I Feel Pretty Women’s Crochet Hat Pattern

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I Feel Pretty – Women’s Crochet Hat

Yarn: Red Heart Soft (5 oz / 141 g ; 256 yds / 234 m) Medium Weight Yarn [4]
Hook: 5.00 mm (H)
Abbreviations: ch: chain, dc: double crochet, sl st: slip stitch, x: times, st: stitch, sts: stitches, 2-dc cluster: 2 double crochet cluster, 3-dc cluster: 3 double crochet cluster, yo – yarn over

Special stitches:

2-dc cluster: this cluster is worked into a chain stitch, *yarn over, insert hook into the specified chain stitch, yarn over and draw through two loops on your hook* repeat from *to* a second time, yarn over and draw the loop through all 3 loops on the hook

3-dc cluster: this cluster is worked across 3 double crochet stitches, *yarn over, insert hook into the next dc, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook* repeat from *to* for the next two double crochet stitches, yarn over and draw through all four loops remaining on the hook (Dedri has a great photo tutorial for this 3-dc cluster if you want to take a peak)

Note about Colour Changes:

If you wish to make the colour change as I did in my version of the hat, I introduced the new colour on the last yarn over of the last double crochet stitch for R10. I continued with this colour until the last yarn over, of the last double crochet stitch in R12; where I went back to my main hat colour.

For the edging, I introduced the new colour on the last yarn over of the last double crochet of R15.

Gauge: 3 stitches/inch and 2 rounds/inch (this measurement is taken in the double crochet rounds after the increase rounds – i.e. when you are working ‘even’)

Adult Woman: 8.25″ height, 21″ circumference to fit up to 23″ head size.

This hat reaches almost to the base of the earlobe. If you wish it to reach a little lower on the neck, add an extra round (or two) in the repeat section (R8-10) – remember each 2 additional rounds will add approximately 1-inch to the total height of the hat.

*ch-2 and sl st to join do not count as stitches, now and throughout.

R1: 10 dc in a magic ring, sl st to 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (1 dc in the first st, 2 dc in the next st) x 10, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (1 dc in each of the first 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st) x 10, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (1 dc in each of the first 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st) x 10, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (1 dc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st) x 10, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]
R7: ch 2, (1 dc in each of the first 19 sts, 2 dc in the next st) x 3, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [63]
R8-10: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [63]

R11: turn, ch 2, dc in the first dc and ch 3. Crochet a 2-dc cluster in the third chain
from the hook. *Crochet a 3-dc cluster over the next 3-dc, ch 3, crochet a 2-dc cluster in the 3rd chain from the hook.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the last 2 dc sts of the round. *Yo hook, insert hook
into the next dc, pull up one loop, YO and draw through 2 loops* repeat from * to * in the last dc of the round, YO and draw through remaining 3 loops on the hook. Sl st into the initial double crochet of the round to join. [21, 2-dc cluster stitches and 21, 3-dc cluster stitches]

R12: turn, ch 3, dc in the first st (not the sl st), *skip the ch-3 space, 3 dc in the next 3-dc cluster* around to the last ch-3 space. Skip the last ch-3 space, crochet 2 dc in the last dc of the round, sl st into the initial dc to join. [21 sets of 3 dc sts]

R13: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [63]
R14-R15: repeat R13

R16: turn, ch 2, dc in the 1st dc and ch 3. Crochet a 2-dc cluster in the third chain from the hook. *Crochet a 3-dc cluster over the next 3-dc, ch 3, crochet a 2-dc cluster in the 3rd chain from the hook.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the last 2 dc sts of the round. *Yo hook, insert hook into the next dc, pull up one loop, YO and draw through 2 loops* repeat from * to * in the last dc of the round, YO and draw through remaining 3 loops on the hook. Sl st into the initial double crochet of the round to join. [21, 2-dc cluster stitches and 21, 3-dc cluster stitches] Finish off.

I hope you love this new version of the Simply Pink Newborn hat 🙂

I received a few requests to make a women’s version for donation purposes for chemotherapy patients.

There are a few minor changes from the original design.

I love how the Red Heart Soft Yarn gives this hat such a soft and feminine look. The pattern works up very quickly and can be crocheted in one solid colour or even variegated yarn.

