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Free Crochet Hat Pattern- Catherine Hat

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Woman wearing a crochet hat, called the Catherine Hat.

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. 

Flat lay of crochet hat, called the Catherine Hat.

Catherine Hat Crochet Pattern

You can purchase the ad-free, printable pdf version on Ravelry and Etsy!


 100-175 yards worsted weight (#4) yarn

J(6.0mm) crochet hook


Measuring tape

Tapestry needle

Pom pom (optional)




7sc x 6 rows in the brim = 2”


 Toddler 18-20” head circumference

Child 20-21”

Teen/Small Adult 21-22”

Adult 22-23”

Pattern Notes

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:

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations

st(s)- stitch(es)                   

ch(s)- chain(s)

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


Ch 9

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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  1. I’m confused on rows 8-13, (which is 6 rows) says repeat rows 2-6 (which is only 5 rows). Should it be repeat rows 2-7?
    Thank you.

  2. I’m having so much trouble trying to do the FPTC, when I skip the two and do those, how do I go back to do the others? It looks horrible. Is their a video or more explanation? Thank you ?

  3. I made the child’s size and the hat came out to be the correct measurement around the brim but it’s 8 3/4 inches from bottom of the brim to the top of the hat. Should it be this tall. It’s a beautiful hat by the way. Thank you for sharing the pattern

  4. I love when I can make a matching set ( hat and cowl, or cuffs) as a gift. You made it even easier with multiple sizes! Thank you!

  5. I didn’t think that I crochet loosely but I made the brim actually with an I hook to 64 rows and it came out even too large for my head. I love the pattern but have to make it much smaller even for an adult

  6. I make a lot of hats for my 14 grandchildren, children and their spouses and my almost 5 greats so a couple years ago, one of the hats I made was your Catherine hat. I put it with the other hats I was sending to my grands in another state and I really, really loved it but then I forgot what hat it was..I then started down my huge list of hat patterns looking each one up individually and FINALLY found the pattern. I was so relieved!! Thank you so much for your beautiful hat pattern.

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