Petite Shells Slouch Hat by Dianne Hunt

Petite Shells Slouch Hat

December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches
5.0 mm (H)
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Teen/Small Adult – Large Adult; the hat stretches.
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This Petite Shells Slouch Hat features an intriguing texture made just by using the petite shell stitch. It’s warm and comfortable, too! The use of yarn and stitches make this hat great for most sizes. The band and pompom ties add a whimsical touch.


  • Yarn – KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Yarn, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, #4, worsted weight, 110 yards (2)
  • Hook – Furls H/5mm
  • Notions – Needle for weaving in ends, stitch markers, Pom Pom Maker

Teen/Small Adult – Large Adult; the hat stretches.

8 Petite Shells Rows = 2”; 4 Petite Shells sts = 2”

Stitch Abbreviation
Ch – chain; st(s) – stitch(es); sk – skip; sp(s) – space(s); sl st – slip stitch; MC – magic circle; CA – Color A; CB – Color B; sc – single crochet; hdc – half double crochet; dc – double crochet; FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet; BPdc – Back Post double crochet

Special Stitches
Magic Circle (MC) - See Cre8tion Crochet tutorial.
Petite Shells – sc, ch2, sc in the same st/sp
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) – see Moogly tutorial (called raised and relief sts)
Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc) – see Moogly tutorial (called raised and relief sts)

Experience Level
Beginner to Intermediate

Pattern Notes

  • Ch1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Beginning in Round 10, you will join with a sl st to the first sc of the petite shell in that round but will NOT chain up. You will also begin your first petite shell of Round 11 by working into the ch-2 space of Round
  • You will fasten off after the body of the hat is finished. The band of the hat is worked in rows.

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