DK Double Crochet Hat Pattern for Beginners

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I have been meaning to write this pattern for quite some time! I received an email last week asking me about how to convert my simple double crochet hat pattern into a pattern that would work for DK weight yarn and since I already had the yarn on-hand I decided it was about time I sat down and wrote this pattern for you. This is a easy-to-follow double crochet beanie pattern and it is available in 2 lengths.

I have started the project by working a double magic ring (see this tutorial) but you can just as easily crochet a regular magic ring or begin by crocheting a chain-3 and slip stitch to join to the first chain to form a ring and then work your stitches directly into that ring.

This pattern is available in sizes preemie to adult large.

Lighter weight yarns are perfect for chemo caps, newborn hats and preemie caps. So pick up your favorite DK or Light Weight [3] yarn and make some beautiful hats!

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DK Double Crochet Hat Pattern for Beginners

Free DK Double Crochet Hat Pattern. Oombawka Design

Supplies

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Colour Crafter, DK Weight. Colors: Assen and Arnhem. 100 g / 300 m. 100% acrylic.
  • Hook: 4.5 mm 
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

Beginner-Easy

Finished Size

See sizes in the pattern instructions below.

Gauge

4 dc per inch
2.3 rounds 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

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

R – row

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

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.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Double Magic Ring

Quick Stitch Guide

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

This video will start right at the spot where I demonstrate the invisible join.

EXTRA CROCHET GOODIES

US Version

UK Version

Crochet Cheat Sheet

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 and do not work into it (you may want to mark this stitch if you have trouble remembering not to work into it!)
  • 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 mid-ear length.
  • instructions have been included for base of earlobe length as well
  • the hats have been designed to stretch 2 inches ( 2 inches of negative ease)

DK Double Crochet Hat Pattern Instructions

DK Double Crochet Hat Pattern. Oombawka

Preemie

 

Finished hat size: 10″ circumference, 4.0″ height. To fit 12″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 8 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times.  1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40]

R5-R10: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40]

R11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [40]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 1 more round of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

 

Newborn

 

Finished hat size: 12″ circumference, 4.5″ height. To fit 14″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5-R11: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R12: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [48]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 1 more round of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

 

0-3 months

 

Finished hat size: 14″ circumference, 5.25″ height. To fit 16″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 8 times.  1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [56]

R6-R13: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [56]

R14: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [56]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 2 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

 

3 mos – 6 months

 

Finished hat size: 15″ circumference, 5.5″ height. To fit 17″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6-R14: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R15: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [60]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 2 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

 

6 mos – 12 months

 

Finished hat size: 16″ circumference, 5.75″ height. To fit 18″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 14 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R7-R14: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R15: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [64]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 3 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

 

12 mos – 24 months

 

Finished hat size: 17″ circumference, 6.25″ height. To fit 19″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 9 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

R7-R16: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

R17: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [66]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 2 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

Toddler (3-5 years)

 

Finished hat size: 18″ circumference, 6.5 ” height. To fit 20″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R7-R16: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R17: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [72]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 3 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

Child (7-10 years)

 

Finished hat size: 19″ circumference, 7 ” height. To fit 21″ head size.

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R7: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [76]

R8-R18: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [76]

R19: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [76]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 2 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

Small Adult (Teen)

 

Finished hat size: 20″ circumference, 7.25 ” height. To fit 22″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R7: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [80]

R8-R18: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [80]

R19: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [80]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 3 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

 

Medium Adult (Woman)

 

Finished hat size: 21″ circumference, 7.5 ” height. To fit 23″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R7: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to **around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [84]

R8-R19: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [84]

R20: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [84]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 3 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

 

Large Adult (Men)

 

Finished hat size: 22″ circumference, 7.75” height. To fit 24″ head size.

 

R1: DMR: 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 ** around. 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 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R7: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to **around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [84]

R8: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 20 sts**. Rep rom * to ** 4 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [88]

R9-R20: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [88]

R21: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [88]

 

If you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe work 3 more rounds of double crochet before finishing off with an invisible join.

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  1. Hi Lori, Yes you can definitely add earflaps to the hat. I wasn’t sure what size you needed so here is the instructions for the child size hat.

    Stop crocheting the hat before working the final round (this will decrease the hat height slightly to allow for the earflaps to sit over the ears). So stop after R18.

