I started working on this crochet hat pattern way back in May of this year! It has taken me forever to finally wrap it up, but I am so excited that it is finally done! Just in time for the cooler temperatures!
The Origin of this Pattern
The idea for this pattern originally came to me after creating one of my first patterns, The Peek-A-Boo Cup Cozy. It had the same alternating rows of crocheting in the 3rd loop and the seed stitch. I really liked the contrasting textures that the design created and my mind was flooded with all the different things that I could create with the same design elements.
The second item I created with the “Peek-A-Boo” design was the Peek-A-Boo Water Bottle Carrier. I was inspired to complete that pattern next, as I was wanting a creative teachers’ gift for my kids’ teachers at the end of the school year. And now I have finally completed the matching crochet hat pattern.
I continue to have fun finding more and more things I can make with this design. I am already working on a scarf to match right now!
(Update: The scarf pattern is now available! You can find it HERE!)
The Yarn for this Pattern
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For this crochet hat pattern I chose to use Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue. I am an absolute sucker for a super soft yarn, so this was an instant favorite of mine. But what I also love about Caron Simply Soft is the pretty sheen that it has. It makes it an excellent choice for showing off anything with a beautiful texture. And this pattern has a lot of texture! I am very happy with how it turned out!
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1″ = 4 hdc
Note on sizing: My finished hat circumference at this gauge was 19”. That is a little on the smaller side for an adult hat. This hat does not have as much stretch as a hat with a ribbed band would, so if you would like a larger fit, you may need to adjust to a larger hook.
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(dc) double crochet
(fhdc) foundation half double crochet
technique: crocheting in the 3rd loop
Row 1: Fhdc 76. Sl st to the first fhdc. (76) Use a yarn needle to connect the bottom edge of the row (see photo below).
Row 2: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and around, in the 3rd loop only (see photo below). Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (76)
Note: This is a good spot to measure your band. My hat at this point was about 19” in circumference. If you would like a larger fit, you can start over with a larger hook or go back to row 1 and adjust the number of stitches per row to add width. The number of stitches per row will stay the same throughout the pattern, so as long as you choose an even number of stitches for the row, you should be able to adjust it without any problems.
Row 3: Repeat row 2.
Row 4: Ch 1. (this row is done in the 3rd loop) Sc in the same stitch. Dc. Alternate sc, dc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (76)
Row 5: Ch 2. (this row is NOT done in the 3rd loop) Dc in the same stitch. Sc. Alternate dc and sc around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (76)
Row 6: Ch 1. Sc in the same stitch. Dc. Alternate sc, dc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. (76)
Row 7: Ch 2. Dc in the same stitch. Hdc. Alternate dc, hdc around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (76)
Row 8: Ch 1. Hdc in the same stitch and around (in the 3rd loop only). Note: the 3rd loop will have a slightly different placement, depending on whether it is a hdc or dc that is crocheted into. (See photo below.) Join with a sl st into the first hdc. (76)
Row 9: Ch 1. Hdc in same stitch and around (in the 3rd loop only). Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (76)
Rows 10-15: Repeat rows 4 through 9. (76)
Rows 16-21: Repeat rows 4 through 9. (76)Rows 22-27: Repeat rows 4 through 9. (76)
Rows 28-31: Repeat rows 4 through 7. (76)
Note: If you want a taller beanie, at this point you can continue the repeat pattern until it is the height you like.
Finish off and leave a long tail. Using a yarn needle, weave the tail in and out along the top edge of the beanie and cinch it tight. Sew up any gaps left at the top with the yarn, make a knot and weave in the end. Add a pom pom to the top!
You can find the matching scarf pattern HERE!
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