Half Double Crochet Hat Pattern

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This free half double crochet hat pattern is available in sizes Preemie Baby to Adult Large. It is a basic crochet hat pattern with beginner friendly instructions. Make this hat with soft worsted weight yarn.

If you like checking your wraps per inch, this yarn gives approximately 10 wraps per inch. You can substitute similar weight yarn for these crochet hats and some great alternatives are: Caron Simply Soft, Lion Brand Yarns: Vanna’s Choice and Loops & Threads: Impeccable.

If you want to use a heavier weight Medium Weight Yarn, like Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart With Love, or Bernat Super Value Yarns, I recommend you use the Free Half Double Crochet Beanie pattern instead. It is designed to be used with Worsted Weight Yarn and is crocheted with a 5.50 mm (I) hook. You will find my Simple Double Crochet Hat that uses double crochet stitches (dc), a 5.50 mm (I) hook and heavier Medium Weight Yarn here

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Half Double Crochet Hat Pattern in Sizes Preemie to Adult Large

This hat is crocheted in continuous rounds/spirals, so you do not need to slip stitch to join, or to chain-1 at the end of each round. You can use a stitch marker (safety pin, bobby pin, bit of scrap yarn, twist tie, etc. ) to mark the first (or last) stitch of the round and move the stitch marker up each round as you progress, to mark your place.

There is no seam in this hat – it is neat and tidy.

If you prefer using the slip stitch (sl st) to join and ch-1 (or 2) and working in regular rounds you still can.- Just try to keep those slip stitches (sl st) small and tight.  The slip stitches and chains will add a seam line to the hat and can make the hat a little bit larger.

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Half Double Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn. 5 oz (141 g) and 256 yds (234 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash in warm water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry, low. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Dry-Cleanable. Less than 1 skein is required for the Adult Medium Hat.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.50 mm (I)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle), Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level / Skill Level

Easy – Beginner Friendly

Finished Sizes

The finished hat sizes are listed below. The average head circumference is 2 inches larger than the hat circumference. This is because we make hats using a technique called ‘negative ease’. These hats will stretch 2 inches in finished circumference. Learn how to crochet a beanie that fits here. You can find my free hat size chart here.

Version 1:
This easy to crochet hat is designed to reach to the base of the earlobe. These hats stretch approximately 2 inches. If you crochet tight slip stitches, omit the final decorative round of slip stitches. You can work one round of single crochet stitches (sc) in place of the last row, in the back loop only.

  • Preemie height 4.5 inches X 10 inches circumference
  • Newborn height 5 inches X 11.5 inches circumference
  • 0-3 months height 6 inches X 14 inches circumference
  • 3-6 months height 6.25 inches X 14.75 inches circumference
  • 6-12 months height 6.75 inches X 16 inches circumference
  • 12-24 months height 7 inches X 16.75 inches circumference
  • Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 7.5 inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 8 inches X 18.75 inches circumference
  • Teen Hat height 8.25 inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 8.75 inches X 20.75 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 9 inches X 22 inches circumference

Version 2:
This simple half double crochet beanie is designed to reach mid-ear. These hats will stretch approximately 2 inches in circumference. If you crochet tight slip stitches, omit the final decorative round of slip stitches. You can work one round of single crochet stitches (sc) in place of the last row, in the back loop only.

  • Preemie height 4 inches X 10 inches circumference
  • Newborn height 4.5 inches X 11.5 inches circumference
  • 0-3 months height 5.25 inches X 14 inches circumference
  • 3-6 months height 5.5 inches X 14.75 inches circumference
  • 6-12 months height 5.75 inches X 16 inches circumference
  • 12-24 months height 6.25 inches X 16.75 inches circumference
  • Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 6.5 inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 7 inches X 18.75 inches circumference
  • Teen Hat height 7.25 inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 7.5 inches X 20.75 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 7.75 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 14 sts per 4 inches and 12 rows worked in pattern per 4 inches

TIP: Please check your gauge as it is easy to allow your stitches to become more relaxed as you crochet the ‘repeat’ rounds.

