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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
-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.