Family of Hats
Make a crochet hat for everyone in the family with this free crochet hat pattern. The Family of Hats includes instructions on how to crochet the same hat for a man, woman, and child. Use a different color yarn for each hat so that you can easily tell them apart. This is a great hat to wear in family portraits and holiday pictures.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- RED HEART® With Love®: 1 (1, 2) skeins. Child (18¼”) 1805 Bluebell or 1303 Aran, Women (19½”) 1909 Holly Berry, Men (21”) 1937 Deep Blues
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8] and 5.5mm [US I-9]
- Yarn needle; optional pompom maker
Gauge: 14 sts =4”(10 cm); 16 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in sc with smaller hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Directions are for child size (6 year-old); changes for women and men are in parentheses.
dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next sc] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
With larger hook ch 64 (68, 74); join with a slip st to first ch, being sure ch is not twisted.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining and in each ch around; join in the back loop of first sc; turn – 64 (68, 74) sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc around; join in the back loop of first sc; turn.
Repeat Round 2 until 5 (5½, 5½)” [12.7 (14, 14) cm] from beginning slightly stretched. Do not turn at the end of last round.
Change to smaller hook.
Next Round (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in both loops of each sc around; join. Do not turn.
Repeat last round until 9 (10, 10)” [22.8 (25, 25) cm] from beginning decreasing 0 (0, 2) sc on last round – 64 (68, 72) sc.
Ch 1, [dec, sc in next 11 (12, 13) sc, dec, sc in next sc] 4 times; join – 56 (60, 64) sc.
Next Round: Ch 1, [dec, sc in next 9 (10, 11) sc, dec, sc in next sc] 4 times; join – 48 (52, 56) sc.
Next Round: Ch 1, [dec, sc in next 7 (8, 9) sc, dec, sc in next sc] 4 times; join – 40 (44, 48) sc.
Next Round: Ch 1, [dec, sc in next 5 (6, 7) sc, dec, sc in next sc] 4 times; join – 32 (36, 40) sc.
Next Round: Ch 1, [dec, sc in next 3 (4, 5) sc, dec, sc in next sc] 4 times; join – 24 (28, 32) sc.
Next Round: Ch 1, [dec, sc in next 1 (2, 3) sc, dec, sc in next sc] 4 times; join – 16 (20, 24) sc.
Women’s and Men’s Size Only-Next Round:
Ch 1, [dec, sc in next (0, 1) sc, dec, sc in next sc] 4 times; join – (12, 16) sc.
Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Fasten off, leaving a long end. Weave end through remaining sts and draw up tightly; fasten securely.
Optional: Make a pompom and fasten to top of hat.
ch = chain; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
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Daughter of Light
Nov 28, 2017
What a perfect pattern to have on hand for a quick warm gift for whomever! This way I won't have to hunt around but can tailor make it from this pattern. I appreciate that you've included the dimensions as well as the age on the child's hat. I'm not too big on pompoms so I'll probably leave that off, but I may look around on here and see what I could substitute...like a flower!
feedsackfanatic 87 51064
Jan 26, 2014
Pattern Question - Shape Top: I'm making the woman's size. First round says: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 12 sc, dec, sc in next sc 4 times; join. I started with 68 sc, and am supposed to end with 60 sc. There are only 4 dec's - which means I should have 46 sc - not 60. Thus the following rounds won't come out right.
Oct 16, 2013
This looks like exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you.
Jan 31, 2013
i've been looking for something like this !
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