Deep Blue Sea Hat Pattern. Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes

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Red Heart sent me free samples of the Red Heart Super Saver Ombre to try and I really love it – both the smooth color transitions and the beautiful sheen of the yarn. The yarn is not scratchy, it does not pile and it holds its stitch definition perfectly. You can substitute any Red Heart Super Saver yarn for the yarn I used in this pattern. You can read my full Crochet Yarn Review HERE.

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The first pattern I designed with this yarn is the Ocean Breeze Scarf, the May #SCARFOFTHEMONTHCLUB2017 Pattern. You can get this free pattern right here: Ocean Breeze Scarf. I used 1 full ball for the scarf and I still had one more ball available so I decided I’d work up some hat patterns for you 🙂  Earlier this week I shared a free pattern for the Ocean Sea Shells Hat. You can get this free crochet pattern available in 11 sizes (from Preemie to Adult) right here: Ocean Sea Shells Hat. Today I’d like to share with you my newest free pattern for the Deep Blue Sea Hat. This hat also uses the Ombré Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and you can easily substitute any other Red Heart Super Saver Yarn for this project.

Deep Blue Sea A Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes from Oombawka Design

Deep Blue Sea Hat Pattern.

Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, 100 % Acrylic, (10 oz / 283 g; 482 yds/ 440 m), [4] Medium Weight Yarn, Color: True Blue (Yarn Care: Machine Wash and Dry). For the Child Size Hat I used 2.54 oz / 122.63 yds.
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Clover Amour Crochet Hook
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

Beginner-Easy

Finished Size

See sizes in the pattern instructions below.

Gauge

approximately 2.8 rounds per inch worked in pattern (1 sc and 2 dc in 1 stitch)
approximately 2 rounds per inch worked in dc

approximately  1 pattern set (1 sc and 2 dc) per inch worked in pattern
approximately 3 sts per inch worked in sc around the edge of the hat

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

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

bl – back loop
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes

  • This project is worked in rounds
  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 3 at the beginning of a round as a stitch unless specified
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • length of hat is to the base of the earlobe; instructions have been included for mid-ear length as well
  • once we begin working the pattern stitch (sc, 2 dc) we will no longer be sl st to join

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Deep Blue Sea A Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes from Oombawka Design

Deep Blue Sea Hat Pattern Instructions

Preemie

Finished hat size: 10″ circumference, 4.5″ height. To fit 12″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [33]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R4: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [11 sc, 22 dc]

R5-R13:  Rep R4

R14: 1 sc in each st around. [33 sc]

R15: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [33 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 12 and then continue to R14 and R15 to complete the hat.

Newborn

Finished hat size: 12″ circumference, 5″ height. To fit 14″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [39]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R5: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [13 sc, 26 dc]

R6-R14:  Rep R5

R15: 1 sc in each st around. [39 sc]

R16: 1 sc in the bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends [39 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 13 and then continue to R15 and R16 to complete the hat.

0-3 months

Finished hat size: 14″ circumference, 6″ height. To fit 16″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [45]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R5: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [15 sc, 30 dc]

R6-R16:  Rep R5

R17: 1 sc in each st around. [45 sc]

R18: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [45 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 15 and then continue to R17 and R18 to complete the hat.

3 mos – 6 months

Finished hat size: 15″ circumference, 6.25″ height. To fit 17″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R5: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [16 sc, 32 dc]

R6-R16 Rep R5

R17: 1 sc in each st around. [48 sc]

R18: 1 sc in bl of each st around. [48 sc]

R19: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.  [48 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 15 and then continue to R17 -R19 to complete the hat.

6 mos – 12 months

Finished hat size: 16″ circumference, 6.75″ height. To fit 18″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [51]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R6: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [17 sc, 34 dc]

R7-R17 Rep R6

R18: 1 sc in each st around. [51 sc]

R19: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [51 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 15 and then continue to R18 and R19 to complete the hat.

