How to Crochet A Hat: Adult Size


In today’s tutorial, we have 3 sizes
a hats, and the title of this video’s indicating what size were working with
today. We have the 2 – 4 of age size, we have the 8 – 10 years of
age size, and then we have an adult size right here. These are called the Ridges
Family Crochet Hats. They are quite easy to make, and again the title of this
video’s indicating which one that will be working with today. (music playing) Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well
as Yarnspirations.com. I’m your host Mikey. Today we’re going to work on the Ridges
Family Crochet Hat, this is the adult size version. You’re going to need a 5mm,
size H crochet hook today. If…and you’re also going to need some Caron
one pound yarn. Now a whole ball of Caron one pound yarn will do a total of
6 of these hats. So let’s get on with today’s tutorial. So
let’s look at the pattern quickly together, and you’re going to notice that
all 3 dimensions, or sizes, of these hats are available on one pattern. So
it’s only one page just like so. So you’re going to notice, that each one of
the instructions, are available in a different color, when it comes to doing the instructions
here. So don’t let this confuse you, because not everything that you need to do over
here, applies to every one of the sizes. So the 2 – 4 is represented by this color,
and it says that 1 ball of Caron one pound can do 11 hats, 8 – 10 years
of age can do 8 hats, and then the adult can do 6. So you’re
just matching the colors So when you’re going to do these
instructions, it’s going to say, as we start, and it’s got the 3 digits
there. So you just do the color that is the
size that you want. So say you want to do the 2 – 4 size, and you know that
the 2 – 4 size is this color. So when you go to chain, you just look at
the what color that you want to do. So It’s 54 in the next round, it’s then a 54 again. But you’ll notice
that some instructions have nothing like that in there. So that just means that
you apply these instructions to no matter what size of the pattern that you’re
doing. And when you come back then to round number 3, it says repeat rounds
2 and 3, and then it will say what the numbers are. So 2 times is the
2 – 4, 3 times is the 8 – 10, and 4 times is the adult. So you just got to follow the
instructions, looking for these particular colors in the instructions, in
order to tell you what to do. Another thing about this pattern that
you should be aware of, we’re used to doing hats always from the
top, working our way down to the forehead. This one we’re going to work from the
forehead, going all the way to the top of the hat. Now what you’re going to notice in this
particular one, is that…and it’s just… It might just be me, but it could be you
as well, is that I love working on hats, because you can get like half way
down, and then it slows down and then you can get to your final step. This one here it starts off slow, in the
sense of…of crocheting, but as you work your way up, it gets
faster and faster and faster, as you make your way to the top of the hat. So it’s a
bit backwards in the sense of timing. So you’re going to invest more time
right up at the front of the…of the project, and then as you get halfway
through, it’s going to get faster and faster. So if you look at it from that
perspective, because I know you’re going to start, and you’re going to say “Man, this
hat’s taking forever !”. But it does speed up as you get closer to the top, and just be
aware of that. So let’s start on the adult size hat.
Now the adult size hat has 64 chains in it, but I want to show you a trick on being
able to do this, without twisting up your chain. So I’m going to crochet 10 chains to
start, and I need a total of 64 for this. So let me show you the first 10. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Now what I want you to do, is carefully
just slide this off your hook, and insert the first chain onto the hook, push it all the way back to the end. OK ?
In my case right there. And don’t go all the way to the end end, but just hold it out
of the way, and insert your hook back into that loop. So what I want you to do, is I’m going to
do another 10 here, and I’m just going to show you what I’m doing – is that I’m
ignoring this first one over here, right where I’m pointing. So 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 So I want to go all the way to 64, but if
you leave this on the very first point, then you can chain your 64 on here, When
you’re done, you can just simply pull through, and your chain will not be
twisted up. It’s actually kind of a neat thing. I learned this on the crochet
cruise. So please chain all the way to 64. I now have my 64 on the hook here, and
all I’m just going to do, is that I’m going to just yarn over and pull through both,
and that completes off this. So this chain should not be all twisted
up, but we’re going to start round numb… round number 1, and we’re going to
chain up 1. And I want you to put in a single crochet in each of the chains
going across. So only do 1 strand of the chain, and just do 1 single
crochet in each one all the way around. I’ll meet you at the end of this round, where
I’ll show you, just to make sure you don’t twist up your work at this
point, and I’ll meet you back there… there in just a moment. So I’m coming up all the way around. I
want to make sure that this is not twisted up in any weird configuration. So
I’m just looking to where the top is here, and I’m following it around, and I
can see that it is not twisted. OK ? So just look at it here. So I got 1
