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Velvet Basket Weave Slouch

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velvet basket weave beanie slouch crocheted with bernat velvet yarn in burgundy plum

I am so glad velvet yarns have made a comeback!!!!  And in giant skeins made for a Queen!!! I bought mine at Joann Fabric and I plan on stocking up on lots of colors! Customers have always loved these types of yarn!!!

The possibilities are endless with this, but what have we learned about ‘Ohana experimentation?  That’s right:

It always begins with a hat!!!

Well, I have actually made and sold a few hats with this yarn, people love the way it drapes and slouches.

I promise my next adventure will be a scarf … but for now, my new love:  The Velvet Basket Weave Slouch!

I love a wide brim and when I tried this on, I just wanted to pet my head.  You can add more rows of the basket weave for more slouch or reduce rows for more of a beanie-like fit.  Totally up to you! Side note….Sally Styrofoam was NOT wearing this hat right, which is why I’m modeling it above. Silly Sally.

Here is the pattern I used:


1 Skein Bernat Velvet yarn in desired color

1 Crochet Hook size K

1 Yarn Needle



Ch. 9

Row 1:  hdc in 2nd st form hook, hdc across (8 sts)

Row 2-40: ch 1, turn, hdc in 3rd loop to end (8sts)

Fold brim in ½, sl st ends together; back loop on one end, front loop on the other

Turn work to begin hat.


Row 1:  Ch 1, hdc in 56 stitches evenly around the brim, sl st into first hdc

Row 2:  Ch 3, *fptc around next 4 stitches  from previous row, bptc around next 4 stitches from previous row* Repeat from * around, sl st to original fptc (56 sts)

Row 3:  Ch 3, *bptc around next 4 stitches from previous row, fptc around next 4 stitches from previous row* Repeat from * around, sl st to original fptc (56 sts)

Row4:  Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2

Row 7:  Repeat Row 3

Row 8:  Repeat Row 2

Row 9:  Repeat Row 3

Row 10:  Repeat Row 2

Row 11:  Repeat Row 3

Row 12:  Ch 1, hdctog around in all sititches, sl st to original hdctog, cut long  tail for sewing and pull through sl st to finish

Using your yarn needle, weave yarn tail in and out of each stitch in row 12 and turn hat inside out to cinch closed.  Tie and weave in ends.

You can leave the slouch plain, embellish with beads or crochet elements or add a faux fur pom … make it your own!!!

The fine print:  You are welcome to sell items you make from this pattern, but please do not copy or publish pattern elsewhere without our consent.  Always link back to this post when possible.

We would love to see your creations and versions of this hat, so be sure to email or post them here in the comments!

Mahalo and Happy Hooking, Hookers!!!

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