The whole time while I was making this hat it reminded me of something. I couldn’t quite tell what it was and only when it was finished did I see it. Blackberries! Make this yummy hat with a ribbed brim to keep your ears nice and toasty. It’s also designed to have a little slouch which makes it very comfy. Keep reading for the free crochet berry hat pattern!
Materials needed to make this crochet mini slouch hat
You will need 1 skein (a little under 100 grams) of heavier worsted weight yarn in dark purple (Vanna’s choice is ‘purple’, Red Heart Soft is ‘grape’)
A yarn needle
Optional: A large pompom maker
I enjoy the interest that the side saddle stitch creates and the brim will keep your ears nice and warm. Don’t you love the darker purple? It’s actually a great neutral but still girly enough for my daughter (she approves!). If you are a newbie to crochet this berry hat pattern might be a little challenging. Don’t worry! As soon as you get the hang of the Pattern stitch, it actually works up really quickly.
My favorite side saddle project was a lighter throw (actually I made four!) and you can find the free pattern to this Afghan here! Some other great projects with the stitch are textured tops or flared dresses because it drapes so nice.
You will crochet your hat brim to crown. Please read this tutorial for more details on how to crochet a stretchy brim!
10 hdc x 6 Rows is 3″ x 2.5″
Sc… single crochet
Hdc… half double crochet
Dc… double crochet
PS… Pattern Stitch: sc into next ch 3, ch 3, 3 dc into same ch 3, sk next 3 dc
dec … 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
Free crochet berry hat pattern
ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc to end, turn
*ch1, hdc in back loops only to end, turn
repeat from *37 more times (38 Rows of back loop hdc)
join ends with a slst row (see tutorial!)
Do not fasten off!
You will now work a round of sc into the edge of the brim as follows:
Row 1: 2sc each into the top edges of the hdc rows (76 sc) See picture (Note: I did this step in white for better visibility), join with a slst to 1st sc
Row 2: 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
Row 3: slst into next 2 dc, work PS to end, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
Row 4: slst into first 3 dc, work PS around, join with a slst into ch 3 of same row, turn
Row 5 – 8: repeat Row 4
Row 9: 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
Row 10: 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
Row 11: 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
Row 12: 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
Row 13: 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: Sew on Pom Pom
I hope you enjoyed using the side saddle stitch (in older crochet books I have found it as the waffle stitch, weird..). Let me know what you think in the comments and
P.S. If you are interested in the crochet and happiness link, do check out the articles under ‘Crochet and Healing‘ in the menu above!
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