Lilian Hat Pattern

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Happy Saturday Crocheters! The Lilian Hat Pattern is another easy crochet hat pattern for you to make.

This crochet hat is available in sizes Preemie to Adult Large and is worked from the top-down, in joined rounds.

The stitch pattern used is called the lemon peel stitch (aka the griddle stitch) and is created by working single crochet and double crochet stitches in a simple repeat.

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Lilian Hat Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

This hat is designed between mid-ear and the base of the earlobe.

Preemie height 4.25 inches X 10 inches circumference

Newborn height 4.9 inches X 12 inches circumference

0-3 months height 5.9 inches X 14 inches circumference

3-6 months height 6.25 inches X 15 inches circumference

6-12 months height 6.6 inches X 16 inches circumference

12-24 months height 6.9 inches X 17 inches circumference

Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 7.25 inches X 18 inches circumference

Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 8 inches X 19 inches circumference

Teen Hat height 8 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 8.6 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) height 9 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 13 sts per 4 inches and 12 rows worked in pattern 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

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

rem – remaining

Rnd – round

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

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: 2 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • Crochet stitch pattern : Griddle Stitch aka Lemon Peel Stitch
  • The initial ch-3 does not count as stitch unless specified.
  • 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 3 rounds you add with the stitch pattern, will add approximately 1-inch of height to the hat. 
  • If you would like to add a little bit more height to the hat, work an additional round (or two) of sc in the back loop only. 
  • 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 worked in the round. You may substitute a magic ring (magic circle), or a chain 3 and slip to form a ring, if you prefer.

Lilian Hat Pattern

Lilian Crochet Hat Pattern Instructions

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

Preemie Lilian Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [32 dc]

Rnd 4: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [16 sc, 16 dc]

Rnd 5-Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 4

Rnd 10:  *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do not turn. [16 sc, 16 dc]

Rnd 11: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [32 sc]

Rnd 12: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [32 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Newborn Lilian Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [40 dc]

Rnd 5: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [20 sc, 20 dc]

Rnd 6-Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 5

Rnd 11: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [40 sc]

Rnd 12: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [40 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

0-3 months baby Lilian Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [46 dc]

Rnd 5: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [23 sc, 23 dc]

Rnd 6-Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 5

Rnd 15:  *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do not turn. [16 sc, 16 dc]

Rnd 16: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [46 sc]

Rnd 17: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [46 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

3-6 months baby Lilian Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [24 sc, 24 dc]

Rnd 6-Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 5

Rnd 17: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [48 sc]

Rnd 18: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [48 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months baby Lilian Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [52 dc]

Rnd 6: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn.  [26 sc, 26 dc]

Rnd 7-Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 18: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [52 sc]

Rnd 19: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [52 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months baby Lilian Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [56 dc]

Rnd 6: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [28 sc, 28 dc]

Rnd 7-Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 18: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [28 sc, 28 dc]

Rnd 19: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [56 sc]

Rnd 20: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [56 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child Lilian Hat (Age 3-5 years)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [58 dc]

Rnd 6: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [29 sc, 29 dc]

Rnd 7-Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 20: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [58 sc]

Rnd 21: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [58 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Lilian Hat (Age 6-10 years)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 29 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [62 dc]

Rnd 7: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [31 sc, 31 dc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 21: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1,  do not turn. [31 sc, 31 dc]

Rnd 22: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [62 sc]

Rnd 23: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [62 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Lilian Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [66 dc]

Rnd 7: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [33 sc, 33 dc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 22: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [66 sc]

Rnd 23: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [66 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Lilian Hat (Medium)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts**. Work from * to ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [68 dc]

Rnd 7: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn.  [34 sc, 34 dc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 23:  *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn.  [34 sc, 34 dc]

Rnd 24: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [66 sc]

Rnd 25: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [66 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Lilian Hat (Large)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. Ch 1. [72 dc]

Rnd 7: (RS) *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, turn. [36 sc, 36 dc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 25: 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Ch 1, do NOT turn. [72 sc]

Rnd 26: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [72 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

Lilian Crochet Hat Pattern

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4 Comments

  1. My goodness she was a tiny baby! I think she would love that you are crocheting and donating to charity. She has a part in everything you make and do ♥ Blessings, Rhondda

  2. Lillian was my Grandmother’s name. She helped me with my crochet. In fact the first crocheted item I ever made was for her. (it was a mess but she didn’t mind) In 1903 my gram was born weighing 3 pounds. So I will make the preemie size hat and happily donate them to charity in my Gram’s honor. Thanks so much Rhondda

  3. Hi Rebecca, we chain 1 at the end of each round before we turn to begin the next round. You do not need to chain any extra stitches at the beginning of the round. All the best, Rhondda

  4. Once you start the stitch pattern for the hat, do you chain 1 to start a new round?