November ~ A Basic Hat ~ plain or stripes, bobble or simple beanie

November
 
One basic hat, using the same basic design, but with different colourways, and to fit from newborn (0-3 months) through to adult.  The pattern is a simple repeat, and works up very quickly indeed.



Pattern is written in US terms, a conversion chart is included at the end.

To fit:

0-3 months;       Circumference 12”-14”;                Length 5.5”
3-6 months;       Circumference 14”-16”;                Length 6”
6-12 months;     Circumference 16”-17”;                Length 6.5”
1-3 years;            Circumference 18”-19”;                Length 7”
3-10 years;          Circumference 19”-20”;                Length 7.5”
Teens;                  Circumference 20”-21”;                Length 8”
Adult;                   Circumference 21”-23”;                Length 10”

Materials needed for each hat:  1 skein worsted weight yarn (aran/10ply) in Main Colour; Oddments in a contrasting colour; except for Adult Christmas colours, where you will need about half a skein in Red, half a skein in White and Oddments in Green.

You will also need, to complete all the hats, crochet hooks as follows:

0-3 months         4mm
3-6 months         4.5mm
6-12 months      4.5mm
1-3 years             5mm
3-10 years           4.5mm
Teens                   5mm
Adult                    5.5mm

And of course, a yarn needle for sewing in ends.  A pompom maker is also handy but not essential as there are many ways to make small pompoms if you wish to add them to the hats.  A basic guide is included at the end.

Abbreviations:  MC = Main Colour; sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; dcc = double crochet cluster (see “Special Stitch”); rep = repeat; beg = beginning; yo = yarn over; sp = space.

Special Stitch:  Dcc (Double crochet Cluster).  For this pattern, I have used a simple 2dc cluster instead of the usual 3dc cluster.  To make the 2dc cluster (referred to in the pattern as dcc) work as follows:  yo, insert hook into next st; pull yarn through; yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st, pull yarn through; yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, yo, draw yarn through all rem loops on hook.  Ch1 at the end of every cluster completed.

Gauge:  With 4mm hook, 7 dcc and 7 rows of dcc = 4”

Pattern:


0-3 months



Row 1:  With a 4mm hook and MC, make a magic ring.  Ch2, make 8 dcc into ring; sl st to beg dcc to join. (8 clusters)

Row 2:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, work 2 dcc in every space around.  Sl st to beg cluster to join.  (16 clusters)

Row 3:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (24 clusters)

Row 4:  sl st to next space between clusters;  ch2, 1 dcc in every sp around; sl st to beg dcc to join. (24 clusters)

Repeat Row 4 until hat measures 5”.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every stitch around (top of clusters and ch1 spaces); sl st to beg sc to join.  (48 sc)

Repeat sc round for 2 more rows.

Next Row:  Change to white (or other contrasting colour as desired) and work 1 more row of single crochet around.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



3-6 months


Row 1:  With a 4.5mm hook and MC, make a magic ring.  Ch2, make 9 dcc into ring; sl st to beg dcc to join. (9 clusters)

Row 2:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, work 2 dcc in every space around.  Sl st to beg cluster to join.  (18 clusters)

Row 3:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (27 clusters)

Row 4:  sl st to next space between clusters;  ch2, 1 dcc in every space around; sl st to beg dcc to join. (27 clusters)

Repeat Row 4 until hat measures 5.5”.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every stitch around (top of clusters and ch1 spaces); sl st to beg sc to join.  (54 sc)

Repeat sc round for 2 more rows.

Next Row:  Change to white (or other contrasting colour as desired) and work 1 more row of single crochet around.  Fasten off and weave in ends. 



6-12 months


Row 1:  With a 4.5mm hook and MC, make a magic ring.  Ch2, make 7 dcc into ring; sl st to beg dcc to join. (7 clusters)

Row 2:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, work 2 dcc in every space around.  Sl st to beg cluster to join.  (14 clusters)

Row 3:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same st; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (21 clusters)

Row 4:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next 2 spaces; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (28 clusters)

Row 5:  sl st to next space between clusters;  ch2, 1 dcc in every space around; sl st to beg dcc to join. (28 clusters)

Repeat Row 5 until hat measures 6”.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every stitch around (top of clusters and ch1 spaces); sl st to beg sc to join.  (56 sc)

Repeat sc round for 2 more rows.

