Heartstrings Slouch Hat
I’m not the kind of person to wear things blatantly covered in hearts on Valentines, however, small subtle heart shapes are another story! This slouch hat uses the star stitch (turned sideways) to give the illusion of rows of tiny hearts running up the sides of it. Instructions for child and adult are included, but it is able to be customized to a variety of head shapes because the main part is worked in rows.
5mm Hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge)
Approximately 225-250 yards of Red Heart Soft in Berry
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
14 stitches to 4”
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be facing you).
This pattern uses the Star Stitch for rows 3 and 4. I’ve included written instructions on both rows.