Crochet Easy Kids Hat


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over yarnspirations.com. Today we’re going to do the Easy Crochet Hat. This is in two sizes, 4 to 6 years of age and 8 to 12 years of age. I’m gonna be showing you both here on camera because the only difference is that round number five is added in. If you’re going on to the 8 to 12 and if you’re not doing that size you just skip this set of instruction and then you keep on moving. So what you’re going to really pay attention today is the gauge to make sure it happens. It’s a US ‘M’ a 9 mm crochet hook. If you don’t pay attention to that then what happens is your hat will be either too small or too big. So make sure that your gauge is matching in order to get to the size that you would like to go. We’re also going to be using today Bernat Softy Chunky yarn. I have the baby edition that I’m going to be playing with here on camera. I’ve actually got most of the sample already done here in green and I’m going to be finishing that with you on camera. But I’m gonna get you started today and please grab your 9 mm, size ‘M’ crochet hook and let’s begin to play. So let’s work through the set of instructions. We’re going to create a slipknot. This is an easy level project so keep that in mind and you are going to slide that onto your 9 mm, size ‘M’ crochet hook. I want you to chain two so 1 and 2. Once you have two I want you in the very first one so second one from the back it’s the very first chain. I want you to place in eight single crochets into that same one. So let’s count those out together So we have 1, 2 and just keep on placing 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and once you have your eight, if you’re not sure just count it back. You can just count each one. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and the 8th one back which is the very first one is the one that you’ll slip stitch into in order to complete the round. So now let’s move up to round number two. Moving on to round number two you’re gonna chain up one and then each one of these stitches all the way around are each going to get two single crochets. So just place one in and then a second and then keep moving around. So there will be eight groups of two single crochets and all the way around by time you get around. So two singles into each one of the stitches around. I’ll see you at the end of this round. I’m coming up all the way around I have eight groups of two and you can verify that too. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Now the one that reaches over here people think that’s a stitch it’s not it’s part of your first one. So make sure you don’t add in the ninth group of two. So just make sure then you just slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet and then you’re good to go. Let’s move on to round number three. Round number three, gonna chain up one and you’re going to do one single crochet in the first one and then in the next stitch you’re going to place two single crochets in there. So 1 and 2. Okay, so here’s the repeat pattern. The next one is one by itself and then the next one gets two and I want you to repeat that same idea of going all the way around. So the next one is one and then the next one has two in it. Please do that all the way around for round number three. I’m coming around number three the very final one has two single crochets in it and that’s because I’m just following the pattern. So it was one and two and one and two. So the last one will have two in it so that you’ll know that you’re keeping in balance. Please stip stitch uh, slip stitch to the top of the first one. Let’s go on to round number four. Round number four chain up one and in the first two single, single crochets you’re only gonna put in one. So just one by itself and one and the next one will have two in the same one. So 1 and 2. So the repeat pattern for round number four is that the first two will have one each. So one and one and then the next one will have two into the same one. Please do that same pattern going all the way around for round number four. I’m coming now to the end of round number four and I’m just putting two single crochets in the last one because that’s keeping with the repeat pattern and I’m going to join to the top. So here’s the thing. For those that are doing this 4 to 6 years of age you are no longer growing this and you’re going to move up to the next round. So you’re gonna ignore the set of next set of instructions. If you are doing the larger size of 8 to 12 years with me you’ll have to do round number five as I’m about to show. Again for those 4 to 6 you’re not gonna do this next set of instructions. So let’s move on to round number five only for the 8 to 12 years of age. For the 8 to 12 years of age we’re actually only adding in two extra stitches to compensate for the additional growth of a head size. So you’re just going to chain up one and you’re going to put in fifteen single crochets in a row. So let’s count these out. So 1 and keep on moving 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Once you get your 15 the next stitch will have two single crochets in it so 1 and 2. Here’s the thing I don’t need to show you that again. You’re going to put one single crochet in each of them except for the very final stitch you’re only, you’re gonna put two. So just continue around so just one single crochet in each and in the last stitch put two single crochets in there and then you’re ready to move up to the next round for both of the sizes once again. Please do that now I’ll see you at the end of this round. I’m coming up all the way around for the fifth round for the 8 to 12 only and making sure the last one has to single crochets in and then you’re going to join. So the next part we’re going to return back now all sizes. The two sizes are now going to start from this point. So for my 4 to 6 years of age an 8 to 12 year ready to go at this point. So let’s begin our first round. We’re going to establish the Moss Stitching. It’s also called Granite Stitching in order to create this look. So you’re going to chain up one and in the first one right where it’s coming out of is that you’re going to do one single crochet. You’re then going to chain one, skip the next stitch and single crochet in the next and then chain one again, skip the next one, single crochet in the next. I want you to do that idea going all the way around. So chain one, skip one, single crochet in the next. Please do that now I’ll see at the end of this round. I’m coming up all the way around and there is my last one here. I want to chain one and I’m gonna skip the last one and I’m going to just join with the slip stitch to the first single crochet that I had. So essentially now you’ve created the spaces of the chain ones so that you can create this moss stitching or granite stitching for the remaining of this. So there’s going to be two different types of rounds