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!
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.
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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