Crossing the Gap Hat

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My Crossing the Gap Hat is an easy to crochet slouch hat that is available in sizes toddler to adult large. Made from the bottom-up in one piece, with Light Weight Yarn [3] this hat pairs perfectly with last week’s Crossing the Gap Scarf. Featuring beginner friendly crochet stitches (double crochet and crossed double crochet) in an easy to remember 2 row repeat this project is as comfortable to crochet as it is to wear!

My Crossing the Gap Hat is an easy to crochet slouch hat that is available in sizes toddler to adult large. Crocheted with Finesse Cotton Silk DK. #KingCole #KingColeYarn #KingColeCreations #KingColeAmbassador

You’ll need DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 3.5 mm (E) and 4 mm (G) crochet hook for this project.

Sizes range from toddler to adult large, and you can easily customize the fit to make it a longer or shorter slouch. To increase the hat height by one inch, just work the repeat section two extra times. To remove an inch, decrease the repeat section by two rounds.


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Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern

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My Crossing the Gap Hat is an easy to crochet slouch hat that is available in sizes toddler to adult large. Crocheted with Finesse Cotton Silk DK. #KingCole #KingColeYarn #KingColeCreations #KingColeAmbassador

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My Crossing the Gap Hat is available in sizes Toddler, small child (3-5 years), child (6-10 years), teen/adult (small), adult (medium) and adult (large).


The Yarn I used

To make my Crossing the Gap Hat, I used King Cole, Finesse Cotton Silk DK Yarn [3].

This beautiful natural fibre yarn is a blend of cotton (77%) and silk (23%). Each ball includes 50 g (1.76 oz) and 131 yds (120 m).

This finished hat is lightweight and very comfortable to wear. The lightness and feel of the cotton/silk blend make it perfect for warmer weather. The yarn has a slight twist that makes my simple stitches look intriguing and my finished hat looks like it was expensive to make (but it wasn’t!).

My Crossing the Gap Hat is an easy to crochet slouch hat that is available in sizes toddler to adult large. Crocheted with Finesse Cotton Silk DK. #KingCole #KingColeYarn #KingColeCreations #KingColeAmbassador

Disclaimer: The yarn used to create this project was given to me by King Cole.

Finesse Cotton Silk is hand washable (30C) and it is available in 23 different shades. To see the shades available in Finesse Cotton Silkvisit this link.


My Crossing the Gap Hat is an easy to crochet slouch hat that is available in sizes toddler to adult large. Crocheted with Finesse Cotton Silk DK. #KingCole #KingColeYarn #KingColeCreations #KingColeAmbassador

Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: King Cole Finesse Cotton Silk DK (check your local yarn shop here). 1.76 oz (50 g) and 131 yds (120 m). 77% Cotton, 23% Silk. DK Weight Yarn [3]. Hand wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Do not iron. Do not bleach.
  • Color: 2 skeins White (Color: 2810)
  • Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm (E) and 4 mm (G)
  • Finished Project: Adult Medium Slouch Hat: 2.53 oz (72 g) and 189 yds (173 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)

Calculated Yarn Amounts

  • Toddler Slouch Hat: 1.38 oz (39 g) and 103 yds (94 m)
  • Small Child Slouch Hat: 1.59 oz (45 g) and 118 yds (108 m)
  • Child Slouch Hat: 1.87 oz (53 g) and 139 yds (128 m)
  • Teen / Adult Slouch Hat: 2.29 oz (65 g) and 171 yds (156 m)
  • Adult Medium Slouch Hat: 2.53 oz (72 g) and 189 yds (173 m) (sample made)
  • Adult Large Slouch Hat: 2.86 oz (81 g) and 213 yds (195 m)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

This is a slouch hat. To make your hat more slouchy, increase the repeat rounds until you have a desired hat height. For every 2 rounds (approximately) worked you will increase the hat height by 1 inch.

The circumference listed is the hat body size. The hat band will be shorter but it will stretch to the size needed for the circumference because it is worked in a rib stitch. 

  • Toddler Hat (1-2 years) height 7.5 inches X 17 inches circumference
  • Small Child Hat (3-5 years) height 8 inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Hat (6-10 years) height 9 inches X 19 inches circumference
  • Teen/Adult Hat height 10 inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 11 inches X 21 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 12 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

  • Hat Band: Approximately 6 hdc in 1 inch and 4 rows per 1 inch using a 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • Hat Body: Approximately 16 sts per 4 inches and 9 rows per 4 inches using a 4 mm crochet hook.