Next Row:  Change to white (or other contrasting colour as desired) and work 1 more row of single crochet around.  Fasten off and weave in ends. 



1-3 years




Row 1:  With a 5mm hook and MC, make a magic ring.  Ch2, make 7 dcc into ring; sl st to beg dcc to join. (7 clusters)

Row 2:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, work 2 dcc in every space around.  Sl st to beg cluster to join.  (14 clusters)

Row 3:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (21 clusters)

Row 4:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next 2 spaces; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (28 clusters)

Row 5:  sl st to next space between clusters;  ch2, 1 dcc in every space around; sl st to beg dcc to join. (28 clusters)

Repeat Row 5 until hat measures 6.5”.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every stitch around (top of clusters and ch1 spaces); sl st to beg sc to join.  (56 sc)

Repeat sc round for 3 more rows.

Next Row:  Change to white (or other contrasting colour as desired) and work 1 more row of single crochet around.  Fasten off and weave in ends.



3-10 years



Row 1:  With a 4.5mm hook and MC, make a magic ring.  Ch2, make 8 dcc into ring; sl st to beg dcc to join. (8 clusters)

Row 2:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, work 2 dcc in every space around.  Sl st to beg cluster to join.  (16 clusters)

Row 3:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (24 clusters)

Row 4:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next 2 spaces; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (32 clusters)

Row 5:  sl st to next space between clusters;  ch2, 1 dcc in every space around; sl st to beg dcc to join. (32 clusters)

Repeat Row 5 until hat measures 7”.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every stitch around (top of clusters and ch1 spaces); sl st to beg sc to join.  (64 sc)

Repeat sc round for 3 more rows.

Next Row:  Change to white (or other contrasting colour as desired) and work 1 more row of single crochet around.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
  



Teens


Row 1:  With a 5mm hook and MC, make a magic ring.  Ch2, make 8 dcc into ring; sl st to beg dcc to join. (8 clusters)

Row 2:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, work 2 dcc in every space around.  Sl st to beg cluster to join.  (16 clusters)

Row 3:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (24 clusters)

Row 4:  Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next 2 spaces; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (32 clusters)

Row 5:  sl st to next space between clusters;  ch2, 1 dcc in every space around; sl st to beg dcc to join. (32 clusters)

Repeat Row 5 until hat measures 7.5”.

Next Row:  ch1, sc in every stitch around (top of clusters and ch1 spaces); sl st to beg sc to join.  (64 sc)

Repeat sc round for 4 more rows.

Next Row:  Change to white (or other contrasting colour as desired) and work 1 more row of single crochet around.  Fasten off and weave in ends. 


Adults


Christmas colourway:  Alternate white and red rows to 8”, ending on white, then work one row in Green and the next in white again.  Work the sc band in Red with a white edging.

Row 1:  With a 5.5mm hook and White, make a magic ring.  Ch2, make 8 dcc into ring; sl st to beg dcc to join. (8 clusters)

Row 2:  Change to Red; Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, work 2 dcc in every space around.  Sl st to beg cluster to join.  (16 clusters)

Row 3:  Change to White; Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (24 clusters)

Row 4:  Change to Red; Sl st to next space between clusters; ch2, 1 dcc same sp; 2 dcc in next sp; *1 dcc in next 2 spaces; 2 dcc in next* rep from * to * to end, sl st to beg dcc to join.  (32 clusters)

Row 5:  Change to White; sl st to next space between clusters;  ch2, 1 dcc in every space around; sl st to beg dcc to join. (32 clusters)

Repeat Row 5, alternating Red and White, until hat measures 8”, ending with a white row, if working the Christmas colourway.  If not, continue in MC for 2 more rows.

If working the Christmas colourway, Change to Green and repeat row 5; then change back to white and repeat row 5 once more.

Next Row:  Change to Red; ch1, sc in every stitch around (top of clusters and ch1 spaces); sl st to beg sc to join.  (64 sc)

Repeat sc round for 4 more rows.

Next Row:  Change to white (or other contrasting colour as desired) and work 1 more row of single crochet around.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
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