Estelle Crochet Slouch Hat, Free Pattern + Video Tutorial

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The Estelle Crochet Slouch Hat is a gorgeous hat, yet completely comfy and fun to wear.  Post stitches create the brim and a lovely V stitch completes the main part of the hat.  As for the top, no decreasing required, just a simple cinch is all you need!

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close up three quarter view of estelle slouch hat


  • 6.5 mm K crochet hook
  • 240 yards of Bulky weight yarn (#5 on the yarn weight scale) (I used 2 skeins of Audine Wools by KnitCrate in the “Lucid” colorway) *Note: if you are changing sizing, yarn amounts will change too.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure


  • 24 inch circumference
  • 12 inches tall
  • Hat brim is 2 inches tall
side view of estelle crochet slouch hat


Ch 56, the join in the furthest ch from the hook with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Ch 3, then work a dc in each chain.  Join to close round in the topmost chain with a slip stitch.

Rounds 2-4: Ch 3, then work a fpdc in each stitch.  Join to close round in the topmost chain with a slip stitch.

Round 5: Ch 3, then skip the next stitch.  *In the next stitch work (dc, ch 1, dc), then skip the next stitch.  Repeat from * around.

Round 6: Ch 3, *then in the center of each “v” (chain 1 space), work (dc, ch 1, dc).  Repeat from * around, then

Repeat round 6 until hat measures about 12 inches tall, then move onto the finishing section below.


Fasten off leaving a long tail (about 24 inches or so is plenty).  Turn your hat inside out and with a tapestry needle, thread the tail along the top edge opening with a running stitch all the way around.  Pull tail tight and fasten with a secure knot.  Weave in any ends and your Estelle Crochet Slouch Hat is ready to wear.  Happy crocheting!

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12 thoughts on “Estelle Crochet Slouch Hat, Free Pattern + Video Tutorial

  1. Making the Estelle hat. It won’t fit on my head with even 60 sc chain. My stitches aren’t loose. There is no stretch either. Is it because I’m using cotton yarn and smaller hook. A close friend of mine has been just diagnosed with breast cancer and will lose her hair when she starts treatment. She’s asked for a slouchy beanie. Since it’s summer, bulky yarn won’t be cool

    1. I would recommend using a length of yarn to measure the lady's head. Once you have tied the yarn to fit her head, you can measure to see the size. As she mentioned, an even number of stitches needs to be crocheted. After that, it is a matter of crocheting to fit. Cotton doesn't have the same 'give' as other yarns which is why it was not fitting well. Good luck!

  2. Great easy pattern. I’ma busy Mum but I still finished this over two days. I used a thin wool sock yarn and just adjusted the number of stitches I cast on. It looks great. Thank you

  3. Can I use a medium 4 yarn instead? I'm still kind of new to crocheting, so I don't know how to adjust patterns

  4. Can I use a 4 medium weight yarn, instead of the bulky 5. How would I adjust the pattern for that? I'm still new to this, and don't know how to adjust the pattern

  5. i am working on this hat with worsted weight Malabrigo yarn and an F hook. I am finding that after the band the hat is growing, looks like a continual increase as I go up. Yours looks straight up the sides. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong please? i am following your directions carefully.

  6. I love this pattern it is so quick and easy!! I have made three hats all with different weight yarns ( One in worsted weight, one in bulky, and one by double strands of worsted weight- the last one was a little heavy but still good) and they all turned out perfect.

  7. I am really thankful for this pattern and your video. It was easy to follow. I have already made 4 of these hats. But I had the same issue as the other commenter…
    I am using 100% cotton and there is no way the chain size you said to use would wrap around my average size 21 inch head. I am using a 6.5mm (k) hook. It maybe my yarn size? It's 3 light. I have had to make a much longer chain.
    But I am so thankful for your time and care to make this video & pattern free!

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