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
F/O – finish off
g – grams
hdc – half double crochet
m – meters
oz – ounces
rem – remaining
R – round
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
x – times to complete instructions

* 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


I would like to thank Louise of Garn Grammatik for kindly providing us with the translation of this entire pattern in Danish! Thank you Louise! You can meet and visit with Louise here: Garn Grammatik.

Danish PDF Version of this pattern: Halvstangmaske hue – i alle størrelser_Danish version


Special Stitches

There are no special stitches in this pattern.

Helpful Tutorials

If you are new to crochet, you can always refer to my How to Crochet Guide and Crochet Stitches and Symbols for more information. For my crochet video tutorials, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.

Adjustable Loop/Magic Ring Tutorial

Invisible Join/Invisible Finish (when you finish off)

Pattern Notes:

  • I use a DMR (double magic ring) to begin my projects that are worked in the round. You may substitute a magic ring (magic circle), or a chain 3 and slip to form a ring, if you prefer.
  • You may customize the height of this basic beginner hat by working more, or less repeat rows
  • If you crochet tight slip stitches, omit the final decorative round of slip stitches. You can work one round of single crochet (sc) in place of the last row, in the back loop only (blo).
  • Learn how to make an old fashioned pom pom
  • The print button is included at the top of the post in my social sharing buttons. This button will allow you to print a free PDF copy of my pattern using Print Friendly.

Remember, there are TWO Versions of this pattern; for 2 different hat lengths. If you are making these as chemo caps you will want to crochet the longer hat length; Version 1. This will allow the hat to reach the base of the hairline.

If you want a shorter half double crochet hat instead, please follow the instructions for Version 2 below. This hat is designed to fit to mid-ear.

Beginner Friendly Half Double Crochet Hat Pattern in sizes Preemie Baby to Adult Large. Crocheted in soft worsted weight yarn with a 5.5 mm hook. Red Heart Soft was used.

Version 1: Full Length Half Double Crochet Hat Pattern

This basic beanie is crocheted from the top of the hat to the brim in one piece.

This half double crochet hat version is designed to reach the base of the ear.

Preemie (fits 12″ circumference – 4.5″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next  3sts) 3x, 1 hdc in each remaining st [35]
R6: 1 hdc in each st around [35]
R7-13: repeat R6 [35]
R14: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [35]

Newborn (fits 13.5″ circumference – 5″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: 1 hdc in each st around [40]
R7-R15: repeat R6 [40]
R16: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [40]

0-3 months (fits 16″ circumference – 6″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: 1 hdc in each st around [48]
R8-18: repeat R7 [48]
R19: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [48]

3-6 months (fits 17″ circumference, 6.25″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 4x, 1 hdc in each remaining st [52]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around [52]
R9-R19: repeat R8 [52]
R20: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [52]

6-12 months (fits 18″ circumference, 6.75″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next  5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around [56]
R9-21 : repeat R8 [56]
R22: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [56]

12-24 months (fits 19″ circumference, 7″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the  next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 3x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [59]
R9: 1 hdc in each st around [59]
R10-21: repeat R9 [59]
R22: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [59]

3-5 years (fits 20″ circumference, 7.5″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 7x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [63]
R9: 1 hdc in each st around [63]
R10-21: repeat R9 [63]
R22: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [63]

6-10 years (fits 21″ circumference, 8″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x  [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 2x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [66]
R10: 1 hdc in each st around [66]
R11-R23: repeat R10 [66]
R24: 1 sl st (loosely)in each st around, F/O [66]

Adult Small (fits 22″ circumference, 8.25″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 6x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [70]
R10: 1 hdc in each st around [70]
R11-24: repeat R10 [70]
R25: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [70]

Adult Medium (fits 23″ circumference, 8.75″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 8x [72]
R10: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 1x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [73]
R11: 1 hdc in each st around [73]
R12-24: repeat R11 [73]
R25: 1 sl st in each st around, F/O [73]

Adult Large (fits 24″ circumference, 9″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 8x [72]
R10: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 5x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [77]
R11: 1 hdc in each st around [77]
R12-25: repeat R11 [77]
R26: 1 sl st in each st around, F/O [77]

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Beginner Friendly Half Double crochet hat pattern

Version 2: Mid-Ear Length Half Double Crochet Beanie

This beginner friendly half double crochet hat pattern is worked in continuous rounds from the crown of the hat to the forehead, in one piece.

