Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern.

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This Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern is worked in rounds, from the top-down. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook for this project. This easy-to-understand, beginners-friendly crochet beanie pattern is available for free in my post below and includes all published sizes, from baby to adult large.

Along with detailed written instructions for this easy crochet hat pattern, I have included links to patterns for other quick hat patterns in different yarn weights. So if you are searching for a DK Weight / Light Weight Yarn hat for donation purposes (chemo caps, preemie caps and newborn hats) or a Chunky Beanie with Bulky Weight Yarn, there are options for those below too. Visit this free pattern post for my Back to Basics Ribbed Hat (a rectangle hat) which is worked in rows.

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This Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern is worked in rounds, from the top-down. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook for this project. This easy crochet beanie pattern is available for free in my post below and includes all published sizes, from baby to adult large.

If you are using a different weight of yarn, or a different sized hook, you may prefer one of these easy crochet hat pattern options:

6 More Free Crochet Patterns for Hats

  1. Basic Double Crochet Hat Pattern with a 6 mm Hook. This pattern includes instructions to make your hat both mid-ear and base of earlobe lengths. You will need a  6 mm (J) crochet hook and Medium Weight [4] Yarn.
  2. Half Double Crochet Hat Pattern #2.  This pattern is specifically for Medium Weight [4] Cotton Yarns and uses a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook.
  3. Simple Half Double Crochet Basic Beanie Pattern. This is my most requested hat pattern. My friends and family love the finished hat design and it is my go-to pattern when I need to make hats for them. This pattern uses Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5.50 mm (I) hook. I personally prefer this hat because the spaces between the stitches are smaller and because I have a fondness for the half double crochet stitch (hdc).
  4. Half Double Crochet Hat Pattern in Soft Worsted Weight Yarn.  If you have lighter Medium Weight Yarn you would like to use to make your hats (like Red Heart Soft, or Caron Simply Soft) this is the pattern you need. You will also need a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook. Two lengths are included (mid-ear and base of earlobe) and sizes from baby hats to adult hats.
  5. Basic Bulky Beanie (BBB!). This hat works up quickly with Bulky Weight [5] Yarn and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook. Sizes included preemie through to adult large.
  6. Warm Winter Ski Masks. Perfect for keeping your face warm these easy to crochet ski masks need bulky weight yarn and a 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook. Sizes baby to adult.
  7. DK Double Crochet Hat Pattern for Beginners. This lightweight easy crochet beanie hat uses DK Weight (Light) Yarn [3] and a 4.5 mm hook. Light weight hats are perfect for chemo caps, newborn hats and preemie caps. Sizes: Preemie to Adult Large. Free Crochet Pattern.

Find all my most recent free crochet hat patterns here:

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Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern

I crocheted the hat on the left in Red Heart with Love Yarn. Then I crocheted the hat on the right in Red Heart Super Saver Yarn to double check gauge and to see how the two yarns compared. Here’s a quick photo of them together, so you can compare the finished hats.

Red Heart With Love vs Red Heart Super Saver Hat using the Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern by Oombawka Design Crochet

I made a slight change to the hat on the left and finished it with 1 round of alternating front post and back post single crochet stitches instead of the slip stitch edging shown on the right hat (in green). The slip stitch edging for the hat is entirely optional and if you crochet slip stitches tightly, I recommend you skip that round altogether.

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Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love. 7 oz (198 g) ;  370 yds (338 m). Care:  Machine wash warm on gentle cycle; tumble dry on low. Do not over dry; do not bleach; do not iron.  The green hat was crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. 7 oz (198 g); 364 yds (333 m).
  • Hook: 5.50 mm (I)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Yardage: You will need less than 1 ball of Red Heart With Love or Red Heart Super Saver Yarn to complete the adult size hat(s)

Difficulty Level

Beginner – Easy

Finished Size

see the specific sizes listed in the pattern instructions

Gauge

approximately 3 dc stitches per inch, 2 dc rounds per inc

These measurements are taken after the increase sections are completed when you are working the same number of stitches around the hat to increase the hat height.

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

1st – first
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
DMR – double magic ring
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
x – times (the number of times to repeat a set of instructions)
(  ) – Repeat the instructions between the brackets the number of times (x) indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

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

Notes:

  • This pattern is written with with a ch-3 to begin with your stitches being worked into the third chain from the hook. I prefer using a double magic ring (DMR) to begin. You may use your preferred starting method for this project. Other options include a ch-3 and slip stitch to the first ch to form a ring, or a magic ring. If you substitute starting methods, ch 2 to begin and then work your 10 dc into the ring for R1.
  • the initial ch 2 does not count as a stitch
  • the sl st to join does not count as a stitch
  • the final slip stitch round is optional. If you tend to crochet your slip stitches tightly, you may wish to skip this round. You may substitute a round of single crochet or a round of single crochet worked in the back loop only (the loop furthest away from you when you are looking at your stitches).
  • Love the look of pom-poms? Why not add a pom pom to the top of the hat? How to make a pompom.
Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern by Oombawka Design 2018

Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern Instructions

Preemie Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 12″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R5-R8: repeat R4 [30]
R9: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [30]

Newborn Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 13.5″ circumference)

Newborn Baby Hat Video Tutorial 

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 5 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [35]
R5: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [35]
R6-R9: repeat R5 [35]
R10: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [35]

0-3 months Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 16″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 2 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [42]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [42]
R7-R11: repeat R6 [42]
R12: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [42]

3-6 months Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 17″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 5 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [45]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [45]
R7-R11: repeat R6 [45]
R12: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [45]

6-12 months Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 18″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 8 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [48]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [48]
R7-R11: repeat R6 [48]
R12: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [48]

12-24 months (Toddler) Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 19″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R7-R12: repeat R6 [50]
R13: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [50]

3-5 years Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 20″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 4 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [54]
R7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [54]
R8-R12: repeat R7 [54]
R13: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [54]

6-10 years Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 21″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 7 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [57]
R7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [57]
R8-R13: repeat R7 [57]
R14: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [57]

Small (teen) Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 22″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]
R7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]
R8-R13: repeat R7 [60]
R14: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [60]

Adult Medium Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 23″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]
R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 3 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [63]
R8: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [63]
R9-R14: repeat R8 [63]
R15: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [63]

Adult Large Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern
(to fit 24″ circumference)

R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]
R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [66]
R8: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [66]
R9-R15: repeat R8 [66]
R16: 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [66]

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I had a request to see the seams for the simple double crochet hats – here is a photo showing where the seam runs for the hats. Hope this is helpful! (added May 1, 2014)

Simple Double Crochet Hat Seams

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  1. Hi Rhondda,
    This is extremely helpful! Thank you so much for your kind guidance and assistance!

  2. Hi Kristen,
    Let’s see…
    Gauge: 3 stitches per inch, 2 rounds double crochet per inch
    Two inches of negative ease
    So 27 inch head circumference you need a hat about 25 inches circumference. You need 75 stitches.
    R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
    R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
    R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
    R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
    R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
    R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]
    R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [70]
    R8: ch 2, (2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 13 sts) 5 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [75]
    R9-R18: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [75]
    R19: this is a decorative edging so it is done loosely – you can omit it or work one round sc in the bl only for this round instead. 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [75]

    If the friend’s headsize is 30 inches circumference then you will want a hat around 28 inches circumference. So about 84 stitches around.

    R1: ch 3; 10 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [10]
    R2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [20]
    R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
    R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [40]
    R5: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [50]
    R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [60]
    R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [70]
    R8: ch 2, (2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [80]
    R9: ch 2, (2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 19 sts) 4 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [84]
    R9-R20: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [84]
    R21: this is a decorative edging so it is done loosely – you can omit it or work one round sc in the bl only for this round instead. 1 sl st (loosely as this is a decorative edge) in each st around, finish off and weave in ends [84]

    The hat heights might be off though – I have never made a hat quite this big before so you may want them to measure their head ‘height’ from the crown to the spot they want it to reach by the ear so you know how many rounds to work. 2 rounds per inch is what I generally see using Worsted / Medium Weight Yarn.

    I do have a post to explain how hat math works – if you are interested in learning more you can take a look here: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/crochet-hat-sizes-and-heights/

    Hope this is helpful, Rhondda

  3. Hi Rhondda,

    I’m praying for an easy solution. I have friends who want me to crochet this hat for them, but the adult large has a smaller head circumference. They have 27” up to 30″ inch head circumference. How do I adapt the pattern for them so that it will fit?

    All the best,
    Kristen

  4. Hi Mary, I work under the front and back loops of each stitch for the double crochet stitches 🙂 not in the spaces between the stitches. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  5. Hi Rhondda, this is just so beautiful! Your instructions are awesome. Do you do the double crochets in between each stitch?

    Best Wishes, Mary

  6. Thank you for this pattern. I’ve been looking for a simple pattern to share with some beginning crocheters and this one is great. I do have a question, however. In the video, (I’m guessing these are your hands), is there a specific reason you are holding your needle/hook backwards and working upside down? I’ve never seen anyone use this method. It appears to slow down and complicate the process at first glance, but I thought maybe there was a beneficial reason.