YouTube Videos are Now Available:

Part 1

Round 1 – 10

Part 2

Round 11 – 16

currently uploading to YouTube

 

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  1. I wish you had part 1 &2 in a written patter to beside the video . If you do I. Would like to have them ,I can do it while watching to. I can’if I have to watch a video pluse i’am not good watching video and doing it. ThNK YOU JUdy Mabile

    I did help please have it written

  2. I wish you had part 1 &2 in a written patter to beside the video . If you do I. Would like to have them ,I can do it while watching to. I can’if I have to watch a video pluse i’am not good watching video and doing it. ThNK YOU JUdy Mabile

  3. Love the pattern but hate changing colors so mine ar3 obe color. Still k
    Looks great. Thanks, going to try ur blurpe shell hat next.

  4. Love the colors used as well as the stitch pattern. It looks feminine yet has warmth as well as style.

  5. This hat is gorgeous and I can hardly wait to make it. I like the name you chose for it, too. Perfect for a chemo hat for donation.

  6. Thank you Rhonda foer all your great patterns, I would like to invite you to my site at stitchinshishums.com & check it out and if you like show some love on pinterest, facebook, twitter etc. I need traffic and let me know what you think of the 2 little patterns I have so far. Sorry about the mess but Im working on gettin it cleaned up. I hope to be posting more there real soon

    thanks for your support and I love your site and cant wait to see your post everyday!!

    Susanne

  7. Hi Dana, I emailed you an image showing R11. I have added this pattern to my list to make a video about too 🙂 Hope the image helps! Rhondda

  8. Hi Rhonda, I am struggling with Row 11 (where you add a second color) and I just can’t seem to figure it out. I don’t know if you have ever put anything on you tube but this is such a pretty hat a you tube video would be great. If you could help me to understand row 11 and 12 that would be awesome.

  9. Hi Rhonda, I am trying to make this beautiful hat but I am stuck on row 11. I am wondering if you can help me with a pic or video. Thanks

  10. Hi Tori,

    At the end of R10 be sure you have 63 stitches not counting the ch 2 or the slip stitch to join. Now when you turn to begin R11 be sure to SKIP over the slip stitch you joined with because we do not work into it.

    I’m currently crocheting R9-12 so I can see where you might be stuck. Didn’t want to wait until I was done in case you were waiting!

    Be back in a few more minutes,
    Rhondda

  11. Hello Rhonda, I’m stuck on round 11. No matter what I do, I still have 5 stitches left at the end of the ? I have done this and riooed it out several times.. I’m counting. My 19 carefully each time.. Please help!

  12. Hi Maria! I apologize I seem to have missed your first message from Feb 1!

    Here’s round 12 in, I hope, an easier to understand way:

    Chain 3 and dc into the first dc of the round (it is the one you just slip stitched to at the end of R11). *Skip the first ch-3 space and work 3 dc stitches into the top of the next 3dc cluster* repeat from * to * around until you reach the final ch-3 space of the round. You skip this ch-3 space and work 2 dc into the last dc of the round. Sl st to the initial dc of the round to join.

    Hope this helps 🙂
    I plan on doing videos this year – my bronchitis has set me back a bit though as I am still coughing and find it difficult to talk for long periods of time – fingers crossed spring arrives soon!

    Rhondda

  13. Hi..Rhondda please please make a video tutorial about this beautiful hat, I love it, I’m trying to make it to give it to a friend that has Breast cancer it will be a beautiful give. I love this hat, but I got stuck , I need help with the line 12, I don’t understand, Please HELP” thank you so much, Maria 🙂

  14. Hi, Rhondda I love this hat, but I got stuck , i need help with the line 12, I don’t understand. thank you so much, Maria 🙂

  15. 3-dc cluster: this cluster is worked across 3 double crochet stitches, *yarn over, insert hook into the next dc, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook* repeat from *to* for the next two double crochet stitches, yarn over and draw through all four loops remaining on the hook (Dedri has a great photo tutorial for this 3-dc cluster if you want to take a peak)

  16. Okay so I’m also confused on this part. It says 3DC clusters over the 3 DC clusters. Do the cluster go under all one stitch or do i spread them out between three stitches?

  17. fabulous! am making it into a slouchy as they look better on me than beanies. love your designs. always fresh, unique and colorful. thanks so much. ou are one of the designers i recommend to my yarny friends.

  18. I have read through all of the notes in hopes I wouldn’t have to bother you but I am so stumped on row 11. I have taken it out many many times and for the life of me I cannot end up with the number of stiches on the row. Please simplify for me. I am self taught so I am limited. I want to make up these hats for all of the girls in my family for Christmas and can’t get rollling. Thanks for the pattern, love it. Is there a trick to making it a a little larger. Again thanks.

  19. This is a wonderful pattern, so well written and easy to follow! And it is absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing!

