The cutest little top hat for your St. Patrick’s Day baby
Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 3-6 mos
Perfect for photos or daycare drop off, this crochet top hat is a St. Patrick’s day essential for your baby.
About this Pattern
If you’re looking for a quick and easy project for your little one this St. Patrick’s day, how about a cute crochet top hat! Working up in less than a couple hours, it’s the perfect way to bring a little fun to your photos or daycare drop offs.
This project is great practice for beginner crocheters to practice pattern reading and finishing skills.
Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need to get started as well as written instructions to complete the St. Patrick’s Day Baby Crochet Top Hat from start to finish.
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- Approx 72 yds; Lion Brand Hometown USA (colorway pictured: Oklahoma city green)
- Any medium weight black yarn; approx 10 yds
- Any medium weight yellow yarn; approx 5 yds
- 6.5 mm crochet hook (hat)
- 5 mm crochet hook (buckle and band)
- Yarn needle
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This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.
- BLO Back Loop Only
- Ch Chain
- Dc Double Crochet
- FLO Front Loop Only
- Sc Single Crochet
- Slst Slip Stitch
- Sts Stitches
15″ circumference; 4.5″ tall
5 sts x 3 rows = 2″ (double crochet)
The top hat shaping is accomplished by working in the back loop only for one round to create the edge of the top hat. Additional shaping is done by hand. The use of a bulky yarn paired with a smaller-than-recommended hook also helps give it the rigidity to hold it’s shape.
Additional Notes: Chain 3 at beginning of round counts as double crochet.
This pattern recommends using the magic ring to start crocheting in the round. Learn how to make a magic ring with our tutorial here.
Round 1: Make a magic ring with 10 dc (include ch 3 in stitch count). (10 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in every st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (20 sts)
Round 3: Ch 3. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 2 dc in last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (30 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1 and sc in same st as ch. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 dc in last st. Join with a slst to the first sc. (40 sts)
Round 5: Ch 3. Working in the BLO for the entire round, 1 dc every st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (40 sts)
Rounds 6-11: Ch 3. 1 dc every st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (40 sts)
Round 12: Ch 3. Working in the FLO for the entire round, 1 dc in next st. *2 dc in next stitch. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 dc in last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (60 sts)
Round 13: Ch 3. 1 dc in next 2 sts. *2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last st. 2 dc last st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (80 sts)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Round 1: Ch 65. Being careful not to twist the chain, join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 3. 1 dc in every ch. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (65 sts)
Round 2: Ch 3. 1 dc in every st. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Round 1: Ch 10. Being careful not to twist the chain, join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring. Ch 1. (4 sc, ch 2, 6 sc, ch 2, 6 sc, ch 2, 6 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) in center of ring. Join with a slst to first sc. Do not fasten off.
Ch 3 (this will act as the “bar” holding the buckle to the band). Lay buckle over band with the ch 3 underneath the band. Join the ch 3 with a slst to the opposite side of the buckle, in any stitch on opposite side. Fasten off.
With a scrap piece of black yarn, sew the band into place with yarn needle. Weave in any remaining ends. Flatten top with your hands if necessary. Finger block the buckle into a rectangular shape.
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