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Football Hat

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Football anyone? Crochet this adorable Football Hat for anyone in the family. This free crochet hat pattern gives instructions for newborn through 12 months. It's an easy pattern that's great to wear while watching football on TV or when you're at a game.

Football Hat
Football Hat

Easy

Crochet Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook, H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn (6oz/315yds/170g/288meters)
    • 1 skein Chocolate
    • 1 skein White
  • Size crochet hook needed for size and gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Gauge
  • G-hook Preemie (5 dc = 1 inch)
  • G-hook Newborn (5 dc = 1 inch)
  • H-hook 3-6 months (4 dc = 1 inch)
  • H-hook 6-12 months (4 dc = 1 inch)

Pattern notes
Chain 2 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch. Join with slip stitch as indicated.

Instructions
:
For Preemie:
Round 1: With chocolate, chain 4, 12 dc in 4th chain from hook. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 12 dc
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. 2 dc in each stitch around, join in top of first dc. 24 dc
Round 3: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) repeat 11 times. 36 dc
Change to white in joining sl st of Round 3.
Round 4: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch) repeat 11 times. Change back to Chocolate in joining sl st. 48 dc
Rounds 5-8: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Change to white in joining sl st at end of Round 8. 48 dc
Round 9: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Change back to Chocolate in joining sl st.
Round 10: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Finish off.
First Earflap:
Counting from back center (joining stitch) skip 5 dc. Join chocolate with a sl st.
Row 1: Chain 2, dc in next 10 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 2, dc in next 8 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 2, dc in next 6 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 4: Chain 2, dc in next 4 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 5: Chain 2, dc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 6: Chain 1, sc dec in next st twice. Finish off.
Second Earflap: Starting at Row 1 of First earflap. Count 16 stitches around front of hat. Join Chocolate with a sl st.
Repeat Rows 1-6 of first earflap, finish off.
Border: Join chocolate with sl st at back of hat. Chain 1. Sc evenly space across back of hat, around outer edge of first earflap, across front and around 2nd earflap. Join to first sc with sl st. Finish off.
Ties:
Cut 12 25” strands of Chocolate. Divide into 6, for each tie. Fold in half,
insert at center bottom of Earflap. Draw strands through at fold to form a loop on the hook. Pull free strands through loop and pull tight. Divide strands into 3 sections of 4 strands, braid. Knot at end and trim evenly.
For Front “stitches” on football. Thread 12” strand of white in tapestry needle. Using picture as a reference, Insert threaded needle, from back to front in center of middle stitch in Round 8. Pull thread partially through. Going from front to back, Insert threaded needle through center of middle stitch in Round 5. Evenly space 3 “stitches” down front of “seam”. Fasten securely on inside of hat. Weave in all loose ends.

For Newborn
:
Round 1: With chocolate, chain 4, 12 dc in 4th chain from hook. Join with sl st in top of first dc. 12 dc
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. 2 dc in each stitch around, join in top of first dc. 24 dc
Round 3: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) repeat 11 times. 36 dc
Round 4: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch) repeat 11 times. Change to white in joining sl st. 48 dc
Round 5: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next 11 stitches) around. Join in top of first dc. Change back to Chocolate in joining sl st. 52 dc
Rounds 6-10: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Change to White in joining sl st at end of Round 10. 52 dc
Round 11: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Finish off.
First Earflap:
Counting from back center (joining stitch) skip 5 dc. Join chocolate with a sl st.
Row 1: Chain 2, dc in next 12 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 2, dc in next 10 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 2, dc in next 8 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 4: Chain 2, dc in next 6 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 5: Chain 2, dc in next 4 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 6: Chain 2, dc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 7: Chain 1, sc dec in next st twice. Finish off.
Second Earflap: Starting at Row 1 of First earflap. Count 16 stitches around front of hat. Join Chocolate with a sl st.
Repeat Rows 1-7 of first earflap, finish off.
Border: Join chocolate with sl st at back of hat. Chain 1. Sc evenly space across back of hat, around outer edge of first earflap, across front and around 2nd earflap. Join to first sc with sl st. Finish off.
Ties:
Cut 12 30” strands of Chocolate. Divide into 6, for each tie. Fold in half,
insert at center bottom of Earflap. Draw strands through at fold to form a loop on the hook. Pull free strands through loop and pull tight. Divide strands into 3 sections of 4 strands, braid. Knot at end and trim evenly.
For Front “stitches” on football. Thread 12” strand of white in tapestry needle. Using picture as a reference, Insert threaded needle, from back to front in center of front. Pull thread partially through. Going from front to back, Insert threaded needle through center of middle stitch in Round 5. Evenly space 4 “stitches” down front of “seam”. Fasten securely on inside of hat. Weave in all loose ends.