more to go to, just single crochet and then join it to the beginning single crochet,
it’s to the top of one right there. OK. So you can see it’s not twisted at
all, and it’s a great thing. So if it is twisting on you, just make sure you
untwist it before you go any further in this particular pattern. So let’s move up to rows number 2 and 3.
So 2 and 3 are going to be repeating after we get this one set done. So let’s do
row number on…errr 2 first. So we’re going to chain up 2. And we’re going to do back loops
half double crochets. So if you’re new to crochet, each 1 of the strands
represents 2 strings. The 1st strand…string is the front
loop, and the 2nd string is the back loop. Together they’re made up…they’re called
the stitch. So what you need to do is that now that we chained up, we want to wrap the hook, and going into
the back loop only. OK ? Of the same stitch, and just half double crochet. So in this
particular pattern, the chain 2 never counts as any stitch, it’s more of a
builder. So don’t accidentally count that as a
stitch. So just cont…continue, just a half double crochet in the back loops,
all the way around for round number 2. OK ? So half double crochet back loops, all
the way around for number 2, and I’ll meet you back here in just a moment. So I’m coming all the way back around
for round number 2, it’s just a half double crochet in each. If you think that
there’s 2 stitches left at this point, you are wrong. So just be aware of this.
So this one here leans into this one here, so it’s part of that. So just don’t confuse this final, and thinking
that there’s more stitches then there is. OK ? So you…a lot of people think that
this is a stitch, but it’s not. So we’re going to just join it to the beginning
half double crochet. So that was round number 2. Remember how to do that, because
you’re going to need to do that several more times, coming up future, in this tutorial. So
round number 3 is very, very simple. So we’re just going to chain 1, and
starting in the same one, right underneath, and in every stitch all the
way around is just a single crochet. So that’s going to complete off round
number 3, of just single crochet. When I come back I’m going to show you where
I made a mistake on the prototype, when I was learning how to do this particular
hat. I want to show you where I went wrong in
the pattern, because you may do the same thing. And I’m going to get you on the
right track. Plus then get you to do the rest of the repeats that you need to do
of rounds 2 and 3, in order to meet me back up, so that we can start
decreasing it for the crown for the top of the hat. So let’s get me past this
part of the tutorial, and I’ll meet you back here in just a moment. So as I come back all the way around, it’s
just single crochets into each, and then I just join it to the beginning single
crochet. So that was round number 3. So let me take you to the pattern, and
show you what to do next, because we need to do this round several more times, in
order to complete. So I’ll see you with the pattern in just a moment. So in today’s pattern, you’re going to
notice that they’re having ridges effect, and when I look at the other ones that I
had done already. So you’re going to notice that there is
a ridging line look to it. Now on the original prototype,
what I did, is that I accidentally screwed up, and what I’m about to show you now, and
that I had 1 of the ridges, that it looked like it was too far apart from
each other. And it was right where I’m about to show you on the pattern. So you can see that each one of these
ridges looks, is equal all the way to the very top of the hat. So what is…what this
is happening is on the pattern, is that we’re now on round…we’re just past
round number 3, and it says repeats round a 2nd and 3rd, and it’s in
green of the adults size 4 more times. And then it says repeat round 2 once more. Now this is what i did on the
prototype. I never saw this repeat 2. I don’t know
what I was looking at, probably nothing ! So I completely missed that. So it throws
those alignments out if you’re doing that, so you end up 2 single crochet
lines in a row, which makes it wrong. So what I did it on a piece of paper, is
that I got to repeat this 4 more times. So I’ve written 2 and 3, 2 and 3,
2 and 3, 2 and 3. That’s 4 times, and then I just said
plus 2, which is the round number 2. So what I want you to do, is that I want you
to repeat rounds 2 and 3, 4 more times, and then do round number 2
once more, and then we’re going to start doing the…the crown. So let me just get you started on that,
and I’ll see you back here in just a moment. So in repeating rounds 2 and 3,
remember that we started off with chaining of 2 does not count as a
stitch. You’re going to just half double crochet into each stitch, going all the
way around, and then around number 3, you’re just going to do single crochets
all the way around. So please repeat rounds 2 and 3, 4 more times, and
then come back and do this round, which is round number 2 once more. And then
meet me back here in just a moment, where I’m going to take you through the
decreasing of the crown. I’ve done my repeats now, of
rounds 2 and 3. Continuing along, until I got to what I
needed to do, like the repeating of 4 times. And then what I have here, is
that I finished on round number 2, and now I’m ready for the crown. But let me show you what’s going on with
the crown here at this point. So here is the pattern here, and I want
to show you something that you may think is an error, but it’s not. So it says
