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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.

Free simple single crochet hat by KT and the Squid. Newborn to adult.

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.

Free simple single crochet hat by KT and the Squid. Newborn to adult.

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!
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