Simple Winter Hat


Sheri Liegh Adams


This is another really easy idea for beginner crocheters. the 3 stitches used are chain, slip stitch and half double crochet or double crochet. (ch, sl st, hdc or dc).

I figured out this idea when a friend of mine wanted a simple hat to wear for winter. It had to be snug, warm and long enough to cover her ears.

Again, I cannot upload a picture due to camera problems.

Materials List

Crochet hook size J or K.
Two balls or sport weight yarn.


Finished Size

Fits most adult heads.


This depends on the size of hook you use. Usually a larger hook such as 7mm or J/K is a good one. You might get 3-4 hdc/dc per inch and about 3/4 inch to 1 inch for each round.


This works up very quickly, depending on your speed and your level of crochet skill. I can usually make one up in 2 or 3 hours.

The Pattern

With your crochet hook and 2 strands of yarn, chain 4.

Round 1: Double crochet in 4th chain from hook 9 times. Slip stitch to top of beginning chain.

Round 2: Chain 3, double crochet in same stitch. Double crochet in each of the remaining 9 double crochets. Slip stitch to beginning chain 3.

Round 3: Chain 3. Make 2 double crochets in next double crochet. *Double crochet in next dc, 2 dc in next dc.* Work from * to * to the end of the round. Sl st to beginning chain 3.

Round 4: Chain 3. Dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. *Dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc.* Work between *’s to the end of the round. Slip stitch to beginning chain 3.

Round 5: Chain 3. Dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. *Dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc.* Work between *’s until you fininsh the round. Slip Stitch to beginning chain 3.

This is where you can make your own decision.

Dc in each dc around, joining with slip stitch at the end of each round.

I make 10-12 rounds from here, depending on if the person wants a short hat or a longer one to cover their ears in colder weather and can fold up in the warmer weather. Most people prefer the longer ones, so I usually do 12 rounds.

Once you have finished the number of rounds to make the length, fasten off and weave in ends.

***It is totally up to you, but you can decorate the hat for the person with pompoms, tassles, and other decorative ideas suiting each individual taste.

This is a basic pattern. I got the idea when I was making a simple potholder one day. By continuing to crochet in the rounds, it gets longer when you do not add anymore stitches.

Another way you can do this to make it warm, is to use a half double crochet insntead of a double crochet, making the hat more closed. You only need to increase the number of rounds before you start adding the length. This is a very versatile pattern that, again, you can edit to your own liking.

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