Here is a simple crochet hat with a little personality! The intermittent stitches in the contrasting color give it a checkered look. It is super quick to stitch up and is sized for newborn to adult. I’ve included two different brim options and a flower too!
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Worsted Weight yarn
Main Color (MC) ~80-150 yards
Contrasting Color (CC) ~20-50 yards
Hook US H (5.0 mm)
9dc x 4 rows – 2”
Newborn – 6 months; 13-15” circumference
6 – 18 months; 16-18” circumference
Toddler – kids; 19-21” circumference
Adult; 22-24” circumference
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
tc: treble crochet
- Ch1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Stitch count is in ( ) at end of the row.
- Work instructions in [ ] as indicated. Example: [sc, dc, sc] 3 times means you will repeat everything in the [ ] 3 times.
- When a number follows a stitch you will complete that stitch over the number of stitches indicated. Example: hdc 4 means you will make 1 hdc in the next 4 stitches.
- To minimize loose ends, do not fasten off at each color change, instead, run the unused color along the inside picking up for each row as necessary.
- Join each round with a slip stitch in the first stitch.
- Magic Loop – there are many tutorials on how to make a magic loop, but if you prefer, you can ch4, sl st to first ch to close the loop and then continue as per pattern.
Round 1: With MC, make a Magic Loop, ch1, 12sc in center, join. (12)
Round 2: Ch1, 2dc in each st, join. (24)
Round 3: Ch1, dc in same st, 2dc in next st, [dc in next st, 2dc in next st] to end, join. (36)
Round 4: Ch1, dc in same st and next st, 2dc in next st, [dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st] to end, join. Diameter should be 4 1/4” (48)
~For Newborn – 6 Month size skip to “Sides”~
Round 5: Ch1, dc in same st and next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, [dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st] to end, join. Diameter should be 5 1/4” (60)
~For 6 -18 Month size skip to “Sides”~
Round 6: Ch1, dc in same st and next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, [dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st] to end, join. Diameter should be 6 1/4” (72)
~For Toddler/Kid size skip to “Sides”~
Round 7: Ch1, dc in same st and next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, [dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st] to end, join. Diameter should be 7 1/4” (84)
Round 1: With CC, ch1, sc in same st, ch2, skip 2, [sc in next st, ch2, skip 2] to end, join. Sl st into next ch2 opening.
Round 2: With MC, ch3, 2dc in same ch2 space, [3dc in next ch2 space] to end join. Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st into opening before next 3 dc.
Round 3: With CC, ch1, sc in same st, ch2, skip 2, [sc in space between next 3dc grouping, ch2, skip 2] to end, join. Sl st into next ch2 opening.
Round 4: With MC, ch3, 2dc in same ch2 space, [3dc in next ch2 space] to end, join Sl st in next 2 dc, sl st into opening before next 3 dc.
Repeat Rounds 3 & 4 until piece measures the desired length less 1” from crown. In last repeat of Round 4, stop after joining to the top of ch3, continue with Band or Brim instructions.
For Hat with Band:
Round 1 – 4: With CC, ch1, sc in same st and each remaining st. Do not join, place stitch marker to mark beginning of each round.
Round 5: Working loosely, sl st in each st around. Fasten off.
For Hat with Brim:
Round 1 – 3: With CC, ch1, sc in same st and each remaining st. Do not join, place stitch marker to mark beginning of each round.
Round 4: [sc next 11 sts, 2sc in next st] to end.
Round 5 – 7: [sc next 5 sts, 2sc in next st] to end.
Round 8: Sc in each sc to end.
Round 9: With MC, ch1, sc in same st, ch1, skip 1, sc in next st one row below (space between Round 7 & 8), join. Fasten off.
Round 1: With MC, make a Magic loop, 8 sc in center, join. (8)
Round 2: Ch1, 2dc in each st, join. (16)
Round 3: Join CC, ch1, *[sc, hdc, dc, tr] in next st, [tr, dc, hdc, sc] in next st* ; Repeat between * 7 times, join. Fasten off. (8 petals)
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Made some of these in different colors for chemo hats. Great pattern. Thanks so much for sharing
thanks for the pattern
another one on my to-do list 😉
Any possibilities of a matching scarf? 🙂
Thank you for the pattern!
Great idea! I’d say there is definitely a possibility!
i love the look of this hat. I have a 10 year old disabled daughter that I would make this hat for. I think she would look adorable in. My question is would it look strange to put ear flaps on it?
Thank you and no I think earflaps would be great!
I am making the
Rina Hat. I am having trouble getting my gauge to match yours, using an H hook way to big then going down to a G it is still about an inch too big per round. using the same kind of yarn you recommend. Also I notice on row 7 at the end it says Join with slip stitch into beginning hdc. I do not see where you have used a hdc in the pattern. Help please. Mostly with the gauge.
Hi Cathy, Thank you for the note on the typo, I’ve corrected that. Regarding gauge there are things that can effect differences in addition to hook and yarn type.I find that the brand of hook you use can make a big difference (I usually use Bates) due to the shaping and of course there is the human factor – two different people will crochet differently even if they are using all the same materials. I’d suggest playing with it until you get close or perhaps look at following a different size to get the finished dimensions you need with your particular set of materials. Hope that helps!
thanks for getting back with me. In the last round before the sides I do an hdc, for that round and the gauge is fine
Hi! Love this pattern! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’m planning on making a hat with this pattern here soon but I’m not sure what a magic loop is. Could you please explain? Thanks!
Never mind! I think I got it! 🙂
Estelle Calloway says
My instruction states ch2 ,dc in same st (ch2 does not count as dc) , What does dc in same sp mean? It does not look right . Can you help?
Hi Estelle, the ch2 in this case is there to give height so you can make the first dc. This is an alternative to doing a ch3 for the first dc in a row. In this case the ch2 does not count as a stitch and becomes hidden in the back of the work once you join the row. So to clarify the instructions, you ch2 and in the same st as the ch2 you make a dc, the ch2 does not count as a stitch.
I am on the last row of the brim, but I don’t understand the instructions. What part is actually repeated. The () are around only the space between end 7 & 8? So close to finishing for my mother.
You are correct, the instruction was missing. Here is the correction:
Rnd 9: With MC, ch1, sc in same st, [ch1, skip 1, sc in next st one row below (space between Rnd 7 & 8)], repeat around to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
Hi, I’m pretty new at crocheting and this looks like something I can attempt. I would please like to confirm if the pattern for the brim calls for working in rounds as opposed to joining the stitches. I’m just a little confused since I’m not joining the rounds. I hope this question makes sense to somebody.
The brim is worked in a spiral. You don’t join with a slip stitch as you might normal do, rather, you mark that point and keep working around in the next stitch. I hope that helps.
It sure helps a lot, thanks!! I actually thought as much but just needed to confirm (and somehow the word ‘spiral’ escaped my memory). Thanks again!
Cin Berry says
I enjoyed making this hat. The pattern, although it may look intricate to some, is really very simple and easy to follow. Love it………
Thank you so much Cin! Would love to see your finished project 🙂
ELK Studio - Handcrafted Crochet Designs says
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Here is a great pattern that I had the pleasure of testing. Easy to read and fast to work up!!!
ELK Studio - Handcrafted Crochet Designs says
Thanks for letting me test this hat!! Great pattern. I’m going to reblog this too!!
Thank you for testing! And, thank you for the share too!
Squirrel Picnic says
I really really love the contrasting colors. I can’t wait to try it in the new year!
Thanks, yes, I love the contrast of two colors in this pattern too!
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Free Crochet Pattern!
Thanks for the share!
You’re welcome! Thanks for the free pattern. 🙂