free pattern: alpaca slouch hat

Hi everyone!

Are you enjoying this Autumn as much as I am? I love the orange, red, and brown colours outside; the nip in the air; the shorter days; the longer nights; this is my season for sure! :)

Recently I got sent some yarn by Tré Liz, who has a lovely Etsy shop stocked to the brim with lovely hand-dyed yarns and rolags. I got to pick the skeins myself. It wasn’t a hard choice: she had three skeins of chunky, 100% baby alpaca yarn, that were dyed using beets. Beets, people! So before long, three beet-a-licious skeins made their way to my doorstep.

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Yum!!! I think you can tell from the pictures that this is ridiculously soft yarn. I love the colours; how one can achieve a palette like this with just using beets is beyond me. I decided to make a slouch hat with it, using my currently favourite stitch: the popcorn stitch!

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To make this hat, grab a 6mm hook and some chunky yarn, and do the following:
1. Make a magic ring, ch3, then work 11dc into the ring. Join with a sl st.
2. Ch 3, work 1dc in the same stitch, then *inc* around (making 2dc in each stitch). Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 3, inc in the next stitch, then *1dc, inc* around. Join with a sl st.
4. Ch 3, work 3dc’s in the same stitch, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back through the top of the first ch3, grab the dropped loop with hook and pull it through the st to close. Ch2, sk 1 st, *4dcpop (work 4dc in the same stitch drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back through the top of the first ch3, grab the dropped loop with hook and pull it through the st to close), ch2, sk 1 st* around. Join with a sl st.
5. Ch 3, 3 dc in ch sp, *4dc in ch sp* around. Join with a sl st.
6. Ch 3, 2dc, inc, then *3dc, inc* around. Join with a sl st.
7. Ch 3, work 3dc in the same stitch, make into a popcorn st as in round 4, ch2, sk 2 st, *4dcpop, ch2, sk 2 st* around. Join with a sl st.
8. Ch 3, dc in ch sp, *2dc in ch sp* around. Join with a sl st.
9. Ch 3, *1dc* around. Join with a sl st.
10. Ch 3, work 3dc in the same stitch, make into a popcorn st as in round 4, ch2, sk 2 st, *4dcpop, ch2, sk 2 st* around. Join with a sl st.
11. Ch 3, 2dc in ch sp, *3dc in ch sp* around. Join with a sl st.
12. Ch 3, *1dc* around. Join with a sl st.
13. Ch 3, work 3dc in the same stitch, make into a popcorn st as in round 4, ch2, sk 2 st, *4dcpop, ch2, sk 2 st* around. Join with a sl st.
14. Ch 3, 1dc in ch sp, *2dc in ch sp* around. Join with a sl st.
15. Ch 3, *1dc* around. Join with a sl st.
16. Ch 1, 1sc, inc (2sc in same stitch), then *1sc, inc (2sc in same stitch)* around. Join with a sl st.
17. Ch 1, *1sc* around. Join with a sl st.
18. Ch 1, *1sc* around. Join with a sl st.
19. Ch 1, *1sc* around. Join with a sl st.
20. Fasten off.

Have fun with this hat! I’d love to see it when it’s finished :)

xo,
wink

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9 Comments

  1. Thanks for the pattern wink! It;s so stunning…Love the yarn too!

  2. simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Gorgeous yarn in great colours! I love your hat, it suits your colouring! I look terrible in hats, so usually snuggle up in big scarves!

  4. I really love your hat! And the colors of the yarn, simply wonderful!❤

  5. Love the hat will definitely be revisiting this pattern when I find the right yarn for it! Thanks Wink!

    – J

  6. Cute hat in scrumptious colors! It looks good on you too.

  7. Really cute. The yarn goes perfectly with your coloring.

  8. You look adorable in that slouch hat, great pattern, thank you.
    Meredith

  9. Really really enjoyed making this and it looks beautiful!! I can’t wait to give this to my step-daughter for Christmas. I did have to make one change however and I am not sure if it was me or the pattern. When I got to row 15 it was too big, so I had to do another 14 row and I did not increase on row 16 but sc instead. LOVE it!!

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