Sunday, September 16, 2012

Free Pattern: Deeply Textured Hat - Toddler

This is a modification of the pattern from The Laughing Willow.  For adult size, see her original post.

This size hat should fit through youth sizes, just keep adding rounds at the bottom to make it longer.  A helpful measurement when trying to determine how much longer it needs to be is ear-to-ear measurement.  Measure over the top of the hat and it should be long enough to cover the top part of the ear.

Premie size here.
Newborn size here.
3-month size here.
6-month size here.
9-12-month size here.

Worsted weight yarn (I used acrylic)
Size 4.75mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Fptc - front post triple crochet
Sl st - slip stitch

Instructions: (ch-3 does not count as dc)
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3.  Inside ring, 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: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st 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 with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (40)
Round 5: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc,  dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st 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 with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (60 dc)
Round 7: Ch 3.  *Fptc on next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (30 fptc, 30 dc)
Round 8: Ch 3.  *Dc in next fptc, fptc on next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (30 fptc, 30 dc)
Round 9: Ch 3.  *Fptc on next dc, dc in next fptc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (30 fptc, 30 dc)
Rounds 10-13 (or more for youth size):  Repeat Rounds 8-9.  Finish off, weave in ends.

I changed colors for round 12.  I did not finish off the blue in between.

Count 20 stitches away from the seam.  Attach with a sl st.
Row 1: 20 sc in front (outside of hat) loops only.  (You should be in the 20 stitches directly centered across from the seam.)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.  2 sc dec, 7 sc, 2 sc dec, 7 sc, 2 sc dec.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn.  2 sc dec, 13 sc, 2 sc dec.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.  2 sc dec, 11 sc, 2 sc dec.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn.  2 sc dec, 9 sc, 2 sc dec.  Continue to sc down the side of the brim, around the whole hat, up the other side of the brim and across the brim.  Sl st to first sc in side of brim and finish off.  Weave in ends.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  This is a pattern modification, so I do not claim sole rights to this pattern.  You do have permission from The Laughing Willow and myself to sell items you make from this hat, but if you sell them online, please link to this pattern.  You may not sell this pattern or claim it as your own.   You may publish or post a link to this pattern, but you may not publish or post this pattern in whole or in part.


  1. I love this it's so cute, just found your blog and had a look round it's fabulous :)

  2. oo how lovely! I'll be trying this out!

  3. Thank you Alli! I've already made two hats for my twins using this pattern. You can see it here: and here:

  4. I just made this hat for our almost 4 year old and it turned out great! I actually used the original adult pattern from Laughing Willow but used fingering weight yarn and a size F (3.75 mm) hook. It's probably going to be a bit big on our girl but I think that will be just fine. Thank you for sharing your modification of the pattern!

  5. Thank you (and Laughing Willow) so much for the pattern. My almost 2-year old loves her new hat!

  6. I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I going to throw this question out there on the off chance I might get an answer. This is only the second hat I've crocheted, so I'm a bit inexperienced. Anyway, the Deeply Textured part of this hat seems to be happening on the inside of the hat instead of the outside. Am I doing something wrong? I've already double checked to make sure my fptc are fptc and not bptc. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

  7. Hmmm...I'm sorry that's happening! I actually crochet inside out (I learned a weird way) so it may be written that way. I would either turn the hat inside out (though the back of the scs will be showing, so if that bothers you...) or just do bptc instead. Hope it works out for you!

  8. What does "dec" mean?


  9. How would you make one of these for a 6 yr old and a 12year old?

  10. Thank you for this simple, easy to follow yet adorable pattern. I was lookijg for something to add to a bootie and diaper cover gift set I made for my baby cousin, coming soon. I found your pattern by pure grace and had it made in 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. This will be my go to pattern for a quick cap for new arrivals or even last minute adult gifts. The pattern is very easy to amend. Thanks again.


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