Simple Posts Hat Pattern in 10 Sizes

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With 12 simple lines of texture running from the hat to the brim, the Simple Posts Hat is a great go-to hat for you to add to your crochet collection.

This hat is perfect for everyone and can be crocheted quickly. All you need is medium weight yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) hook to work up this project.

You can add a pretty flower embellishment, or even a pom pom for some extra style or make the hat exactly as it is.

I have included 2 written instructions for 10 sizes, ranging from baby to adult and 2 different lengths. The sample is crocheted using Red Heart Super Saver in Oatmeal.

You can easily customize this hat to other head sizes too. If you need to increase the hat for a larger head size you can add an extra increase or two at the beginning; approximately 3 stitches equals 1 inch.  

If you want to make this hat longer (slouchy) this is also easy to do – for every extra inch you want to increase, add two rounds in the repeat section.

Looking for a quick pumpkin hat? this pattern works perfectly. Simply add a green top and a leaf to the hat for Halloween.

Have fun!

Simple Posts Hat in 10 sizes

Simple Posts Hat Pattern in 10 Sizes

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Beginner-Easy

Finished Size

See sizes in the pattern instructions below.

Gauge

  • approximately 3 sts per inch
  • approximately 7 rounds in 3 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • BPdc – back post double crochet
  • BPhdc – back post half double crochet
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet
  • FPhdc – front post half double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • MR – magic ring
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • 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

Notes

  • this project is worked in rounds
  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 2 at the beginning of a round as a stitch
  • 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
  • (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc means you are working 1 dc AND 1 FPdc for the FPdc stitch (this increases 1 stitch to make the hat head size larger)
  • 1 FPdc in each FPdc around means you are working 1 FPdc in each FPdc stitch ONLY (you are no longer working an extra 1 dc because we do not want to make the hat any bigger)
  • if you have more stitches in a round than you should double check you are not working (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each FPdc around – when the instructions actually indicate 1 FPdc in each FPdc around
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Simple Posts Hat - Free Pattern in 10 Sizes

Simple Posts Hat Crochet Pattern

This hat is crocheted from the crown to the brim in joined rounds, in one piece.

Using your 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

Preemie Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 2,*1 dc in the next st, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem dc and 1 FPdc in each rem FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [32]

R4: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [32]

R5-9: Rep R4 [32]

R10: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [32]

R11: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [32]

R12: Rep R11, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 5 and then continue to R10-12 to complete the hat.

Newborn Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

R4: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R5-10: Rep R4 [36]

R11: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [36]

R12: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [36]

R13: Rep R12, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 6 and then continue to R11-13 to complete the hat.

3 mos – 6 months Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

R4: Ch 2,*1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem dc and 1 FPdc in each rem FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [44]

R5: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [44]

R6-12: Rep R5 [44]

R13: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [44]

R14: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [44]

R15: Rep R14, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 8 and then continue to R13-15 to complete the hat.

6 mos – 12 months Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

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

R5: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R6-14: Rep R5 [48]

R15: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [48]

R16: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [48]

R17: Rep R16, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R15-17 to complete the hat.

12 mos – 24 months Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

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

R5: Ch 2, *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 dc in each rem dc and 1 FPdc in each rem FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [52]

R6: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [52]

R7-14: Rep R6 [52]

R15: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [52]

R16: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [52]

R17: Rep R16, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R15-17 to complete the hat.

Toddler (3-5 years) Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

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

R5: Ch 2, *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. . 1 dc in each rem dc and 1 FPdc in each rem FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [56]

R6: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [56]

R7-15: Rep R6 [56]

R16: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [56]

R17: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [56]

R18: Rep R17, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 10 and then continue to R16-18 to complete the hat.

Child (7-10 years) Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

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

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

R6: Ch 2,  *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 FPdc in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R7-16: Rep R6 [60]

R17: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [60]

R18: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [60]

R19: Rep R18, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 14 and then continue to R17-18 to complete the hat.

Small Adult (Teen) Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

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

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

R6: Ch 2, *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 dc in each rem dc and 1 FPdc in each rem FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R7: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R8-16: Rep R7 [64]

R17: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [64]

R18: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [64]

R19: Rep R18, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 14 and then continue to R17-18 to complete the hat.

Adult Medium Simple Posts Hat

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 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

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

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

R6: Ch 2, *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem dc and 1 FPdc in each rem FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [68]

R7: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [68]

R8-17: Rep R7 [68]

R18: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [68]

R19: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [68]

R20: Rep R19, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 15 and then continue to R18-20 to complete the hat.

Adult Large Simple Posts Hat

Finished hat size: 24″ circumference, 9″ height. To fit 25″ head size.

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

R2: Ch 2, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

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

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

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

R6: Ch 2, *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R7: Ch 2,  1 dc in each dc and 1 FPdc in each FPdc around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [72]

R8-18: Rep R7 [72]

R19: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [72]

R20: Ch 1, 1 FPhdc in the next st, 1 BPhdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [72]

R21: Rep R20, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 16 and then continue to R19-21 to complete the hat.

