Let’s Get Real {Wisteria Slouch Hat}

Forest at night

North Star Series

My North Star November series left me assured of a couple important things.

First off, we are all so similar.  There’s so many other lovely beings struggling through similar challenges and growing in similar ways.  Recognizing how alike we are can greatly help us become more compassionate beings.  This project was another great reminder for me, and for that I am hugely thankful.

Secondly, I’m recognizing a need.  I’m recognizing a need for more honesty.  More substance. More transparency.  More depth.

I’ve had countless emails and comments over the past month thanking me for openly discussing these somewhat finicky topics.

To be totally honest (like usual, haha)….I alternate between equal parts uncomfortable in my transparency and empowerment at boldly sharing my deepest thoughts and secrets.  Sometimes the things I’ve written have made me anxious.  However, it’s usually these words that carry a heavy weight with them.  The type of weight that I don’t like to carry.

Really, what it comes down to is…. I love talking big life topics with you.

I love being your crafty buddy too.

It’s been such a cool trip for me to join the two over the past month….and you all have shown me such a fabulous response.  I’m one lucky lady.

Online knit and crochet community

Melody’s Fiber Friends Group

In order to continue this energy with you, I’ll be changing things up a little bit around here.

Here on the blog, you’ll continue to find regular free patterns….but you’ll also find lots more real life talk right along with them.  I seriously can’t write one more bit of introductory fluff now that I’ve seen this world of truth and authenticity in my writing.

In my Fiber Friends Membership Group, we’re going to start having two weekly online crafty gatherings via Zoom Meetings – no FB account required.

These gatherings will give us a live opportunity to chat about real life topics, craft together, and support and encourage each other in life and projects….let’s hold space for each other on a more regular basis.

I’ll be sharing some snippets from our crafty gatherings here on the blog along with a weekly giveaway….that way anyone who isn’t a member can still be included in the conversation (even if not live).

If you’d like to be included live in the conversation, check out my Fiber Friends Group.  I’ll be hosting two meetings each week (one in the morning and one in the evening).  If you only caught one a month, you’d still be paying less than a drop in crafty group and you have 8 opportunities….I’d love to see you there.

I’m so excited to talk life with you.

Thank you for your support and the love you’ve shown me.  I’m looking forward to reciprocating.

Comment and tell me…

What real life topic would you like to see us chat about here on the blog?

As usual….

crochet slouch hat and cardigan

Crochet Slouchy Hat Pattern

Big talk deserves a stellar free pattern to go along with it, so I’m continuing the trend and sharing another best selling pattern with you today.  My Wisteria Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern is a super cute slouchy crochet hat featuring lace.  It’s a simple stitch pattern once you get the groove, and it produces such a beautiful finished crochet slouchy hat.

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slouchy crochet hat

Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern

Wisteria Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Toddler 1-3 Years: 18-20” (45.75-50.75cm)

Child 3-10 Years: 19-20.5” (48.25-52cm)

Pre-teen/Teen: 20.5-22” (52-55.75cm)

Adult Female: 21.5-22.5”(54.75-57cm)

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 150-300 yards of DK (3) yarn (I used Berroco Folio)
  • Crochet Hook: Size 5.0mm (H/8) OR whatever size is needed to achieve gauge
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

9 sts and 6 rows  = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Double Crochet

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • SC: Single Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • TRC: Triple Crochet
  • FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
  • BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

**Pattern is written in US terms**

Toddler 1-3 Year Pattern

Create a Magic Circle with 6 SC stitches in the center.

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place Stitch Marker.

You’ll be working in continuous rounds.

Round 1: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in next stitch* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 2 sts* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 3 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 4 sts* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 5 sts* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 6 sts* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 8 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 9 sts* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 10 sts* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 11 sts* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 12 sts* Repeat around (84 total sts)

Round 14: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 13 sts* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 15: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 14 sts* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 16: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts* Repeat around, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts)

Rounds 17&18: CH1, *SC into each of the next two sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into next stitch* Repeat six more times, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 19: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 20&21: CH3, *TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into each of the next three sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch* Repeat six more times, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 22: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Rounds 17-22 until your project measures approx. 7 inches (17.75cm) in length from the crown.  End after a repeat of Round 19 or Round 22.

