Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Crochet Hat with Brim


Crochet Hat with Brim

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Hat with Brim

Skill Level - Easy Beginner

Abbreviations
LP - Loop
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch
STS - Stitches
SK - Skip

Materials
Size I.5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Yarn Amount Estimate: 244 yards/223 meters

Magic Circle or Chain 3, join. You can start with either starting method.

Round 1: 10 HDC in Loop. Do not join and work in continual round. Mark the last stitch with a yarn marker so you will know where each row starts. This is for the purpose of increasing.

Round 2: 2 HDC in ea HDC around (20 Half Double Crochet)

Round 3: 1 HDC in next ST, 2 HDC around (30 Half Double Crochet)

Round 4: 1 HDC in ea of next 2 sts, 2 HDC around (40 Half Double Crochet)

Round 5: 1 HDC in ea of next 3 sts, 2 HDC around (50 Half Double Crochet)

Round 6: 1 HDC in ea of next 4 sts, 2 HDC around (60 Half Double Crochet)

Round 7-20: 1 HDC in ea HDC around. (60 Half Double Crochet)

Skip 1 stitch at the end, slip stitch in the next to even off the round.

Brim
Row 1: CH 1, Skip 1 Stitch. Work 2 HDC in each of the next 19 stitches. SK 1 ST on the hat, SL ST in the next ST.

Row 2-3: SL ST to the next Stitch on the hat, turn, Work 1 HDC in each ST across. SL ST in the next stitch on the hat.






51 comments:

  1. This hat is real cute. I'll have to make a couple for my girls. They love hats. Thanks for sharing your patterns.

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  2. hello. i fell in love with this hat and have made two already. thank you for the amazing tutorials.

    i was wondering if you had a pattern for something like this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIH0ntfwzCk] because she is going way too fast for me and my english isn't THAT good, haha. i thought i could pause it and write down the instructions but i'm still a little bit confused.

    thank you.

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  3. Hi I am using a 4 ply yarn but the yarn is Simply Soft Eco. It is very soft and I am concerned that the yarn is alittle soft and the brim may be saggy. what do you think?

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  4. ash,
    You can try it and see what happens. Maybe use a smaller brim? The softer the yarn, the chances are greater of the brim being saggy.

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  5. loved this hats look at it all time. Its really a great looking hat for winter and keep the wind or sun away. See you on youtube loving every Video. Its like have your own instructor on how to Crochet. Im a fan thank you for being here teaching us.\Deeseba2

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  6. I found this hat pattern today and decided i would try it.Your instructions are so easy to follow for a not to experienced crocheter.I think i will be making a few of these for the daughter and granddaughters,and probably for friends once they see the cap.Thank you again for many hours of relaxing enjoyment.

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  7. I appreciate the comments, thank you.

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  8. do you know what size hat this is? i am new at crocheting and I would like to make a 3 to 6 month baby one.

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  9. Tami,
    This is for a 21"-23" head. You can stop several rounds earlier when you are first making it to make a child size cap. I am including the playlist for baby items that I have posted on YouTube. There will be a link on each video to the written instructions.

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F31B4CD2E262F248

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  10. I am brand new to crochet and I have been using youtube for instructions. My kids told me about it. Your tutorials are by far the best. I have learned so much from you. Thank you for slo mo!! Thank you for taking the time to instruct :) Also do you have any tutorials on hats with earflaps??

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  11. Also learned the magic cirlce from your youtube tutorial. You are awesome thank you :)

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  12. Thank you very much!!! I want to make one for my 2 and 5 year old grandchildren. Will they look like mini baseball caps? What yarn do you sugget?

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  13. redmex,
    I used 4 ply yarn in the demonstration.

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  14. Just wondering if you could thicken the visor on softer yarns? I made one similar to this in a merino and the visor just seems to get in your way. When I use acrylic the visor stays but I'm thinking using a stiffner will work for thinner yarns - have you ever attempted to use a stiffner?

