Sweet Striped Crochet Hat

This week it’s time for the little guys to have hats of their own! The Sweet Striped Crochet Hat comes in three great sizes and in the largest size it makes a great companion for the Sweet Striped Crochet Arm Warmers. Now this pattern is available for the whole family!

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These hats can be worn slouchy, for the hippest youngsters, or can be pulled down over their ears to fit more like a traditional beanie. It’s great striped crochet hat pattern for girls and boys – my youngest guy even likes it in pink!

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  • US-I, 5.5mm hook
  • 50 – 125 yds worsted weight yarn in two colors (Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather Blue Mint, and Watermelon shown)
  • Gauge: Circle after Row 4 = 4.5 inches diameter
  • Sizes Included: Infant (13-14 inch head), Toddler (16-19 inch head) and Young Child (20-21 inch head)
  • For larger sizes, please see the All Grown Up Striped Slouch.
  • For tutorials for all the stitches and techniques used in this pattern, please visit the moogly video tutorials page - now including a tutorial for the brims!

 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS USED:
bpdc – back post double crochet
bpsc – back post single crochet
BLO – back loop only

INSTRUCTIONS (the first 3 rounds are the same for all sizes):
Round 1: Using Color A, make a magic ring and ch 2 (does not count as a st). Work 12 dc into the ring, join with a sl st to first dc. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 2, make 2 dc in ea st around. Join to first dc using Color B to make the sl st. Do not cut Color A (Colors will be carried along inside hat.) (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 2, [bpdc in next st, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (36 dc)

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Round 4: Ch 2, [dc in the next 5 sts, 2dc in the next st] 6 times. Join to first dc using Color A to make the sl st. (42 dc)

Round 5: Ch 2, bpdc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (42 dc)

Round 6:  Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (42 dc)

Round 7 – 8: Repeat Round 5 – 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.

 

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Round 4: Ch 2, [dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st] 12 times. Join to first dc using Color A to make the sl st. (48 dc)

Round 5: Ch 2, [bpdc in next 7 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 6 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (54 dc)

Round 6:  Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (54 dc)

Round 7: Ch 2, bpdc evenly around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. (54 dc)

Round 8 – 9: Repeat Round 6 – 7.

Round 10: Repeat Round 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.

 

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Round 4: Ch 2, [dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st] 12 times. Join to first dc using Color A to make the sl st. (48 dc)

Round 5: Ch 2, [bpdc in next 3 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 12 times. Join with a sl st to first bpdc. (60 dc)

Round 6: Ch 2, dc evenly around. Join to first dc with a sl st, using next Color. (60 dc)

Round 7: Ch 2, bpdc evenly around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. (60 dc)

Round 8 – 11: Repeat Round 6 – 7 twice.

Round 12: Repeat Round 6. Skip to Set Up Row Instructions below.

SET UP ROW INSTRUCTIONS:
Using next Color, ch 1 and bpsc evenly around. Join with a sl st to first bpsc. Cut other Color (not this one!) leaving enough tail to weave in later. (42, 54, 60 dc)

BRIM INSTRUCTIONS: (Using same unbroken Color from Set Up Row)
Row 1: Ch 6. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch. (5 sc) Sc2tog in the next 2 set-up row sts, as shown below. This is the “securing st” that attaches the vertical brim rows to the horizontal setup row. Do NOT ch, turn.

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Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO evenly. (5 sc) Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO evenly. (5 sc) Make securing stitch. Turn.

Row 4 – 42 (54, 60): Repeat Rows 2 – 3.

Sew the brim edges together using the whip stitch, joining first and last rows. Be sure to work into the BLO of the last row to maintain the ribbed look.

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  1. 2

    Tess says

    This may seem like a crazy question and I think I’m over thinking it with my pregnant brain…..when I work a hat, my “right” side is the inside. I have to turn it right side out wen I finish off. When I stitch this? I end up with a thick row with the back post work. On the WRONG side I see the pretty chain row it leaves. What am I doing wrong?!?

  2. 4

    Tess says

    Thank you! I did check a few sites on the stitch….I am going in from the back, over the stitch and pulling up. You have to be right!
    I just pulled and redid the first set of BPDC and although my lines and chain stitch show up as yours do in the picture, I end up with my magic ring and first row right side in and my BPDC wrong side out lol. I’ve tried it both ways (FP and BP)
    I will most likely smack myself in the head when I “get” it. BEAUTIFUL hat by the way!!
    I’m making it for my older girls softball season :)
    I have two girls 18 and 15 a little girl that’s 3 and girl number 4 due in 3 weeks! Little ones will be out in the cold so I thought these would be perfect to work up in team colors. I showed the photo and already have folks passing me yarn to make some. (Lord help me lol)
    Thanks again!!!

    • 5

      moogly says

      If we were in the same room for 30 seconds I’m sure we’d have it all figured out, eh? I’m sure it’ll all become clear soon – you’ve got your hands full for sure! :D

  3. 8

    Tess says

    Ahh!! If course u were spot on!! Lol
    I guess I just got so flustered that even when I attempted to switch the post stitch I still had them nice and mixed up in my head!
    The really sad thing is that I looked up the stitch wen I started this so I could remember how to do it! Well? The positive in this? I get lots of practice with both front and back post stitch!!
    All my turning and flipping it kepte from realizing I had the stitch wrong. Okay. I am going to get a hat done now :D
    Thanks so very much!!!

  4. 14

    Julie says

    Hi, I made this hat but left off the “ribbing” at the bottom. It kept on coming out so loose……do you make one row per stitch? Anyway, we are going to try it without the ribbing and see if it will stay on!
    Love the pattern otherwise, it makes such a nice warm hat!

    • 15

      Tamara Kelly says

      I do, but I tend to crochet them tightly! Going down a hook size might help if you want to give it another go!

