Heartstrings Slouch Hat by Kirsten Holloway

Heartstrings Slouch Hat

Crochet
February 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
225 - 250 yards (206 - 229 m)
Child, Teen/Adult
US
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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.

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Difficulty:
Easy/Intermediate

Materials Needed:
5mm Hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge)
Approximately 225-250  yards of Red Heart Soft in “Berry”
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Scissors
1” Button (I used Antique Silver Nordic Metal buttons by Belle Buttons by Dritz which appear to be discontinued now)

Stitches Used:
ch= chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet

Additional terms:
st/sts = stitch/stitches
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.

Gauge:
14 hdc stitches to 4”

Measurements:
10” by 10” for adult hat

Additional Notes:
-ch-1 at beginning of row or round does not count as st
-This hat works best when using very soft, worsted weight yarn with plenty of drape. Use of another yarn besides Red Heart Soft may give you different results.