I love to knit and crochet but during the summer months I slow down a little. Now that autumn approaching, I’ve got all my craft gear out, and I’m in the mood to create some winter projects. Most of the things I make are for my family and friends as Christmas presents, so I want something fresh, new and trendy to make. I recently found an online pattern from Red Heart that caught my eye, the Upscale Slouchy Hat.
The Upscale Slouchy Hat is crocheted and easy to make. You can use a variety of yarns to get the color and texture you’re looking for. The pattern calls for Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Waves yarn, but I also used the Boutique Unforgettable which is slightly thinner and has less texture. The variegated color selection is what I like; the hues flow nicely from one to the next. Just a note: the pattern calls for one ball of Unforgettable Waves, but I ran out of yarn. I had the correct tension but I was still short about 2 1/2 rows.
You can also create the slouch as short or as long as you like. I find the adults like the shorter version whereas kids love the extended version. There’s no right or wrong when making this hat, just go with your preference.
I’ve made about ten of these hats already and I’m still going strong. They take me about 1 1/2 – 2 hours to make depending on the length. They’re super fun to make and your family will love them. Click on the image below for the pattern.