Today’s the day!
The Sloane Hat crochet pattern is now available!
It comes in sizes baby to adult large, and it’s perfect for a boy or a girl.
Which is why I named it the Sloane Hat…since Sloane works for a girl or a boy. I also wanted to name all of our children Sloane…but got vetoed. So, I’m settling for giving the name to one of my patterns. 😉
The Sloane Hat is a pattern for beginners.
There are a couple of fairly tricky stitches, but I provide full color, step by step photos on how to complete each one. Some of my testers were beginners, and they said they learned a lot and that it was totally doable.
So you’ll have more budget to spend on yummy yarns. 🙂
Depending on your skill level, one hat takes 1-2 afternoons. There are a lot of repeating rows. So, once you get the hang of it, it’s a great project to keep your hands busy while you watch a movie.
US I/9 -5.5 MM hook
US J/10 -6 MM hook
Medium, worsted weight yarn (#4)
Yarn or tapestry needle
Approximate Head Circumference
|Infant||16.5-17 inches||6-12 months|
|Baby||18 inches||12- 18 months|
|Toddler||19 inches||18 months – 3 years|
|Child||20.5 inches||3 -10 years|
|Youth/Adult Small||21.5 inches||10 years+|
|Adult Medium||22.5 inches||In general, most adult women wear this size.|
|Adult Large||23.5-24 inches||Most adult men wear this size.|
*As with any pattern. To achieve best fit, use measurements and not age guidelines. Age guidelines are only provided for those that want to gift or sell their finished hats.
**There are more notes on sizing, fit and how to grade up a size, in the pattern.
You can also choose your slouch. The adult sizes come super slouchy (as pictured) with easy instructions for a less slouchy version.
Wear it hanging low in the back, or pull it forward. It all goes with this hat.
I want to give a big thank you to all my testers who really made this pattern so much better. I also want to say thanks all those who responded to my tester call and were willing to help. You all rock!
Want a little more slouch in your life? (click below ;))
And…Have a beautiful day!
I love the pattern! I fell in love with crochet lately and your series and Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest have inspired me a lot! I am glad you included step by step photos, a hat seems a bit more difficult than a cowl ;-). Off to buy it!
Just wanted to let you know that I checked out the pattern and I can already tell, that I will be able to make it without problems! The instructions are wonderful!!! Thank you!
Wonderful! Thank you so much for your super kind comments. I hope you enjoy the pattern!
This is so darling, Delia! I love this design. And those photos are so perfect! You must frame one or two of the two of you.
Thank you so much Anneliese! 🙂 Definitely going to frame one of these.
Need this! And buying now!
Happy hooking! 😉
Lynn McMahon says
Love it! I’m printing out my copy now and I can’t wait to get started! Seriously, this is JUST the pattern I’ve been waiting for-thanks for all the hard work!
Of course! Thank YOU. Enjoy!
I’m on my third Sloane hat and I just love it! The pattern is easy to follow and has a nice rhythm to it. (The second and third ones I started out with FSC and it worked beautifully-no need for worrying about crocheting that foundation row loose enough). Thanks again for the pattern.
laura versteeg - onthelaundryline says
I love all these pictures, so fun!
Thanks Laura! 😀
This makes me wish so hard that I crocheted!!
I have been looking for the perfect slouchy hat. You have made it!
aw. well thanks Michelle.
I made this last night and it’s such a fun pattern. I am a beginner beginner and I had no problem figuring it out. And holy cuteness!
AWESOME! I would love to see it if you want to snap a picture and upload it into my flickr pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/youcreate/ (or you can email me.) Only if you want to though! I am just so glad you enjoyed the pattern.
Delia, this is so awesome. I’m going to makemine using some banana silk I’ve had waiting for the perfect purpose!
That sounds dreamy!
This is a really cute design! I just need to find somebody who needs a hat to make it for. =)
it’s gorgeous, delia!!! congrats on your first crochet pattern! …and now i wish i could crochet. 🙂
I’ve been looking out for a great slouchy hat pattern on ravelry forever and not had any luck… this one is PERFECT! So excited to get started on it 🙂
Jessica Abbott says
Absolutely stunning Delia. Just…WOW.
Oh Delia! You’re making me want to get my crochet hooks back out again, lol! It’s such a great hat and your photos (and you!) are gorgeous!
wow! wow! wow!
These photos are stunning! and the hats are so darn cute!!!!
I wish I can crochet!!
Having a hard time finding the tutorial.
Bought it but it won’t open the file. :/ HELP!
Sloane Margarite says
This excites me cuz it’s my name and it’s spelled with an E on the end and it’s cute!!
Awesome! I love your name btw…if you can’t tell. 🙂
Hi! I’m new to crocheting. Where did you buy this yarn from and where is the best place to buy supplies? Thank you for your help!
You can find decent yarn almost anywhere. If you want the really high quality stuff, I would check out a yarn shop. I actually got this Caron Simply Soft yarn from Walmart. For hooks I usually buy Boyd metal hooks from Jo-Ann. There are wooden ones and plastic ones too. I prefer the metal ones, but try different ones and decide which ones you like best. I hope that helps! Have fun!
Wonderful! Thank you for the tips!
Hey, I just purchased this pattern but it won’t download. When I used the link from the confirmation email, it said it had expired. Please help. I love this hat!
Linda Gibbs says
Looking forward to making these and donating them to our local homeless shelter. Thank you
I just bought this pattern and I’m planning to make hats for myself, my husband and our son. I love the unisex design and your pattern seems easy to follow! Off to buy more yarn!
Thanks Keeley! Have fun!
Jim & Sandy O'Keefe says
How to do I get the free pattern?
Hi! I am so sorry if there was misunderstanding. This pattern is for sale. It’s $5 and can be purchased by clicking on the add to cart button in the post. I hope that helps! 🙂
pat smith says
I have been trying all day to order this. For some reason my PayPal won’t load the page for sending money. Help!
So sorry Pat! Email me at [email protected] and I’ll try to help you trouble shoot. Or you can visit my Etsy page and order there: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeliaCreatesPatterns?ref=hdr_shop_menu
I’m trying to get the right gauge. I’ve already went as far down as a G hook crocheting tighter than normal, and the 4sc & 5 row is coming up at 1.25″ square
Using Loops & Thread in a 4 (medium weight)
Sorry about the gauge trouble! Okay, so yarn brands, even if they list the same weight, can vary. Crocheting technique also varies a lot, and I may just crochet much tighter than you (sorry about that!). I would either go down another hook size (if the yarn doesn’t slip off too much) or I would try to train myself to crochet tighter. If that doesn’t work, and you don’t mind switching yarns, you may try a thinner/lighter yarn in the same “weight” category. If you go squeeze a few skeins in the yarn section you’ll know what I mean. That sounds crazy….ha, but it’s true. I can’t remember for sure, but I think Loops and Threads medium weight might be on the thicker side. I hope that helps at all. Please feel free to email me: [email protected] if you have any more questions. <3
Thought you said this pattern was Free!!!! $5. is not Free!!! My Pet Peeve!!!!
I’m sorry Donna. I never said this one was free. Did someone else mislead you? I’m sorry if they did. I hate it when that happens. You may want to contact whoever told you that, and let them know. Chances are they were misinformed too.
I do have a lot of other free patterns though. Here is a link to a list: