How to Crochet a Hat by Creating a Circle - Single or Double Crochet Pattern

Crochet Hat

Crochet a Hat
Crochet a Hat

If can Crochet a Circle Your Halfway There!

If you can crochet a circle you are halfway there to crocheting a hat. A hat is basically curving the yarn and increasing stitches to make it the size you want as you go around.

You basically don't want a spiral but you want to crochet a flat circle. To get the shape you make increases as you go around in order to shape the hat. One suggestion before trying to create a hat it making some flat circles to practice with. Learn the basic of crochet before attempting a project such as a hat to crochet.

Here is a basic crochet hat pattern:

Start with one Color

Using Yarn color - chain 2 stitches .
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, place a marker for beginning of round – 6 stitches.

Round 2: *Single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch *3 times – 9 stitches.

Round 3: *Single crochet in each of next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch *3 times – 12 stitches.

Round 4: *Single crochet in each of next 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch *4 times – 16 stitches.

Round 5: *Single crochet in each of next 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch *4 times – 20 stitches.

Round 6: *Single crochet in each of next 4 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch *4 times – 24 stitches.

Repeat Round 6, working one more single crochet between increases on each round, until there are 36 (40, 44) stitches. Depending on the size of the hat you are crocheting.

Work 1 round even stitches.

Next Round: *Single crochet in each of next 8 (9, 10) stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch *4 times - 40 (44, 48) stitches.

Work 1 (2, 2) rounds even.

Next Round: *Single crochet in each of next 9 (10, 11) stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch *4 times - 44 (48, 52) stitches.

Work 3 (4, 4) rounds even. Fasten off for finished product


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mega1 7 years ago

Cute! I've been crocheting hats since I was a kid and I'm always amazed that people are very impressed with them! They're easy! Anyone can do it - and it IS fun! Have you seen those ones with ruffles all over? I'm trying to have enough patience to even start with one of those. Are you going to follow this up with more instructions on changing colors and finishing it up?


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lorlie6 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

I haven't knitted in ages, but this is so helpful, I just may take it up again; after all, I am going to be a grandma soon!

Thanks!


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mulberry1 6 years ago

This sounds like it may be even easier than the booties I used to crochet years ago.

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