The fashionable and free crochet hat pattern When We Were Young by Marly Bird is ready for you to crochet today. This free crochet hat pattern is a perfect beginner crochet pattern and intermediate crochet pattern. It is written for sizes 3-6 months baby to adult large. It is quick, uses only 1 ball of yarn and is easy! For a special addition, attach your favorite buttons for a decorative touch and fashionable touch to the hat.
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About the When We Were Young Free Crochet Hat Pattern:
Like many of you, I have many skeins and balls of yarn around my craft room that would be perfect for a one ball project but I can never find one I like. The other day I saw this cute ball of Red Heart Yarns, With Love Metallic yarn sitting on my desk and I thought it would make a wonderful easy crochet hat pattern!
I picked up my hook and started with the single crochet ribbing stitch for the cuff of the hat. I really like this cuff because it doesn’t pull in too much and isn’t too terribly long to make. Once I had the cuff the perfect length (just long enough to go around my head a little snuggly) I had to choose the stitch pattern I wanted to use.
What is the Griddle Stitch?
For those of you who don’t know, the Griddle Stitch (sometimes called the Lemon Peel Stitch or crochet seed stitch) is one of my favorite stitches. I love the texture of the resulting fabric and I think it is fairly easy to do without a lot of extra effort.
Once I decided on the griddle stitch I knew I could make this hat to be absolutely perfect with a crown that has a fun shape due to the crochet decreases being paired up in order to maintain the stitch pattern.
Can I make it a Messy Bun Hat?
Oh, are you a fan of the crochet messy bun hat patterns? This one can easily be made into a messy bun hat. I put the instructions for how to do that right in the pattern below.
Does it come with a crochet chart?
Also, to make it even easier for you to do the decreases at the crown I paid my tech editor to do a crochet chart for you to use. You’re welcome 🙂
Last but not least, I wanted to add that little something extra so I searched by button bin (yes, I have an entire bin of buttons just waiting for that perfect project…sort of like my yarn stash 😉 ) and found some fun black buttons that I sewed onto the cuff of the hat for added fun.
There you have it, a wonderful free crochet hat pattern that is easy, fun, cheap and is a perfect beginner crochet pattern.