Urban Broomstick Lace Slouchy Hat

broomstick lace slouchy hat

Urban Broomstick Lace Slouchy Hat

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

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Gauge and Sizing

Child – fits 17”-20” head circumference

Teen/Adult Small – fits 20”-23” head circumference

Adult Large – fits 23”-26” head circumference

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • fpdc – front post double crochet **see stitch description
  • bpdc – back post double crochet **see stitch description
  • bs – broomstick stitch **see stitch description
  • slst – slip stitch
  • sts – stitches

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Stitch Description:

Fpdc – You will need to start with a foundation row of dc (included in this pattern). Chain 2 and yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below.

Bpdc – You will need to start with a foundation row of dc (included in this pattern). Chain 2 and yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below.

Bs – The broomstick stitch requires two steps to complete one row, a loop step and a crochet step. Insert your hook into the first chain or stitch and draw up a long loop. Place this loop on the knitting needle with the working yarn at the front of the work. Continue drawing loops through the chains or stitches and placing them on your hook until you have reached the end of your row. Move the working yarn to the back of the work. Count the first 5 loops and insert your hook from left to right underneath all 5. Carefully slide these 5 loops off your hook. Pick up your working yarn and yarn over (yo) and pull through the loop on your hook. Chain one to lock it in place. Sc 5 times around the loops. This will create the twist in the stitch. Pick up the next five loops just as before and sc 5 times across the top. Continue to the end of the row.

Pattern Notes

The Urban Broomstick Slouchy Hat is crocheted in the round working from crown to base.

Crocheting the broomstick lace stitch in the round is slightly different from working a flat piece. This pattern will ask that you work your broomstick stitches off the knitting needle because of the shape.  You will only be able to keep approximately 10-20 loops on the knitting needle at any given time depending on which round you are working on. Once you can no longer add stitches to your needle you must gently remove the loops and then place the last three loops created back on the needle to maintain your tension. Typically, the broomstick lace stitch is worked using 5 loops per stitch. When working in the round, during the increasing process you must only use 3 loops. Please note that no matter what number of loops you are using to create your broomstick stitch, you will always finish the stitch with 5 sc for this pattern. On the very first broomstick stitch you make, you should always lock in your stitch and chaining 1 followed by a total of 5 sc.

This pattern utilizes the ‘magic ring’ to start working in the round. If you are unfamiliar with the magic ring, I recommend you take a look at my tutorial for crocheting the magic ring. If the magic ring is your natural enemy, I recommend checking out my tutorial for the alternate magic ring method.

You may also enjoy the matching scarf!

Broomstick Polo for Web

 

 Written Instructions

Child Size

Round 1:

Create a magic ring with 9 dc. You may use a ch 3 or a standing dc to start off. (9 sts)

Alternative to magic ring method – Ch 3 and join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3 and dc 8 more times into the center of the ring. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain to complete the round. (9 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc). Dc 2 times into the next stitch and in each stitch around. When you have reached the last stitch, dc once to pair with the chain 3. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (18 sts)

Round 3: Using only 3 loops, create 6 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (6 bs; 30 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (30 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1. *Sc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc into the 5th stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (36 sts)

Round 6:  Using only 3 loops, create 12 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (12 bs; 60 sc)

Rounds 7-8:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 9: Using 5 loops, create 12 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1.  (12 bs; 60 sc)

Rounds 10-11:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 12: Using 5 loops, create 12 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1.  (12 bs; 60 sc)

Rounds 13-14:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 15: Using 5 loops, create 12 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1.  (12 bs; 60 sc)

Rounds 16-17:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 18: Using 5 loops, create 12 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1.  (12 bs; 60 sc)

Rounds 19-20:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 21: Ch 3. Dc into each stitch around. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (60 sts)

Round 22:  Ch 2. Fpdc into the first stitch, bpdc into the next stitch. Continue alternating fpdc and bpdc around. Join with a slst to the 2rd chain. (60 sts)

Round 23:  Ch 2. Fpdc into the first stitch, bpdc into the next stitch. Continue alternating fpdc and bpdc around. Join with a slst to the 2rd chain. (60 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends with your darning needle.

 

Teen/Adult Small Size

Round 1:

Create a magic ring with 12 dc. You may use a ch 3 or a standing dc to start off. (12 sts)

Alternative to magic ring method – Ch 3 and join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3 and dc 11 more times into the center of the ring. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain to complete the round. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) Dc 2 times into the next stitch and in each stitch around. When you have reached the last stitch, dc once to pair with the chain 3. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (24 sts)

Round 3: Using only 3 loops, create 8 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (8 bs; 40 sc)

Round 4:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1 (40 sts)

Round 5:  Ch 1. *Sc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc into the 5th stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (48 sts)

Round 6: Using only 3 loops, create 16 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (16 bs; 80 sc)

Rounds 7-8:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (80 sts)

Round 9: Using 5 loops, create 16 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (16 bs; 80 sc)

Rounds 10-11:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (80 sts)

Round 12: Using 5 loops, create 16 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (16 bs; 80 sc)