Version 2 – This half double crochet hat version is designed to reach mid-ear.

Preemie (fits 12″ circumference, 4″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next  3sts) 3x, 1 hdc in each remaining st [35]
R6: 1 hdc in each st around [35]
R7-12: repeat R6 [35]
R13: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around [35]

Newborn (fits 13.5″ circumference, 4.5″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: 1 hdc in each st around [40]
R7-14: repeat R6 [40]
R15: sl st (loosely) in each st around [40]

0-3 months (fits 16″ circumference, 5.25″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: 1 hdc in each st around [48]
R8-16: repeat R7 [48]
R17: sl st (loosely) in each st around [48]

3-6 months (fits 17″ circumference, 5.5″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 4x, 1 hdc in each remaining st [52]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around [52]
R9-17: repeat R8 [52]
R18: sl st in each st around [52]

6-12 months (fits 18″ circumference, 5.75″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next  5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: 1 hdc in each st around [56]
R9-20 : repeat R8 [56]
R21: 1 sl st  (loosely) in each st around [56]

12-24 months (fits 19″ circumference, 6.25″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the  next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 3x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [59]
R9: 1 hdc in each st around [59]
R10-19: repeat R9 [59]
R20: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around [59]

3-5 years (fits 20″ circumference, 6.5″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts) 7x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [63]
R9: 1 hdc in each st around [63]
R10-18: repeat R9 [63]
R19: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around [63]

6-10 years (fits 21″ circumference, 7″ height)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x  [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 2x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [66]
R10: 1 hdc in each st around [66]
R11-R20: repeat R10 [66]
R21: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [66]

Adult Small (fits circumference 22″, height 7.25″)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 6x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [70]
R10: 1 hdc in each st around [70]
R11-21: repeat R10 [70]
R22: 1 sl st (loosely) in each st around, F/O [70]

Adult Medium (fits circumference 23″ height 7.5″)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 8x [72]
R10: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 1x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [73]
R11: 1 hdc in each st around [73]
R12-22: repeat R11 [73]
R23: 1 sl st in each st around, F/O [73]

Adult Large (fits circumference 24″, height 7.75″)

R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x  [40]
R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]
R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 8x [72]
R10: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 5x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [77]
R11: 1 hdc in each st around [77]
R12-23: repeat R11 [77]
R24: 1 sl st in each st around, F/O [77]

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  1. Thank you for this wonderful and simple pattern as well as including so many sizes. I want to make up a bunch of hats for donation to Operation Gratitude and this should be perfect.

  2. I’m sure you will do great! It is very kind of you to donate to those in need. Reach out if you have any more questions. All the best, Rhondda

  3. Thank you so much for your speedy response Rhonda! Such clear directions! I look forward to finishing my first hat!! I have tons of left over yarn from a blanket I made so I want to perfect making hats and donate them:) Hopefully I’ll get good enough.

  4. Hi Pam, no worries 🙂 This is one of my older patterns and I haven’t changed the format yet. When the pattern indicates:
    (2 hdc in the first stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch) 8 times. [24 hdc] it means you will work the instructions between the ( ) 8 times in total. This will increase your round by 8 stitches in total and at the end of the round you will have 24 stitches in total.
    So in long form: (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch), (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch), (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch), (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch), (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch), (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch), (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch), (2 hdc in the next stitch, 1 hdc in the next stitch) total stitches worked 24.
    I hope this helps 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions, Rhondda

  5. Hi! I am a rank beginner. I have a question about the stitches in the rows. I got the magic circle, finally! As an example R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
    Does the 8X mean I do that set of stitches, 2HDC 1st and then 1HDC in the next two, all the way around and then again, 8 times? Sorry, I’m confused and as I said I’m venturing this entirely on my own. Thanks, Pam

  6. Hi Anon, Actually, you are incorrect. If you have met gauge in the pattern which is stated as: 14 stitches in 4 inches that means for every inch you crochet you will have 3.5 stitches for the entire hat (so pick a few places to measure). We often become more relaxed after the increase rounds and let our gauge slip and become looser.

