*There has been some confusion about the name of this hat. In the knitting/crocheting community it is commonly known as a slouch hat but many people know it as a type of military hat. This crocheted hat is not meant in any way to disrespect the military version but it simply shares the name because of the fact that it slouches.
For more information on the military one you can go here.
Step 1: Choosing Your Yarn
Things to look for when you are choosing your yarn:
-Find yarn that has some give to it and will stretch.
-Make sure it is soft and comfortable. You don't want to buy something that is scratchy and rough since you will be wearing it.
-Find a color you like. No matter how soft and how much stretch it has if you don't like the color you won't want to wear it.
The yarn I used was Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted. They have a ton of colors but the one I used was Nostalgia. Malabrigo yarn is a very soft to the touch yarn and has plenty of stretch. The only downsides of it are that it is not very thick and that since it is 100 percent merino wool it is a bit pricier than other yarn (I paid about 10 dollars for one skein).
Another yarn I would recommend would be Lion Brand's Wool-Ease. It's a cheaper alternative (around 3 dollars) because it is only 20 percent wool but at the same time it is soft and has a bit of give to it. It's also a bit thicker so if you want a quicker crochet it would be a better yarn for you.