (Topaz, Dulce, and Lucca) had a fair amount leftover – I could have gone on longer but then the hat would have been extremely tall! (It’s already got a generous amount of slouch, or you can fold it over for more warmth.) If you’d like to use up every bit of the yarns, I’d invite you to try the cowl version instead.
Double Crochet Slouch Hat or Cowl
Designed by Alison Green
Skill level: Easy
Hat: Approximately 20″ / 51 cm around x 13″ / 33 cm high
Cowl: Approximately 22½” / 57 cm around
Note: Directions are for hat, with numbers for cowl in parentheses.
Berroco Yarn Tasting Kit: including Berroco Lanas Quick, Berroco Remix Chunky, Berroco Topaz, Berroco Dulce, and Berroco Lucca
M / 9 mm
K / 6.5 mm
H / 5 mm
7 / 4.5 mm
Lanas Quick: 8 dc and 5 rows = 4″ / 10 cm using size M / 9 mm hook
Remix Chunky + Aerial Color held together: 10 dc and 5½ rows = 4″ / 10 cm using size K / 6.5 mm hook
Topaz: 14½ dc and 8 rows = 4″ / 10 cm using size H / 5 mm hook
Dulce: 14 dc and 7¼ rows = 4″ / 10 cm using size 7 / 4.5 mm hook
Lucca: 15 dc and 8¾ rows = 4″ / 10 cm using size 7 / 4.5 mm hook
To save time and ensure accurate measurements, take time to check gauge.
Using Lanas Quick and size M / 9 mm hook, loosely ch 42 (48), sl st to join in first ch.
Dc in to 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 dc) and into each ch to end, sl st to first dc to join—40 (46) dc.
Work in the round in dc until Lanas Quick is used up.
Note: It’s okay to stop in the middle of a round, and this will allow you to use up all the yarn in the kit.
Work the next (increase) round starting wherever you left off and join with sl st at the original end of rnd, then continue with the increases on the next rnd until all the sts have been worked with the new yarn.
When joining new yarn, end the last dc with the old yarn before pulling the yarn through the last 2 loops on the hook, and instead leave off the old yarn and pull the new yarn through these last two loops.
Join Remix Chunky and Aerial Color held together, and change to size K / 6.5 mm hook.
Inc Rnd 1: Dc in next 0 (2) dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * until all Lanas Quick stitches have been worked with Remix Chunky/Aerial Color—50 (57) dc.
Continue working in dc until Remix Chunky is used up.
Break off Aerial Color. Join Topaz and change to size H / 5 mm hook.
Inc Rnd 2: Dc in next 6 (3) dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * until all stitches have been worked with Topaz—72 (84) dc.
Continue working in dc until Topaz section measures approximately 2½-3″ / 6.5–7.6 cm for hat, or until Topaz is used up for cowl.
Join Dulce and change to size 7 / 4.5 mm hook, and work even in dc for approximately 2½-3″ / 6.5–7.5 cm for hat, or until Dulce is used up for cowl.
For Hat ONLY:
Join Lucca and work even in dc for 2 rounds.
Dec Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as dc), dc in next 3 dc, dc2og, * dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog; rep from * to end—60 dc.
Dec Rnd 2: Ch 1 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, * dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog; rep from * to end—48 dc.
Dec Rnd 3: Ch 1 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, dc2tog, * dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog; rep from * to end—36 dc.
Dec Rnd 4: Ch 1 (counts as dc), dc2tog, * dc in next dc, dc2tog; rep from * to end—24 dc.
Dec Rnd 5: Ch 1 (counts as dc), * dc2tog; rep from * to end—12 dc.
Break off yarn leaving an 8″ / 20 cm long tail. Thread tail into tapestry needle and draw through last round. Pull up tightly and secure, then fasten off.
For Cowl ONLY:
Join Lucca and work even in until Dulce is used up, or desired length. Fasten off.
For both: Weave in all ends and block as desired.