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How To Crochet A New Year's Hat: Free Pattern!

Updated on February 22, 2013
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Have a cute souvenir from New Year's Eve?

Cool! Did you just get a hat or glasses, or did you get a stuffed animal too? If you got the stuffed animal, chances are that the hat you wore is too big for it! Here's a simple and FREE hat crochet pattern for you!

I used size G hook, with light blue yarn to represent New Year's, but purple, white, and silver will also suffice. Also, the yarn is a heavier weight than what I used for the toy top hat, so I think that's why it looks stiffer. I would suggest a thicker yarn for you if you want the same result. Good luck and have fun! =) Done in single crochet.


This pattern is just as simple as my toy top hat! Easy to do and only in single crochet. Enjoy and have fun!

The New Year Hat before the accessories!
The New Year Hat before the accessories!

New Year's Hat Pattern

Ch 4. Join.
R1: sc inc around (8)
R2: sc inc around (16)
R3: (sc inc, sc) around (24)
R4: (sc inc 2 times, sc 2 times) 6 times (36)
R5: sc around in back loops only (36)
R6-10: sc around, in front loops (36) turn
R11: Back loops again, (sc inc, 8 sc) 4 times. (40) Join with previous round, then with current round.
R12: Front loops again, (sc inc, 9 sc) 4 times (44) Finish off. Work in ends.

Alternate Hat Pattern

Crochet rows 1-10 above. Do not turn.

R11: In previous round, (sc inc, 8 sc) 4 times (40)
R12: In current round again, (sc inc, 9 sc) 4 times (44) Finish off. Work in ends.

Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker
Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

Useful AND amusing! Buy this for help with techniques.


New Year's Hat Accessories

I single crocheted the year 2012 into the front of the hat for more decoration. I did not, however, write down any instructions as I did it. To be honest, I didn't think it would turn out so well! If you want directions for the numbers, let me know. I'm sure I can go back and count for you.

That is tin foil sticking out of the top of the hat. I did not have any shiny streamers, colored tinsel, or glittery anything, so I cut strips of tin foil, twisted them together on one end, and then stuck it through the top of the hat. A simple stitch or two will keep it in place, or even a strategically placed staple will do the same. =)

© 2012 Jennifer Kessner


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    • Meisjunk profile image

      Jennifer Kessner 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aw, sorry you didn't see it earlier. Good luck for next year! =) Thanks for the comment and I hope to see a picture when you get to the project!

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      This hat is pretty! I should have seen it earlier, but I guess will use it for 2013. Voted up!

    • Meisjunk profile image

      Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks! =) Good luck if you decide to do it, and let me know how it turns out!

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      howitshouldbe 5 years ago from Australia

      yeah thumbs up :) Great and very informative hub.

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      Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks! =) It really was. It was also an excuse to do something more creative with the top, since New Year's Eve is all about flash and glitter. Have fun if you decide to make it!

      And if anyone else does the pattern, I'd love to see pictures of how they came out!

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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      Looks like a fun hat to make.