Hope in Cotton Hat Pattern in Multiple Sizes

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Based on popular request…

Hope in Cotton is now available in multiple sizes!

The hat heights in the pattern instructions are to reach mid ear length – if you would prefer the hat to reach the base of the earlobe see the note in bold following the instructions for each size.

For the Women’s Version please see this post: Hope in Cotton and for the Preemie version please see this post: Preemie Hope Hat

Hope in Cotton Hat Pattern in Multiple Sizes

Hook: 5.00 mm (H)
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn)
Gauge: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) per inch and 3 rows per inch
Abbreviations: R : round, ch : chain, st : stitch, sts : stitches, sl st : slip stitch, hdc : half double crochet, fphdc : front post half double crochet, bphdc : back post half double crochet, x : number of times to repeat instructions in brackets

To make this hat using Worsted Weight Yarn – Red Heart With Love, please use a 5.50 mm crochet hook and follow the same pattern instructions. I have tested this and it works out to the correct measurements.

Size: Newborn (to fit 13.5″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 4 x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [36]
R6: (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 12 x [36]
R7: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [36]
R8: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [36]
R9: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [36]
R10-11: repeat R9 [36]
R12: 1 hdc in each st around [36]
R13:  (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [36]

Note: You can add 1 repeat rounds of R9 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Hope 3 months

Size: 0-3 months (tested) (to fit 16″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 2 x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [42]
R7: (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 14 x [42]
R8: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [42]
R9: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [42]
R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [42]
R11-13: repeat R10 [42]
R14: 1 hdc in each st around [42]
R15:  (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [42]

Note: You can add 2 repeat rounds of R10 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Hope 3 to 6 months

Size: 3-6 months (tested) (to fit 17″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 16 x [48]
R8: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [48]
R9: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [48]
R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [48]
R11-13: repeat R10 [48]
R14: 1 hdc in each st around [48]
R15:  (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [48]

Note: You can add 2 repeat rounds of R10 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Size: 6-12 months (to fit 18″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 15 x [48]
R8: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [48]
R9: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [48]
R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [48]
R11-14: repeat R10 [48]
R15: 1 hdc in each st around [48]
R16: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [48]

Note: You can add 2 repeat rounds of R10 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Hope Hat 12 months to 3 years

Size: 12 months – 3 years (tested) (to fit 19″ head size)

Dame’s Rocket Flower Free Crochet Pattern

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 3 x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [51]
R8 (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 17 x [51]
R9: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [51]
R10: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [51]
R11: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [51]
R12 – R16: repeat round 11 [51]
R17: 1 hdc in each st around [51]
R18: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [51]

Note: You can add 2 repeat rounds of R11 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Size: 3-5 years (to fit 20″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 6 x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [54]
R8 (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 18 x [54]
R9: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [54]
R10: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [54]
R11: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [54]
R12 – R16: repeat round 11 [54]
R17: 1 hdc in each st around [54]
R18: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [54]

Note: You can add 3 repeat rounds of R11 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Size: 6-1o years (to fit 21″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 7 x, (1 hdc in the 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st) [57]
R8 (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 19 x [57]
R9: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [57]
R10: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [57]
R11: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [57]
R12 – R17: repeat round 11 [57]
R18: 1 hdc in each st around [57]
R19: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [57]

Note: You can add 3 repeat rounds of R11 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

 

Size: Small (Teen) (to fit 22″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [56]
R8: (1 hdc in the first 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 4x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [60]
R9 (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 20 x [60]
R10: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [60]
R11: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [60]
R12: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [60]
R13 – R17: repeat round 12 [60]
R18: 1 hdc in each st around [60]
R19: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [60]

Note: You can add 3 repeat rounds of R12 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Size: Medium (Women) – Please see this post – Hope in Cotton

Size: Large (Men) (to fit 24″ head size)

R1: 8 hdc in magic ring [8]
R2: 2 hdc in each st around [16]
R3: (1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [24]
R4: (1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [32]
R5: (1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [40]
R6: (1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [48]
R7: (1 hdc in the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 8 x [56]
R8: (1 hdc in the first 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) [64]
R9: (1 hdc in the first 7 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 2 x, 1 hdc in each remaining st around [66]
R10 (skip the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 22 x [66]
R11: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [66]
R12: 2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [66]
R13: (2 hdc in the first st space, 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st) around [66]
R14 – R19: repeat round 11 [66]
R20: 1 hdc in each st around [66]
R21: (1 fphdc in the first st, 1 bphdc in the next st) around, finish off and weave in ends [66]

Note: You can add 3 repeat rounds of R13 to make the hat reach the bottom of the earlobe – instead of mid-ear length

Please note, I have done the maths to resize these hats.

I have not yet had the chance to test all the sizes.

As they are tested, I will make a note beside the size  to show it has been tested. The note will read: (tested).

If you try the pattern before I have tested it and would like to lend a hand, please email me with the size you crocheted (the yarn and hook used), the finished height and circumference of the hat 🙂 Thank you!

 

For the Italian Translation please see the following PDF attachment. I would like to thank Barbara for her overwhelming generosity in providing this translation for our readers!

You can visit Barbara at her website here: Le Fantasie di Nephtys

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15 Comments

  1. Hi Tiffany 🙂 Unless otherwise indicated I always work in continuous rounds/spirals 🙂 I dislike the ‘seam’ I get when I slip stitch to join so I try to avoid using that method at all costs! Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  2. Do you work in continual rounds or do you slip stitch at the end of each row? I wasn’t sure. Thanks!

  3. Oh gosh…I didn’t see the note. Sorry for the trouble. Thanks so much for answering anyway!

  4. Hi Sue 🙂

    There is a little note to my pattern – but after adding the translation link it moved higher in the post and is less noticeable. I will highlight in the post so it is easier to find 🙂

    Here is the note:

    To make this hat using Worsted Weight Yarn – Red Heart With Love, please use a 5.50 mm crochet hook and follow the same pattern instructions. I have tested this and it works out to the correct measurements.

    Hope this helps 🙂

    Rhondda

  5. This hat it beautiful. I appreciate that you have done the footwork to make the pattern work for multiple sizes. The pattern says it’s for cotton yarn. Will this pattern work the same with worsted 4 ply yarn? Do I need to do any adapting or choose a different size to compensate if I use yarn with some stretch? Sorry for such a simple question but I don’t have much experience yet. Thanks for making your lovely patterns available for free!

  6. Hi Janice, A magic ring is also called an adjustable loop. It is an alternate way to start working in rounds/spirals – instead of chaining a number of stitches and then joining to form a loop. Here is a link to Tamara’s tutorial on how to make the magic ring – https://www.mooglyblog.com/the-magic-circle/

    Thank you for asking 🙂
    Rhondda

  7. Welcome 🙂 If it isn’t clear though please email me – I’d like to know and try to explain it, Thanks! Rhondda

  8. Hi Carolyn, it is the space above the stitch you skipped in the round prior. So the ‘space’ without the stitch. Does this help? Thanks! Rhondda