  7. Rhondda I just did the 12/24 months hat I used care simply soft, bone color. I also used a I 5.50 hook it came out perfect thank you

  8. Hi Amber, I did not write it in for each size but for every 2 rounds of dc you have 1 inch. So do not include the last round of slip stitches and take the number of rounds (not including that slip stitch round) and divide it by 2. That will give you the approximate hat height. Hope this helps! You may also be interested in this document that gives you more information about hats https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/crochet-hat-sizes-and-heights/ all the best, Rhondda

  9. I like the edging on it — different than what i had been using. I make a lot of hat like this for charity.

  10. Hi Crystal, I don’t have the elf style beanie (stocking beanie pattern) available – my Santa Hats are the closest I’ve written to the elf style. This might work for you: https://sweetpotatocrochetcreations.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/catching-100-zzzs-stocking-cap/ you can see my Santa Hats here: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/santa-hats-for-everyone-free-crochet-pattern/ All the best, Rhondda (PS I apologize for the delay in my response – I was taking a bit of time off to recover from an illness)

  11. Rhondda could this be double in half double crochet ? If so do you think I would need to and extra row or two for height ?

  12. Hi Dallas, So long as you end up with 63 stitches for this round you can place the repeats wherever you wish 🙂 Scattering the increases around the hat will make them less noticeable. It is something I do for amigurumi projects too – but it is a bit more confusing to explain to newer crocheters so I tend to tell in my instructions a specific place to place the repeats and to stick to the ‘formula’ or ‘method’ of the previous rounds/rows so as not to add confusing to the instructions. I hope this makes sense 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  13. Easy pattern to follow and do. I’m learning to crochet and it’s my third week and I made one of these hats very easy thank you.

    One question though R7 why do 2dc in each and then one in the next 5 stitches to total 42 why not do that 9 times to equal 63 and the three dc to finish ?

    Thanks again
    Dallas

  14. Hi Dayana, I’m happy you find my tutorials easy-to-follow!! I have never crocheted a pineapple before. They are perfect for summer though 🙂 I will add it to my list for possible future patterns – I can’t promise it will happen but I will consider it 🙂 Thanks!! Rhondda

  15. Hello!! Summer is coming and Im crazy for pineapple. Real sized, Plush 3d pineapple. But tutorials that I found are too complicated for beginners like me. If you have any tutorial of pineapple please put on your website. Your tutorials are easy to understood. Thanks!

  16. I am using this pattern for some of the red hats for February’s LITTLE HATS, BIG HEARTS campaign that my office is collecting to donate to hospitals. I made the preemie pattern and started the newborn one (total of 35 sts).
    Are the 5 increases (dc,sc,sc 5x) really all in a row and not spread out among the 30 sts from the previous round? I am kind of new at this and just wanted to make sure I was reading the pattern correctly.
    Thanks for such a fast, but cute pattern!

  17. Hi Samantha, These are regular length beanies so the reach to the base of the earlobe. To make them longer simply add extra rounds during the repeat section of the pattern for the size you are working on 🙂 So for example for Adult Medium you would add repeats of Round 8 (so after Round 14 and before the final round of the hat). Hope this helps 🙂 If you are using a lighter medium weight yarn I also have this pattern available – it works great for yarns like Red Heart Soft and Caron Simply Soft and it is worked from the bottom up so it might fit a bit better as a slouch with the ribbed brim section: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/simple-double-crochet-slouch-hat-sizes-preemie-adult-free-pattern/ This is actually the pattern I used for 2 of my sisters’ hats and they’ve asked me to make new ones (they have the original ones from this pattern so they are a couple years old now and well loved). All the best, Rhondda

  18. Is this considered a slouch beanie or just a regular beanie? If I want it slouched, can I just add more rows in after round 14?

  19. Hi Carol, This is very true 🙂 Gauge is hard to match for almost everyone because it is SO specific to the person who is crocheting. When I crochet other people’s patterns I have a hard time too – depending on the Designer – some Designers I can meet gauge everytime (Amy The Stitchin Mommy and I end up being pretty close) but this is because they crochet at the same tension as me – others I have to go up or down a hook size or two to make it work – like last year when I did that poncho with a Red Heart Pattern for Darla. Gauge is one of those things that is always going to be there interfering with our fun crochet time 🙂 I try to skip it sometimes (like I did with her poncho lol) and ended up with half a poncho in the totally wrong size! She’s using it as a baby doll blanket now. Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  20. .I always have trouble with the gauge because either the height is correct or the width is correct. I can’t have them both right. So for your hats it is very useful to know what circumference I’m aiming for. That way I can work the increases until I get the right circumference using that formula we learned way back in grade school. C= pi x d, where c is circumference, pi=3.14 and d is the diameter once you completed the increases

  21. Honestly it depends on which size you are making but you do not need more than 1 ball to make the largest size so if you are asking because you are purchasing yarn – you only need 1 ball of the yarn specified. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  22. I’m a beginner. Can you give me an idea of how much yarn it takes for these hats. Thanks much, Ann

  23. Hi Emmalee, If your gauge is correct, the hat will fit the headsize 🙂 It is all based on math. So if you have 3 dc in 1 inch and 50 stitches for 12-24 months that means your finished hat circumference is 16.667 inches around. It will stretch to just over 19 inches in size. 50 divided by 3 dc/ inch = 16.67 inches. The same works or the hat height. It is based on math so if you have the same number of rows in the pattern and are meeting the gauge then the hat will be the correct height. If you gauge is exactly right then the only other thing which could be incorrect is you have added a stitch or two to the hat as you worked – perhaps at the end of or beginning of a round? I hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  24. I’ve been working on these hats to try out the different sizes. I am really confused. I just made the 12-24 month size, but it seems so large! It fits my head, just a little short. I checked the gauge and my counted my stitches a million times and it’s correct. (3dc=1in, 2 rows dc=1in) So why are my hats turning out so big? I’m an experienced crocheter too.

