Free Crochet Hat Pattern-Dallas Hat

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Flat lay of red crochet hat, called the Dallas Hat.

If you need a simple hat without a lot of frill or extras, the Dallas Hat is for you! I absolutely love this easy, but stunning crochet slouchy hat design!

It is one of my go-to hat patterns for gifting and donating! This hat would also be a great seller in markets, craft fairs, or in your Etsy shop!

Pattern Inspiration

This crochet hat pattern was actually inspired by the stitch! I saw the stitch design in one of my favorite crochet books and wanted to use it!

I wanted to create a hat with just a small brim. Nothing to big or bulky. I wanted it to be slouchy, but also have the option to make it a beanie.

The crochet stitch really helped to create the hat. It is a simple and quick workup and gives the hat such an elegant look!

I really love to make this hat for friends, along with the matching scarf! I have gotten so many compliments on this set from others! It’s also great for donating or selling!

Woman wearing a red crochet slouchy hat, called the Dallas Hat.

Pattern Details

The Dallas Hat uses worsted weight (#4) yarn. I personally love to make it in Lion Brand Heartland yarn.

I just really love the color choices of this yarn. Nearly all of the colors have a cool heathered look to them, making it very unique.

Heartland is a very soft yarn, made of 100% acrylic. It also has some tweed options, which are 94% acrylic and 6% rayon.

Some alternative yarns that I’d recommend would be WeCrochet Mighty Stitch or Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran. Both are great worsted weight (#4) yarns that are soft and sturdy!

Crochet hat pattern, called the Dallas Hat.

You’ll find this pattern rated Easy on the difficulty scale. You’ll need to know just the basic stitch combinations as well as the chainless foundation single crochet stitch. The combination of the basic crochet stitches is what create the beautiful tulip stitch. 

This crochet slouchy hat is a bottom-up workup. A small trim is added at the end, if desired.

You will cinch the top of the hat together with a yarn needle and a long tail of the yarn.

This pattern uses the tulip crochet stitch to create the design, with some decreasing done at the top of the pattern to close it.

The pattern comes in sizes Toddler, Child, and Adult. Also, you’ll find instructions for how to make it a regular beanie or to make it a longer slouch hat.

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Dallas Hat Crochet Pattern

You can purchase the ad-free printable pdf pattern on Ravelry and Etsy!

Be sure to grab the matching Dallas Scarf crochet pattern also! This set is just beautiful together! 

Materials

200 yards or less of worsted weight (#4) yarn

I/9 (5.5mm) hook or hook to obtain gauge

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Tapestry Needle

Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

15 dc + 8 rows = 4”

Sizing

Toddler (18-20”)

Child (20-21”)

Adult (21-22”)

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked from the bottom up, with trim added at the end.

Starting chain does not count as first stitch.

For more slouch, add rounds before decreasing. For a beanie, work less rounds before decrease.

Hat is worked in toddler size with additional sizes in parentheses as follows: Toddler (Child, Adult)

Hat Lengths: Toddler Beanie 7”/ Slouch 9”, Child Beanie 8”/ Slouch 9.5”, Adult Beanie 8.5”/ Slouch 10”

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

fsc- chainless foundation single crochet

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

ch- chain

sc2tog- single crochet 2 together

blo- back loop only

**- repeat what is inside these symbols

block- (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st

RS- right side

Body of Hat

Foundation round: Fsc 68 (72, 76), join to 1st st.

Round 1: Ch 3, *skip 3, sc in next, ch 3, 3dc in same st as sc*, repeat around, join to 1st ch 3 sp.  (17, 18, 19 blocks)

Round 2: (RS) Ch 2, turn, sc in 1st ch 3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 space, * sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 space*, repeat around, join to ch-2 space. (17, 18, 19 blocks)

Rounds 3-13(15, 19): Repeat round 2.  

To adjust length, do more or less rounds before starting decreasing rounds. Decreasing rounds plus trim add about 2.5” to hat length. See pattern notes for average hat lengths.

Round 14 (16, 20): Ch 2, turn, sc in 1st ch 3 space, *sc in next ch 3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 space, sc in next ch 3 space*, repeat around, join to ch-2 space. (8, 9, 9 blocks)

Round 15 (17, 21): Ch 2, turn, sc in 1st sc, *sc in next ch 3 space, sc in next sc*, repeat around, join to ch 2 space.  (16, 18, 18 sc)

Round 16 (18, 22): Ch 2, turn, *sc2tog*, repeat around, join to 1st sc. (8, 9, 9 sc)

Fasten off leaving long tail for weaving top of hat together. With tapestry needle, weave in and out of the top of the hat. Pull tight. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Trim of Hat

Join yarn to back of hat at starting foundation round.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (68, 72, 76)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in blo of each st around, join to 1st st. (68, 72, 76)

Rounds 3-4 (4, 5): Repeat round 2.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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