How to Crochet a HatBy Rachel Choi – 40 Comments
|Hats are easy and simple to crochet, once you have the basic idea. That is to start with a small circle and crochet around it, while slowly increasing the number of stitches in each round around the hat. Once the hat is as wide as you want it, it is time to simply make your hat longer by continuing to crochet around the hat but without adding additional stitches in each round. Here is a basic crochet hat pattern for you to follow that uses double crochet stitches.|
Finished Size: 4 1/2’’(12 cm) tall, 7’’ (18 cm) diameter (not including pom pom and ear covers)
Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
17 dc = 3’’
4 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5cm x 5cm) ch 20.
Row 1: dc in forth ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 – 4: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across
Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.
Crochet Pattern: Hat
Round 1: ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook forming a loop, 10 dc in loop, place marker
Round 2: 3 dc in each dc around
Round 3: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) around
Round 4: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) around
Round 5: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) around
Round 6: (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) around
Round 7 – 15: dc in each dc around
Note: If you want to make your hat longer, just continue crocheting until it is the length that you want.
Ear Covers (Make 2) (Optional)
Row 1: ch 15, dc in third ch from hook, dc across
Row 2 – 3: ch 2, turn, dc across
Row 4: ch 1, hdc in next dc, 11 dc across, hdc in next dc
Row 5: turn, ch 1, skip 1, sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc, sl st
Row 6: turn, 3 sl st, sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, 3 sl st
Row 7: turn, 3 sl st, sc, 2 hdc, sc, 3 sl st, finish off
Tie Strap (Make 2) (Optional)
Row 1: ch 82, dc in third ch from hook, dc across
With yarn needle, sew tie straps to ear covers using photo as a guide.
Pom Pom (Optional)
Step 1: Continuously wrap yarn around 4 fingers 100 times around
Step 2: gently slide bundle off of hand
Step 3: with same colored yarn, tie bundle tightly together in the middle
Step 4: cut both the loops on the yarn open and shape
Confused? Check out the how to make pom poms tutorial!
With yarn needle, sew pom pom to hat using photo as a guide.
Note: for smaller pom poms use less fingers and for fuller pom poms revolve yarn more times
|You may also like to check out the Crochet Pattern: Family Beanie Set – 6 sizes. This pattern set has various beanies for you to crochet! Plus, you don’t have to worry much about how to increase or decrease the size of your beanie.
Be sure to check out the Crochet Spot Store for more beanie and hat patterns!
If you need help on how to crochet a hat, just leave a comment and I would love to help!