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Slouchy Football Hat

Crochet by Darleen Hopkins

Slouchy Football Hat by Darleen HopkinsBy Darleen Hopkins

Model: Josh
Photos: Crochet by Darleen Hopkins

A couple of years ago I learned about Halos of Hope, a great organization that distributes handmade hats to patients going through chemo treatments. I started making silly kid’s hats for this group hoping my hats would bring a smile to a child’s face. This pattern is one of my favorites, and can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. If you have the yarn and the time, please make a size large for Halos of Hope (soft yarn is best, cotton or cotton blends). You can find out more about the organization by visiting halosofhope.org.

Difficulty: Easy

Sizes
Small-Toddler: fits approximate 18-19” head circumference (average 9 months – 3 years)
Medium-Small Child: fits approximate 19-20½” head circumference (3 years – 6 years)
Large-Tween/Teen/Adult: fits approximate 20½-22” head circumference (6 years – adult),

Finished Measurements
Small – 17¼” unstretched circumference, 9” long
Medium – 18¾” unstretched circumference, 10” long
Large – 20¼” unstretched circumference, 11” long

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Cotton-Ease [50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 207 yd/188 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein]; color: Hazelnut; #125 1 skein
  • [CC] Lion Brand Cotton-Ease [50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 207 yd/188 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein]; color: Snow; #100 1 skein
  • H/8 (5.00 mm) hook or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 13 sts/10 rows = 4″ in hdc. To save time later, take the time to make a gauge swatch.

Note: The hat is worked in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds. Mark the beginning of each round.

Slouchy Football Hat by Darleen Hopkins

Special Stitches
FBtr (front post treble crochet): Yarn over 3 times. Insert hook around the post of the indicated stitch – from front to back and then out the front again. Yarn over and pull through a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3X).

Directions:

Small – Toddler

Rnd 1: With brown yarn and H hook create a magic circle/adjustable ring. Ch 1, make 8 sc into loop. Tighten.

Rnd 2: Hdc in each sc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 3: Make 2 hdc in each stitch. (16 hdc)

Rnd 4: Hdc in each stitch. (16 hdc)

Rnd 5: *Hdc in next stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 7 more times around. (24 hdc)

Rnd 6: Hdc in each stitch. (24 hdc)

Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 2 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 6 more times around, hdc in next 2 stitches. Make 2 sc in next hdc, changing to white yarn on the last stitch. (32 sts) Do not break off the brown yarn, you will pick it back up at the end of round 9.

Rnd 8: Sc in each of the next 2 sts; hdc in next 30 stitches. (32 sts)

Rnd 9: Hdc in next 30 stitches. Sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to brown yarn on the last stitch. Break off white yarn. (32 sts)

Rnd 10: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc, make 2 hdc in next stitch. * Hdc in next 3 sts, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 6 more times around. (40 sts)

Rnd 11: Hdc in each stitch around. (40 sts)

Rnd 12: *Hdc in next 4 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 7 more times around. (48 sts)

Rnd 13: Hdc in each stitch around. (48 sts)

Rnd 14: *Hdc in next 5 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 7 more times around. (56 sts)

Rnds 15–20 Hdc in each stitch around. (56 sts around)

Rnd 21: Hdc in the next 54 stitches. Sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to white yarn on the last stitch. (56 sts) Do not break off the brown yarn, you will pick it back up at the end of round 23.

Rnd 22: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in next 54 stitches. (56 sts)

Rnd 23: Hdc in next 54 stitches. Sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to brown yarn on the last stitch. Break off white yarn. (56 sts)

Rnd 24: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in next 54 stitches. (56 sts)

Rnds 25-27: Sc in each stitch around. (56 sts around)

Rnd 28: *Sc. Skipping next sc, work a FPtr around sc post from row 25. Repeat from * 27 more times.
Sl st into first sc in round. Break off brown yarn. (57 sts; 28 sc, 28 FPtr, 1 sl st)

Medium – Small Child

Rnds 1-6: Work as for Small – Toddler size.

Rnd 7: *Hdc in next 2 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 7 more times around. (32 hdc)

Rnd 8: Hdc in each stitch. (32 hdc)

Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 3 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 6 more times around, hdc in next 3 stitches. Make 2 sc in next stitch, changing to white yarn on the last stitch. (40 sts) Do not break off the brown yarn, you will pick it back up at the end of round 11.

