Free Crochet Hat Patterns

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Custom Beret

An average sized Beret will be about the size of a dinner plate, but you can make it bigger or smaller.

DESIGNER'S NOTES: This pattern is a basic cap formula. Therefore, you can vary it to suit your own needs. You can change the hat by adding stripes of color or another yarn, like Mohair or a Boucle For texture. Try crocheting through only the inside loop for a ribbed texture.

The size of your yarn and hook will affect the way your hat looks. If it looks ruffly, start with fewer than 9 stitches or try a smaller hook. If it starts to form a cone, use more than nine stitches or try a larger hook.

MATERIALS:
about 4oz of yarn to make a hat.
Hook depends on size of yarn. If you're going to use a worsted weight then an F or G hook would work

INSTRUCTIONS:
Starting with the center top of the hat, chain 5. Join the chain with a slip stitch so that you have a ring.

Row 1: Chain 2 and count this as your first stitch. work 9 stitches in the ring. (I like to work hats in half double crochet, but you can use single or double depending on the yarn and what effect you want to achieve--JS) Join last stitch to first with a slip stitch.

Row 2: Chain 2. Counts as first st. Work one stitch in same stitch as joining, then 2 stitches in each stitch around. Join to top of chain 2.

Row 3: Chain 2, one stitch in first stitch, two stitches in the next stitch (Increase by one stitch every other stitch. Do this all the way around) join as in row 1.

Row 4: Chain 2, crochet around Making 2 stitches in every 3rd stitch (increase made), one stitch in the stitches in between. Join to top of chain 2

Row 5: Chain 2, increase every 4th stitch, Join to the top of chain 2

End All rows by joining to the top of chain 2

Row 6: increase every 5th stitch.

You will be increasing at a rate of 9 stitches every row; Every 6th stitch on row 7, Every 7th stitch on row 8 and so on. This will make the top of your hat.

Keep increasing the top of the hat until you are increasing about every 15th of 16th stitch.

NOTE: An average sized Beret will be about the size of a dinner plate, but you can make it bigger or smaller.

When it looks right, Crochet one row (no increases). On the next row, decrease by skipping a stitch as many times as you increased on your last increase row. For example, if you stopped increasing at every 15th stitch, you will want to start decreasing every 15th sitich. The next row will be every 14th stitch, then every 13th stitch and so on until the Beret fits snugly - not too tightly or it will be uncomfortable.

Now, crochet a few rows around without increasing or decreasing. This will be your hat band (I like to use single crochet for the band--JS) End with a slip stitch and weave in the end.

Custom Cap

Designer's Notes:

  • This pattern is a basic cap formula. Therefore, you can vary it to suit your own needs. You can change the hat by adding stripes of color or another yarn, like Mohair or a Boucle For texture. Try crocheting through only the inside loop for a ribbed texture.
  • The size of your yarn and hook will affect the way your hat looks. If it looks ruffly, start with fewer than 9 stitches or try a smaller hook. If it starts to form a cone, use more than nine stitches or try a larger hook.

    Materials:
    about 4 oz of yarn to make a hat
    Hook size depends on type of yarn

    Directions:
    Starting with the center top of the hat, chain 5. Join the chain with a slip stitch so that you have a ring. Chain 2 and count this as your first stitch.
    Row 1: work 9 stitches in the ring. (I like to work hats in half double crochet, but you can use single or double depending on the yarn and what effect you want to achieve--JS) Join last stitch to first with a slip stitch and chain 2. This is the first stitch of row 2
    Row 2: Work one stitch in same stitch as joining, then 2 stitches in each stitch around. Join to top of chain 2.
    Row 3: Chain 2, one stitch in first stitch, two stitches in the next stitch (Increase by one stitch every other stitch. Do this all the way around) join as in row 1.
    Row 4: Chain 2, crochet around Making 2 stitches in every 3rd stitch (increase made), one stitch in the stitches in between. Join to top of chain 2
    Row 5: Chain 2, increase every 4th stitch, Join to the top of chain 2.

    End All rows by joining to the top of chain 2

    Row 6: increase every 5th stitch.

