I’ve finally mastered my first crochet hat, and pretty timely too considering the cold temps are upon us in Toronto! Over the past few months, I tried some different patterns but they didn’t quite work out for me. I kind of made my own variations and think this one is pretty simple to follow. I’m so excited to share this pattern with you!
What you’ll need:
- 1 Skein of yarn – Usually I use a category 5, however this was the colour I wanted and it only came in a category 4. It still worked!
- Crochet hook- size 6.0mm
You’ll need to know how to:
slip knot, chain, single crochet, weave in ends
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
- Foundation: Start with a slip knot, and ch 40 (keep the tension loose), ch 1 extra
- Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. sc 40 across
- Measure the circumference of head size you need. This is how many rows you’ll need to crochet to achieve that length. For me it was 20″. So repeat step 2 until you have your length.
- Once you have completed this, finish off your ends.
- The next step is to thread yarn through the rougher edge of your square and pull it tight so the ends are connected. I used my crochet hook to weave the yarn through, but you can also use a needle. You will still have a hole at the top, but you can do some stitches across to close it up.
- Then do stitches down the side of the hat to join the sides.
- You can fold the bottom end up about 1.5-2″ and just do a couple stitches on each side so it doesn’t unfold.
Crocheting is so much fun! I’m thinking the next step is that I will a fleece liner for this hat to keep me warm during what is predicted to be a pretty bad winter. Have fun making this hat either for yourself or as a gift!