Ice Queen Cap

Ice Queen Cap
Ice Queen Cap

Work up this Ice Queen Cap just in time for the cold winter months. Using just one ball of traditional worsted weight yarn in any yarn color of your choice, this crochet hat pattern is the perfect winter accessory. Any woman will truly look like royalty when she wears this trendy cap outside. A cute decorative button adds a nice finishing touch. One size fits the average woman's head for this particular intermediate crochet pattern. You'll love the challenge of creating this stylish crochet cap, too; just keep in mind this is an intermediate crochet pattern. As this on-trend crochet hat will fit most, you can likely crochet a cap for your friends or other family members, too. 

NotesNOTE: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as st.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge14 sc and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm].

Finished SizeOne size to fit average woman’s head.

Materials List

  • 1 ball of Patons® Canadiana™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 205 yds/187 m) Dark Grey Mix (10042)
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 2 buttons

Cap Pattern

  1. Beg at crown, ch 3. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring. (See illustration below in Project Diagram section.)

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 3. 7 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 8 dc.

  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 dcfp around each dc around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 16 sts.

  4. 3rd rnd: Ch 2. *1 dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. 1 dc in sp between last dcfp and next dcfp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 24 sts.

  5. 4th rnd: Ch 2. *1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dc in sp between last dcfp and next dcfp. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 32 sts.

  6. 5th rnd: Ch 2. *1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dc in next dc. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 40 sts.

  7. 6th rnd: Ch 2. *1 dcfp around next dcfp. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 48 sts.

  8. 7th rnd: Ch 2. *1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 56 sts.

  9. 8th rnd: Ch 2. *1 dcfp around next dcfp. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first dcfp. 64 sts

  10. 9th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. 64 sc.

  11. 10th rnd: Ch 2. *3 dcfp around dcfp 2 rows below. Miss next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. Rep from * 15 times more. Join with sl st to first dcfp.

  12. 11th rnd: As 9th rnd.

  13. 12th rnd: Sl st in next st. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Miss next sc. 3 dcfp around dc 2 rows below. Miss next sc. *1 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. 3 dcfp around dc 2 rows below. Miss next sc. Rep from * 14 times more. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  14. 13th rnd: As 9th rnd.

  15. 14th rnd: Sl st in each of next 2 sts. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Miss next sc. 3 dcfp around dc 2 rows below. Miss next sc. *1 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. 3 dcfp around dc 2 rows below. Miss next sc. Rep from * 14 times more. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  16. Rep 13th and 14th rnds until work from beg measures 8" [20.5 cm], ending on a 14th rnd. Do not fasten off.


  1. 1st and 2nd rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc. 64 sc. Do not fasten off.


  1. Beg working in rows: 1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 46 sc. Turn. Leave rem sc unworked.

  2. 2nd to 10th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.

  3. Fasten off at end of last row.


  1. Fold Brim of Hat at corners and sew into place with button on each side as shown in photo.

Project Diagram

  1. Click below for larger version, or click here to enlarge diagram


  1. Beg = Beginning

  2. Ch = Chain(s)

  3. Dc = Double crochet

  4. Dcfp = Yoh and insert hook from front to back around post of next stitch. (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.) 

  5. Rem = Remaining

  6. Rep = Repeat

  7. Rnd(s) = Round(s)

  8. Sc = Single crochet

  9. Sl st = Slip stitch

  10. Sp(s) = Space(s)

  11. St(s) = Stitch(es)

  12. Yoh = Yarn over hook

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Im normally not fond of brimmed hats, but those Yarnspirations patterns are just so stylish. Although it doesnt specifically say so, Im pretty sure this is the Patons Womens Peaked Hat and can be found here http// == cap/PAC0116-001019M.html?cgid=crochet-patterns-wom == en-hats#sz=12start=32 Its a little confusing as there is a similar hat (similar name, too), but its the Easy version. Both are available as a free download.

my two hats..