  25. Hi Magda, I currently do not have a video available for my Simple Double Crochet Hat pattern. It is a written pattern only. Perhaps were you watching a video for a different hat pattern design? All the best, Rhondda

  26. I had some difficulty with this because the video is different than the written instructions. In the video you are using an alternate of 1/2 dc and dc to make a set and in the instructions it says 2, dc in each st around. I found the written easier for me. I wish that the video matched the written instruction. It would have been more fun and easier. FYI

  27. Hi Sunshine, It is all based on your gauge. Crocheters have a tendency to relax their gauge as they crochet larger projects using the same stitch – which makes the number of stitches per inch become less and your finished project larger than it should be. Double check your gauge – if you follow the pattern the gauge is based on stitches per inch so if you have 3 dc sts/inch and you have 60 stitches that means you have a hat with a finished size of 20 inches. 60 divided by 3 is 20 inches. If your finished hat is larger than 20 inches then there are either too many stitches (you added extra) or your gauge is not 3 stitches per inch. I hope this helps! Rhondda

  28. its weird how this pattern works for preemie and newborn but when you do small teen 22 inch circumference with an I hook it comes out bigger than my head and i have a 24 inch head so there is a lot of trial and error with these patterns, for my next trial i will be using a G hook and see how that goes

  29. Hi Rhondda. I have a question as I am a beginner to crocheting. I am making the hat for the 3-6 month size. For Round 5, when I do what is in the parentheses 5 times, it doesn’t take me all the way around the circle. I still have quite a bit of the row to do. I see it then says to do double crochets in each of the remaining but it seems like a lot of stitches to not continue that pattern in the parentheses. I’m using red heart super saver yarn in a 4 medium. Am I doing something wrong? I don’t know whether to continue or stop the project if I am doing it incorrectly. Thank you!

    Stephanie

  30. Thank you! This was quick and easy and made a lovely hat for a new baby

  31. I love your site so much. I gave a shout out and link to you on my Tumblr account. I use only your pattern for my base hats. Thank you so much.

  32. Hi Amber, I would do the 3-6 months size. It will be 15″ when finished and will fit up to a 17″ head. So it will fit the 16 inch too 🙂 and you will have a bit of time before the little one grows out of it 🙂 Hope this helps, Rhondda

  33. Sorry one more question so if the head circumference is 16 should I follow the 0 to 3 pattern and allow the 2 inches of stretching

  34. Hi Amber, If you reach the gauge specified in the pattern the finished hat will be 16 inches in circumference and 6 inches in height.

    This is determined by math and here’s how it works:

    6 to 12 month has 48 sts and 12 rounds.

    Gauge is:
    3 dc sts/inch, 2 dc rounds/inch

    48 stitches divided by 3 stitches per inch = 16 inches.

    Finished hat circumference is 16 inches. As with all hats are designed with negative ease which means they are made smaller than the head they are meant to fit – because they stretch – this is what makes them stay on your head 🙂

    The yarn used to design the hat stretches 2 inches so the hat will stretch up to 2 inches in size to fit an 18 inch head.

    The hat has 12 rounds. 12 divided by 2 rounds/inch = 6 inches height

    Hope this makes sense 🙂 You can apply this math to any pattern where the designer provides you with gauge. If you reach gauge the hat will fit exactly the size indicated in the instructions.

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  35. Can you contact me and tell me what the finished measurements are on the 6 to 12 hat please and thank you

  36. I wanted to say thank you for all the patterns you share! I am using this one to make Valentine hats for a local hospital and the newborn babies there. THANK YOU!!!

  37. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I just love it. I’ve made one hat and your instructions are so easy to follow. Look forward to trying more of your ideas. Thank you.

  38. Thank you Carolina 🙂 I’m so happy you find the pattern easy to follow and easy to make! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  39. Thanks snow and cold weather in South Carolina means I need hats for family. These are fast and you can fancy them up any way you want by adding a row or two of color or simple borders. Thanks for this great pattern and so easy to follow. Bonus!