Round 23: CH2, *DC2tog, DC each of the next 3 sts* Repeat seventeen more times, DC each of the next eight sts, slip stitch into first stitch (80 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 24: CH2, *FPDC next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat around, slip stitch into first stitch (80 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Round 24 until your ribbing measures approx. 2.5 inches (6.25cm) in total length.

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

Child 3-10 Year Pattern

Create a Magic Circle with 6 SC stitches in the center.

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place Stitch Marker.

You’ll be working in continuous rounds.

Round 1: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in next stitch* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 2 sts* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 3 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 4 sts* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 5 sts* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 6 sts* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 8 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 9 sts* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 10 sts* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 11 sts* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 12 sts* Repeat around (84 total sts)

Round 14: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 13 sts* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 15: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 14 sts* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 16: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts* Repeat around, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts)

Rounds 17&18: CH1, *SC into each of the next two sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into next stitch* Repeat six more times, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 19: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch

(98 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 20&21: CH3, *TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into each of the next three sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch* Repeat six more times, slip stitch into first stitch (98 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 22: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch

(98 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Rounds 17-22 until your project measures approx. 7.5 inches (19cm) in length from the crown.  End after a repeat of Round 19 or Round 22.

Round 23: CH2, *DC2tog, DC each of the next 6 sts* Repeat eleven more times, DC each of the next two sts, slip stitch into first stitch (86 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 24: CH2, *FPDC next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat around, slip stitch into first stitch

(86 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Round 24 until your ribbing measures approx. 2.5 inches (6.25cm) in total length.

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

Pre-teen/Teen Pattern

Create a Magic Circle with 6 SC stitches in the center.

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place Stitch Marker.

You’ll be working in continuous rounds.

Round 1: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in next stitch* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 2 sts* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 3 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 4 sts* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 5 sts* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 6 sts* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 8 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 9 sts* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 10 sts* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 11 sts* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 12 sts* Repeat around (84 total sts)

Round 14: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 13 sts* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 15: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 14 sts* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 16: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 15 sts* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 17: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 16 sts* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 18: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 26 sts* Repeat around (112 total sts)

Rounds 19&20: CH1, *SC into each of the next two sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into next stitch* Repeat seven more times, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 21: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 22&23: CH3, *TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into each of the next three sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch* Repeat seven more times, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 24: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Rounds 19-24 until your project measures approx. 8 inches (20.25cm) in length from the crown.  End after a repeat of Round 21 or Round 24.

Round 25: CH2, *DC2tog, DC each of the next 3 sts* Repeat 21 more times, DC each of the next two sts, slip stitch into first stitch (90 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 26: CH2, *FPDC next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat around, slip stitch into first stitch (90 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Round 26 until your ribbing measures approx. 3 inches (7.5cm) in total length.

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

Adult Pattern

Create a Magic Circle with 6 SC stitches in the center.

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.  Place Stitch Marker.

You’ll be working in continuous rounds.

Round 1: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 total sts)

Round 2: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in next stitch* Repeat around (18 total sts)

Round 3: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 2 sts* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 4: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 3 sts* Repeat around (30 total sts)

Round 5: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 4 sts* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 6: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 5 sts* Repeat around (42 total sts)

Round 7: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 6 sts* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 8: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat around (54 total sts)

Round 9: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 8 sts* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 10: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 9 sts* Repeat around (66 total sts)

Round 11: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 10 sts* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 12: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 11 sts* Repeat around (78 total sts)

Round 13: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 12 sts* Repeat around (84 total sts)

Round 14: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 13 sts* Repeat around (90 total sts)

Round 15: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 14 sts* Repeat around (96 total sts)

Round 16: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 15 sts* Repeat around (102 total sts)

Round 17: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 16 sts* Repeat around (108 total sts)

Round 18: *2 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 26 sts* Repeat around (112 total sts)

Rounds 19&20: CH1, *SC into each of the next two sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into next stitch* Repeat seven more times, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 21: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Rounds 22&23: CH3, *TRC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, SC into each of the next three sts, CH1, skip next stitch, HDC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch, DC into next stitch, CH1, skip next stitch* Repeat seven more times, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 24: CH2, DC into each stitch or CH1 space around, slip stitch into first stitch (112 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Rounds 19-24 until your project measures approx. 8.5 inches (21.5cm) in length from the crown.  End after a repeat of Round 21 or Round 24.

