2021 Ready or Not Hat Pattern

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This month for our Crochet Along, I am sharing the Ready or Not Hat pattern. This beginner friendly hat pattern is crocheted back and forth in rows before being seamed into the finished hat.

Get last week’s Lacy Crochet Scarf Pattern for free here: 2021 Ready or Not Scarf Pattern

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The 2021 Ready or Not Hat is available in 5 sizes, small child (age 3-5 years), child (age 6-10 years), teen, adult (medium) and adult (large).

The 2021 Ready or Not Hat is worked flat, back and forth in rows. This stitch pattern is simple and it contains single crochet stitches, chain stitches and double crochet stitches. Once complete we seam the side edge and close up the top. This is a beginner friendly hat pattern.

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Ready or Not Hat Pattern

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Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 8.5 inches X 18 inches circumference

Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 9 inches X 19 inches circumference

Teen Hat height 9.25 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 9.75 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) height 10 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 1 V-st per 1 inch and 2 rows worked in pattern per 1 inch 

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

beg – beginning

ch – chain

ch1sp – chain 1 space

ch3sp – chain 3 space

dc – double crochet

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

R – row 

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

st/sts – stitch/stitches

V-st – v stitch (see special 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

Special Stitches

V-Stitch (V-st)

In specified stitch, work (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc).

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Whip Stitch

Simple Closing Method for Hats

How to Join a New Ball of Yarn

Notes

  • Stitch multiple: 3 (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 initial ch-3 counts as the first dc of the row. This means you do not work into the stitch directly beneath it because it is taking the place of the stitch that would have been worked there.
  • You may customize the hat height by working the repeat of R2-R3 as many, or as few, times as you wish. Every 2 rows you add with the crochet waffle stitch pattern, will add approximately 1-inch of height to the hat. 
Ready or Not Hat Pattern - Rhondda Mol

Ready or Not Hat Pattern Instructions

This hat is worked in rows, from the top-down. 

Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years)

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

R1: Ch 54, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *Ch 3, sk the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 chs. Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the last ch. Turn [20 sc, 2 ch1sp, 17 ch3sp]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the ch1sp, V-st in the next sc. *Sk the next ch3sp, V-st in the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch1sp. Sk the ch1sp, 1 dc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [20 V-st, 2 dc]

R3: 1 sc in the first dc, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st. *Ch 3, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st**. Work from * to ** across to the last dc. Ch 1, 1 sc in the last dc. Turn. [20 sc, 2 ch1sp, 17 ch3sp]

R4-R17: Rep R2 and R3

Finish off leaving a 10 to 12-inch tail of yarn.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Hat (Age 6-10 years)

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

R1: Ch 57, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *Ch 3, sk the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 chs. Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the last ch. Turn [21 sc, 2 ch1sp, 18 ch3sp]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the ch1sp, V-st in the next sc. *Sk the next ch3sp, V-st in the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch1sp. Sk the ch1sp, 1 dc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [21 V-st, 2 dc]

R3: 1 sc in the first dc, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st. *Ch 3, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st**. Work from * to ** across to the last dc. Ch 1, 1 sc in the last dc. Turn. [21 sc, 2 ch1sp, 18 ch3sp]

R4-R19: Rep R2 and R3

Finish off leaving a 10 to 12-inch tail of yarn.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Hat

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

R1: Ch 60, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *Ch 3, sk the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 chs. Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the last ch. Turn [22 sc, 2 ch1sp, 19 ch3sp]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the ch1sp, V-st in the next sc. *Sk the next ch3sp, V-st in the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch1sp. Sk the ch1sp, 1 dc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [22 V-st, 2 dc]

R3: 1 sc in the first dc, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st. *Ch 3, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st**. Work from * to ** across to the last dc. Ch 1, 1 sc in the last dc. Turn. [22 sc, 2 ch1sp, 19 ch3sp]

R4-R19: Rep R2 and R3

Finish off leaving a 10 to 12-inch tail of yarn.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Hat (Medium)

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

R1: Ch 63, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *Ch 3, sk the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 chs. Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the last ch. Turn [23 sc, 2 ch1sp, 20 ch3sp]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the ch1sp, V-st in the next sc. *Sk the next ch3sp, V-st in the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch1sp. Sk the ch1sp, 1 dc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [23 V-st, 2 dc]

R3: 1 sc in the first dc, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st. *Ch 3, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st**. Work from * to ** across to the last dc. Ch 1, 1 sc in the last dc. Turn. [23 sc, 2 ch1sp, 20 ch3sp]

R4-R21: Rep R2 and R3

Finish off leaving a 10 to 12-inch tail of yarn.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Hat (Large)

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

R1: Ch 66, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in the next ch, ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch. *Ch 3, sk the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the next ch**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 chs. Ch 1, sk the next ch, 1 sc in the last ch. Turn [24 sc, 2 ch1sp, 21 ch3sp]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the ch1sp, V-st in the next sc. *Sk the next ch3sp, V-st in the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last ch1sp. Sk the ch1sp, 1 dc in the last sc. Ch 1, turn. [24 V-st, 2 dc]

R3: 1 sc in the first dc, ch 1, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st. *Ch 3, 1 sc in the ch1sp of the next V-st**. Work from * to ** across to the last dc. Ch 1, 1 sc in the last dc. Turn. [24 sc, 2 ch1sp, 22 ch3sp]

R4-R21: Rep R2 and R3

Finish off leaving a 10 to 12-inch tail of yarn.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

Ready or Not Hat rectangle
Ready or Not Hat Rectangle

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. 

Ready or Not Hat Pattern - Assembly
Ready or Not Hat Folded

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.

Ready or Not Hat Pattern - Assembly - Seaming and Cinching
Ready or Not Hat Cinched

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.

Ready or Not Hat Pattern - Assembly - Cinched
Ready or Not Hat Cinched

If you prefer, you may use a pom pom to hide the small hole.

Ready or Not Hat with Pompom
Ready or Not Hat with Pompom

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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