GIFT HAT FOR LITTLE ONES
these hats in seasonal colors for charitable donations to hospital
Approx. 10” circumference at brim (unstretched) by 4.5” high – hat
will stretch up to 11” circumference
Soft sport, DK, or light worsted
weight yarn in three
(Note: hat size may vary depending
on thickness of yarn):
50 yds. main color (MC)
3 yds. contrast color A (CCA)
3 yds. contrast color B (CCB)
shown in Loops & Threads “Snuggly Wuggly” baby sport (100% acrylic,
446 yds/5 oz ball), Caron “Simply Soft” (100% acrylic,
165 yds/3 oz skein), and Red Heart
"Soft" (100% acrylic, 256 yds/5 oz ball)
Crochet hook size US H/8 (5 mm), or
size needed to achieve gauge
Removable stitch marker or contrast
yarn strand marker
Optional: one small pompom or 12"
length of ribbon for bow
With sport-weight yarn, 14 sts & 18 rows = 4” in single crochet on
size US H/8 (5 mm hook)
Hat is worked in rounds from lower
edge to top. Brim rounds alternate three colors and are worked in
back loop only, with join-and-turn at end of each round.
Hat body is worked in spiral single
crochet with crown decreases at top. In spiral single crochet
section, do not join or turn at end of rounds but continue in same
Work foundation chain loosely to
allow for stretch.
back loop only (BLO), beginning (beg), chain (ch), decrease (dec),
each (ea), hook (hk), loop (lp), remaining (rem), repeat (rep),
single crochet (sc), single crochet two together (sc2tog), slip
stitch (sl st), yarn over (yo)
Single crochet two together
(sc2tog): insert hook into next sc, yo and draw loop through, insert
hook into next sc, yo and draw loop through, yo and draw through all
3 loops on hook (1 stitch decreased)
Foundation chain: With MC, ch 36
loosely, join into ring, being careful that chain is not twisted.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in ea ch
around, join with sl st by dropping MC and pulling CCA through top
of beg sc and loop on hook, turn (36 sc)
Rnd 2 (WS): With CCA, ch 1, sc in
back loop only (BLO) of ea sc around, join with sl st by dropping
CCA and pulling CCB through top of beg sc and loop on hook, turn.
Rnd 3 (RS): With CCB, ch 1, sc in
BLO of ea sc around. Before joining, move dropped MC strand to back
of work. Join with sl st by dropping CCB and pulling MC through top
of beg sc and loop on hook. Do not turn.
Cut CCA & CCB, leaving 6” tails for
weaving in later. Continue remainder of hat with MC.
Rnd 4 (RS): With MC, ch 1, sc in BLO
of ea sc around, join with sl st through both loops of beg sc, do
not turn (36 sc)
From this point on, hat proceeds in
continuous rounds of spiral single crochet with RS facing every
round. Use a removable stitch marker or contrast yarn marker to note
beginning of rounds and carry it up as you work.
Do not join or turn at end of each
round but continue in
same direction throughout remainder of hat.
Rnd 5: Working through both loops as
normal, ch 1, sc in ea sc around (36 sc)
Rnds 6-10: Sc in ea sc around.
Begin crown decreases:
Rnd 11 (dec rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in ea
of next 4 sc, rep from * around (30 sc)
Rnd 12: Sc in ea sc around.
Rnd 13 (dec rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in ea
of next 3 sc, rep from * around (24 sc)
Rnd 14: Sc in ea sc around.
Rnd 15 (dec rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in ea
of next 2 sc, rep from * around (18 sc)
Rnd 16 (dec rnd): *Sc2tog, sc in
next sc, rep from * around (12 sc)
Rnd 17 (dec rnd): Sc2tog around,
join with sl st in top of beg sc (6 sc). Fasten off, leaving 6”
tail. Draw tail through tops of remaining sts and pull gently to
Finishing: Weave in all tails
securely. If desired, sew pompom to top of hat or thread length of
ribbon through top and tie a bow.
Copyright 2011 – Designs by KN –
For personal or charity use only. Do
not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.