shape the crown, we’re going to start here, and we’re going to just concentrate
on the green numbers, where it’s suggesting to. And you’ll notice that round 2 and
alternative rounds, it’s kind of a weird name isn’t it ? But if you look up here, it says round
3, but where’ s 4 ? And then where’s 6 ? And then where’s 8 ? So this one here,
rounds 2 and alternative rounds, is that every time that there’s one missing – so
number 4, 6 and 8 – is this instruction here. So instead of the
designer typing this out many times, she’s just telling you to come back here
and do it. So we’re going to do this. What you’re
also going to notice, is that whenever we do the decrease on this particular
pattern, it’s always going to be in the single
crochet line. OK ? Up until round number 10. So every time we’re in these ones here,
and that’s why it’s giving you those specific instructions here, and then
basically number 2, it’s just 1 half double crochet in the
back loops around in each stitch. So there’s nothing fancy going on in this
one. So all the decreasing is going on in the
single crochet lines, in order to make it really quite easier for you. So let’s begin to go round
number 1 of shaping the crown. So shaping the crown, we’re going to chain
up 1. And it says to that we’re going to put 1 single crochet in each of the
next 6. So just in the 1st one. So just 1…2…3…4…5…and 6 So what’s going to happen now, is that
the next 2 are going to be together. So we just insert into the next stitch, pull
through. Insert into the next stitch, pull through.
You have 3 loops on your hook, just pull through all 3. So that just
made 2 stitches into 1. So the repeat pattern for number 1
round, is 6 stitches in a row. So 1… 2…3…4…5…and 6. And then the
next 2 are together. So just pull through, pull through, pull
through all 3. Please do that for the remainder of round number 1. Coming up
to the end of round number 1, the final 2 stitches are 2 together, and that’s
just keeping a count, and then I just join it to the top of the beginning
single crochet. So if you did not have that, and you were left with 1 stitch
instead of 2 when you had to do that, I would have just single crocheted. Right
now, it’s about keeping in balance, so if you have to fake it or make it, that’s where
you would have done it, is right here. Let’s move along to round number 2. Round
number 2 is an alternative round as well. So it’s just chain up 2, and then
half double crochet into each stitch, going all the way around. So this is
round number 2, and we’re going to be doing this round several times, before
we get to the end of this project. So just single crochet in each stitch, going
all the way around, I’ll meet you at the end of this revolution. So I’m coming up all the way around on
round number 2. Joining it to the top of the first half
double crochet. So you’re going to notice it’s going to get smaller and smaller, on
the top end here. Let’s move along to round number 3.
In round number 3, we’re going to chain up 1. And we’re going to do another
decreasing round. So we have single crochet 5 in a row this time.
So 1…2…3… 4…and 5, and then just the next
2 are together. So for round number 3, it’s 5. So
it’s 1…2…3…4…and 5, and the next 2 are together. Please do that all the way around. Coming
up all the way around on round number 3. What we have here, is that the final is
2 together, and then just join it to the top of the beginning single crochet. Let’s begin round number 4. Round
number 4 is an alternative round. So it is just 1 half double crochet into
each. So you chain up 2, and then do 1 half double crochet in each back loop,
going all the way around. That’s round number 4. We’ll see you at the end of this round.
Coming up all the way around on round number 4, we’re going to move on to round number
5. So let’s just join it to the top of the beginning half double crochet. OK. So round number 5, we’re going to
do a decrease again. So we’re going to chain up 1, and this
time it’s in the 4. So there’s going to be 4 single
crochets in a row, and then 2 together. OK ? So these next 2 become together, and
then do 4 again. So 1…2…3…and 4, and the next 2 are together. Please do that for
round number 5 all the way around. So the final 2 coming together, and round
number 5 is going to be together. OK ? So let’s move on, and we’re going to
do an alternative round now, for round number 6. Chain up 2, and it’s just half
double crochets once again, all the way around. So please do that for round
number 6, and half double crochets in back loops, all the way around. Coming up all the way around, on round
number 6, is just half double crochets in the back loops. This just join it to
the beginning half double crochet. Let’s move along to round number 7.
Number 7 is also a decrease round. We’re going to chain up 1 and number 7, we’re
going to do 3 half double crochets in a row. So 1…2…and 3. And then
the next 2 are together. OK ? So it’s 1…2…and 3, and the
next 2 are together. So please do that all the way around.
Coming up all the way back around, and the last one is 2 together, and join with
the single crochet, and that was round number 7. We’re now going to just do the final
alternative round, which is round number 2 again. So chain up 2, and then
half double crochet in the back loop of each one of the stitches, going all the
way round. So this is round number 8. And when we come back, then we’re
going to then really barrel our way to finishing the rest of this hat, really
quite quickly. So let’s just do this, half double
