2021 Happy to Be Here Hat Pattern

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This month for our CAL, I am sharing the 2021 Happy to Be Here Hat pattern. This hat matches last week’s scarf pattern. If you like making sets, visit this post for free scarf pattern: 2021 Happy to Be Here Scarf.

2021 Happy to Be Here Hat Pattern
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The 2021 Happy to Be Here Hat is available in 5 sizes, small child (age 3-5 years), child (age 6-10 years), teen, adult (medium) and adult (large).

The Happy to Be Here Hat is worked flat, back and forth in rows. Once complete we seam the side edge and close up the top. This is a beginner friendly hat pattern.

The links to the other two Hat of the Month CAL patterns are available here: March 2021 Hat of the Month CAL


2021 Happy to Be Here Hat Pattern

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2021 Happy to Be Here Hat and Scarf
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Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2021-happy-to-be-here-hat

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Yarn and Hook March 2021
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Supplies

  • Yarn: Yarnspirations, Caron, Cotton Ripple Cakes. 8.5 oz (240 g) and 491 yds (449 m). 100% Cotton. Light Weight Yarn [3]. Machine washable and dryable.
  • Colors: 1 skein in Quarry (291237-37035)
  • Hook: 4 mm (G). Furls Streamline Swirl Virgo. I used this hook.
  • Finished Project Yardage: Adult Hat:   4.1 oz (115 g) / 236 yds (216 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 8 inches X 18 inches circumference

Child Hat height 8.5 inches X 19 inches circumference

Teen Hat height 9.5 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 10 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) hat height 11 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 12 sc per 4 inches; 6 sets of (1 bead stitch, ch 1) per 4 inches; 10 rows worked in pattern (R3 and R4) per 4 inches and 16 rows sc 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

bead st – bead stitch (see Special Stitches)

beg – beginning

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

R – row

RS – right side

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

WS –  wrong side (back of project)

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

Special Stitches

Bead Stitch

*1 dc in the next st. The rest of the bead stitch is crocheted around the post of the dc you just crocheted. You will be working around the post by inserting your hook from the front of the work, to the back of the work and back to the front of the work (just like if you were making a front post stitch).  Yarn over and insert the hook around the post of the dc, yarn over and pull up 1 loop**. Work from * to ** 3 times in total. You will have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Whip Stitch

Simple Closing Method for Hats

Notes:

Stitch multiple is 2+1 for the turning chain (Understanding Stitch Multiples)

If you would like your Happy to Be Here Hat to have more slouch, simply repeat rows 3 and 4 until you reach the height you prefer.

If you would like your Happy to Be Here Hat to have less slouch, simply omit one repeat of rows 3 and 4.

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.

2021 Happy to Be Here Hat

2021 Happy to Be Here Hat Pattern Instructions

These hats are worked widthwise in rows, from the top-down. 

Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years)

(to fit up to a 19 inch head circumference)

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: RS: Ch 55, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [54 sc]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [54 sc]

R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the first st, *1 bead st in the next st, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [26 bead sts, 2 dc]

R4: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [54 sc]

R5-R18: Rep R3 and R4

R19-R22: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [54 sc]

At the end of R22, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Child Hat (Age 6-10 years)

(to fit up to a 20 inch head circumference)

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: RS: Ch 59, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [58 sc]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [58 sc]

R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the first st, *1 bead st in the next st, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [28 bead sts, 2 dc]

R4: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [58 sc]

R5-R20: Rep R3 and R4

R21-R24: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [58 sc]

At the end of R24, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Teen Hat

(to fit up to a 22 inch head circumference)

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: RS: Ch 61, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [60 sc]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [60 sc]

R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the first st, *1 bead st in the next st, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [29 bead sts, 2 dc]

R4: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [60 sc]

R5-R22: Rep R3 and R4

R23-R26: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [60 sc]

At the end of R26, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Adult Hat (Medium)

(to fit up to a 23 inch head circumference)

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: RS: Ch 65, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [64 sc]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [64 sc]

R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the first st, *1 bead st in the next st, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [31 bead sts, 2 dc]

R4: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [64 sc]

R5-R24: Rep R3 and R4

R25-R28: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [64 sc]

At the end of R28, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Adult Hat (Large)

(to fit up to a 24 inch head circumference)

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: RS: Ch 67, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [66 sc]

R2: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [66 sc]

R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the first st, *1 bead st in the next st, sk the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [32 bead sts, 2 dc]

R4: 1 sc in each st across, turn. [66 sc]

R5-R26: Rep R3 and R4

R27-R30: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. [66 sc]

At the end of R30, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

On a flat surface, fold your project in half widthwise; bringing the two side edges together. Thread your yarn end on a yarn needle and work through both layers; whipstitch (view tutorial here) once for each row along the edge. I work under one loop of the stitch on each edge. 

Once you have finished whipstitching the side edge and you reach the foundation row, 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. 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 pompom to hide the small hole.

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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  1. Such a beautiful set! Thank you for your creativity and sense of beauty.

    Please know that I am thinking of you with gratitude. Stay safe. Stay positive.

    Warmest regards,
    Carol