Herry Hat Crochet Pattern

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Today’s free pattern is the Herry Hat. The Herry Hat is crocheted with Bulky Weight Yarn [5] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook. This crochet beanie is available in sizes baby to adult large.

Herry Hat Herringbone Half Double Crochet Hat Free Pattern

Herry Hat Crochet Pattern

The Stitches used in the Herry Hat

The Herry Hat features the herringbone half double crochet stitch and a crab stitch edging. I love how the crab stitch (reverse single crochet) mimics the small lines created between the herringbone stitch rows.

The herringbone half double crochet is very easy to crochet. It is just a small variation from the regular half double crochet stitch (hdc). The stitch, combined with the chunky weight yarn makes this hat a quick project that can be done in only an hour or two.

The crab stitch edging is not as hard as it first appears. I have a video tutorial for you to show you how to make it and for those who prefer, there is also a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Don’t worry if you cannot master the reverse single crochet crab stitch. I’ve included a link in the Pattern Notes section of my post to a crochet stitch that you can use instead of the crab stitch. The twisted single crochet (sc) stitch looks almost identical to the crab stitch and is worked from right to left (right handed crocheters) and from left to right (left handed crocheters). There’s a video tutorial for the twisted single crochet stitch included below too.

Reverse Single Crochet Crab Stitch

The Yarn used for the Herry Hat

King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.

The yarn I used for the Herry Hat is Big Value Tonal Chunky. I enjoyed working with this yarn and I love the tonal shades of color in each skein. The yarn feels quite durable and it did not fluff, or pill as I crocheted with my wood crochet hook. My herringbone half double crochet and reverse single crochet stitches have lovely stitch definition too. I believe this yarn is a good choice for crochet hats.

Big Value Tonal Chunky (King Cole)

Shades: Zinc (2542), Blackcurrant (2541), Hazy (2540), French Mustard (2539), Amethyst (2538), Oatmeal (2537), Quicksilver (2535), Candy Rock (2534), Pale Greens (2532) and Ocean (2530). See them all here.

  • Bulky Weight Yarn [5]
  • 100% Acrylic
  • plied
  • tonal shades
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) and 167 yds (152 m)
  • Recommended Hook Size: 6 mm (J)
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash (gentle/permanent press) warm (40 degrees). Tumble dry low heat.. Do Not Iron. Do Not Bleach.
  • Shade: Quicksilver (2535)

Herringbone Stitch Crochet Hat Free Pattern

Herry Hat Crochet Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Herringbone Half Double Crochet Hat Sizes

These hats are designed to fit to mid-ear. If you would like your hat to be longer, simply work more repeat rounds.

  • Preemie height 4.25 inches X 10 inches circumference
  • Newborn height 4.75 inches X 12 inches circumference
  • 0-3 months height 5.25 inches X 14 inches circumference
  • 3-6 months height 5.75 inches X 15 inches circumference
  • 6-12 months height 5.75 inches X 16 inches circumference
  • 12-24 months height 6.25 inches X 17 inches circumference
  • Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 6.75 inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 7.25 inches X 19 inches circumference
  • Teen Hat height 7.25 inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 7.75 inches X 21 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 7.75 inches X 22 inches circumference

Find my free Crochet Hat Size Chart here.

Gauge

Approximately 12 sts per 5 inches and 10 rows worked in pattern per 5 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.

Crochet 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
  • crab stitch – crab stitch (reverse single crochet)
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • g – grams
  • hhdc – herringbone half double crochet
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • rem – remaining
  • Rnd – round
  • 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

Special Crochet Stitches

  • Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)
    • Yarn over your hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch and through the first loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops on the hook.
  • Crab Stitch (reverse single crochet) for Right Handed Crocheters
    • This stitch is worked from left to right
    • Insert your hook from front to back, in the next stitch to the right
    • Yarn under the hook and pull up a loop
    • Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook
    • Watch the quick crab stitch video tutorial here
  • Crab Stitch (reverse single crochet) for Left Handed Crocheters
    • This stitch is worked from right to left
    • Insert your hook from front to back, in the next stitch to the left
    • Yarn under the hook and pull up a loop
    • Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook
    • Watch the quick crab stitch video tutorial here

Helpful Crochet 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.

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

DMR

Invisible Join

How to Join Yarn Mid Row

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Photo Tutorial

Reverse Single Crochet Photo Tutorial

Pattern Notes:

  • Stitch multiple: 1 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • Crochet stitch pattern : herringbone half double crochet stitch
  • The initial ch-2 (or ch-1) does not count as 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 2 rows you add with the herringbone hdc stitch pattern, will add approximately 1 inch of height to the hat. 
  • The Herry hat is reversible.
  • 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 stitch to form a ring, if you prefer.
  • If you are unable to master the crab stitch (reverse single crochet) you may want to try the twisted single crochet instead. Watch Kinga’s video tutorial here.
Herry Hat Herringbone Stitch Crochet Hat Free Pattern

Herry Hat Crochet Pattern Instructions

The herringbone half double crochet hat is worked in joined rounds from the top-down. 

