This is a super basic and easy crochet hat pattern. It works up quickly with a skein of bulky weight yarn and is a great hat pattern for beginners and more experienced crocheters alike. If you would prefer to use worsted weight yarn, I have another easy crochet hat pattern here that you can try.
This pattern is written for a standard adult size but can be easily modified to fit any size with this handy Hat Sizing Guide.
Easy Crochet Hat Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- 1 skein bulky weight yarn, approximately 312 yd. (shown here in Lion Brand Scarfie in the Silver/Charcoal colorway)
- US K-10.5 / 6.5 mm hook
- stitch marker
- scissors and yarn needle for finishing
- pom pom, optional (I used this faux fur pom pom that I purchased from Jimmy Beans Wool)
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart.
Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over and insert hook from the front around the back and to the front again around the post of the stitch in the previous row. Complete as a regular double crochet.
Notes: This hat is worked in unjoined rounds until the edging. Use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds.
Gauge = 11 sts in 4 in.
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Make a magic ring (as an alternative to the magic ring, you can ch 2 and work Round 1 in the second ch from hook). t
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), work 8 hdc in ring — 8 sts.
Round 2: Work 1 hdc in next st, work 2 hdc in next st and each st around, join — 16 sts.
Round 3: Work 1 hdc in next st , 1 hdc in next, *2 hdcc in next st, 1 hdc in next, rep from * around, join — 24 sts.
Round 4: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, rep from * around, join — 32 sts.
Round 5: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around, join— 40 sts.
Round 6: Ch 2, work 1 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, rep from * around, join — 48 sts.
Rounds 7 through 16: Work 1 hdc in each stitch around
— 48 sts.
Remove marker and put aside. Sc in next st, sl st in next st to join. Continue on to Edging pattern.
Round 17: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 FPdc around post of next hdc, *1 hdc in next st, 1 FPdc around post of next st, rep from * around, join — 48 sts.
Round 18: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in same st as join, 1 FPdc around post of next FPdc, *1 hdc in next st, 1 FPdc around post of next FPdc, rep from * around, join — 48 sts.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Add a pom pom if desired.
This pattern came in a very timely fashion! I have some bulky yarn that I was requested to make a hat out of. I have a question though because the pattern says it’s worked in unjoined rounds but in each round at says to work a double crochet in the same stitch as the join so I’m just a little confused. Please advise? Thanks!
Hi Sharlyn 🙂 You are correct … that was a cut and paste error on my part. I did work this in unjoined rounds. I have corrected the pattern to reflect that. Thanks for pointing that out!!!
Thank you for your reply and your help! 😊