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Need an idea for a Holiday Gift? How about one for yourself -- in EVERY Color! How to Crochet a Hat!

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Step 1: Materials

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10.5 Crochet Needle

Step 2: Step 1

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1. Begin with a slip stitch and 8 chain stitches.

Step 3: Step 2

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2. Connect the two ends by putting your needle through the first stitch and do 2 single crochet stitch in each stitch so you end up with 16 stitches around the outer ring.

Step 4: Step 3

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3. For the second row:
1st stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
2nd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
3rd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
4th stitch: do 2 single crochet stitches,
do this repetition until you reach the beginning of the row marked by the tail.

Step 5: Step 4

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4. The third row is a single crochet stitch all the way around.

Step 6: Step 5

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5. The 4th row is 2 single crochet stitches in each stitch all the way around. Try to keep your hat flat, you don't want it to roll quite yet.
sandyrm made it!3 months ago
I don't know if I went around enough times singly. I think I should have added a few more rows. 1st attempt.
lissabee.42 years ago
Thank you for helping me finish my FIRST crochet project. It was the perfect way to begin my crocheting journey, and it fits! I can't wait to wear it out and about. Now, I'm on to leg warmers or slippers or a scarf...so many projects.
I wonder if it's possible to ad a brim to the hat? Thnx!!! XP
I wonder if it's possible to ad a brim to the hat? Thnx!!! XP
MayTan1233 years ago
For row 9 or 10, is it normal to have remainders after finishing the last double single crochet? If it is, do I just finished single crocheting it and start the next round like nothing happened in the last round???
adonnelly16 years ago
do i have to use wool?? can i use carron simply soft eco yarn?
NO! You MUST use wool! J/k, I'm sure any is fine (I'm using acrylic like a n00b), as long as it suits your needs (warm enough, not too itchy, washable, etc.)
Dont feel bad,i used acrylic too. nOObs UNITE! lol
Mina0005 years ago
i'm not new at crochetting, butI never learned the vocab and names. What do you mean by "do the counting rows again only modify stitch 8" on step 10?
It follows the same pattern of single crochet, then 2 single crochet in one stitch every 8 stitches.
sammyheart5 years ago
Loved the tips!  I have been wanting to make a cute hat for my daughter so I was looking for some tips on how to crochet a hat and found this.  I will be following along!
aibelb5 years ago
hi I'm very new in crocheting and I'm currently doing this project, just wondering to get the same depth on your hat, how many rounds did you make? Thanks!
YEA for this instructable! Thanks~ Getting my Christmas ideas early!
adonnelly16 years ago
meant to say cotton...
bhume6 years ago
thanx! I have'nt crocheted in years since my friend who taught me passed away. This tutorial was great! I've made 5 in 2 days( cars in the shop-bored) thank you so much!!
mudge316 years ago
Awsome, you crochet? That's like my favorite hobby
thepelton6 years ago
This looks interesting, but when I tried to get the PDF of it, the box appeared too far off the left to effectively fill in. Please fix that, and I would be willing to download it.