Crochet Thursday: Crocheted Hat Tutorial

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Crocheting, Knitting | Comments


A lot of people claim that crocheting is faster than knitting, and I tend to agree with them. So now that all of a sudden there’s a bit of a fall nip in the air, I figured a quick crocheted hat for my 1-year-old son was in order. If you’ve been looking to learn how to crochet a hat, you’ve certainly come to the right place

This pattern for a quick and cozy crocheted hat is really more of a recipe. You can use it with any weight of yarn you like (just choose a hook suitable for the weight chosen), and for any sized head.

Grey Crochet Winter Hat

Supplies

  • Worsted weight yarn
  • I (5 mm) hook

Abbreviations

  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch

Not sure of the terminology? Take a look at our handy guide to crochet abbreviations.

Pattern

Chain 4, sl st into first ch, joining to form a ring.

In-the-Round Crochet Stitching on Hook

Round 1:

Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet here and throughout pattern), work 9 dc into ring, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.

Round 2:

Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to first ch 3 - 20 sts.

Round 3:

Ch 3, 2 dc in next st,*dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end,  join with sl st to first ch 3 - 30 sts.

Round 4:

Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end,  join with sl st to first ch 3 - 40 sts.

Round 5:

Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end,  join with sl st to first ch 3 - 50 sts.

Round 6:

Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * to end,  join with sl st to first ch 3 - 60 sts.

At this point I stopped increasing each round. My son has a head that is about 19″ circumference and my hat was measuring 17.5″ circumference. The double crochet fabric will be plenty stretchy and I want the hat to be fitted, not loose. If you are making your hat for someone with a larger head, continue to increase 10 sts per round until the circumference of the hat measures approximately 1.5″ less than that of the recipient’s head.

Round 7-10:

Ch 3, dc in each st to end of row,  join with sl st to first ch 3 - 60 sts.

Hat Crocheted Until Brim

Brim:

Ch 1, sc in each st to end of row, join to first sc with sl st.

Hat with Brim Crocheted

Repeat brim round 2 more times. Break yarn and fasten off.

Toddler Wearing White Crocheted Hat

I’ve left my hat plain but am seriously considering adding a fun pom-pom in a contrasting color for a touch of pizazz. If you’re looking to add some embellishments as well, check out the Craftsy class Crafty Crochet Embellishments with Linda Permann.

Come back to the Craftsy blog tomorrow for Free Pattern Friday!

Who will you be making a crocheted hat for this season?