This type of hat features a unique shell stitch pattern and is typically designed to have a relaxed, slouchy fit. Below is a description that you can use for your pattern:

Title: Sideways Shell Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern


Create a stylish and cozy accessory with our Sideways Shell Slouch Hat crochet pattern. This hat is perfect for keeping warm in style during those chilly days. The unique sideways shell stitch pattern adds an elegant touch to your winter wardrobe.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color
  • Crochet hook (size will depend on the yarn used, check the yarn label for recommendations)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Size: One size fits most (adjustable)


  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • Sl st: Slip Stitch
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Sk: Skip
  • : Repeat instructions within asterisks as specified


Note: This pattern is worked in rows, and then the ends are seamed together to create the hat shape.

Foundation Row: Ch any multiple of 6 + 2 to reach the desired width of your hat.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in the next ch. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Dc 3 times in the first ch-3 space (this creates a shell), sk the next sc, sc in the next ch-3 space, ch 3, sk the next sc, sc in the next ch-3 space, dc 3 times in the same ch-3 space. Repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc 3 times in the last ch-3 space. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in the first dc (the center dc of the previous row’s shell), ch 3, sc in the center sc of the previous row’s sc. Repeat from * to * across, ending with a sc in the turning ch-3 space. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3: Continue repeating Rows 2 and 3 until your work measures the desired length for your hat, ending with a Row 2.


  1. Fold your work in half with the right sides facing each other.
  2. Seam the two ends together using slip stitches, working through both layers.
  3. Fasten off, weave in ends, and turn the hat right side out.

Optional: Add a pom-pom or decorative button for extra flair.

There you have it! Your Sideways Shell Slouch Hat is complete. This stylish hat is sure to become a favorite accessory for keeping warm while looking fabulous. Enjoy your crocheting.