A Very Good Hat

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The pint sized literary heroine Eloise has inspired a few patterns here on Moogly – the Eloise Baby Sweater, Girls Sweater, and Bonnet. And now I have another one for you – with the same palette, stitches, and attitude, but this one is fit for boys and girls, newborns to adults! Eloise once said, “An egg cup makes a very good hat.” I’d like to think she’d like this one even better.

A Very Good Hat: Free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes on Moogly!Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.

This pattern uses foundation double crochet stitches for a stretchier, more elastic brim. If you prefer, you can chain (the number of fdc listed plus 2) and dc the first round instead. The larger sizes have some slouch – for more or less slouchiness, just add or omit some of the rows that are worked evenly. The pom poms are fun, but completely optional!

A Very Good Hat: Free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes on Moogly!

A Very Good Hat

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A Very Good Hat: Free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes on Moogly!

NEWBORN SIZE: (fits 12-14″ head circumference, hat measures 5.75″ in height laid flat)

Round 1: With Color A, FDC 40; join with sl st to work in the round. (40 sts)

Round 2 – 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in the next st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; rep from * around, join with sl st. (40 sts)

Round 4 – 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (40 sts)

Round 6: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, hdc in BLO of each st around; join with sl st. (40 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (40 sts)

Round 8 – 9: Repeat Rounds 6 -7 with Color C.

Round 10 – 11: Repeat Round 6 – 7 with Color D.

Round 12: Join to BLO of any st with Color E, *hdc in 8 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st. (36 sts)

Round 13: Ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (27)

Round 14: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, ch 1, *hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st. (18 sts)

Round 15: Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join with a sl st and break yarn. (9 sts) Use last tail to weave through sts of last round and cinch closed. Use first tail to close up the bottom of the first row. Weave in ends.

BABY SIZE: (fits 14-16″ head circumference, hat measures 6.75″ in height laid flat)

Round 1: With Color A, FDC 46; join with sl st to work in the round. (46 sts)

Round 2 – 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in the next st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (46 sts)

Round 4: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, hdc in BLO of each st around; join with sl st. (46 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (46 sts)

Round 6 – 7: Repeat Rounds 4 – 5 with Color A.

Round 8 – 9: Repeat Rounds 4 – 5 with Color C.

Round 10 – 11: Repeat Rounds 4 – 5 with Color A.

Round 12: Repeat Round 4 with Color D.

Round 13: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each remaining st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (45 sts)

Round 14: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, *hdc in 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st. (36 sts)

Round 15: Ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (27)

Round 16: Join to BLO of any st with Color E, ch 1, *hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st. (18 sts)

Round 17: Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join with a sl st and break yarn. (9 sts) Use last tail to weave through sts of last round and cinch closed. Use first tail to close up the bottom of the first row. Weave in ends.

A Very Good Hat: Free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes on Moogly!

TODDLER SIZE: (fits 16-18″ head circumference, hat measures 7.75″ in height laid flat)

Round 1: With Color A, FDC 52; join with sl st to work in the round. (52 sts)

Round 2 – 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in the next st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; rep from * around, join with sl st. (52 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (52 sts)

Round 5: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, hdc in BLO of each st around; join with sl st. (52 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (52 sts)

Round 7 – 8: Repeat Rounds 5 – 6 with Color A.

Round 9 – 10: Repeat Rounds 5 – 6 with Color C.

Round 11 – 12: Repeat Rounds 5 – 6 with Color A.

Round 13 – 14: Repeat Rounds 5 – 6 with Color D.

Round 15: Repeat Round 5 with Color A.

Round 16: Ch 1, hdc in 3 sts, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 5 sts; join with sl st and break yarn. (45 sts)

Round 17: Join to BLO of any st with Color E, *hdc in 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st. (36 sts)

Round 18: Ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (27)

Round 19: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, ch 1, *hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st. (18 sts)

Round 17: Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join with a sl st and break yarn. (9 sts) Use last tail to weave through sts of last round and cinch closed. Use first tail to close up the bottom of the first row. Weave in ends.

CHILD SIZE: (fits 18 – 20″ head circumference, hat measures 8.5″ in height laid flat)

Round 1: With Color A, FDC 56; join with sl st to work in the round. (56 sts)

Round 2 – 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in the next st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; rep from * around, join with sl st. (56 sts)

Round 4 – 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn after Round 5. (56 sts)

Round 6: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, hdc in BLO of each st around; join with sl st. (56 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (56 sts)

Round 8 – 9: Repeat Rounds 6 – 7 with Color A.

Round 10 – 11: Repeat Rounds 6 – 7 with Color C.

Round 12 – 13: Repeat Rounds 6 – 7 with Color A.

Round 14 – 15: Repeat Rounds 6 – 7 with Color D.

Round 16: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, *hdc 26, hdc2tog; rep from *, join with sl st. (54 sts)

Round 17: Ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 4 sts; join with sl st and break yarn. (45 sts)

Round 18: Join to BLO of any st with Color E, *hdc in 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st. (36 sts)

Round 19: Ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (27)

Round 20: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, ch 1, *hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st. (18 sts)

Round 21: Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join with a sl st and break yarn. (9 sts) Use last tail to weave through sts of last round and cinch closed. Use first tail to close up the bottom of the first row. Weave in ends.

A Very Good Hat: Free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes on Moogly!

