Delight Hat Free Crochet Hat Pattern

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I recently saw this stitch pattern used in a book to make a sweater. It was worked back and forth in rows but I of course wanted to make something in rounds instead. I love making hats! So I reworked it a bit and I came up with this fun and textured hat design. The stitch pattern is worked on a multiple of 6 stitches.

Shown below is a photo of Darla wearing the Gold Delight Hat in the child 6-10 year size range and the Bright Stripe Delight Hat is featured further down the page in a Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn. The striped effect is vibrant and bold, while the solid color is more subtle and the stitches are the star of the show.

I think the Bright Stripe Delight Hat will make a great statement piece during the cold, gray and dreary winter months – plus the brighter the yarn colors the easier it is to find the person wearing it! Since having my kids – I have become somewhat obsessed with making a few of their hats ‘easy-to-find’ in a crowd styles – and those are the ones I ask them to wear when we go on outings where there are a lot of people. I like to know where they are at all times!

I hope you love this stitch pattern as much as I do! I think it is playful and fun and it is actually quite easy to crochet!

Delight Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY-INTERMEDIATE

Finished Size

Child and Adult Medium

Gold Delight Hat (Child Size)

Delight Hat ODC Child Size in Solid Color Oombawka Design Crochet

Gauge

approximately 3 dc per inch

approximately 2 rounds dc, per 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 of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

2 dc-cl – 2 double crochet cluster stitch (basically just a dc2tog worked in a single stitch or space)
bet – between
BLsc – back loop single crochet
BPdc – Back Post double crochet
ch – chain
ch2sp – chain 2 space
ch3sp – chain 3 space
dc – double crochet
FPsc – Front Post single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sh – shell
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; or instructions being repeated as a set when the () has already been used in the same sequence

Special Stitch

2 dc-cl

The 2 dc-cl is the same as a dc2tog worked in a single stitch or space.

*Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the specified stitch or space, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on your hook.

Shell (sh)

The shell is created by working: (2 dc-cl, ch 2, 2 dc-cl).

*Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the specified stitch or space, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on your hook. Chain 2. *Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the specified stitch or space, yarn over and pull up 1 loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on your hook.

The shell is worked in one stitch or space.

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Notes

  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 3 at the beginning of a round as a stitch until specified
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • (Ch 2, 1 dc) counts as a 2 dc-cl (which is basically a double crochet 2 together worked in a single stitch or space)
  • skip all stitches and spaces not specifically mentioned in the instructions
  • length of hat is to the base of the earlobe

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Delight Hat Pattern Instructions

Delight Hat - Free Textured Shell Hat Pattern - OombawkaDesignCrochet

 

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. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first dc. Sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts.  Sk the last 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [20 dc, 10 shells]

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 BPdc in the next dc. *1 sh in the next ch2sp, 1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 1 sh in the last ch2sp. Sl st in the initial ch3sp to join. [1 dc, 19 BPdc, 10 shells]

R8: [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch3sp (where you just joined at the end of the last round). *2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 sh bet the next 2 BPdc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 2 dc in the last ch2sp. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [20 dc, 10 shells]

R9: [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch2sp. *1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 sh in the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 dc. 1 BPdc in each of the last 2 dc. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [20 BPdc, 10 shells]

R10: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first dc. Sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts.  Sk the last 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [20 dc, 10 shells]

R11: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 BPdc in the next dc. *1 sh in the next ch2sp, 1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 1 sh in the last ch2sp. Sl st in the initial ch3sp to join. [1 dc, 19 BPdc, 10 shells]

R12: [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch3sp (where you just joined at the end of the last round). *2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 sh bet the next 2 BPdc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 2 dc in the last ch2sp. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [20 dc, 10 shells]

R13:  [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch2sp. *1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 sh in the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 dc. 1 BPdc in each of the last 2 dc. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [20 BPdc, 10 shells]

R14: *1 sc in the top of the next 2 dc-cl, 2 sc in the ch2sp, 1 sc in the top of the next 2 dc-cl. 1 FPsc in each of the next 2 BPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. [20 FPsc, 40 sc]

R15: 1 BLsc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [60]

 

Medium Adult 

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]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first dc. Sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts.  Sk the last 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [22 dc, 11 shells]

R8: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 BPdc in the next dc. *1 sh in the next ch2sp, 1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 1 sh in the last ch2sp. Sl st in the initial ch3sp to join. [1 dc, 21 BPdc, 11 shells]

R9: [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch3sp (where you just joined at the end of the last round). *2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 sh bet the next 2 BPdc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 2 dc in the last ch2sp. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [22 dc, 11 shells]

R10: [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch2sp. *1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 sh in the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 dc. 1 BPdc in each of the last 2 dc. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [22 BPdc, 11 shells]

R11: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first dc. Sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 sh in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 sts.  Sk the last 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [22 dc, 11 shells]

R12: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 BPdc in the next dc. *1 sh in the next ch2sp, 1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 1 sh in the last ch2sp. Sl st in the initial ch3sp to join. [1 dc, 21 BPdc, 11 shells]

R13: [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch3sp (where you just joined at the end of the last round). *2 dc in the next ch2sp, 1 sh bet the next 2 BPdc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last ch2sp. 2 dc in the last ch2sp. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [22 dc, 11 shells]

R14:  [Ch 2, 1 dc (counts as a 2 dc-cl), ch 2, 2 dc-cl] in the initial ch2sp. *1 BPdc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 sh in the next ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** around to the last 2 dc. 1 BPdc in each of the last 2 dc. Sl st to the initial ch2sp to join. [22 BPdc, 11 shells]

R15: Rep R11

R16: Rep R12 but do not join with the sl st at the end of the round.

R17: 1 FPsc around the initial ch3, 1 FPsc in the next dc. *1 sc in the top of the next 2 dc-cl, 2 sc in the ch2sp, 1 sc in the top of the next 2 dc-cl. 1 FPsc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** around to the last sh. 1 sc in the top of the next 2 dc-cl, 2 sc in the ch2sp, 1 sc in the top of the next 2 dc-cl. [44 sc and 22 FPsc]

R18: 1 BLsc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [66]

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Nancy, I apologize this was a mistake! I copied the Adult size to modify it for the child size and forgot to delete the R18 from the line when I pasted it. Thank you for catching it and for letting me know 🙂 I’m happy you like the pattern 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  2. I love this pattern, so quick and easy. I have already made about a dozen hats for charity and my daughter and daughter in law trying out the different color sets of striped yarn. I would like to know if I am reading the pattern correctly because I noticed that the child size has 4 rows of blsc and the adult size only has one. Just checking that it was intentional.

  3. Hi Christine, I honestly do not know the name of the stitch. It was used in a sweater design from a book. All the best, Rhondda

  4. i have done your hat pattern could you please tell me the name of the pattern as i would like to do a blanket with the same stitch