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Striped Shell Slouch Hat

from Hickory Stix Knit & Crochet
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Striped Shell Slouch Hat
Striped Shell Slouch Hat Front Details
Striped Shell Slouch Hat
Striped Shell Slouch Hat Back Details
Striped Shell Slouch Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Single Crochet
  • Adjustable Magic Ring
  • Slip Stitch
  • Increase/Decrease

Pattern Description:

The largest portion of the body of this hat is constructed of 5DC shells, centered around an adjustable magic ring. The shell piece is surrounded by SC stripes that taper down to a ribbed brim. The brim itself is either knitted ribbing or crochet ribbing, instructions are provided for both.

Gauge for a knitted brim is 4 stitches per inch,
worked in ribbing on US size 8 dpns or 16" US size 8 circulars.

Two colorways were used, both Knitpicks.com City Tweed DK:

Master Color = Approx 190 yds of Kitten (two 123 yd balls)
Contrasting Color = Approx 62 yds of Brocade (one 123 yd ball)


4.5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch in SC

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult Large & Small


  • US Size H Crochet Hook
  • 190 Yds KnitPicks City Tweed DK, Kitten Colorway
  • 62 Yds KnitPicks City Tweed DK, Brocade Colorway
  • US Size 8 DPNs or US Size 8 16"Circular Needle (Optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

260 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

KnitPicks City Tweed DK