Free Christmas gift crochet hat pattern

Free Christmas gift crochet hat patternWhen I think of an easy DIY Christmas gift for everyone in the family, the first thing that comes to my mind is a cool slouchy beanie. In this tutorial I show you how to make a crochet hat, the easiest and faster Christmas gift!.


Free Christmas gift crochet hat pattern

I found this super cute ball of yarn with a pompom. You know those cute yarn cakes they sell everywhere these days.

You can find many of this type of yarn cakes, Caron have these lovely cupcakes


Free Christmas gift crochet hat pattern

The colours for this one are just calling for a boy’s gift. It is getting more and more difficult to make things for my pre teen! thankfully this slouchy beanie is a thumbs up.

How to make a crochet hat – Pattern

Please note: All my patterns are written using standard American terms.

Size:
One size, fits older children and adults.
Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stich

Materials and notions:

One yarn cake

Hook H (5 mm)

Tapestry needle (for weaving ends and sewing)



Gauge:

9 hdc and 7.5 rows = 2 inches (5 cm)

Hat Pattern:

Pattern note:  the beanie is work in a continuous round, at the end of each round, place a marker and carry on.

Ch4 and join

Round 1: ch2, make 7 more hdc into the ring, (8sts)
Round 2: *make 2hdc in each st all around (16 sts)
Round 3: *make 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in the next repeat from * all around (24 sts)
Round 4: *make 2hdc in next st, make 1hdc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around (32 sts)
Round 5: *make 2hdc in next st, make 1hdc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * all around (40 sts)
Round 6: *make 2hdc in next st, make 1hdc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * all around (48 sts)
Round 7: *make 2hdc in next st, make 1hdc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around (56 sts)
Round 8: *make 2hdc in next st, make 1hdc in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from * all around (64 sts)
Round 9: *make 2hdc in next st, make 1hdc in each of the next 7 sts, repeat from * all around (72 sts)
Round 10: *make 2hdc in next st, make 1hdc in each of the next 8 sts, repeat from * all around (80 sts)
Rounds 11 to 39: *make 1hdc on each st.
Round 30: *make 1sc on each st, sl st to the next st and cut off your yarn. Weave in both ends and sew the pompom in place.

Pattern note: If you want to make the beanie smaller simply emit round 10, if you want to make it larger add an extra round of adding stitches.

Free Christmas gift crochet hat pattern

As you can see from the pictures, you can wear this hat as a beanie or a larger slouchy hat.

Free Christmas gift crochet hat pattern

We have the same head size! 🙂

Free Christmas gift crochet hat pattern

You can find many other crochet patterns on my shop on Ravelry. For more projects on my DIY section

Have a great day!

Luz