Wear your heart on your head with this easy beginner crochet pattern for Valentine’s Day, or any time of the year.
The hat is worked in joined rounds from the top down. The heart appliqué is crocheted separately and sewn on.
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This free pattern is sized for babies. An ad-free paid version includes sizes for baby, child, teen/adult small and adult medium/large, and includes a crochet symbol diagram for the heart. This pattern uses American crochet terms.
About 90 yards [85 m] of medium weight yarn in a main color and about 10 yards [10 m] in a contrasting color.
Size H-9 [5 mm] crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
CC: contrasting color
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
MC: main color
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
tr: treble crochet
To fit baby
Finished circumference 14 3/4″ [35 cm]; hat fits with negative ease
Rnds 1-2 = 2¾” [7 cm]
13 dc and 7½ rounds = 4″ [10 cm]
With CC, ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, (3 tr, 3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr) in ring, ch 3, slip st in ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, sc in next tr, 3 dc in next tr, hdc in next tr, sc in next 3 dc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next tr, sc in next 3 dc, hdc in next tr, 3 dc in next tr, sc in next tr, ch 3, slip st in next slip st.
With MC, ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with slip st to top of ch-3—12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with slip st to top of ch-3—24 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3—36 dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3—48 dc.
Rnds 5-10 : Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join with slip st to top of ch-3—48 dc.
Next rnd: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with slip st to first sc.
Rep last rnd 3 (4, 4, 5) more times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew heart onto center front of hat, using photo as a guide.