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Easy Crochet Hat, Pearl Beanie

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Easy Crochet Hat

 

Do you love textured hats? Then you will absolutely love this crochet pattern using Puff stitches.

 

Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

 

The hat is worked bottom-up with decreases at the top to shape the hat. Working top-down didn’t give the same effect as working bottom-up. So I decided to pick this approach and just love the outcome.

 

Easy Crochet Hat Tutorial

 

Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

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Materials

1. Worsted weight yarn ( size 4 medium) for the hat. Lion brand Wool-Ease was used for the gauge. The colors used were Fisherman and Rose Heather.

2. Hook J (6 mm) for the body of the hat and hook I (5.5mm) for the hatband.

Use any size hook to attain gauge.

3. One furry pom pom. I used a 3 ½ inch one for the child and adult sizes. Baby sizes might need a 3-inch pom pom.

4. A one-inch metal button for embellishment (optional).

5. Yarn needle to weave in the tails.

 

 

AgeHatband circumferenceHat height
0-3 Months13-1/2"6"
3-6 Months15"6.5"
6-12 Months17"7"
1 to 4 Years(toddler)18-1/2"7.5"
4 to 10 Years(Child)19-1/2"8"
Preteen/Adult Small21"8.5"
Adult Large22"9"

 

 

Gauge

7 puff sts= 4 inches

3 puff st rows = 2 inches tall

 

Pattern for Gauge Swatch

Row 1: Using J(6mm) hook, loosely ch 26. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.——25 sc

 

Row 2: Ch 3 ( counts as first dc here and throughout), *( skip next 2 st, 2 puff sts in next), repeat from * until 3 st left, skip 2 st, 1 dc in last st, turn. ——–7 pairs of Puff sts

 

Row 3: Ch 3, (2 puff sts in the gap between next 2 puff sts), repeat until end, 1 dc on top of ch-3, turn.—–7 pairs of Puff sts

Repeat Row 3 three more times.

 

Yardage

0-3 months: 120 Yards

3-6 months: 135 Yards

6-12 months: 150 Yards

1-3 Years: 165 Yards

3-10 Years: 180 Yards,

Preteen/Small Woman: 195 Yards

Large Woman: 220 Yards

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is in standard American terms.

sc- single crochet

hdc– half double crochet

dc-double crochet

sl st– slip stitch

ch-chain

sk-skip

st-stitch

YO-Yarn over 

fsc-foundation single crochet

 

Stitch Explanation

  1. Foundation Single Crochet (fsc): Helps in working your foundation chain and sc at the same time to create a stretchy band. You can find videos on YouTube on how to make a foundation single crochet. An easy alternative to Fsc has also been given in the pattern.

  2. Puff Stitch: [YO, insert hook into the st or space indicated and pull up a tall loop about the height of a dc st] repeat a total of 4 times, YO and pull through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1 to close the puff st.

  3. Sc2tog: (Insert hook in to the next st and pull up a loop) 2 times, YO and pull through all the 3 loops on hook.

     

Hat Pattern

Notes

1. Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order 0-3 m (3-6m, 6-12m, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large).

2. The hat is worked without turning at the ends.

3. The body of the hat is first worked bottom-up and the hatband is added to the base of the hat with a smaller hook. Due to the nature of the stitch used, making the band first and working the hat onto it left unsightly holes in the band.

4. If you find Fpsc difficult, work option 2 below.

 

 

Round 1 (option 1): With J(6mm) Hook, fsc 33( 39, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57), sl st to the first sc without twisting it. You will notice a small gap at the level of the chain. This can be closed while weaving in the tails. ————33( 39, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57)sc

 

 

Round 1 (option 2, without Fsc): Ch 33 (39, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57), sl st to first ch, ch 1, 1 sc in back bump of next ch (see pic 1 above), 1 sc in back bump of each ch across, 1 sc in same ch as beginning ch-1, sl st to first sc.——-33 (39, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57) sc

 

 

Round 2: Pull up the loop that is already on your hook to the height of a dc, work 2 puff sts into the same st, *(sk next 2 st, 2 puff sts in next st), repeat from * until 2 sts left, sl st to top of first puff st.——–11(13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) pairs of puff sts

 

 

Round 3: Sl st to the gap between the puff sts, pull up the loop on your hook to the height of a dc, work 2 puff sts into the same gap, *(2 puff sts in gap between next 2 puff st), repeat from * until end, sl st to top of first puff st.———-11 (13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) pairs of puff sts

 

 

Repeat Round 3 until your hat is 3 ½ (4, 4, 4, 4, 4 ½, 5) inches tall and work the Next Round below. I got 5 rounds of puff sts in 3 ½ inches, 6 rounds in 4 inches, 7 rounds in 4 ½ inches, and 8 rounds in 5 inches.