    If you meet the gauge of 3.5 stitches per inch, this means if you crochet 73 stitches you will have 20.857 inches. There is no wiggle room here because this is based on math. It is an exact measurement. You can use any yarn and hook combination you want to use – if you reach 3.5 stitches per inch as specified for gauge, no matter what yarn and hook you choose to use, 73 stitches will always measure 20.857 inches.

    If you used the 3-5 year old pattern and you ended up with a 23-inch hat that means your gauge was 2.739 stitches per inch, or 10.956 stitches in 4 inches.

    63 stitches / 23 inches = 2.739 stitches per inch.

    Math will always work out the same for the stitches so you can apply this to anything you are making so long as you know how to accurately measure gauge and maintain gauge.

    Thank you, Rhondda

  7. As a heads up, for those who wants a hat that fits their head circumference on the first try, I recommend going four sizes down. It has nothing to do with the yarn being a different weight or the hook being the wrong size or my tension being too loose because I used everything the same. The sizing is listed a bit too big in the pattern. I had to frog my work several times to get the right size and with an adult medium size hat size of 23″, I had to use the 3-5 year old pattern to achieve that same measurement.

  8. Hi Emily, I may not have that listed. In my older patterns it wasn’t something I was able to measure (no scale to measure the exact amount being used). If I remember correctly though, you will need less than 1 ball of the yarn used for the adult medium hat size. There are 2 lengths listed in the pattern too – so be sure to pick which hat length you would prefer and follow the pattern for that length 🙂 Best wishes, Rhondda

  9. I can’t wait to get moving on this, thanks for sharing the pattern!

    I’m no expert and am sure I’m missing something that is fairly obvious, but I can’t seem to figure how many yards I’d need to make version 2, adult medium hat?

    🙂

  10. Hi 🙂 I was told that the best fibers for chemo caps are breathable, natural fibers like cotton. The yarn needs to be very soft because the scalp can be very sensitive. I hope this helps! Rhondda

  11. Hi Pat, It can – you would just need to increase the rounds that worked evenly (without the extra stitches being added). For men’s hat’s I usually make my hat height about 12 to 13 inches (depending on how slouchy you want it!). This hat is worked from the bottom up but it is also a slouch hat (just a different style) just in case you want to take a look https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/simple-double-crochet-slouch-hat-sizes-preemie-adult-free-pattern/ Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  12. Can this be made into a slouchy hat for a man. If so can you tell me how to do this.

  13. I just wanted to say I am so happy I found your page! I tried a couple patterns before coming across yours and they all were coming out too small.. yours are perfect! 🙂 I made the 12-24 month hat for my 2 year old.. I made it a slouch by adding half an inch to the end. It came out great!

  14. Hi Roxann, 🙂 Yes most of my hats work well for chemo caps – I do recommend you choose the longer option (base of earlobe) in the design you pick because from what the Crochet for Cancer site recommends is a hairline length cap. I think most of my designs include the longer option but if you find one that doesn’t please message me and I will adjust the height for you in the instructions. Best, Rhondda

  15. Hi Roxann 🙂 Yes, this pattern is great for chemo caps. I recommend using Version 1 (which is the longer length hat so it reaches beneath the ears and covers the hairline) and omit the final round of slip stitches. You want the edging to be comfortable and not restricting at all. Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂 It is very kind of you to crochet and donate hats. All the best, Rhondda

  16. Also wondering if your double crochet hat will work for chemo hats? Thanks again 🙂

  17. Hi, I am making chemo hats too donate and was wondering if this pattern is good to use for them? I really like it. Thanks Roxee

  18. Hi Christi, It sounds like the yarn you are using is heavier than the yarn I used in the pattern. Your gauge is not matching up. What are your stitches per inch? You are crocheting 2.2 rounds per inch based on your 11 rounds in 5 inches measurement. My yarn and hook combination gave me 3 rounds per inch. I’m guessing your stitches per inch will be more too. If you are using a regular medium weight yarn like Red Heart Super Saver I suggest you use the pattern written for that weight of yarn instead. The pattern you commented on is for a lighter medium weight yarn like Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft. Here’s the pattern for the regular medium weight yarn hats: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/basic-beanie-worsted-weight5-50-mm/

  19. -CORRECTION-
    I’m using an “I” hook with my project.
    Should I come down to an H hook for proper gauge?