Round 25: CH2, *DC2tog, DC each of the next 4 sts* Repeat seventeen more times, DC each of the next four sts, slip stitch into first stitch (94 total sts not including starting chain)

Round 26: CH2, *FPDC next stitch, BPDC next stitch* Repeat around, slip stitch into first stitch (94 total sts not including starting chain)

Repeat Round 26 until your ribbing measures approx. 3 inches (7.5cm) in total length.

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

 

 

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You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but please leave a link to my website, www.melodys-makings.com, in your product listing specifying that I am the designer of this pattern.  Thank you for supporting me as a work at home mother!

 

This cute slouchy hat crochet pattern features beautiful lace and a loose lightweight design.  Free pattern features four sizes Toddler through Adult.

15 Comments On “Let’s Get Real {Wisteria Slouch Hat}”

  1. Melody, I so enjoyed your blogs for the month of November, that youre sharing your journey and healing with us. It let your fans & followers know that its absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about when we all go thru ups and downs in life! Ive been praying for you and your sweet little family. Ive been dealing with anxiety caused from family narcissistic abuse. As with you, its a day to day process of healing, and heal we do. Educating ourselves and knowing we are not alone in our journeys help so much. Im positive that you sharing yours helped so many! So thank you and I will continue to keep you and yours in my prayers! God’s continued blessings for you, Donna.

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  2. I haven’t kept up with all your posts as my own life has been complicated caring for my son and his young family as he has had herniated cervical disk and repair surgery, but I want to tell you how grateful I am that you have stepped up to this challenge. I wish there had been such a caring group when I was your age, it could have helped me cope tremendously, rather than constantly over depending on my coffee friends for so much support. They are great caring people, but I’m sure it was a drag on them thru those rough years.
    Thank you again! I will be popping in 😊💕

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    • So glad you’ll be popping in regularly. Thanks for following along! I’ll be sending lots of healing thoughts your way for your son’s back. I can’t imagine how difficult that must be while raising young kids!

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  3. I want to say I love what you are doing and you have some very beautiful patterns. I will certainly share your blog with my crafty friends. 🙂

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  4. Thank you so very much for your lovely patterns-blog, it was wonderful keeping in touch! It would be perfect lovely to chat about this new era of time we live in (new ways that has changed from the back days), how’s your day been, what crochet-knit project are you working on! Have a nice day and thank you!

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  5. I’m so glad you’re going to continue sharing your journey! I’ve enjoyed it more than I thought I would have and it’s really helped me to realize I’m not alone in these struggles and am slowly improving. 😊. You’ve given me the courage to stop hiding and talk about my feelings more, being both honest with myself and others. I am grateful beyond words!

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    • Yay! This is SO amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and tell me that. I’m thrilled that you’ve found the blog helpful, but mostly that you’re moving more in empowerment and with courage. Way to go!

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  6. November topic Depression was great. It takes a lot of one that provides
    the information and believe it or not it takes a lot out of one receiving
    the information. I have a couple blogs I check in with and some days it is
    just too much. I do like your blog time & effort.

    I am busy right now crafting your beard toque which I love to do. FUN!

    Take care of yourself and may your days be blessed with family & crafts.

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    • I totally understand how reading this type of info. takes a lot of bandwidth! It’s what I’m passionate about, and I’m set on following my passion….so you’ll for sure be seeing more of it here. Don’t ever feel pressured to read or be involved though….this is just another place to turn when need some tools and encouragement in your toolbox. Thanks so much for following along throughout November.

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  7. Its been a very interesting November.
    Your blog has deff helped me on certain days when I’ve just felt nothing, had no drive to do anything had no energy to do anything and just felt all over bleh!

    I’m glad you’ll be changing things up a bit and I think you’ve helped more ppl then you even know, there’s probably quite a lot that didn’t comment. I only commented a few times earlier in the month.

    Thanks

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    • Thank you so much for taking the time to write and tell me that, Alli. I feel truly lucky to be able to use this space for something I’m passionate about and to help people at the same time. I hope you’ll continue to follow along.

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  8. I’m so glad you are continuing the more serious discussions. They have prompted a lot of thought on my part. Thank You

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  9. Thrilled you are continuing to do the real talks. Im battling back from food poisoning so pardon the short post. Again, thank you for all you give.

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