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

  • bl – back loop
  • ch – chain 
  • dc – double crochet
  • g- grams
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • Rnd – round
  • RS – right side
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • Xdc – crossed double crochet (*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

Crossed Double Crochet (Xdc)

  • Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple of 2
  • The initial ch 1 does not count as a stitch (HAT BAND).
  • The initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc (HAT BODY).
  • Sl st to join does not count as a stitch (HAT BODY) and is made into the first st of the round.
  • To add approximately 1 extra inch of hat height, work the REPEAT ROUNDS 1 extra time (so 2 extra rounds total).
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My Crossing the Gap Hat is an easy to crochet slouch hat that is available in sizes toddler to adult large. Crocheted with Finesse Cotton Silk DK. #KingCole #KingColeYarn #KingColeCreations #KingColeAmbassador

Crossing the Gap Slouch Hat

This project is crocheted from the bottom to the top in one piece.

Toddler (1-2 years) Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern

Toddler Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 7, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [6 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 hdc]

R5-R68: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R68 together, with R68 on top. Work R69 through the bl of R68 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R69: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R69).  [6 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Toddler Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds without turning.

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

Rnd 1: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem row end around. Do not dc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [68 dc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), Xdc (*see special stitches) around to the last st, 1 dc in the last st. Sl st to join.  [2 dc, 33 Xdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join. [68 dc]

Rnd 4- Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern (3-5 years)

Small Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 8, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [7 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [7 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [7 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [7 hdc]

R5-R72: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R72 together, with R72 on top. Work R73 through the bl of R72 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R73: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R73).  [7 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Small Child Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds without turning.

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

Rnd 1: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem row end around. Do not dc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [72 dc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), Xdc (*see special stitches) around to the last st, 1 dc in the last st. Sl st to join.  [2 dc, 35 Xdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join. [72 dc]

Rnd 4- Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 2.

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern
(6-10 years)

Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 10, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [9 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 hdc]

R5-R76: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R76 together, with R76 on top. Work R77 through the bl of R76 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R77: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R77).  [9 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Child Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds without turning.

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

Rnd 1: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem row end around. Do not dc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [76 dc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), Xdc (*see special stitches) around to the last st, 1 dc in the last st. Sl st to join.  [2 dc, 37 Xdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join. [76 dc]

Rnd 4- Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen / Adult Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern

Teen / Adult Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 12, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R5-R80: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R80 together, with R80 on top. Work R81 through the bl of R80 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R81: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R81).  [11 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Teen / Adult Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds without turning.

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

Rnd 1: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem row end around. Do not dc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [80 dc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), Xdc (*see special stitches) around to the last st, 1 dc in the last st. Sl st to join.  [2 dc, 39 Xdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join. [78 dc]

Rnd 4- Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Medium) Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern

Adult (Medium) Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 12, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R5-R84: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R84 together, with R84 on top. Work R85 through the bl of R84 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R85: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R85).  [11 sl st]

Sl st into the center of the first ridge end (see image in Special Stitches section).

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Adult (Medium) Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds without turning.

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

Rnd 1: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem row end around. Do not dc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [84 dc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), Xdc (*see special stitches) around to the last st, 1 dc in the last st. Sl st to join.  [2 dc, 41 Xdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join. [84 dc]

Rnd 4- Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Large) Crossing the Gap Hat Pattern

Adult (Large) Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 12, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R2 (RS): 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R3: 1 sl st in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 sl st in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 sl st]

R4: 1 hdc in the bl of each st across to the last st, 1 hdc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 hdc]

R5-R88: Rep R3 and R4

Bring the edges of R1 and R88 together, with R88 on top. Work R89 through the bl of R88 and through the rem loop of the foundation chains made in R1.

R89: 1 sl st in each st across. Flip band so RS is facing (you may need to pull your yarn ball through to make this work depending on where your yarn was when you worked R89). [11 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Adult (Large) Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds without turning.

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

Rnd 1: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem row end around. Do not dc in the joining round. Sl st to join. [88 dc]

Rnd 2: RS: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), Xdc (*see special stitches) around to the last st, 1 dc in the last st. Sl st to join.  [2 dc, 43 Xdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to join. [88 dc]

Rnd 4- Rnd 23: Rep Rnd 2 and Rnd 3. (REPEAT ROUNDS)

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

  • Finish off leaving a 8 to 10 inch tail of yarn.
  • Close the top of the hat by weaving your yarn end through the front loop of each stitch in the last round (the dc and the chains) and cinching the top closed. See this tutorial for help. 
  • If there is still a gap at the top, don’t worry! Turn the hat inside out and close the gap by making a stitch from the left side of the gap to the right side (pull to tighten) then from the top of the gap to the bottom (pull to tighten).The fabric is lightweight so this doesn’t create a big bump at the top (like it would with bulky or worsted weight yarns).
  • Weave in ends.

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