My Little Black Hat Pattern- Cotton Crochet Hat Pattern

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Mya’s little black hat was quite popular and I received many requests for the hat to be released in other sizes! This free pattern includes size from preemie to adult large. My Little Black Hat Pattern is crocheted with medium weight [4] cotton yarn and is an easy crochet pattern.

If you would like the free pattern for the matching cowl please visit this post: My Little Black Cowl

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My Little Black Hat Pattern

This is Mya’s Little Black Hat Pattern, resized for sizes preemie to Adult Large. Perfect for summertime and for chemo caps because it is designed to be crocheted with cotton yarn.

Supplies

    • YarnRed Heart: Creme de la Creme. 2.5oz / 70.9g and 125 yards. 100% Combed Cotton. [4] Medium Weight Yarn. Machine Wash Gentle. Color: Black – if this yarn is unavailable in your area, Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or Lily Sugar n’ Creme Yarn are suitable substitutes
    • Hook: 5 mm (H) Furls Streamline (Ebony)
    • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)


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Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

see the specific sizes listed in the pattern instructions

Gauge

approximately 12 stitches in 4 inches; 13 rounds in 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 of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

bl – back loop
ch – chain
cl – cluster
DMR – double magic ring
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Special Stitches (photo tutorial at the very end of this post: My Little Black Cowl)

Cluster: *yarn over the hook, insert hook into the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on the hook to complete the cluster.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Double Magic Ring

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Invisible Join demonstrated in this video at this specific video frame: Invisible Join Video

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Preemie
Newborn
0-3 months
3-6 months
6-12 months
12-24 months
3-5 years
6-10 years
Adult Small
Adult Medium
Adult Large

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My Little Black Hat Pattern Instructions

Preemie
To Fit: 12″ head circumference, finished length approximately 4.5″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R10 and then work the 2 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 15 times. [30]

R7-12 : Rep R6 [30]

R13-14: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [30]

Newborn
To Fit: 13.5″ head circumference, finished length approximately 5.00″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R11 and then work the 2 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st** 6 times. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 18 times. [36]

R8-13 : Rep R7 [36]

R14-15: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [36]

0-3 months
To Fit: 16″ head circumference, finished length approximately 6.00″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R13 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 21 times. [42]

R9-16 : Rep R8 [42]

R17-19: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [42]

3-6 months
To Fit: 17″ head circumference, finished length approximately 6.25″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R13 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. *1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** for the remaining stitches around. [46]

R9: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 23 times. [46]

R10-16 : Rep R9 [46]

R17-19: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [46]

6-12 months
To Fit: 18″ head circumference, finished length approximately 6.75″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R14 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [48]

R9: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 24 times. [48]

R10-17: Rep R9 [48]

R18-20: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [48]

12-24 months
To Fit: 19″ head circumference, finished length approximately 7.00″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R15 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [48]

R9: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. *1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** for the remaining stitches. [52]

R10: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 26 times. [52]

R11-18: Rep R10 [52]

R19-21: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [52]

3-5 years
To Fit: 20″ head circumference, finished length approximately 7.50″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R16 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [48]

R9: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [54]

R10: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 27 times. [54]

R11-19 : Rep R10 [54]

R20-22: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [54]

6-10 years
To Fit: 21″ head circumference, finished length approximately 8.00″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R17 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [48]

R9: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next s**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [54]

R10: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. *1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** for the remaining stitches around. [58]

R11: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 29 times. [58]

R12-20 : Rep R11 [58]

R21-23: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [58]

Adult Small
To Fit: 22″ head circumference, finished length approximately 8.25″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R18 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [48]

R9: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [54]

R10: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next s**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [60]

R11:*1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 30 times. [60]

R12-21: Rep R11 [60]

R22-24: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [60]

Adult Medium
To Fit: 23″ head circumference, finished length approximately 8.75″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R19 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [48]

R9: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [54]

R10: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [60]

R11: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. *1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** for the remaining stitches around. [62]

R12: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next  st**. Rep from * to ** 31 times. [62]

R13-22 : Rep R12 [62]

R23-25: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [62]

Adult Large
To Fit: 24″ head circumference, finished length approximately 9″
To Make a Mid-Ear Length Hat instead, stop after R20 and then work the 3 rounds of blsc to finish.

R1: DMR: 6 sc  [6]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [12]

R3: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [30]

R6: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [42]

R8: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [48]

R9: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [54]

R10: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [60]

R11: *2 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [66]

R12: *1 sc in the first st, 1 cluster in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 33 times. [66]

R13-23 : Rep R12 (66)

R24-26: 1 bl sc in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. (66)

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25 Comments

  1. Hi Patty, I can do a cowl to go with it – since it is worked in the round to give the stitch this appearance – or I can do a scarf where it has fringe on both ends and we have to cut and rejoin at the beginning of each row. Let me see what I can come up with – we have our Scarf of the Month Club Post this weekend. I have a triangle scarf ready but if I have time this week I will try to work this one up instead. I’m happy you like the hat design – I love the texture too!! All the best, Rhondda

  2. Have you ever made a scarf to match the hat? I made the hat in Universal Yarn’s Classic Frenzy Urban Transit. I love the design for this yarn and would like to make a matching scarf. Any suggestions?

  3. Hi Daisy 🙂 If the pattern doesn’t specify to do that then don’t 🙂 I don’t like the seam it makes when we do the slip stitch to join so I usually design my patterns in continuous spirals/rounds and use a stitch marker (paperclip or safety pin) to mark the first stitch of each round. Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  4. Do u slip stitch to join,and do u chain 1 at the start each time? I’m a newbie ,absolutely in love with the look of this hat

  5. I’m happy you like it Angie 🙂 Thank you for trying the pattern! and for letting me know R19 worked for you too!! All the best, Rhondda

  6. I used black worsted and size 5 hook it looks great. I should have stopped at row 19 as advised above and then started brim. My daughter loves her hat. I’m making 2 more for myself and oldest daughter in different colors. The black is beautiful. I can see myself wearing this is other colors too. Thank you for your patterns.

  7. If I use worsted weight yarn for this hat what size hook do I need to use?

  8. Hi Kelli, Unless indicated please do not sl st to join or ch1 at the end of each row. I will always indicate if this is necessary as I prefer not to use the method as it makes a line up the back of the hat. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  9. On your pattern for THE LITTLE BLACK HAT, is this worked in the round, or do you join to first stitch and chain one. Thank you!

  10. Hi Diane,

    Thank you! I really love My Little Black Hat. It is so comfortable and the cotton makes it cool – not over warm to wear.

  11. Can youplease put jump links in at the top of the page for the various sizes? It would make the page much more usable!

    I plan on making a load of these for my local cancer Centre!

  12. Thank you for the pattern. I’ve just started crocheting again and need quick projects to get back into the stitch rhythm.