Introduction: How to Crochet a Hat!

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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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Materials:
10.5 Crochet Needle
Yarn

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.

Step 7: Step 6 - 15

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6. The next row is:
1st stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
2nd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
3rd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
4th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
5th stitch: do 2 single crochet stitches,
do this repetition until you reach the beginning of the row marked by the tail.
7. When you reach the beginning again, its a single crochet stitch all the way around.

8. The next set is:
1st stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
2nd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
3rd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
4th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
5th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
6th stitch: do 2 single crochet stitches,
do this repetition until you reach the beginning of the row marked by the tail.

8. Once again, when you reach the beginning again, its a single crochet stitch all the way around.

9. The next set is:
1st stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
2nd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
3rd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
4th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
5th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
6th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
7th stitch: do 2 single crochet stitches,
do this repetition until you reach the beginning of the row marked by the tail.

10. Instead of doing a row of single crochet all the way around, do the counting rows again only modify stitch 8:
1st stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
2nd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
3rd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
4th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
5th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
6th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
7th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
8th stitch: do 2 single crochet stitches,
do this repetition until you reach the beginning of the row marked by the tail.

11. Counting row again, but modify the 9th stitch:
1st stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
2nd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
3rd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
4th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
5th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
6th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
7th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
8th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
9th stitch: do 2 single crochet stitches,
do this repetition until you reach the beginning of the row marked by the tail.

12. This row, the same counting technique but modify to do 2 single crochet in stitch 10.

13. Modify the same counting row to do the 2 single crochet in stitch 11.

14. Again for stitch 12.

15. Against for stitch 13.

Step 8: ** Note **

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If you run out of yarn, simply tie the end of the used yarn to the end of the new yarn

Step 9: Step 16, 17 & 18

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16. Single crochet in everything stitch around and around and around until you've reached your desired depth. You will start to notice the hat curl, this is expected.

17. Once you've reached your desired depth, you need to close up the rim. We're back to counting:
1st stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
2nd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
3rd stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
SKIP 4th stitch,
5th stitch: do 1 single crochet stitch,
do this repetition until you reach the beginning of the row marked by the tail.

18. For the final row, repeat the counting in step 17 but skip 2 stitches. Pull the loop out really big, snip the end and tie a knot and you are DONE!

Comments

rosycheecks35 (author)2016-10-02

You are amazing!!!

rosycheecks35 (author)2016-10-02

This is amazing!

Namuganza Sandra (author)2016-07-20

thank you so much i was able to crochet ma hat and even added a brim

Namuganza Sandra (author)2016-07-20

thank you so much i was able to crochet ma hat and even added a brim

Namuganza Sandra (author)2016-07-20

thank you so much i was able to crochet ma hat and even added a brim

Namuganza Sandra (author)2016-07-20

thank you so much i was able to crochet ma hat and even added a brim

Namuganza Sandra (author)2016-07-20

thank you so much i was able to crochet ma hat and even added a brim

tmartin49 made it! (author)2015-11-11

I love the hat, but it's a little large for my head. How do I make a smaller version?

sandyrm made it! (author)2015-04-22

I don't know if I went around enough times singly. I think I should have added a few more rows. 1st attempt.

lissabee.4 (author)2012-12-30

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.

Instructablonian (author)2012-05-13

I wonder if it's possible to ad a brim to the hat? Thnx!!! XP

Instructablonian (author)2012-05-13

I wonder if it's possible to ad a brim to the hat? Thnx!!! XP

MayTan123 (author)2011-12-21

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???

adonnelly1 (author)2009-06-26

do i have to use wool?? can i use carron simply soft eco yarn?

LilithAvalon (author)adonnelly12010-09-15

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

Mina000 (author)2010-08-01

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?

LilithAvalon (author)Mina0002010-09-15

It follows the same pattern of single crochet, then 2 single crochet in one stitch every 8 stitches.

sammyheart (author)2010-01-25

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!

aibelb (author)2009-08-31

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!

got2bskilled (author)2009-07-21

YEA for this instructable! Thanks~ Getting my Christmas ideas early!

adonnelly1 (author)2009-06-26

meant to say cotton...

bhume (author)2009-06-03

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!!

mudge31 (author)2009-04-29

Awsome, you crochet? That's like my favorite hobby

dustfingersilvertounge (author)2009-04-29

I LOVE YOU

thepelton (author)2009-04-27

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.

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