    Note: You can measure your head around the widest part. Take the number of inches around your head and divide by about 3. This will give you the diameter of your hat top. Just measure the top across and stop increasing when it's big enough. With some practice, you'll be able to tell by eye when the hat is big enough.

    When the top is the right size, stop increases. Instead continue in a straight stitch (making a tube shape) until hat just covers your ears.

    For Brim:
    Turn your work so that the right side of your stitches are on the inside of your hat. Going around in the opposite direction, crochet at least four rows or desired length for brim. When you think the brim is long enough, end with a slip stitch, cut off the yarn leaving a tail about two inches long and weave this tail into the hat so it doesn't show.

     

    Ladies Helmet

    Designer's Note: The opening in the back of the helmet accommodates a ponytail or banana clip.

    Materials:
    2 skeins of worsted weight yarn
    Size G hook (U. S.)

    Stitch Guide:
    Bean Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into space, Yarn Over and draw a thread through, pulling up to approximately 1/2 inch. Leaving loops on the hook, Yarn Over again, insert hook into same space and draw a thread through, pulling it up to approximately 1/2 inch also. Leaving all loops on the hook, Yarn Over again and insert hook into same space, draw a yarn through and pull up to approximately 1/2 inch, then Yarn Over and draw yarn through all the loops on the hook, chain 1 to close the Bean Stitch.

    Directions:
    Begin: Chain 5; join with a Slip Stitch to form a ring.
    Round 1: Chain 2 and then, Work 6 Bean Stitches into the ring. (6 Bean Stitches in this round.)
    Round 2: Chain 2, Make 2 Bean Stitches in each space around, join with a Slip Stitch at top of Bean Stitch.
    Round 3, 4, 5: Chain 2, Work a Bean Stitch in each space around, join with a Slip Stitch at the top of the first Bean Stitch.
    Round 6: Chain 2, 2 bean Stitches in the next space * 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next four spaces, 2 Bean Stitches in the next space. Repeat from * around, ending with 1 Bean Stitch in each of the last four spaces, Slip Stitch to the top of the beginning Bean Stitch, Slip Stitch into next space.
    Round 7:Chain 2,Work 1 Bean Stitch in each space around.
    Round 8/Row 1: Chain 2 * 2 Bean Stitches in the same space, 1 Bean Stitch in the next 2 spaces, Repeat from * around, ending with 2 bean Stitches Chain 2, TURN and begin working in rows. This creates an open space for hair in the back.
    Row 2: Work 1 Bean Stitch in each space across, 1 Bean Stitch between the starting chain and 1st Bean Stitch of previous row.
    Row 3: Chain 2, Work 1 Bean Stitch in each space across, work last Bean Stitch in space created by the beginning Chain 2 of the previous row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.

    Begin Left Earpiece:
    Row 1: Attach yarn in the 11th space from end. Chain2, 1 Bean Stitch in same space, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next six spaces. Total of 7 Bean Stitches in this row.
    Row 2: Slip stitch to first space, Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of next 6 spaces. Total of 6 Bean Stitches in this row.
    Row 3: Slip Stitch to first space, Chain2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 5 spaces. Total of 5 Bean Stitches in this row.
    Row 4: Slip Stitch to first space, Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 4 spaces. Total of 4 Bean Stitches in this row.
    Row 5: Slip Stitch I into next space, Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 3 spaces. Total of 3 Bean Stitches in this row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.

    Right Earpiece:Ladies Helmet - back view
    Row 1: Attach yarn in the 5th space from back opening. This skips 5 Bean Stitches of the previous row. Chain 2, 1 Bean Stitch in same space, 1 Bean Stitch in each of the next 6 spaces. Total of 7 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
    Row 2: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across. Total of 6 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
    Row 3: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across. Total of 5 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
    Row 4: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across row. Total of 4 Bean Stitches in this row. Chain 2 to turn.
    Row 5: 1 Bean Stitch in each space across row. Total of 3 Bean Stitches in this row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.

    Ties:
    Row 1: Attach yarn to the top of center Bean Stitch of earpiece. Chain 65.
    Row 2: Slip Stitch into second chain from hook and in each chain across row. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.
    Repeat rows 1 and 2 of Ties on the other earpiece.

