How to crochet a hat
Have you ever wondered how to crochet a hat? I didn’t realize how easy it is. I found this free crochet hat pattern at Michael’s with the new Isaac Mizrahi yarn. This chunky crochet hat uses a large N hook and bulky yarn so it works up quickly! It would be cute with a crochet flower embellishment. After you have learned how to crochet a hat you can whip up any of these crochet hat patterns.
How to crochet a hat
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
hdc2tog = [yarnover, insert hook into next st, yarnover and pull loop through] twice, yarnover, pull through 5 loops on hook – 1 st decrease]
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
rs = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ws = wrong side
Finished Measurements 19″, un-stretched.
Guage 8 hdc sts x 8 rows = 4″. Save time, check your gauge.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each hdc across – 5 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), hdc in each hdc across.
Rep row 2 until brim measures 19″. Sl st last row to first row to join. Turn brim inside out, so that brim seam is on WS of hat.
(I crocheted until brim fit snugly around my daughter’s head, joined then continued with the body slightly adjusting the amount of stitches)
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc here and through crown), 34 hdc in edge of brim, making approx. 3 hdc per 2 rows of brim. Join with sl st, do not turn. Work even in hdc for 7 more rnds.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in 2 hdc, hdc2tog, * hdc in 3 hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * to end – 28 hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in next hdc, hdc2tog, * hdc in 2 hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * to end – 21 hdc.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc2tog, * hdc in next hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * to end – 14 hdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1 hdc in next st (counts as first hdc2tog), hdc2tog around – 7 hdc. Fasten off.
Gather rem sts and sew side seam. Weave in ends. Make large pom pom and attach it to top of hat.
I wrapped the remaining yard around my hand, leaving a tail long enough to tie around yarn.
Cut off the tail and tie it in the middle of the yard.
Cut each loop. Tie the pom pom to the top of the hat and work in the ends on the inside of the hat.
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