Snap I Lost My Hat Pattern

When you purchase through links on my site, I may earn an affiliate commission.
Here’s how it works.

Last week I lost my favourite hat.

There really was nothing extra special about this hat except that it was super comfortable and warm and long enough to cover my ears.

People always complimented me on my hat – which I found odd since it was such a basic hat…but once I had lost it – I really missed it so I had to make another!

It is a very quick and easy pattern so I went to the store picked up another ball of yarn and worked it up.

The pattern below is for the basic hat in all sizes – a hat perfect for boys and girls (men and women).

It works up in less than an hour and uses 1-2 balls of Super Bulky Yarn. For my hat pictured here I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in colourway “Grass”.

To make the decorative button edge for the 6-10, teen and adult versions please scroll to the bottom, it is a quick ‘faux’ band with button which is added at the very end of the hat pattern.

Free Pattern

Snap I Lost My Hat Pattern

Snap I lost my hat pattern is available in sizes preemie to adult large. This quick & simple crochet hat is made with Super Bulky Weight Yarn and a 9 mm hook. #crochethat #freepattern

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (1-2 balls)
Hook: 9 mm (N-13)
Gauge: 1.75 sts per inch and 2.15 rows per inch

Please ensure you check your gauge. If you are crocheting more than 1.75 sts per inch and more than 2 rows per inch you will need to go up a hook size or two to make the hat work; until you can reach gauge. Otherwise your hat will be too small. This pattern is not crocheted tightly!!

The pattern is based on maths and will work out to precisely the size indicated if your gauge is the same as the gauge listed above. If it isn’t the hat will not fit as you expect it to fit. The gauge should be measured after you have completed your increase rounds – so on the rounds you work ‘even’ (with the same number of stitches in each round).

Add this to Queue and Favorites

Note: These hats are meant to reach the base of your earlobe – if you would like them to be shorter decrease the number of repeat rounds. Each round decreased is equal to approximately 1/2″ in height. So to make the preemie hat mid ear you would decrease repeat rounds to R4-7 to reach an appoximate height of 4″.

Abbreviations: R – round, MR – magic ring, sc – single crochet, blsc – back loop single crochet (i.e. single crochet in the back loop only), st – stitch, sts – stitches, ” – inch

Helpful Tutorials:

If you are new to crochet, you can always refer to my How to Crochet Guide and Crochet Stitches and Symbols for more information. For my crochet video tutorials, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.


Magic Ring
Invisible Join (to finish off)

These hats are worked in continuous rounds (or spirals). You do not slip stitch to join at the end of the round.

Snap I Lost My Hat Pattern Instructions

Using your 9 mm hook:

Preemie:
To fit: 12″ head circumference and 4.5″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4-9: 1 blsc in each st around (26)

Newborn:
To fit: 13.5″ head circumference and 5″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 5 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (23)
R5-11: 1 blsc in each st around (26)

0-3 months:
To fit: 16″ head circumference and 6″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 1 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (25)
R6-13: 1 blsc in each st around (25)

3-6 months:
To fit: 17″ head circumference and 6.5″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 2 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (26)
R6-14: 1 blsc in each st around (26)

6-12 months:
To fit: 18″ head circumference and 6.5″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 2 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (28)
R6-14: 1 blsc in each st around (28)

1-3 years:
To fit: 19″ head circumference and 7″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6-15: 1 blsc in each st around (30)

3-5 years:
To fit: 20″ head circumference and 7.5″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 4 sts) 2 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (32)
R7-16: 1 blsc in each st around (32)

6-10 years:
To fit: 21″ head circumference and 8″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 4 sts) 3 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (33)
R7-17: 1 blsc in each st around (33)

If you wish to add the faux button band please do not finish off and scroll to the bottom of this post.

Adult (small):
To fit: 22″ head circumference and 8.5″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 4 sts) 4 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (34)
R7-19: 1 blsc in each st around (34)

If you wish to add the faux button band please do not finish off and scroll to the bottom of this post.

Adult (Medium):
To fit: 23″ head circumference and 8.5″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7-19: 1 blsc in each st around (36)

If you wish to add the faux button band please do not finish off and scroll to the bottom of this post.

Adult (Large):
To fit:
24″ head circumference and 9″ height (this is a hat to cover the ears)

R1: MR 6 sc (6)
R2: 2 blsc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 blsc in first st, 1 blsc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 blsc in the first st, 1 blsc in each of the next 5 sts) 2 times, 1 blsc in each remaining st around (38)
R8-20: 1 blsc in each st around (38)

If you wish to add the faux button band please do not finish off and scroll to the bottom of this post.

Snap I lost my hat pattern is available in sizes preemie to adult large. This quick & simple crochet hat is made with Super Bulky Weight Yarn and a 9 mm hook. #crochethat #freepattern

Snap I Lost My Hat Pattern Faux Button Band for 6-10, Teen and Adult Sizes:

Chain 6.

Faux Button Band Tutorial @OombawkaDesignCrochet

Now working into the front loop left on your hat, 3 stitches directly above your last st , slip stitch into the front loop. Slip stitch 1 time in each of the next 2 front loops.

Faux Button Band Tutorial @OombawkaDesignCrochet

Now move 1 stitch down, toward the finished edge of your hat, and slip stitch into that front loop. Slip stitch 1 time in each front loop around until you meet up with the chain 6 section.

Faux Button Band Tutorial Snap I Lost My Hat Pattern @OombawkaDesignCrochet

Finish off leaving a 10 inch tail.  Now thread a the yarn end on your yarn needle and hand stitch the button loop into position (see photos). Finish off and weave in ends.