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  15. This pattern made my holiday break so fun and productive. Made six in all. After I finished the first one my SIL commented that it needed a little something to dress it up so I used your flower and snowflake patterns to add an accent to them on the sides. Loving them!!
    Now I would love to find a pattern for the wide headbands with flowers on them that all the girls are wearing recently :) It's probably easy but I'm not one for being able to create my own pattern. Thanks for all your hard work, this site has been a great find!

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  16. I think of myself as being able to crochet just about anything and this looks like such an easy and quick pattern. However...I have taken the beginnings of the hat apart for probably 8 times now trying to get the counting in the rows right. After about the 4th row, the circle curls on itself so much that I'm sure I've counted incorrectly. I've gotten to Round 5 and have completed 50 HDC but I'm only half way around the circle. It is looking like a very curly doily. I have both the video and the instructions sitting in front of me. Any suggestions or is this how it's supposed to look before I stop increasing?

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  17. I figured out what I was doing wrong! I was just doing one HDC in the first 1-4 stitches and then 2HDC in EVERY stitch around the whole hat. So it was curling up because I was increasing double and triple what I needed. So now that I've memorized your YouTube tutorial, I'm on row 9 and it looks likes it's gonna work out. Don't know what size it will fit but if it's too small I'll make another and just add another row on the top round. Whew! I feel silly it took me 3 days and countless looks at both the written and video instructions! :-0

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  18. I am a complete noob at crochet, but I managed to make a hat for my daughter thanks to your videos! Your instructions are so clear and easy to follow. I love in the flower video how you say you can modify it. I think about modifying EVERYTHING I make, whether I'm cooking or crocheting or doing just about anything else. Thank you so much! Here is a picture of my hat: http://i42.tinypic.com/2mpybna.jpg

    I used the brim hat tutorial and continued the brim around and added a couple extra rows, then I made the flower using your instructions.

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  19. Thanks Theresa for posting this video with clear instructions. i would like to try to crochet one soon. Thanks!

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  20. LOVE your sharing. You've made me feel that crocheting is a lovely thing to try. About this hat, I have a question to ask. Is it possible to change colors for this hat? I've tried to change the color but it doesn't match to the beginning of the row. I'm actually a beginner of crocheting.

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  21. Jennifer, I have switched colors on this hat. I just slip stiched into the next stitch, then started with the new color. It didn't quite match to the beginning of the row but it isn't a big deal. And if it's for a girl, I like to put a big flower where the seam is. Hope that helps, or maybe Teresa will answer :)

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  22. Jennifer,
    The cap is worked in the continual round which gives it the odd ending. At the end of the cap, you skip one stitch, slip stitch in the next to eve the cap off. You can do this each time you want to change color or you can work the cap in joined rounds. Either way you work the cap, I suggest that you stagger the starting point to eliminate a potential seam.

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  24. Hi im trying to folloe along with your video but im getting confused. It's also hard 2 follow along because your moving too fast.

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  25. Hi Teresa, Love your work thanks very much for all of your patterns and blog posts. I was wondering is it possible to add a brim on the Kingston style hat (without band), giving a fuller hat with brim? Do you think this would work?
    thanks
    Kim

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  26. This worked great! Unfortunately it was a bit big for my head, I'm not sure if I increased the stitch to much or I'm using the wrong yarn but I'm going to try it again and just stop at the 5th increasing and see if that helps! Thanks so much for your videos and the written instructions!!!!

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  27. WOW Theresa! you are very talented! Thank you so much for all your hard work and for posting so much on the internet. Your blog is amazing, your videos very clear and great to follow. By far the best website I've seen for crocheting!

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  28. You are teaching me to crochet with your websites-videos! I love them! Thank you so much!!! If I want to make this hat for a baby, how do I do this...I'm very new to this! :)

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  29. I would LOVE to be able to send you a photo of my latest hat. What's your email? Thanks so much for all you've tought me! ;)

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  30. Theresa you're single handedly responsible for me learning how to crochet! Thank goodness you're good at teaching, because while my mother tries, you did in a few weeks what she couldn't do in 20 years! :)

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  31. I hit enter too fast, but I'm using this pattern to make Mario hats for the little boys here that are *obsessed* with video games. I have a feeling this Christmas is going to be so awesome for them.

