PROJECT #032: COWBOY HAT | FREE CROCHET PATTERN
SO many of you have asked for it since my Cowboy Boots post, so here it is – the Cowboy Hat pattern!
Personally, this type of hat is so far from my usual style of work and I wouldn’t normally make anything like it, but a few years ago when I had just learned to crochet and started making baby clothes for my friends, I got the odd request for things like this. So when somebody asked for a set of cowboy boots and a hat for their baby’s photo shoot, I went ahead and made it, took a photo, and posted it on Deviant Art (where I shared most of my work at the time), thinking nobody else would like it. That’s when I got my first and only Daily Deviation ever!
Since it was so popular, I decided to use the boots for one of the first crochet patterns I posted when I started this website. That’s when the requests stared coming in for the “cowboy hat pattern too, please”. I honestly never wanted to make another hat like it ever again and to let you in on a secret, when I made the hat for this tutorial I did not tie my yarn off at the end, nor did I cut it or weave in the loose ends. In fact, immediately after finishing, I frogged the whole thing to use the yarn for a different project! Interestingly, I had a similar feeling about Winchesterton The Third, who was also a custom order that I wasn’t particularly wild about- the techniques were super fun to play with but I thought nobody would really be interested in this little doggo – yet it’s turned out to be my most popular pattern to date!
As much as I didn’t love the designs themselves, I loved that they brought joy to my beautiful customers, and I was happy to know they were getting exactly what they wanted. So cheers to our differences in taste. This pattern is a favour from me to you, to say thanks for popping in, and thanks for letting me know what you want to see here! If this design is up your alley, do enjoy it while I trot off to make some fantastical wee beasts!
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED
Crochet hook: 3mm
Yarn sewing needle/ Tapestry needle
Written in US terminology
Size: 3-6 months.
Necessary Skills: The magic ring, and the crochet stitches listed below in abbreviations.
Yarn Weight: Double Knit (Light Worsted / 8ply/ 11wpi).
Yardage: +/- 60 grams.
Gauge: 16 DC x 9 Rows will make a 10 x 9.5 cm swatch.
- R = Row
- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- SS = Slip stitch
- DC = Double crochet
- *…* = Section to be repeated
R1: Ch2. 12 DC in magic ring. Join with a SS. (12)
R2: Ch2. 2DC in each st around. Join with a SS. (24)
R3: Ch2. DC in 1st st. *2DC in next st. DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (36)
R4: Ch2. DC in 1st st. *2DC in next st. DC in next 2 sts.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (48)
R5: Ch2. *DC in 11 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (52)
R6: Ch2. *DC in 12 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (56)
R7: Ch2. *DC in 13 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (60)
R8: Ch2. *DC in 14 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (64)
R9-16: Ch2. DC in each st around. (64)
R17: Ch2. Work into front loop only for this round. *DC in 7 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (72)
R18: Ch2. *DC in 8 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (80)
R19: Ch2. *DC in 9 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (88)
R20: Ch2. *DC in 10 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. (96)
R21: Ch2. *DC in 11 sts. 2DC in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS. Tie off and weave in loose ends. (104)
Lay the hat flat with your joining seam running down one side. It will look like a little sunhat at this point.
At the bottom edge of Row 4, make a fold to push the top point of the hat down inside the hat. On either side of the hat, the crease should end at the edge or Row 7.
Lay your hat flat again and flip the brim up in the middle. Pull it down on either side of the hat.
Now gently open the hat up, flatten the brim at the front and back of the head, and you’re done!
Tip: To help retain the shape, it’s a good idea to starch the hat.
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