Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

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This Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat pattern is crocheted from the top-down in one piece. You work in continuous rounds, without slip stitching or chaining extra stitches. This creates a completely seamless hat.

These hats will make perfect chemo hats and preemie caps. I have included sizes preemie to adult large AND two additional hat heights to allow you to choose if you want this hat to reach mid-ear (as written), or to extend the hat height to reach the base of your earlobes or even to make a slouch hat.

The simplicity of this design makes it perfect for embellishments and for adding a pretty finished edge, or a ribbed edge to the final round.

Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat Pattern

Disclaimer: The yarn used for this project was given to me by King Cole Yarn as part of their North American Brand Ambassador Program. To learn more about the yarns available from King Cole Yarn, please visit their website. If you’d like to try their yarn you can find your local King Cole Yarn Stockist here. Find all my free crochet patterns designed using King Cole Yarn here.

King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.

For this project I used one of my favorite yarn lines from King Cole. Drifter Chunky yarn is beautiful to work with, it is a mixture of Premium Acrylic, Cotton and Wool and creates a fantastic finished fabric.

You can substitute any of the Subtle Drifter Chunky yarns for this pattern too, if you are looking for a more singular colorway.

I hope you get the chance to try King Cole Drifter Chunky yarn; I suspect you will love it just as much as I do!

PS: These mittens will be perfect with your hat and they also use King Cole Drifter Chunky: Daddy’s Simply Easy Mittens

Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat Pattern

Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy (Beginner)

Finished Size

This hat is designed to reach mid-ear. Additional instructions have been included for each hat size to make the hat reach the base-of-the-earlobe and slouch hat lengths. 

Height Example: 6 (7, 8) is 6-inches beanie height, (7 inches mid-ear height, 8 inches slouch hat height)

  • Preemie height 4 (4.5, 5) inches X 10 inches circumference
  • Newborn height 4.5 (5, 5.5)  inches X 12 inches circumference
  • 0-3 months height 5.25 (6, 6.25) inches X 14 inches circumference
  • 3-6 months height 5.5 (6.25, 6.75) inches X 15 inches circumference
  • 6-12 months height 5.75 (6.75, 7.25) inches X 16 inches circumference
  • 12-24 months height 6.25 (7, 7.5)  inches X 17 inches circumference
  • Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 6.5 (7.5, 8)  inches X 18 inches circumference
  • Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 7 (8, 9)  inches X 19 inches circumference
  • Teen Hat height 7.25 (8.25, 10) inches X 20 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Medium) height 7.5 (8.75, 11)  inches X 21 inches circumference
  • Adult Hat (Large) height 7.75 (9, 12) inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

  • Approximately 10 sts per 4 inches and 9 rows worked in pattern per 5 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, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • rem – remaining
  • Rnd – round
  • RS – right side
  • sc – single crochet
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches 
  • * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

4 Magic Ring Alternatives (free downloadable guide)

Notes:

Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat Pattern

Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat Pattern

This hat is worked from the top-down in continuous rounds. 

Preemie Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each rem st around. [25 dc]

Rnd 4-Rnd 6 (7, 8) : 1 dc in each st around. [25 dc]

Rnd 7 (8, 9): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 23 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Newborn Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts** around. Work from * to ** around. [30 dc]

Rnd 4-Rnd 7 (8, 9) : 1 dc in each st around. [30 dc]

Rnd 8 (9, 10): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 28 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

0-3 months baby Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: 1 dc in each of the first 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [35 dc]

Rnd 4-Rnd 8 (9, 10) : 1 dc in each st around. [35 dc]

Rnd 9 (10, 11): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 33 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

3-6 months baby Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts** around. [38 dc]

Rnd 5-Rnd 9 (10, 11) : 1 dc in each st around. [38 dc]

Rnd 10 (11, 12): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 36 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months baby Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [40 dc]

Rnd 5-Rnd 9 (11, 12) : 1 dc in each st around. [40 dc]

Rnd 10 (12, 13): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 38 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months baby Simple Seamless DC Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: 1 dc in the first st. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [43 dc]

Rnd 5-Rnd 11 (12, 13) : 1 dc in each st around. [43 dc]

Rnd 12 (13, 14): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 41 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child (Age 3-5 years) Simple Seamless DC Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [45 dc]

Rnd 5-Rnd 11 (12, 13) : 1 dc in each st around. [45 dc]

Rnd 12 (13, 14): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 43 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child (Age 6-10 years) Simple Seamless DC Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [48 dc]

Rnd 5-Rnd 12 (13, 15) : 1 dc in each st around. [48 dc]

Rnd 13 (14, 16): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 46 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 23 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [50 dc]

Rnd 6-Rnd 12 (14, 17) : 1 dc in each st around. [50 dc]

Rnd 13 (15, 18): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 48 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Medium) Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: 1 dc in each of the first 3 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [53 dc]

Rnd 6-Rnd 13 (15, 19) : 1 dc in each st around. [53 dc]

Rnd 14 (16, 20): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 51 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult (Large) Simple Seamless Double Crochet Hat

Using your 6 mm (J) hook (or size required for gauge):

Rnd 1: In a DMR, make 1 sc and 11 dc. [1 sc, 11 dc]

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

Rnd 3: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: 1 dc in each of the first 6 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. [55 dc]

Rnd 6-Rnd 13 (15, 21) : 1 dc in each st around. [55 dc]

Rnd 14 (16, 22): 1 dc in each st around to the last 2 sts. 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st. [1 sc, 1 hdc, 53 dc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

  • Finish off with an invisible join.
  • Weave in any remaining ends.

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  1. Hi Kristen,

    This post should help you: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/you-dont-have-to-use-a-magic-ring/

    It provides 4 options for starting projects that are worked in rounds without using a DMR or MC. There are videos for all 4 methods in the post too.

    I don’t have any earflap hats that are written in the seamless way but you can take this pattern https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/easy-double-crochet-ear-flap-hat/ and start using a sc in the first st rather than a dc. Then work in continuous rounds without slip stitching, or chaining extra stitches.

    For example:
    Newborn

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

    R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]
    Work: R1 as your alternate start method. 1 sc and 11 dc.[1 sc, 11 dc]

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

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

    R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [38]
    Work: R4: *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times then 1 dc in each rem st around. [38]

    R5: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [38]
    Work: R5: 1 dc in each st around. [38]

    R6-R9: Rep R5.

    Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months at the end of the post

    Hope this helps, Rhondda

  2. Hi Rhondda,
    I struggle profoundly with the magic ring/magic circle and therefore I don’t think that it or a DNR/DMC will work out for me… What would be the absolute easiest method for me to try in order to be able to make these simple seamless hat? Also, do you have any super easy seamless hat patterns that feature super easy to do ear flaps?