Practice those half double crochet stitches and make yourself a hat at the same time with this Beginner Half Double Crochet Hat!
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This hat is great for beginning crocheters who are still practicing with simple stitch work!
This pattern features the chain stitch, half double crochet (hdc) , slip stitch (sl st), and working in the back loop only (BLO)!
In short, this is a BLO hdc hat, also known as crochet ribbing or a ribbed hat.
The Beginner Half Double Crochet Hat is also a great way to practice proper tension and checking your gauge, which are essential to making crochet wearables!
Another great thing about this hat is that it comes in 5 sizes, so you can make them for the whole family.
Plus, they’re great for gifting! ‘Tis the season!
AND the Beginner Half Double Crochet Hat can be worn in 3 ways! It can be super slouchy, slightly slouchy, or a fitted beanie with a wide brim!
Let’s make the Beginner Half Double Crochet Hat!
Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
- Any Color
J/10/6.00mm Crochet Hook
1 – 1” Button or Leather Tag (for Brim)
14 hdc x 9 rows = 4”
Size (Head Circumference):
Baby (14-16”) [36-40cm]
Toddler (16-18”) [41-46cm]
Child (18-20”) [46-51cm]
Small Adult (21-22”) [53-56cm]
Large Adult (23-24”) [58.5-61cm]
BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
st(s) = stitch(es)
Written in U.S. Terms
- Beginning chain does not count as a stitch.
- Pattern is written for smallest size, with larger sizes in parenthesis.
- The numbers appearing at the end of the row are final stitch counts only.
- The PDF version has color coded sizes for ease of following along. You can purchase the PDF version by clicking one of the buttons above.
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R1. Ch 25(30,35,40,42), hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (24)[29,34,39,41]
R2. Ch 1, BLO hdc across, turn (24)[29,34,39,41]
R3-28(32,36,40,44). Repeat R2; join at the end of the last row by slip stitching across the seam in the back loops only (working through both layers).
- Weave tail in and out of the ends of each row. Pull tight to cinch closed and place a few stitches around the opening to secure.
- Hide all loose tails.
- Attach pom pom to the top.
- Fold up brim as desired.
And that’s how you make the Beginner Half Double Crochet Hat!
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