    For the child size hat with 76 stitches:
    R1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn [12]
    R2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, ch 1, turn [11]
    R3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, ch 1, turn [10]
    R4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, ch 1, turn [9]
    R5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn. [8]
    R6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, ch 1, turn. [7]
    R7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, ch 1, turn. [6]
    R8: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn. [5]
    R9: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, ch 1, turn. [4]
    R10: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn. [3]
    R11: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp] Finish off.

    Make sure you are working around the outside of the hat.
    Count over 26 stitches, rejoin your yarn in the 27th stitch and work:

    R1: 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, ch 1, turn [12]
    R2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, ch 1, turn [11]
    R3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, ch 1, turn [10]
    R4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, ch 1, turn [9]
    R5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, ch 1, turn. [8]
    R6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, ch 1, turn. [7]
    R7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, ch 1, turn. [6]
    R8: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn. [5]
    R9: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, ch 1, turn. [4]
    R10: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn. [3]
    R11: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp] Do not finish off.

    Be sure the right side of the hat is facing you. If it isn’t because you ended on the WS (wrong side or inside of the hat), ch 1 and turn so you are working the finishing round around the outside of the hat (rather than toward the inside of the hat). Basically you want your stitches to be showing their ‘fronts’ on the outside of the hat when you are wearing it.

    Round 1: 1 sc in each st around the entire hat and both earflaps and 2 sts in the ch1sp at the end of each earflap. Finish off and weave in ends.
    Proceed to the Adding the Ties:

    Cut 12-strands of yarn, each measuring approximately 30″ ( 76 cm) in length.
    Pull the strands through the chain 1 space at the base of the earflaps, half way (until you have the same amount of yarn on each side of the earflap).
    Divide the strands equally into 3-sections of eight strands (using yarn lengths from each side of the earflap).
    Braid the stands until you are approximately 5-inches from the end and tie a knot using all the yarn.
    Repeat for the second tie.
    Line up the ties and trim the ends to a similar length.

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  2. Hi! I was wondering if there’s a way to put earflaps on the beanie? Thanks, Lori

  3. Wow Rhondda, thank you so much for replying!! I never normally comment as assume I won’t get a response, let alone so quick, can’t wait to get started on this, and thanks so much for clearing this up for me, x

  4. Hi Suzy, Yes for this pattern we chain 3 and we do not work into it or count it as a stitch. So in a sense there will be 13 in total. Remember to slip stitch to the first double crochet (not the chain 3) 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  5. Hi, thanks so much for this tutorial. I’m fairly new to crochet so still learning, does this mean the chain 3 does not count as a DC, so essentially there will be 13 as it says to do ch 3, then 12 dc [12]. Hope this makes sense and is not a silly question!

  6. Hi Elissa, no you work under the 2 loops of the stitch – there will still be 1 loop beneath your hook, to work in the stitch itself. If you are reading a pattern and it states to work into the space instead, you would work beneath all 3 loops. This will create a large hole between the stitches.

  7. Hi Miriam! There is a way if you click on the Print button at the top it opens this in Printfriendly and removes all the ads for you to save it as a PDF, email it to yourself or print it 🙂 Hope this helps, Rhondda

  8. This is a wonderful pattern because it’s simple and comes in so many sizes. I wish there was an easy way to print it. What I had to do was copy and paste it into another document.

  9. Hi Lee, I think you are making the Adult large size?
    R7: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to **around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [84]

    R8: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 20 sts**. Rep rom * to ** 4 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [88]

    In round 8 we are making 4 increases – (repeats 4 times) this means we are adding 4 extra stitches. In R7 we have 84 stitches and after we add the extra 4 from R8, we have 88 stitches. I’m not sure where the 78 stitches is coming from though. Could you message back to let me know which size you are working in case I picked the wrong one? Thank you, Rhondda

  10. Hi Rd 8 2dlb in 1 sec and 20 sec sts giving me 78 it doesn’t seem add up. What am I doing wrong please thank lee

  11. Hi Peggy, That should be listed in the instructions – let me see…
    Hook: 4.5 mm
    Gauge
    4 dc per inch
    2.3 rounds 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.

    Hope this helps! Rhondda

  12. Thank you! I’ve been looking for a DK beanie pattern since most are worsted or bulky. BUT What size hook? What is the gauge?