Betsy Crochet Hat Pattern

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The Betsy Crochet Hat Pattern features the Iris Stitch. This pretty stitch is created simply by using double crochet stitches and chain one spaces.

The pattern is written in sizes Preemie to Adult Large and is available for free in my post below.

Betsy Hat Crochet Pattern - Rhondda Mol

Betsy Crochet Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Caron Jumbo Ombre Yarn.  340 g (12 oz) and 595 yds (544 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium-Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and tumble dry.
  • Color: 1 skein in Faded Jeans
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Streamline Swirl Galaxy Aries (affiliate link)
  • Finished Project: 6-12 months hat: 1.6 oz (46 g) and 81 yds (74 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

This hat is designed to fit to the base of the ear.

Preemie height 4.5 inches X 10 inches circumference

Newborn height 5 inches X 12 inches circumference

0-3 months height 6 inches X 13 inches circumference

3-6 months height 6.25 inches X 15 inches circumference

6-12 months height 6.75 inches X 16 inches circumference

12-24 months height 7 inches X 17 inches circumference

Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 7.5 inches X 19 inches circumference

Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 8 inches X 19 inches circumference

Teen Hat height 8.25 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 8.75 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) height 9 inches X 23 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 3 sts per 1 inch and 2 rounds 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

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

Rnd – round 

rem – remaining

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

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

DMR

Invisible Join 

Iris Stitch Worked in Rows

Notes

  • Stitch multiple: 4 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • The initial ch-3 does not count as a stitch until specified.
  • The sl st does not count as a stitch
  • Make your sl st tightly
  • You may customize the Betsy Hat height by working the repeat as many, or as few, times as you wish. Every 2 rounds you add with the stitch pattern, will add approximately 1-inch of height to the hat. 
  • I use an invisible join to finish off my final round of stitches, you may substitute a sl st to join if you prefer.

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Betsy Crochet Hat Pattern Instructions

The Betsy Hat is worked in joined rounds from the top-down. 

Betsy Hat – Preemie

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [30 dc]

Rnd 4: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [30 dc, 6 ch1sp]

Rnd 5: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [30 dc, 6 ch1sp]

Rnd 6 – Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Hat – Newborn

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc, 9 ch1sp]

Rnd 5: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc, 9 ch1sp]

Rnd 6 – Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 5. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Hat – 0-3 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [40 dc]

Rnd 5: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [40 dc, 10 ch1sp]

Rnd 6: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [40 dc, 10 ch1sp]

Rnd 7 – Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 6. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Hat – 3-6 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** 8 times. Work 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [44 dc]

Rnd 5: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [44 dc, 11 ch1sp]

Rnd 6: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [44 dc, 11 ch1sp]

Rnd 7 – Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 6. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Hat – 6-12 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to **around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc, 12 ch1sp]

Rnd 6: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc, 12 ch1sp]

Rnd 7 – Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 6. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Crochet Hat – 12-24 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 11 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [52 dc]

Rnd 6: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [52 dc, 13 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [52 dc, 13 ch1sp]

Rnd 8 – Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 7. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Hat – Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [56 dc]

Rnd 6: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [56 dc, 14 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [56 dc, 14 ch1sp]

Rnd 8 – Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 7. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Hat – Child Hat (Age 6-10 years)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [56 dc]

Rnd 6: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [56 dc, 14 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [56 dc, 14 ch1sp]

Rnd 8 – Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 7. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Teen Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc, 15 ch1sp]

Rnd 7: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc, 15 ch1sp]

Rnd 8 – Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 7. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Adult Hat (Medium)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc]

Rnd 7: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc, 16 ch1sp]

Rnd 8: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc, 16 ch1sp]

Rnd 9 – Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 8. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Betsy Adult Hat (Large)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts**. Work from * to ** 8 times. Work 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [68 dc]

Rnd 7: Sl st in the next st, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the same st as the initial sl st, sk 3 sts. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next st, sk 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [68 dc, 17 ch1sp]

Rnd 8: Sl st in the next dc and into the first ch1sp. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the next ch1sp, sk the next 4 dc**. Work from * to ** around to the last ch1sp. Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the last ch1sp, sk the next 2 dc. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [68 dc, 17 ch1sp]

Rnd 9 – Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 8. 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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Betsy Hat Pattern – Sizes Preemie to Adult Large

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Elizabeth, It was a copy/paste error. I apologize for the confusion. I’ve updated the numbers in the post now to be sequential (i.e. making the second Row 6, Row 7…and changing the other rows to be, 8, 9…etc.). Thank you for letting me know this was written incorrectly! Rhondda

  2. why is there two round 6 rows in the adult medium and large size patterns?