Rounds 13-14:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (80 sts)

Round 15: Using 5 loops, create 16 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (16 bs; 80 sc)

Rounds 16-17:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (80 sts)

Round 18: Using 5 loops, create 16 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (16 bs; 80 sc)

Rounds 19-20:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (80 sts)

Round 21: Using 5 loops, create 16 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (16 bs; 80 sc)

Rounds 22-23:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (80 sts)

Round 24: Using 5 loops, create 16 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1. (16 bs; 80 sc)

Rounds 25-26:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (80 sts)

Round 27: Ch 3. Dc into each stitch around. Join with a slst to the 2rd chain. (80 sts)

Round 28:  Ch 2. Fpdc into the first stitch, bpdc into the next stitch. Continue alternating fpdc and bpdc around. Join with a slst to the 2rd chain. (80 sts)

Round 29:  Ch 2. Fpdc into the first stitch, bpdc into the next stitch. Continue alternating fpdc and bpdc around. Join with a slst to the 2rd chain. (80 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends with your darning needle.

Adult Large Size

Round 1:

Create a magic ring with 15 dc. You may use a ch 3 or a standing dc to start off. (15 sts)

Alternative to magic ring method – Ch 3 and join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3 and dc 14 more times into the center of the ring. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain to complete the round. (15 sts)

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as a dc) Dc 2 times into the next stitch and in each stitch around. When you have reached the last stitch, dc once to pair with the chain 3. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain (30 sts)

Round 3: Using only 3 loops, create 10 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1.  (10 bs; 50 sc)

Round 4:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (50 sts)

Round 5:  Ch 1. *Sc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc into the 5th stitch.* Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 6: Using only 3 loops, create 20 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a slst to the ch 1.  (20 bs; 100 sc)

Rounds 7-8:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (100 sts)

Round 9: Using 5 loops, create 20 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a  slst to the ch 1.  (20 bs; 100 sc)

Rounds 10-11:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (100 sts)

Round 12: Using 5 loops, create 20 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a  slst to the ch 1.  (20 bs; 100 sc)

Rounds 13-14:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (100 sts)

Round 15: Using 5 loops, create 20 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a  slst to the ch 1.  (20 bs; 100 sc)

Rounds 16-17:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (100 sts)

Round 18: Using 5 loops, create 20 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a  slst to the ch 1.  (20 bs; 100 sc)

Rounds 19-20:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (100 sts)

Round 21: Using 5 loops, create 20 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a  slst to the ch 1.  (20 bs; 100 sc)

Rounds 22-23:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (100 sts)

Round 24: Using 5 loops, create 20 bs. You will need to remove loops from your needle every so often to allow for the round shape. Finish your bs off the needle with 5 sc.  Join with a  slst to the ch 1.  (20 bs; 100 sc)

Rounds 25-26:  Ch 1. Sc into each stitch. Join with a slst to the ch 1. (100 sts)

Round 27: Ch 3. Dc into each stitch around. Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. (100 sts)

Round 28:  Ch 2. Fpdc into the first stitch, bpdc into the next stitch. Continue alternating fpdc and bpdc around. Join with a slst to the 2rd chain. (100 sts)

Round 29:  Ch 2. Fpdc into the first stitch, bpdc into the next stitch. Continue alternating fpdc and bpdc around. Join with a slst to the 2rd chain. (100 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends with your darning needle.
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10 thoughts on “Urban Broomstick Lace Slouchy Hat

  • dmvelez

    Not trying to critique your pattern, but I seem to have trouble with slouchy hats being too loose and falling off. The front post double crochets don’t seem like they’d make a “stretchy” brim. I was thinking of trying this but working the 80 single crochet stitches onto smaller knitting needles (since they are a nice even number!) and doing a ribbed brim like knit 2 purl 2. I’ve never worked crochet onto knitting needles but I’ve seen/heard of doing it. Do you have any thoughts?

  • Melissa Cornellier Ncma

    I am having some trouble with the broomstick stitch on round 3 for the adult size. Is there a video tutorial for this hat?

    • Vicky George-Weimer

      I couldn’t get it to print properly with Firefox, but I opened the site in Internet Explorer and it printed out mostly ok (there was a glitch up at the top, but nothing I can’t live with) I suspect an issue with the coding for the website (the advertising interfered with the print job at the top)

  • Rosemarie Bazinet

    I’m having a hard time understanding the written instructions for the broomstick slouchy hat. I finished the scarf and would like to make the hat to match for a Christmas present. Do you have a video tutorial? Thanks

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      • Jenraffe

        Oh, that’s fine! I was worried I was doing something wrong. Thank you so much for letting me know! I’ve seen slightly similar patterns like this one, but this is just the over-all best looking to me. Good luck with your email! Sorry you’re having troubles!

  • I’d really love the new free pattern for the urban broomstick lace slouchy shown in this month’s newsletter, but every time I click to download the pdf, it asks me to subscribe — and when I do — it tells me I am already subscribed — which I know and here we go again. Help!

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