  20. I have followed the 23” pattern WORD FOR WORD, I’m using a size H/5.5mm hook, and when I check gauge size, I’m at 5” with only 11 rows, when your gauge says 4” = 12 rows! My tension seems fine I believe! I don’t understand where I’m going wrong…. should I come down a hook size??

  21. Hi Tisha, You are very welcome 🙂 Honestly, it is a very common question and because everyone writes their patterns in a slightly different format it is something easy to miss in the instructions. No worries at all. All the best, Rhondda

  22. Math was my absolute worst subject 😂😂😂

    But now I understand how the sizes are different

    Thank you!

  23. Hi Tisha, The difference occurs in Round 10 🙂 You missed the repeat section instructions for this line:

    Medium

    R10: (2hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 1x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [73]

    Large:

    R10: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 5x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [77]

    Round 10 for medium repeats the bracketed instructions one time. Round 10 for large repeats the bracketed instructions five times. For both after you crochet the specific number of repeats you then work 1 hdc in each remaining stitch around.

    Hope this clarifies the differences in the sizes. The hats are based on maths so you need a very specific number of stitches to reach the specific hat size. They must meet the gauge specified with the stitches specified to be the correct finished size hat.

    All the best, Rhondda

  24. I must be missing something because the Medium and the Large both start out with 8 hdc sts but when you get to R10 the Medium size has 73 stitches and the large size has 77 stitches but they are identical instructions up until that point.

    I have gone over it several times and do not see where the additional 5 stitches came from other than the possibility that the Large size needs to start with 10 hdc instead of 8 hdc.

  25. Hi, Love this hat, it’s so easy to do. I tweaked it for a smaller hook & rainbow color baby yarn for my 4yr old Granddaughter. I also added a scalloped edge by reversing the stitch so when it’s folded up the pattern is right side up. Happy Holidays, Grdmac

  26. Hi Clara, My pattern is correct 🙂 the person I gave the other information to was asking me for an extra large hat size to fit a 25 inch head…not a 24 inch head. This is why I increased the size for Sarah and added 3 extra stitches to give her an extra inch circumference for her Uncle’s head 🙂

    For the hat to fit the average Adult Large (fits circumference 24″, height 7.75″) you only need to have 77 stitches. For R10 you are only increasing 5 more stitches 🙂 to give you 77 stitches in total. If you increase to 80 like Sarah the hat will be big enough to fit a head of 25 inches instead. Hope this helps, Rhondda

  27. Hello I hope this message finds you! It seems there​ maybe an error with the large hat pattern starting from the beginning to end. Due to this I made some corrections. Using 8*80, 8*88, for rounds 10- 26 after round 9 (8*72)
    U gave this pattern to another crochet user- (R10: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in eachof the next 8sts) 8x [80])
    When I saw I knew I was on the right track. Can you tell me if my rounds 10-26 is correct in regards to the info I left?

    Copied and pasted your pattern so you could view.
    Adult Large (fits 24″
    circumference, 9″ height)
    R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]
    R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
    R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
    R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]
    R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x [40]
    R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]
    R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]
    R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]
    R9: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7sts) 8x [72]
    R10: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 5x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [77]
    R11: 1 hdc in each st around [77]
    R12-25: repeat R11 [77]
    R26: 1 sl st in each st around, F/O [77

  28. Hi Sarah, To make the hat fit up to 25″ I recommend following the Adult Large size and adding 3 more stitches. So to do this use this Row instead of the row in the pattern:
    R10: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8sts) 8x [80]
    and then continue following the instructions for R11-to the end using the 80 stitches. If he also needs some extra height you may want to repeat an extra round or two for height as well. If you repeat 3 extra times it will give you an extra 1 inch in height to the hat.

    Be sure to check your gauge after R14 or so to be sure you have 3.5 stitches per inch – the number of stitches in the hat is 80 stitches and at 3.5 stitches per inch this will give you a finished hat circumference of 22.8 inches. It should stretch at least 2 inches.

