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Crochet Hat Free Pattern- Michelle Hat

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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!

Woman wearing a cream colored crochet hat, called the Michelle Hat.

Pattern Details

This crochet hat pattern calls for worsted (#4) weight yarn. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn for my hat.

However, you can use any worsted weight yarn you prefer. Some other great options would be WeCrochet Brava Worsted or Lion Brand Jeans yarn!

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 laid flat

Michelle Hat Crochet Pattern


75-200 yards worsted weight yarn

I (5.5mm) crochet hook


Measuring tape

Tapestry needle

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)

Pattern Notes

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

ch(s)- chain(s)

st(s)- stitch(es)

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


Ch 9

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)

Michelle Hat Rounds 1 and 2

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)

Michelle Hat Round 3
Michelle Hat Round 3

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 – 7(11, 13, 15, 15, 17): Repeat rounds 3 and 4.

Michelle Hat

Round 8(12, 14, 16, 16, 18): 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 9 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19): 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 10 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20): Ch 2, *dc2tog*, repeat from * around, join to 1st st. (12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20)

Michelle Hat

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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  1. Got holes in round 7… Should I repeat round 8 as round 4 ? This is my first crochet project, so can’t read a pattern at the best – round 5-7 “repeat round 3&4” means as round 5 as round 3, round 6 as 4 and round 7 as round 3. So after round 7 should I jump directly to your round 8 or finish round 4 and then do your round 8 as my round 9. Please help

    1. All of you odd numbered rounds will be a repeat of round 3 and your even numbered rounds will be a repeat of round 4.

  2. Soooo if I’m making this for an adult woman my brim has 80 rows before I join together? That seems way too big. I want this to stay on if it’s windy.

    1. What size head circumference is the person you are making it for? I’m an adult woman but my head only measures 21″ so I usually do the child or teen size for myself. It just depends on the head circumference and also make sure you meet gauge to get the correct length of your brim.

    1. I don’t have a video. Just the photos. The 2nd and 3rd photo show what you’re doing in round 3. You work your stitches over the ch spaces into the skipped stitches from the round before.

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