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  32. Thank you for all your hard work, knowledge and skill you generously share with us! This pattern is very easy to make and the corresponding videos help with any questions I may have. Its also a great base pattern that is easily customized to achieve the fit and look you want. I used a smaller gauge and made a longer brim to make more of a winterized ball cap-which my brother loved!

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  33. Love this hat! I made it with a variegated yarn, did an extra increase round before starting the rounds to form the sides (it would have been too tight on me otherwise) and only did 18 rounds, but the pattern was easy to follow and modify. Thanks for posting it. :)

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  34. Hello,

    I am a beginner in crochet and really love your Hat with Brim but I meet some problem, maybe you can help me ? Maybe you speack French ? If yes, an answer in French will be more favorable (but my friend will help me to translate in english if needed).
    So, I followed your instructions, I finished the without the brim, however it is flat & in your video it is not. How can I manage to make it harder & to get hat form as in your video ?
    Can you please give me some more instructions ? Maybe you use a special yarn ? Many thanks in advance for your feedback.
    Rgds,
    Laurence

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  35. Love, love,love this pattern. Are there any instructions for maybe doubling the brim so a piece of felt or plastic can be inserted?

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  36. This is to cute. Hey! I made mine with ruffles. Note: Took lots of time! But you did it thirteen minutes! TELL ME UR SECRET!

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  37. Hi, Teresa
    I am trying to make this hat for a 4 year old boy using red heart detroit 3 ply yarn, but I think it' s a bit small. I was thinking I could make a few extra round before the brim.
    Ohh and I'm using a 4.5 mm crochet hook and I have a normal tension, I mean not tight.
    What' s your advise?

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  38. Ah! Love this hat! Thanks for sharing this pattern, Teresa! I'm enjoying your blogs and your video tutorials! :)

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  39. Hi I think the hat really well but unfortunately I can not brim, it is either wavy or it hangs, or looks too small, I use the needle size and teaching but it does not work can you tell me how to do it right or could so?

    lg Nadine

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  40. Hi I think the hat really well but unfortunately I can not brim, it is either wavy or it hangs, or looks too small, I use the needle size and teaching but it does not work can you tell me how to do it right or could so?

    lg Nadine

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  41. Is this crocheted with 2 strands of yarn together?

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  42. Your tutorials are very helpful, and I have seen many hat tutorials similar to this, but it seems like every time I make one it ends up being way to big for my head! How can I fix that?

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  43. Jamie - You can try using a smaller crochet hook.

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  44. Hi Teresa! I have made several of your hats already, but they never seem to fall in place so I thought you used one of those elastic bands, but I am not sure...please let me know if you do because I am a bit confused. How do we get the hat to fall into perfect place like that? Thanks! You're amazing!

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  45. Hi! Before I ask my question I just wanted to say that you're super talented, your videos are the best, and I have learned SOOOO much from you. Now, my question is did you use some sort of elastic band on your hats and if so where did you put it because I made the puff stitch hat, but it is just a big circle and if I try to put it on my head it gets all wrinkly. Also, for this hat, in the end is it supposed to fall that way that it does on the mannequins? Or do you actually have to rest it on a mannequin head to get that shape? THANKS! YOU'RE AMAZING!

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  46. This pattern is just what i was looking for. I makes a real cool hat. I also used the pattern to make Mario and Luigi hats. Thanks for sharing, and the video really helped.

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  47. Teresa, I am having issues understanding why my hat pattern is not coming out correctly. It says on the second row to crochet in the same space, and in the next row up it says to crochet in the next space. How do I know if I am creating my own hat pattern? Could you offer me guidance on when/if I need to crochet in the same space, or the next space? Look forward to your response! Thank you!

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  48. GREAT hat, and easy to follow pattern! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Hi, Theresa great hat I made one last night and it was a little big but I know what I did wrong and the brim came out perfect I can't stop looking in the mirror and smiling.

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  50. mekaaka - It is possible you naturally crochet loose. Maybe you worked in some extra increase stitches.

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  51. Great pattern! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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