    If you want it a little bit bigger I would increase 1 more stitch so on the last repeat for R10 work: (2 hdc in 1 st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 3 sts) to give you a total of 81 stitches. This will give you 23″ finished circumference. I usually allow 2 full inches for stretch for hats with this yarn. Hope this helps!! Rhondda

  29. Your men’s hats that “fit 24″”, would they fit 25 or be too tight? My uncles head is 25in and Im having a hard time finding patterns

  30. You begin each instruction with “8 hdc in adjustable loop. What adjustable loop? I’m fairly knew to crochet and am confused by this. Love these and plant to make several. Thank you.

  31. Hi Deborah, My daughter still uses a smaller hat size than her recommended age – so I would double check the size head for the child you are making the hat for and then pick the hat which is best for this size. You may simply need to make the hat for the 6-12 month and add a few rounds for height at the end. If the hat itself did not turn out the right size then this is what you need to do before starting over. First I would check how many stitches you have crocheted around the hat. If you have the right number, then I would check your gauge (stitches per inch) to be sure you are the same gauge as listed in the instructions. As we work the rounds without increases (same number of stitches in each one) we have a tendency to relax our stitches (which can make them more spaced out than the start of the hat). I wouldn’t recommend decrease in the rounds at the end because it will cause the hat to balloon from the brim to the crown of the hat (depending on how much you decrease) and it could become quite puffy. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  32. I have made the hat for the 12-24 months and it is too big. Should I use one of the rounds to decrease in order to shrink the beanie down a bit? How would you suggest I do so? Thanks.

  33. I was able ton make 6-12 month hat and a large adult hat using 1 skein of red heart super saver (364 yds) and i had yarn left over

  34. Hi Sonja, I checked with a Designer Friend who lives in South Africa too and she recommends you try one of these instead: 5,00 mm and use Elle pullskein Or hook 5,50 and use Elle charity. You will still need to check your gauge to be sure but these are the most similar to the yarn used in the pattern. All the best, Rhondda

  35. Hi Suzan, I do not think a crochet hook 2.5 mm will work very well with this design. The yarn is much too heavy to use such a small hook. It would be very difficult to reach the gauge needed to make the hat fit the size head listed.

  36. Dear Rhondda
    I live in South Africa and am not familiar with the wool used in your patterns. I’ve tried some of the sizes for children3-5 but they don’t seem to fit. Can you please assist? I’m using a 4 crochethook and Elle Gold double knit.
    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Sonja

  37. Rhondda, i was wondering, can crochet hook 4/0 (2.5mm) do the hat? And can change like hdc to dc or sc or other stitch pattern?

  38. Hi Mandy, I do not know the exact amount of yarn you will need to make the teen size. I did use less than 1 ball of Red Heart Soft to make the medium Adult size. So you would need slightly less than 1 ball of the yarn. I didn’t start weighing (with a scale) the finished projects until this year when we purchased a kitchen scale. I apologize I couldn’t be of more help. All the best, Rhondda

  39. Could you give me an idea of how much yarn the teen ones use. I don’t want to run out in the middle of my project. Thanks!

  40. hello I would like to know how to change the tutorial if I crochet hook with a number 4 and so that the wool crochet 4 ???
    thank you a lot
    I am a French Girl 🙂

  41. Hi Helen, You can omit the hdc round if you’d like 🙂 It is just something I do because I prefer the way the edge of the stitch looks – I tend to crochet the round quite loosely though. Some have substituted with a sc round instead. I make an invisible join stitch to finish off at the very end and this hides the slight stitch height difference. After I finish off and weave in ends I gently pull beside the final stitch to give it a little stretch and it blends in with the rest of the final edge. Hope this helps 🙂 I do have an tutorial on the site for the invisible join if you are interested: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/invisible-join-technique/

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  42. Hi,

    I have made the newborn size hat and the gauge is fine but where i switch from hdc to the sl st round it leaves a noticeable lump for want of a better description is there anyway to get rid of it?

    Thanks

    Helen

  43. Hi Alicia! Yes 🙂 If you increase the number of rounds when you work ‘even’ without any increases or decreases in the instructions – it will make a longer hat – it could work as a slouch 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  44. If you add more rows when it says 12-13 will it come out more slouchy?

