Free Seamless Double Crochet Hat Pattern

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Last year I wrote a pattern which included how you can make one of my double crochet hats ‘seamless’ in a simple way. Since that time I have received a number of email requests asking me for the seamless version of my Basic Bulky Beanie pattern. I decided to make it easier for all of us I’d write the original pattern out again, using my seamless method. This way you have a pattern to reference for each size instead of needing to scroll through all the comments on the original post looking for my seamless instructions, one size at a time.

If you do not like my seamless option (I know there are some crocheters in this camp too and that is totally ok!) please click to the ‘traditional’ BBB (Basic Bulky Beanie) pattern for the double crochet hat using a slip stitch to join and ch 3 method. Link >The Basic Bulky Beanie<

This design is crocheted with yarn I received from Red Heart last year and it is yarn I totally love. If you choose to use Red Heart Soft Essentials – it is super soft and holds it’s shape beautifully. It isn’t too heavy either – it has movement – and you will love how it looks and feels.

These hats will make perfect chemo hats and preemie caps. I have included sizes preemie to adult large AND two lengths to allow you to choose if you want it to reach the base of your earlobes or mid ear. I hope you get the chance to try this yarn – I suspect you will love it just as much as I do!

Free Seamless Double Crochet Bulky Hat Pattern

Seamless Double Crochet Bulky Hat

For any of my hat patterns that I have started with a double magic ring (see this tutorial) you can just as easily crochet a regular magic ring or begin by crocheting a chain-3 and slip stitch to join to the first chain to form a ring and then work your stitches directly into that ring.

 Supplies

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER

Finished Size

Sizes range from Preemie to Adult Large – remember if you have a head to measure – measure it because the sizes are based on average ranges and not everyone conforms to the ‘average’ sizes.

Gauge

10 dc = 4 inches; 8 rounds = 5 inches (6.4 rounds = 4 inches)

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
DMR – double magic ring (see tutorials below)
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – 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

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Changing Colours on the Last Yarn Over

Double Magic Ring

Notes

  • this design is worked in my seamless technique, which is worked in a spiral without slip stitches to join and without chain stitches
  • you may wish to use a stitch marker to mark your place at the beginning of the round
  • there will be a small difference in height at the very last stitch of the hat; however using the invisible join technique to finish off makes it almost invisible
  • once the hat is on a being worn on a head you will find it difficult to find that last stitch – and you have the added bonus that there will be no seam down the back of the hat
  • length of hat is to the base of the earlobe; instructions have been included for mid-ear length as well.

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Seamless Double Crochet Bulky Hat Pattern Instructions

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Seamless Double Crochet Bulky Hat

Preemie

To Fit: 12 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 4.5 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc [12]

R2:  2 dc in each st around [24]

R3: 2 dc in the first st; 1 dc in each rem st around. [25]

R4: 1 dc in each st around. [25]

R5-R7: rep R4; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [25]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R6.

Newborn

To Fit: 13.5 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 5 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

R3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. [29]

R4: 1 dc in each st around. [29]

R5-R8: rep R4; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [29]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R7.

Size 0-3 months

To Fit: 16 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 6 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

R3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 11 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. [35]

R4: 1 dc in each st around. [35]

R5-R10: rep R4 [35]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R9.

Size 3-6 months

To Fit: 17 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 6.25 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc,  11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

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

R4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. [38]

R5: 1 dc in each st around.  [38]

R6-R10: rep R5 [38]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R9.

Size: 6-12 months

To Fit: 18 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 6.75 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

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

R4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. [40]

R5: 1 dc in each st around. [40]

R6-R11: rep R5 [40]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R10.

Size: 12-24 months

To Fit: 19 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 7 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around.[24]

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

R4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 7 times.  1 dc in each rem st around. [43]

R5: 1 dc in each st around. [43]

R6-R11: rep R5 [43]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R10.

Size: 3-6 years

To Fit: 20 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 7.5 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

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

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

R5: 1 dc in each st around.[45]

R6-R12: rep R5 [45]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R11.

Size: 7-10 years

To Fit: 20 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 8 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2:  2 dc in each st around. [24]

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

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

R5: 1 dc in each st around. [48]

R6-R13: rep R5 [48]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R12.

Size: Adult Small

To Fit: 22 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 8.25 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc,. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

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

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

R5:  *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 23 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. [50]

R6: 1 dc in each st around. [50]

R7-R13: rep R6 [50]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R12.

Size: Adult Medium

To Fit: 23 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 8.75 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

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

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

R5:  *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. [55]

R6: 1 dc in each st around. [55]

R7-R13: rep R6 [55]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R12.

Size: Adult Large

To Fit: 24 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 9 inches

R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

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

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

R5: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around.  [58]

R6: 1 dc in each st around.  [58]

R7-R14: rep R6 [58]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R13.

Seamless Double Crochet Bulky Hat


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11 Comments

  1. Hi Edith, Try this:
    To Fit: 25 inches Head Circumference
    Finished Length: 9 inches

    R1: DMR: 1 sc, 11 dc. [12]

    R2: 2 dc in each st around. [24]

    R3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** 12 times. [36]

    R4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** 12 times. [48]

    R5: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Workp from * to ** 12 times.  [60]

    R6: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 29 sts**. Work from * to ** 2 times. [62]

    R7-R13: 1 dc in each st around. [62]

    R14: 1 dc in each of the next 60 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [62]

    Finish off with an invisible join. Or a tight slip stitch.

    If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop after R13.

    10 dc = 4 inches
    8 rounds = 5 inches

    If you are using a different yarn you might prefer my new Seamless Double Crochet Hat Pattern. It uses King Cole Drifter Chunky. Here’s the post link: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/simple-seamless-double-crochet-hat/

    All the best, Rhondda

  2. Hello,

    My son’s head is 25″. Do you have a pattern for that size?

    Thank you,

    Edith

  3. Hi Edith, What is the size head of the person you are trying to make a hat for? measured around the forehead in inches? Thanks, Rhondda

  4. Hello,

    Thank you this is a wonderful pattern. Can you give me the pattern for extra large?

  5. Hi there!

    I love the no seam pattern. I am looking for your best recommendation for changing colours for the brim. I feel like every way I have tried it is quite noticeable!

    I am looking to change for one row of double crochet and the fpdc and bpdc
    Thanks in advance 🙂

  6. Hi Nicola! Yes the sc is single crochet. The double magic ring tutorial shows you how to make the double magic ring. Once you make the ring you need to follow the instructions in the pattern (for example for this pattern 1 sc, and 11 dc) which you work into the ring. The demonstration shows you how to work stitches into the ring. Please substitute with the stitches in the pattern you are following. I did not film a full video to demonstrate how to crochet this specific hat – I used the demo video for the part of the pattern I was trying to show you how to do. If you prefer you can make a magic ring instead or chain 3 stitches and slip stitch to form a ring and then work into that. I apologize that sc wasn’t included in my abbreviation list. I’m happy you let me know so I could fix it! Have a great day. Rhondda

  7. The first line of the pattern calls for DMR: sc, 12 dc. Presumably, sc is a single crochet, though it isn’t included in the list of abbreviations at the top of the page, and the DMR tutorial shows 3 chains into the ring then 12 dc – no mention of a single crochet. Is this a single crochet into the ring followed by the dc’s?

  8. I am just starting to crochet and need help. I have seen MR and now DMR but do not know what it means. They are not included under abbreviations. Can you help me out?

  9. The link for Ravelry is not working and i would like to be able to save this hat pattern in my favorites. Can you help with this issue?