  40. Thank you Jean 🙂 I’m happy the hats you crocheted fit someone who can use them 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  41. Rhonda, I stumbled upon an amendment to your pattern. My 41 year old daughter said the 3-5 yr old pattern I made for her daughters fit her! (I didn’t believe her tho) Meanwhile I made the women’s size for her. She hasn’t tried it on yet but I stumbled onto a sale of some nice alpaca with acrylic blend. I used the 3-5 year pattern for her head, did 11 rows and it fits me perfectly! Now I need her to try it on because she’s jealous of her daughters hats! Thought you’d like to know.

  42. Thank you so much for sharing. I just learned how to crochet and the other hat pattern I tried was difficult and weird to say the least. I tried yours and was able to do it!

  43. Hi Felicia, You should only be doing 2 stitches in 1 and 4 stitch repeat 4 times not 10 times.
    R6: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts) 4 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [54]

    After the bracket it indicates 4 x this means to repeat the information in the bracketed section 4 times. Then work 1 dc in each remaining stitch around to finish off with 54 stitches. If you worked 10 repeats instead (as I think you are doing) you would have 60 stitches.

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  44. I’m having trouble, at round 6 (doing the 3-5 yr olds) every time I do the 2 stitch in one then 4 stitch repeat. I end up with 60 stitches instead of 54. Do you have any tips or maybe a reason why this is happening? Please help, thank you!

  45. Hi Jenn, I do not have this on the blog yet but it is something I plan on adding this year 🙂 I have everything in a spreadsheet at the moment for circumferences and hat heights and then I plug in my gauge information and it automatically calculates the stitches and rows needed to work the pattern – saves a lot of time! I will try to get the post up this month.

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  46. Hi Danielle! No worries 🙂 There are a ton of comments on here – I am going to have to find a way to only show the most recent on the actual post!

    The reason you are ending up with 70 could be if you are increasing in all 10 sets for row 7 instead of the 6 sets specified in the instructions 🙂 After the bracket it says 6x this means six times you repeat the instructions in the ( ) so you will have 4 more sets where you do not actually increase but you work them even (one st in each st) …all the rounds prior have repeats of 10 times so it was easy to miss. Hope this helps!

    R7: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [66]

  47. Hi! Thank you so much for all the wonderful crochet help! I was wondering if you have a chart with sizings for hats including the different heights for different ages?

  48. I didn’t mean to post twice, sorry! Wasn’t finding my OP so i wrote another.
    Thanks for the free pattern, btw, forgot to say that in both my OPs.

  49. I’ve been making the adult, male size pattern and have been ending up with 70, instead of 66, stitches after the last increase in row 7. Just rolling with it right now, as my tension is on the tighter side, but can’t figure out where I picked up these stitches?! Any thanks all help/thoughts are appreciated:) TIA

  50. I’ve been making the men’s size, but have been ending up with 70 stitches after the last increase on row 7. Right now, I’m just going with it and using this stitch count, as I crochet rather tightly. Still interested in why I’m coming up with 70, rather than 66 stitches after this row; any thoughts? TIA:)

  51. Help! I seem to be doing something wrong. I am ending up with too many stitches. Do you do the double crochets in between each stitch? SO when there are two together and you are doing a new row do you go in between those? I am used to crocheting when you do your stitches where there is a chain one, but since there isn’t one in this pattern I am not 100% certain if I do every stitch between every stitch on the previous row. Does this make sense?

  52. Hello, when you say “sl st into the 1dc of round to join, do you mean the chain 2 we make at every new round? If so it is chain 1 or chain 2 that I go in? Or is the the 1st dc you make after the chain?
    Thanks I’m a beginner!! 🙂

  53. thank you, that makes complete sense. I think I was getting hung up because all of the other rounds increased 10x

    Thanks again for the great pattern!

  54. Hi Rosemary, I apologize I seem to have missed your original question!! The count is 35 stitches because you only increase 5 times in round 4: (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts ) 5 times. Then you work 1 dc in each remaining stitch around. So this round you add 5 extra stitches. Making R4 total 35. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  55. Thanks so much for the pattern. Works great with hardly ANY visible seams!

  56. I love this pattern! I am making one for my husband Nora’s he prepares to go on a cold weather camping trip. Can you tell me, how could I go about making a brim on the hat?
    Thank you!

  57. Does this double crochet pattern cover mid ear length? Or base of ear length?

  58. Thanks great pattern for quick Christmas gifts, can decorate any way you like.

  59. Hi! Thank you so much for the great pattern. I do have a question on the newborn size. The stitch count between rows 3 and four only increases by 5 stitches, however, I am coming out to 40 stitches. Can you please clarify what the correct count should be (35 or 40?), or what the correct stitch pattern should be? Thanks in advance.

    R3: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [30]
    R4: ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 5 x, 1 dc in each remaining st around; sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join [35]

  60. Hi India,

    You ch 2 at the beginning to build up the height to work the stitches – but you skip over the ch 2 when you work the rounds.

    So you ch 2 and then work 2 dc in the st. Work 2 dc in each remaining st around. Gives you 20 dc and 1 ch-2. When you begin the next round you skip over the ch 2 (so work in front of it) into the 1st dc.

