Here is a quick and simple pattern that I have been sitting on for about 3 months. Finally retested a few times and have everything perfected and simplified for you. This hat is adorable and very comfy! Add your favorite flower, stripes, or a simple band to spice the hat up a little.
Use Worsted Weight yarn for Small-Medium size heads
or use Medium Weight yarn for Medium-Large size heads
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double crochet
SC – single Crochet
(CH-3 does not count as DC)
Round 1: Magic Ring, CH 3, DC 10, pull ring tight, join to top CH of CH 3
Round 2: CH 3, 2 DC each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (20 DC)
Round 3: DC 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (30 DC)
Round 4: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 2 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (40 DC)
Round 5: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 3 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (50 DC)
Round 6: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 4 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (60 DC)
Round 7: CH 3. DC around, Join to top of CH 3.
Round 8: CH 3, *2 DC in next stitch, DC in next 14 stitches, repeat from * around. Join to the top of CH 3(64 DC)
Round 9-14: CH 3, DC in each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3. Do
not finish off.
Now the fun part!
1. CH 2, HDC in next 44 stitches
2. Turn, Slip stitch in next 24 stitches.
3. Turn, (Now in this round when you SC you will be making the last
two steps (step 1 and 2) into one larger stitch.)SC in first stitch,
2 SC in next stitch, SC in the rest of the stitches back across the
brim of the hat.
4. Turn, Slip stitch back across the brim of the hat
5. Turn ( in this round when you SC you will be making the last two
steps (step 3 and 4) into one larger stitch.)SC across the brim, but
in the 3rd to last stitch of the brim do 2 SC. Do not SC into the
last stitch, you will leave that stitch alone.
6. Turn, slip stitch back across the brim
7. Turn ( in this round when you SC you will be making the last two
steps (step 5 and 6) into one larger stitch.)SC across the brim, but
in the 3rd stitch do 2 SC.
8. SC down the side of the brim and HDC back around to the back of
the hat. Connect to top CH of CH 2.
9. Slip stitch around the entire hat and brim.
I love this pattern but I am stuck on the brim…..how do you get 16 stitches from 24? Are you decreasing? I’m not sure that is even right. I made Row 13 pink for breast cancer and am going to add a pink ribbon also. It’s looking great, just have to figure out the brim.
Hmm I am thinking that is a typo. Because it looks like it should say 26 not 16. I will rework this asap to make sure..
I’m so not understanding the brim. Last step in larger stitch? Help please.
You will make a row of Single crochet, and them you will slip stitch across that… the next row you will do a Single crochet again, but int he same stitches as the last Single crochet row you did. making the last SC and the slip stitch one larger, fatter, and stiffer stitch. Hope I helped.
I have been working on this Newsie hat all afternoon and was doing a great job until I got to the brim then things started to get difficult. I did the 44 hdc stitches, but what do you mean by “turn in step 2 of the brim? Do I turn and go back across the hdc’s with the 24 slip stitches? or do I continue around with the 24 slip stitches which really doesnt work our because that would be too many?? any help you can give me with step 2 and 3 of the brim would be great I am loving the look of the hat so far.
You only go back over the stitches with Slip stitches. After you are finished with the brim you will end up going the other direction and continuing the HDC around the other side of the hat. And yes, you go back across them but will be stitching over the slip stitches.. making it so that the slip stitch round and the round before it turns into one larger, fatter, stiffer stitch. Hope that helps!
a question and I don’t mind looking stupid- I am just beginning to learn how to read patterns.
Round 3- at the beginning it starts DC 3- should that be Ch3- since all the other rounds start ch3? I am just beginning to look at patterns and try to understand them before I begin crocheting.