Crochet, Free Pattern

Ribbed Crochet Hat – Free Pattern

girl wearing brown crochet hat with dark brown trim and pompom

Introducing my first ever crochet pattern! It is a super simple pattern I created for my boyfriend when he asked me to crochet him a hat with alpaca yarn. This crochet hat features alternating front and back post double crochet and front and back post double crochet increases. The result is a ribbed design reminiscent of knit which is also quite thick. My boyfriend tells me it’s warm and cozy. 🙂 I have a matching scarf pattern here.

The yarn I used is this alpaca and wool blend that I got locally. I estimate it’s about a weight 3, or sport weight.

alpaca wool blend yarn

This crochet hat fits an average sized adult head with a circumference of about 22″. The design is a bit stretchy, so it can fit a slightly larger head. If you want to make it smaller, do only the first 4 or 6 rounds and skip to round 9. If you stop at round 6, the circumference should be about 18″, and about 14″ if you stop at round 4. Alternatively, you could use a smaller hook. Here is a helpful chart for average head circumferences.

Materials

  • Sport yarn in two colors: 200 grams of main color and 100 grams of contrasting color.
  • Hook G (4.25 mm)

Stitches used:

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Fpdc – front post double crochet
  • Bpdc – back post double crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch

Pattern

Round 1: Start with a magic circle. Ch 3, (counts as first dc) dc 11 into the circle. Join to first dc with sl st and pull the circle tight. (12 total sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), fpdc around ch 3 of round 1. *Dc in next dc, fpdc around post of same dc. This step is shown in the next pictures. Repeat * for the remaining sts in the round. Insert hook through top of ch 2 from back to front and sl st. (24 total sts)

front and back post increases of round 2

Round 3: In this round you will work 12 increases, one around each fpdc of the previous round. Ch 2, bpdc around next st, (fpdc of previous round) fpdc around same st. *1 bpdc in next st, 1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next st. Repeat from * to the end of the round. Join to top of ch 2 with sl st from back to front. (36 total sts)

front and back post increases of round 3

Round 4: In this round you will make one increase in each space between the ribs. Ch 2, fpdc around ch 2 of previous round. 1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc, *1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next bpdc, 1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc; Repeat from * to the end of round. Join with sl st from back to front. (48 total sts)

front and back post increases of round 4

Round 5: In this round you will work the increases in the new ribs you started in the previous round. Ch 2, 1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc, *1 bpdc in next bpdc. The next stitch should be the fpdc of the next new rib. 1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc; repeat from * to the end of round. Join with sl st from back to front. (60 total sts)

round 5 of circle finished

Round 6: In this round you will work the increases in the spaces between the shortest ribs and the longest ribs. Ch 2, fpdc around ch 2 of previous rnd, <1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc> twice, *1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next bpdc, repeat <> twice; repeat from * to end of round. Join with sl st from back to front. (72 total sts)

round 6 of circle finished

Round 7: In this round you will work the increases in the ribs started the previous round. Ch 2, 1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next fpdc, <1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc> twice, *1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next fpdc, repeat <> twice; Repeat from * to the end of round. Join with sl st from back to front. (84 total sts)

round 7 of circle finished

Round 8: In this round you will work the increases in the spaces between the shortest and longest ribs. Ch 2, 1 fpdc around ch 2 of previous round, <1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc> 3 times, *1 bpdc and 1 fpdc in next bpdc, repeat <> 3 times; repeat from * to end of round. Join with sl st from back to front. (96 total sts)

round 8 of circle finished

After round 8 the diameter should be about 4 3/4″. The next several rounds will even out the rippled edges and increase the diameter. If you want to make it larger, continue the increase sequence for several more rounds until you reach the desired diameter. Make sure you end with an even round.

Round 9: Ch 2, 1 fpdc in next fpdc, *1 bpdc in next bpdc, 1 fpdc in next fpdc; Repeat from * to end of round. Join with sl st from front to back. (96 total sts)

Decide where you want the brim to begin. Repeat round 9 until you reach the desired length. I continued until the length measured 7″ before adding the brim. Fasten off.

main part of crochet hat finished

Brim

If you want a brim that doesn’t fold, join the second color in the top of the ch 2. If you want the brim to fold, turn the work around so the wrong side is facing you. Join your second color in the stitch to the right of the ch 2.

adding on dark brown brim for crochet hat

Round 1: Ch 2, fpdc around ch 2 of previous round, *1 bpdc, 1 fpdc; repeat * to end of round. Join with sl st from back to front. (96 total sts)

Repeat round 1 until you reach the desired length. I continued for 4 1/2″. Fasten off and weave in ends.

brown ribbed crochet hat with finished dark brown trim

Now you can add a pompom to the top of it if you wish.

finished ribbed crochet hat with dark brown trim and pompom

Your crochet hat is finished!

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