I designed this pretty winter hat as a Christmas present for my daughter. The hat was rather plain on its own, but a simple crocheted flower is just the thing to jazz it up a bit. I thought I would put this free crochet pattern online so others could make it too. It works up really quickly and is a great pattern for beginning crocheters! Maybe you could use it to teach your daughter or granddaughter to crochet 🙂
18 inch Doll Winter Hat Crochet Pattern
- Worsted weight yarn in cream (for the hat) and your choice of color for the flower
- H Size Crochet Hook (I like these crochet hooks from Crochet Dude because they are padded and comfortable to work with)
- (1) Button – 1/2″ to 3/4″ in size
- Tapestry Needle
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tc – treble crochet
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- ch – chain
- tog – together
- sl st – slip stitch
The hat is worked in a round. Do not join rounds unless noted. Use a safety pin or stitch marker to keep your place.
Round 1: Ch 2, 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook (12)
Round 2: sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in each st around (24)
Round 4: sc in each st around (24)
Round 5: * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (32)
Round 6: sc in each st around (32)
Round 7: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (40)
Rounds 8-12: sc in each st around (40)
Round 13: * sc in next 8 sts, sc next 2 sts tog. Repeat from * around. Join. (36)
Round 14: * ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first st. Finish off.
Too Small? Go to a Bigger Crochet Hook.
If you make the hat and find it is too tight, as one person commented, try going up to the next size hook. Everyone crochets with different tension so you may need to adjust the hook size for best fit.
Work in rounds for this pattern. Do not join.
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6 sc)
Round : 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
Round : * Sl st in next st, (sc, dc, tc, dc, sc) in next st *. Repeat from * around. Join in initial sl st. (6 petals)
Finish off. Sew a button in the center of the flower. Sew flower to hat, referring to photo for placement.
This 18 inch doll Winter Hat crochet pattern is copyrighted to AG Doll Crafts. The pattern is presented freely and without warranty. The pattern may not be redistributed without permission of the copyright owner, instead please just share the link to this pattern. AG Doll Crafts patterns may not be sold under any circumstances,however, you may sell small quantities of the items you make from the patterns, either online or at craft fairs.
Quick Tip: Keep your yarn tangle free!
When I crochet, I use a yarn holder to ensure my yarn stays clean and tangle-free. The yarn feeds out the hole at the top. It saves so much hassle!
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