Crochet Top Down Hat Free Pattern
(BiCrafty Bootcamp: Crochet for Knitters: Lesson 11)
We are ready for the next lesson in BiCrafty Bootcamp. You’ve already learned so much. And yet, it’s time to level up and start a 3-dimensional project that we can wear. It is time to make a hat! This will be a crochet top-down hat worked in the round.
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BiCrafty Bootcamp Lesson 11 Crochet Video: Crochet Top-Down Hat
It’s often easier to learn from video instruction than just from written instructions, isn’t it? Therefore, in addition to the detailed written instructions below, here’s the crochet top down hat video tutorial.
BiCrafty Bootcamp Crochet Top Down Hat Basic Free Pattern Details
Here are all of the details that you need in order to complete the crochet top down hat worked in the round.
Finished Measurements of Crochet Top Down Hat
To fit these sizes, you want to have a hat that measures close to the measurements below: 3-6 months (6-12 months, 12-24 months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult X-Large)
|3-6 months||6-12 months||12-24 months||Toddler||Child||Adult Small||Adult Medium||Adult Large||Adult X-Large|
|Height of Hat|
Gauge: 10 dc = 4″ (10 cm)
Materials used in Crochet Top Down Hat
Yarn: Wonderfluff 1 – 2 balls, depending on size.
Hook: K/10.5 (6.5 mm) or hook needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle
Abbreviations used in Crochet Top Down Hat Pattern
- ch Chain
- sl st Slip Stitch
- sc Single Crochet
- hdc Half Double Crochet
- dc Double Crochet
- beg ch Beginning Chain
General Diagram for Crown Increases of Crochet Top Down Hat
We’ve worked a lot with learning how to read crochet symbol charts throughout BiCrafty Bootcamp. You’re going to learn how to read them in a circle in the round now for this hat, which builds on what you already learned from working with granny squares. Read the chart from right to left and in rounds. NOTE: You will not turn on this project.
Pattern for BiCrafty Bootcamp Crochet Top-Down Hat
Make an adjustable ring.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, pull ring closed, sl st to first sc, do not turn — 8 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 hdc in each sc around, sl st to first hdc, do not turn — 16 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc throughout), *2 dc in next hdc, dc in next hdc; repeat from * around to last st, 2 dc in last hdc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn — 24 dc.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in top of beg ch (in same sp as join), *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn — 32 dc.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around to last st, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn — 40 dc.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc; repeat from * around to last 4 sts, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 3 dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn — 48 dc. 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months stop on crown and move to body.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc; repeat from * around to last st, 2 dc in last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn — 56 dc. Toddler, Child, Adult Small stop on crown and move to body.
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 dc; repeat from * around to end of round, sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn — 60 dc. Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XLarge stop on crown and move to body.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in each dc around, sl st to top of beg ch-3, do not turn. (56, 64, 72, 80 dc)
Repeat Round 1 until hat measures desired length (see hat size chart).
Optional: add front post/back post ribbing around the base.
Weave in all ends. >> See Video <<
Make 3″ pom pom >> See Video <<
Sew pom pom to top of hat >> See Video <<
Another Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Chic and Simple Crochet Hat Pattern
Are you looking to try something a little different? Take a look at the Chic and Simple Crochet Hat Pattern. It is made from the bottom up and is very easy to master. This free crochet hat pattern can be found here on the MarlyBird website.