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Super Simple Crochet Hat Pattern

Kimberly is a 19-year-old jewelry artist, soap maker, and crocheter. She lives happily with her boyfriend in northern Minnesota.

Even beginners can crochet this warm hat! It's made with a larger hook so the stitches are nice and chunky.

Even beginners can crochet this warm hat! It's made with a larger hook so the stitches are nice and chunky.

Make a Double Crochet Hat to Gift or Donate

This is a super simple double crochet hat pattern that is perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a quick and easy project. This would be a good choice for those who like to do donations to homeless shelters around the holidays. This pattern is also made with acrylic yarn and a slightly larger crochet hook, making the hat a bit puffier and very warm!

Supplies and Abbreviations

For this tutorial, I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. You will also need a darning needle for weaving in your ends.

Abbreviations

HDC: Half double crochet

DC: Double crochet

Ch: Chain

slst: Slip stitch

Step-by-Step Instructions

This work will not be turned at the end of each row. Instead, you will join with a slip stitch and continue working in a circle.

Ch 2

Row 1: 6 HDC into the second ch from hook. Join to beginning with slst

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 DC into each stitch around. Join to beginning with slst

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 DC into each stitch around. Join to beginning with slst

Row 4: Ch 2, 1 DC into first stitch *2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next* Repeat until end of round. Join to beginning with slst

Row 5: Ch 2, 1 DC into first 2 stitches *2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next 2 stitches* Repeat * until end of round. Join to beginning with slst

Row 6: Ch 2, 1 DC into first 3 stitches *2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next 3 stitches* Repeat * until end of round. Join to beginning with slst

Row 7: Ch 2, 1 DC into first 4 stitches *2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next 4 stitches* Repeat * until end of round. Join to beginning with slst

Row 8: Ch 2, 1 DC into first 5 stitches *2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC into next 5 stitches* Repeat * until end of round. Join to beginning with slst

Row 9–25: 1 DC into each stitch around. Join to beginning with slst

Finishing

Once you complete row 25, you can tie off your yarn, or you can add a few more rows if you would like the fold to be a bit wider.

Fold the end up about 4 rows; you should be stitching into row 9. With your darning needle, connect the stitch on your last row to the matching stitch of row 9; this is most easily done by starting where the seam is with your slst. That way, it does not end up crooked.

If you choose to make your fold wider, then you can choose what row you attach it to, but I still suggest starting at your seam.

Once you have your hat whip stitched all the way back to the beginning, tie it in so it does not unweave, and then weave in your end.

After that, you have a hat ready to wear or give as a gift! Happy hooking, everybody!

Wear your hat, give it as a gift, or donate it to charity!

Wear your hat, give it as a gift, or donate it to charity!