Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love watching the leaves change colors, the crisp night air, the chili and wet days. It is a hint of the Winter weather that is a head.
Do not get me wrong Summer and Spring are good seasons as well but there is just something about Fall leading into Winter. Red Heart sent me a few skeins of their Evermore yarn a while back and even though I loved the texture of the yarn and was excited to work with it that special design had not jumped out at me. After designing a few crochet a longs I finally knew what my first project would be using the Evermore. That my friends is how Fall Harvest Slouchy was born.
Level of Difficulty
Super Bulky #6, 178 yds, 200 g, 163 m
Hook and Notions
Size Hook: L (11 mm), scissors, stitch markers, and blunt yarn needle
10” wide x 11 1/2“ tall
6 sts = 4 inches
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
FLO = front loop only
BLO = back loop only
Worked flat and in the round
Chain 1 at beginning of each round doesn’t count unless otherwise stated.
BLO – working in back loop of indicated stitch
FLO sc – working in front loop of indicated stitch
Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across. Turn (8 hdc)
Row 2: Chain 1 (See Notes), BLO sc in same stitch, BLO sc in each stitch across. Turn (8 BLO sc)
Row 3: Chain 1 (See Notes), FLO sc in same stitch, FLO sc in each stitch across. Turn (8 FLO sc)
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until headband measures approximately 21 inches (53.5 cm) Turn
Row 4: Chain 2, hdc in each stitch across. (8 hdc)
Work base of hat evenly
Round 1: Working along circumference of hat, Chain 1 (See Notes), work 56 hdc evenly in sides of headband rows, join with a slip stitch to 1st hdc. (56 hdc)
Round 2: Chain 1 (See Notes), dc in same stitch as join, *slip stitch in next stitch, dc in next stitch,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st dc. (56 sts)
Round 3: Chain 1 (See Notes), blo slip stitch in next stitch, *blo dc in next stitch, blo slip stitch in next stitch,* repeat from *to* around; join with a slip stitch in 1st blo slip stitch. (56 sts)
Round 4: Chain 1 (See Notes), blo hdc in same stitch, blo hdc in each stitch around; join with a slip stitch in 1st blo hdc. (56 blo hdc)
Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 until desired height.
Cut 5- or 6-inch tail. Using your blunt needle to weave in every other stitch at top making sure to go all the way around. Pull tightly to close the hole. Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you have a pompom maker, make a 2-inch pompom and attach to center of slouchy, secure and weave in ends.
If you do not have a pompom maker take a 2 inch by 6 inch piece of cardboard and wind yarn around the 2 inches until you have just enough left to pull through the loops, tie to secure, cut the loops on the other edge of cardboard, secure pompom to top of hat and weave in ends. (I personally didn’t have a lot of yarn left over to make much of a pompom. Not to mention I no more attached my pompom to my slouchy when my Iggy decided she needed the pompom more than I did. LOL)