How to Make a Crochet Hat


Here are crochet basics for making a crochet hat.  You will need the following:

  • “Worsted-weight yarn”, of any color or a combination of colors
  • Crochet hook, size G
  • Yarn needle having a big eye
  • Small scissors

Here is a sample of a basic hat pattern

Chain 4; join with a slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.

R1: Chain 2 (counts as “half double crochet”), 11 “half double crochet” in ring; join with a slip stitch in top of ch-2 – 12 stitches.

R2: Chain 2, “half double crochet” in same chain as joining, 2 “half double crochet” in each “half double crochet” around; join in top of chain2 – 24 stitches.

R3: Chain 2, “half double crochet” in same chain as joining, “half double crochet” in next half double crochet, * 2 “half double crochet” in the next “half double crochet”, half double crochet in next “half double crochet”; repeat from * around; join – 36 stitches.

R4: Chain 2, “half double crochet” in same chain as joining, “half double crochet” in the next 2 “half double crochet”, * 2 “half double crochet” in the next “half double crochet”, “half double crochet” in the next 2 “half double crochet”; repeat from * around; join – 48 stitches.

R5: Chain 2, “half double crochet” in each “half double crochet” around; join.

R6: Chain 2, “half double crochet” in same chain as joining, “half double crochet” in next 3 “half double crochet”, * 2 “half double crochet” in the next “half double crochet”, “half double crochet” in the next 3 “half double crochet”; rep from * around; join – 60 stitches.

R7: Chain 2, “half double crochets” in back loops only of each “half double crochet” around; join.
Rs 8-14: Repeat round 5.

“Brim-Round” 15: Chain 2, “half double crochet” in same chain as joining, “half double crochet” in next 2 “half double crochet”, * 2 “half double crochet” in the next “half double crochet”, “half double crochet” in the next 2 “half double crochet”; repeat from * around; join – 80 “half double crochet”. Rounds 16-20: Repeat Round 5. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations: * = repeat whatever follows* (asterisk)..R=row

Now that you know how to make a hat, you can browse the internet for more patterns, practicing from one simple pattern then moving on to more complicated ones. Enjoy your new found hobby!

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