Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Crochet Pattern

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Looking for your next crochet project? Check out the Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Pattern! Tailored for 5 different sizes from small child to adult, this gender neutral pattern features a simple yet effective rib stitch composed of single crochet stitches worked in the back loop. The hat is worked flat in rows, with a seamless side edge and top closure, ensuring a uniform look. Perfect for those looking to hone their craft or create a thoughtful homemade gift.

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Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Pattern features a gender neutral rib stitch that looks great & is super cozy to wear. Red Heart Roll With It Tweed Yarn. 5.5 mm (I) Furls Navy Odyssey Hook. #yarnspirations #redheartyarn

My Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Pattern is available in 5 sizes, small child (age 3-5 years), child (age 6-10 years), teen, adult (medium) and adult (large). This hat is worked flat, back and forth in rows. The simple rib stitch pattern is made up of single crochet stitches, worked in the back loop. Once complete we seam the side edge and close up the top.

You can use any yarn and hook to make this project.

Skip to the “You can use any yarn and hook to make this project!” section in the table of contents for more information.


Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Pattern

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Free Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Pattern in sizes small child to adult. Featuring the rib stitch.

[disclaimer] I received the yarn for this pattern from Yarnspirations.[/disclaimer]


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Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Roll With It Tweed. 150 g (5.29 oz) and 296 yds (271 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash in cold water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low heat.
  • Colors: 1 skein Stormy Blues (E888-9884)
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
  • Finished Project Yardage: Adult Hat: 78 g (2.75 oz) and 154 yds (141 m).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

Rectangle measurements before assembly and without stretching.

  • Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years ) 9 inches height X 13 width
  • Child Hat (Age 6-10 years) height 10 inches height X 14 width
  • Teen Hat (Adult Small) height 11 inches height X 15 width
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 12 inches height X 16 width 
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 13 inches height X 17 width

Gauge

  • Approximately 14 rows dc per 4 inches and 12 sts per 4 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

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  • BL – back loop
  • ch – chain
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Multiple of 1 (plus 1 for the turning chain) (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
  • The finished hat height is determined by the number of starting chains you work.
  • To add one inch of height, increase the starting chain by 3. To remove 1 inch of height, decrease the starting chain by 3. The hat is designed to fit as a slouch hat, or a beanie with the brim folded. 
  • You may customize the width (hat circumference) by repeating R2 as many, or as few, times as you wish.
  • Create your project page for the Back to Basics Ribbed Hat on Ravelry here
Welcome winter ❄️ with our Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Pattern. 🧶 Available in 5 sizes from kiddos to adults! A perfect blend of simplicity and comfort. Once you're done, just seam the side and close up the top! #CrochetLife #BackToBasicsHat

Back to Basics Ribbed Hat Pattern

This project is crocheted back-and-forth in rows before being sewn into its final shape.

Small Child (3-5 years) Back to Basics Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 28, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.  [27 sc]

R2-R46: 1 sc in BL of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. [27 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Hat (Age 6-10 years) Back to Basics Hat 

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 31, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.  [30 sc]

R2-R49: 1 sc in BL of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. [30 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Hat (Small Adult) Back to Basics Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 34, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.  [33 sc]

R2-R53: 1 sc in BL of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. [33 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Hat (Medium) Back to Basics Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 37, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.  [36 sc]

R2-R56: 1 sc in BL of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. [36 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Large) Back to Basics Hat 

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 40, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.  [39 sc]

R2-R60: 1 sc in BL of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. [39 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions for All Hat Sizes

  • Finish off leaving a 12-inch tail of yarn for seaming.
  • On a flat surface, fold your project in half bringing the first and last rows together and lining up the stitches. Thread your yarn end on a yarn needle and work through both layers; whipstitch (view tutorial here) once for each stitch. I worked under the back loop from the last row and both loops from R1. 
  • Once you have finished seaming the side of the hat, we will be closing the top of the hat using my simple closing method. This method is demonstrated here.
  • There may be a small hole remaining at the top of the hat for the larger sizes. I used the remaining yarn on my yarn needle to sew four stitches (across the diameter of the hole) to close the small gap that remained after closing the top. If you prefer, you may use a pom pom to hide the small hole.
  • Weave in any remaining ends securely.

You can use any yarn and hook to make this project!

  1. With the yarn and hook you’ve chosen for the project, chain until you reach the height you’d like for your hat size: Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years ) 9 inches height, Child Hat (Age 6-10 years) 10 inches height, Teen Hat (Adult Small) 11 inches height, Adult Hat (Medium) 12 inches height, Adult Hat (Large) 13 inches height
  2. Follow the pattern as written.
  3. Continue crocheting until your project is the width you need for the hat size: Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years ) 13 inches width, Child Hat (Age 6-10 years) 14 inches width, Teen Hat (Adult Small) 15 inches width, Adult Hat (Medium) 16 inches width, Adult Hat (Large) 17 inches width
  4. Follow the finishing instructions to seam and close the hat.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Cindy, LB Wool Ease is a little bit lighter weight than Red Heart Roll With it Tweed – it may end up being a bit smaller than the hat as written BUT you can definitely use it if you work to my measurements instead of to the number of stitches I worked.
    Finished Size

    Rectangle measurements before assembly and without stretching.

    Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years ) 9 inches height X 13 width

    Child Hat (Age 6-10 years) height 10 inches height X 14 width

    Teen Hat (Adult Small) height 11 inches height X 15 width

    Adult Hat (Medium) height 12 inches height X 16 width 

    Adult Hat (Large) height 13 inches height X 17 width

    R1: Chain until you reach the height for your hat size, sk 1 ch and work 1 sc in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. 
    R2: Work 1 sc in the back loop of each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
    Repeat R2 until your hat width measures the width for your hat size.

    Hope this helps!
    Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Hello. I couldn’t find Red Heart Roll With It Tweed. Can I use any worsted weight yarn? I was thinking Lion Brand Wool Ease instead. Thank you.

  3. Hi Chelsea, You could try it 🙂 Just use the rectangle measurements from the beginning of my pattern for each of the sizes. The rib will be softer because of the taller stitches but it should still work. Good luck! Rhondda

  4. Could this pattern be adapted to be worked up faster with a BL dc? Helllppp I’m making all my presents this year and I spent too much time on the baby blanket for my new niece.