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FAYA SLOUCH – A FREE CROCHET PATTERN – #hatnothate

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The Faya slouch hat is an easy crochet pattern that can be completed in just a few hours and makes a lovely, stylish hat for those cool fall days. Continue reading to find out why the Faya slouch hat is special to me and how you can support the #HatNotHate movement.

 

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Lion Brand Yarn has teamed up with STOMP Out Bullying to launch an anti-bullying campaign that educates people on how to reduce and prevent bullying. Read more about STOMP Out Bullying on their website.

The goal of this campaign is to craft blue hats and increase awareness about the impact bullying has on children and teens by proudly wearing these blue hats on World Day of Bullying Prevention, October 1st, 2018.

To make the Faya slouch hat, I used Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice. This yarn is soft, has great definition and comes in many beautiful colors. I chose the color Dusty Blue, but any Lion Brand yarn in any shade of blue can be used for this campaign.

 

 

Sadly, I was a victim of bullying throughout most of my Elementary school years. I know how cruel children can be and how being bullied can have a lasting affect on the victims. For that reason alone, I have chosen to home-school my own children. We will be doing our part by wearing the blue hats, not just on the first day of the month, but for the whole month of October, to help raise awareness of this great cause.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

-> Crochet or Knit a blue hat.

-> Share a photo of you or someone you know wearing your hat with the #HATNOTHATE hashtag.

-> Wear them proudly on World Bullying Prevention Day, October 1, 2018.

-> Let others know what this campaign is about and encourage them to join in.

-> Donate your hat:
(Hats must be received no later than Sept. 24th, 2018.)

Lion Brand Yarn Co.
HAT NOT HATE
135 Kero Road
Carlstadt, NJ, 07072

 

 

FAYA SLOUCH HAT

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YARN:
Vanna’s Choice in Dusty Blue
Worsted Weight #4 ~ 98 gms, 167 yards

HOOK:
5.5 mm (US I-9)

NOTIONS:
1 ½” Button

GAUGE:
13 single crochet and 15 rows = 4 inches

SIZE:
Teen/Adult = 21 to 23 head circumference

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Circumference = 20 inches
Length = 9.25 inches

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
CH = chain
DC = double crochet
RS = right side
SC = single crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
WS = wrong side

NOTE:
The beginning chain does not count as a stitch.

 

Instructions:

Setup: Leave a lengthy tail for cinching the top of the hat closed. Chain 69. SL ST in first chain to form a ring.

Round 1 (RS): Chain 2. In same stitch make [2 DC, CH 2, SC]. Skip 2 chains. *In next stitch make [2 DC, CH 2, SC]. Skip 2 chains. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (69 stitches and 23 chain-2 spaces)

Round 2: Turn. SL ST into first chain-2 space. Chain 2. In same space make [2 DC, CH 2, SC]. *In next chain-2 space make [2 DC, CH 2, SC]. Repeat from * to end. SL ST to join in first stitch. (69 stitches and 23 chain-2 spaces)

Round 3 to Round 14: Repeat Round 2.

Round 15: Chain 1. Turn. SC in each SC and in each DC around. Skip all chain-2 spaces. *At the same time, work 3 SC decreases evenly spaced throughout the round. SL ST to join in first stitch. (66)

Button Band:

Row 1: Chain 11. Turn. SC in second chain from hook. SC in each chain and in each brim stitch around. Do not join. (76) – The beginning chain will form a tab that will overlap the end of the band.

Row 2: Chain 1. Turn. SC in each stitch to end. (76)

Row 3 to Row 7: Repeat Row 2.

Row 8 (RS): Chain 1. Turn. SC in each stitch to end. Chain 1. Working up short side of tab, SC in end of each row. Chain 1. SC in 10 stitches across top of tab. Fasten off.

Attach button, going through both layers of the overlapped band.

At the top of the hat, weave the beginning tail through the foundation row about every ½ inch. Pull gently to cinch the fabric. Secure the yarn.

If desired, attach a faux-fur or yarn pompom.

Weave in ends.

 

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