Easiest Crochet Hat

PDF Crochet Pattern

$3.99

This simple-to-make hat is made from a crocheted rectangle!  It’s the perfect project for a beginner crocheter, or anytime you want to make a quick and easy project.

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Pattern includes instructions for 10 sizes, so you can make a cozy crocheted hat for all your friends and family. The pattern is also written in 6 different yarn weights, so you can use any yarn you like, from a #1 Superfine to #6 Super Bulky.

PDF Pattern Includes:

  • 10 Sizes, from Preemie to Adult Large
  • 10 pages of instructions
  • 14 instructional photos
  • 8-page Printer-Friendly Version without photos

Skill Level:  Beginner

 

Yarn Requirements, Needle Size, and Gauge:

For #1 Superfine / Fingering Weight Yarn:

140 (174, 201, 270, 311, 346, 381, 443, 475, 507) yards of #1 Fingering Weight Yarn

US Size C / 2.75 mm crochet hook

Gauge: 30 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 42 rows in 4” (10 cm)

 

For #2 Fine / Sport Weight: 

111 (138, 159, 213, 246, 274, 300, 350, 375, 400) yards of #2 Sport Weight Yarn

US Size E / 3.5 mm crochet hook

Gauge: 26 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 30 rows in 4” (10 cm)

 

For #3 Light / DK Weight:

97 (121, 139, 187, 216, 240, 264, 308, 330, 352) yards of #3 DK Weight Yarn

US Size G / 4.0 mm crochet hook

Gauge: 24 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 28 rows in 4” (10 cm)

 

For #4 Medium / Worsted Weight:

72 (90, 104, 139, 160, 178, 196, 228, 245, 261) yards of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn

US Size I / 5.5 mm crochet hook

Gauge: 25 stitches in 6” (15.2 cm), 30 rows in 6” (15.2 cm)

 

For #5 Bulky Weight:

58 (72, 83, 112, 129, 144, 158, 184, 197, 210) yards of #5 Bulky Weight Yarn

US Size K / 6.5 mm crochet hook

Gauge: 12 stitches in 4” (10 cm), 15 rows in 4” (10 cm)

 

For #6 Super Bulky Weight:

39 (49, 56, 75, 87, 97, 106, 124, 133, 142) yards of #6 Super Bulky Weight Yarn

US Size M / 8.0 mm crochet hook

Gauge: 12 stitches in 5” (12.7 cm), 11 rows in 4” (10 cm)

 

Measurements & Sizing

Choose a size by measuring the wearer’s head circumference, and comparing it to these measurements.  Select the size that most closely matches the head circumference measurement. The measurements below show what size head each size hat will fit.

Sizes (according to the wearer’s head circumference measurement):

Preemie: 12”, or 30.4 cm circumference

0-6 Months: 13”, or 33 cm circumference

6-12 Months: 14”, or 35.5 cm circumference

12-18 Months: 16”, or 40.6 cm circumference

Child Small: 17”, 43.2 cm circumference

Child Medium: 18”, or 45.7 cm circumference

Child Large: 19.25”, or 48.9 cm circumference

Adult Small: 21”, or 53.3 cm circumference

Adult Medium: 22”, or 55.8 cm circumference

Adult Large: 23”, or 58.4 cm circumference

Instructions and Yarn Requirements for size Preemie are given outside the parentheses, and instructions and yarn requirements for all larger sizes are inside the parentheses like this:

Preemie (0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Child Small, Child Medium, Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large).

 

You Will Also Need:

  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle (If adding a Pom Pom or Tag, your needle should be able to fit through the holes in the button or tag)
  • Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional, here’s where I got mine, less than $1 apiece) 
  • Button (for attaching pom pom, optional)
  • Leather or Faux Leather Tag (optional)
  • If using Super Bulky yarn, you’ll also need some embroidery floss (for sewing on the button and / or tag, optional)

This pattern is intended for your personal use only. You may not share it, copy it, sell it, give it away, or mass-produce the finished product. However, you may sell the finished items on a small scale, as long as you convey in your item description that you used a Yay For Yarn pattern.
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