Slouchy Side Saddle Stitch Hat
(say that five times fast!)
Recently I shared with you all the Criss Cross Hat Pattern, and the Crochet Beret. I made both of those using Caron Cakes yarn in Blueberry Kiwi. When I was finished I still had around 1/3 of the cake left to use. I finally got around to doing just that! I had recently started a baby blanket using the Side Saddle Stitch, and I wanted to see if I could adapt that into a hat! This hat is worked from the brim up, so you get a good fit around your ears, but plenty of slouchiness in the back!
Stitches used in this pattern:
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
PS: Pattern Stitch (Side Saddle Stitch): sc into next ch 3, ch 3, 3 dc into same ch 3, sk next 3 dc
**to decrease** insert hook into next ch3, pull up loop, insert hook into each of the next 3 dc, pull up loops, insert hook into next ch 3, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 3, 3dc into same ch 3
The side saddle stitch can feel a bit challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it this hat works up quick!
For a video tutorial of the Side Saddle Stitch, click HERE.
This hat is worked from the brim up.
I used a 5.5mm (I/9) crochet hook.
R1: Ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in all stitches to end of row, turn
R2: *Ch1, hdc in back loops only to end, turn
R3 – 39: Repeat from *3 more times (40 Rows of back loop hdc)
Join ends with a sl st row, do not fasten off!
Work a round of sc in the brim (now working in the round).
R1: Ch1, 3dc in same st as joining, ch 3, sc in next st, sk next 2 st, *3dc in next st, ch 3, sc in next, sk next 2 st, repeat from * to end (19 groups of 3 dc, ch 3, sc made), join with a slst into 1st dc, do not turn
R2: Slst into next 2 dc, work PS to end, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
R3: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS around, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
R4 – 7: Repeat Row 3
R8: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (*work PS 4 more times, dec,) twice, work PS 4 times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
R9: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (work PS 3 more times, dec,) twice, work PS 3 more times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
R10: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (work PS 2 more times, dec,) twice, work PS 2 more times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
R11: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, dec, (work PS, dec,) twice, work PS, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
R12: Slst into first 3 dc, work PS, (dec)3 times, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, fasten off, leave a long enough tail for sewing
Weave end through the ch 3 spaces and pull close, weave in ends.
Optional: Make a pom pom with the Pom Pom Maker, and sew on top!
I love the look of this hat, and it has a fabulous texture! I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern! If you try it out, feel free to share with me on Instagram! Or join the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group, and share with all of us! We’d love to have you! If you want to try out a couple of different hat patterns, check out the Crochet Criss Cross Hat or the Crochet Beret!
This pattern is available AD FREE in my Etsy Shop as well as on Ravelry.
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