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The Michelle Hat is such a fun crochet hat! Make this in a solid color or in a self-striping color and it looks beautiful either way!
This crochet hat pattern calls for worsted (#4) weight yarn. I used WeCrochet Brava Tweed for my hat.
Brava Tweed is a newer yarn from WeCrochet and I just love it because it’s the same great softness and sturdiness you get with Brava Worsted, but in a tweed colorway!
This crochet hat is worked from the bottom up, starting with the ribbed brim.
It comes in 6 sizes from 0-6 months to adult sizes.
Be sure to check out the matching crochet sweater- the Michelle Sweater!
Michelle Hat Crochet Pattern
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75-200 yards worsted weight yarn
Shown here: Brava Worsted Tweed in Wren (29506) and Stratus (29507)
I (5.5mm) crochet hook
Pom Pom maker (optional)
13 dc x 7 rows=4”
Brim: 8sc x 7 rows = 2”
Sizing & Yardage
0-6 months: 13-15” (75 yards)
6-12 months: 16-18” (100 yards)
Toddler: 18-20” (115 yards)
Child:19-21” (150 yards)
Teen/ Sm. Adult: 21-22” (175 yards)
Adult: 22-23” (200 yards)
Starting chain does not count as first st, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.
Pattern is written in size 0-6 months with additional sizes in parentheses. Final stitch count for all sizes is in parentheses at the end of each row/round.
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
ldc- long double crochet (work dc 2 rounds below)
blo- back loop only
dc2tog- double crochet 2 together
**- repeat from
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (8)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, in blo, 1 sc in each st across. (8)
Rows 3- 48(56, 64, 68, 76, 80): 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 48 (56, 64, 68, 76, 80) sc evenly around the side of the brim, join to 1st st. (48, 56, 64, 68, 76, 80)
Round 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in each of the 1st two sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, *1 dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 dc, chs each)
Round 3: Ch 4 (counts as starting ch 2 and 2 chs), skip first 2 dc, 1 ldc in each of the next 2 skipped sts, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, 1 ldc in each of the next 2 skipped sts*, repeat from * around, join to 2nd ch of starting ch 4. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 dc, chs each)
Round 4: Ch 2, *1 ldc in each of the next 2 skipped sts, ch 2, skip 2*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40 dc, chs each)
Rounds 5 – 9(13, 15, 17, 17, 19): Repeat rounds 3 and 4.
Round 10(14, 16, 18, 18, 20): Ch 2, 1 ldc in next 2 sts, dc2tog *1 ldc in next 2 sts, dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (36, 42, 48, 51, 57, 60)
Round 11(15, 17, 19, 19, 21): Ch 2, 1 dc in 1st st, dc2tog, *1 dc in next st, dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (24, 28, 32, 34, 38, 40)
Round 12(16, 18, 20, 20, 22): Ch 2, *dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20)
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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Michelle has been crocheting since 2011 and has been designing crochet patterns since 2014! 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.