Serendipity Slouch Hat by Kirsten Holloway

Serendipity Slouch Hat

Crochet
November 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in Gauge is different with different yarns. See post for more information.
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
250 - 260 yards (229 - 238 m)
One Size
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Difficulty:
Easy

Materials Needed:
4mm (G) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge - band
5mm (H) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge - hat body
250-260 yards Red Heart Soft in “Seafoam”, or, 250 yards Red Heart Unforgettable in “Sunrise” 
1/4 yd Fashion Faux Fur Fabric - Ivory Gold Metallic
Heavy-duty button thread
Sharp, heavy duty sewing needle
Golf-ball sized piece of polyester stuffing
Large pom-pom maker (optional)

Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
FPdc = Front Post double crochet

Additional Terms:
3-dc cluster= dc3tog worked in same st
hdc in the 3rd loop = Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop.For this hat band the textured portion created by working hdc in the 3rd loop should always be facing you when beginning a new row. When working on the hat body the 3rd loop will be facing away from you.

Gauge:
With Red Heart Soft: 15 hdc in 4” 
With Unforgettable: 16 hdc in 4”

Measurements:
With Red Heart Soft: 10 3/4” at widest point x 10” 1/2” tall, excluding pom-pom 
With Unforgettable: 10 1/2” at widest point x 9 1/2” tall

Additional Notes:
Ch-1 at beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Ch-2 at beginning of row does count as a stitch.