crochet in the back loops all the way around. Finishing up round number 8. Just join it to the beginning half
double crochet. So 9, 10 and 11 are going to all be decreasing rounds. You can
see we still have a small hole at the top, and now let’s begin
round number 9. So round number 9, what we’re going
to do, is that we’re going to chain up 1, and then it’s half doub… sorry…single crochet in the next 2, and
then the next 2 are together. OK ? So this round for number 9, is the
next 2 are by themselves, and then the next 2 are together. So please do that
same thing, going all the way around this hat. Finishing up round number 9, the
last 2 are 2 together, and let’s move along. Join it, and then move along to round
number 10. So round number 10, we’re going to do half double crochet
decreases. So we’re going to start off, and we’re going to chain 2, and we’re going
to half double crochet into the 1st one, into the back loops. OK ? And now the next 2 are going to be
2 together for the back loop, of half double crochet. How you do that, is wrap
the hook, going into the back loop only of the next
stitch, pull through, and hold that on your hook. The next one is in the next stitch. So wrap,
going into the next back loop, pull it through. You have 5 loops on your hook, pull
through all 5 loops, and that’s 2 together for half double crochet. So the
repeat pattern on this one, is the next one is a half double crochet, and
then the next 2 are together. So wrap, into the back loop, pull through,
wrap, going into the next stitch for the back loop, pull through. You now have 5 loops on the hook. Pull through all 5. Please do that
same thing going all the way around. This is round number 10. The final in round
number 10, is 2 half double crochets together. OK pull through all 5 loops,
and then just join it to the 1st half double crochet. So round number 11 is the
final. You can see we still have a small hole, and then we have to sew the
remaining closed shut. So round number 11, is really quite easy. We’re going to chain
up 1, and we’re going to put the 2 together. So just come right in, and put
two of the next stitches together, for single crochets, and work along, and
then put 2 together all the way around. OK ? So just going into every stitch, and
just pull the next stitch together with it. So do that for this one, this is called 2
together for a single crochet, all the way around. So I’m coming up near the end,
the last 2 are together, and then just join it to the beginning 2 together,
that you started with. So what I want you to do. So now we’ve joined…
we still have a hole to finish off. And what I need you to do, is cut that string
about 12 inches long, and pull the remaining string through that loop. And
what we’re going to do, is we’re going to grab a darning needle, and finish off the
top here, and close it in. So how we’re going to do that, is just
put the yarn through the needle, and we’re going to go around the top of the
perimeter. OK ? So you see that you still got a hole ?
So I want you to just like whip stitch, just going in and out of the stitches of the
remaining. I pull it tight at the end. once I’ve
gone all the way around, just to make sure it’s…it’s just easier to
see them all, when it’s in relaxed format, plus I enjoy pulling it together anyway !
So I’m continuing along, just want to close it off, and then I go back through
the… the first one, just to make sure…that I
did get all the way around. Just got one more to go. OK. So now that
I’ve done that, so I’m just going to hold it. OK. And it’s going to just pull
everything shut, right at the top. And now I’m going to take the needle, just go
across, diagonally across. Just watch yourself, don’t stab yourself ! And I just want to gap capture into the
fibers. So just across, and then I want to go diagonally across as well. So you
don’t want any… really, you just got to watch this. You
don’t want any weird things going on at the top. So now that I’ve done that, I’m going to
just open this up, and I’m going to stick the needle down through the middle. I don’t want to prick myself in the other
side, and let’s turn this hat inside out, and pull it through. So I want to tie this shut, just around
some fibers at the top, and once I’m satisfied with it, I can trim it. But
we’re not quite done yet. We just got to do that first string that
we started off with, at the brim. OK. So that’s nice and tight. So now
coming back to the brim. What I started with, I want to put this
strand on the needle. Now you don’t want any loose ends hanging out,
especially on a brim. So what you want to just do, is that you
want to glide it through underneath, for about an inch. OK ? And then just turn around, and go
back in the other direction, for about an inch. Just go through some different
fibers, so it…it’s in a different path. And then just one more time across. So if
you do it 3 times in a row, that this will never fall out, because your project
can never stretch in 3 different directions at one time. So then you can safely just cut it right
down. So now you can just put it back to the way it should be, and now you can just shape it. You might
notice that it’s quite pointy, because you’ve just crocheted it. OK ? So like this. So you’re just going to
shape things, stretch things out, and there is your adult size version of this
hat. And this is the Family Ridges Hat. So til next time, I’m Mikey, on behalf of
The Crochet Crowd as well as Yarnspirations.com. Have a great day.
I’ll see you again real soon ! Bye bye ! (music playing)

