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Free crochet hat pattern

Hey guys...

Welcome back for another dose of free crochet pattern goodness!

I have been making a lot of baby makes lately as we are expecting our second baby in about 4 weeks time. You can check them out on my Instagram page HERE and hit the follow button while you are there? It would mean the world...

Not so long ago I was sent the Crochet Society box no.2 curated by Bella Coco Crochet as I was one of the designers who designed a pattern for the box.
It contained the lovely Caron X Pantone yarn in Fearie Cakes colourway and the softness of this yarn has been calling out to me to make another baby hat!
So I did...

The finished hat without the pom pom


You guys really loved the hat over on Instagram which I was so pleased about so I decided to pop the pattern up onto the blog for you to make! I would love to see your finished makes so please do share them with me and tag @bluestarcrochet so I can see them!

The finished hat I made came out 3-6 month size as I have made a few newborn hats already so I wanted to make a bigger size. The instructions below include 0-3 months size too.

The hat I made has got 3 full rows in each colour but I could only achieve this by using up leftovers from another ball of Caron X Pantone yarn I was initially sent to design with. The finished hat weighs 89 grams so you will have plenty of yarn to finish the hat from 1 hank of yarn, you might just have to join the next colour in the middle of the row rather than keep the 3 rows per each colour.

I have written the pattern for 0-3 months and 3-6 months sizes as these 2 sizes are achievable from 1 hank of yarn. I will give you instructions on how to adjust the size easily and make the hat bigger, the adjustments notes are in italics. Just keep in mind that you will need more than 1 hank of this yarn.

MATERIALS
  • 1 hank of  Caron X Pantone in your chosen colourway for 0-3 and 3-6 months
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • pom pom maker if you are adding one

TENSION

7 sts x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm measured over puff stitch

FINISHED SIZE

0-3 months- 35 cm head circumference, 15 cm hat height
3-6 months- 40 cm head circumference, 17 cm hat height

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (UK CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch
dc- double crochet
dc in blo- double crochet in back loop only
puff st- puff stitch- (yrh, insert hook into stitch, yrh and pull up loop) 5 times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook
ch-sp- chain space
sl st- slip stitch
puff st 2 tog- work the following two 2 ch-sp together by working 3 loops into first 2 ch-sp and 3 loops into next 2 ch-sp, yrh and pull through all loops on the hook. (see photo tutorial below)


1. (yrh, insert hook into first 2 ch-sp, yrh and pull up loop) 3 times.


2. (yrh, insert hook into second 2 ch-sp, yrh and pull up loop) 3 times.


3. yrh, pull through all loops on the hook, 2 ch.


4. work the following puff st in next 2 ch-sp.

PATTERN NOTES
  • the hat starts with the hat brim which is worked in short rows until required length = hat circumference
  • the brim is then joined into a round and you continue working around the long edge of the brim = hat height
  • the last 5 (6) rounds shape the top of the hat

MAIN PATTERN

Chain 6 for both sizes.

If you wanted to make a bigger size hat you can increase the starting chain of the brim which will make the brim wider therefore the finished hat height higher. Yo could chain 11 for bigger sizes which will give you 10 dc wide brim.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from the hook, dc across, turn. [5 dc]
Row 2: 1 ch (doesn't count as a st here and throughout), dc in blo across, turn. [5 dc]
Repeat Row 2 another 46 (52) times.

For bigger sizes keep repeating Row 2 until the brim is long enough to go around your head. 

Fold the brim in half and sew or slip stitch together to form a ring, continue working along the long edge of the brim.

Row 1: 1 ch, working around the end st of each row, dc around, sl st to first st. 48 (54) dc
Row 2: 2 ch (doesn't count as a st here and throughout), 1 puff st into first st, 2 ch, miss next st, (1 puff st into next st, 2 ch, miss next st) repeat around, sl st to top of beginning 2 ch. 24 (27) puff st
Row 3: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, (1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat around, sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 24 (27) puff st
Repeat Row 3 another 3 times for both sizes.

Larger sizes keep repeating Row 3 until you reach about 6-7 cm below the desired hat height. You can find universal hat measurements HERE Use the last 6-7cm of the hat height to shape the top of the crown. Decrease the number of stitches evenly around the hat on each row using the puff st 2 tog stitch tutorial above until you have around 5- 6 stitches left. 
Row 7: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 4 (7) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around,  sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 20 (24) puff st
Row 8: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 3 (4) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around,  sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 16 (20) puff st
Row 9: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 2 (3) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around,  sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 12 (16) puff st 

Row 10: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) repeat 1 (2) times, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around,  sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 8 (12) puff st 



0-3 months
Row 11: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 puff st 2 tog around,  sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 4 puff st 
Fasten off leaving longer tail end.

3-6 months

Row 11: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, *(1 puff st into 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next puff st) once, 1 puff st 2 tog; repeat from * around,  sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 8 puff st 

Row 12: sl st into next 2 ch-sp, 2 ch, 1 puff st 2 tog around,  sl sto to top of beginning 2 ch. 4 puff st 
Fasten off leaving longer tail end.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS
Using the longer tail end sew up the small opening on the top of the hat using running stitch and pull tight to close the opening, sew in the end securely.
Using some leftover yarn make a pom pom and attach to the top of the hat (optional).



And that's it! Enjoy the free pattern and don't forget to share your makes with me on Instagram or Facebook!

Happy crafting

-Veronika x

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this pattern. As soon as I saw it on Instagram I loved it. My youngest granddaughter will look gorgeous in it xxx

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