Love This Hat Pattern

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What can I make with just one ball of yarn? You can crochet my Love this Hat Pattern! This easy to crochet hat is worked from the bottom-up in one piece. It has great texture and the Love this Hat Pattern is available in 8 sizes. To complete the project you will need just one ball of yarn and a couple hours of time.

Learn more about the yarn I used for my Love this Hat and find the full written pattern available for free in my post below.

This easy to crochet hat is worked from the bottom-up in one piece. It has great texture and the Love this Hat Pattern is available in 8 sizes. To complete the project you will need just one ball of yarn and a couple hours of time.

Love This Hat Crochet Pattern

Disclosure: The yarn used for this project was given to me by Knitpal.

The Yarn

The yarn used for this project was given to me by KnitPal.

KnitPal Grape Cotton to the Core Worsted

Cotton to the Core Worsted is a Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a blend of 65% cotton and 35% acrylic. This yarn is created by combining a unique cotton netting with a super soft acrylic yarn core. The result is a durable yarn with a fuzzy halo.

The distinctive fiberfill netting construction creates an airy fabric with a fuzzy halo and fabulous stitch definition.

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I love how this yarn looks and feels.

The stitch definition is amazing with this yarn. I’m not sure if it is because the halo sort of outlines each stitch, or that it is because of the color I chose I love the way my stitches look.

I’ve used it before to make a beautiful blanket. You can see that project here: Darkness Blanket Pattern

With just one ball of KnitPal Cotton to the Core Worsted yarn you can make my Love this Hat in any of the 8 included sizes.

See the other colors available in the Cotton to the Core line here.

Check out all the KnitPal yarns available in their online shop here.

Love This Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: KnitPal: Cotton to the Core Worsted. 3.52 oz (100 g) and 218 yds (199 m). 65% Cotton, 35% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash at 27C/80F. Do not tumble dry. Lay flat to dry.
  • Color: 1 skein Grape Purple
  • Crochet Hooks: 4 mm (G) and 5 mm (H)
  • Finished Project: Adult Small (Teen) Hat: 2.18 oz (62 g) and 135 yds (123 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle), Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Calculated yardage and weight of remaining sizes:
    • 3-6 months: 0.95 oz (27 g) and 58 yds (53 m)
    • 6-12 months: 1.13 oz (32 g) and 70 yds (64 m)
    • 12-24 months: 1.34 oz (38 g) and 83 yds (76 m)
    • Small Child (3-5 years): 1.52 oz (43 g) and 93 yds (85 m)
    • Child (6-10 years): 1.9 oz (54 g) and 118 yds (108 m)
    • Teen: sample size given above as measured 
    • Adult Medium: 2.4 oz (68 g) and 148 yds (135 m)
    • Adult Large: 2.96 oz (84 g) and 184 yds (168 m)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

This hat is designed to reach to the base of the earlobe.

The circumference listed is the hat body size. The hat band will be shorter but it will stretch to the size needed for the head circumference because it is worked in a rib stitch.

  • 3-6 months height 6.25 inches X 15 inches circumference
  • 6-12 months height 6.75 inches X 16 inches circumference
  • 12-24 months height 7.25 inches X 17 inches circumference
  • Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 7.5 inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 8.25 inches X 19 inches circumference
  • Teen Hat height 9 inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 9.5 inches X 21 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 11 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

  • Hat Band: Approximately 4 sc in 1 inch and 18 rows per 4 inches
  • Hat Body: Approximately 6 sts per 3 inches and 8 rows per 3 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

Crochet Stitch Dictionary
US Terminology used

  • bl – back loop
  • ch – chain 
  • ch1sp – chain 1 space
  • cl-dec – cluster decrease (*see special stitches)
  • dec – decrease
  • g – grams
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdc3tog-cl – half double crochet 3 together cluster (*see special stitches)
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • Rnd – round
  • rem – remaining
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * 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 Stitches

First Round of hdc3tog-cl

This cluster stitch begins in the same st as the last st that was worked. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same st as the last st that was worked, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop.  You now have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on your hook then ch 1 to complete the stitch.

hdc3tog-cl

This cluster stitch begins in the same st as the last st that was worked. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same st as the last st that was worked, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next ch1sp, yarn over and pull up 1 loop.  You now have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on your hook then ch 1 to complete the stitch.

Cl-dec

This cluster decrease stitch combines 2 hdc3tog-cl into a single stitch.

This cluster stitch begins in the same st as the last st that was worked. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same st as the last st that was worked, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook (STEP 1). Sk the ch1sp. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 5 loops on your hook (STEP 2). Sk the next ch1sp. Yarn over and insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 7 loops on your hook (STEP 3). Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on your hook, then ch 1 to complete the stitch (STEP 4).

