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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!

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Easy Stripes Crochet Hat Pattern – Free Crochet Pattern

If you have read my previous post you may have noticed that I was going to make a harry potter themed something for my son. I never intended on making a Griffindor hat but I think my mind was. ( I am a big Harry Potter fan 🙂 ) This easy stripes crochet hat pattern is made for a 6 year old child. However you can change the size accordingly for your preferred size easily.

The hat is made with front post double crochet stitch. Basically it is a rectangle crocheted piece connected to both ends, making a cylinder and then weaved one end of the cylinder.

What’s so special about this hat? Well, instead of traditional chain 3 starting of a row, I used this technique to start rows so that I don’t get any gaps on edges of my piece.

If you have some knowledge about crochet then you must have understood the pattern for this Easy Stripes Crochet Hat by now.

If you still don’t get the pattern then follow below tutorial.

For the child size hat I used 3 ply worst weighted yarn (Handy Rabbit brand) in 3 colors. Red, brown and yellow.

Starting with red I crochet 85 chains.

row 1 – double crochet stitch on each chain. Turn back.

Row 2 – front post double crochet stitch on each stitch . Change color to brown. Turn back .

Row 3 – front post double crochet stitch on each stitch . Turn back.

Row 4 – repeat row 3. Change color to yellow. Turn back.

You should repeat crocheting the piece with front post double crochet stitch as directed . Change color according to this pattern. Red, brown, yellow, brown, repeat from red. Length of finished piece should be your preferred head circumference. On this hat I crocheted 72 rows.

Final rectangle piece for the hat.
The piece is done with front post double crochet

Finally join first row and last row with slip stitch. Then you get a cylinder type crochet piece. Weave in one end of that cylinder and then all you have to do is attaching a pom pom. See the hat without pom pom below.

Hat without pom pom - easy stripes crochet hatColor combination is vital if you want your project to shine. Usually we use light colors for babies and dark colors for childs and adults. But the choice is yours.

Have fun making this easy stripes crochet hat. Don’t forget to share.


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