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Free Simple Single Crochet Hat Pattern

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Many amazing hats start with a basic base. I have written up a simple hat using single crochet and am happy to share it here. Whip up these simple hats and leave them as is or add embellishments to turn them into character hats or whatever you’d like! These would also make great hats for charity. Some people keep water and granola bars in their cars for the homeless. Why not hats as well?





For the hat pictured I used all Red Heart Super Saver (the hat is Linen, I LOVE that color!) I have also included a simple explanation of the flower pictured at the bottom.

Simple Single Crochet Beanie

This pattern is copyrighted by KT and the Squid. You may NOT copy, share, change or sell the pattern itself.

If you’d like to sell finished items from this pattern please do! Finished items belong to you and you may do what you wish with them. If you choose to sell them online please credit me (KT and the Squid) as the designer and add a link to my shop (www.ktandthesquid.etsy.com).

All KT and the Squid patterns are tested by wonderful volunteers. If you have any questions or need help just ask.

Materials

J hook

Worsted weight yarn

Scissors

Yarn needle

Tape measure

Abbreviations (click on stitches to see the definitions and videos)

Ch= chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Ssc = Spike Single Crochet

Gauge

Approximately 12sc x 15 rows = 4” square

* Save time and check your gauge! I crochet on the loose side.

Size

Newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child and Adult.

Notes

    • Read all instructions before beginning.
    • This hat is worked in continuous rounds. You will NOT join at the end of each round.
    • You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker to mark the first st of every round.
    • You may replace the ch 2 at the beginning with a magic ring if you’d like (do NOT count skipped ch as a stitch).
    • Click here for instructions for an invisible join. 

Instructions

Newborn

Ch 2

Round 1 – Work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3 – *sc in next, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4 – *scin next 2, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5 – *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6 – *sc in next 4, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (36)

Round 7 – Sc in every st around. (36)

Repeat round 7 until your hat measures 5” long. You can fasten off here or for something a bit more special: *Ssc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around. Finish with an invisible join.

3-6 Months

Ch 2

Round 1 – Work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3 – *sc in next, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4 – *scin next 2, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5 – *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6 – *sc in next 4, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (36)

Round 7 – *sc in next 5, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (42)

Round 8Sc in every st around. (42)

Repeat round 8 until your hat measures 5.5” long. You can fasten off here or for something a bit more special: *Ssc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around. Finish with an invisible join.

6-12 Months

Ch 2

Round 1 – Work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3 – *sc in next, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4 – *scin next 2, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5 – *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6 – *sc in next 4, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (36)

Round 7 – *sc in next 5, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (42)

Round 8 – *sc in next 6, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (48)

Round 9Sc in every st around. (48)

Repeat round 9 until your hat measures 6.5” long. You can fasten off here or for something a bit more special: *Ssc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around. Finish with an invisible join.

Toddler

Ch 2

Round 1 – Work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3 – *sc in next, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4 – *scin next 2, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5 – *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6 – *sc in next 4, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (36)

Round 7 – *sc in next 5, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (42)

Round 8 – *sc in next 6, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (48)

Round 9 – *sc in next 7, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (54)

Round 10Sc in every st around. (54)

Repeat round 10 until your hat measures 7” long. You can fasten off here or for something a bit more special: *Ssc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around. Finish with an invisible join.

Child

Ch 2

Round 1 – Work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3 – *sc in next, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4 – *scin next 2, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5 – *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6 – *sc in next 4, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (36)

Round 7 – *sc in next 5, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (42)

Round 8 – *sc in next 6, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (48)

Round 9 – *sc in next 7, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (54)

Round 10 – *sc in next 8, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (60)

Round 11Sc in every st around. (60)

Repeat round 11 until your hat measures 7.5” long (OR 8” for a small adult/teen). You can fasten off here or for something a bit more special: *Ssc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around. Finish with an invisible join.

Adult

Ch 2

Round 1 – Work 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Round 2 – 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3 – *sc in next, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4 – *scin next 2, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (24)

Round 5 – *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (30)

Round 6 – *sc in next 4, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (36)

Round 7 – *sc in next 5, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (42)

Round 8 – *sc in next 6, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (48)

Round 9 – *sc in next 7, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (54)

Round 10 – *sc in next 8, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (60)

Round 11 – *sc in next 9, 2 sc in next; repeat from * around. (66)

Round 11Sc in every st around. (66)

Repeat round 11 until your hat measures 8.5” long. You can fasten off here or for something a bit more special: *Ssc in next, sc in next; repeat from * around. Finish with an invisible join.

Flower

To make the flower pictured I completed the first few rounds of the hat (for the child size I did 5 rounds) to make a circle. Then, I added the color by making a bunch of French knots. I started with gold in the middle then some orange and coral towards the outside of the circle. I finished by sewing the circle onto the hat.

Feel free to add you creations using this pattern to Ravelry. I’d love to see what you come up with!


27 thoughts on “Free Simple Single Crochet Hat Pattern

  1. Thank you!

  2. Looks great! I have never seen a flower like that, I love french knots! Super cute.

    1. Thanks! It was my attempt at some sort of embroidery 🙂

  3. Love your hat! Just finished one almost like it last night. Without the beautiful flower. Could you explain to me what a spiked single crochet stitch is, or maybe share a link that would explain it.
    Thanks Teresa

    1. Here’s the link to my definition (you can also click on it in the abbreviations in the pattern 🙂 )
      http://ktandthesquid.com/crochet-stitch-dictionary-and-abbreviations/spike-single-crochet/
      Sorry no pictures yet. I was going to do some but I’ve been super sick 🙁

      1. So sorry you are sick. Hope you feel better soon. Thank you for such a fast response.

        1. Thanks! I’m feeling a bit better today 🙂
          I just did a quick video. I’ll see if I can get it up soon!

  4. Thank you for the free pattern. I received a link to your site from Crochet for Cancer. I’m not a crocheter, yet, but hope to use your pattern tobecome one! Thanks, again.

  5. I would love to make these to donate to cancer patients at hosoital where I’m taking chemo for breast cancer stage 2…I love making others smile!!! Thank you for having this availabe!!

    1. That’s a great use for this pattern!
      Prayers to you Cindy.

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  11. is it necessary to spike single crochet?

    1. Nope, I just added that for something a little special at the bottom 😉
      Thanks!
      Katy

      1. thanks so much, I was sort of confused 😀

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  13. beautiful I think this will be added to my to do list.

  14. Thank you for this great pattern! I am a beginner, and this was easy enough for me to do with minimal frustration. It turned out very cute- I can’t see a place to post a photo or I would put it on here… I made it in pink with two pom poms on top 🙂

    1. You can post a photo on Ravelry or share one on my Facebook page. Sounds cute!
      -Katy

  15. Hi, I have been making this in toddler size, following the exact yarn, hook and pattern that you shared. After halfway, I decided to try it on my toddler’s head, and it seems to be quite tight. I am now worried that it might not fit her once it is done, especially for winter end of this year. My question is, can I still make some increases when I am already halfway done? If yes, how should I do it? Appreciate if you could reply me as soon as possible, coz I really can’t wait to finish it. Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Noviera, be sure to check your gauge and use the appropriate size hook to match my gauge. We all have different tension like handwriting so you probably just need to go up a hook size or two. I have a post about gauge on my blog if you need help 🙂

      1. Here’s the post on gauge. http://ktandthesquid.com/2013/12/06/how-to-gauge/
        You’ll also need to make sure to measure your child’s head. My patterns are based off standard sizes but not all children are the same so it’s also possible you’ll need to go up a hat size. Hope that helps!

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