TEEN/SMALL ADULT SIZE: (fits 20-22″ head circumference, hat measures 10″ in height laid flat)

Round 1: With Color A, FDC 60; join with sl st to work in the round. (60 sts)

Round 2 – 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in the next st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; rep from * around, join with sl st. (60 sts)

Round 6 – 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st, break yarn after Round 7. (60 sts)

Round 8: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, hdc in BLO of each st around; join with sl st. (60 sts)

Round 9: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (60 sts)

Round 10 – 11: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color A.

Round 12 – 13: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color C.

Round 14 – 15: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color A.

Round 16 – 17: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color D.

Round 18 – 19: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color A.

Round 20 – 21: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color E.

Round 22: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, hdc in each st around; join with sl st. (60 sts)

Round 23:  Ch 1, *hdc 8, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (54 sts)

Round 24: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st. (45 sts)

Round 25: Ch 1, *hdc in 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (36 sts)

Round 26: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st. (27)

Round 27: Ch 1, *hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st. (18 sts)

Round 28: Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join with a sl st and break yarn. (9 sts) Use last tail to weave through sts of last round and cinch closed. Use first tail to close up the bottom of the first row. Weave in ends.

A Very Good Hat: Free #crochet pattern in 6 sizes on Moogly!

LARGE ADULT SIZE: (fits 22-24″ head circumference, hat measures 10″ in height laid flat)

Round 1: With Color A, FDC 64; join with sl st to work in the round. (64 sts)

Round 2 – 5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), fpdc in the 1st st, bpdc in the next st, *fpdc in the next st, bpdc in the next st; rep from * around, join with sl st. (64 sts)

Round 6 – 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st, break yarn after Round 7. (64 sts)

Round 8: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, hdc in BLO of each st around; join with sl st. (64 sts)

Round 9: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join with sl st and break yarn. (64 sts)

Round 10 – 11: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color A.

Round 12 – 13: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color C.

Round 14 – 15: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color A.

Round 16 – 17: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color D.

Round 18 – 19: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color A.

Round 20 – 21: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9 with Color E.

Round 22: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, hdc2tog, hdc in each remaining st around; join with sl s. (63 sts)

Round 23:  Ch 1, *hdc 5, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn.. (54 sts)

Round 24: Join to BLO of any st with Color B, ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st. (45 sts)

Round 25: Ch 1, *hdc in 3 sts, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st and break yarn. (36 sts)

Round 26: Join to BLO of any st with Color A, ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st. (27)

Round 27: Ch 1, *hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around, join with a sl st. (18 sts)

Round 28: Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join with a sl st and break yarn. (9 sts) Use last tail to weave through sts of last round and cinch closed. Use first tail to close up the bottom of the first row. Weave in ends.

Craftsy

What to you think? Rawther fetching, eh? I hope you enjoy them, and making them each your own!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. To print this pattern for personal use, please use the green Print Friendly button below. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarns for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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Comments

  1. 2

    Milly-Antoinet says

    Thnx for sharing . I would like to learn how to make a beanie. And now I am glad with this free pattern
    Milly
    Surinam-South America

    • 6

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Ursala! There is – the green Print Friendly button creates both those options, as mentioned in the bottom of the pattern. You can read a tutorial for how to use it HERE if you need more help.

  2. 7

    Megan says

    Cute pattern! I’m still a newbie, so can anyone explain to me how to slip stitch the FDC together properly? It seems every time I’ve tried, it looks all wobbly and is only connected at the top. Probably not explaining this right, but hopefully someone will know what I’m talking about! :)

  3. 11

    Martha says

    Thanks for the cute “Eloise” inspired hat. Think this will be a good pattern for current charity project for DHR.

  4. 12

    Angela says

    Hi there,
    Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. I wonder how you think it would work up in double knitting weighted yarn instead of the worsted weight?
    Angela

  5. 16

    Cathy says

    Great pattern! One question . . . In the toddler size, am I correct that the repeat rounds are 5 and 6, not 4 and 5? Seems to make more sense. Thanks for posting this Very Good Hat!

  6. 22

    Pamela says

    I’m making the Toddler hat. I’m starting R-16. Am I wrong in thinking that this is the round to start decreasing? Directions seem to Increase the stitches by HDB2TOG. Can you please make this clear for me? What I “think” the instructions mean is this: Ch-1, HDC in each of the next 3 stitches. Then *HDC2TOG in the next stitch. HDC in each of the next 5 stitches* repeat to complete the round. Doing this increases my stitches rather than increasing. Or am I supposed to skip stitches? I’m a noob and confused.

    • 23

      Pamela says

      Nevermind! I see what I’m doing wrong. I was working 2 HDC in the same stitch rather than a HDC in 1 (not completeing) and working in the next stich and THEN completing the stitch. Told you I was a Noob!!! GREAT HAT!

  7. 25

    RITA says

    THANKU FOR ALL THE FREE PATTERNS,i MADE THE DRESS WITH SIMILAR CLOLRS .WAS HAPPY TO ACCIDENTALLY FIND THIS PATTERN.DO YOU HAVE A STRAWBERRY DRESS AND HAT PATTERN? THANKU ONCE AGAIN .

  8. 34

    Anna says

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! Very very pretty! But I was wondering how to make the poof ball for the top of the hat? Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. 37

    cassie says

    I made the toddler sized hat and it is not slouchy at all. I would say it’s just barely big enough to fit my 3 year old :-(

    • 38

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Cassie! As stated in the pattern, only the larger sizes are slouchy. But you can add or omit some of the rows that are worked evenly to change that!

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