Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Home & Living
  3. Hobbies

Free pattern: The Ivy Slouch

See also

Though in some parts of the U.S. it is very, very cold, spring is almost upon us, and the patterns I’ll be presenting will have that in mind, even if doesn’t feel like it.

More Photos

With this hat, I wanted the mesh look without a huge mesh look. So I went with a smaller hook and the V-Stitch. A very simple pattern but as you can color scheme gives the hat that bit of pop.

Overall time to make this hat is about 2-4 hours. This is not a hard hat to make, but I started the hat a little weirdly however it is what achieves the look. So paying attention to counting is very important.

Pattern is written in US crochet terms. This pattern gives you PERMISSION TO SELL your finished items. It is appreciated if you credit the design to Acquanetta Ferguson and to list the pattern link.


Joanne’s Sincerely – White

Red Heart Soft – Grape, Lilac

Red Heart Super Saver – Charcoal Grey

G hook

Tapestry Needle

Stiches used:

Single Crochet – sc

Slip Stitch – sl st

Special stitch

Beginning V-stitch – Ch 3 (counts as dc and ch-1) dc in the same stitch. You will do this for every round.

V-stitch – v-st (Dc – ch-1- dc )please note that you will be doing a v-stitch in every v-stitch until the end round 17

The Ivy Slouch

With G hook, ch-4 and sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 Ch-3 (counts as dc and ch-1), then dc, ch-1 around. Sl st into ch-2 of first ch-3 made. (12 dc, 12 ch-1)

Round 2 Sl st in ch-1 space of previous round (from the beg v-st made), then beg v-st ch in same space, then you will do 2 v-st in the next 6 v-st around. Ignore the extra ch-1 made from round 1. When you get to the last v-st, sl st into ch-2. You should have 12 v-sts.

Round 3 Sl st in ch-1 space of previous round, then beg v-st in same space, 2 v-st in the next v-st from previous round, *v-st in next v-st, 2 v-st in next v-st* repeat from *. Sl st in ch-2. (18 v-st)

Round 4 Sl st in ch-1 space of previous round, then beg v-st in same space, v-st in next v-st, 2 v-st in next v- st, *2 v-st in next v-sts, 2 v-st in next v-st* repeat from*. Sl st in ch-2. (24 v-st)

Round 5 Sl st in ch-1 space of previous round, then beg v-st in same space, v-st in next 2 v-sts, 2 v-st in next v-st, *3 v-sts in next v-sts, 2 v-st in next v-st* repeat from *. Sl st in ch-2. (30 v-st)

The hat should measure 6.5 inches. Please note, that I’ve made this hat twice and had to make adjustments to lighter ww yarn in order to get gauge. If using yarn such as Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft go up one more increase round if you need to (4 v-st, then 2 v-st for a total of 36 v-st. Just continue to follow the pattern, just note that you will have one more round that the pattern calls for or you could try and H hook if you want) For Vanna’s Choice, Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart With Love, Joann’s Sincerely, and other similar yarns, then the pattern as written with work.

Round 6 Sl st in ch-1 space of previous round, then beg v-st in space, then v-st in each v-st around. Sl st in ch-2. (30 v-st)

Round 7-10 Repeat round 6. (30 v-st)

Round 11-13 Switch to new color (if following my color scheme idea, otherwise keep going), and repeat round 6. (30 v-st)

Round 14-15 Switch to new color, and repeat round 6. (30 v-st)

Round 16 Switch to new color, repeat round 6. (30 v-st)

Round 17 Ch-1 (counts as sc) then sc in each ch-1 space and dc. (90 sc)

Round 18-21 Just keep going (no more sl) and sc in back loop only. Fasten off.

Text and images Copyright © 2014 by YarnOver Design and Acquanetta Ferguson, all rights reserved. Do not copy, redistribute, sell, or represent this pattern or these photos as your own. This includes mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying. Finished products created with this pattern may be used for sale.

Are you on Ravelry? Make sure to find me for more patterns! Follow me on Facebook to see my progress on patterns.

Click the SUBSCRIBE button if you like the crochet articles to be sent straight to your inbox. © 2014 Acquanetta Ferguson, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any way without prior permissions from the author or Clarity Digital Group LLC d/b/a



  • Tom Petty
    Seven overlooked videos that prove the genius of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Today's Buzz
  • Gaylord Pickens
    Discover Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum dollar days
    6 Photos
  • Yoga poses
    Learn how to strengthen your core muscles with these yoga poses
    5 Photos
  • Baby boomer STD rates
    Sexually transmitted diseases: Baby boomers booming STD rates
    7 Photos
  • Open relationships
    Are you thinking about exercising your option to be in an open relationship?
    5 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    6 Photos