I do love this hat and did make a few, the pattern came out a little too big for my head. So I tried on with a hook size smaller and it came out too small. I now have a mommy me hats. LOL I hope the pictures come out.. icequeencap.jpg

I like the look of this hat. The heather gray color looks so nicely matched with cool weather sweaters and jackets. I also like that there is a stitch diagram included with the instructions for this cap. I noticed that this pattern came from Yarnspirations. They have a lot of patterns on their site.

I'm making this hat tonight, so I hope it comes out like the picture. I love this popcorn textured hat that is so nice looking. The brim is so different looking, I can't wait to wear it. I also think this pattern is well written and easy to follow. So happy the pattern is here on this page and I don't have to search for it. I printed this one out so it will be on hand. I'll post a picture when it's finished. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful hat crochet pattern.

This is a nice departure from the slouchy beanie which is certainly not the be all end all of hats. Not everyone is a slouchy hat person. Here is a great alternative that is smart looking, has a great popcorn texture, AND will give you a brim to protect your eyes from rain and snowflakes, not to mention the winter sun reflecting on snow. It is a repeating pattern for the body so you can cruise along with that part of the hat.

Caps with brims are the type of headdress I like best. This is one project I want to learn to crochet.

FPDC can be a little tricky to get at first, but once you have it down it makes the prettiest texture. This hat looks like a lot of fun to make. thanks.

I making this for my granddaughter and love this hat. I learned the FPDC and love it. I'm having trouble getting 32 stitches in round 4. Going fron round 3 which has 24 stitches it's not working out for me. What am I doing wrong? Help please!!

I'm having the same problem.

How can I make this hat for a larger head? Like a good couple inches larger. I have tried using a bigger hook, but it ends up looking sloppy, and then doesn't hold its shape.

Has anyone tried to make this with a magic loop beginning. It eliminates the need to initially chain three and join the loop, but I have only done it once when the pattern called for it. I wasn't sure if it would work in any situation similar to this beginning. P.S. I love this pattern. I just saw someone with one in cream. They are so cute!

Where in the pattern does it explain what a dcfp is? without this information I ca't make the hat. I can't understand how come nobody else had a problem with this.

Hi dmtjulia, the dcfp is the double crochet front post. It's worked much the same as a double crochet stitch except that instead of placing your hook under the stitch, you work it around the front post of the stitch. Hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

It means double crochet front post

I loved making this hat. A bit of a challenge at first but worked through it and it came out beautifully. I would like to make it bigger by one inch or two. How many stitches do I add when and where?

I fell in love with this hat when I saw the picture and am planning on starting this project next! What part of the pattern was the hardest for you? Any tips or tricks you can give to others who haven't tried making this pattern before?

Would like to print instructions for ice queen cap. Please provide as to how to do this. Thanks.

http//com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws == .com/WEB-P-CAN-WomensPeakedHat-ENG.pdf can be printed from here )

Here's the UTube for it as well http// == peakedhatFORM=VIRE1view=detailmid=52163B7B1A01B1F6 == D5F052163B7B1A01B1F6D5F0

Here is the pattern from Yarnspirations with a chart! http//com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws == .com/WEB-P-CAN-WomensPeakedHat-ENG.pdf

what does dcfp stand for. Also at start of pattern it says see diagram on page 2. There is no diagram.

dcfp stands for double crochet front post. First time I've seen it abbreviated that way. Normally, it's fpdc, front post double crochet. The diagram is on the yarnspriations website. ! http//com.yarnspirations.pattern-pdfs.s3.amazonaws == .com/WEB-P-CAN-WomensPeakedHat-ENG.pdf

I'm really having a hard time with row 4... Can someone help... I have done the row and ripped it out several times I cannot get the correct number of stitches

My sister in law was diagnosed with cancer this past November. After starting Chemo her hair started to thin. She saw this hat on Facebook and said she would like to have one made for her. I took on the project and ended up crocheting several of them. I sent them to her in the mail telling her to keep what she wanted and take the rest to where she get her Chemo treatments for other cancer patients. I had so much fun making them. I loved how you not only had the written instructions but a diagram map one can follow. I personally had an easier time reading the diagram map. Thank you for the pattern.

