The cozy hat that works up in just a couple hours.
Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 20″-22″ circumference; 9.5″ length
You don’t have to sacrifice style for a super quick crochet project. Our Shell Chunky Slouchy Crochet Hat works ups in no time. It’s perfect for stocking your fall market or last minute gifts!
About this Pattern
If you’re looking for a hat that works up fast but doesn’t compromise on style, you’re in the right place. Our shell slouchy crochet hat combines a beautiful stitch with super bulky yarn for the perfect blend of style and easy to crochet.
With this project you’ll get to practice crocheting a classic shell stitch in the round. There are no crown decreases making it even easier to crochet. The crown is closed up with a drawstring adding to the slouchiness of the hat.
Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. On this page you’ll find a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet our shell slouchy crochet hat and, of course, the written instructions to walk you through it all from start to finish.
- Approx 160 yds; Bernat Softee Chunky
- Color A – Summerset; approx 70 yds
- Color B – Natural; approx 90 yds
- 10 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t affect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.
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This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.
- BLO Back Loop Only
- Ch Chain
- Dc Double Crochet
- Hk Hook
- Rem Remaining
- Rep Repeat
- Sc Single Crochet
- Sk Skip
- Slst Slip Stitch
- St(s) Stitch(es)
10 sts x 9.5 rows = 4″
(band stitch pattern)
Additional Notes: Chain one at beginning of band rows counts as a stitch but does not count as a stitch throughout hat instructions.
Row 1: With color B, ch 7. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. (6 sts)
Rows 2-48: Ch 1. 1 sc in the BLO of next 5 sts.
Don’t fasten off at the end of row 48. Fold the two ends together and make a slst in the outer loops of each st. Continue to hat with color B.
Round 1: Ch 1. Evenly space 48 sc along edge of band. At end of round, join with a slst to first st. (48 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. *Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first sc. (8 shell sts)
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as middle dc in shell). 2 dc in same st as ch. *Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next. Rep from * to end of round. 2 dc in same st as ch 3 to finish first shell. Join with a slst to 3rd chain. (8 shell sts)
Repeat: Rep round 2 once more with color B. Break color B and join color A in last st of round.
With Color A, cont to rep rounds 2 and 3 for a total of 6 rounds.
Step 1: Fasten off leaving a 10″ tail. Thread tail on yarn needle.
Step 2: With yarn needle and tail weave in and out of the last round sts to create a drawstring.
Step 3: Pull tail to draw up and close the crown. Use yarn needle to work tail around opening to secure the closure.
Step 4: Make a 3″ pom pom with a pom pom maker or using your hands. Attach it to the crown of the hat.
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