Birthday Party Hat

Originally posted 1/13/15 on Blogger

I designed this Birthday Party Hat for my daughter’s first birthday. 

Crochet Party Hat

After is was done, I decided she will need a new one in different color combinations each year as a keepsake!


Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
Color A
Color B (for Pink & Purple styles)
Color C
I/9/5.50mm Crochet Hook (for Hat)
G/6/4.00mm Crochet Hook & H/8/5.00mm Crochet Hook (for Numbers, Dots, and Hearts)
Yarn Needle
Hot Glue Gun/Sticks 


Alt. dc = Alternate double crochet 
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
FLO = front loop only 
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch 



Written in US terms


  • Hat is worked in continuous rounds with no joins or chains. 
  • Instructions are given to make the hat in a solid color. To make the Pink stripes: Change colors every 4 rows, making 5 total stripes (ending with Color A). For Purple stripes: Make first color change at round 12 and next color change at round 13.  
  • The pattern for the numbers has been moved HERE and it now numbers 0-9.


HAT – I Hook 
With Color A,  
1. Magic Ring, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. sc arnd (5)
3. 2 sc arnd (10)
4. sc arnd (10)
5. *2 sc, sc* arnd (15)
6. sc arnd (15)
7. *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd (20)
8. sc arnd (20)
9. *2 sc, sc x 3* arnd (25)
10. sc arnd (25)
11. *2 sc, sc x 4* arnd (30)
12. sc arnd (30)
13. *2 sc, sc x 5* arnd (35)
14. sc arnd (35)
15. *2 sc, sc x 6* arnd (40)
16. sc arnd (40)
17. *2 sc, sc x 7* arnd (45)
18. sc arnd (45)
19. *2 sc, sc x 8* arnd (50)
20. sc arnd (50)
21. *2 sc, sc x 9* (55)
22. sc arnd (55)
With Color C,
23. Working FLO: *3 dc, 2 dc, dc* arnd, dc in last st.

With G Hook (Make 3)
1. Magic Ring, 4 sc in ring (4)
2. 2 sc arnd (8) Close. Fasten.
With H Hook (Make 3)
1. Magic Ring, 5 sc in ring (5)
2. 2 sc arnd (10) Close. Fasten.

Small (Make 2)
Magic Ring, ch 3, 2 trc, 2 dc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, 2 dc, 2 trc, ch 3, sl st to ring. Pull ring closed and shape heart.
Large (Make 2)Magic Ring, ch 3, 3 trc, 3 dc, ch 1, trc, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 trc, ch 3, sl st to ring. Pull ring closed and shape heart.


  • Add a pom pom to the top (of round 1).
  • Sew or glue the “number” to the front.
  • Sew dots or hearts randomly around the hat.
  • Optional: Add buttons to the center of the dots or hearts and add ribbon for ties.
  • Hide All Strings.

I hope you enjoy this keepsake pattern as much as I do!! Join my Blackstone Designs Crochet Community group on Facebook to stay up to date, receive special offers, pattern support, and so much more! Hope to see you there!

Written Pattern © 2014 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer. 

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