Sweetly Serene Hat Pattern

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This hat is VERY easy to make – using only single crochet stitches and single crochet 2 together stitches throughout the entire pattern.

Simply Serene Hat - Modelled - Free Pattern

The finished hat can be crocheted in a solid color, or in stripes of color. This pattern was designed using the new 24/7 Cotton Yarn from Lion Brand Yarns. This is a 100% Mercerized Cotton and a medium weight [4] yarn. Each ball has 3.5 oz (100g); 186 yd (170 m). It is machine washable and dryable and beautiful to work with…the color range is spectacular too! 24 different colors! Check this video out to see them!

When I sat down to design this hat I had a very specific purpose in mind. The CLICK for Babies Campaign – to educate new parents and communities about the period of PURPLE crying many babies go through. You can read all about this Campaign and how you can help in my upcoming post this Sunday, March 27, 2016. 

I decided to also offer the other sizes in this hat pattern because I believe it will make a great chemo cap – it is soft and super breathable when made in cotton – the size is designed to fit to the base of the earlobe and the stitches do not have wide spaces between them so you have full coverage. You can make it in a solid color, in stripes or with a wide band of color – totally up to you and easy to achieve a unique look by changing up the colors of the 2-repeat rows.

This hat is easy enough for a determined beginner to try as it uses only basic crochet stitches.

I hope the Sweetly Serene Hat becomes another one of your favorite charity crochet hat patterns.

Blessings to you all, Rhondda

Sweetly Serene Hat

Supplies

    • 24/7 Cotton (Lion Brand Yarns) – Sample Uses Pink, White and Purple. The amount you will need will range based on the size hat you are making.
    • 4 mm (G) crochet hook
    • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

See individual sizes below in the pattern instructions section.

Gauge

single crochet rounds at top of the hat 4.6 rounds / inch

worked in pattern stitches (not measured at the top of the hat but on the sides)

3.5 stitches / inch
4.25 rounds / inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain one space
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
RS – right side
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Back Bump

Invisible Join

How to Add Change Colors on the Last Yarn Over

Notes

  • Stitch Multiple 2
  • Do not sl st to join unless indicated.
  • Color changes are simple on this hat 🙂 You can get the effect I did on Darla’s striped hat, simply by changing colors every 2 rounds (the first round will be a *2 sc in next sc, sk next ch1sp** round and the 2nd round must be the one immediately following it). Change color on the last yarn over of the last stitch (not chain) of the row before the one you want the new color to be starting on. See helpful tutorials for this technique. The exact instructions were included in the 6-10 year size for the hat Darla is wearing in the photo.
  • These hats have been designed to reach the base of the ear.
  • Change the height of this hat easily by adding 2 rounds for each half inch of height you want; or decrease 2 rounds for each half inch (0.5″) of height you want to remove.
  • Hat too tight – please check your gauge.  If your chain stitches are tiny and tight your hat will likely not fit. Please measure your gauge to be sure – visually speaking the chain loops will be the same size as your sc2tog loops…if they look smaller you may have a gauge problem.
  • These hats are based on maths – to standard head sizes. Not all heads will be the standard size – I mean honestly – we are human and we are all different. Gauge is super important for fitted garments – especially items like hats! So, if you are substituting yarn and hook be sure you understand how to check your gauge properly.

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 Sweetly Serene Hat 6-10 year size Free Pattern

Pattern Instructions

 

Preemie

Sized to fit 12″ head circumference; hat height 4.5″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times; 1 sc in each rem sc around [40]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [40]

R9: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [40]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [40]

R11: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [40]

Rep R10 and R11, four more times for a total of 19 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

Newborn 

Sweetly Serene Hat

Sized to fit head circumference of 14″; hat height of 5″.

This shows the 2-color variation with only 2 color stripes. CLICK for Babies – PURPLE Crying Period Hat Campaign

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times, 1 sc in each rem st around [46]

R9: *2 sc in next st, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [46]

R10: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col B on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [46]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, sk next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [46]

R12: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col A on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [46]

R13: Rep R11

R14: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [46]

R15: Rep R11

R16: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col B on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [46]

R17: Rep R11

R18: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col A on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [46]

R19: Rep R11

R20: Rep R14

R21: Rep R11

R22: Rep R14, finish off with an invisible join and weave in any ends.

