A play on ‘Mélange à trois, these three hats pair together making three’s a crowd. Choose the one you want to stay. Vote the other 2 out.
The original design was a slouchy format which is the biggest hat in this average adult collection. For myself, I don’t like to wear a slouchy and I was thinking about Daniel as he prefers beanies. So I redid the math and formed a new sample to shorten it down and alter the brim. Fits like a gem.
For myself, I prefer a toque version with a rolled rim and a pom pom. So I shortened down the slouchy to go between the size of beanie and slouchy.
The original pattern was using Red Heart Ombre. It’s called the Crochet Shell Stitch Basic Hat and forms a slouchy size. It also has a matching scarf in similar format with the ombre. It’s called the Crochet Shell Stitch Basic Scarf.
I have been hitting the Red Heart Roll With It Melange hard. Let the colours play their own tune. The colours of the Three’s A Crowd Hat are called Hollywood. You can get two hats out of one ball for most of the sizes. I’m obsessed.
The three sample sizes just took 2 balls but I can still get another Beanie out of the yarn that’s left. If you decide to make a handmade pom pom it will reduce how much yarn you have left and you can just slap on a faux fur pom pom to make for a quick happy ending.
- Crochet Slouchy Cardigan Pattern
- Crochet Beanie Slouchy Pattern
- Crochet Slouchy Hat & Scarf Set Pattern
Materials and Sizing
Red Heart Roll With It Melange 150 g/5.29 oz, 356 m/389 yds)
A – Hollywood (Shown in Picture)
Project Size: Average Adult
5 mm / H/8 Crochet Hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge is 13 sc and 16 rows = 4″ [10 cm]
- Approx = Approximately
- Beg = Beginning
- Ch = Chain(s)
- Dc = Double crochet
- Hdc = Half double crochet
- Pat = Pattern
- Rem =Remaining
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- RS = Right side
- Sc = Single crochet
- Scbl = Single crochet through back loop
- Sl st = Slip stitch
- Sp(s) = Space(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- WS = Wrong side
Note: Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
The brim is counted for the height of the entire hat. Beanie version doesn’t have a fold in the brim while the toque and slouchy version requires you to fold the brim in half when wearing for double layers over your ears. You can do either size depending on your lifestyle.
Brim – No Fold, (Fold Over)
Brim sizes shown in different colours.
Ch 11 (21).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end of chain. Turn. 10 (20) sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 scbl in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work, when
slightly stretched, measures 19½” [49.5 cm], ending on a RS row. Do not fasten off.
Join ribbing: With WS facing,
working through both thicknesses of foundation ch and last row of ribbing, work 1 sl st in each sc going through the blo on the first thickness and blo on the second thickness to end of the row. Do not fasten off.
Turn ribbing sideways and work 72 sc evenly around the long edge of the ribbing. Join with sl st to first sc.
Body of the Hat
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 5 sc. Skip next 2 sc. 5 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Skip next 2 dc. 5 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last 5 dc. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Skip next 2 dc. 2 dc in first sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next 2 dc. 5 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to last sc and 2 dc. Skip next 2 dc. 5 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 dc. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rnds until work from first rnd of sc after Ribbing measures approx:
Slouchy – 6½” [16.5 cm]
Toque – 5” [12.5 cm]
Beanie – 4” [10 cm]
Ending on the 2nd rnd for each. Do not fasten off.
Shape Top of Hat – Same for all.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next 2 dc. 3 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to last sc and 2 dc. Skip next 2 dc. 3 dc in next sc. Skip next 2 dc. Join with sl st to first sc. 50 sts.
2nd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Skip next dc. 3 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last 3 dc. Skip next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Skip next dc. 1 dc in first sc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next dc. 1 hdc in next sc. Skip next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to last sc and dc. Skip next dc. 1 hdc in next sc. Skip next dc. Join with sl st to first sc. 28 sts.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, leaving long end.
Thread end through front loops of rem sts. Pull tightly. Fasten securely.
Fold Ribbing in half to RS when wearing the slouchy or toque version.
Pom Pom Options
Faux Pom Pom – Add if desired.
Handmade Pompom – Wind yarn around 3 fingers 100 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to Hat. Cut loops at both ends and trim to smooth round shape. Sew securely to top of Hat.
If you tie the pom pom like a bow tie inside the hat, the pom pom can be removed for washing.
Comments on “Three’s A Crowd Slouchy, Toque or Beanie Crochet Hat”
I’m obsessed with this yarn! I will be making the toque version, as that is the style I prefer.
Yes please a tutorial would be most helpful.
I like the second one! I’m not one for slouchy and the other one needs something….for what my opinion is worth, I love everything you do and you shouldn’t take the bad comments to heart. You have helped thousands of crocheters through the years and I’m sure there are more likes than dislikes! Keep up the good work and know that us “long timers” appreciate everything you do.
YES Mikey! Film it up! I would love to see a youtube tutorial for this as I’m a visual learner too, and can’t read a pattern to save my life, lol!
I love the toque!! Putting on my list of projects!!!
I would love to see a tutorial, with sound preferred, I can follow patterns but can crochet so much better when it’s explained, I love all your patterns and enjoy your tutorials
Yes please, a film Thank you.
Oh yes please. I am a visual learner… and a perfetionist, which isnt necessarily a good thing in crochet. The videos give me confidence to try!
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