Where did you find a diagram? There isn't one that I can find.

It's great to have a 1-skein pattern that calls for 4 weight yarn instead of chunky 5 weight. Thanks.

I just made the ice queen cap and love it! It's an easy pattern to work...I only missed the directions for the last rows (Rep 13th and 14th rnds until work from beg measures 8

For tiersareeves Not sure if you figured it out by now but I was having issues with row 4 as well. I figured out when I DC in the next DC (the 4th step in the rep) I was then also DCFP using the same post I DC'd in. You need to skip that post and move to the next one to start the 1st step in the repetition (DCFP). Hope this makes sense.

I have made three of this so far, in different colors and two different sizes, the pattern is wonderful! The sizing is easy to adjust, and it's a very trendy style. Thanks so much!!

I am having much difficulty. My hat looks like a bowl and yet every row the stitch count is correct. when I got to row 10 I hesitated because now I had two edges. when i got to row 12, I out and out stopped. The 3 fpdc that started a beautiful change in pattern in row 10 appears to be all over the hat in the picture. any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

I love, love, love this pattern! I've made 5 so far! Once I figured out the bobbles go around the single double crochet in the previous row, the next double crochet in the middle of the bobble below, there was no need to count or anything anymore. It worked up quickly and I'm very pleased.

As Wallacjm stated, the pattern is on under Women's Peaked Hat. BUT there is a free downloadable which includes a larger picture AND a drawn pattern so you can see each step. If it doesn't work I'll let you know. -)

Thank you for this helpful feedback!! I downloaded it and it is Soooo helpful!

yeah, I did just fine until the 10th row. I too come out with more stitches than 64. I have pulled that row alone out four times trying to get 16 bubbles and 64 stitches at the end. If one follows the directions precisely, you can't possibly come up with 16 and 64. I will check YouTube as suggested and see if it comes out any better. Oh and I'm not getting bobbles but rather the 3 fpdc lay over on their side so there is a bit of a bobble. Good luck, this one will take some time.

Row 10 is a stickler. I have 16 bubbles and 64 stitches, but since that row, I now have two edges and my hat looks like a bowl with the pretty side on the inside. I stopped working on it to see if anyone can help.

You have the wrong name for this cap. I tried to find it on the internet without luck. I did find on it called a Women's Peaked Cap. If you are having trouble when, I found a video of someone working on this cap step by step. It helped me alot.

I like this hat. Worked up well. It seemed tight at first but yarn stretched and it fits so well. Will be making more.

can you explain row 4 to me? i keep ending up with 49 stitches. when i count according to how i read the pattern it looks like it says to dcfp then dc in space and repeat. that's a lot more than 32 stitches... thanks!!!

can you please explain row 4. a few of us are getting stuck. the stitch count doesn't come out right. i read it to say dcfp around, dc in space and repeat. I'm not getting it somewhere. thanks!

Could I have some help with row 10? I have the 64 sc's in row 9, however, I when I attempt row 10, I end up with extra stitches at the end of row 10. I skip 2 sc's for each 3 dcfp in the dcfp two rows down. Am I doing something wrong, and if I am, what is it?

I have now nearly finished this hat. It does work, I did rip it about 4 times though. For those having trouble, here's what I worked out. Firstly be very careful to do exactly what it says, into which stitch you are working, sometimes it will feel as if you are skipping a stitch, you aren't. The bobble pattern doesn't appear till row 10, so don't worry and do use a bigger hook. I used a 6.5 mm. It is a nice pattern.

The stitches in the photo of the hat look a lot more like popcorn stitch than front post half dbl. Try substituting those to produce a hat that looks more like the one pictured. One popcorn stitch is probably close in size to 2 of the half dbls.

I am having the same problem, don't understand how to make the dcfp, I know that it means double crochet front post, but how do I make it?? Can't get past the first line. Barb

Watch this video, you will know how to dcfp or fpdc. Both are same.

