Ocean Sea Shells Hat Pattern in 11 Sizes

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Red Heart sent me free samples of the Red Heart Super Saver Ombre to try and I really love it – both the smooth color transitions and the beautiful sheen of the yarn. The yarn is not scratchy, it does not pile and it holds its stitch definition perfectly. You can substitute any Red Heart Super Saver yarn for the yarn I used in this pattern. You can read my full Crochet Yarn Review HERE.

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The first pattern I designed with this yarn is the Ocean Breeze Scarf, the May #SCARFOFTHEMONTHCLUB2017 Pattern. You can get this free pattern right here: Ocean Breeze Scarf. I used 1 full ball for the scarf and I still had one more ball available so I decided I’d work up some hat patterns for you 🙂 I will be sharing another pattern later this week for a second hat you can crochet with this yarn so stay tuned! Today, I’d like to share with you this new free crochet pattern available in 11 sizes (from Preemie to Adult), for my Ocean Sea Shells Hat.

Ocean Sea Shells Hat a Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes from Oombawka Design

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, 100 % Acrylic, (10 oz / 283 g; 482 yds/ 440 m), [4] Medium Weight Yarn, Color: True Blue (Yarn Care: Machine Wash and Dry). For the Child Size Hat I used 2.16 oz / 103.89 yds.
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Clover Amour Crochet Hook
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

Beginner-Easy

Finished Size

See sizes in the pattern instructions below.

Gauge

approximately 3 sets of (1 dc, 1 shell) in 5.5 inches

approximately 7 rows worked in the pattern in 4 inches

approximately 3 sc in 1 inch (band of hat)

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
dc – double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
shell – 5 dc worked in the same stitch
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
Xdc – Crossed Double Crochet
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes

  • This project is worked in rounds
  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 3 at the beginning of a round as a stitch until specified
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • length of hat is to the base of the earlobe; instructions have been included for mid-ear length as well.

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Ocean Sea Shells Hat - A Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes by Oombawka Design

Ocean Sea Shells Hat Pattern Instructions

Preemie

Finished hat size: 10″ circumference, 4.5″ height. To fit 12″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [33]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [6 shells, 5 dc; or 35 dc]

R5: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [5 shells, 6 dc; or 31 dc]

R6-7: Rep R4 and R5

R8: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each rem st around to the last st. 2 sc in the last st. [33 sc]

R9: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [33 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 6 and then continue to R8 and R9 to complete the hat.

Newborn

Finished hat size: 12″ circumference, 5″ height. To fit 14″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [39]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [7 shells, 6 dc; or 41 dc]

R6: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [6 shells, 7 dc; or 37 dc]

R7-8: Rep R5 and R6

R9: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each rem st around to the last st. 2 sc in the last st. [39 sc]

R10: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [39 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 7 and then continue to R9 and R10 to complete the hat.

0-3 months

Finished hat size: 14″ circumference, 6″ height. To fit 16″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [45]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [8 shells, 7 dc; 47 dc]

R6: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [7 shells, 8 dc; or 43 dc]

R7-10: Rep R5 and R6

R11: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each rem st around to the last st. 2 sc in the last st. [45 sc]

R12: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [45 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R11 and R12 to complete the hat.

3 mos – 6 months

Finished hat size: 15″ circumference, 6.25″ height. To fit 17″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [8 shells, 8 dc; or 48 dc]

R6: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [8 shells, 8 dc; or 48 dc]

R7-11: Rep R5 and R6

R12: 1 sc in each st around. [48 sc]

R13: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [48 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R12 and R13 to complete the hat.

6 mos – 12 months

Finished hat size: 16″ circumference, 6.75″ height. To fit 18″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [51]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [9 shells, 8 dc; 53 dc]

R7: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [8 shells, 9 dc; or 49 dc]

R8-11: Rep R6 and R7

R12: Rep R6

R13: Sk the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, sk the next st, 1 sc in each rem st around. [51 sc]

R14: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [51 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 10 and then continue to R13 and R14 to complete the hat.

12 mos – 24 months

Finished hat size: 17″ circumference, 7″ height. To fit 19″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [9 shells, 9 dc; or 54 dc]

R7: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [9 shells, 9 dc; or 54 dc]

R8-11: Rep R6 and R7

R12: Rep R6

R13: 1 sc in each st around. [54 sc]

R14: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [54 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 11 and then continue to R13 and R14 to complete the hat.

Toddler (3-5 years)

Finished hat size: 18″ circumference, 7.5 ” height. To fit 20″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [57]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [10 shells, 9 dc; 59 dc]

R7: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [9 shells, 10 dc; or 55 dc]

R8-11: Rep R6 and R7

R12: Rep R6

R13: Sk the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, sk the next st, 1 sc in each rem st around. [57 sc]

R14: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [57 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 11 and then continue to R14 and R15 to complete the hat.

Child (7-10 years)

Finished hat size: 19″ circumference, 8 ” height. To fit 21″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [10 shells, 10 dc; or 60 dc]

R7: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [10 shells, 10 dc; or 60 dc]

R8-13: Rep R6 and R7

R14: Rep R6

R15: 1 sc in each st around (you do not need to join at the end of this round). [60 sc]

R16: 1 sc in the bl of each sc around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [60 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 12 and then continue to R15 and R16 to complete the hat.

Small Adult (Teen)

Finished hat size: 20″ circumference, 8.25 ” height. To fit 22″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [63]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [11 shells, 10 dc; 65 dc]

R8: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [10 shells, 11 dc; or 61 dc]

R9-14: Rep R7 and R8

R15: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each rem st around to the last st. 2 sc in the last st. [63 sc]

R16: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [63 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 12 and then continue to R15 and R16 to complete the hat.

Medium Adult (Woman)

Finished hat size: 21″ circumference, 8.75 ” height. To fit 23″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [11 shells, 11 dc; or 66 dc]

R8: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [11 shells, 11 dc; or 66 dc]

R9-14: Rep R7 and R8

R15: Rep R7

R16: 1 sc in each st around. [66 sc]

R17: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [66 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 13 and then continue to R16 and  R17 to complete the hat.

Large Adult (Men)

Finished hat size: 22″ circumference, 9″ height. To fit 24″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [69]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout) and work 4 more dc in the same st. Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 shells, 11 dc; 71 dc]

R8: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st. *Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around.  Sk 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, sk 2 sts. Sl st to the top of the initial dc to join. [11 shells, 12 dc; or 67 dc]

R9-16: Rep R7 and R8

R17: Rep R7

R18: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each rem st around to the last st. 2 sc in the last st. [69 sc]

R19: 1 sc in bl of each st around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [69 sc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 14 and then continue to R18 and R19 to complete the hat.

Ocean Sea Shells Hat - A Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes by Oombawka Design

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Monica, Thanks! Numbering error (round 8 was actually round 7). I’ve updated the numbers. Thank you for letting me know!! Have a great week, Rhondda

  2. How do I find the PDf to download the patterns for the hats.

    PleasE help

  3. I must have missed it when I was copying and pasting from the row before. Thank you for catching this Katie! Have a great week, Rhondda