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Free Pattern: Making Memories Hat

About the pattern: this is designed to be worn in a few different ways. It can be worn as a cowl with the drawstring untied, as a messy bun beanie with the top left a little open for hair to be pulled through, or as a beanie with the drawstring pulled closed and tied.

The Supplies I Used

The Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Aran. This yarn is very close in color to the Red Heart Super Saver Aran, but so much softer. I really enjoy this line of yarns. There are several wonderful colors too.

The hook: When possible I use Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks (they only go up to a size J….oh how I wish they came bigger!). I highly suggest using these hooks. I am able to crochet 8-10 hours a day with these hooks. I have extreme fatigue in my hands and arms, but these hooks allow the comfort needed to continue crocheting.

Hat of the Month

This pattern is part of the 2024 Scarf and Hat of the Month cal with The Stitchin Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet.

About this ongoing event:
Crocheted scarves, pocket scarves, hooded scarves and cowls make great gifts and they are perfect for donating to people in need in the colder, winter months.

  • Each month in 2024, three brand new hat patterns will be shared as part of The Hat of the Month Club CAL. You can download a Premium PDF copy of the pattern for FREE, but only for the first 24 hours.
  • After this time has expired, each of the Premium Patterns will return to their regular prices in our shops.
  • You will also be able to find a free version of each pattern will be viewable on our websites.

The pattern for my hat is available for free below and you can get the other two hat patterns at the following links:

Making Memories Hat Crochet Pattern

The pattern is available for free below, plus a downloadable, ad free pdf is available from my Ravelry shop.

Materials

  • Yarn: 200 yards ww yarn; Sample yarn – Red Heart With Love Aran
  • Crochet Hook: H (5mm), I (5.5mm)
  • Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Optional: Measuring tape, scissors

Measurements

  • Gauge: 4 inches with I hook = 8.5 clusters and 9.5 rounds
  • Sizes: Child Large, Teen/Adult

Tips

  • The first stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain.
  • Numbers at the beginning of each line may refer to steps and not indicate the number of rows.
  • Stitch count remains the same throughout.
  • If you have any questions about this pattern please contact [email protected].
  • Tie the drawstring to wear as a hat or leave the drawstring loose to wear as a cowl.

Directions for Large Child

Dimensions (measured flat): 8.5” wide x 8-8.5” tall

The beanie is worked from the top of the hat to the bottom. Change colors as desired.

Stitch count remains the same for the entire hat.

This hat begins at the top with a chain and joined to work in the round. You can follow the directions as written or start with a fsc (foundation single crochet) chain if preferred.

1. With an I hook and ww yarn, ch 60, sl st in first ch to join for working in the round, making sure chain is not twisted. (60sts) 

2. Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end of round, sl st to join.

3. Ch 2, dc in same st and in each st to end of round, sl st to join. This round is for the drawstring which will be added later.

4. In this section, the beginning ch 3 counts as a st. Ch 3, dc in same st, sk 1, *2dc in next st, sk 1*, repeat to end of round, sl st between the first two posts of the round to join. 

5. Ch 3, dc before the next post, *2dc between posts of the 2dc from previous round*, repeat to end of round, sl st between the first 2 posts of the round to join. 

Tip: Think of the 2dc in one stitch in the shape of a “V”. The 2dc in the next rounds is worked between the 2dc posts, in the valley of the “V”. 

6. Repeat previous round for nine more rounds.

7. Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc) in the same st, sk 2, *(sc, hdc, dc) in the next st, sk 2*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first sc to join. (20 clusters)

8. Ch 1, TURN,  (sc, hdc, dc) in the same st, sk 2, *(sc, hdc, dc) in the next st, sk 2*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first sc to join.

9. Repeat step 8 three more times or until hat measures the desired length. Note: Make sure to end on the right side of hat. If last desired round is on the wrong side (inside), sl st, ch 1, turn.

10. Ch 1, sc in each st to end of round, sl st to join.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Drawstring: With matching yarn and H hook, create a ch approximately 32” (inches, not chains) long. Finish off and tie a knot in both ends. Weave in and out of the dc round at the top of the hat, *under two posts, over two*, repeat to end of round. Pull through until ends are even.

Directions for Teen/Adult size

Dimensions (measured flat): 9.5-10” x 10” tall

The beanie is worked from top of hat to bottom. Change colors as desired.

This hat begins at the top with a chain and joined to work in the round. You can follow the directions as written or start with a fsc (foundation single crochet) chain if preferred.

1. With an I hook and ww yarn, ch 66, sl st in first ch to join for working in the round, making sure chain is not twisted. (66sts) 

2. Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to end of round, sl st to join.

3. Ch 2, dc in same st and in each st to end of round, sl st to join. This round is for the drawstring which will be added later.

4. In this section, the beginning ch 3 counts as a st. Ch 3, dc in same st, sk 1, *2dc in next st, sk 1*, repeat to end of round, sl st between the first two posts of the round to join. 

5. Ch 3, dc before the next post, *2dc between posts of the 2dc from previous round*, repeat to end of round, sl st between the first 2 posts of the round to join. 

Tip: Think of the 2dc in one stitch in the shape of a “V”. The 2dc in the next rounds is worked between the 2dc posts, in the valley of the “V”. 

6. Repeat previous round for eleven more rounds.

7. Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc) in the same st, sk 2, *(sc, hdc, dc) in the next st, sk 2*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first sc to join. (20 clusters)

8. Ch 1, TURN,  (sc, hdc, dc) in the same st, sk 2, *(sc, hdc, dc) in the next st, sk 2*, repeat to end of round, sl st in first sc to join.

9. Repeat step 8 five more times or until hat measures the desired length. Note: Make sure to end on the right side of hat. If last desired round is on the wrong side (inside), sl st, ch 1, turn.

10. Ch 1, sc in each st to end of round, sl st to join.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Drawstring: With matching yarn and H hook, create a ch approximately 36” (inches, not chains) long. Finish off and tie a knot in both ends. Weave in and out of the dc round at the top of the hat, *under two posts, over two*, repeat to end of round. Pull through until ends are even.

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