I have become bored with a lot of my normal crochet projects. It became apparent to me that I need to branch out and try some new techniques that I have yet to dive into. So this week, I decided to make my daughter, who definitely needs a hat and mittens, a new slouchy hat while crocheting with TWO strands of yarn.
I’ve seen my mom knit this way for years and always loved how it looked. So I thought, why not?! And thus the Cozy Crochet Toddler Slouchy was born!
I love how the colors mix together. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn! in Ivory and Hot Rose and it turned out just perfect! It made it nice and chunky (and warm). Plus, my sweet little girl looks absolutely adorable in her new slouchy!
I used the same stitches that were used in the Sweet Cream Infinity Scarf. It is so cool looking! Check out the slouchy pattern below for yourself! Happy Crocheting!
Cozy Crochet Toddler Slouchy
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2 skeins of medium weight yarns (I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in Ivory and Hot Rose)
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ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet decrease/half double crochet two stitches together
sl st – slip stitch
2hdc x 3 rows = 1 inch
- This pattern uses two strands of yarn crocheted at the same time.
- ch 2 never equals a stitch, but rather a turning chain.
- After every row, you must turn your work or the pattern will not turn out properly.
- There is a chart in the pattern to show how to crochet in the back horizontal bar of the hdc.
- A number following a stitch means to repeat that stitch in the next however many stitches.
- A number before a stitch means to work that many stitches in a single stitch.
- Using stars around stitches like *this* means to repeat that pattern as many times as it says after the stars.
*Make sure you have two strands of yarn being crocheted at all times! I made sure to use two different colors to give it a fun effect.
Bottom of hat:
Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in each chain across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-32: hdc in first stitch, hdc in the back loop of the next 3 stitches, hdc in last stitch, ch 1, turn.
Slip stitch rows 1 and 32 together. Turn work inside out. Do not finish off.
Top of hat:
Row 1: Working around bottom of hat evenly, ch 2, *hdc 4, 2hdc* 7 times. Sl st in first hdc to join, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each back horizontal bar created between hdc of previous row (see below), sl st in first hdc to join, turn.
Row 3: ch 2, hdc in each stitch across, sl st in first hdc to join, turn.
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 3
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8: repeat row 2
Row 9: repeat row 3
Row 10: repeat row 2
Row 11: ch 2, *hdc 4, hdc2tog* 7 times, sl st in first hdc to join, turn.
Row 12: repeat row 2
Row 13: ch 2, *hdc 3, hdc2tog* 7 times, sl st in first hdc to join, turn.
Row 14: repeat row 2
Row 15: ch 2, *hdc 2, hdc2tog* 7 times, sl st in first hdc to join, turn.
Row 16: repeat row 2
Row 17: ch 2, *hdc, hdc2tog* 7 times, sl st in first hdc to join, turn.
Row 18: repeat row 2
Finish off leaving a long tail to sew closed. Sew closed by weaving in and out of each stitch around until you can pull it tight. Sew in ends.
Finish off by adding a pom pom to the top. Here is a great tutorial on how to make a pom pom if you don’t have a pom pom maker by Whistle and Ivy.
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