  • Finishing: Single Crochet around entire outside edge of the helmet. 1 Single Crochet per space and 1 Single Crochet in the side of the Bean Stitches. Break off yarn, fasten and weave in ends.
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    Ruffled Hat

    Designer's Note: Though the model for this hat was made with acryllic worsted weight yarn, the hat might be really pretty made out of chenille yarn.

    Gauge:
    The first 3 rounds should measure approx. 3.5 inches in diameter. If you need to make this hat for a smaller head, just reduce the number of stitches in the first round by an even amount. For a slight change in size, change hook size.

    Pattern Notes:

    • 3-dc cluster: make 3 half-closed dc's in next st, y/o draw through all loops on hook. or: (yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 stitches on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 stitches on hook
    • Beg. cluster: ch 2, make 2 half-closed dc's in same st., y/o and draw through all loops on hook. or: ch 2, (yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 stitches on hook) 2 times,yo, pull through all 3 stitches on hook.
    • On all rounds, join with sl st in first st.
    • The first ch 3 on each round counts as 1 dc, unless noted otherwise.

    Materials:
    1 skein (3 oz.) Worsted Weight yarn
    I hook

    Directions:
    Rnd 1: Ch 4, join to form ring. Ch 3, 11 more dc's in ring. Join. (12)
    Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join. (24)
    Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, join. (36)
    Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 dc's, * 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc's. Repeat from * around. Join. (48)
    Rnds 5-6: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join.
    Rnd 7: Ch 3, * make cluster in next st, 1 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (24 clusters)
    Rnd 8: Make beg. cluster, dc in next cluster, * cluster in next dc, dc in next cluster. Repeat from * around. Join in top of beg. cluster.
    Rnd 9: Ch 3, cluster in next dc, * dc in next cluster, cluster in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.
    Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 8. [If a longer crown is desired, repeat rounds 9 and 10. - Ed.]
    Rnd 11: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1 space), cluster in next dc,* ch 1, dc in next cluster, ch 1, cluster in next dc. Repeat from * around. End with ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.
    Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each ch 1 sp around. (96)
    Rnd 13: Repeat round 7. (48 clusters).
    Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in 1st sc. Finish off. Weave in all ends.

    Scottish Tam

    Size: one size fits all

    Materials:
    3 oz Blue sport yarn
    1 1/2 oz Red
    Tapestry needle
    Size I crochet hook

    Gauge: 3 sc=1", 3 sc rows=1"

    Pattern Note: Work in continuous rnds, do NOT join or turn, unless otherwise stated. Mark first st of each rnd. Tam is crocheted with wrong side facing up -- The back side is the "right side".

    Directions:
    rnd 1: with 1 strand each red and blue held tog, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)
    rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
    rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around (18)
    rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) around (24)
    rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts) around (30)
    rnd 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 4 times. sc in next st, rep bet (), 2 sc in last st (37)
    rnd 7: sc in first 7 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) around (42)
    rnd 8: 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 3 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of last 2 sts (49)
    rnd 9: (sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) 2 times, sc in next 7 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts) around (54)
    rnd 10: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts) 5 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of last 3 sts (61)
    rnd 11: sc in first 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (67)
    rnd 12: sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 22 sts (2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts) 3 times, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 6 sts (72)
    rnd 13-16: sc in each st around
    rnd 17: (sc in each of next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around to last 2 sts, sc in each of last 2 sts (58)
    rnd 18: sc in first 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, ( sc in each of next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) across to last 2 sts, sc in each of last 2 sts (47)
    rnd 19: sc in each st around. fasten off.
    rnd 20: with 2 strands blue held tog join w/sl st in first st, (ch 2, hdc) in same st as sl st, hdc in each st around with 2 hdc in last st (49 hdc) first ch 2 counts as first hdc.
    rnds 21-23: hdc in each st around. at end of last rnd, join w/sl st in first hdc. fasten off.

    Ball for top of Tam:
    rnd 1: with 2 strands blue held tog, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5 sc)
    rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
    rnd 3-4: sc in each st around
    rnd 5: (sc next 2 sts tog) around; join w/slst in first sc. leaving 8" for sewing. Fasten off. Sew opening closed. Tuck to center of rnd 1 on tam.