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Snowy Day Toque, Messy Bun and Slouch Hat – A Free Crochet Pattern

We have had quite a few snowy days this winter! Which means always having a good toque on hand is important!

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While during the midst of the heavy snow falls, we kind of groaned and hunkered down until they passed, I always love that next day when the sun is out.

The trees and ground is covered in this fresh clean snow, and the sun is gleaming down on it.  It’s quieter outside, and all looks so new.

I send the kids and dog out and you would swear it’s Christmas.  They are all so excited and the snow castle building begins.

I love these snowy days and these hats remind me of them.

They are worked in a worsted weight yarn and 5 mm crochet hook.  Instead of making my own pompoms this time around I decided to add some gorgeous faux fur ones.  They have convenient snaps on them, that make them super easy for taking off in order to wash the rest of the hat.  (For those interested, I purchased the pompoms from Northern Bay Fibres, a Canadian Company.  You can find them HERE.)

Below I have written out in full the patterns for the three versions: Toque, messy bun and slouch.

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Happy Crocheting!

Sarah

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Materials and Notes:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 13 sc x 16 rows = 4 inches

Finished Size (Not including Pompom): Toque: Approximately 9 inches tall, 21 inches circumference.  Slouch: Approximately 10 inches tall, 21 inches circumference

Yarn: 1 ball Bernat Premium™, colour Aran (100% Acrylic; 198g / 7 oz, 329 meters / 360 yards; weight: 4 – Medium – Worsted)

Hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) Hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

 Notions: Yarn Needle.

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Blo – Back Loop Only

Ch – Chain

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Hdc2tog – Half double Crochet two together (yo, insert hook in st indicated and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).  Yo insert hook in next st and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook).  Yo and pull through all five loops on hook.  Hdc2tog made.

Kshdc – An hdc worked in the space where a knit/waistcoat stitch would be worked (through the center of the post of the stitch below.)

Kshdc2tog – An hdc2tog worked in the space where a knit/waistcoat stitch would be worked (through the center of the post of the stitch below.)

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sc2tog – Single crochet two together

Sk – Skip

Sl st – Slip stitch

Yo – Yarn over

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern includes the instructions for both the Snow Trails Toque and Messy Bun Hat
  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked rounds (except for the brim) and worked from the bottom up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as sc or hdc.

Weave in ends as needed.

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Snowy Day Toque and Messy Bun Pattern:

Hat Brim (worked in rows):

Ch 7.

Row 1:  Working in blo, 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.  (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in blo, sc in each sc across.  Turn.  (6 sts)

Rows 3-62: Repeat row 2.  Do not turn, do not fasten off.

Now you are going to sew the two ends of your brim together.  Being careful not to twist, holding both ends of the brim together and working through both thickness, work 6 sc across (6 sts).  Do not fasten off.

Turn work so that you are now working around the edge of the brim of the hat.  Please continue as follows, working in rounds:

Hat Body:

Rnd 1: With right side facing, hdc 62 evenly around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (62 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (62 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (62 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, kshdc (See stitches and abbreviations) in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (62 sts)

Rnds 5-16:  Rpt rounds 2-4 four times.  Begin decrease.

Decrease Rounds:

Rnd 17: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, hdc in the next 6 sts, hdc2tog.  Rpt from * round. Join with a sl st in the first st.   (55 sts)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog.  Rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.   (48 sts)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, * kshdc in the next 4 sts, kshdc2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st. (40 sts)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, hdc in the next 3 sts, hdc2tog.  Rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.  (32 sts)

Rnd 21: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (24 sts)

For Messy Bun hat only: Fasten off and weave in ends.

For Toque, continue as follows:

Rnd 22: Ch 1, * kshdc in the next st, kshdc2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (16 sts)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, in the 3rd loop, hdc2tog around.  Join with a sl st.  (8 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail.  Sew top of hat closed.  Optional.  Add pompom to top.

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Snowy Day Slouch Pattern:

Hat Brim (worked in rows):

Ch 7.

Row 1:  Working in blo, 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.  (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in blo, sc in each sc across.  Turn.  (6 sts)

Rows 3-62: Repeat row 2.  Do not turn, do not fasten off.

Now you are going to sew the two ends of your brim together.  Being careful not to twist, holding both ends of the brim together and working through both thickness, work 6 sc across (6 sts).  Do not fasten off.

Turn work so that you are now working around the edge of the brim of the hat.  Please continue as follows, working in rounds:

Hat Body:

Rnd 1: With right side facing, hdc 72 evenly around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (72 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, in the 3rd loop, hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (72 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (72 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, kshdc (See stitches and abbreviations) in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (72 sts)

Rnds 5-19:  Rpt rounds 2-4 five times.  Begin decrease.

Decrease Rounds:

Rnd 17: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, hdc in the next 7 sts, hdc2tog.  Rpt from * round. Join with a sl st in the first st.   (64 sts)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog.  Rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.   (56 sts)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, * kshdc in the next 5 sts, kshdc2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st. (48 sts)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, hdc in the next 4 sts, hdc2tog.  Rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in the first st.  (40 sts)

Rnd 21: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, loosely sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (32 sts)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, * kshdc in the next 2 sts, kshdc2tog.  Rpt from * around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (24 sts)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, hdc in the next st, hdc2tog around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (16 sts)

Rnd 24: Ch 1, * in the 3rd loop, hdc2tog around.  Join with a sl st in the first st.  (8 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail.  Sew top of hat closed.  Optional.  Add pompom to top.

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