Hi everybody, I have finished one from this pattern. It's so pretty and can fit my head ;) Thank you so much to And I am understand that somebody get trobles, so I would like to help. If you want my help please conversation with me at

Have tried three times to make this, but can't get it to work. Have used dcfp stitch before but it doesn't make bobbles like the picture. Pity, I liked the hat.

I'm glad to see that others are having troubles with this hat. I am not getting this look at all. Help!!!!! I don't want to tear it out again!

I believe there is definitely something missing here. I'm not getting the puffy pattern either. Just a lined pattern. Wish I could see pics of the others who have been successful. Maybe post a YouTube video of how to crochet this hat!

Love the look of the Ice Queen Cap. cannot seem to get past row 3. I come up with 46 stitches in row 4, not 32. So can you help me?

i love to make the hat but i don't understand row 3 1dc in sp between last dcfp and the next dcfp. i don't understand what i need to do there. can any one offer help with this?

Instead of doing the dc in a stitch from the previous row, dc in the gap between the two FPDC. Yarn over, put hook in the gap and pull up loop as normal dc. Hope this helps

Great pattern, worked up very pretty.

hello evelyn. it seems you understand the pattern well. can you help explain row 3 to me? thank you

I am almost through to the brim of this hat, but wondering, who will it fit?? All my stitches are right, that I do know, not too few, not too many, but it is the size of a babies hat...Is there a correction somewhere???

Did you gauge? Are you using the correct weight yarn? You may need to increase your hook size. I crochet really tight, no matter what I try. Therefore, I always end up having to go up a hook size or two.

I have tried several times but cannot get the DCFP's to stand out like pictured. I have followed the pattern precisely and started it over 2 in case I'd overlooked something, but still no luck. I gave up on it.

dcfp means double crochet front post, that means you will be crocheting around the front post of the double crochet

Please help! What does dcfp stand for? double crochet front -----? branchazel

Double crochet front post.

I love the look of this. I just started & have trouble with Row 2 already: 2 dcfp around each dc around. Does this mean the dcfp are on top of each other? I've never done that...Thanks. Marisa Dalan

Row 4 is confusing. Kept getting too many stitches at the end. Finally made it through by randomly doing the stitching. I really want to complete this hat because its so beautifully designed by the looks of the photo. Would enjoy showing the hat off this winter. Please if someone could go over this pattern and clarify any errors. Thanks!

I end up with too many stitches in row 4. I read the instructions to say to dcfp, dc, dcfp and so on. Anyone else have too many?

I've taken out Row 4 over and over and am stumped. I hope someone shares a correction, so I can make this lovely hat.

I studied the pattern and reworked it for at least an hour. Then I realized I was doing a dcfp around my dc post from the row below, which I had just stitched a dc into. It is confusing because the dc and dcfp look so similar. The stitch count finally came out right. Therefore, do a dcfp around first dcfp; do a dc in space between dcfp's; do another dcfp around the dcfp; and do a dc in the next dc, but do not dcfp around that post. Hope this was helpful. I'm still working on the hat and hope it comes out looking like the picture. Kind of getting bogged down at Row 12 now. Taking a break and will come back to it later today.

I'm stuck on row 3. Are the two double-crochets right next to each other or does one fpdc separate them? In other words, I'm not sure where the double crochets go.

I made this for my daughter for Christmas 2013 and she loves it. I found the pattern to be a bit challenging however, I persevered and was glad I did. Great looking hat! Thanks for sharing. :D

I love this hat, its so easy to do and fun. this pattern is by Patons and uses Canadiana yarn, one of my favourites. I would make this hat again next year maybe in lavender colour. I get tons of compliments on it, even from strangers on the bus and train. I followed the pattern but added 1 row of bobbles in the body so the hat would be a bit longer and cover my ears completely. It used exactly 1 skein, as indicated (1 hat about 3 in left in the end!)


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