Preemie Herry Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [24 hhdc] 
Rnd 4-Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 3
Rnd 9: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [24 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

Newborn Herry Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 1 hhdc in each of the first 2 sts.  *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [29 hhdc] 
Rnd 4-Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 3
Rnd 10: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [29 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

0-3 months baby Herringbone Half Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 1 hhdc in each of the first 2 sts. *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 6 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [34 hhdc] 
Rnd 5-Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4
Rnd 11: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [34 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

3-6 months baby Herringbone Half Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [36 hhdc] 
Rnd 5-Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 4
Rnd 12: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [36 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months baby Herry Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 1 hhdc in each of the next 6 sts. *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [38 hhdc] 
Rnd 5-Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 4
Rnd 12: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [38 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months baby Herry Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [40 hhdc] 
Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 hhdc in the first st, 1 hhdc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [41 hhdc] 
Rnd 6-Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 5
Rnd 13: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [41 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child Herry Hat (Age 3-5 years)

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [40 hhdc] 
Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 1 hhdc in the first st. *2 hhdc in the next st,  1 hhdc in each of the next 13 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [43 hhdc] 
Rnd 6-Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 5
Rnd 14: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [43 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Herry Hat (Age 6-10 years)

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [40 hhdc] 
Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 1 hhdc in each of the first 4 sts. *2 hhdc in the next st,  1 hhdc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [46 hhdc] 
Rnd 6-Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 5
Rnd 15: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [46 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Herry Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [40 hhdc] 
Rnd 5:  Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st,  1 hhdc in each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [48 hhdc] 
Rnd 6-Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 5
Rnd 15: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [48 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Herry Hat (Medium)

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [40 hhdc] 
Rnd 5:  Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st,  1 hhdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [50 hhdc] 
Rnd 6-Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 5
Rnd 16: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [50 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Herry Hat (Large)

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):
Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 10 hhdc, sl st to the first hhdc to join. Turn. [10 hhdc]
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hhdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [20 hhdc]
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [30 hhdc] 
Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [40 hhdc] 
Rnd 5:  Ch 2, *2 hhdc in the next st,  1 hhdc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [50 hhdc] 
Rnd 6: Ch 2, 1 hhdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 hhdc in the next st,  1 hhdc in each of the next 15 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. Turn. [53 hhdc] 
Rnd 7-Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 6
Rnd 16: Ch 1, 1 crab stitch in each st around.  [53 hhdc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Hat Finishing Instructions

  • Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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  1. Hi TomiSue, I’m thinking your gauge might not be matching my gauge for the hat pattern. Since hats are based on mathematical equations and we need to have a specific number of stitches per inch to make the stitch count work out it may be because you have too few stitches per inch or you have some extra stitches that have snuck in.

    My gauge for this pattern is: Approximately 12 sts per 5 inches and 10 rows worked in pattern per 5 inches; which is approximately 2.4 stitches per inch and 2 rows per inch.

    So for example, the Adult Herry Hat (Medium) has 50 hhdc stitches in the final circumference. This means 50 divided by 2.4 stitches per inch gives you a finished hat circumference of 20.8 inches around. Medium sized heads are approximately 23 inches in size so the hat is the correct size for the head (we make hats smaller than the actual heads because the fabric in the hat stretches when we put it on and take it off again). The hat height is calculated in the same way. We have 16 rounds divided by 2 rows per inch and this gives you an 8 inch tall hat.

    This works for every size. If you vary the number of stitches per inch even by a small amount it can account for a pretty significant change in the finished hat.

    Say you have 3 stitches per inch instead. Then a hat with 50 stitches would give you a finished size of 16.6 inches circumference. That is a difference of 3 inches in finished size.

    If you have 2 stitches per inch instead the hat with 50 stitches would give you a finished size of 25 inches circumference. That is a difference of more than 4 inches (too large).

    I recommend you check your stitches per inch after you start working the rounds that are worked even (so when the pattern says “Rep Rnd”) so work a few of those repeat rounds then measure you gauge. It is very common for hats worked in rounds to grow in size after you start working the same stitches over and over without needing to count because we relax our tension as we crochet.

    If you want to learn more about how to make a hat that fits I have a free tutorial post on my site that walks you through how crocheted hats are made. https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/crochet-hat-sizes-and-heights/

    Best wishes,
    Rhondda

  2. I’ve followed the directions to the T…twice!! And I’ve gotten doylies!!