Simple Posts Hat A Free Crochet Pattern in 10 Sizes from Oombawka Design

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  1. Hi Rebecca, Round 4 increases 12 stitches from Round 3. Making the total 48 stitches. Round 5 increases 8 times (meaning we add 8 extra stitches to Round 4 so 48 + 8 = 56 stitches in total for Round 5). I read this 10 times trying to figure out what was confusing before I realized that I had not included how to handle the remaining stitches for the round. This was missed in my pattern: “1 dc in each rem dc and 1 FPdc in each rem FPdc around.” following the 8 times for Round 5. I aplogize for the confusion and I’m off to update it right now! Thank you for letting me know there was a mistake! Rhondda

  2. On the Toddler pattern, row 4 has 12 repeats, making 48 stitches. Row 5 has 8 repeats, which is only 40 stitches, yet the pattern shows you should end up with 56 stitches. I am confused as to how I should get the 56 stitches. Thanks.

  3. Hi Anna! Yes thank you 🙂 it was to read R 4. I copied and pasted and forgot to change that number on preemie and newborn. I’ve updated those now. Thank you for letting me know!! All the best, Rhondda

  4. Hi I am making the Simple Posts Hat and I just finished round 4. I am making the Premie. The next one says R5-9 Repeat R 5. Should that read, repeat Round 4? I just want to be sure. Thank you.

  5. Hi Kathy, Yes, you can – I haven’t tried but I think if you begin on R3 and work that round right around a hair elastic to start it should give you a sufficient stretchy opening to fit a ponytail or messy bun through the top of the hat 🙂 All the best, Rhondda (if it is easier you could start by working the same number of single crochets around the elastic first before beginning R3). Hope this helps!!

  6. Hi Stephanie, If you follow what I shared in the pattern itself – then you are doing it the right way 🙂 When I responded I didn’t have access to the pattern to see which way I’d written it and responded the way I normally write the patterns out with 2 in the first and 1 in the second. The post stitches themselves though required me to flip the way I normally did my increases to keep them (the post stitches) lining up and I’d forgotten this when I responded. I apologize! If you are following the instructions in the pattern you are doing it properly 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  7. That definitely makes sense! The hat looks like it is turning out correctly. The posts are all in line with each other. For round 3 though, the pattern says “1 dc in the next stitch, (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the FPdc. In your explanation, you said 2 in one stitch and 1 in the next stitch. I think I have been doing 1 in one stitch and then 2 in the next same stitch. Am I doing it wrong? Thank you again!

  8. Hi Stephanie, yes for the increase rounds you will be making more than one stitch in a stitch until we reach the number of stitches we need or the hat size. So R2 you do work 1 dc and 1 FPdc in each st. This will double the number of stitches or the hat. The next round is going to be (2 in one stitch, 1 in the next st around) and because we want to keep the line of the FPdc straight the 2 stitches are being worked into the FPdc stitch 🙂 Once we get to the right number of stitches for the hat you will only be working 1 stitch in each st around (no more increases) and this is what will make the hat shape after a couple of rounds. It begins to cup into itself slightly to fit a head 🙂 Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  9. Thank you for your super quick reply! I just realized that I did not specify which size hat I am making. I am working on the newborn size. That’s why I have double crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet and the area with the chain makes it looks like 3 double crochet. Am I doing it correctly? Everything in your previous reply still applies? I’m sorry I wasn’t clear!

    Also, round 2 says to do 1 dc and 1 fpdc in each stitch. That means two stitches in one essentially?

    Also, for the row that says “1 dc in the next stitch, (1 dc and 1 fpdc) in the fpdc” means that in the first stitch I am just doing a double crochet and then in the next stitch I am doing both a regular double and a fpdc into the post from the row before? So basically 2 stitches in one? I read your notes in the beginning (which I love that you include that) but I just want to make sure. Thank you!!

  10. Hi Stephanie, Yes for the one spot on the side where we ch 2 to build up height there will be the ch 2, 1 dc and 1 FPdc. If you are comfortable working with the post stitches, feel free to omit the first dc after the ch 2 and count that ch 2 as the first dc of the round. It will mimic the other sections visually more 🙂 This means you will need to sl st to join to the first post stitch and work both the ch 2 (as the dc) and the FPdc into the first post stitch of the round. Hope this makes sense 🙂 and you are very welcome for the patterns – more questions feel free to message me back 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  11. Thank you for the great patterns! I have a question. Between each column of FPdc, you can see two columns of dc, however, the section that has the column of chain 2 looks like it has three coloumns of dc between the column of FPdc. Is that correct? I hope my question makes sense!

  12. I’m always on the look out for cute sim[le hats to make.
    Thanks for sharing these.

  13. So cute! I pinned to one of my boards. Thank you so much for sharing!