Heyo! This is my most recent pattern, it's a beret!(Tam, slouch hat, whatever you want to call it.) It's crocheted, very slouchy, and so warm! Directions below:
****NOTE: you want to be a little care joining each round****
About 150 - 200 yards of bulky or worsted weight yarn. (I used homespun)
Size N hook (for worsted weight use size K)
ps = puff stitch
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl = slip stitch
sk = skip
tog = together
ch 42 (or 50 if you want a bigger/slouchier hat) sl in the first ch made, and sc all around, for 6 rounds.
INCREASE: ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next stitch, repeat all around.
PATTERN ROUND: ch 2, *dc in next st ch, 1, sk next st, ps in next st, sk next st.* repeat *to* all around.
ROUND 2: *dc, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st ch 1* repeat *to* all around.
Repeat these two rounds three times, or until desired length.
ROUND 1: ch 2, dc the next 2 sts tog, ch 1 sk next st, dc 1, repeat all around. (42 sts)
ROUND 2: dc 2 tog all round.
repeat round 2 until you have 8 or less sts.
Get a tapestry needle and thread the last sts, pull tight, sew in the end so that the little part you just pulled on doesn't come undone.
ETA: You can also make a second size; just ch 52 in the beginning.