You know fall is coming when the beanie patterns start coming out in earnest. I enjoy the summer (especially since I’m a teacher and have summer off!), but I really love fall. I created the Cumulus Slouch to wear in the cooler months.
We went on vacation in March of this year to Gatlinburg, TN – one of our favorite family destinations. While we were there we visited the Smoky Mountain Spinnery (my new favorite thing is to visit a LYS in the area when we are on vacation and pick up a yarn to create something I can wear to remember the trip!).
I fell in love with this Cumulus Dappled from Juniper Moon Farms. It’s 100% Israeli Cotton and it is heavenly. I picked up a skein each of two colorways and wish they had more in this color because I would have bought it all!
I decided to create a slouchy hat since the skein had generous yardage and I wanted to show of the color changes. I made this hat and a cabled headband from a single skein!
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What You’ll Need
Yarn: Juniper Moon Farms Cumulus Dappled, 1 skein
Notions: Yarn needle, Scissors
Gauge: 14 sts and 9 rows = 4″ in silt stitch
Finished Size: Approximately 20.5″ circumference
Pattern Notes: Ch-2 at beginning of row counts as hdc
Ch-3 at beginning of row counts as dc unless indicated
With smaller hook, ch 9.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc blo in each st; turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 20.5″ from beginning.
Change to larger hook. Turn ribbing to long side and continue as follows:
Round 1: Ch 3, dc 71 sts evenly around ribbing, join with slip st to beginning ch-3 – 72 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in same space as join, *skip 2 sts, (sc, 2 dc) in next st; repeat from * to last 2 sts, skip last 2 sts, join with slip st to first sc.
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in each st; join with slip st to beginning ch-3.
Rounds 4-17: Repeat rows 2-3.
Round 1: Ch 1, *(sc, 2 dc) in next st, skip 2 sts, (sc, dc) in next st, skip 2 sts; repeat from * to last 2 sts, join with slip st to first sc – 60 sts.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc 2, *dc, dc2tog, dc 2; repeat from * to end; join with slip st to beginning ch-3 – 48 sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, skip 2 sts, dc, skip 2 sts, *(sc, dc) in next st, skip 2 sts, dc, skip 2 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first sc – 24 sts.
Round 4: Ch 3, *dc2tog, dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st to beginning ch-3 – 16 sts.
Round 5: Ch 3 (does NOT count as dc), dc2tog same space and next st, *dc2tog; repeat from * around; join with slip st to beginning ch-3 – 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Weave tail through remaining 8 sts and pull tightly to close.
Sew seam in ribbing.
Weave in ends.
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern. Be sure to check out my other free crochet hat patterns here!