  20. I love your pattern, I made one for my mother-in-law, with a little lighter yarn, could manage to alter it, so it worked out great. Made some matching fingerless gloves with it as well. 🙂 Thank you so much for the pattern!

  21. I needed it in US terms, so no worries! Thank you for your quick response! Can’t wait to make it!

  22. Hi Tara,

    My patterns are written in US Terms 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions with making them into UK Terms – I’d be happy to help!

    All the best, Rhondda

  23. Is this in US or UK crochet terms? Just want to make certain before I begin!

  24. Hi Rhondda, I just discovered this hat and love it! I’m going to make it today (hopefully), It’s going to be a chemo cap and we are in Arizona so I’m using Sugar N Cream like Peg did last year. I’ll make her suggested changes in rounds 8-10 and let you know how it turns out 🙂

  25. I have just these colors of yarn and just made a scarf. I think this hat would go great with it.

  26. This is my favorite pattern. I hope someday to crochet well enough to make it!

  27. Thank you so much. I finally figured it out. I was misreading the pattern. Love it. Thank you for the pattern and your quick response.

  28. Hi GrammiZ – Chain 3 and dc into the first dc of the round (it is the one you just slip stitched to at the end of R11). *Skip the first ch-3 space and work 3 dc stitches into the top of the next 3dc cluster* repeat from * to * around until you reach the final ch-3 space of the round. You skip this ch-3 space and work 2 dc into the last dc of the round. Sl st to the initial dc of the round to join.

    Hope this helps 🙂
    Rhondda
    If you have a specific question, feel free to send me an email 🙂

  29. I am having a problem figuring out the instructions for row 12. Can you explain it a little simpler? I think I’m missing something. So far this has been great but I’m stuck!! HELP!!
    Signed,
    Lea.

  30. This is one that is for sure on my to do list. Of course you feel pretty silly, it is a pretty hat!

  31. One of my fav’s – I love beanies and this one is so pretty. I think the colors you chose are perfect.

  32. This is a lovely hat, will go into my Ravelry queue now! Thanks for the free pattern!

  33. Hi Geri, Thank you 🙂 Did you use Red Heart Soft Yarn or Red Heart Supersaver/ Red Heart with Love? Just for my own information 🙂 Maybe I should rewrite this for the heavier yarn – I wasn’t sure if it would be too heavy in the heavier worsted weight yarn 🙂 I’m happy you like the pattern! Rhondda

  34. Thanks so much for the hat pattern………Loved it ,made it, came out great! Used Red Heart……burgandy with pink trim…….little large, but am sure will fit someone……going to do two rows less on the top part of the pattern. It will also be good to wash an dry in dryer. thanks for taking the time to convert that baby pattern……thats a job in itself!!! Appreciate it!

  35. Oh good! I’m glad it worked!! Thank you for letting me know Peg 🙂 and I am happy I can help 🙂 I was hoping you would like the name 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  36. Ok Rhondda here is the final review. Sugar ‘n Cream yarn produced what I would consider a medium size hat. It was however getting a little too long. Hmm! I left out row 15’, had comes down a little lower on the neck which is ok. If I were to use this yarn again, I woul leave out a row or so of the repeat in rows 8-10. The feel is soft and summery. Thank you for reworking this pattern for me, and the name I Feel Pretty is perfect for a chemo hat.

  37. About half way finished. Not looking too large, we’ll see. It’s cotton, I can always shrink it. LOL!

  38. Hi Peg – I am worried that your hat might end up too large – Red Heart Soft is a very light worsted weight yarn. Let me know how it turns out if you have already started 🙂

  39. Hi Rhondda. I am using “Sugar’n Cream” cotton yarn – picked it up at Joann Fabric. It is listed as a worsted weight but is definitely a lighter weight to my feel, but not as light as a lightweight cotton. Will see how it turns out and I’ll let you know. Added plus was the price. Very inexpensive which is nice when you are making a lot of hats to donate.
    Will keep you posted. Thanks again. Peg

  40. Thank you Debbie 🙂 I’m happy you like this one – It is actually very cute on too – and comfortable.
    Rhondda
    PS Thank you for pinning it!

  41. Yeah! I’m so glad you like it Peg 🙂 Let me know how it works with the light cotton yarn – I don’t have a lot of light cotton yarns available here unless I go to a speciality shop – I wasn’t sure if the regular cotton might make it too heavy 🙂 Would love to see your finished hat :)Rhondda

  42. Love it, love it! Adding this one to my summer chemo cap patterns. Making it now with a soft cotton yarn. Should be pretty and cool.

  43. You know I’m pinning this one. Love it. Great job. Thanks so so much.