With the autumn coming in, I thought it would be a good time to share with you an old family hat crochet pattern. It’s pretty simple so great for beginners and uses a spiral as its basis. Even better, you can make a really cute hat in just over an hour!
In the guide below I’m using some double knitting yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook.
Step 2. Join together with a slip stitch to form a foundation ring.
Step 3. Round 1: Make 12 UK treble (US double) stitches into the centre of your ring. As a reminder the UK treble is yarn around hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn around hook, draw loop back through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn around hook, draw loop through 2 stitches ( 2 loops on hook), yarn around hook, draw loop through last 2 stitches on hook to give you 1 loop on your hook.
Step 4. Round 2: You will be crocheting into the gaps / spaces between your stitches of your previous round. Into the first gap / space make one UK treble (US double) stitch and into the second space crochet two UK treble (US double) stitches. Into the 3rd space, crochet one UK treble and 4th space two UK trebles. Continue the round in this manner, increasing into every other space.
Step 5. Round 3: As round 2 increase into every other space / gap by working one UK treble (US double) stitch into one space and two UK treble (US double) stitches into the next.
Step 6. Round 4: As round 2. Your hat should be starting to take shape and curling inwards at the edges.
After this round you have finished your increasing – my circle diameter is approx 11cm at this stage. To help keep track of which round you are on it helps to put in a marker. I tied in a piece of yellow yarn at the end of my 4th round to do this.
Step 7. Round 5 – 16. Work one UK treble (US double) stitch into each space of your previous row.
Here’s my hat after round 8: (4 rounds after the maker):
and again after round 11 (7 rounds after the marker).
Step 8. After round 16 it’s time to finish off the hat and create a smooth edge that flows into your previous round. To do this work one UK treble into your next gap, 1 UK double into the next space, and 1 slip stitch into your final gap. Fastern off your yarn .
Step 9. To make a pretty flower to go on the side of your hat, repeat steps 1 – 4 (up to round 2) for the inner tier and steps 1 – 5 (up to round 3) for the outer tier.
The flower pieces are stitched together and sewn to the hat with a small button as a centre piece.
Voila! My finished one and a bit hour hat!
What I love about this pattern is that it is easy to adapt. For a longer hat crochet a few extra rounds, add a scalloped edge or beads to the bottom edge for an elegant look. If you wanted to make a turning chain to start each round rather than work on a spiral the angle of your stitch posts will change to give to a different look.
I would love to hear how you use / adapt this pattern – please send me a post to share!
Quick Crochet Hat Pattern Summary:
Chain 6, join into ring with slip stitch
Work 12 UK treble’s into centre of ring
3 rounds of increasing: 2 UK trebles and 1 UK treble into alternative spaces
12 rounds of single UK trebles into each space
Taper off with 1 UK treble, I Uk double, I slip stitch.