 

 

Next Round: Repeat Round 3 but do 3 wraps for your puff sts instead of 4 wraps. So you will have 7 loops on your hook before you pull through all of them and not 9. This will reduce the bulk.—–11(13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) pairs of puff sts

 

 

Shaping the Crown of the Hat

Note (for all the sizes): All the puff stitches in the decrease rounds will only have 3 wraps. You will have 7 loops on your hook before you pull through all of them.

 

 

0-3 Months( 3-6 Months)

Notes

1.  In the next two decrease rounds, when you make your puff sts, you will not ch 1 after you pull through all the 7 loops. This will bring the puff sts closer and gather your hat.

2. Stitch count for 3-6 months is given in brackets.

 

Decrease Round 1: Sl st to the gap between the puff sts, pull up a tall loop, 2 puff sts in the same gap, *( 1 puff st in the gap between next 2 puff sts, 2 puff sts in the gap between next 2 puff sts), repeat from * until end, sl st to top of first puff st.——-6(7) pairs of puff sts alternating with 5(6) individual puff sts

 

Decrease Round 2: Sl st to the gap between the puff sts, pull up a tall loop, work 1 puff st in the same gap, *(1 puff st on top of next puff st, 1 puff st in the gap between next 2 puff sts), repeat from * until end, sl st to top of first puff st..———11(13) Puff sts

 

Round 3 to End (Only for 0-3 Months): Working in a spiral without joining at end of rounds, ch1 and keep working 1sc in next st until a very tiny hole the size of a finger is left, sl st to the next st, fasten off with a long tail. Sew the opening shut and weave in the tail.

 

 

Round 3 (Only for 3-6 Months): Working in a spiral without joining at end of rounds, ch 1 and keep working sc2tog in next two sts until a very tiny hole the size of a finger is left, sl st to the next st, fasten off with a long tail. Sew the opening shut and weave in the tail.

 

 

6-12 Months

Decrease Round 1: Sl st into the gap between the puff sts, pull up the loop to the height of a dc, work 2 puff sts into the same gap, *(1 puff st in gap between next 2 puff sts, 2 puff st in gap between next 2 puff sts), repeat from * until end, sl st to top of first puff st.——8 pairs of puff sts alternating with 7 individual puff sts

 

Note: In the next two rounds, when you make your puff sts, you will not ch 1 after you pull through all the 7 loops. This will bring the puff sts closer and gather your hat.

 

Decrease Round 2: Sl st into the gap between the puff sts, pull up a tall loop, work 1 puff st in the same gap, *( 1 puff st on top of next puff st, 1 puff st in the gap between next 2 puff sts), repeat from * until end, sl st to top of first puff st..———15 puff sts

 

Decrease Round 3: Pull up a tall loop, 1 puff st on top of the same puff st, *(sk next puff st, 1 puff st on top of next puff st), repeat from * until end of pattern, sl st to top of first puff st. ———–8 puff sts

 

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, sl st to first sc. Fasten off with a long tail. Use the tail to sew the tiny opening shut.

 

Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Large Adult

Note: The stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order Toddler (Child, Teen/Small Adult, Large Adult).

 

Decrease Round 1: Sl st into the gap between the puff sts, pull up a tall loop, work 2 puff sts into the same gap, *(1 puff st in the gap between next 2 puff sts, 2 puff st in the gap between next 2 puff sts), repeat from * until end, sl st to top of first puff st.—-8(9, 9, 10) pairs of puff sts alternating with 8(8, 9,9) individual puff sts

 

Decrease Round 2: Sl st to the gap between the puff sts, pull up a tall loop, work 1 puff st in the same gap, *( 1 puff st on top of next puff st, 1 puff st in the gap between next 2 puff sts), repeat from * until end, sl st to the top of first puff st..———16( 17, 18, 19) puff sts

 

Note: In the next two rounds, when you make your puff sts, you will not ch 1 after you pull through all the 7 loops. This will bring the puff sts closer and gather your hat.