  5. 18

    Candra says

    I am curious if step 5 and 6 in the toddler patten are supposed to have 56 stitches total instead of 54? I have undone an redone the pattern twice and still get 56 stitches on these rows! Thanks for the help!

    • 19

      Tamara Kelly says

      There was an error – 54 is the correct st count, but the directions should read [bpdc in next 7 sts, 2 bpdc in next st] 6 times. I’ve corrected it in the pattern – thank you! Now, that said… if 56 sts is a better fit for the recipient, then go with it! ;) It shouldn’t affect the pattern other than the fit!

  6. 20

    DLK says

    I’m still a bit new to crocheting, so forgive me… but, with the magic ring, how many stitches do you make for it? And, when you say to do 12 dc into the ring, do you mean 1 dc into each single stitch on the outside of the magic ring? Or do you actually do 12 dc into the center of the ring?

    • 21

      Tamara Kelly says

      No forgiveness needed! :D Okay, the magic ring is really just yarn looped around your finger a couple of times. Then you work the 12 dc stitches right into the center of those loops. There are no set number of stitches to be worked into the loop – it’s just whatever the pattern calls for. Does that help?

      • 24

        Keia says

        Ok thank you. I mess up at the end of the beginng of making the hat. I chain 2 and did the back post stitches, I did this tweleve time. Immma keep trying maybe I get it..

  7. 26

    Beverlee says

    Why did you do the brim the way you did? Its a little confusing so I’m going to test doing a FPDC to see if i can the same look…

    • 27

      Tamara Kelly says

      It’s just the look I wanted for this hat, it gives a little sharper ribbed look. There’s a video tutorial to help with any confusion. That said, if you prefer another brim, by all means go for it! :)

  8. 28

    Nada khan says

    THANK YOU for sharing something so beautiful.. I have made it but yours is just so perfect.. Keep up the good work of sharing..

  9. 30

    says

    I’m Having The Same Issue, My Bpdc Are Coming Out Backwards And I Think I Might Know Why We Have This Problem… I Know Directions Usually Instruct To Turn After A Row. Are We Supposed To Turn Our Work After Each Row?

    • 31

      Tamara Kelly says

      The pattern doesn’t call for turning, but if that works for you it might be an easy fix! I’m not sure why they’re coming out backwards unless you’re mixing up bpdc and fpdc. It’s a mystery!

  10. 35

    Meagan says

    First, I love this pattern. I love the way you did the ribbing, way better than just using FP and BP DC’s.

    I made my 2.5 year old son a hat in the “young child” size this weekend in gray and red stripes and it turned out awesome. The problem i have is that he has a rather large noggin. :) he says that the hat is “too tight”. I looked at the next size up, “young adult” i think, and it looks like it’s only a few extra stitches bigger than the young child one. is there a big enough difference is the two sizes that it’s going to make it more comfortable for him? it seems crazy to make a young adult hat for a 2.5 year old, but..i guess it is what it is!

    • 36

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Meagan, and thank you!
      A few stitches can make a difference – as can the stretchiness of your yarn! At the top of the pattern the sizes are listed with inches – I’d make whatever size his head measures. :)

  11. 37

    Amanda says

    Love this pattern! I used the idea for a rainbow beanie for my son. I did have trouble with the ribbing at the bottom though, and instead settled for a 2 fpdc, 2 bpdc to create a ribbed effect. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • 38

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Amanda! :D Glad you were able to finish it in a way that worked for you! Lots of brim options out there. :)

  12. 41

    Josephine Nason says

    I love to crochet and love this hat, It is for a boy who will be one year old in Sept. The pattern was so easy to follow. Thank you ever so much. Jo

  13. 43

    Jennifer says

    Loved the hat! ! I loved the brim instructions. Clever. I have made that same brim and attached it later but I love the seamless way it’s attached I might do that for my slouchy hat I make. . It’s nice not to have to weave in more ends than necessary! ! Mine was cream and light teal for an infant adorable! ! Thanks again! !
    Jen E.

  14. 45

    Nandi says

    Hi Tamara, I loved your pattern.. I am thinking of turning my hobby into a profession, so i wanted to ask if i could sell what i make using your pattern? I wil surely give credit to you and share the link to your pattern :)
    Please let me know. Thank you :)

  15. 48

    Lisa says

    Hi there! I just started the ribbing part. I added the securing stitches (sc2tg) then I went on to the next row, and then the next row, skipping the securing stitch, the next row I come along back to do another securing stitch, my question is, do I do it in the last of the sc or skip that and do it in the two after? I hope this makes sense, thanks in advance, I love this pattern!

  16. 51

    Amie says

    Just made this hat with Vanna’s Choice yarn and my hat looks like something Devo wore HAHA! The bpdc make a very pronounced stitch.
    I think Vanna’s is quite a bit thicker than the Simply Soft…will have to make another go of it.
    Or make a bunch of red ones, Halloween is coming up…

  17. 53

    Kelli says

    I have just finished making the had for my daughter. Things were going so well until I got to the brim. I finished it but the brim is very wavy if that makes sense. It kind of resembles a wavy ruffle like brim. I’m curious as to what I may have done wrong to end up with that versus the brim in your pictures and such.

    • 54

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Kelli! It’s so hard to say without being there, but my best guess is that you worked the securing stitches back one stitch too far and made too many rows. If not, then perhaps it was that you needed to go down a hook size. Have you watched the brim tutorial video?

  18. 55

    Julie wolfe says

    I just crocheted the magic circle and 12 dc’s. Should the tail of the magic circle be on the inside of the hat or top of the hat?

    Thanks!

    • 56

      Tamara Kelly says

      Great question! You can tuck it into the inside. :) Then weave it in, back and forth, to keep the circle closed and secure!

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