Rnd 10: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in next 38 stitches. (40 sts)

Rnd 11: Hdc in next 38 stitches. Sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to brown yarn on the last stitch. Break off white yarn. (40 sts)

Rnd 12: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, make 2 hdc in next stitch. *Hdc in next 4 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 6 more times around. (48 sts)

Rnd 13: Hdc in each stitch. (48 hdc)

Rnd 14: *Hdc in next 5 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 7 more times around. (56 hdc)

Rnd 15: Hdc in each stitch. (56 hdc)

Rnd 16: *Hdc in next 13 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 3 more times around. (60 hdc)

Rnds 17-23 Hdc in each stitch. (60 hdc)

Rnd 24: Hdc in the next 58 stitches. Sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to white yarn on the last stitch. (60 sts) Do not break off the brown yarn, you will pick it back up at the end of round 26.

Rnd 25: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in next 58 stitches. (60 sts)

Rnd 26: Hdc in next 58 stitches, sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to brown yarn on the last stitch. Break off white yarn. (60 sts)

Rnd 27: Sc in each of the first 2 sts, hdc in next 58 stitches. (60 sts)

Rnds 28–30: Sc in each stitch. (60 sts around)

Rnd 31: *Sc. Skipping next sc, work a FPtr around sc post from row 28. Repeat from * 29 more times.
Sl st into first sc in round. Break off brown yarn. (61 sts; 30 sc, 30 FPtr, 1 sl st)

Large-Tween/Teen/Adult

Rnds 1-8: Work as for Medium – Small Child.

Rnd 9: *Hdc in next 3 sts, make 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * 7 more times around. (40 hdc)

Rnd 10: Hdc in each st. (40 hdc)

Rnd 11: *Hdc in next 4 sts, make 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * 6 more times around. Hdc in next 4 sts, make 2 sc in next stitch changing to white yarn on the last st. (48 sts) Do not break off the brown yarn, you will pick it back up at the end of round 13.

Rnd 12: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in next 46 stitches. (48 sts)

Rnd 13: Hdc in next 46 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to brown yarn on the last stitch.
Break off white yarn. (48 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 3 sts, make 2 hdc in next stitch. *Hdc in next 5 stitches, make 2 hdc in next stitch. Repeat from * 6 more times around. (56 sts)

Rnd 15: Hdc in each stitch around. (56 sts)

Rnd 16: *Hdc in next 6 sts, make 2 hdc in next st. Repeat from * 7 more times around. (64 hdc).

Rnds 17-27: Hdc in each stitch. (64 hdc around)

Rnd 28: Hdc in the next 62 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to white yarn on the last stitch. (64 sts) Do not break off the brown yarn you will pick it back up at the end of round 30.

Rnd 29: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in next 62 stitches. (64 sts)

Rnd 30: Hdc in next 62 sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, changing to brown yarn on the last stitch.
Break off white yarn. (64 sts)

Rnd 31: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc in next 62 sts. (64 sts)

Rnds 32-34: Sc in each stitch. (64 sts around)

Rnd 35: *Sc. Skipping next sc, work a FPtr around sc post from row 32. Repeat from * 31 more times.
Sl st into first sc in round. Break off brown yarn. (65 sts; 32 sc, 32 FPtr, 1 sl st)

FINISHING: Keeping color change joins in the back, hand stitch the football lacing on the front of the hat. Use photos as a guide for placement. Work in all ends.


About the Designer
Darleen HopkinsDarleen Hopkins loves to create silly hats for silly kids of all ages. She lives in beautiful northern Georgia with her husband and two boys who often inspire her designs and serve as her design consultants. Feel free to email her at CrochetByDarleenHopkins@gmail.com or you can find her on Facebook and on Ravelry! Enjoy!

Pattern & images © Darleen Hopkins. All rights reserved.

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5 Responses to “Slouchy Football Hat”

  1. Bonnie says:

    Thank you for the cute pattern. My son is going to love this!!!
    Bonnie

  2. Yvette says:

    Very cute! Thank you.

  3. Jef says:

    Just checking

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  5. kim says:

    Hi Darlene,
    Do have any suggested sites to fo to to learn how ro reas a crochet pattern? I crochet and I have been since I waa 8yrs old but I never learnwd to reas a pattern or the stitch names.

    Kim

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