Grapesicle Hat Free Pattern

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Today I would like to share with you a new free crochet pattern for the Grapesicle Hat. This free hat pattern is available in sizes preemie, newborn, baby, toddler, child, teen and adult. The hat is crocheted in the V Stitch Pattern and can be worked up quickly.

Designed using Red Heart With Love yarn (from my yarn stash) and a 5.5 mm (I) sized hook, the finished hat is soft and comfortable to wear. You can substitute any medium weight yarn for this design (like Red Heart Super Saver, Red Heart Ombre, Red Heart Stripes, etc.).

I have included instructions for 2 different lengths – to the base of the earlobe and mid-ear length. The stitch repeat is made up of sets of 3 stitches (V Stitch is made up of dc, ch 1, dc) and the pattern can be customized to any size using the ratio of 3.25 stitches per inch and 2 rounds per inch. If  you’d like to make the hat longer add 2 additional repeat rows for each inch extra you would like for length.

Grapesicle Hat A Free Pattern in 11 Sizes from Oombawka Design

Grapesicle Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love, 100 % Acrylic, (10 oz / 283 g; 482 yds/ 440 m), [4] Medium Weight Yarn; Child Size: 40 g (74.75 yds) of yarn;  Color: Aubergine
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Clover Amour
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

Beginner-Easy

Finished Size

See sizes in the pattern instructions below.

Gauge

13 sts = 4 inches
8 rounds = 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 of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

BL – back loop
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
Vst – V Stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc)
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Instructions between the parentheses indicates stitches being worked together to form a Vst
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Special Stitches

V Stitch – abbreviated Vst

The V Stitch is created by crochet 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in a specified stitch or chain space.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes

  • This project is worked in rounds.
  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • Vst is (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) all worked in one stitch or chain space
  • count the ch 4 at the beginning of a round as (1 dc and ch 1)
  • the first Vst of the round is made up of the initial ch 4 and 1 dc
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • after the initial Round of Vst all remaining rounds are worked into the ch1sp located between the 2 dc of the Vst
  • you do not need to sl st to join on the rounds worked in sc
  • length of hat is to the base of the earlobe; instructions have been included for mid-ear length as well

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Grapesicle Hat A Free Pattern in 11 Sizes from Oombawka Design 2

Grapesicle Hat Pattern Instructions

Preemie

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 5 times and work 1 Vst in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [11 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [11 Vst]

R4-R7: Rep R3

R8: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [33]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [33]

R10: Rep R9. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 6 and then continue to R8-R10 to complete the hat.

 

Newborn

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R4-R8: Rep R3

R9: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [36]

R10: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [36]

R11: Rep R10. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 7 and then continue to R9-R11 to complete the hat.

 

0-3 months

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next 3 ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next 3 ch1sp**.  Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [15 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [15 Vst]

R5-R10: Rep R4

R11: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [45]

R12: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [45]

R13: Rep R12. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 8 and then continue to R11-R13 to complete the hat.

 

3 mos – 6 months

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

 

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next 2 ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next 2 ch1sp**.  Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [16 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [16 Vst]

R5-R11: Rep R4

R12: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [48]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [48]

R14: Rep R13. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R12-R14 to complete the hat.

 

6 mos – 12 months

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 4 times and work 1 Vst in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [17 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [17 Vst]

R5-R11: Rep R4

R12: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [51]

R13: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [51]

R14: Rep R13. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R12-R14 to complete the hat.

 

12 mos – 24 months

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [18 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [18 Vst]

R5-R12: Rep R4

R13: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [54]

R14: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [54]

R15: Rep R14. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 10 and then continue to R13-R15 to complete the hat.

 

Toddler (3-5 years)

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [18 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 8 ch1sp. 2 Vst in the next st, 1 Vst in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [20 Vst]

 

R5: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [20 Vst]

R6-R13: Rep R5

R14: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [60]

R15: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [60]

R16: Rep R15. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 11 and then continue to R14-R16 to complete the hat.

 

Child (7-10 years)

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

 

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [18 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 5 ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 5 ch1sp**. Sl st to the first dc to join. [21 Vst]

R5: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [21 Vst]

R6-R14: Rep R5

R15: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [63]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [63]

R17: Rep R16. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 12 and then continue to R15-R17 to complete the hat.

 

Small Adult (Teen)

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [18 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 5 ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 3 ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [22 Vst]

R5: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [22 Vst]

R6-R14: Rep R5

R15: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [66]

R16: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [66]

R17: Rep R16. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 12 and then continue to R15-R17 to complete the hat.

 

Medium Adult (Woman)

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [18 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 5 ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 2 ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [23 Vst]

R5: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [23 Vst]

R6-R15: Rep R5

R16: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [69]

R17: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [69]

R18: Rep R17. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 13 and then continue to R16-R18 to complete the hat.

 

Large Adult (Men)

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

R1: MR: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 5 Vst in the ring. Sl st to the top of first dc to join. [6 Vst]

R2: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 Vst]

R3: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [18 Vst]

R4: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) and 1 Vst in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 2 ch1sp. *2 Vst in the next ch1sp, 1 Vst in each of the next 2 ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 Vst]

R5: (Ch 4 and 1 dc) in the first ch1sp, 1 Vst in each rem ch1sp around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 Vst]

R6-R16: Rep R5

R17: 1 sc in each dc and in each ch1sp around. [72]

R18: 1 sc in the BL of each sc around. [72]

R19: Rep R18. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 14 and then continue to R17-R19 to complete the hat.

Grapesicle Hat Free Pattern Oombawka Design 11 sizes

 

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9 Comments

  1. This is an adorable pattern. Quick question, would it work to add a pom-pom to the hat, or no? Thanks so much.

  2. Hi Dawne, Do you mean the Ch 4 and 1 dc? Each size starts with a chain 4 and 1 dc and then the VSts.

    Thanks!
    Rhondda

  3. Please clarify the sts in the magic ring. 4 sc plus a dc in the ring?

  4. Hi Diana, Do you mean the initial stitches after the MR? You work them into the magic ring…as the first round. If I’ve misunderstood your question, please let me know. Thanks, Rhondda

  5. I understand how to do the magic ring, but I’m not sure what to do with the double crochet I’m supposed to add to it at the beginning…? Please advise?

  6. What a great-looking hat! I make preemie and newborn hats for a hospital and I can’t wait to try this pattern. Thank you very much! 🙂