  45. Hi Carol, I have never worked with Fun Fur – I would recommend making gauge swatch to make sure it will work prior to crocheting the entire hat. If you can reach the gauge specified in the pattern the hat will fit. If you cannot, the hat will not fit. I do not know how much fun fur you would need to make this hat. I wish I could be of more help but I have no experience with Fun Fur and how it crochets. Rhondda

  46. I would like to use fun fur (LIONS BRAND) Dou ble strand for the hat. How many 1.5 Oz skies should I plan on . Average adult size.

  47. Welcome 🙂 If you need them for a different weight yarn I do have multiple free hat patterns available using different types (weights) of yarn 🙂

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  48. Hi Sandra,

    R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8x [24]

    This means:
    Round 3: (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st) repeat this sequence 8 times around the hat – so repeat the entire sequence of instructions enclosed in the brackets around the hat 8 times (8 repeats). So in long form:
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    (work 2 hdc sts in the 1st st, work 1 hdc in the next st)
    The [24] is the total stitches for the round so 24 stitches in this round.

    Hope this helps 🙂
    Rhondda

  49. Thx they look easy n fun to do! Have 10 grandkids to make for.

  50. Can somebody help me I’m new at this, I love the Bennie and the hats, I’ve trying but on the third round I don’t quite undestand

  51. Looked all over the web for this type of pattern (all ages), and so happy I found this. Thank you. Looking forward to trying them out.

  52. Thank you Molly 🙂 I believe you shared one of your lovely sunhats on my page too 🙂 It was lovely!!

  53. My favorite go to beanie pattern, I love the hdc and this one works great for sunhats as well!

  54. Thank you so much for all the different sizes!!
    I love your caring and attention to detail. You are a gift!

  55. Very welcome Terri 🙂 I have this available in different types of yarn too – so if you are using cotton yarn (worsted weight) there is a different pattern – or if you are using regular worsted weight (like Red Heart with Love or Supersaver) there is a double crochet hat version available too 🙂 Have fun! Rhondda

  56. I have been looking for a hat pattern with easy to follow instructions for ages. thanks!

  57. Hi Pat, Feel free to use the technique you want to start the hat 🙂 I use an adjustable loop (aka magic ring) to begin for my hats as it allows you to completely closet the top hole after you begin. If you are interested in trying this technique here is a link to a tutorial from Tamara that will help 🙂 Rhondda
    https://www.mooglyblog.com/the-magic-circle/

  58. I want to make some caps for Crochet for Cancer but I am used to a pattern starting out by chaining a certain number of stitches, sl st and then making the HDC in the loop created. How in the heck do you start off with a HDC with not base?

  59. You can stick a paper clip in there if you want 🙂 or twist tie 🙂 safety pin? I'm so happy the pattern is helpful 🙂 and that you like it 🙂 Hugs, R

  60. I will, I just made a preemie hat with your pattern it is so, so cute! I don't use markers I just count every stitch.

  61. Hi Arlene, This is worked in continuous rounds – no slip stitch join or chain 1. I apologize for the delay in my response – my comment system is not working properly and I have reported the problem but we are still working on fixing it! Thank you! Rhondda

  62. Hi Sandy,
    Thank you 🙂 I'm happy the comment worked for you this time! Not exactly sure what is happening with the rest of them. Let me know if it happens again please 🙂 Rhondda

  63. Just a question – Is this in the round without new rows – or is there a sl st to join and chain 1 missing?

  64. Hi,don't know if I missed it somewhere but to determine the right gauge, do I work it in sc hdc of dc? Thanks

  65. Hi Gayle, The hook size is listed at the beginning of the pattern – the hat will be much too small using a 4.25 mm hook. It must look itty bitty! Here's the information you need: Recommended Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn (WW) – 10 wpiHook: 5.50 mmGauge: 14 stitches in 4 inches; 12 rows in 4 inchesThanks for checking 🙂 Rhondda

  66. Maybe it is supposed to be glaringly obvious, but what size hook are we supposed to be using? I am using US G/6-4.25, and attempting a preemie size. It just seems a bit too small. Am I supposed to be using a larger size hook?

