This is a hat pattern I made up myself based on one of the first hats I ever made without a pattern, about 2 years ago when I learned to crochet. It’s super simple and works up really quickly. It’s also very easy to modify to fit specific heads.
**New Years 2020 Update! I’ve added a Toddler size.**
Cozy Winter Hat
Sc: Single Crochet
Dc: Double Crochet
Inc: Increase (2 sts in one stitch)
FO: Fasten off
Sl st: Slip stitch
You will need:
Size N/10mm crochet hook
bulky yarn (I used Loops & Threads Charisma)
I made this hat in four sizes: Kids Small/Medium (fits ages 5-9), Kids Medium/Large (fits ages 10-teen), Adult Regular, and Toddler (fits ages 2-4). The hats were measured to fit specific people’s heads, which were approximately 22″, 23″, and 24″ around. The new Toddler hat was guesstimated based on the average toddler head size of 20″. The hat is pretty stretchy, so the fit doesn’t have to be precise. The main pattern is for the Small/Medium size, with Medium/Large, Adult, and Toddler respectively following.
I use this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdWgcR6nlWQ) for the seamless join.
R1: Make a magic circle, Ch 2, 10 (12, 12, 8) dc in magic ring (10, 12, 12, 8)
R2: Inc around (20, 24, 24, 16)
R3: *Inc in first st, dc in next st*, rep from * around (30, 36, 36, 24)
R4, SM/M: Dc in each st around (30)
R4, M/LG: Inc in first st, dc in next 34 sts, inc in last st (40)
R4, ADULT: *Inc in first st, dc in next 8 sts*, rep from * around (44)
R4, T: *Inc in first st, dc in next 2 sts*, rep from * around (32)
R5-11, SM/M, M/LG, ADULT: Dc in each st around. At the end of row 11, do 3 hdc sts. (30, 40, 44)
R5-9, T: Dc in each st around. At the end of row 9, do 3 hdc sts. (32)
R10, T: Sc in back loops only (32)
R11, T: Sc in each st around. At the end, make a seamless join: cut yarn leaving a tail. Pull yarn up through last st, then weave around first st in row to make it look like a stitch. Weave in ends. (Alternatively, sl st to join, FO, and weave in ends.)
R12, SM/M, M/LG, ADULT: Sc in back loops only (30, 40, 44)
R13-14, SM/M, M/LG, ADULT: Sc in each st around. At the end, make a seamless join: cut yarn leaving a tail. Pull yarn up through last st, then weave around first st in row to make it look like a stitch. Weave in ends. (Alternatively, sl st to join, FO, and weave in ends.)
Add a pom-pom if desired. Note: In order for the pom-pom to sit near the top of the wearer’s head, you may need to attach it at a spot other than where the spiral begins. My toddler hat’s pom-pom sits slightly toward the back of the wearer’s head because I attached it right at the spiral, which doesn’t line up with the highest point on his head.
Please feel free to sell the hats you’ve made, but please credit Crafty Reason and link back to the pattern here if you do so. Also, leave me a comment if you notice anything wrong with the pattern.
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