So my FAVE yarn company – Red Heart – just sent me some new yarns that haven’t even hit the market yet, and the one with my favorite name is “Red Heart Boutique Swanky.” So I naturally had to immediately make something with it!
It’s has sequins on it, and as I have always secretly thought that my brain must also have sequins on it, a hat seemed a natural! So I whipped up my “Swanky Slouchy” hat so that my head can look on the outside they way I know it must look on the inside! All sparkly, fluffy and – well – swanky!
Here is how I made it.
Size “H” 5.0 mm crochet hook
1 skein of RED HEART BOUTIQUE SWANKY (Acrylic/Polyester/Sequin Yarn) 202 yards
(Please keep in mind that I crochet extremely tightly, so if you crochet loosely you might have to adjust the number of stitches)
To Start: Chain 4, sl st to form ring
Round 1: ch 3, 13 dc into ring, sl st together. (Place marker at the beginning of round) (15)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st together, (Move Marker) (30)
Round 3: ch 2, , dc into same st, dc in next st * (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) repeat from * until you reach marker, sl st together (44)
Round 4: ch 2, dc in next st,* 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next st), repeat from * until you reach marker, sl st together (65)
Round 5: ch 2, dc into same st, dc in next 3 sts * (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) repeat from *, move marker, sl st together (82)
Round 6: sl st into back loop of same st. Ch 2, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * (dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st), repeat from * dc in the last sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. (90)
Rounds 7 – 12 Chain 2, dc all the way around. For each round remember to move the marker up. During this portion of the hat you might have to adjust how many rows you do. If you want the hat slouchier, then add 2 – 4 more rows.
Round 13-16: ch 1 sc in each st around, join w/sl st to the top of chain. Leave a six inch tail and weave in the ends.
Please keep in mind you might have to cut 1 or 2 sequins off the yarn so you can weave in the ends.