 

0 to 3 months

Sized to fit 16″ head circumference; hat height 6″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times; 1 sc in each rem sc around [52]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [56]

R11: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [56]

R12: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [56]

R13: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [56]

Rep R12 and R13, seven more times for a total of 26 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

3 to 6 months

Sized to fit 17″ head circumference; hat height 6.25″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 2 times; 1 sc in each rem sc around [56]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [56]

R12: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [56]

R13: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [56]

R14: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [56]

Rep R13 and R14, six more times for a total of 26 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

6 to 12 months

Sized to fit 18″ head circumference; hat height 6.75″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [60]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [60]

R12: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [60]

R13: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [60]

R14: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [60]

Rep R13 and R14, seven more times for a total of 28 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

12 mos – 3 years

Sized to fit 19″ head circumference; hat height 7″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [60]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times, 1 sc in each rem sc around [64]

R12: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [64]

R13: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [64]

R14: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [64]

R15: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [64]

Rep R14 and R15, seven more times for a total of 31 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

3-5 years

Sized to fit 20″ head circumference; hat height 7.5″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [60]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [66]

R12: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [66]

R13: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [66]

R14: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [66]

R15: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [66]

Rep R14 and R15, nine more times for a total of 33 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

6-10 years

Sweetly Serene Hat 6-10 Year Sized Free Pattern

This shows the 3-color variation worn by Darla in the photo; for Darla I modified the hat by 2 rounds because she is 6-years old and a dainty 6-years old. Darla’s hat finishes off after R33.

Sized to fit 21″ head circumference; hat height 8″.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [60]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [66]

R12: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 sc in each rem sc around [70]

R13: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [70]

R14: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col B on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R15: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [70]

R16: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col A on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R17: Rep R15

R18: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col C on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R19: Rep R15

R20: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col A on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R21: Rep R15

R22: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col B on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R23: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [70]

R24: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col A on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R25: Rep R15

R26: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col C on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R27: Rep R15

R28: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col A on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R29: Rep R15

R30: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col B on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R31: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [70]

R32: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col A on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R33: Rep R15

R34: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around; changing to Col C on the last yarn over of the last sc2tog. [70]

R35: Rep R15, finishing off with an invisible join and weaving in any ends.

 

Adult (Small)

Sized to fit 22″ head circumference; hat height 8.25″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [60]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [66]

R12:*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [72]

R13: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 sc in each rem sc around [74]

R14: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [74]

R15: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [74]

R16: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [74]

R17: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [74]

Rep R16 and R17, nine more times for a total of 35 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

Adult (Medium)

Sized to fit 22″ head circumference; hat height 8.5″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [60]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [66]

R12:*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [72]

R13: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 sc in each rem sc around [74]

R14: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [74]

R15: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [74]

R16: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [74]

R17: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [74]

Rep R16 and R17, ten more times for a total of 37 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

 

Adult (Large)

Sized to fit 23″ head circumference; hat height 8.5″.

This is written as a solid hat color.

R1: ch 3, 6 sc in MR [6]

R2: 2 sc in each sc around [12]

R3: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [24]

R5: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [30]

R6: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [36]

R7: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [42]

R8: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [48]

R9: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [54]

R10: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [60]

R11: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [66]

R12:*2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times [72]

R13: *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 11 sc**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [78]

R14: *2 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc**. Rep from * to ** around. [78]

R15: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [78]

R16: *2 sc in next sc, sk ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** around [78]

R17: *sc2tog, ch 1**. Rep from * to ** around. [78]

Rep R16 and R17, eleven more times for a total of 39 rounds. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

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7 Comments

  1. I’m hoping to make some of these hats for a charity project at my local hospital, but I’m stumped; what does MR stand for? (As in “Ch 3, 6 sc in MR”)

  2. Hi Beverley! Thank you SO much for catching this! I of course carried through the missing “sc” into every single size of the pattern! Updating right now!! Thank you again 🙂 Best of luck with the hat! Rhondda

  3. In size 6-10 you’re missing “sc” in R2. It says:
    R2: 2 in each sc…

    But should be:
    R2: 2 sc in each sc…

    I’m on round 3 so far, my second hat ever 🙂 Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

  4. I saw this pattern, Sweetly Serene Hat, it says it’s an easy pattern, but I’m having trouble understanding some of the instructions!! Could you help me please?