Scallop Hat
Free Beginner Crochet Pattern

Scallop Hat is a beginner crochet pattern and can be used as a starter project. It is easy and simple. Many pictures will help you to make the hat easy and fast. You can decorate the hat with any flower (flowers) or crochet appliques - just use my applique or flower patterns and your creativity and imagination. :) The free crochet pattern includes all sizes from preemie and newborn to adult size.

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Recommended yarn: medium worsted weight (weight category #4). I used Red Heart Super Saver.

Recommended crochet hook: J 10 (6.00 mm) or suitable size to obtain the gauge.

The gauge: 13 SC in 4'' (10 cm); 14 rows in 4'' (10 cm).

The stitches and abbreviations used in this Free Crochet Beanie Pattern: CH - chain, SC - single crochet, DC - double crochet, slip stitch.


SC 2 (the # of stitches is AFTER the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in two stitches of the previous row.

2SC (the # of stitches is BEFORE the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in one stitch (increase).




SIZES AVAILABLE:

(If possible, measure the head circumference before you decide what size to make - sizes in the list are approximate)

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Preemie: 11-12 1/2" (28-32 cm) head circumference

Newborn - 3 months: 13-14 1/2 " (33-37 cm) head circumference

3-9 months: 15-16 1/2" (38-42 cm) head circumference

9-18 months: 17 - 18 1/2" (43 - 47 cm) head circumference

2-5 years: 18-19" (46 - 48 cm) head circumference

Child to Teenager: 19-20 1/2" (48 - 52 cm) head circumference

Adult: 21-22" (53-56 cm) head circumference


THE ROUND TOP OF THE CROCHET HAT.

Every crochet hat starts from the top (every knit hat starts from the bottom). It's a flat circle. Do not make a slip stitch at the end of each row and do not make a CH stitch at the beginning of each row, work in spirals instead - you will have no seam. Attach the stitch marker to the end of the first or the second row to indicate it and move the stitch marker up as the work progresses.

CH 3. (make a chain of 3 stitches).

Join the chain in a ring with a slip stitch.

Row #1: SC 6 in the ring (make 6 single crochet stitches in a ring). Total is 6 stitches after completing of this row.

Do not make a slip stitch at the end of the row and do not make at CH stitch at the beginning of the row - work in spirals instead.


Row #2: 2 SC in each stitch. Total = 12 stitches.

Row #3: [SC, 2 SC], repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. This means: make a SC (in the first stitch of the row), then make 2SC in the next following stitch (the second stitch of the row), then make another SC in the next following stitch (the third stitch of the row), 2SC in the fourth stitch of the row and so on for 4 more times. The total = 18 stitches after the completing of this row.

Row #4: [SC 2, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. This means: make a SC in the first stitch of the row, make a SC in the second stitch of the row, make two SCs in the third stitch of the row and repeat this pattern 5 more times. The total = 24 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #5: [SC 3, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 30 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #6: [SC 4, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 tomes around the row. Total = 36 stitches after completing of this row. Preemie size: skip rows 7 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #7: [SC 5, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 42 stitches after completing this row. Newborn - 3 months size: skip Rows 8 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #8: [SC 6, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 48 stitches after completing this row. Size 3-9 months: skip Rows 9 - 12 and go to Row #13

Row #9: [SC 7, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 54 stitches after completing this row. Size 9-18 months: skip Rows 10 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #10: [ SC 8, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 60 stitches after completing this row. Size 2-5 years: skip Rows 11 - 12 and go to Row #13

Row #11: Size Child to Teenager only: [SC 19, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 3 times around the row. Total = 63 stitches after completing this row. Skip Row # 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #12: [SC 9, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row. Total = 66 stitches.



THE SIDES OF THE CROCHET HAT.

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This is where you don't increase the stitches in the row. You make stitch in the stitch of the previous row for the needed number of the rows and the total number of the stitches in unchanged from the row to the row until you reach the needed haight of the hat at the forehead.

Row #13: SC in each SC all around the row.

Preemie size: Make 8 or 9 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

Newborn - 3 months size: Make 10 or 11 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

3-9 months size: Make 12 or 13 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

9-18 months size: Make 13 or 14 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

2-5 years size: Make 14 or 15 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

Child to Teenager size: Make 15-16 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

Adult size:Make 16 or 17 more rows as Row #13, slip stitch at the end of the last row.

The result: the hat is almost ready (beanie). Try it on if possible to ensure the proper fit. Now you need to add the scallops. :)



HOW TO CROCHET SCALLOPS.

Step 1: Make a DC in the second stitch from the hook (skip one stitch).

Step 2: Make another DC in the same stitch.

Step 3: Make another DC in the same stitch.

Step 4: Make one more DC in the same stitch (the total is 4 DC stitches in one stitch of the hat)

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Step 5: Make a slip stitch in the second stitch from the stitch where you've made 4 DC stitches.

Repeat Steps 1-5 for the second scallop.

Two scallops are ready.

Make the scallops all around the eddge of the hat.


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The Scallop Hat is ready! :) Choose the flower from my Crochet Flower Patterns collection to add the final touch.



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