Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Basic Hat Pattern

All of my hats are based off of the same basic pattern. So to make things easier, I'm going to post that basic hat pattern here.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)

Tools:
- H hook
- worsted weight yarn in any color
- plastic yarn needle
- scissors


Size Newborn
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st now and through out), 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of 1st st. [12 dc]
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to top of 1st st. [24 dc]
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of 1st st. [36 dc]
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st to top of 1st st. [48 dc]
Rounds 6-10: Repeat round 5. [48 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 0-6 months
Rounds 1-10: Complete rounds of size Newborn.
Rounds 11-12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 6-12 months
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rounds 1-4: Complete rounds of size 0-6 months.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of 1st st. [54 dc]
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in each of the next sts around, sl st to top of 1st st. [54 dc]
Rounds 7-12: Repeat round 7. [54 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 1-3yrs
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rounds 1-4: Complete rounds of size 0-6 months.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of 1st st. [60 dc]
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st to top of 1st st. [60 dc]
Rounds 7-14: Repeat round 6. [60 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 3yrs-adult
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rounds 1-5: Complete rounds of size 1-3yrs.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to top of 1st st. [66 dc]
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st to top of 1st st. [66 dc]
Rounds 8-16: Repeat round 7. [66 dc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

This simple hat can be turned into almost any kind of hat you want, with little changes and add-ons.



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