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Simple Shell Stitches Slouchy Hat free crochet pattern

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free crochet pattern simple easy shell stitches souchy hat for beginner tutorial by jennyandteddy

Learn how to crochet this cute and simple shell stitch slouchy hat with step by step video tutorial.

Slouchy hats are so much fun to make! They can match any outfit, any style, and can be made for guys too. In fact, be sure to check out this slouchy hat pattern that I made for my guy friends too – they turned out great and they wear theirs all the time.easy slouchy beanie hat shell stitches free crochet pattern

Now, I love the previous slouchy hat patterns that I’ve made, but I wanted something a bit more feminine, something a bit more delicate.

So, I created the Easy Shell Stitches Slouchy Hat and can’t wait to share it with you today!

The free crochet pattern of this shell stitch hat come with full step by step video tutorial on youtube for you all vistual learner.

simply shell stitches crochet slouchy hat for beginner tutorial free pattern

Although this uses a few different stitches, it’s still a great pattern for beginners. In fact, I think it’s a great pattern for veteran crocheters to practice their basic stitch work on too.

To create the shell stitch pattern, you simply do five double crochet stitches in the same space, chain one, and then repeat that pattern until you get to the end of the row.

how to crochet easy slouchy shell stitch hat for beginner

I started by making  a ribbed band by  chain 9 and then Half double crocheting row by row until I got the desired length  that fit for my head.

I made mine about 20 inches long, but you can make it longer or shorter depending on your preferences. You then connect the ends to make a circle.

super easy slouchy hat shell stitches tutorial for beginner

From there you go into your crochet shell stitch pattern and repeat that until you’ve created enough deep for the hat. Before you cut the yarn, be sure to leave a long tail, because you’ll be using that to stitch up to create the actual hat.

I know it sounds a bit complicated, but trust me, it’s really simple and the Easy Shell Stitches Slouchy Hat turns out beautifully!

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Give the pattern below a try and let me know how it turns out! I can’t wait to see your Easy Shell Stitches Slouchy Hat on social media!

simple shell stitch slouchy hat

Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable instant download  in my etsy shop. Thank you so much for your love and support. I am really appreciate you.

Let’s get start!

– I used cotton DK weight yarn or you can use 4 medium weight cotton yarn is fine too.

– 3.50mm crochet hook or E/4 US hook size

– Sewing yarn needle

Skill and abbreviations (american crochet term)

-Sl st (slip stitch)

-hdc which mean-half double crochet

-dc which mean double crochet

-ch, Chain

-sc which mean single crochet

-blo which mean crochet in back loop only

Video tutorial for crochet shell stitch slouchy hat here.

This pattern is made for beginners!  There is a basic skill level required to make the hat design.


Start with making a slip knot and 9 chains and hdc crochet row by row the back loop only until you get the length that perfect fit around your head.

Row1. crochet 1hdc in each of the next 8 chains from hook, ch1 turn (8)

Row2.  crochet 1 hdc in each of the next 8 stitches from hook ( blo only), ch1 turn (8) this will creat a ribbed band.

Repeat round 2 until you get the length that fit around your head!

So at the end I am measuring mine around20 inches in long.

Then sewed the short ends together to form a band. or using a single crochet stitch. You should now have a head band.

After we form a circle  then we willl make sc in each stitch or in each space around the circle for 1 round.

Now we will begin the beautiful shell stitch.

Round1. Chain1,  *skip 2 stitch, then 5 double crochet in the next stitch*. Repeat this *to * until the end of this round.

Round2. Chain2, *then 5 double crochet in the 3 rd stitch of the shell from previous round, then chain 1*.    then * to* Repeat this until the end of this round.

This time we work in spiral do not join round.

Round3-12. Repeat round2. After you finished round 12 you will fasten off and leave long tail for steam up the top of the hat.

By threaded the yarn along the last round and pulled tight. There will be a small hole left so just easily sew it close

Now we got a pretty shell stitch slouchy hat! You can also add a nice colourful pom pom on top so be creative and enjoy it.

Happy crocheting!

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Sandra Odgers

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Love this hat, thanks for the pattern and tutorial.


Tuesday 16th of February 2021

HI Sandra, thanks you so sweetheart , you just made my day very happy.


Friday 7th of July 2017

what weight of yarn did you use for the hat?


Friday 7th of July 2017

110 and 50 gram cotton

Lisa @ NatureImmerse

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

I just did this pattern and it worked out quite well! I'm working on a second hat, and what I've found needs to be done so you can adjust to make the hat bigger or smaller than what's in the video is to start off by chaining multiples of 4 and then adding 1 more chain (this way, you'll end your foundation row with 4 chains instead of 3). This will be the height of your hat (minus the band).


Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Thanks so much Lisa for making it please tag me on Instragram I would love to see your creations.