    You will never work into it – so you might want to mark it so you remember to skip it 🙂

    Hope this helps, Rhondda

  61. I just noticed your note on the pattern that says the chain 2 doesn’t count as a stitch.. That is probably what I am doing wrong.. Lol

  62. So I’m making the size 0-3 month hat and I’m a new crocheter, it says to chain 2 and 2 double crochets in each stitch and then I should have 20 stitches… I wasn’t sure if I skipped the first stick because the chain 2 counted as the first dc? Well I tried that and I only had 19 stitches, so I tried it where I did 2 double crochets in the first stitch after the chain but by the end After I did a slip stitch to join I had 21 stitches! I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I’m afraid to go to the next step though because it says that I’m supposed to have 20 stitches. Can you help me?

  63. How big or small do you make your magic circle to start? My hat turned out huge every time I have tried to make it.

  64. Hi Angelique, Thank you for taking the time to ask me 🙂

    What I would like you to do is ch 2 and then work the bit in brackets time times before working the sl st to join the round closed.
    So you would work (in long form):
    2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc, 1 dc and then work 1 sl st (essentially to join the round closed) into the very first dc you crocheted in the round.

    I apologize if my format was confusing 🙁

    I hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  65. Rhonda- I’m kinda confused on ch 2, (2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st) 10 x, sl st to the 1st dc of the round to join. Do I do what is in parentheses first and then sl st through 1st dc or do I is in parentheses 10x first then a sl st?

  66. Thank you for the pattern! And the nice color pics! I appreciate your willingness to share and advise. People like you make the world nicer.

  67. hi rhondda im in the uk and this will be my first project i am a total beginner so thanks for the pattern seems pretty straight forward. tying to get my head around us dc and uk dc. but im a bit confused about yarn types to use we cant get the super saver here just dk aran 8ply etc. can you tell me what kind is best to make these. thanks x

  68. Hi Tammy, The number at the end of the row is the total number of stitches in the row. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  69. Hi, I am new to crochet pattern reading. What is the significance to the number at the end of each size? Some say 30? the number gets larger with the size too. I am looking forward to trying these, and I love the different sizes!! But a little confused;) Thanks in advance, Tammy

  70. Hi Kathy, Thank you! Yes, the 2st should be 1st. Totally a typo 🙂 I’ve corrected this. All the best, Rhondda

  71. Hi! Thanks for the simple beanie pattern. I am doing the Small (teem) size in the worsted weight acrylic yarn pattern. At the end of each row thru Row 5 you say to sl st to 1st dc of the round. Then in Row 6 it says “sl st to 2nd dc of the round at end of that round. It then goes back in next rounds to sl st in 1st dc of the round….. It says this in every pattern size. I am guessing this is a typo????? Can you verify this please?

  72. Loved this pattern. I already did a newborn size (took me like 45 minutes!) and I am about to start knitting a 0-3 months size for two friends’ babies.
    Thanks a lot.

  73. Would you say your a tension is loose or tight. Mine is really tight I always have to go up a hook size to match the gauge.

  74. Hi I really want to try to do your hat and wondered what size hook would I use as I’m using dk wool. I’m in the UK thanks

  75. Love this pattern! I did notice on the adult sizes, it says chain 1 instead of chain 2. Is that a typo or is there a reason to chain one? 🙂

  76. Hi Nickeycole,

    Very good suggestion and I will definitely add it to my list of posts to write 🙂

    My recommendation is to check your gauge when you get to the even rows (where you no longer do any increases to the stitches) to be sure you are at the same measurement as the person who designed the pattern. Gauge is the trickiest bit with crocheting because everyone has their own tension – once you can see what the gauge looks like it might be easier to match your stitches to those in the gauge swatch. When checking gauge for patterns worked in the round – you need to check it in the round because we all have a different tension in the round vs when we work flat 🙂

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  77. Hi Fish, Of course you can always sell anything you make from a crochet pattern 🙂 The Designer owns the pattern itself as it is under copyright but what you make is yours to sell, keep or give away. I would love if you would link back to my pattern if you are selling your goods online or if someone asked you for the pattern itself. Thank you for checking with me, Rhondda

  78. I struggle with sizing.I am not sure if this is from uneven stitches, not gaging my pattern properly, or what. It sees like no matter what size hook I use my hats are one of two sizes, adult or too small, possibly fits a new born. I would really appreciate any tips, maybe you could do a blog on tips for sizing patterns?

  79. These patterns are lovely! However (and forgive me if this was mentioned), am I allowed to sell items made from the pattern itself, with credit this page?

  80. Hi there. This pattern is it Australian or American. Because I know our stitches and abbreviations are a little different. I love this pattern it is so versatile. But I’m in Australia and just learning to crochet so I’m a little confused.

    Thanks for your time.

