Spring seems to come and go in the blink of an eye, and that’s about how long it will take you to hook up this easy Single Crochet Hat, designed for the fickle weather that defines the season.

Single Crochet Cap | Purl Soho

The simplicity of this handy hat belies its alluring texture and undeniable beauty. And designed from the top-down, you can make your Single Crochet Hat whatever height flatters you best: a trim little beanie, a hat with a devil-may-care slouch, or a classic cuffed style… Whatever will take you seamlessly, happily, through spring!

Single Crochet Cap | Purl Soho

You’ll need just one skein of our beloved Linen Quill, the ultimate mix of fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen, to make a hat for anyone, baby to adult.

Single Crochet Cap | Purl Soho

With beautiful brand new colors, like Crocus Bud and Purple Smoke, and old classics, like Salt + Pepper and Oatmeal Gray, the hardest part of making your Single Crochet Hat will be choosing a color!

Single Crochet Cap | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

  • 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca, and 15% linen. We used the colors Crocus Bud, Purple Smoke, Salt + Pepper, and Oatmeal Gray.
  • Size US C crochet hook
  • A removable stitch marker

NOTE: One skein is enough yarn to make two Baby or Kid Small hats and only one hat in the other sizes.

Gauge

26 single crochets = 4 inches

Size

Baby (Kid Small, Kid Medium, Kid Large/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 14¾ (16½, 18½, 20¼, 22¼, 24) inches
  • Finished Height: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) inches

NOTE: Keep in mind when you choose which size to make that there is not much stretch to these finished hats!

SAMPLES: The four samples shown here are sizes Baby, Kid Small, Kid Medium, and Kid Large/Adult Small.

Pattern

Shape Crown

Round 1: Chain (ch) 1 into an adjustable loop, make 6 single crochets (sc) into the loop, tighten loop. [6 stitches]

Round 2: Make 2 sc into each stitch. [12 stitches]

NOTE: For the rest of the pattern, mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker. Be sure to reposition the marker at the beginning of each round to mark the new first stitch.

Round 3: *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next stitch, repeat from * to end of round. [18 stitches]

Round 4: *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 2 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [24 stitches]

Round 5: *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 3 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [30 stitches]

Round 6: 1 sc into each stitch.

Round 7: *2 sc into next stitch, 1 sc into next 4 stitches, repeat from * to end of round. [36 stitches]

Round 8: 1 sc into each stitch.

Repeat Rounds 7 and 8 ten (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) more times, increasing by one the number of stitches into which you work a single crochet each Round 7. [96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156) stitches]

Continue Even

Make 1 sc into each stitch until piece measures 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) inches from the top of the Crown, or until desired height.

Cut yarn and pull tail through the last stitch.

Weave in the ends and block as desired!

Single Crochet Cap | Purl Soho