We’ve all been there. One single skein/ball of yarn that we don’t know how we ended up having in our stash and therefore not able to obtain more so that we can make a big project with it. One skein of yarn we really like, but we either have to find yarn to compliment the single ball or make a quick project with the little bit we’ve been blessed with. I chose to make a quick project, a hat for my daughter. So here is the free crochet hat pattern. Enjoy!
The design is very simple, it is a pattern I’ve made many times and therefore have memorized.
worsted* (see below) weight yarn, it took less than the one skein I had, but because I didn’t even have a label I would have a tough time even estimating how much yarn it took.
I used a U.S. size H hook.
Instructions are American crochet terms.
round one: ch 3, 11 double crochet in third chain from hook, join with sl st in top of two beginning chain (11 dc and starting chain = 12 dc all ch 2 at beginning of rounds count as a dc)
round two: ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch two, 2 dc in every stitch around, sl st in top of ch 2 to join- 24 dc
round three: ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, dc in next st * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat *-* around, ending with one dc, sl st in top of ch 2 to join – 36 dc
round four: ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, dc in next two stitches *2 dc in next stitch, dc in next two stitches* repeat *-*, sl st in top of ch 2 to join – 48 dc
round five: ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, dc in next three stitches *2 dc in next stitch, dc in next three stitches* repeat *-*, sl st in top of ch 2 to join – 60 dc
round six: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, sl st in top of ch 2 to join – 60 dc
round seven: ch 2, four dc in same stitch as ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next stitch, * skip next stitch, 5 dc in next stitch, skip next stitch, dc in next stitch* repeat from *-* around, join with sl st in top of beginning ch 2
round eight: ch 2, skip one stitch, dc in next st(should be the middle stich of the 5 dc shell), skip two stitches, 5 dc in next stitch, skip next 2 stitches * dc in next stitch (will be the middle dc in the 5 dc shell) skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next stitch (will be the single dc)* for last 5 dc shell make four dc in same stitch as beginning ch 2, sl st to join
round nine: repeat round seven
round ten: repeat round eight
round eleven: repeat round seven
round twelve: repeat round eight
round thirteen: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, sl st in beginning chain to join
rounds fourteen and fifteen: repeat round twelve
fasten off and weave in ends
crochet 4 ch and form a ring with sl st in first ch
round one: 1 ch and then 6 sc in ring, sl st to join
round two: *1 sc in following sc, 3 ch*repeat *-* 6 times, finish with sl st in first sc to join. This will make six loops or bows around the circle.
round three: 1 ch, then crochet the following in each loop – 1 sc, 1 ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc. – sl st in first ch to join
fasten off – use ends to sew into hat – placement of your choosing
Hope you enjoy this simple crochet hat pattern!
Update 9/20/13- I did indeed give the hat to my daughter, which was then promptly “misappropriated” by my granddaughter :) the picture I added above shows that perfect little girl wearing the hat, but the pattern is indeed for an adult size hat.
Updated 10/6/13 – I went back to the store where I purchased the original yarn to see if I could find the yarn and figure out how to solve Margot’s problems ( see comments below). The yarn I used was Kramer Yarns’ Perfection, which comes in both worsted and DK. I purchased both for testing. The yarn I used to make this hat was worsted. Gauge for this is 4 stitches and 2 rows worked in dc= 1 inch. I’ve been doing a bunch of testing in other yarns and will write a future post about the results. I made the necessary corrections to the pattern based on Margot’s feedback- thank you Margot :)