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The Catherine Hat is one of my very first crochet patterns! This free crochet hat pattern has been updated and is now better than ever!
First, I created the Catherine Cowl, and I had to make a matching hat! Now, I’ve updated it to have a brim for a better fit and a more toque style hat.
You can still make this into a slouchy by adding length if you want.
However, if you like the old version better I have added it to my Etsy shop so that you have both options available to you! Similarly, they use different rows/rounds but are worked up in a different way.
For the updated version, I used Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice yarn in Oatmeal. I just love this tweed colorway! It was perfect for this free crochet hat pattern!
Vanna’s choice is a great worsted weight yarn choice. It is also very durable and holds up so well. The stitch definition is really nice as well. However, you can use any worsted weight (#4) yarn you’d like.
Catherine Hat Crochet Pattern
100-175 yards worsted weight (#4) yarn
J(6.0mm) crochet hook
Pom pom (optional)
7sc x 6 rows in the brim = 2”
Toddler 18-20” head circumference
Teen/Small Adult 21-22”
Pattern is worked from the bottom up.
The starting chain does not count as first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern.
Pattern is written in toddler size with additional sizes in parentheses. Final stitch count for all sizes is in parentheses at the end of each row/round. If only one number in parentheses, that is the number of stitches for all sizes.
3rd loop hdc video tutorial: https://youtu.be/dE70DPCzLzM
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
hdc2tog- half double crochet 2 together
3rd loop hdc- work an hdc in the 3rd loop of the hdc you are working into.
dc- double crochet
FPtc- front post triple crochet
blo- back loop only
*- repeat from
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (8)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in blo of each st across. (8)
Rows 3-60 (64, 68, 72): Repeat row 2. (8)
Slip stitch the ends together to create a circle. Now turn the band to the other side, which will be your right side. Do not fasten off. Continue to Body of Hat.
Body of Hat
Round 1: Ch 1, work 60 (64, 68, 72) hdc around the side of the brim, join to 1st st. (60, 64, 68, 72)
Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, 1 3rd loop hdc in each st around, join to 1st st. (60, 64, 68, 72)
Rounds 4: Ch 3, skip 1st 2 sts, 1 FPtc around each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPtc around each of the 2 sts skipped, *skip 2 sts, 1 FPtc around each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPtc around each of the 2 sts skipped*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (60, 64, 68, 72)
Round 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (60, 64, 68, 72)
Round 6: Ch 2, 1 dc in the blo of each st around, join to 1st st. (60, 64, 68, 72)
Round 7: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the blo of each st around, join to 1st st. (60, 64, 68, 72)
Rounds 8-13: Repeat rounds 2-7.
For teen and adult sizes repeat rounds 2-5 one more time.
Round 14: Ch 1, (all in blo) 1 hdc in 1st 2 sts, hdc2tog, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (45, 48, 51, 54)
Round 15: Ch 1, (all in blo) 1 hdc in 1st st, hdc2tog, *1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (30, 32, 34, 36)
Round 16: Ch 1, (all in blo) *hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (15, 16, 17, 18)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew top shut. With tapestry needle, weave tail in and out of the stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in ends.
Add pom pom to top of hat if desired.
Pattern is a copyright of Two Brothers Blankets. Please do not alter, copy, share, or sell in any way. You may, however, sell your finished products from this pattern.
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Michelle has been crocheting for over 9 years and has been designing crochet patterns for 6 of those years. She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.