  67. Hi Granny Muffit 🙂 No worries at all – and I compared the Bernat Handicrafter DeLux with our Bernat Handicrafter Cotton and it is the same yarn – as far as I can tell – (we just don't have many colours other than pastels in our version and the balls are 50g balls) – I honestly don't mind – I am happy to help where I can. I wrote up a new pattern for all the sizes and it will go live on the blog on Thursday – I have lots of this yarn in my stash 🙂 So pop by on Thursday and you will find sizes preemie to adult large in cotton with a 5.50mm hook 🙂 I tested preemie, newborn, 0-3 month and adult medium myself to make sure. Have fun!! Rhondda

  68. Rhondda, May I replace the yarn you bought? How will I repay you? if you ever need anything in this neck of the woods I can send you something to replace the yarn you bought! You are a Blessing! Thank You

  69. Hi Granny Muffit – I will write up a pattern for all the sizes for you soon – I just completed one for adult medium to make sure I'd have the right numbers for you. So for a 5.50 mm hook and Bernat Cotton Delux – it is a denser yarn so the gauge I achieved was 12 sts/4inches and 10 rounds/4inches. To make a hat to reach mid ear you will need to follow these instructions: Adult Medium (fits circumference 23" height 7.5")R1: 8 hdc in adjustable loop [8]R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]R3: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]R4: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts) 8x [32]R5: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts) 8x [40]R6: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts) 8x [48]R7: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts) 8x [56]R8: (2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts) 8x [64]R9: 1 hdc in each st around [64]R10-19: repeat R11 [64]R20: 1 sl st in each st around, F/O [64]Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  70. Hi Granny Muffit 🙂 What size hat? You are in luck as I picked up a ball of this Brand of yarn when I was in the States in December (we don't have the DeLux here in Canada – at least I have never seen it!). I will work up a quick pattern for you 🙂

  71. Hi, RhonddaI was using a new hook with a bamboo handle I believe it is a Susan Bates a US I9/5.50 m.m but I was using a Bernat cotton delux I do use this kind to make these kinds of hats except I use after about the fourth row I work in the back stitch to make the hat curve downward, I use single and half double in the starting rows and half doubles in the downward slopes. Perhaps I should switch to your worsted blend to get the gauge and contour? My hat is a gift to a person who works outside in the community and she likes cotton to keep their heads cooler, if I can learn to make yours I will make a worsted one as well for them and some for the school children in our community.

  72. Hi Granny Muffit, The entire hat is worked in half double crochet (US Terms) in both loops. In continuous rounds/spirals (no slip stitch to join or chain 1). I'm thinking out loud…Did you check your gauge for the yarn and hook you used? In order for the circle to stay flat and not take shape each round must be increasing in size – either the stitches are becoming more relaxed with each round, extra stitches have snuck in or the hook and yarn being used are not providing the gauge indicated for the pattern – Recommended Yarn: Red Heart Soft Yarn (WW) – 10 wpiHook: 5.50 mmGauge: 14 stitches in 4 inches; 12 rows in 4 inchesIf you let me know the yarn/hook you are using and the gauge you get over 4-inches for height and width I can double check the calculations 🙂 Which size were you making – so I can double check my instructions for errors too please 🙂 Rhondda

  73. Hi, I tried your Beautiful pattern and for some reason my hat did not take shape it stayed flat what did I do wrong do you work this in back stitch after a while or at all when I make this I use back stitch after about the end of the crown circle?

  74. Hi @JLYNSOUNDS – This hat is worked in continuous rounds/spirals – you use a stitch marker to mark the end of each round and just keep using the hdc around and around for each round (moving the stitch marker each round as you progress). This technique eliminates the chain-1 and slip stitch to join bit and the seam you get when you use that method…if you prefer using the slip stitch to join and chain-1 though, you can, just try to make the slip stitch as small as possible – it will add a bit of extra size to the hat and a seam but it will still work out 🙂 Rhondda

  75. please help!!! How do you start a new row and join the ending row??? I am an old timer and not familiar with the new tricks…normally a HDC is chain to begin and slip stitch to the first ch 1 to close..

  76. This pattern is very handy for beginners to try their first crochet hat. Thank you for sharing this at CAL link party 🙂