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The La Maille Hat is a matching crochet slouch hat to the La Maille (the ladder) sweater! Both items have a distressed look to them created by a combination of stitches and chain spaces.
I had already designed the La Maille Sweater when I got the idea for a hat! I wanted the same distressed look and I wanted it to be a crochet slouch hat.
I chose to use a sport weight (#2) yarn for the hat, as well as the sweater, because I wanted it to be a lightweight slouch beanie. Something that could be worn any time of year.
I really like the distressed look the chains give to this hat. It sorta gives it a hipster slouch hat look.
This crochet slouch hat calls for sport (#2) weight yarn. I used Brava Sport from WeCrochet for my hats.
This yarn is one of my favorite acrylic yarns and I use it all the time.
The La Maille Hat crochet pattern comes in sizes toddler, child, and adult. It is rated Intermediate in pattern difficulty. You will need to know how to do the herringbone double crochet stitch.
This crochet slouch hat is worked from the bottom up in the round. You will decrease and cinch the top closed.
La Maille Hat Crochet Pattern
140-176 yards sport (#2) weight yarn
H (5.0mm) crochet hook
15 herr-dc x 11 rows = 4”
Toddler – 18-19” head circumference
Starting chain does not count as first st unless stated otherwise within the pattern.
Hat size will be slightly smaller than head circumference, but the hat is very stretchy and should be fitted around the head.
Pattern is worked from the bottom up.
Pattern is worked in toddler size with child and adult sizes in parentheses. Final stitch count for all sizes will be in parentheses at the end of each round.
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
fsc- chainless foundation single crochet
sc- single crochet
blo- back loop only
herr-dc- herringbone double crochet
herr-dc2tog- herringbone double crochet 2 together
herr-dc- yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and one loop, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, pull through both loops.
herr-dc2tog- yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, pull through st and 1st loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull through st and 1st loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.
Round 1: FSC 68 (72, 78), join to 1st st. (68, 72, 78 sts)
Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, 1 sc in blo of each st around, join to 1st st. (68, 72, 78 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, 1 herr-dc in 1st 16 (18, 18), ch 6, skip 6 sts, 1 herr-dc in next 24 (24, 30) sts, ch 6, skip 6 sts, 1 herr-dc in last (16, 18, 18) sts, join to 1st st. (56, 60, 66 sts)
Repeat round 4 until entire hat measures 8” (8.5”, 9”) long.
Round 5: Ch 2, 1 herr-dc in 1st 16 (18, 18) sts, 3 herr-dc around ch-6 space, 1 herr-dc in next 24 (24, 30) sts, 3 herr-dc around ch-6 space, 1 herr-dc in last 16 (16, 18) sts, join to 1st st. (62, 66, 72 sts)
Round 6 (Toddler and Child): Ch 2, 1 herr-dc2tog, 1 herr-dc in next 58 (62) sts, 1 herr-dc2tog, join to 1st st. (60, 64)
Round 6 (Adult): Ch 2, 1 herr-dc in each st around, join to 1st st. (72)
Round 7: Ch 2, 1 herr-dc in 1st 2 sts, herr-dc2tog, *1 herr-dc in 1st 2 sts, herr-dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (45, 48, 54)
Round 8: Ch 2, 1 herr-dc in 1st st, herr-dc2tog, *1 herr-dc in 1st st, herr-dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (30, 32, 36)
Round 9: Ch 2, *herr-dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (15, 16, 18)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing top closed.
Using tapestry needle, weave the long tail in and out of the open stitches at the top of hat and pull tight. Weave in all ends.
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