Crochet Sweet Heart Hat
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- Bernat Roving, approx 50 yds.
- Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton, approx 50 yds
- 6.5 mm crochet hook
- Darning needle
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Gauge and Sizing
The finished hat should measure approximately 5.5″ from crown to ear, 10″ from crown to pom poms and 14″ circumference. The gauge for this pattern is 5 stitches x 3.5 rows = 2″ square.
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double crochet
- Sc – Single crochet
- Slst – Slip stitch
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
The Sweet Heart hat is crocheted in the round from crown to base. Each of the ear flaps are crocheted separately after the hat is compete and a border is crocheted around the entire brim.
This pattern recommends using the magic ring to start crocheting in the round. If you are new to crochet and have never made the magic ring, check out my video for how to create the magic ring when working with double crochet stitches. If the magic ring is your enemy, don’t worry! I have a video for an alternate magic ring method that works wonders!
I used the 2.5″ Clover Pom Pom maker and Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton in the colors dove and ivory to make each of the pom poms. I recommend using the pom pom makers if you have them available because your poms will come out the same size. If you would like to learn more about the Clover pom pom maker, take a look at my product review video for them. If you do not have a Clover Pom maker, you can make the pom poms by hand. I also have a video on how to make pom poms with only your hands …it’s pretty fun!
The Sweet Heart crochet embellishments were also crocheted using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton dove and ivory. You can substitute any worsted weight (#4) yarn that you have available. You will only need a few yards for both. To learn how to crochet the Sweet Heart Applique, click here for the free written pattern and video tutorial.
Round 1: Create a magic ring (or alternate magic ring method), ch 3 (counts as stitch) and dc 7 more times. Join with a slst to the third chain. (8 stitches)
Round 2: Ch 3. Dc 2 times into every stitch. Join with a slst to the third chain. (16 stitches)
Round 3: Ch 3. Dc 2 times into the next stitch. *Dc once in next stitch and 2 times into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (24 stitches)
Round 4: Ch 3. Dc once into the next stitch. Dc 2 times into the next stitch. *Dc once into the next 2 stitches and 2 times into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (32 stitches)
Round 5: Ch 3. Dc once into the next 2 stitches. Dc 2 times into the next stitch. *Dc once into the next 3 stitches and 2 times into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to the third chain. (40 stitches)
Rounds 6-9: Ch 3. Dc once into every stitch. Join with a slst to the third chain. (40 stitches)
Bind off and weave in your ends.
Row 1: Count over (either direction) 6 stitches from where your hat bind off. Bind on and Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch). Sc in the same stitch as your bind on and into each of the next 8 stitches. (9 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in every stitch from the previous row. (9 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 3: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (8 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 4: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (7 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 5: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (6 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 6: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (5 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 7: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (4 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 8: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (3 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 9: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (2 stitches) Turn your work.
Row 10: Ch 1. Skip the first stitch and sc in every stitch. (1 stitches) Turn your work.
To create the second ear flap, skip 11 stitches and bind on in the 12th stitch. Repeat rows 1-10 for the second ear flap.
Now that your hat is taking shape, we need to crochet a border around the entire hat to finish things off and give it a more polished and professional look. Bind on at the back of the hat (preferably where the bind off is from the hat). Sc in the same stitch as your bind on and once into each of the next 6 stitches. When you reach the ear flap you will need to rotate your hat so you can make a sc in the side of each row. The ear flaps have 10 rows, so you should have 10 sc. Once you have reached the tip of the ear flap, make 3 sc in that stitch and work your way down the other side of the ear flap just as you did before. Continue to sc across the front of the hat and repeat the previous steps when you reach the other ear flap. When you have reached your first stitch, bind off and weave in your ends.
As mentioned in the pattern notes, I used my Sweet Heart Applique pattern for my little hearts. Once I finished crocheting the hearts, I sewed them to the hat using a darning needle and the same color yarn as the hat to conceal the seams.
The pom poms were made using a 2.5″ Clover pom pom maker. To get the multi-colored look that you see on my hat, hold one strand of each color together and wrap them around the arms of your pom maker simultaneously. You can use whichever method you are comfortable with to make your pom poms. I have a helpful tutorial on how to use the Clover Pompom makers here:
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