how we start and so we’re going to cover now it next round. This is the first time so whenever you get here and you are just reaching over just like you see here the next uh, um round is gonna start this way. So you’re going to chain two and you are going to skip the first single crochet which is what you’re sitting on top of and you are going to single crochet in the chain one space, then chain one and go to the next chain one space and chain one and go to the next chain one space and please do that all the way around then for the next round in this body of the hat. When you come around all the way in that one you’re gonna chain one and you are gonna go right into the last chain one space before the chain two started and then you are going to then slip stitch around the chain two. Okay, and that keeps everything in balance, it keeps all your spaces available to you. So the next round we are going to then start up and we’re going to chain up one and we’re gonna go immediately into this chain one space that’s right beside it and then continue around. So chain up one and one single crochet all uh, in the next chain one space and please do that all the way around. So just chaining one and one single in each space. So there’s only two ways to start each round. You just gotta pay attention to which way that you’re going to start it. So let’s continue then I’ll see you at the end of this round. When you finish this particular round you’re going to chain up one and then you were going to slip stitch to the first single crochet. So that keeps that chain one space looking available to you. So now we’re going to review back. So we have we have to go back to the first way to start again. So we chain up to one and two and then we come to the next chain one space and start again. So single crochet, chain one, single crochet in the next space, chain one and et cetera. Please do that all again all the way around. When you get all the way back around you’ve just now single crocheted in the last one and then you just slip stitch around the chain two and then that keeps everything back in balance for you again. So once you do that you’re gonna start up the next round so chain up one and then go immediately to the next chain or chain one space right beside it and single crochet and then chain one and so on. So what I want you to do is that we need to grow this a certain amount of distance. So we need to keep growing this out so that it hits a certain amount. So it’s gonna be either 7 1/2″ if it’s this 4 to 6 years of age or it’s gonna be 8″. So you just have to measure out with a tape measure and get to where you need to go in order to have the right size hat. So what I’m going to do is that I’m gonna leave that for you because it’s just repeating those two rounds over and over and over until it’s done and what I’m going to do is that I’m gonna take you to my other sample that I have already completed and I am going to then take you through the remaining of these in order to do the brim and there’s two rounds to do that from that point. Once you get to the height that you need you’re going to start up and you’re gonna fasten off and you’re going to start up some new color yarn and what we’re going to do for the first round is that we are going to just fill in all the spaces. So if it was a chain one space we’re gonna single crochet and if it’s a single crochet, we’re gonna single crochet. So we’re gonna fill in everything. Keep this straggler down on top of the line so that you can get rid of that by hiding it under and just join it with standing single crochet. So it to join this instead of just joining it and chaining one you can do a standing. So just insert in scoop it and then pull through two loops and that’s a standing single crochet and it looks awesome. So that’s just improvisation from the pattern. So then the next stitch you’re just gonna single crochet just burying over top of the two strands and then go to the next chain one space and fill it in and then the next stitch fill it in and et cetera. So please single crochet in each of the stitches and chain one spaces all the way around. So I’m coming to the end of the first round of doing the brim just filling in each one of the stitches with a single crochet and then when you get back to the very beginning so this is the last single crochet you are then going to then join it to the first single crochet that you had. So now we’re going to do what is called is a Reverse Single Crochet and this is also called the Crab Stitch. How to do it you’re gonna chain up one and you’re going to single crochet in the very first one. Okay, you know how to do that. Now you’re going to go into the one behind, So we always advance forward but we’re gonna go in the one behind and just reach in and go in and then just grab the yarn, scoop it underneath and then pull through two and that’s gonna change the look of the stitch. So go to the next one in behind, scoop the yarn and pull it under and then pull through two. So the one in behind, scoop it and pull through and do you see the look it’s now appearing. It’s like really awesome. So just reaching in behind and scoop through this is called the Reverse Single Crochet or a Crab Stitch and I want you to do that all the way for the remaining of this particular brim and this is your very final row. So I’m just coming all the way back around and I’m just still continuing to reverse single crochet and the next one is that so what I want to do is that I want to finish this right here. So I’m not actually joining it with a slip stitch. Watch what I do. I’m going to just trim and I’m going to pull that through. Okay, so you can see it kinda doesn’t look finished and that’s fine because we want to finish it with the tapestry needle to get it to look the very best that I possibly can. So using a tapestry needle I want you to drag that underneath the next set of stitches that are going in the same direction. So continue it along and that will pull that stitch over and make it look like it belongs. You’re going to then insert your needle back in the other direction from which you came and then finally go back in the other direction one more time through a slightly different path to catch some different fibers to get that to being completely in. Once you have that completely in just trim it and you’re good to go. now there is a pom-pom as shown on this particular pattern and I’m going to leave that with you if you’d like to do that you can use a pom-pom maker and these are really really super cute because of the moss stitch. You can see that it does have some flexibility to it as well and this is really quite awesome. So until next time it’s Mikey on behalf of The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over at yarnspiratiobns.com. This here is the Easy Crochet Hat. Please enjoy, we hope to see you again soon. bye, bye 👋

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