  81. I made this beanie for my son to take on camp. It is impossible to get him to take it off. Thanks for the free pattern!

  82. I have this pattern…thank-you….I’m making 500 of them to donate in October….its the best one I tried

  83. Hi Rhondda
    I’m making these beanies with just a 8ply wool but my gauge is out, 4 stitches are a inch not 3, but it’s correct the other way 2 rows are a inch. I don’t want to go up a hook size as I don’t want the stitch any looser. Can you help? Or suggest another pattern that works with 8 ply??
    Thanks

  84. Hi Maureen 🙂 I just saw this message – I’m so sorry ! I think it was because it was a comment on my last comment and not a new comment on the post – not sure why I didn’t get an email! Anyway, these hats are sized to reach mid-ear. If you want it to reach base of earlobe I recommend adding 2 extra rounds in the repeat section. If you are finding them a bit tight, replace the final round of sl st with 1 round of sc stitches. I tend to do very loose sl sts – just to make it ‘pretty’ – if there is no stretch try it without or substitute a round of sc.

    For 6-10 year the hat should be the following heights: 7″ for mid ear, 8″ for base of ear, and 9″ for slouch. The finished circumference should be approximately 19″ and the hat should stretch to fit a 21″ head size.

    Hope this helps! and again I am so sorry I missed your message!
    Rhondda

  85. Hi Mikayla, I believe my finished hat is about 10.5 inches in circumference (before I stretch it) and it stretches to fit a 12″ head size. Hats are smaller than the head they are meant to fit so they stay on – will your hat stretch to 12″? If it isn’t stretching I recommend taking out the last round of sl st and doing 1 round of sc instead. Sometimes sl sts can tighten the final round and make it less stretchy- I do mine very loosely so if you crochet a bit tighter I’d recommend replacing the final round with single crochet stitches 🙂 I hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  86. I have made a couple hats in the premature pattern but they are all coming out too small in circumference. Instead of the 12″ i am supposed to be getting, i am getting 10″. Im using the correct yarn and hook the pattern says to use. I was seeing if there is any advice you could give me or maybe something im doing wrong? Thank you

  87. I always use your pattern to make different hats, thanks for the pattern

  88. Hi Rhondda! Thank you for this pattern! I am also making hats for a few 6 year olds, using the 6-10 pattern with 5.5mm hook and Red Heart with Love yarn. My gauge is spot on with 3 DC at 1″ and 2 rounds at 1″. However, these hats are being shipped for Christmas, and I have no way to check the size per kid. Generally, where would these hats fall on the ear? Above the ear, mid-ear, or ear lobe? I tried this on my 5 year old (who has a very large head!!!), and it was barely to the top of his ear and really tight. I’m not so concerned about it being tight, because it will stretch a bit if needed, but the length does concern me. Any input would be wonderful! Thank you!

  89. Hi Cassie 🙂 Are you using the same yarn and hook as suggested in the pattern? If you aren’t it is ok as long as you still reach the gauge indicated in the pattern.

    If you reach the gauge indicated in the pattern:

    Gauge is: 3 dc sts/inch, 2 dc rounds/inch

    Your hat will be the right size. 🙂 Hats are based on maths and your circumference will be right on if your each gauge.

    As a specific example there are 57 stitches in the 6-10 year old size in the circumference of the hat. If you take the number of stitches – so 57 stitches and divide it by 3 (stitches per inch) the finished hat will have a circumference of 19″. This will stretch a couple of inches when worn and will the right fit a 6-10 year old head 🙂

    If you have less stitches per inch your hat will end up larger. If you have more stitches per inch then your hat will end up smaller. So if you take the 57 stitches and divide it by the number of stitches you have per inch it will tell you how large the hat you are making will be after the number of rounds specified in the pattern.

    I hope this helps.

    I do not crochet tightly (except when I make toys!) – I have a fairly relaxed crochet stitch 🙂

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  90. I’m making the size 6-10yr. version of this hat. I’m halfway done and this hat looks like a purse. I don’t know why it’s huge. Do you crochet very tight? I crochet pretty snug and these hats are still coming out huge… I guess I need to do a few less increase rows or use a smaller hook…

  91. Thank you Ellen! I’m so happy you find the double crochet hat pattern useful 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  92. I love your Bennie pattern. Thank You. I made my grand son a ninja turtle hat with it. can make so many different hats with it

  93. Hi Senna, This pattern will not work well with a 3 mm hook and thread. The yarn and hook you are using is much too dissimilar to follow this pattern. I would recommend trying to find a more similar yarn and hook so you can reach the gauge specified in the pattern; or finding a pattern which will work well with the size hook and thread you want to use 🙂 If you do want to use the thread I would recommend starting the hat at the brim and working up to the top of the hat – it is easier to work this way as you can adjust it as you go since you know the band around your head fits (since you crochet it first and can try it on). I hope this helps! Rhondda

  94. Hi there, I started using your pattern as a base for making my first hat. However, I am using tiny thread (3mm hook) so I modified it a lot (I’m at 110 stitches per row by now, and at 23 rows.) It’s looking a bit loose at this point, though I’ll probably do 15- 20 more rows, and I was wondering if you knew a way to make it tight around your head?

