Down to Up Crochet Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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.

Down to up crochet hat free crochet pattern

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.

Next Step

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.

Happy crocheting!