Crochet Hats

There are 3 different ways to crochet a hat: top-down, bottom-up, and flat. The first two worked in the round, and the other is worked side to side, in rows. If you’re comfortable with increases, you can learn how to crochet a hat in the round very easily, but otherwise, you can crochet a hat without a magic circle. Are you still new to crochet? Don’t worry! This guide will show you how to crochet a hat for beginners in no time – start with the bottom-up crochet hat and then, once you’re comfortable with increases, go with the top-down design.

How to Crochet a Hat, Step-by-Step
Before you get started, there are two measurements you should get – your head circumference and your hat length. Your best bet is to get actual measurements of the person who’ll be wearing the hat, but there are approximate standard measurements in a chart, below, that can help!

Head Circumference: To get the head circumference, use a tape measure (or you can use a piece of yarn and then compare it to a ruler) and wrap it around the head, right at the middle of the forehead.

Hat Length: Using a tape measure or a length of yarn, hold measure the distance from the top and center of your head down to the side, right to the base of the ear.

Diameter: the straight line passing from side to side through the centre of a circle, in this case, the centre of the crown portion.

Size a Hat for Anyone!

Formula to find hat diameter:
Head Circumference / 3.14 = Hat diameter ( / means divide)
Find the hat’s length from crown to ear using the head circumference.

Formula to find hat length:
Head circumference*4/10= hat length ( * means multiply)
Ex: 23in*4/10= 9.2in 13.5*4/10= 5.4in
Use the measuring tape to measure your circle to confirm you have the correct diameter.

Now you’re ready to make that hat! Get inspired, follow the instructions below & let it flow!


Crochet Beanie Pattern:

Materials:
Yarn: Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Round 0: Chain 61.
Round 1: Single crochet in the second chain from hook and in each across, slip stitch to the first stitch to join (60 stitches).
Round 2: Chain 2, double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first stitch to join.
Round 3: Chain 1, half double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch to the first stitch to join.
Round 4: Chain 1, single crochet in the back horizontal bar of each double crochet, slip stitch to the first stitch to join.
Round 5: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet here and throughout), 2 double crochets in the same stitch, skip 2 stitches, * 3 double crochets in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, repeat from * around, slip stitch to the first double crochet to join.
Rounds 6-20: Chain 3, turn; 2 double crochets in same space, 3 double crochets in each space between 3 double crochet sets, slip stitch to the first double crochet to join.
Finish: Close top with a yarn needle to finish.


Sources

Tutorials:

https://familybugs.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/basic-beanie-free-crochet-pattern-2-0/

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/09/crochet-owl-hat-pattern-in-newborn.html

http://www.jennyandteddy.com/2016/04/elephant-crochet-hat-free-pattern/

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/10/crochet-unicorn-hat-pattern.html

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/organic-ribbed-hat—family-pack

https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Hats/24-Beginner-Crochet-Hat-Patterns

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiral-hat-for-all-sizes

https://marlybird.com/free-crochet-messy-bun-hat-pattern/

https://www.lovecrochet.com/fox-hat-in-caron-simply-soft-downloadable-pdf

https://www.lovecrochet.com/fox-hat-in-caron-simply-soft-downloadable-pdf

https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Hats/Quick-and-Easy-Messy-Bun-Hat-Pattern

https://crochetdreamz.com/2016/12/ponytail-messy-bun-hat-crochet-pattern.html

https://www.lovecrochet.com/scarf-hat-duo-in-caron-one-pound-downloadable-pdf

https://www.lovecrochet.com/jules-slouch-hat-crochet-pattern-by-pink-milk-crochet

https://www.lovecrochet.com/sweet-princess-crochet-pattern-by-hatch-ed-with-love

https://www.lovecrochet.com/how-to-size-a-hat-for-any-sizes-head-crochet-pattern-by-hookthatyarn

https://pattern-paradise.com/2015/04/19/free-crochet-pattern-holiday-joy-becomes-summer-joy/

https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Hats/14-Free-Crochet-Hat-Patterns-Crochet-Beanie-Hats-and-Crochet-Cap-Patterns

Download all available Tutorials.

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