 

 

Decrease Round 3: Pull up a tall loop, 1 puff st on top of the same puff st, 1 puff st on top of each puff st across.——–16( 17, 18, 19) puff sts

 

 

Decrease Round 4: Pull up a tall loop, 1 puff st on top of the same puff st, *(sk next puff st, 1 puff st on top of next puff st), repeat from * until end of pattern, sl st to top of first puff st. Fasten off with a long tail if you are making a Toddler size.———-8(9, 9, 10) puff sts

 

 

For Toddler Size

Sew the opening shut with a tapestry needle, weave in the tail.

 

 

For Sizes Child and Up

Round 6: 1 sc in each st around, sl st to first sc, fasten off with a long tail.

Sew the opening shut with a tapestry needle, weave in the tail.

 

Hatband

Notes

1. Gauge for Hat Band: Using I(5.5mm) hook, 13 hdc sts= 4 inches

2. The hatband is worked on to the base of the hat with the smaller hook I(5.5mm). Before you start working the hatband, use the beginning yarn tail to close the small gap in the foundation chain (needed only if you started with a Fsc). Weave in the rest of the tail. The pattern is written to eliminate the seam on your band as far as possible, pay close attention to the beginning and end of Round 1.

 

 

0-3 Months (Continued below)

Round 1: Sl st close to the point where you had the beginning tail, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, *(1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * 10 times until you have 2 st left, 1 hdc in last 2 st, 1 hdc in same st as beginning ch 1, do not sl st and do not turn. —————-44 hdc

 

 

3-6 Months (Continued below)

Round 1: Sl st close to the point where you had the beginning tail, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, *(1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * 9 times until you have 2 st left, 1 hdc in last 2 st, 1 hdc in same st as beginning ch 1, do not sl st and do not turn. —————-49 hdc

 

 

6-12 Months (Continued below)

Round 1: Sl st close to the point where you had the beginning tail, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1,1 hdc in next 4 st, *(1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * 9 times until you have 4 st left, 1 hdc in last 4 st, 1 hdc in same st as beginning ch 1, do not sl st and do not turn. —————-55 hdc

 

 

Toddler (Continued below)

Round 1: Sl st close to the point where you had the beginning tail, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, *(1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * 11 times until you have 3 st left, 1 hdc in last 3 st, 1 hdc in same st as beginning ch 1, do not sl st and do not turn. —————-60 hdc

 

 

Child Size (Continued below)

Round 1: Sl st close to the point where you had the beginning tail, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 3 st, *(1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * 11 times until you have 3 st left, 1 hdc in last 3 st, 1 hdc in same st as beginning ch 1, do not sl st and do not turn. —————-63 hdc

 

 

Pre-teen /Small Adult (Continued below)

Round 1: Sl st close to the point where you had the beginning tail, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 2st, *(1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * 12 times until you have 3 st left, 1 hdc in last 3 st, 1 hdc in same st as beginning ch 1, do not sl st and do not turn. —————-67 hdc

 

 

Adult Large (Continued below)

Round 1: Sl st close to the point where you had the beginning tail, ch 1, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, 1 hdc in next 4 st, *(1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * 12 times until you have 4 st left, 1 hdc in last 4 st, 1 hdc in same st as beginning ch 1, do not sl st and do not turn. —————-70 hdc

 

Continue for All the Sizes

 

Note: The third loop of the hdc is a horizontal bar found behind the stitch. Working into this bar will push the “V” of your stitch to the front to create that knit look for your hatband. See pic 2 above to find out which loop to work into.

 

 

Round 2: 1 hdc in the third loop of next hdc, mark this st, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each st across until you end in the st right before the marked st, do not sl st and do not turn.

 

 

Round 3: 1 hdc in third loop of marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each st across until you end in the st right before the marked st, do not sl st and do not turn.

Note: For sizes 4-10 Years and up, repeat Round 3 once more before proceeding to Round 4 below. If you want your band wider, you will repeat Round 3.

 

 

Round 4: 1 sc in third loop of marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in 3rd loop of each st across until you end in the st right before the marked st, sl st to third loop of marked st, sl st to next sc, fasten off.

 

 

Finishing for All Sizes

Weave in any tails left and sew on the furry pom pom and the button.

 

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