Crochet Hat Free Pattern
Hats are so easy to make once you get the hang of increasing and decreasing stitches. There are so many ways you can make each one unique using different stitches throughout the pattern! Here is a crochet hat free pattern which I made this weekend! It took about an hour in total so it’s not too bad.
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- Size G/6 (4.25 MM) Hook
- 1 ball of chunky yarn
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- BPhdc = Back Post half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
This hat will be done in 2 parts. Starting with the brim of the hat, you will crochet a long strip which will be the brim. This strip will then be connected to make a complete circle, the size of your head. Once you have the band, you will start building the hat!
Row 1: ch 7, turn. In the second st from your hook, work in 1 hdc, then work 1 hdc in every chain for the entire row for a total of 6 hdc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Hdc into the back of the first post. Work 1 hdc into the back of each post for the rest of the row for a total of 6 BPhdc. Ch 1, turn. See the picture below for how to make this stitch. (Apologies for the different colour of yarn, I forgot to take pictures while making the hat.)
Row 3 – 46: Repeat instructions from Row 2 until the brim is long enough to go around your head. This may be more or less than 46 rows, you can customize the length however you wish without interrupting the pattern.
Putting together: When your band is long enough, put your two ends together and sl st in each st to join them together. A picture below shows how to do this, but apologies again that it is not a picture from this hat. When you have completed stitching the band together, do not finish off your work, simply ch 2.
[Row 1: You will be working into the side of each hdc from the brim for the first row around the brim of the hat. Work 1 dc into each row end around the entire brim, for a total of 46 dc. Connect your row with a sl st. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Work 2 dc into the top of the first st (This will look like a cluster of 3 with the ch.). *Skip 2 st. Work 3 dc into the third st* Rep * for entire row. Connect your work with a sl st. Ch 1, turn.
*NOTE: If, when you get to the end of the row, it does not work out even to complete a set of 3, simply gauge if you need a st using your best judgement. For example, if you are 3 st from the end, dc 1 into the last st from the end.)
Row 3: Work 1 sc into the top of each st for the whole row.]
Row 4-9: Repeat instructions for [row 1, 2, 3] in their order.
Row 10: Dc into the top of the first st. Every 10 dc, decrease 1 st. Connect work with a sl st. Ch 2, turn.
NOTE: To decrease, pull yarn through the top of stitch but before completing the st, pull yarn through the next st as well. Finish st normally. (See pictures below for decreasing a sc.)
Row 11: Work 2 dc into the top of the first st. *Skip 2 st. Work 3 dc into the third st. Do this 3 times. Skip 3 st for 4th set of dc. * Rep * for entire row. Connect work with a sl st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 12: Work 1 sl st into the top of the first st. Every 10 stitches, decrease 1 st. Do this for the entire row. Connect work with a sl st. Ch 2, turn.
Row 13: Dc into the top of the first st. Every 10 dc, decrease 1 st. Connect work with a sl st. Ch 2, turn.
For 14: Work 2 dc into the top of the first st. *Skip 2 st. Work 3 dc into the third st. Do this 3 times. Skip 3 st for 4th set of dc. * Rep * for entire row. Connect work with a sl st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 15: Work 1 sl st into the top of the first st. Every 10 stitches, decrease 1 st. Do this for the entire row. Connect work with a sl st. Ch 2, turn.
Row 16:Dc into the top of the first st. Every 10 dc, decrease 1 st. Connect work with a sl stand finish off work. Make sure to leave at least 1 foot of yarn attached.
Using an embroidery needle, go around the top of the opening at the top of the hat. Weave the yarn in each st and pull together tight to close the opening. Tie off end.
There are so many ways to make a pom-pom, but here is how I do it!
Chose your colour and begin to wrap it around your fingers. The amount of times you wrap the yarn around your fingers will depend on how full you want your pom-pom.
Once you have your desired amount wrapped, cut your yarn with about a foot extra.
Use the extra yarn to tie the center. (I pull the yarn through the center and around before I beginning pulling it tight).
Wrap this a few times around, keeping it tight on each pass then tire it off good.
When this is securely tied you can cut the loops! You don’t have to be accurate with this part, all of the ‘touch-ups’ will come later :). After all of the loops are cut you can fluff up your pom-pom. Just note, that it will look very uneven and some strands will be sticking out farther than others.
***TIP: Make sure that you do not cut off the extra yarn, you will need this to attach the pom-pom to the hat.
After it’s all puffed out, you can trim it into a nice looking ball. I strongly suggest doing the trimming over a garbage can or a bag because it can get kind of messy, especially in the winter when there is a lot of static in the air. After all of the trimming is done, you can attach it to the hat!
I hope that you enjoy this crochet hat free pattern. I had a lot of fun making it. If you have any questions about the pattern please feel free to leave me a comment! How did your hats turn out?