The normal path of making a hat is starting from the upper part with a magic ring or something and crocheting around the hat increasing the stitch count. I wanted to try otherwise and made this down to up crochet hat as an experiment.
Turned out the hat is a win so I thought I should share the pattern here. This technique is great if you are unsure of keeping the desired head circumference on your hat.
First you need to crochet a stripe out of green color. Make sure that the length of the hat matches with your head circumference. As this is a newborn size hat I chose the size of 15 inches.
Yarn brand – Handy Rabbit worsted weight 3 ply yarn
I used 4.0 hook for the stripe and 3.0 hook for crocheting around the hat.
Making the Stripe
Make a slip stitch and 8 chains. On 8th chain make a double crochet like this hat pattern. Crochet 8 dc on 8 chains.
Row 2 – fpdc on each dc stitch.
Row 3 to 40 – repeat row 2.
Join 1st row and last row with slip stitches.
Now you have made a head band matches with your preferred head circumference.
With white color yarn crochet 2 dcs onto each dc of your head band. (80 dcs) Join 1st dc with the last dc with a slip knot making a round.
Row 2 – *dc, skip 2 stitches, (dc, chain, dc, chain, dc)on next stitch, skip 2 stitches, repeat from *.Join with a slip knot.
Row 3 to 5 – Repeat row 2.
Row 6 – Change color to green.dc on each stitch (80 stitches).
Row 7 – *dc on 4 stitches, dc decrease on next 2 stitches. Repeat from *.
Row 8 – *dc on 3 stitches ,dc decrease on next 2 stitches. Repeat from *.
Row 9 – *dc on 2 stitches ,dc decrease on next 2 stitches . Repeat from *.
Row 10 – *dc , dc decrease on next 2 stitches. Repeat from *.
Row 11 – *dc decrease on 2 stitches. Repeat from *.
Row 12 – Repeat row 11. Fasten off .
Attach a white color pom pom to make your hat more beautiful .
If you think this down to up crochet hat is more complicated then you should check out this free hat pattern I shared before.