Gender Neutral Hat Pattern

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This great gender neutral hat pattern is available in sizes baby to adult large. This easy crochet hat pattern works up quickly. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook.

Simple crochet stitches are used for this project. You will need to know the loops of the stitch because we crochet in the back loop (BL) for this project. The final round is crocheted with back post single crochet (BPsc).

I think this pattern will work wonderfully for your hat donation projects and as gifts.

The full written pattern is available for free below.

Also available is the Gender Neutral Ear Warmer Pattern.

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Gender Neutral Hat Pattern

[disclaimer] I received the yarn for this pattern from Yarnspirations.[/disclaimer]

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

This hat is designed to reach the base of the earlobe. Instructions to change the hat height are included in the notes section below.

Preemie height 4.5 inches X 10 inches circumference

Newborn height 5 inches X 12 inches circumference

0-3 months height 6 inches X 14 inches circumference

3-6 months height 6.25 inches X 15 inches circumference

6-12 months height 6.75 inches X 16 inches circumference

12-24 months height 7 inches X 17 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 19 inches circumference

Teen Hat height 8.25 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 8.75 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) height 9.25 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 12 sts per 4 inches and 12 rows per 4 inches 

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

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Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

BL – back loop

BPsc – back post sc

ch – chain

DMR – double magic ring

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

rem – remaining

Rnd – round

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches 

* 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

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

DMR

Invisible Join 

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple: 1 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • The turning ch-1 does not count as a stitch.
  • The sl st does not count as a stitch.
  • Make your sl st tightly.
  • You may customize the hat height by working the repeat as many, or as few, times as you wish. Every 4 rounds you add with the stitch pattern, will add approximately 1 inch of height to the hat. 
  • I use an invisible join to finish off my final round of stitches, you may substitute a sl st to join if you prefer.
  • 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.
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Gender Neutral Hat Pattern Instructions

This hat is worked in joined rounds from the top-down. 

Preemie Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [30 sc]

Rnd 5-R13: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [30 sc]

R14: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [30 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Newborn Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 7 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [36 sc]

Rnd 6-Rnd 14: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [36 sc]

Rnd 15: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [36 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

0-3 months baby Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 19 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [42 sc]

Rnd 7-Rnd 17: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [42 sc]

Rnd 18: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [42 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

3-6 months baby Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 7 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [45 sc]

Rnd 7-Rnd 18: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [45 sc]

Rnd 19: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [45 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months baby Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 4 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 7-Rnd 20: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 21: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [48 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months baby Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 4 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 7: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 15 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [51 sc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 20: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [51 sc]

Rnd 21: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [51 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child Gender Neutral Hat (Age 3-5 years)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 4 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 7: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 7 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [54 sc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 22: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [54 sc]

Rnd 23: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [54 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Gender Neutral Hat (Age 6-10 years)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 4 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 7: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 5 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [56 sc]

Rnd 8: 2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each rem sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [57 sc]

Rnd 9-Rnd 23: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [57 sc]

Rnd 24: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [57 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 4 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 7: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 5 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [56 sc]

Rnd 8: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 13 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [60 sc]

Rnd 9-Rnd 24: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [60 sc]

Rnd 25: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [60 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Medium Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 4 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 7: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 5 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [56 sc]

Rnd 8: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 7 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [63 sc]

Rnd 9-Rnd 26: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [63 sc]

Rnd 27: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [63 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Large Gender Neutral Hat

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: DMR: 8 sc, sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [12 sc]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [16 sc]

Rnd 3: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of the next sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [24 sc]

Rnd 4: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [32 sc]

Rnd 5: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 3 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [40 sc]

Rnd 6: *2 sc in Bl of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 4 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [48 sc]

Rnd 7: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 5 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [56 sc]

Rnd 8: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 6 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [64 sc]

Rnd 9: *2 sc in BL of the next sc, 1 sc in BL of each of the next 31 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [66 sc]

Rnd 10-Rnd 28: 1 sc in BL of each sc around. Sl st to the first sc to join, ch 1. [66 sc]

Rnd 29: 1 BPsc in each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join. [66 BPsc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

Weave in all ends securely.

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2 Comments

  1. Finishing Instructions

    Weave in any remaining ends securely.

    I apologize, that should have been at the very bottom of the post! Thank you for letting me know it was missing. Off to correct it now.

  2. gender-neutral-hat-pattern: where are the finishing instructions to be found for this hat? thank you