Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern

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Baby Vanessa has arrived and I just can’t stop crocheting things for her. The Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern is worked from the top-down in joined rounds. I love the simplicity of this design and the soft look the stitch pattern creates; it is almost like gentle waves rippling across the hat.

You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook for this project.

Pictured is Nessa’s 3-6 month baby crochet hat.

The pattern includes sizes Preemie to Adult Large. All pattern sizes are included in my post below, for free.

Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern

Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern
Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern – 3-6 months

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern Baby Sizes

Preemie height 4 inches X 10 inches circumference

Newborn height 4.5 inches X 12 inches circumference

0-3 months height 5.25 inches X 14 inches circumference

3-6 months height 5.5 inches X 15 inches circumference

6-12 months height 5.75 inches X 16 inches circumference

12-24 months height 6.25 inches X 17 inches circumference

Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern Child Sizes

Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 6.5 inches X 18 inches circumference

Child Hat (age 6-10 years) height 7 inches X 19 inches circumference

Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern Teen and Adult Sizes

Teen Hat height 7.25 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 7.5 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) height 7.75 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 3 sts per 1 inch and 3 rounds worked in pattern per 1 inch 

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

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

DMR – double magic ring

g – grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

Rnd – round 

rem – remaining

sc –  single crochet

st/sts – stitch/stitches

yds – yards

* 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

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

DMR

Invisible Join 

Notes

  • Stitch multiple: 2 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)
  • The initial ch-3 does not count as a stitch
  • The sl st does not count as a stitch
  • Make your sl sts tightly.
  • When we begin working the pattern stitch (alternating sc and dc stitches) you will be TURNING your work at the end of each round.
  • You may customize the hat height by working the repeat as many, or as few, times as you wish. Every 3 rounds you add with the stitch pattern, will add approximately 1-inch of height to the hat. 
  • I use an invisible join to finish off my final round of stitches, you may substitute a sl st to join if you prefer.

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Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern
Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern – 3-6 months

Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern Instructions

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

Preemie Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [30 dc]

Rnd 4: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [15 sc, 15 dc]

Rnd 5 – Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4. 

Do not turn after Rnd 10.

Rnd 11: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [30 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Newborn

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [18 sc, 18 dc]

Rnd 5 – Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 4. 

Do not turn after Rnd 12.

Rnd 13: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [36 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

0-3 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [42 dc]

Rnd 5: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [21 sc, 21 dc]

Rnd 6 – Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 5. 

Do not turn after Rnd 13.

Rnd 14: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [42 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

3-6 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [46 dc]

Rnd 5: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [23 sc, 23 dc]

Rnd 6 – Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 5. 

Turn after Rnd 14.

Rnd 15: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [46 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

6-12 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [24 sc, 24 dc]

Rnd 6 – Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 5. 

Do not turn after Rnd 15.

Rnd 16: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [48 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

12-24 months baby

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 11 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [52 dc]

Rnd 6: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [26 sc, 26 dc]

Rnd 7 – Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 6. 

Do not turn after Rnd 16.

Rnd 17: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [52 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [54 dc]

Rnd 6: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [27 sc, 27 dc]

Rnd 7 – Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 6. 

Turn after Rnd 17.

Rnd 18: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [54 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Child Hat (Age 6-10 years)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [58 dc]

Rnd 6: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [29 sc, 29 dc]

Rnd 7 – Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 6. 

Do not turn after Rnd 18.

Rnd 19: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [58 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Teen Hat

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [30 sc, 30 dc]

Rnd 7 – Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 6. 

Turn after Rnd 19.

Rnd 20: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [60 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Hat (Medium)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [64 dc]

Rnd 7: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [32 sc, 32 dc]

Rnd 8 – Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 7. 

Do not turn after Rnd 19.

Rnd 20: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [64 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Hat (Large)

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

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc, sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch), 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc]

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [48 dc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch). *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [66 dc]

Rnd 7: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sc of the round to join. TURN. [33 sc, 33 dc]

Rnd 8 – Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 7. 

Turn after Rnd 20.

Rnd 21: 1 sc in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. [66 sc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Vanessa Crochet Hat Pattern Finishing Instructions

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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