Free Crochet Pattern...Cottontail Slouch!

The Cotton Tail Slouch is a stylish slouch hat crocheted in elegant gray with a fun faux fur pom pom.  This is a great hat to keep you cozy and just neutral enough to match pretty much anything too!


  • Red Heart With Love in the "Pewter" colorway (I used less than half of one skein, you could easily get two hats from one skein)
  • K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Pom Pom (hand made or store bought...see "Finishing and Assembly" section below for more information)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape or Ruler


  • 10 inches tall (without pom pom)
  • 20 inch circumference (hat is stretchy though)
  • Pom pom as shown in photos is about 3 inches wide

Tutorial Links:


Ch 54.  In the chain farthest from the hook, work a sl st.
Round 1: Ch 3 and work a dc in each chain.  Join to close round with a sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3 and work a fpdc (front post double crochet) in each dc.  Join with a sl st to close round.
Round 3: Ch 2 and work a hdc in each st.  Join with a sl st to close round.

Repeat round 3 until hat measures about 9 inches tall.

Decrease round 1: ch 1 and sc2tog in each st.  Join with a sl st to close round.
Decrease round 2: Repeat round 1
Fasten off leaving a 12 inch tail.

Finishing and Assembly:

Turn hat inside out and thread tail at top of hat with a tapestry needle.  Whip stitch the top of hat and pull tail snug to draw the top together.  Fasten off with a secure knot or two.  Weave in ends.

Click below for a video on how to crochet the Cottontail Slouch stitch by stitch:

If you'd like to add a pom pom, you can make one yourself or you can put a faux fur pom pom on top like I did.  For either pom pom, be sure you have two tails to tie it onto the hat.  Tie to top of hat and weave both tails in.  Here's a helpful video if you need help attaching your hat.

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  1. Thankyou for sharing this, I love its simplicity :)

  2. Hi Jennifer--I am making this hat and where I join my round makes a seam of sorts that slants to the right. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

    Thank you for all your patterns and videos. I feel confident when I crochet with you and I am willing to branch out and try new things with your videos to guide me. You taught me to crochet and I am so thankful!

  3. Thanks for the pattern! Question, what is the beginning chain for a larger size? Thanks

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  5. You never say or have in the info what the yarn weight is. I am going to try to look up the product online and see if I can find it but it would be nice to have it listed when mentioning the yarn. New to crochet and this pattern is great for a beginner. Thank you.

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