Estelle Slouch Hat, Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial

The Estelle Slouch is a gorgeous hat, yet completely comfy and fun to wear.  Post stitches create the brim and a lovely V stitch completes the main part of the hat.  As for the top, no decreasing required, just a simple cinch is all you need!
Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below!

Estelle Slouch Hat
By Jennifer Dickerson

Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:

  • 6.5 mm K crochet hook
  • 240 yards of Bulky weight yarn (#5 on the yarn weight scale) (I used 2 skeins of Audine Wools by KnitCrate in the "Lucid" colorway) *Note: if you are changing sizing, yarn amounts will change too.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
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  • 24 inch circumference
  • 12 inches tall
  • Hat brim is 2 inches tall


Ch 56, the join in the furthest ch from the hook with a slip stitch.

Round 1: Ch 3, then work a dc in each chain.  Join to close round in the topmost chain with a slip stitch.

Rounds 2-4: Ch 3, then work a fpdc in each stitch.  Join to close round in the topmost chain with a slip stitch.

Round 5: Ch 3, then skip the next stitch.  *In the next stitch work (dc, ch 1, dc), then skip the next stitch.  Repeat from * around.

Round 6: Ch 3, *then in the center of each "v" (chain 1 space), work (dc, ch 1, dc).  Repeat from * around, then

Repeat round 6 until hat measures about 12 inches tall, then move onto the finishing section below.


Fasten off leaving a long tail (about 24 inches or so is plenty).  Turn your hat inside out and with a tapestry needle, thread the tail along the top edge opening with a running stitch all the way around.  Pull tail tight and fasten with a secure knot.  Weave in any ends.  Happy crocheting!

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  2. Making the Estelle hat. It won’t fit on my head with even 60 sc chain. My stitches aren’t loose. There is no stretch either. Is it because I’m using cotton yarn and smaller hook. A close friend of mine has been just diagnosed with breast cancer and will lose her hair when she starts treatment. She’s asked for a slouchy beanie. Since it’s summer, bulky yarn won’t be cool

    1. I would recommend using a length of yarn to measure the lady's head. Once you have tied the yarn to fit her head, you can measure to see the size. As she mentioned, an even number of stitches needs to be crocheted. After that, it is a matter of crocheting to fit. Cotton doesn't have the same 'give' as other yarns which is why it was not fitting well. Good luck!


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