Crochet Hat Patterns
There are many stylish crochet hat patterns even though knit hats are slightly stretchy for a better fit. A crochet rib stitch worked vertically along the rim will add a little stretch.
My favorite crochet hat of all the ones I've made is from a pattern in The Weekend Crafter: Crochet: 20 Simple and Stylish Designs to Wear and has a matching crochet scarf.
My hat and matching scarf
It's made of several yarns, including chenille, boucle, and an alpaca and silk blend. The scarf is wide so I wear it draped down to cover me sort of like a vest.
Types of Crochet Hat Patterns
There are several different styles and special needs for hats. Here are some different types of hats:
- Winter Hat
- Use a thick, fuzzy yarn to make a warm winter hat. Certain types of fiber are also warmer than others.
- Chemo Hat
- Crochet is so fast to make that if you have any extra yarn, you really ought to consider making something for those in need, such as a hat for someone going through chemotherapy or hair loss. These hats can be for warmth or just for a stylish appearance.
- The snood is a medieval Scottish fashion that first became widely popular in the Victorian age. It was revived during World War II, and has experienced a couple of brief revivals since then. Basically, it is a lace bag to hold long hair. Snoods can wrap around the entire back of the head like a headband, or they can be tied at the neck like a ponytail.
Which style looks best on you?
Tips for Making Hats
Here's a picture of a little Santa Claus hat I crocheted for my dog. Unfortunately, she decided it would be fun to chew.
My dog enjoyed the hat but not the way I hoped.
The photo of her chewing the hat was featured on the family Christmas card that year!
If you're making anything that could be chewed by a pet or small child, remember to stay away from buttons and sew everything well so it's very sturdy.
Hat Yarn Suggestions
Hats are a great way to use special yarn. Show off your handspun where everyone can see it!
Stick to simple crochet stitches if using a multicolored yarn.
If you want to show off fancy stitching, use a plain solid color yarn.
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