12 mos – 24 months

Finished hat size: 17″ circumference, 7″ height. To fit 19″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R6: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [18 sc, 36 dc]

R7-R17 Rep R6

R18: 1 sc in each st around. [54 sc]

R19: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [54 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 16 and then continue to R18 and R19 to complete the hat.

Toddler (3-5 years)

Finished hat size: 18″ circumference, 7.5 ” height. To fit 20″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [57]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R6: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [19 sc, 38 dc]

R7-R18 Rep R6

R19: 1 sc in each st around. [57 sc]

R20: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [57 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 16 and then continue to R19 and R20 to complete the hat.

Child (7-10 years)

Finished hat size: 19″ circumference, 8 ” height. To fit 21″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. [60]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R6: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [20 sc, 40 dc]

R7-19: Rep R6

R20: 1 sc in each st around. [60 sc]

R21: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [60 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 17 and then continue to R20 and R21 to complete the hat.

Small Adult (Teen)

Finished hat size: 20″ circumference, 8.25 ” height. To fit 22″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [63]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R7: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [21 sc, 42 dc]

R8-19: Rep R6

R20: 1 sc in each st around. [63 sc]

R21: 1 sc in bl of each st around. [63 sc]

R22: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [63 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 17 and then continue to R20 to R22 to complete the hat.

Medium Adult (Woman)

Finished hat size: 21″ circumference, 8.75 ” height. To fit 23″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R7: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [22 sc, 44 dc]

R8-20: Rep R7

R21: 1 sc in each st around. [66 sc]

R22: 1 sc in bl of each st around. [66 sc]

R23: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [66 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 18 and then continue to R21 and R23 (skip R22) to complete the hat.

Large Adult (Men)

Finished hat size: 22″ circumference, 9″ height. To fit 24″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [69]

We will no longer be slip stitching to join rounds.

R7: 1 sc and 2 dc in the first st; sk the next 2 sts. *1 sc and 2 dc in the next st; sk the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. [23 sc, 46 dc]

R8-21: Rep R7

R22: 1 sc in each st around. [69 sc]

R23: 1 sc in bl each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [69 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 19 and then continue to R22 and R23 to complete the hat.

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10 Comments

  1. Hi, these hats are so sweet, thank you for the lovely pattern! I’m new to crochet, but have made a few of these hats in preemie size to give to the NICU. Can you tell me how I would adjust the rounds and increases if I use a dk or 4ply yarn?

  2. Thank you for this pattern. It is so easy but the swirl design adds so much interest to the hat.
    I was bored with making the same hat over and over. I plan to make more of this one.

  3. Hi Ana, if you increase the repeat rounds in the part of the hat where we are not increasing stitches you can make this into a slouch hat 🙂 It is a pretty stitch pattern 🙂 Have a lovely day, Rhondda

  4. Hi Rhondda, my teenage niece wants me to make her a slightly slouchy beanie and she likes the stitch pattern you used. Will just adding extra rounds accomplish the look she wants? Thanks for any help and info you can give.

  5. Hi Jennie, I think it will work out just fine 🙂 Most of the ponytail and messy bun hats do have the openings at the very top of the hat 🙂 So omitting the first few rounds and working the round 3 around the elastic should work perfectly. All the best, Rhondda

  6. Quick question – I have a request to make messy bun hats for my dil’s 4 nieces aged 4 – 11. I’ve been hunting and couldn’t find a good pattern with lots of sizes, and here it is! I’m thinking I can just start on maybe round 3 or 4 and work that round around a ponytail holder. How does that sound? Any suggestions? I’m also considering making boot cuff for them using the same pattern, and that seems fairly easy to figure out. Each girl has a different favorite color, thank goodness.

  7. Rhondda, you amaze me! You had a bit of yarn left over, so you just whipped out a new design!
    I design a bit, but not as easily as that sounds!

    Keep up the good work!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  8. Hi VJ! Thank you, I copied and pasted incorrectly. I’ve added R5 to the repeat line and you repeat R4 🙂 Just a typo! Have a great weekend! Rhondda