This is the start of The 12 Months Of Slouchy Hats! Each month someone will share a free slouchy hat crochet pattern here. Nicole is being brave to be first, so lets make her feel welcome! She sure knows how to rock Tunisian Crochet!
Hého-Voyageur Inspired Slouchy Beanie
This hat is inspired by the bright red stocking caps that are synonymous with Les Voyageurs, men of French and Scottish origin who explored the Canadian wilderness centuries ago. Here in Manitoba every February Le Festival du Voyageur is held, with most events happening where I live, in Winnipeg. I made this hat for January so that anyone interested can use the pattern in time for Festival.
This is a snug fit. Finished hat is about 9.5” across when flattened widthwise and measured across. It 11” in height.
*These are our finished measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
One skein worsted weight yarn, classic red.
- Suggested yarns: Paton’s Classic, Red Heart Super Saver
- Give or take 364 yards
8.0mm Tunisian crochet hook
1” = 3 stitches and just shy of 3 rows.
*Change your hook size to obtain the gauge.
It is worked flat, from the bottom up. The band is worked in honeycomb stitch, then a row of Tunisian purl stitches are worked. The body of the hat is worked in Tunisian simple stitch and decreases worked over the last 2.5”. Finally, a very long tail is cut, the top stitches are gathered and pulled tightly, and the tail is used to slip stitch the two edges closed and then woven in.
Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
Tps: Tunisian purl stitch
Tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch two together (sometimes also referred to as a decrease)
Even number of sts
Row 1: *Tps, Tss* repeat this pair of stitches across, working Tss in very last stitch. Row 2: *Tss, Tps* repeat this pair of stitches across, working Tss into last stitch.
Flip chain. Working in back bumps of chains, starting with second chain from the hook, pick up a loop in each chain. 54 loops on hook. Work standard return pass.
Begin honeycomb pattern, noting that working loop on hook corresponds to the first stitch and is not counted. The very last edge stitch is always worked as Tss. The honeycomb pattern is worked on the 52 stitches between this first and last stitch. These first and last stitches are selvedge stitches and are used in seaming the hat closed.
Work honeycomb pattern for 3”.
Next row: work Tps across, placing Tss in very last stitch.
Next 15 rows:
Work Tss across.
Begin decrease rows, marking where you will decrease if it helps:
Next row: Pick up 7 loops on the hook (7 Tss), work Tss2tog across next two stitches, work like this across, decreasing after every 7th stitch. Next row: follow the same pattern but decrease after every 6th stitch. Next row: follow the same pattern but decrease after every 5th stitch.
Follow this decrease sequence through to “work 1 Tss, Tss2tog across”
Next row: bind off all stitches. Cut a long tail a couple of feet, to ensure that you don’t run out of yarn. Thread on a darning needle and pass through all stitches to tighten and gather up. With selvedge lined up together and wrong side facing, slip stitch (or use your preferred sewing technique) these edge stitches closed. Weave in loose ends.