How to crochet a children's hat

BearThis tasselled hat is a continuous tube of double crochet which, instead of being stitched at the top, is joined with a row of double crochet. Simply add tassels.

Swinging tassels are a fun addition to this simplest of all hats.



  • 2 x 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in colour of your choice
  • 4.50mm hook

To fit age 3–6 months

17 stitches and 20 rounds to 10cm (4in) over dc with 4.50mm hook

ch – chain
cm – centimetres
dc – double crochet
in – inches


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Tasselled hat


Making the hat

Make 64 chain. Without twisting ch, slip stitch into first ch to form a ring. (63 stitches)

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Round 1: Work 1 double crochet in each ch.

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With the right side facing, continue to work in rounds of dc for 19 cm (7 1/2in).
Fasten off but do not break yarn.

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Joining Row: Join with double crochet. With the right side still facing, yarn to the right and holding the top edge closed: 1 ch, *insert hook under both strands of next dc of front and corresponding dc of back, yarn round hook and pull a loop through, yarn round hook again and pull it through two loops to make a dc in the usual way; repeat from * to end. Fasten off.

Darn in ends.

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Fold back the brim.


Wind yarn around a 9cm (3 1/2in) wide piece of card, enclosing a doubled strand at the top. Cut the yarn along the opposite edge.

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Use another strand of yarn to bind the tassel just below the top. Knot the doubled yarn at the head of the tassel and use this to stitch a tassel to each corner of the hat.

Tasselled hat

First Crochet


The content on this page is taken from First Crochet, published by Collins & Brown. 

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Last updated: 10-Jul-2013 at 10:00 AM