28 thoughts on “How to Crochet A Hat: Adult Size

  • that's an awesome tip. No matter how hard I try I never could get my chains straight. Thanks so much for the tip.

  • Hello Mikey! I made this hat. It was really simple to do, but I had a few issues. The hat was a wee bit too small in circumference, and my seam ended up going in a horrible slant. I thought that I was joining each round in the same spot, but I guess not. As they say, "Practice makes perfect", so I will try again. Thanks again for the tutorial.

  • This is a great tutorial. I did notice that at 12:59 it starts off as a half double crochet but he says to do single crochet.Note if following along with the written pattern you do the half double crochet for this round. At 15:40 says to do half double crochet but actually does single crochet. Note if following the written pattern you do the single crochet for this round. Over all a great tutorial as always Mikey is awesome.

  • Thank you for all that you do! I can't imagine how many hours you spend at the camera doing these wonderful video's for us who need the visual instruction as well as written. I made this in a few hours (of course I had to frog a bit – but not bad)!!

  • Working on one now for the husband, but gonna have to finish tmro night. Other than using black yarn which makes it very hard to see the stitches I love this pattern and it's the easiest hat so far that I have watched or made yet. Thank you!

  • Finished the hat just now. It seems a little short and doesn't cover my ears so on my next one i will try adding some more height to it. I feel like I did the youth one. I also have to work on my tension bcuz the rim is a bit tight but other than those I really enjoyed crocheting this pattern and I followed along perfect with you. Thank you. Now to see if you have a tutorial for some easy slipper socks.🙄

  • Thank you so much for sharing!!! not only do you make projects look easy, you explain everything so well that it IS easy. Keep being Awesome!!!

  • great video, actually all your videos are great. mu question is how do i make a folded up beanie? do i just add more rows to make it longer?

  • Ok so I have a question, the chain 64 for the adult size wont fit around my head, and I have an average size head (I am a female). How am I getting this wrong? I am using a #4 yarn and size 5 hook. Thank You.

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