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12 days of DIY crochet gifts to make: Day 6- chunky slouchy hat

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Day 6 of the 12 days of DIY gifts to make presents a very fast chunky slouchy hat to whip up for those who need something fast.

The hat is very simple, using basic crochet stitches however going back forth between dc and sc, this hat has an interesting look, yet only takes a few hours to make.

Since it is a basic slouchy, this hat could also be embellished with buttons or a pom-pom, or leave as is if making for a male. The size as is should fit an average person, however increasing/decreasing the hook if needed for a different size.

The hat project time is about 1 to 2 hours.

Please do not post this pattern on your website or take it as your own. I ask that you instead link to my page, which will help with internet karma. Please note you can use this pattern for personal use and sell what you make. I only ask that you credit me as the pattern creator and link to this article. Thank you.


Chunky yarn size 5 used Serenity by Deborah Norville in Almond or any chunky size 5 yarn.

Size m/9.00 hook


Tapestry needle

Stitches used:

Double Crochet – dc

Single Crochet – sc

Double Crochet Decrease – sc dcr


The hat is worked from the bottom up.

With M hook chain 40. Being careful not to tangle the chain, slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1 ch 1 (does not count as a stitch and throughout). Sc in the same stitch as the ch 1, then sc around. Sl st in first sc. 40 sc

Round 2 ch 2 (does not count as a stitch and throughout). Dc in the same stitch as the ch 2, then dc in each stitch around. Sl st in the first dc. 40 dc

Round 3 - 4 ch 1. sc in the same stitch as the ch 1, then sc in each stitch around. Sl st in the first sc. 40 sc

Round 5 repeat round 2

Round 6 - 7 repeat rounds 3-4

Round 8 - 9 repeat round 2

Round 10 - 11 repeat rounds 3-4

Round 12 - 13 repeat rounds 8 - 9

Round 14 Ch 2. Dc dcr in each stitch around. Dc in the last stitch. Sl st into the first dc dcr. 20 dc dcr, 1 dc

Round 15 ch 2. Dc dcr in each stitch around. Dc in the last stitch. Sl st into the first dc dcr. 10 dc dcr, 1 dc.

Leaving a long tail, weave in the tail in 10 stitches, and then pull the tail until the hole closes.

Be sure to look out for day 7.

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