    Thanks!

  95. I would be very happy to do a swap…..I will contact you via the comments button!

  96. Hi Rene 🙂 That sounds fantastic! If you have yarn you would like send me a message on the contact me form sometime 🙂 All the best, Rhondda (and yes I can totally understand him missing his Timmy’s! I’m not sure I could manage without it!)

  97. Hi Rhondda….I am secretly glad that we have much milder weather than you do! It never gets below 10*C here ( and when it gets in to the low teens everyone complains ) My husband misses Hockey and Tim Hortons….other than that he’s mostly happy although he gets a bit sad on Canada Day!! He has now been here longer than he lived in Guelph! As for the DK weight yarn, I would be happy to do a swap for Worsted weight yarn anytime you would like!!

  98. Hi Rene 🙂 You would have been very happy you moved away this year! Our weather has been crazy cold and snowy! We haven’t been above 0 degrees for over a month now!

    I wouldn’t recommend DK weight yarn with this pattern – it will turn out too small. The yarn I used is Aran / 10 ply which is about 8 wraps per inch. DK / 8 ply will be about 11 wraps per inch.

    DK weight is somewhat difficult to come by here – but one day I will order some online and work up a pattern with it too 🙂

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  99. Hi Rhondda
    Thanks for the beanie pattern!!We are just beginning to think about winter here although its still shorts and t shirt weather thankfully! Imagine my surprise when I read “Kitchener”on this post? I live in Sydney Australia but I married a Guelph boy (26 yrs ago) and dragged him away from the ice and snow!! I used to work in Kitchener too!! Im really enjoying your blog as I too am a tragic crocheter…cant seem to get back to knitting or sewing or any other craft since I got back into crochet!! Sadly we don’t seem to be able to buy Super saver here, our staple yarn weight is 8 ply or DK… I will give this pattern a go anyway!
    Thanks
    Rene

  100. Hi Jennifer 🙂 The chain sts do not count as stitches in the pattern 🙂 I try to remember to add this note to the beginning of my patterns:

    Note: the ch 2, sl st to join do not count as stitches now and throughout

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  101. Do the chain stitches at the beginning of each new round count as one of the double crochet stitches? For example, in round 2, would the 2 chain stitches count as one of the twenty double crochet stitches? Thank you!
    Jennifer

  102. Thank you so much for putting the patterns for ALL sizes of beanie hats. We have a lot of babies, kids and elderly people in our family. Your a real Godsend : )

  103. You have many, many great patterns on this site. I chose this one as my fav because it is simple and versatile. You can leave it as it is or dress it up. Easy to modify and get creative with! Thank you for sharing!

  104. Just realized that for the past few days, I was doing the giveaway entries wrong! Ach! This is my favorite pattern. Simple and easy to personalize! 🙂

  105. I like this pattern because it works up quick and easy! Thanks Rhondda!

  106. Hi Charmaine 🙂 I’m so happy you liked the pattern!! Thank you for letting me know 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Rhondda

  107. I love this double-stitch hat pattern – SO EASY!
    I made two last night in very little time, I think it would be a great beginners project.

  108. Hey I’m using worsted
    If you can that would be so helpful thank you

  109. Thank you llevise 🙂 I’m happy to help so if they need me to rewrite it for them with the other size hook I can – it isn’t difficult for me to do – I just want to make sure I use the yarn they want so it is easier for them to reach the gauge 🙂

  110. Nice basic patterns as starting points for designs. Thanks!
    As far as making patterns for one hook size up–I’m a bit perplexed. No two crocheters work at exactly the same gauge. Everyone needs to make a gauge swatch first. If your swatch is bigger you go down a hook size. If smaller you go up a hook size. Which means a tighter stitcher would use a “J” hook to make gauge anyway. Likewise someone could experiment making the next smaller size. But since hooks are very inexpensive I am not sure why you wouldn’t just use the correct size to get the gauge you need for the pattern.

  111. Hi Tracy, I will add photos of the back to the post for you – in about 30 minutes 🙂 Thanks, Rhondda

  112. Hi Lluvia, What type of yarn are you using with the J hook? I might have some here and be able to write up the pattern for you 🙂 Rhondda

  113. Hi Marcy, No. I do not have a DC hat pattern crocheted using a size 6.00 mm (J) hook. If I were to create one, what type of yarn would you be using? Thank you! Rhondda

  114. Thank you for this lovely tutorial. I can’t wait to make my a few hats 🙂

  115. I am looking for a pattern done in DC using a size J hook 🙂
    Do you have one ?