Free Crochet Hat Pattern- Vinnie Hat

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I had some leftover yarn after I finished the Vinnie Sweater, so I decided to design a matching hat with it!

This yarn, Swish DK from WeCrochet, is just a dream to work with! And I love the color combo! So I set off to make the matching Vinnie Hat crochet pattern!

Pattern Details

This easy crochet hat pattern is beginner friendly! It uses DK (#3) weight yarn in as many colors as you prefer. I used Swish DK yarn from WeCrochet for my hat. It’s a very soft superwash merino wool yarn that comes in a large variety of colors!

This hat is so versatile! You can make it with many colors, just a few colors, or all one color! It is worked from the bottom up, starting with the brim. You can add a pom or not, totally up to you!

The pattern comes in 4 sizes from toddler to adult. The crochet hat is made with negative ease and will stretch to fit. For a looser, more slouchy look, like the striped hat I’m wearing in the photos, go up a size.

It is rated easy in pattern difficulty and uses very basic crochet stitches.

Check out this step by step video tutorial if you’re looking for some visual aide with the pattern!

Vinnie Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Be sure to check out more of my Free Crochet Patterns!

Materials

115-175 yards DK (#3) weight yarn in up to 5 colors

H (5.0mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge

Scissors

Measuring tape

Yarn needle

Pom (optional)

Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

Within brim: 9 sc x 8 rows = 2”

16 hdc x 12 rows = 4”

Sizing

Based on head circumference. Hat has approximately 1” of negative ease and will stretch to fit.

Head circumference/Finished Hat Width/ Finished Hat Length

Toddler 18-20”/ 8.25”/7”

Child (20-21”)/9.5”/8”

Teen/Small Adult 21-22”/10”/8.5”

Adult (22-23”)/10.5”/9”

Stitches Needed and Abbreviations

st(s) – stitches(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together – yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 5 loops.

blo – back loop only

** – repeat from

Pattern Notes

 Hat is worked from the bottom up, starting with the brim.

Starting chain does not count as first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

Stripes were created in sample hat by changing colors every 2 rounds.

Pattern is written in smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses. Final stitch count for ALL sizes will be in parentheses at the end of each row/round.

Video tutorial: will be added before release.

Brim

Ch 9 (9, 10, 10)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (8, 8, 9, 9)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in blo of each st across. (8, 8, 9, 9)

Rows 3-68 (76, 80, 84): Repeat row 2.

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 68 (76, 80, 84) hdc around the side of the brim, join to 1st st. (68, 76, 80, 84)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, 1 hdc in each st around, join to 1st st. (68, 76, 80, 84)

Rounds 3- 8(10, 10, 12): Repeat round 2.

Round 9 (11, 11, 13): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next 15 (17, 18, 19), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (64, 72, 76, 80)

Round 10 (12, 12, 14): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next 14 (16, 17, 18), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (60, 68, 72, 76)

Round 11 (13, 13, 15): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next 13 (15, 16, 17), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (56, 64, 68, 72)

Round 12 (14, 14, 16): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next 12 (14, 15, 16), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (52, 60, 64, 68)

Round 13 (15, 15, 17): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next 11 (13, 14, 15), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (48, 56, 60, 64)

Stop Here for Toddler Size – skip to Toddler Round 14.

Round –(16, 16, 18): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next — (12, 13, 14), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (–, 52, 56, 60)

Round –(17, 17, 19): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next — (11, 12, 13), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (–, 48, 52, 56)

Stop Here for Child Size – Skip to Child Round 18.

Round – (–, 18, 20): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next — (–, 11, 12), hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (–, –, 48, 52)

Stop Here for Teen/Small Adult Size – Skip to Teen/Small Adult Round 19.

Round – (–, –, 21): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next– (–, –, 11) hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (–, –, –, 48)

All Sizes Resume Here

Round 14 (18, 19, 22): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next 2, hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (36)

Round 15 (19, 20, 23): Ch 1, turn, *1 hdc in next st, hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24)

Round 16 (20, 21, 24): Ch 1, turn, *hdc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (12)

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.

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