Toddler’s Hat Crochet Pattern

Crochet toddler's hat (and real toddler)

Please note that this pattern is for personal use only.

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Notes

The side facing you as you work is the right side (i.e. the outside of the hat).

The various coloured yarns are carried up at the back of the work when not in use, so do not cut a yarn when changing to a new colour until the pattern says so.

UK crochet terms are used throughout.

Instructions

Materials

4 mm hook

Tension

half–trebles = 4″ / 10 cm

13 rows of half–treble = 4″ / 10cm

Yarn

Any double knitting yarn can be used, providing the tension can be matched approximately.

Choose a soft yarn — toddlers soon discard scratchy hats!

Choose an acrylic or wool yarn or a mix of both.

The hat in the picture was made from 1 x 50 g each of red, white, and blue, which will probably be enough yarn for at least two hats. This pattern is ideal for using up left–over balls of yarn, so feel free to use whatever colours you feel go well together.

Stitch guide

Half–treble decrease = Yarn over. Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over and pull through two loops on hook. (Two loops remain on hook.) Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.

Double crochet decrease = Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and draw through stitch. (Two loops on hook.) Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and draw through stitch. (Three loops on hook.) Yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook.

Foundation Chain

With 4 mm hook and red yarn chain 72. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each chain to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (72 stitches)

Round 2

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 3

Change to white yarn.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 4

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 5

Change to red yarn.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end.Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 6

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 7

Change to white yarn.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 8

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 9

Change to red yarn.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Turn work, remembering to place white yarn at back of work. (This change of direction allows the strands of yarn that are carried up at the back to be hidden when the brim is turned up.) Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 10

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 11

Change to white yarn.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 12

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 13

Change to red yarn.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 14

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 15

Change to white yarn.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 16

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 17

Change to blue yarn (the red yarn may now be cut leaving a yarn end to darn in).

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Work 1 half–treble in each stitch to end. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain.

Round 18

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). 1 half–treble in each of the next 3 stitches. Half-treble decrease. (1 half–treble in each of the next 4 stitches. Half–treble decrease.) 11 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (60 stitches)

Round 19

Change to white yarn.

Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). (Double crochet decrease. Chain 1.) 30 times. Join with a slip stitch to first double crochet. (30 chain spaces and 30 double–crochets)

Round 20

Change to blue yarn.

Slip stitch into next chain space.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). 1 half–treble in same chain space. (Skip next dc, 2 half–trebles in next chain space) 29 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (60 stitches)

Round 21

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). 1 half–treble in each of the next 2 stitches. Half–treble decrease. (1 half–treble in each of the next 3 stitches. Half–treble decrease.) 11 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (48 stitches)

Round 22

Change to white yarn.

Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). (Double crochet decrease.Chain 1.) 24 times. Join with a slip stitch to first double crochet. (24 chain spaces and 24 double–crochets)

Round 23

Change to blue yarn.

Slip stitch into next chain space.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). 1 half–treble in same chain space. (Skip next dc, 2 half–trebles in next chain space) 23 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (48 stitches)

Round 24

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). 1 half–treble in next stitch. Half-treble decrease. (1 half–treble in each of the next 2 stitches. Half–treble decrease.) 11 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (36 stitches)

Round 25

Change to white yarn.

Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). (Double crochet decrease. Chain 1.) 18 times. Join with a slip stitch to first double crochet. (18 chain spaces and 18 double–crochets)

Round 26

Change to blue yarn.

Slip stitch into next chain space.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). 1 half–treble in same chain space. (Skip next dc, 2 half–trebles in next chain space) 17 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (36 stitches)

Round 27

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). Half–treble decrease. (1 half–treble in next stitch. Half–treble decrease.) 11 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (24 stitches)

Round 28

Change to white yarn.

Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). (Double crochet decrease. Chain 1.) 12 times. Join with a slip stitch to first double crochet. (12 chain spaces and 12 double–crochets)

Round 29

Change to blue yarn.

Slip stitch into next chain space.

Chain 2 (counts as 1 stitch). 1 half–treble in same chain space. (Skip next dc, 2 half–trebles in next chain space) 11 times. Join with a slip stitch to 2nd chain of first two chain. (24 stitches)

Round 30

Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). Half–treble decrease 18 times. Join with a slip stitch to first half–treble. (12 stitches)

Fasten off

Cut blue yarn 6″ (15 cm) from work.

Thread yarn end onto a large–eyed, blunt needle and weave end through the last row of stitches two or three times, pull up tightly, then sew in end. Sew in all loose yarn ends. Turn up brim.

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