Basic Top-Down Crochet Hat | Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Basic “Top Down” Crochet Hat

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2019.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

easy crochet pattern

Gather Your Supplies

This pattern was written and tested for Lion Brand Scarfie. It’s perfect for a simple project like this hat because the long color transitions transform it into something that looks much more complicated.

If you choose to substitute yarn, I recommend you stay in the worsted weight category.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 skein Lion Brand Scarfie (Pink/Silver shown)
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors


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Gauge

7 sts x 4 rows = 2″ worked in double crochet

Finished Size

  • Preemie | 8.5″ circumference; 4″ length
  • Baby | 13″ circumference; 5.5″ length
  • Toddler | 15″ circumference; 6.5″ length
  • Child | 17″ circumference; 7″ length
  • Tween | 18.5″ circumference; 7.75″ length
  • Womens | 20″ circumference; 8″ length
  • Mens | 22″ circumference; 8.5″ length

Each hat will stretch up to 2″ in circumference when worn.

Abbreviations

  • Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

For a list of all crochet abbreviations, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Basic Top-Down Crochet Hat | Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Pattern Notes

This pattern is broken into three sections: crown, sides and band. Sizes will be given as follows:

Preemie (Baby, Toddler, Child, Tween, Womens, Mens)

Chain three at beginning of rounds count as double crochet. You may substitute yarn to achieve the same look but understand that doing so will effect the gauge and size of your finished project.

How to make a basic “top down” crochet hat

Basic Top Down Crochet Hat | Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to make a basic “top down” crochet hat – Left-Handed Tutorial with Brittany

Basic “Top Down” Crochet Hat Instructions

Crown

(all sizes)

Round 1: Ch 4. 9( 9, 9, 7, 9, 7, 9) Dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with a slst to your 3rd ch.

Round 2: Ch 3. Make 2 Dc in each st to last. Dc in same st as ch 3. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. 20( 20, 20, 16, 20, 16, 20) sts

Round 3: Ch 3. Make 2 dc in first st. *1 dc in next st. 2 dc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. 30( 30, 30, 24, 30, 24, 30) sts

(baby, toddler, child, tween, womens, mens sizes only)

Round 4: Ch 3. Make 1 dc in first st. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last. 2 dc in last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (40, 40, 32, 40, 32, 40) sts

(toddler, child, tween, womens, mens sizes only)

Round 5: Ch 3. Make 1 dc in first 2 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last. 2 dc in last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (50, 40, 50, 40, 50) sts

(child, tween, womens, mens sizes only)

Round 6: Ch 3. Make 1 dc in first 3 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to last. 2 dc in last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (48, 60, 48, 60) sts

(child, womens, mens sizes only)

Round 7: Ch 3. Make 1 dc in first 4 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 5 sts. Rep from * to last. 2 dc last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (56, 56, 70) sts

(womens size only)

Round 8: Ch 3. Make 1 dc in first 5 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 6 sts. Rep from * to last. 2 dc last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (64) sts

Hat Sides

(All Sizes)

Next Round: Ch 3. Make 1 dc in each st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. 30( 40, 50, 56, 60, 64, 70) sts

Rep last round 1( 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 4) more times.

Band

(All Sizes)

Next Round: Ch 3. Make 1 dc in each st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. 30( 40, 50, 56, 60, 64, 70) sts

Next Round: Ch 2 (does not count as st). *Fpdc, Bpdc. Rep from * to end of round. Join with a slst to first Fpc.

Rep last round 2( 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) more times.

Fasten off an weave in your ends.

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