This cute crochet football hat is made with medium worsted yarn and cute for any child to wear!
white and brown yarn G Hook,Yarn needle
Abbreviations: dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain hdc=half double crochet 2sctog=2 single crochet together decrease
Made this for a toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =G hook
How to Crochet a Double Crochet Hat Video:
rnd 1: Work 11 dc in a Magic Circle, sl st on top of the chain 3. -11 dc
Video on a Double Crochet Magic Circle:
rnd 2. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in same st. as joining, 2dc in each dc around. join with sl st on top of chain 3. -22 dc
rnd 3. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), *2dc in next dc, dc in the next dc, Repeat from *around, join with sl st. -33 dc
rnd 4. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc, *dc in the next two dc, 2dc in the next dc, Repeat from *around, join with sl st. -44 dc
rnd 5. Switch to white yarn with a slip stitch, ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the 2 next two dc, 2dc in the next dc, *dc in the next 3 dc, 2dc in the next dc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st. -55 dc
rnd 6. Switch back to brown yarn with a slip stitch, *ch 3, dc in each st around, join sl st., *Repeat. continue until the hat reaches 6 inches long, sl st. Switch back to white yarn with a slip stitch, ch 3, dc in each stitch around once. sl st. Switch back to brown yarn, ch 3, dc in each stitch around once. fasten off. (if this is a smaller size the length will be shorter, look above for sizes and what hook to use.)
Dash lines, with a yarn needle, make a 3 inch vertical line, then make 3, 2 inch horizontal lines across the vertical line.
Ear flaps: If you would like to add ear flaps
G hook, brown yarn
1st ear flap, you can slip stitch onto the side of the hat with your brown yarn, begin the dc stitches, (like to have the seam in the back of the hat, so I do the ear flap on the side of the hat)
2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in dc directly across from the last dc from the other ear flap. follow the directions below for both ear flaps.
Row 1. ch 2, dc in the next 11 dc stitches, turn. -11 sts
Row 2. ch 2, dc2tog. dc in the next 6 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -9
Row 3. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st., turn. -7
Row 4. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -5
Row 5. ch 2, dc2tog twice, dc in last st. cut yarn and pull through -3
The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, H hook, use brown and white yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn.