Friday, April 11, 2014

The Easy Magic Slouch



Introduction: I have named this free crochet hat pattern, The Easy Magic Slouch as it's decorative and textured look is so easy to achieve. The decorative bumps are made by placing a trpl crochet in between 2 sc's, the larger st placed between the 2 smaller st's force the larger st to poke out, so much easier and quicker than making a bobble st or a popcorn st and less yarn too! now that's magic. The texture of the st's in the body of the hat is achieved by placing a hdc and dc next to each other and repeated for the round, the texture of the hat edge is a row of sc's followed by a row of bpsc which completes the easy magic slouch, I hope you have as much fun making this hat pattern as I did whilst writing it. Find me on Face Book.































To fit: Adult
Yarn: 8 ply approx 150 gm’s US DK/Medium
Hook size: 4 mm US G/6
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner +
Tension: medium
Time: approx 3 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc =double crochet
Trpl = triple crochet
Bpsc = back post single crochet, there is a video tutorial on how to do the bpsc on the video's page of this blog.


Please note! the beginning 2 chain is not counted as a stitch
Starting at the top of the crown
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or use a magic ring
Row 1, ch 2, work 12 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, join this way on each round (12 dc)

Increase in every stitch
Row 2, ch 1 work (1 hdc,1 dc) in each dc to end, join (24 st's)
Increase in every 2nd stitch
Row 3, ch 2 work 1 dc in 1st st, work (1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st, *work 1 dc in next st, work (1 hdc,1 dc) in next st* repeat from *to* to end, join (36 st's)
Increase in every 3rd stitch
Row 4, ch 2, work 1 dc in 1st st, work 1 dc in next st, work (1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st, *work 1 dc in each of next 2 st's, work (1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st* repeat from *to* to end, join (48 st's)
Increase in every 4th stitch
Row 5, ch 2, work 1 dc in 1st st, work 1 dc in each of the next 2 st's, work (1hdc, 1 dc) in next st, *work 1 dc in each of next 3 st's, (1hdc, 1 dc) in next st* repeat from *to* to end, join (60 st's)
Increase in every 5th stitch
Row 6, ch 2, work 1 dc in 1st st, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 st's, work (1hdc, 1 dc) in next st, *work 1 dc in each of next 4 st's, work (1hdc, 1 dc) in next st* repeat from *to* to end, join, (72 st's)
Increase in every 6th stitch
Row 7, ch 2, work 1 dc in 1st st, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 st's, work (1hdc, 1 dc) in next st, *work 1 dc in each of next 5 st's, work (1hdc, 1 dc) in next st* repeat from *to* to end, join, (84 st's)
***Color change
Row 8, ch 1, work 1 sc in 1 st, work 1 trpl in next st, (push the trpl's forward so they poke outward), *work 1 sc in next st, work 1 trpl in next st* repeat from *to* to end, join (84 st's)
***Color change
Row 9, ch 2 work 1 dc in 1st, work 1 hdc in next st, *work 1 dc in next st, work 1 hdc in next st* repeat from *to* to end, join
Row 10 and 11, repeat row 9
***Color change
Row 12, repeat row 8
***Color Change
Row 13, 14 and 15 repeat rows, 9
***Color change
Row 16,
repeat row 8
***Color change
Row 17, 18 and 19 repeat row, 9
***Color change
Row 20, repeat row 8
Row 21, 22 and 23 repeat row, 9
***Color Change
Row 24, repeat row 8
Row 25 and 26, repeat row 9
Begin the hat edge
Row 27, ch 1 work 1 sc in each st to end, do not join
Row 28, to make the 1 st bpsc, come in from behind the ch 1, insert hook into the space between the ch 1 and the 1st sc and make the bpsc around the 1st sc, work 1 bpsc in each st to end, make join into the top of the 1st bpsc
***Color change
Row 29, ch 1 work 1 sc in each st to end, do not join
Row 30, work 1 bpsc in each st to end, join
***Color change
Row 31,
ch 1 work 1 sc in each st to end, do not join
Row 32, work 1 bpsc in each st to end, join
***Color change
Row 33, ch 1 work 1 sc in each st to end, do not join
Row 34, work 1 bpsc in each st to end, join
***Color change
Row 35, ch 1 work 1 sc in each st to end, do not join
Row 36, work 1 bpsc in each st to end, join
***Color change
Row 37, ch 1 work 1 sc in each st to end, do not join
Row 38, work 1 bpsc in each st to end, join
***Color change
Row 39, ch 1 work 1 sc in each st to end, do not join
Row 40, work 1 bpsc in each st to end, join, finish off and sew in ends



















Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
2014.
You can sell your items made from this free crochet pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello just stopped by to like this pattern!

Shauna Stott said...

Love this so much Cat! Just what I've been looking for!
Also here to enter the 'give away'!

Sandra Medlin Elliott said...

This hat is so cute and I really like the new stitch - it really 'pops'!

Candi Smith said...

Hi Cat,
Hope to give this cute pattern a try after I get some new yarn. Love all your patterns as they are almost all fairly easily to follow and this looks to be one of them.

Julia Faulkner said...

3 rd time should be a charm. I left a post yesterday and have attempted to leave one 2 times tonight.Yes I to love your patterns and thank you for making the available to the public.

Ms Fee said...

The bubble technique you used here is magic, much easier than the tradition bobble stitch for sure. Thanx for the pattern

COOKIE said...

This is so cool would love to have the pattern to make and wear this here in The Bahamas! :)

Debbie Richardson said...

Awesome pattern. Thanks so much for sharing.

Debbie Richardson said...

Awesome pattern. Thanks for sharing.