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Hat with Ruffle

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Hat Crochet Pattern

The hat is worked from the top down, in-the-round, without seams. The ruffle is crocheted separately and sewn to the hat.

FINISHED SIZE
Hat circumference: 20” (50 cm), unstretched; hat stretches to fit most adult heads
Height from edge of brim to top center of crown 8 1/2" (21 cm).

Materials: 100% Wool Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight yarn 184 yd (168 m)/50g, color 209 Wood Moss – 2 balls. (MC)
100% Wool Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight yarn 184 yd (168 m)/50g, color 750 Toffee Bar – 1 ball. (CC1)
100% Wool Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight yarn 184 yd (168 m)/50g, color N93 Latte – 1 ball. (CC2)

Hook: G (4.00 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge in double crochet: 22 st x 12 rows = 4' (10 cm)

Abbreviations:
Dc, dc - double crochet
Sc, sc – single crochet
Ch, ch – chain
Sl st, sl st - slip stitch
dc/fp – front post stitch
dc/bp – back post stitch

Pattern Notes:

Post Crochet Rib:

Round 1: dc in each stitch across.

Round 2: 1 dc/fp (front post stitch), 1 dc/bp (back post stitch), repeat to the end of the round

Repeat round 2.


Hat

Chain 6, join into circle with slip stitch (sl st).

Round 1: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc into the circle, join with sl st to the top of ch3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into the same st, *2 dc in the next st, repeat to the end of the round, join with sl st. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 10 more times, join with sl st. (36 dc)

Round 4: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 10 more times, join with sl st. (48 dc)

Round 5: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 10 more times, join with sl st. (60 dc)

Round 6: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), work dc to the end of the round, join with sl st.

Round 7: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 10 more times, join with sl st. (72 dc)

Round 8: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), work dc to the end of the round, join with sl st.

Round 9: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 10 more times, join with sl st. (84 dc)

Round 10: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), work dc to the end of the round, join with sl st.

Round 11: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 10 more times, join with sl st. (96 dc)

Rounds 12-13: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), work dc to the end of the round, join with sl st.

Round 14: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, repeat from * 10 more times, join with sl st. (108 dc)

Rounds 15-25: ch3 (counts as 1 dc), work dc to the end of the round, join with sl st.

If you want deeper or shallower hat, change the number of rounds above.

Work the next three rounds with Post Crochet Rib:

Round 25: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc/bp), *1 dc/fp (front post stitch), 1 dc/bp (back post stitch), repeat from * to the end of the round, join with sl st.

Rounds 26-27: repeat round 25.


Ruffle

Chain 43.

Row 1 in MC: ch 1, 1 sc in the second chain from the hook, ch 6, * 1 sc in the next chain, ch 6, repeat from * to the end of the chain.

Row 2: *ch 8, 1 sc in the next ch-6-space, * ch 6, 1 sc in the next ch-6-space, repeat from * to the last ch-6-space.

Repeat row 2 seven more times.

Work rows 1-3 in MC.
Rows 4-6: CC1.
Rows: 7-9: CC2.

Finishing:

Weave in all yarn ends. Block the ruffle.

Sew on the ruffle on the side of the hat (see pictures).

Enjoy!

Pattern was updated on August 26, 2018


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Poster: Judy Boese
February 17, 2013

I love this hat but can't seem to follow your directions very good. This is what you have.
Crochet chain 10, connect into circle.
Round 1: 12 dc
Roound 2: 2 dc in the same st = 24 dc
Rounds 3-10: dc, add 7 sts evenly in every round. There should be 80 sts in the 10th row.
Rounds 11-24: all dc
Rounds 25-26: Single Crochet rib. Tie off.

You replied to another person to chain 3 after you joined with slip stitch.
And what does this mean?
Rounds 3-10: dc, add 7 sts evenly in every round
Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 4, 2012

You can start from ch 8, if 10 seems to be large.
Yes, you should slip stitch to connect each round and ch 3 at the start of each round.
To use thicker yarn, you'll probably need less rounds. Anyway, it is possible to try the hat on to make sure it is the correct size.
Poster: Helen Prevost
October 5, 2012

Thank you for the clarification. I haven't been crocheting very long and appreciate the additional information.
Poster: Paulette Kindler
October 6, 2012

I just finished this hat using a worsted weight merino wool/cashmere/microfiber yarn, size D hook, and didn't slip stich or chain at the end/beginning of the next round, just worked in a spiral. I wanted a smooth transition between rounds and no noticeable line where the rounds connect. Use a stitch marker for the end of each round. It would be easier to count stitches if the increase was 6/row rather than seven. Because of the worsted weight yarn, I eliminated the last six rows of double crochet,and the hat fits fine with two rows of the crochet rib. For the ruffle I did the first row in worsted weight then three rows of a variegated mohair. It looks fine. I made this as a chemo cap for a neighbor.
Poster: Angela Brannon
October 11, 2012

for rows 25 and 26 you would use these instructions to do them in single crochet rib:

Round 1 (row 25): 1 dc/fp (front post stitch), 1 dc/bp (back post stitch), repeat to the end of the round

Repeat round 1 for row 26.

In other words - alternate 1 front-post double crochet and 1 back-post double crochet all the way around row 25 which will give a ribbed effect, then repeat the same pattern for row 26.

Here's some nice instructions showing how to do front post and back post stitches

http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-fpdc-bpdc.htm


Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 8, 2013

Yes, before ch8.
Poster: Subrenna kirkland
January 3, 2013

When changing colors at the end, do you change before you "ch8" ? to start the next row
Poster: Subrenna
January 2, 2013

Do you always chain 8 at the end of each row, even when changing colors?
Poster: Margaret Turner
September 30, 2012

I don't understand the Single Crochet Rib instructions. It says to double crochet on row 1 and then row 2 also has dc/rf (around front) what does this mean? Only dc in the front - then it says dc in back? Also says repeat row 2 when there are only two rows (rows 25-26)?
Poster: Bobbie Mullins
September 28, 2012

I couldn't get this pattern to print
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