Faux Button Band Tutorial  Snap I Lost My Hat Pattern by @OombawkaDesignCrochet

You may also like this free crochet hat pattern that is worked in half double crochet stitches, in the third loop. Make the Get It Together Hat.

Crochet Hat Patterns

Crochet Cheat Sheet | Magic Ring Tutorial | Invisible Join Tutorial | Double Magic Ring Tutorial

Oombawka Design Crochet Free Patterns

Oombawka Design Crochet Free Patterns

Signature

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

20 Comments

  1. Hi Amy, It might be your gauge – the slip stitches are being used as a decorative stitch so they are not being crocheted tightly. No we do not turn the hat inside out when we are done. When you were crocheting did you crochet around the outside, or were you working around the inside of the hat? if you were working around the inside it somehow became ‘inside out’ so you will need to flip it right side out 🙂 If you are having trouble maintaining gauge with the slip stitches you could switch to single crochet stitches for that bit. All the best, Rhondda

  2. Are you supposed to turn it inside out? I did, then I did the faux button band and that row of slip stitches now makes it that I can’t put the hat on my head – it won’t stretch at that row. What am I doing wrong?

  3. Hi Kim! LOL!! Thank you for catching this – no it will fit approximately 19″; the finished hat will be about 17″ circumference if you reach the gauge listed in the pattern and will stretch 2 inches. You are the very first person who noticed that typo! Thank you for letting me know so I could fix it 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  4. Hi! Thanks for posting these patterns. Quick question – does the 1-3 year old zine really fit a 22″ head circumference like the small adult size? Just wanted to clarify. Thanks!! 🙂

  5. I love it! I made an adult small for my 10 year old, because my gauge was a little small. I added a crocheted flower instead of a button. Thanks for the pattern. 🙂

  6. Hi Rhondda, great pattern! Simple yet beautiful. I gathered a stash of beautiful multi coloured thick and thin yarn years ago but was never sure what to use it for………..problem solved! Every colour way looks gorgeous. My very favourite part of this hat pattern is that it is reversible. Plain colours look nice when the hat is inside out but my multi colours are just stunning! I have lots of fun showing people at the markets I sell at that they can wear it either way. Lol, now I sound like a crazy yarn lady. Anyway, thanks for helping me reduce my mountainous stash by a good 20 skeins!
    Kind regards,
    Cathie M from New Zealand. ?

  7. I’m stuck at that spot, too… The pictures are very helpful, and I’m following it fine until I do the one ss where it’s marked in pink… then I’m lost on where to go to meet the chain 6.
    you say to ss “around”, but I don’t know which direction… and is the chain 6 just loose or is it connected somehow? Thanks!!

  8. I followed your pattern with 2 strands of yarn and an N 15/10 mm hook, I will be making more!
    Thank you for the free pattern!

  9. I love the look of this hat! I might just have to do this one for Myself! Thanks for the pattern.

  10. Hi Mary! It is very scary the difference between different crochet hooks sometimes! I’m happy you were able to figure it out and get the hat size you wanted! Rhondda

  11. i found problems with the same size hook, one plastic and one metal, resulting in normal hat and mini pixie hat! 😉
    and i hate gauge swatching!

  12. hey, my friend and i decided to make this hat, and this was her first crochet project and she already had a metal N hook. i bought a plastic N and we both got yarn and started anew….hers was tight and small, and i thought it must just be her getting used to crochet, her yarn tension, first time hat, etc., but when i switched hooks with her, i got tighter and hers was fine! i wouldn’t have believed it if we hadn’t experienced it together, and i did not check the mm measurement, but the difference between the metal and plastic hook was amazing!
    super pattern and sweet hat! thanks!!

  13. Hi LindY 🙂 I’m happy you like this design! It is super easy to work up too! all the best, Rhondda

  14. Hi Terra,

    If you reach the gauge specified in the pattern, you will crochet the exact size hat indicated. The hats are designed using the mathematical equation for the circumference of a circle. So as long as you reach and maintain the gauge – you can even use a different size hook 🙂 it won’t make a difference in the size – it may make the hat look different but as long as you maintain the gauge for the pattern the hat will turn out the correct size 🙂

    Hope this helps!
    and the hat pictured (the green one) is Adult Medium and I wear it everyday 🙂

    Thanks!
    Rhondda

  15. wondering if anyone else had sizing issues. I was supposedly making an adult medium hat. I used my N hook which btw is 10mm instead 9mm and it doesn’t fit my 3 yrs old. Frustrated. Hat was supposed to be for me, that’s not happening. I am not a beginner so IDK what to do …gunna try a bigger size.

  16. Thank you very much for sharing this pattern with us. I love the design, and it is on my to-do-list, at the top.

  17. Hi Stacey, Of course! you can always sell anything you crochet from one of my patterns! I would love if you shared my post link on your Facebook page 🙂 Feel free to use any of the photos too 🙂 Thanks so much! Rhondda

  18. I was curious if we can sell the hats we make from your wonderful pattern? Is it okay for me to share this page on my facebook page? Thanks in advance for the answers and for the patterns.

  19. Hi, sorry you lost your favorite hat. Thanks for the free pattern. I”m having all kinds of trouble trying to figure out the slip stitching for the brim, even with the pictures, do I start the 1st one where it shows the #1 or do I start where it shows the #3 and work down? also after this 3rd slip stitch and move down a row and do a ss, do I go straight down?, some reason , I”m not meeting up with the chain 6? Any help would be appreciated, as I love the hat.. Thanks