For 3-6 months
:
Change to H hook for next 2 sizes.
Rounds 1-4: Same as for Newborn.
Round 5: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next 11 stitches) around. Join in top of first dc. Change back to Chocolate in joining sl st. 52 dc
Rounds 6-11: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Change to White in joining sl st at end of Round 10. 52 dc
Round 12: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Change back to Chocolate in joining sl st.
Round 13: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Finish off.
First Earflap:
Counting from back center (joining stitch) skip 5 dc. Join chocolate with a sl st.
Row 1: Chain 2, dc in next 12 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 2, dc in next 10 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 2, dc in next 8 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 4: Chain 2, dc in next 6 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 5: Chain 2, dc in next 4 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 6: Chain 2, dc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 7: Chain 1, sc dec in next st twice. Finish off.
Second Earflap: Starting at Row 1 of First earflap. Count 16 stitches around front of hat. Join Chocolate with a sl st.
Repeat Rows 1-7 of first earflap, finish off.
Border: Join chocolate with sl st at back of hat. Chain 1. Sc evenly space across back of hat, around outer edge of first earflap, across front and around 2nd earflap. Join to first sc with sl st. Finish off.
Ties:
Cut 12 30” strands of Chocolate. Divide into 6, for each tie. Fold in half,
insert at center bottom of Earflap. Draw strands through at fold to form a loop on the hook. Pull free strands through loop and pull tight. Divide strands into 3 sections of 4 strands, braid. Knot at end and trim evenly.
For Front “stitches” on football. Thread 12” strand of white in tapestry needle. Using picture as a reference, Insert threaded needle, from back to front in center of front. Pull thread partially through. Going from front to back, Insert threaded needle through center of middle stitch in Round 5. Evenly space 4 “stitches” down front of “seam”. Fasten securely on inside of hat. Weave in all loose ends.

For 6-12 months
:
Rounds 1-4: Same as Newborn.
Round 5: Chain 2, 2 dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch) around. Change back to Chocolate in joining sl st. 56 dc.
Rounds 6-11: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Change to White in joining sl st at end of Round 11.
Round 12: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as joining. (Dc in next stitch) around. Join in top of first dc. Finish off.
First Earflap:
Counting from back center (joining stitch) skip 6 dc. Join chocolate with a sl st.
Row 1: Chain 2, dc in next 12 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 2, dc in next 10 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 2, dc in next 8 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 4: Chain 2, dc in next 6 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 5: Chain 2, dc in next 4 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 6: Chain 2, dc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next st. Turn.
Row 7: Chain 1, sc dec in next st twice. Finish off.
Second Earflap: Starting at Row 1 of First earflap. Count 18 stitches around front of hat. Join Chocolate with a sl st.
Repeat Rows 1-7 of first earflap, finish off.
Border: Join chocolate with sl st at back of hat. Chain 1. Sc evenly space across back of hat, around outer edge of first earflap, across front and around 2nd earflap. Join to first sc with sl st. Finish off.
Ties:
Cut 12 30” strands of Chocolate. Divide into 6, for each tie. Fold in half,
insert at center bottom of Earflap. Draw strands through at fold to form a loop on the hook. Pull free strands through loop and pull tight. Divide strands into 3 sections of 4 strands, braid. Knot at end and trim evenly.
For Front “stitches” on football. Thread 12” strand of white in tapestry needle. Using picture as a reference, Insert threaded needle, from back to front in center of front. Pull thread partially through. Going from front to back, Insert threaded needle through center of middle stitch in Round 5. Evenly space 5 “stitches” down front of “seam”. Fasten securely on inside of hat. Weave in all loose ends.

Now play football!

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Yeah step 5 doesnt make any sense. Wish i had noticed that before i started.

I can not get back seam to connect evenly HELP

I've adapted this by using team colors. It's such a fabulous, quick work-up! I use my I hook for adult sized hats.

I absolutely adore this cute little football hat. I just finished crocheting it for my grandson. I am sure when he gets it he is going to simply love it :). I noticed that when I used the G hook, it came out the exact perfect size for him, he is 7 yrs old. I figure if I take it down a few sizes (the hook), I can make the perfect size for his newborn brother due soon :). Thank you so much for the pattern it is very cute, and I enjoyed making it, was not difficult :).

Love it! I have a question, though. The newborn size...is that considered for 0/3 months? I have a baby that I want to make this for that is 2 months old, so I don't know if I should make it in the newborn size or the 3/6 month?

I was wondering the size comparison for red heart yarn. I made one hat with a G hook and it was almost big enough to fit me. I also made one in a F hook and it was smaller, but I am not sure if it will fit a newborn.

Just want to clarify I am doing this right, when it says "repeat 11 times" do you mean do 11 rows with those same stitches? Or just repeat those stitches 11 times?

I am looking for a pattern for a basketball hat, with hoop and net, I like this hat, planning to make one for my son.

I think this is what you are looking for. http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-goal-crochet-net-ball-hat.html I found and pinned this on pinterest. If you want to follow me my name is Cindy DeRose I have a lot of boards with free crochet patterns.

love this football hat...haven't tried it but plan to very soon..lots of nephews who would love it....

@scline53 5642805, We suggest contacting the original designer of this project for assistance with adjusting the sizing. Her name is specified in the byline. Thanks! --Editor of AllFreeCrochet

I think this hat is adorable and would love to make it for an adult. Could you publish directions for adults in thie cute hat? Thanks, Sue

I made this last night with a size K hook and it was big enough for my husband. I didn't change anything else. In fact, it's a little too big but I crochet pretty loose. I am going to try it again but with a J, I would also like to see what it would look like if it was made with a haslf double instead of a double.

Love the hat. yes, I would use the same color, but lots of kids requesting this hat in their school colors or their favortie college or pro teams!

i would love to make this in an adult size. what changes would i make?

I like this very much! A little fella and his Dad wld look sweet, watching the game. The hat looks very professional and well-made. Keep up the good work!!

Hey shirlbly, Go to the top of the pattern near the hook size and click and drag your mouse down the whole pattern. Once it is all highlighted you can copy and paste it into a word program and quickly delete the parts you don't want. Conversely, you could also copy just the 3-6 mnth part and paste that into a word program and print. It's what I always do. Saves paper and ink.

i wish there were some way i could just get the size 3-6 months instead of making a copy of all the pattern... shirley

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