Double Crochet Hat in 10 Sizes

Everyone needs a good, basic hat pattern in their repertoire, and today I am sharing mine.  When I first decided to become a stay-at-home mom, I started supplementing my income by selling crochet, and hats were my big seller!  I made many cute photo prop hats, which I will share patterns for eventually, but first you need to start with a nice, basic hat.  These are cute as is, but can also be embellished with appliques, ear flaps, flowers, or animal faces! 

I have since moved on to pattern writing (which I am having SO much fun with), but I will still occasionally sell.  I love the joy it brings to the customers!  Whether you sell or make your projects for your loved ones, this hat pattern is a great reference to have.

***I have now added finished sizes of each hat for reference***

Supplies

 

Abbreviations

  • Sl St: slip stitch
  • Ch: chain
  • SC: single crochet
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • DC: double crochet

 

Gauge:

15 sts x 7 DC rows = 4" square

 

Finished Sizes (please note these will vary with different tension)

Hat Size/Height/Diameter (of the bottom of the hat)

Premie/4.25"/5.5"

Newborn/4.5"/6"

0-3 months/5.25"/6.75"

3-6 months/5.75"/7.5"

6-12 months/6.25"/8.25"

Toddler/6.75"/8.75"

Child (small)/7.25"/10"

Child (large)/7.5"/10.25"

Adult (small)/8"/10.5"

Adult/8.25"/11"

 

Special Notes:

  • The end of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round using a sl st.
  • Chain stitches at the beginning of each round do NOT count as a stitch.  The first stitch of the round should be worked into the first stitch of the previous round

 

Premie

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 9 DC in magic circle (9)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (18)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (27)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (36)

Rounds 5-8:  Ch 2, DC around (36)

Round 9: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (36)

 

Newborn

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)

Rounds 5-9:  Ch 2, DC around (40)

Round 10: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (40)

 

0-3 Months

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (44)

Rounds 5-10:  Ch 2, DC around (44)

Round 11: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (44)

 

3-6 months

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next 10 sts, repeat from * around (48)

Round 6-11: Ch 2, DC around (48)

Round 12: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (48)

 

6-12 Months

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next 10 sts, repeat from * around (48)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next 11 sts, repeat from * around (52)

Round 7-12: Ch 2, DC around (52)

Round 13: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (52)

 

Toddler

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next 10 sts, repeat from * around (48)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next 11 sts, repeat from * around (52)

Round 7: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next 12 sts, repeat from * around (56)

Round 8-13: Ch 2, DC around (56)

Round 14: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (56)

 

Child (Small)

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (50)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four sts, repeat from * around (60)

Rounds 7-14:  Ch 2, DC around (60)

Round 15: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (60)

 

Child (Large)

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (50)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four sts, repeat from * around (60)

Round 7: Ch 2, *2 DC in next 29 sts, repeat from * around (62)

Rounds 7-14:  Ch 2, DC around (62)

Round 15: Ch 1, HDC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (62)

 

Adult (Small)

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three sts, repeat from * around (50)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four sts, repeat from * around (60)

Round 7: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next 14 sts, repeat from * around (64)

Rounds 8-15:  Ch 2, DC around (64)

Round 16: Ch 1, SC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (64)

 

Adult

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 2, DC 11 stitches in magic circle (11)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (22)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC, repeat from * around (33)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two st, repeat from * around (44)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next three st, repeat from * around (55)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next four st, repeat from * around (66)

Rounds 7-15:  Ch 2, DC around (66)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDC around.  Tie off and weave in ends. (66)

You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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