Draft Dodger Slouch Hat-Free Crochet Pattern


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Just in time for the winter and the holidays!  Designed to go with the Draft Dodger Legwarmers and Draft Dodger Scarf and Draft Dodger Slippers.  All are available as free patterns.  Happy Hookin’!

Also available in PDF Format:  <a href=”http://www.ravelry.com/dls/cobblers-cabin/302337?filename=”>download now</a>

Skill Level: Easy

Supplies: Size H/8/5mm and Size I/9/5.5mm Crochet Hook, 4 oz. Worsted Weight Yarn, Yarn Needle.

Stitches Used: ch (chain), slst (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), scdec (decrease single crochet), dcdec (decrease double crochet)

Gauge: 6 pattern stitches, 5 pattern rows = 2”

Directions:

Row 1: (ribbing) with H hook, ch72, careful not to twist, join with slst to beginning ch, ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch, sc in next 2 ch, ch1, turn.  8sc

 Row 2: skip first 2 sc, working in back loops, sc in next 5 sc, ch1, turn.  6sc

Row 3: working in back loops, sc in first 5 sc, sc in next 2 ch on beginning ch72, ch1, turn.    8sc

Row 4: skip first 2 sc, working in back loops, sc in next 5 sc, ch1, turn.   6sc

Rows 5-70: repeat, alternating Rows 3 and 4.

Row 71: repeat Row 3.   8sc

Row 72: with wrong sides facing, working through both thicknesses of open loops of the 6 chs on Row 1 and the top loops of Row 71, slst in each st, ch1.   6slst

Rnd. 1:  with I hook, working in the ribbing ends, sc in each row around, join with slst to beginning sc.   72sc

Rnd. 2: ch1, do not turn, sc in first slst, dc in next slst (sc in next slst, dc in next slst)3 times,  sc, dc in next slst, *(sc in next slst, dc in next slst) 4 times, sc, dc in next slst*, repeat from *to* 6 times, join with slst to beginning sc.  80st

Rnd. 3: ch1, turn, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc*, repeat from *to* 38 times, join with slst to beginning sc.    80st

Rnds. 4-21: repeat Rnd. 3.   80st

Rnd. 22: scdec over first 2 st, dcdec over next 2 st, *scdec over next 2 st, dcdec over next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 18 times, join with slst to beginning sc.   40st

Rnd. 23: ch1, turn, scdec over first 2 st, dcdec over next 2 st, *scdec over next 2 st, dcdec over next 2 st*, repeat from *to* 8 times, join with slst to beginning sc, fasten off, leaving long tail.  20st

Using tail, weave through stitches on Rnd. 23, pull tight, tie in place, weave in ends, add pom-pom if desired.

Pom-Pom:

Wrap yarn around a 2” cardboard, slide off and tie securely in center, leaving log tails.  Using tails, pull through center of hat and tie securely in place, weave in ends.


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