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The Catherine Hat is one of my very first crochet patterns! First came 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. Plus, I have added the old version to my Etsy shop so that you have both options available to you!
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 hat! Vanna’s choice is a great worsted weight yarn choice. It is very durable and holds up so well. The stitch definition is really nice as well.
- 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 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.