This easy to crochet hat is worked from the bottom-up in one piece. It has great texture and the Love this Hat Pattern is available in 8 sizes. To complete the project you will need just one ball of yarn and a couple hours of time.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

This easy to crochet hat is worked from the bottom-up in one piece. It has great texture and the Love this Hat Pattern is available in 8 sizes. To complete the project you will need just one ball of yarn and a couple hours of time.

Love This Hat Pattern

This project is crocheted from the bottom to the top in one piece.

3-6 months Baby Love This Hat Pattern

3-6 months Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 5, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R2-R59: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R59 together, with R59 on top. Work R60 through the bl of R59 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R60: 1 sl st in each st across. [4 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

3-6 months Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [60 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in the next st. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [20 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 11–Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [10 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 14: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [5 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months Love This Hat Pattern

6-12 months Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 5, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

R2-R63: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [4 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R63 together, with R63 on top. Work R64 through the bl of R63 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R64: 1 sl st in each st across. [4 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

6-12 months Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [64 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [32 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [24 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 12–Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [12 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 15: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [6 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months Love This Hat Pattern

12-24 months Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 7, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

R2-R67: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R67 together, with R67 on top. Work R68 through the bl of R67 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R68: 1 sl st in each st across. [6 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

12-24 months Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [68 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [34 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in the next st. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in the next st**. Work from * to ** around to the last st. Hdc3tog-cl in the last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [23 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 11–Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, cl-dec around to the last st. Hdc3tog-cl in the last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [12 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 15: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [6 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child (3-5 years) Love This Hat Pattern

Small Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 7, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

R2–R71: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [6 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R71 together, with R71 on top. Work R72 through the bl of R71 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R72: 1 sl st in each st across. [6 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Small Child Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [72 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [36 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [27 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 11–Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, cl-dec around to the last st. Hdc3tog-cl in the last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [14 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 15: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [7 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 14. [4 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child (6-10 years) Love This Hat Pattern

Child Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 10, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

R2–R75: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R75 together, with R75 on top. Work R76 through the bl of R75 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R76: 1 sl st in each st across. [9 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Child Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [76 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [38 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. Hdc3tog-cl in each of the last 2 sts. Sl st to the first st to join. [29 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 11–Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, cl-dec around to last st. Hdc3tog-cl in last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [15 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 14. [8 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 16: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [4 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Love This Hat Pattern

Teen Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 10, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

R2–R79: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R79 together, with R79 on top. Work R80 through the bl of R79 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R80: 1 sl st in each st across. [9 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Teen Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [80 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [40 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [30 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 12–Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [15 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 17: Ch 1, cl-dec around to the last st. Hdc3tog-cl in the last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [8 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 16. [4 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Medium) Love This Hat Pattern

Adult (Medium) Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 10, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

R2–R83: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R83 together, with R83 on top. Work R84 through the bl of R83 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R84: 1 sl st in each st across. [9 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Adult (Medium) Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [84 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [42 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around to the last 2 sts. Hdc3tog-cl in each of the last 2 sts. Sl st to the first st to join. [32 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 12–Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, cl-dec around. Sl st to the first st to join. [16 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 17. [8 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 17. [4 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

 Adult (Large) Love This Hat Pattern

Adult (Large) Hat Band

The hat band is crocheted in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 10, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

R2–R87: 1 sc in the bl of each st across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [9 sc]

Bring the edges of R1 and R87 together, with R87 on top. Work R88 through the bl of R87 and through the rem loop of R1 at the same time.

R88: 1 sl st in each st across. [9 sl st]

Do not finish off. Proceed to the Hat Body instructions below.

Adult (Large) Hat Body

The hat body is crocheted in joined rounds.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each row end around, sl st to the first st to join. [88 sc]

Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, hdc3tog-cl st around, ending in same st as first hdc3tog-cl. Sl st to the first st to join. [44 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 3–Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts. *Cl-dec, hdc3tog-cl in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first st to join. [33 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 16–Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 21: Ch 1, cl-dec around to the last st. Hdc3tog-cl in the last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [17 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 21. [9 hdc3tog-cl]

Rnd 23: Rep Rnd 21. [5 hdc3tog-cl]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions for all Sizes

  • Finish off leaving an 8 to 10 inch tail of yarn.
  • Close the top of the hat by weaving your yarn end through the last round of stitches and cinching the top closed. See this tutorial for help.
  • Weave in ends.

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This easy to crochet hat is worked from the bottom-up in one piece. It has great texture and the Love this Hat Pattern is available in 8 sizes. To complete the project you will need just one ball of yarn and a couple hours of time.

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  1. I am confused. The directions say to skip the ch1 sp but the pictures look like you have worked into the ch1 sp.